Patent Number: 8,823,497

Title: Secure data card with passive RFID chip and biometric sensor

Abstract: Biometric authorization is provided for a passive secure data card. An additional layer of security may be provided in the form of a biometric password. Session timing may be enforced to limit opportunities of third parties to snoop transmitted information while providing ample time to complete the card transaction. Biometric retries may be enforced to limit opportunities of third parties to hack the biometric security.

Inventors: Hutzler; Richard (Tucson, AZ), Nguyen; Steve Ngoc (Pflugerville, TX), Smith, IV; Nelson Jay (Tucson, AZ), Zimmerman; Thomas Guthrie (San Jose, CA)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: H04Q 5/22 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/02/12018