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Registers October listing of patent apps 10/07Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 10/25/2007 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing of patent apps
20070246523 - Metered mail and online postage tracking: A system and method for providing passive tracking of delivery items using a unique identifier, such as a metered mark with a two dimensional barcode. The customer may access a database that is updated with status information.... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, L.L.P.
20070246525 - Automated banking machine system and method: A card actuated automated banking machine (152, 198, 200) includes a plurality of transaction function devices. The transaction function devices include a card reader (170), a printer (174), a bill dispenser (176), a coin dispenser (178), a display (182), a check imaging device (186) and at least one processor (190).... Agent: Ralph E. Jocke Walker & Jocke Lpa
20070246524 - Cash dispensing automated banking machine with leveling legs: A cash dispensing automated banking machine, such as an ATM, has leveling legs. The legs are also used to fasten the ATM to a shipping pallet. Each leg has a support foot and an opposite free end. The free end is inserted through an opening in an intermediate shipping plate.... Agent: Ralph E. Jocke Walker & Jocke Lpa
20070246526 - Apparatus and method for production of transaction cards: A method for producing transaction cards corresponding to an account of a customer and bearing an image defined by said customer comprises associating an optically-read-able identifier with a customer-defined image to be applied to the transaction card. The optical identifier can be read to reconcile it with a corresponding identifier... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20070246529 - Smart card with touchpad: The invention relates to a self-powered card of standardized format including keys (201) placed on at least one zone not allocated by the standardized format, a functional module (203) and an activation module (202) designed to activate the functional module (203) when a correct code is entered by means of... Agent: Ratnerprestia
20070246527 - Stored value card with fraud protection wrapping: A secure and confidential card display package and a method of manufacturing the same. The secure and confidential card display package includes a card carrier, a stored value card, and a clear plastic wrapping. The card carrier is constructed of a laminated sheet of material and has a first peg... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP
20070246528 - System and method for authorizing electronic payment transactions: A transaction authorization system comprises an authorization engine (22) configured to perform an analysis in relation to a received request for authorization of an electronic payment transaction and determine an authorization output based on the analysis, wherein the analysis includes application of one or more checking rules of the if-then... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20070246530 - System of settlement transaction and method: In a settlement transaction system or settlement transaction method using the system, the system includes a content providing server conducting a digital broadcast, for example, for a CS broadcast, a BS broadcast, a CATV, or a broadcast using ground waves; a settlement server to execute settlement transaction or settlement transaction,... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20070246531 - Method and apparatus for low cost concurrent provision of gaming machine token redemption and atm services: A method and apparatus for concurrently providing automatic teller machine (ATM) and gaming machine token redemption services is disclosed. In one embodiment, the apparatus comprises a token redemption surface having a token redemption user interface including a token acceptor for accepting tokens representing gaming machine redemption values, an ATM surface,... Agent: Gates & Cooper LLP Howard Hughes Center
20070246532 - Method of printing, distributing and placing price information: A method of printing price information tags and signs includes providing a digital press, a data management system with computer hardware connected for internet access, a database of stored/archived information, and a supply of sheets having a suitable stiffness and surface quality for use as price information tags and signs.... Agent: Price Heneveld Cooper Dewitt & Litton, LLP
20070246533 - Point of sale transaction system: A point of sale document transaction system (“POSDTS”) provides a wholly contained system for authenticating users and payment methods for the authorization and charging of document output via industry standard methods of Electronic Funds Transfer. The POSDTS provides self service payment and collection at an output device without need for... Agent: Harris Beach PLLC
20070246534 - Confidential electronic election system: A system is provided for improved elections which may separate the identity of the voter from the content of the vote she casts. The system may be implemented using electronic or other communication methods. Separate entities may be used to implement the system, with one entity acting as a member... Agent: Kolisch Hartwell, P.C.
20070246535 - Card discriminating system and method of the same: The invention discloses a card discriminating system used for identifying whether a card is authentic or not. The card has a surface, and N sensing marks are formed on the surface of the card. The card discriminating system includes a position-based pulse generation module, at least one sensor, and a... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20070246536 - Smartcard reading/writing device, manufacturing method thereof and method for contacting a smartcard: A smartcard reading/writing device having a main body with an aperture and a stationary ramp, a sliding contact housing connected to the main body, and a resilient contact disposed the sliding contact housing, wherein upon introduction of a smartcard into the main body, the sliding contact housing is moved along... Agent: Barley Snyder, LLC
20070246537 - Scanners, scan modules and scanning methods thereof: Scan modules are provided. A scan module includes a carrier, a first lens fixed to the carrier, a second lens movably connected to the carrier, and an optical sensor fixed to the carrier. The first lens detects light from a scan area through the first lens to the optical sensor... Agent: Quintero Law Office, PC
20070246538 - Method and apparatus for bar code data interchange: A new method and system for bar code data interchange includes a bar code scanner, such as a high scan rate LED scanner, and reads bar coded information from a video display. This bar coded information is scanned from the video display into a host device. The bar coded information... Agent: Mckee, Voorhees & Sease, P.L.C
20070246539 - Data processing in an electric pen: In an information management system for handling digital position data recorded by an electronic pen, the pen is controlled to convert recordings of a first code on a product to position data in a coordinate system, to convert recordings of a second code to input data, and to process the... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20070246540 - Resisting condensation formation in electro-optical readers: A heater is provided in a cordless reader, or in a cradle, for heating the reader simultaneously with charging a battery pack on the reader, to resist the formation of condensation in the reader, or fogging or frosting of a protective window of the reader.... Agent: Kirschstein, Ottinger, Israel & Schiffmiller, P.C.
