Patent Number: 7,765,231

Title: System and method for accessing electronic data via an image search engine

Abstract: An apparatus, including a receiver for receiving information regarding an image of a person of interest obtained with an image capture device. The apparatus includes a database to store information regarding a plurality of images and persons; a processor for processing the image and comparing it to a plurality of images to determine whether the image matches an image of a person. If there is a match, then the processor generates a message. The apparatus also includes a transmitter for transmitting the message to the person of interest, where the message contains a request for permission to provide access to information regarding the person of interest to the requesting user. The apparatus receives a response to the request and determines whether the response indicates that permission has been granted and, if permission is granted, then the apparatus transmits information regarding the person of interest to the image capture device.

Inventors: Rathus; Spencer A. (New York, NY), Bondarik; Hanna (Highland Park, NJ)


International Classification: G06F 7/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 7/27/12018