20070246542 - Document element repair: A barcode or other additional document element is detected. An improved version of the barcode or other additional document element is generated. The improved version may be a different geometry (e.g., a larger size) so that the barcode or other additional document element is easier to read (e.g., with a... Agent: David Lewis
20070246541 - Tamper resistant self indicating instant alert radiation dosimeter: A tamper resistant and evident, self indicating instant radiation alert dosimeter (referred to as SIRAD) made by encapsulating a radiation sensing system in a polymeric material is disclosed. SIRAD is made from many layers of polymeric materials by multi-step processes. The radiation sensing system of SIRAD is encapsulated in a... Agent: Nexsen Pruet, LLC
20070246543 - Security features for objects and method regarding same: The present invention provides an emerging security or authentication feature for objects (e.g., identification documents, product packaging, banknotes, etc.). One method recites: exciting an object with a first non-visible light, the object comprising first indicia provided with a first ink or dye and second indicia provided with a second ink... Agent: Digimarc Corporation
20070246546 - Information processing terminal, ic card, portable communication device, wireless communication method, and program: Herein disclosed an information processing terminal that is allowed to carry out contactless data transmission/reception with a read/write device by use of a magnetic field, the information processing terminal including: a data transmitter/receiver configured to generate an induced voltage from a magnetic field generated from the read/write device at the... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20070246544 - Method for manufacturing memory card structure: A method for manufacturing memory card structure comprises the steps of. Providing a carry has an upper surface, which is coated with adhered glue, and a lower surface. Providing a substrate has a first surface, which is formed with first electrodes, and a lower surface, a golden finger is formed... Agent: Pro-techtor International Services
20070246545 - Receiving module with a built-in antenna: A receiving module with a built-in antenna includes a PC board, a radio frequency IC properly sealed on the PC board, a demodulating IC properly sealed on the PC board and connected to the radio frequency IC, a micro antenna properly sealed on the PC board and connected to the... Agent: Bruce H. Troxell
20070246547 - Graphical indicator: A graphical indicator provided on the surface of an object to represent index information includes a content part and a header part. The content part is spread with a plurality of micro-units and divided into a plurality of state zones. Each state zone is spread with one micro-unit and equally... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20070246548 - Two-piece reloadable stored-value card: A reloadable stored-value card assembly includes a stored-value card adapted for use in making purchases, and a reloader card, separable from the stored-value card, adapted for loading value into an account accessible by the stored-value card. The stored-value card and the reloader card are initially attached together, each share a... Agent: Target Brands, Inc.10/18/2007 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing of patent apps
20070241177 - Method and apparatus for counterfeiting protection: The disclosure relates generally to methods and apparatus for protecting against counterfeit products and for methods and apparatus for providing counterfeiting protection for an object. In one embodiment, the method includes the steps of: (a) accessing an object including an identifying mark having a first portion and a second portion... Agent: Duane Morris LLP
20070241176 - Method and apparatus for delivering encoded content: A method and system for delivering encoded content are provided. A holdback representing a portion of the encoded content is extracted, thereby damaging the encoded content. The damaged encoded content is distributed. The holdback is transmitted to enable reintegration of the holdback with the damaged encoded content to restore the... Agent: Hogan & Hartson LLP
20070241178 - Electronically enabled forms: Electronically readable forms include radio-frequency identification (RFID) devices enabling automated processing of the forms to obtain indicated responses to questions as well as entered information. In one embodiment, an electronically readable form (10) includes a substrate (12), a plurality of response areas (14A-14G) thereon, and a plurality of separate radio... Agent: Marsh, Fischmann & Breyfogle LLP
20070241180 - Method of settling signatureless payment of bank card sales slip in mobile terminal, and system therefor: Provided is a method of and system for settling signatureless payment of a slip of bank card sales in a mobile terminal such as a cellular phone, a personal digital assistant, and a smart phone, having a mobile IC (Integrated Circuit) chip card, to then be printed on a transaction... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt
20070241179 - Negotiable instruments and systems and processing same: There is provided a check with additional data capture capability that in conjunction with a linked transaction card provides substantially complete coverage for card holders to conduct transactions with merchants for the payment of goods and services. The additional data capture capability enabling generation of a card statement with detailed... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella (amex)
20070241183 - Pin-secured dynamic magnetic stripe payment card: A payment card comprises an internal dynamic PIN code generator and a user display for card-not-present transactions. Card-present transactions with merchant card readers are enabled by a dynamic magnetic array internally associated with the card's magnetic stripe. The user display and a timer are triggered by the user or automatically... Agent: Richard B. Main, Esq. Patents Pending
20070241186 - Stored-value card with chamber: A stored-value card includes a first housing member, a second housing member, and an account identifier. The first housing member defines a chamber, and the second housing member defines a cavity. The second housing member is coupled with the first housing member to place the chamber and the cavity in... Agent: Target Brands, Inc.
20070241185 - Driver interface for data capture systems: An interface enables data capture systems, such as electro-optical readers, RFID readers, and imagers operative for capturing transaction data to communicate with a plurality of open applications executed by a host computer. A queue arranges the transaction data processed by one of the open applications, and management data processed by... Agent: Kirschstein, Ottinger, Israel & Schiffmiller, P.C.
20070241181 - Identification information managing method and system: A ticket system using an IC card includes a terminal, such as an entrance gate, and a server. A ticket incorporates an IC chip having read-only identification information and the server manages a table of the correspondence between identification information printed on the surface of the ticket and identification information... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20070241184 - Point-of-sale terminal system with integrated rf card reader and interchangeable base: A point-of-sale system includes a housing, processing device, and radio frequency card reader. The processing device and reader are disposed within the housing, which eliminates external electrical connections associated with the reader. The system may include a monitor and an interchangeable base, which receives the monitor and is selectively removable... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP
20070241182 - System and method for binding a smartcard and a smartcard reader: Systems and methods for binding a smartcard and a smartcard reader are provided. A smartcard is provision to store a first set of credentials for use in traditional transactions such as at a brick and mortar retail store and a second set of credentials for use when performing a transaction... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.
20070241187 - Systems and methods for providing access to wireless gaming devices: Systems and methods for controlling access to wireless gaming devices and networks are provided. For example, access is controlled through one or more levels of security check, such as a hard security check instead of or in addition to a soft security check. In a hard security check, the user... Agent: Fish & NeaveIPGroup Ropes & Gray LLP
20070241188 - System and method for automated management of purchase in self-service-type sales point: In a system for automated management of purchase in a self-service-type sales point, a system management host, at least one trolley, and a plurality of different products are provided in the sales point. The products are individually provided with a barcode, and the trolley is assigned a specific certification number.... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee
20070241189 - Using validity events to control the use of coupons containing barcodes in mobile devices that display the barcodes for reading by barcode readers: Technique for ensuring that a device that contains coupons with barcodes will not output a barcode belonging to an invalid coupon to a barcode reading system. The technique avoids validation of the coupon at the time the barcode is provided to the barcode reading system. In the technique, the mobile... Agent: Gordon E Nelson Patent Attorney, PC
20070241190 - Electronic voting system: Disclosed herein is an electronic voting system and methods, which, among other things, provides increased transparency to the public and verification for the individual voters regarding the tallying of their respective votes. A business method involves the use of general purpose computer hardware together with a software platform, made up... Agent: Greenberg Traurig LLP (la)
20070241191 - Writing information processing device, writing information processing method and computer-readable medium: A writing information processing device includes a writing acquiring unit that acquires writing information which is an electrified writing onto a medium that a document image is printed on, a link acquiring unit that acquires at least one of link information to a first electronic document that is an original... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
20070241192 - Data reader and methods for imaging targets exposed to high intensity illumination: A data reader such as for example an imaging reader with a CCD or CMOS imager or the like, that acquires an image of an item to be read. A certain type of sensor has been found to exhibit different outputs depending upon the light intensity level: (1) standard output... Agent: Datalogic - Stoel Rives LLP C/o Stoel Rives LLP
20070241193 - Digital image capturing and processing system employing imaging window protection plate having an aperture pattern and being disposed over said imaging window and beneath which resides a plurality of coplanar illumination and imaging stations: A digital image capturing and processing system for use in retail point of sale (POS) environments. The system comprises a system housing having an imaging window, and a plurality of coplanar illumination and imaging stations mounted beneath the imaging window in the system housing. The stations generate and projects a... Agent: Thomas J. Perkowski, Esq., P.C.
20070241194 - Data exchange method and system based on continuous machine-readable code: A data exchange method and system based on continuous machine-readable code, which transfers data between a first device and a second device. The first device has a display, and the second device has an image extractor. The first device divides data to be transferred into a plurality of blocks and... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20070241195 - Optical reading device with programmable led control: An apparatus comprising: a sensor array having rows of pixels which are exposed to symbol indicia, wherein the sensor array generates a sync signal; an aiming pattern generator for producing an aiming pattern superimposed on the symbol indicia; a processor which utilizes the sync signal to control the aiming pattern... Agent: Hand Held Products, Inc.
20070241196 - Hybrid tag interface system and method using the hybrid tag interface: A hybrid tag interface system and an interfacing method therefor are provided. First codes for an object from a wireless recognition tag containing the first codes are received through wireless communication, a second code for the object from an image tag expressing the second code by using a 1- or... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20070241197 - Stored-value card with bubble wand: A stored-value card includes a housing and a bubble wand. The housing includes an account identifier adapted to link the stored-value card to a financial account or a financial record. The bubble wand is enclosed within the housing and is configured to transition from a first position within the housing... Agent: Target Brands, Inc.
20070241198 - Stored-value card with housed object: A stored-value card including a housing and an object. The housing defining a storage cavity and including a door and an account identifier signifying a financial account or record linked to the stored-value card. The door is configured to transition between a closed position where the door covers an opening... Agent: Target Brands, Inc.
20070241200 - Antenna-containing substrate: To increase an area in which a component can be mounted in a substrate including an IC chip to which an antenna is connected. For this purpose, an opening at the center of a center substrate is provided with an IC chip. An antenna is wired to an upper surface... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20070241199 - Semiconductor device and communication system: It is an object of the present invention to provide a semiconductor device in which a sophisticated integrated circuit using a polycrystalline semiconductor is formed over a substrate which is weak with heat such as a plastic substrate or a plastic film substrate and a semiconductor device which transmits/receives power... Agent: Eric Robinson
20070241201 - Q-chip mems magnetic device: A Q-Chip MEMS magnetic device comprises a thin-film electronic circuit for implantation in the Track-2 area of a magnetic stripe on the back of a credit card. The Q-Chip MEMS magnetic device periodically self-generates new sub-sets of magnetic data that are to be read in combination with other magnetic data... Agent: Richard B. Main, Esq. Patents Pending
20070241202 - Wafer identification mark: A semiconductor wafer including a plurality of pits in the semiconductor wafer. The pits are arranged in an information-providing pattern and are readable after completion of processing on the wafer.... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP (ibm Microelectronics Division)10/11/2007 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing of patent apps
20070235518 - Electronic image cash letter monitoring: Monitoring an electronic check processing status of an image cash letter (“ICL”) and items in the ICL includes processing each ICL item by performing at least one electronic check processing event in connection with the item. For each electronic check processing event and for each item, a record comprising information... Agent: King & Spalding LLP
20070235516 - Removable cartridge identification system: A method for electronically providing identification of a removable data cartridge is disclosed. In one step, an identifier is programmed into the removable data cartridge. A command is received to provide a machine-readable marking from the removable data cartridge. An identifier is read from within the removable data cartridge. The... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20070235517 - Secure digital delivery seal for information handling system: A method and apparatus for ensuring the security of a particular configuration of hardware and software for an information handling system that is assembled using a “build-to-order” system. The present invention ensures the security and integrity of data on an information handling system from the point of manufacture to the... Agent: Hamilton & Terrile, LLP
20070235520 - Automated banking machine system and method: A card actuated automated banking machine (152, 198, 200) includes a plurality of transaction function devices. The transaction function devices include a card reader (170), a printer (174), a bill dispenser (176), a coin dispenser (178), a display (182), a check imaging device (186) and at least one processor (190).... Agent: Ralph E. Jocke Walker & Jocke Lpa
20070235521 - Automated banking machine system and method: An automated banking machine (152) includes a plurality of transaction function devices. The transaction function devices include a card reader (170), a keypad (172), a printer (174), a bill dispenser (176), a coin dispenser (178), a code reading device (180), a display (182), a cash acceptor (184), a check acceptor... Agent: Ralph E. Jocke Walker & Jocke Lpa
20070235522 - Automated banking machine system and method: An automated banking machine (152) includes a plurality of transaction function devices. The transaction function devices include a card reader (170), a keypad (172), a printer (174), a bill dispenser (176), a coin dispenser (178), a code reading device (180), a display (182), a cash acceptor (184), a check acceptor... Agent: Ralph E. Jocke Walker & Jocke Lpa
20070235523 - System and method for cash deposit/issuance: A method, a framework, a computer program product and a system for conducting cash deposit/issuance transactions in which the actual cash deposit/issuance occurs at a cash issuing/accepting system, i.e., cash handling station that is separate from the transaction processing point. This approach addresses both the issuance of cash to customers... Agent: Alfred W. Froebrich, Esq. Cohen Pontani Lieberman & Pavane LLP
20070235519 - Multi-functional dongle for a portable terminal: Provided is a dongle that is connected to a portable terminal for providing a mobile banking transaction service with a banking equipment that includes a banking transaction unit for providing a mobile banking transaction service with a banking equipment; an FM transmitter for outputting a sound source played in a... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, P.C.
20070235524 - Data card management system: A data card management system that consolidates and manages use of a plurality of single-function data cards using one, portable multifunction data card. The cardholder accesses the secure, internet-based system using a computer with access to the Internet. Once accessed, the user completes: (1) account registration; (2) card data collection... Agent: Law Office Of Steven B. Leavitt, L.L.P.
20070235525 - Information accessing and conveying systems and methods: A method for transferring information between a first entity and a second entity The method includes presenting a set of information to which the first entity has access in a memory that is at a location that does not coincide with a location of the first entity and sending a... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20070235526 - System for preventing banned drivers from driving: A system for allowing access to a driver of a vehicle based on validity information of the driver is provided. The system requires the driver to insert a valid driving license card into a card reader installed in the vehicle for checking the validity of the driving license card of... Agent: Stephen C. Kaufman IBM Corporation
20070235531 - Convertible self-checkout system: A convertible self-checkout system includes a base and a stand rotatably mounted to the base. The stand includes an input/output device facing in a first direction and a product scanner, and the stand is positionable relative to the base in at least a first angular position and a second angular... Agent: Carey, Rodriguez, Greenberg & Paul, LLP Steven M. Greenberg
20070235528 - Method of managing expiration dated product inventories: A method of managing inventories of expiration dated products, utilizing a portable programmable electronic code reading device with a keypad for inputting data, a display for displaying data, memory, and data storage, includes the steps of reading a product identification code for a set of product units with the same... Agent: Ronald B. Sefrna
20070235529 - Method, system, and program product for identifying a product selected by a consumer: The invention provides a method, system, and program product for identifying a product selected by a consumer. In one embodiment, the invention includes: accessing a wireless network; identifying a location of a consumer electronic device carried by a consumer by allowing the wireless network to identify a unique feature of... Agent: Hoffman Warnick & Dalessandro LLC
20070235527 - Multi-channel purchase transaction: A method for conducting a sales transaction. The method can include receiving at a terminal within a store a first identifier generated for a first item of merchandise selected by a customer while the customer is located within the store. The method also can include receiving from a virtual shopping... Agent: Cuenot & Forsythe, L.L.C.
20070235530 - Point of sale integrator: A point of sale terminal is disclosed. The point of sale terminal includes a terminal housing with a controller portion and a cash drawer portion, a sliding sled coupled to the terminal housing residing within the controller portion of the terminal housing and between a first position and a second... Agent: Hamilton & Terrile, LLP
20070235532 - Shopping system comprising reading device: A shopping system comprising a reading device is provided. The reading device is adapted to read an interface surface provided on a product item. The interface surface has coded data disposed thereon which includes, at a plurality of locations on the interface surface, a corresponding plurality of coded data portions.... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20070235533 - System and/or method for self-serve purchases: The exemplary embodiments described herein relate to techniques for processing self-serve transactions. A store controller may be capable of communication with a payment network. At least one self-serve device may allow the customer to order an item via the device. The at least one self-serve device may comprise customer recognizing... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20070235534 - Systems and methods for managing information relating to medical fluids and containers therefor: The present invention relates to management of information relating to medical fluids, containers therefor, and medical fluid administration devices for administering such medical fluids to patients. Data tags (e.g., RFID tags) are generally associated with containers of the invention and may be electromagnetically read from and/or written to using an... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP
20070235536 - Printer for an electronic voting apparatus: To provide a printer for an electronic voting apparatus which is capable of smoothly transporting a recording sheet having a free end at an end thereof with a small transport load, and which is reduced in size and is simplified in structure. Fanfold paper (16) is accommodated in a container... Agent: Bruce L. Adams, Esq.
20070235535 - Method and software for determining the eligibility of a voter and for providing pollworker training: Methods and software for determining voter eligibility in an election on an electronic device through decision support program control. The primary method includes confirming the election and an election date on a screen provided by the device, selecting the proper precinct, and selecting a desired voter election decision process from... Agent: Cook, Alex, Mcfarron, Manzo, Cummings & Mehler Ltd
20070235537 - Information processing apparatus and method and program for mediating applications: An information processing apparatus is capable of being connected to an IC card via a reader/writer. The information processing apparatus includes a middleware and a device driver provided so as to correspond to the reader/writer. The middleware provides a plurality of applications for the IC card with basic functions shared... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20070235538 - Electronic device and an ejection device for ejecting a separable device from the electronic device: An electronic device and an ejection device for ejecting a separable device from the electronic device are provided. The ejection device includes a first arm, a second arm, a tray, and a tray guide. The first arm includes a pivot. The second arm is fixed on the first arm such... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20070235539 - Mobile device with near field communication module and secure chip: A mobile device provided with a secure chip and a short-range wireless RF communication module, which can be used for contactless transactions with external short-range wireless RF communication devices, for example at a point of sales. The mobile device is provided with user selectable activity levels of the secure chip... Agent: Perman & Green
20070235542 - Apparatus for image reading and method for setting the image reading: According to an embodiment, there are achieved an apparatus for image reading and a setting method for the apparatus with which adjusting workability is enhanced, an adjusting time is shortened and focusing of a 4-line CCD sensor as an optical sensor is set to the averagely best state. This embodiment... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20070235541 - Scanning apparatus and method for entering a user input into the apparatus using a non-electrical control device: A scanning apparatus and method for entering a user input into the apparatus uses a non-electrical control device having a target undersurface, which can be manually manipulated to a particular setting. The particular setting of the non-electrical control device is determined by processing an image of at least a portion... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/marvell
20070235540 - Small field of view bar code reader: The present disclosure involves reducing the space required inside a printer or other machine in which a bar code or other machine readable indicia reader is installed. In an embodiment, machine readable indicia are read from close range by mounting a sensor in close proximity to the path along which... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP
20070235543 - Adaptive pattern correction for laser scanners: A system for adaptive laser scanning correction includes a laser scanner coupled to a controller. The controller develops control signals for the laser scanner for a directed scan pattern that is modified to compensate for a characteristic scan-pattern distortion introduced by the laser scanner. The laser scanner responds to the... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20070235545 - Sim card packaging: A device includes a carrier having a form factor of a smart card and a mechanism for reversibly retaining a card within an aperture of the carrier. The card is configured according to a standard, such as an ID-000 format, with an electronic circuitry. The mechanism can be by means... Agent: Mark M. Friedman
20070235544 - Flash memory card expander: Method and system for expanding the memory capacity of devices that use flash memory cards. In one aspect, a memory card expander assembly includes an adaptor shaped to be connected to a memory card slot of a host device, and a receptacle assembly in communication with the adaptor and operative... Agent: Sawyer Law Group LLP
20070235548 - Electronic inlay module used for electronic cards and tags: The disclosed electronic inlay and the method of making such an electronic inlay includes a circuit board, a plurality of circuit components attached to the circuit board, a bottom cover sheet, a top cover sheet, and a layer of thermosetting material between the bottom and top cover sheets. The electronic... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20070235547 - Carrier arrangement with overvoltage protection: A carrier arrangement having a carrier configured to fix a semiconductor chip, contacts located on the carrier and configured to make contact with the semiconductor chip, and an overvoltage protection in a form of a spark gap arrangement formed between the contacts.... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20070235546 - Viscoelastic liquid flow splitter and methods: A viscoelastic liquid flow splitter includes a flow splitter body having a first bore including a first bore outlet and a first bore inlet, and a second bore including a second bore outlet and a second bore inlet The bore inlets are substantially parallel to each other and the bore... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company10/04/2007 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing of patent apps
20070228140 - Method to promote and distribute multimedia content using radio frequency identification tags: The present invention provides a method to advertise consumer items that are used in outdoor activities. It utilizes radio frequency identification (RFID) tags, computers, PDAs, and cell phones to link, record, and retrieve positional, personal, and historical data. The personalization and association of an object to a unique event by... Agent: Monto H. Kumagai
20070228139 - Usb device that provides wireless data access, digital tv access, radio, and storage capability: A portable memory device dimensioned and configured as any of a removable flash memory card, a USB flash drive, and a jump drive and a method of wireless communication, wherein the portable memory device comprises a single housing component; a data storage component within the single housing component; and a... Agent: Gibb & Rahman, LLC
20070228138 - Apparatus and method for a mobile personal computer system (mpc) with a built-in scanner: A method and apparatus for a mobile personal computer (MPC) system with built-in scanner. In one embodiment, the method includes detection of the insertion of an item within a paper feed tail exposed on an exterior surface of the MPC system. In one embodiment, if insertion is detected when the... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman
20070228141 - Method and system for targeted marketing by leveraging video-based demographic insights: Demographic and transaction data are presented in a report usable for marketing-related purposes and other applications using a camera apparatus to capture customer image data at a point-of-sale location and sends the image data to a customer image database where the image data is stored. Demographic data (such as gender,... Agent: Whitham, Curtis, & Christofferson, P.C.
20070228137 - System and method for configuring a computing device: Described is a system and method for configuring a computing device. The method comprises detecting a coupling of a computing device to a host device, receiving first configuration data from the computing device, displaying the first configuration data on a graphical user interface on a display of the host device,... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP
20070228142 - Goods supply system: A goods supply system that retrieves parts for making up a product from goods storage locations in a supply area and supplies them to an assembly line, which comprises: a storage means that registers key information on the product and parts information including information on types and storage locations of... Agent: Morgan & Finnegan, L.L.P.
20070228144 - Processing transactions using a register portion to track transactions: The invention provides methods and systems that keep check of financial transactions by maintaining a count of the financial transactions using a register portion, in conjunction with performing authentication further to inputting transaction data from a data-bearing record that is stored in a device. The system may comprise (A) a... Agent: Hunton & Williams LLP Intellectual Property Department
20070228143 - Systems and associated methods for wireless services for package tracking during delivery: The present invention provides systems and methods that allow a user to track packages throughout the course of delivery without requiring the user to completely reenter tracking information such as an 18 character tracking number and also allow the user to use a wide variety of communication devices to track... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20070228149 - Computer product, method, and apparatus for analyzing computer system: A system analyzing apparatus analyzes a processing state of a computer system that includes a plurality of types of unit processing. The system analyzing apparatus includes a selecting unit that selects a plurality of representative unit processing based on similarities between individual units of the unit processing; and a grouping... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20070228147 - Application generation system, method and machine readable medium: An application generation system, method and machine readable medium are disclosed. A repository is used to store user data in an electronic wallet. Upon creation of an electronic wallet in the repository, the application generation system is operative to generate an application, the application being linked to the electronic wallet... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.
20070228150 - Atm machine and methods with currency conversion capabilities: Methods, systems, and Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) are disclosed which provide ATM currency conversion capabilities. In one embodiment, a financial account number associated with a financial account maintained by a customer at a financial institution is received, a foreign currency type associated with the financial account is determined, and a... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20070228152 - Automated banking machine currency cassette with rfid tag: An ATM currency cassette includes an RFID tag. The tag includes information about the cassette, such as the cassette serial number and the currency denomination. An ATM includes a tag reader that can interrogate the tag to receive the information. The history of a particular cassette can be tracked via... Agent: Ralph E. Jocke Walker & Jocke Lpa
20070228151 - Bill depositing/dispensing apparatus: A bill depositing/dispensing apparatus being fitted with a plurality of storing boxes for storing bills including a deposited bill box, an outgoing bill box, a recycle box, and an acceptance box with multi-compartments for sorted storing of bills. The acceptance box has a fitting mechanism common to at least one... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20070228146 - Managing medical-related financial data: A clearinghouse receives medical-related financial data, including data describing payment claims for medical services from a provider and payment polices and explanations of benefits (EOBs) from a payer. The clearinghouse aggregates the data into logical units, such as family units. A translation module translates codes in the EOBs or other... Agent: Gunnison, Mckay & Hodgson, L.L.P.
20070228145 - Monitoring device and security system: The present invention provides for an integrated global biological activity detection, traffic tracking and scheduling, and boundary/border security system. Detection apparatuses of the system are preferably placed in a stream of currency such as in financial institutions and other sites of currency exchange, and are also placed in or about... Agent: Peacock Myers, P.C.
20070228148 - Transaction processing systems and methods: A transaction processing system according to various embodiments of the invention is adapted for: (1) associating a particular account (e.g., a credit card account) with a particular phone number; (2) at least partially in response to receiving a request to approve a transaction associated with the account, automatically transmitting a... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20070228156 - Interoperability facilitator: Embodiments of the present invention provide a user station or input medium allowing a user to view available functions and to enter selection information for requesting the association of one or more functions with a user operation vehicle. A verifier, responsive to the user station or input medium, can be... Agent: Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale And Dorr LLP
20070228160 - Mobile communication terminal and program thereof: In a cellular phone, a central control section generally locks a noncontact IC card function as an invalid state. When an ID of an external device to which the cellular phone approaches is already registered in a registration list, the central control section releases the lock to execute electronic payment... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane
20070228157 - User selectable functionality facilitator: Embodiments of the present invention provide a user station or input medium allowing a user to view available functions and to enter selection information for requesting the association of one or more functions with a user operation vehicle. A verifier, responsive to the user station or input medium, can be... Agent: Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale And Dorr LLP
20070228159 - Inquiry system, imaging device, inquiry device, information processing method, and program thereof: An inquiry system which includes a portable imaging device and an inquiry device capable of communicating with the imaging device in two ways is provided. The imaging device includes an imaging unit, a communication unit, a face characteristic data generator extracting a face image from the image data picked up... Agent: William S. Frommer, Esq. Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP
20070228161 - Limited use pin system and method: The present invention facilitates transactions by providing a limited use PIN that is associated with a primary account and/or PIN number, wherein the limited use PIN is presented to the merchant to initiate a transaction. More particularly, the system involves the process of registering a user (if not already pre-registered)... Agent: American Express Travel Related Services Co., Inc. C/o Snell & Wilmer, L.L.P.
20070228155 - Method for producing a collimator: The invention is related to a method for producing a collimator comprising an X-ray transparent substrate. The innovative method comprises the steps of: forming a slit in the substrate, wherein the slit has first and second side walls; filling the slit with an X-ray absorbing material so that the absorbing... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20070228153 - Obtaining transaction accounts using identification cards: A system, method, and computer program product are used to obtain a transaction account. The system comprises at least one input device, at least one credit requesting system, at least one transaction account provider, and at least one credit reporting agency. The input device receives an identification card (e.g., driver's... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, P.l.l.c.
20070228158 - System and method for personalizing a card: Systems and methods for personalizing data card are disclosed. One embodiment includes a card receiver configured to receive one or more data cards, a control system connected to the card receiver, the control system configured to receive personalization information, an encoder system connected to the control system, the encoder system... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP
20070228154 - System and method for sensing biometric and non-biometric smart card devices: A system of detecting biometric and non-biometric, standard smart card devices includes a smart card host and smart card device reader, which is operable for receiving an Answer to Reset signal and determining whether the smart card device comprises a biometric or non-biometric, standard smart card device. If a biometric... Agent: Mario Donato, Jr. Stmicroelectronics, Inc.
20070228162 - Methods and systems for logging into automated content vending systems for content delivery to portable devices: One system embodiment of the present invention is a kiosk for retailing and distributing digitally-encoded content that features a card reader, such as a magnetic-stripe-card swipe reader or a smart-card reader, that allows a user to quickly and easily log into the kiosk using a credit card, retailer-provided identification card,... Agent: Olympic Patent Works PLLC
20070228163 - Direct customer erp access: To improve upon existing ERP and other business logic handling system implementations, the claimed system and method provides direct customer access to functionality and data available in a merchant's business logic handling system. The claimed method and system includes installing functions of the business logic handling system at a portable... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP (microsoft)
20070228164 - Smart card read/write control method based on usb interface and reader/writer thereof: The present invention uses a smart control module with HID descriptors to communicate with the host side in accordance with the standard HID communication protocol, so as to interact with the smart card, which can eliminate the need of installing a private driver from a particular manufacturer when installing its... Agent: Workman Nydegger (f/k/a Workman Nydegger & Seeley)
20070228165 - Centralized rfid monitoring: A computer implemented system can obtain information for multiple RFID edge servers and their associated RFID edge readers The system can provide a centralized monitor for the multiple RFID edge servers and the associated RFID readers.... Agent: Fliesler Meyer LLP
20070228167 - Information terminal device, method, computer readable medium storing program and data signal embedded with the program: An information terminal device includes an acquisition unit that acquires reference information representing a machine-readable feature distributed on a surface of a thing associated with a first user, and collation information representing a machine-readable feature distributed on a surface of a thing associated with a second user, a registration unit... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20070228168 - Ocr sheet-inputting device, ocr sheet, program for inputting an ocr sheet and program for drawing an ocr sheet form: An inputting device which includes an image input section for inputting an image of a containing areas in which information to be inputted is filled in and patterns representing at least reference positions to define the positions of corresponding areas and size information of corresponding areas; a memory section for... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20070228166 - System for detecting couterfeiting products using camera: The present invention is a system and method to detect counterfeiting goods. In this invention, the user initiates the counterfeiting check by using a wireless device equipped with camera in his possession to take a picture of the anti-counterfeiting code pattern of a product item; and send the digital image... Agent: EagleIPLimited
20070228169 - Computer operation control and item selection and vending methods and systems: A signal is transmitted into a computer in response to an image on a display screen of the computer such that the computer operates in response to the signal; this includes moving a scanner in optical communication with the display screen such that the scanner detects an image (for example,... Agent: Mcafee & Taft Tenth Floor, Two Leadership Square
20070228170 - Analog-to-digital converter with automatic range and sensitivity adjustment: The invention is a system and method for providing optimized accuracy and precision in analog-to-digital conversions of data. In an embodiment of the invention, an AID converter is configured by setting two separately definable reference voltages that are controlled by a microprocessor. The A/D converter range is as wide as,... Agent: Marjama Muldoon Blasiak & Sullivan LLP
20070228171 - Method and apparatus for locating and decoding a two-dimensional machine-readable symbol: A method of locating and decoding a two-dimensional machine-readable symbol in a digital image, where the symbol has three finder patterns adjacent respective corners of the symbol, takes into account the possibility of skew and pitch when delineating the symbol in the digital image by estimating the unknown fourth corner... Agent: Epson Research And Development Inc Intellectual Property Dept
20070228172 - Digital image capturing and processing system employing an image capturing and processing module and an integrated electronic weigh scale module having a load cell centrally located with respect to said image capturing and processing module: Digital image capturing and processing system comprising a digital image capturing and processing module, and an integrated electronic weigh scale module having a load cell that is centrally located with respect to the digital image capturing and processing module. The digital image capturing and processing module electrically interfaces with the... Agent: Thomas J. Perkowski, Esq., P.C.
20070228173 - Triggering system and method: Described is a triggering arrangement including a power supply, a lighting arrangement and a switch. The lighting arrangement is coupled to the power supply. The switch is coupled to the lighting arrangement and the power supply. When the switch is in a first position, the lighting arrangement generates light to... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP
20070228174 - Imaging-based bar code reader utilizing stitching method and swipe guide: An imaging-based bar code reader that includes an item guide to guide movement of an item including a target bar code such that target bar code passes through a field of view of the reader in a straight line. The reader further includes an imaging and decoding system to: 1)... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P.
20070228175 - Method of dynamically managing system control parameters in a digital image capture and processing system: A method employing automated real-time analysis of the exposure quality of captured digital images and automated reconfiguration of system control parameters (relating to illumination and exposure control operations) based on the results of such exposure quality analysis, so as to achieve improved system functionality and/or performance in diverse environments.... Agent: Thomas J. Perkowski, Esq., P.C. Soundview Plaza
20070228176 - Imaging-based bar code reader with rotated photosensor array: An imaging based bar code reader for imaging and decoding a target bar code. The reader features a housing including a scanning head defining a horizontal axis and an imaging system supported by the housing for imaging the target bar code. The imaging system including a 2D sensor array and... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P.
20070228177 - Position-code bearing notepad employing activation icons: An interactive product is provided. The product comprises a surface having a writing position-code region. The writing position-code region has a first subset of a position-code provided thereon which codes a plurality of positions on the writing position-code region to enable electronic recording of information which is being written on... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20070228178 - Anti-skimming card reader surface configuration: A card reader housing has an exterior surface configuration that includes a plurality of distinct surface portions (24-38) aligned at oblique angles relative to each other. The exterior surface configuration (22) prevents the placement of a skimming reader over the top of the card reader housing (20). In a disclosed... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds, P.C.
20070228179 - System and method for loading an embedded device to authenticate and secure transactions: A system is provided for authenticating and securing product transactions. An integrated circuit is attached to a target, such as an optical disc or electronic device. The integrated circuit has an RF transceiver that is capable of establishing communication with an associated reading device. The integrated circuit also has a... Agent: William J. Kolegraff
20070228180 - Access controlling method of non-contact communication electronic device, and non-contact communication electronic device: There are provided an access controlling method of a non-contact communication electronic device and a non-contact communication electronic device thereof, which can prevent illegitimate access without the convenience of use and the handiness and the like for the user deteriorating. The method includes detecting inclination of a main body, and... Agent: Venable LLPPrevious industry: Selective cutting (e.g., punching)
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