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20080121683 - Score counter: This invention is a mechanical device that counts golf strokes per hole. It is designed to be worn on a golfer's wrist, on a lanyard, placed in a pocket, or clipped on one's clothing. The device allows a full range of non-restrictive movement. The counter is indexed between twelve positions,... Agent: Allen Gary Duncan
20080121689 - Automated tunnel-type scanning system enabling automated tracking and identification of packages transported therethrough: An automated tunnel-type scanning system arranged about a conveyor belt structure, including: a tunnel structure arranged about a conveyor belt structure for transporting packages; an omni-directional bar code symbol scanning subsystem; a package detection and dimensioning subsystem; and a data management subsystem. The package detection and dimensioning subsystem captures package... Agent: Thomas J. Perkowski, Esq.
20080121686 - Input system and method: The present invention provides an input system and method applicable to an electronic device. The input method includes editing instruction data required to control execution of an operation by the electronic device and code message data corresponding to the instruction data, storing the edited data in a database, searching the... Agent: Law Offices Of Mikio Ishimaru
20080121685 - Method and apparatus for reducing pin count for connection of a miniaturized form factor card in a mobile information device: A reduced pin count connection system for an insertable operational systems card having a plurality of input and output signals to a host device having operational circuits responsive to the input and output signals of the card includes a master serial data link in the card for communicating at least... Agent: Utstarcom, Inc. C/o Laura Weiss, Paralegal
20080121687 - Method and system for detecting an end of transaction for contactless transactions on a mobile device: A system (100) and method (200) for NFC/UICC and NFC/RFID contactless transaction validation suitable for use in a mobile device (110) is provided. The system can include a Near Field Communication (NFC) modem (140), a NFC Universal Integrated Circuit Card (NFC-UICC) (130), and an application processor (120) for informing the... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt
20080121684 - Method and system for operating machines: A method for operating a machine and/or a component of the machine includes collecting machine data from the machine and/or machine component over a communications network. The machine data includes data reflecting at least one operational parameter associated with the machine and/or machine component. The method also includes determining that... Agent: Caterpillar/finnegan, Henderson, L.L.P.
20080121688 - Multiple barcode format labelling system and method: A label comprises a first area having a first barcode printed thereon and a second area having a second barcode printed thereon. The first barcode is of a first format, the second barcode is of a second format and each barcode encodes at least a subset of identical information. The... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company
20080121690 - Ubiquitous tracking system and method: The ubiquitous tracking system monitors many trackable devices from different manufacturers, each transmitting geographic locus, device id and event data via GPS, GPRS or GSM communications channels. The data is addressed to the tracking system. The system compiles device data profiles and customer profiles which correlate tracking devices with the... Agent: Robert C. Kain, Jr.
20080121691 - Digital time clock for operation in conjunction with mechanical time clock: A digital time clock that may be used in conjunction with a mechanical time clock. The digital time clock is placed on or adjacent to an existing mechanical time clock. A radio frequency identification (RFID) tag is associated with each time card that is distributed to employees. As an employee... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea
20080121694 - Banking machine apparatus controlled responsive to data bearing records: A card activated automated banking machine is operative to conduct transactions for authorized users based on data read from cards through operation of a card reader. The machine includes a deposit accepting device. The deposit accepting device is operative to receive a stack of sheets and to separate each sheet... Agent: Ralph E. Jocke Walker & Jocke Lpa
20080121693 - Card activated automated banking machine: A banking system is controlled responsive to data bearing records. A card reader is operative to read data on user cards. An automated banking machine operates to cause the read information to be compared to authorized users. The machine operates to cause an authorized user to be credited for deposited... Agent: Ralph E. Jocke Walker & Jocke Lpa
20080121692 - Method and system for automated teller machine remote diagnostics and configuration: Methods, systems, and software are disclosed for configuring an ATM. The ATM receives one or more configuration messages in an XML-based format. The ATM interprets the one or more configuration messages. The ATM restricts one or more ATM operations based on at least a portion of the one or more... Agent: John D. Cowart Teradata Law Ip, Whq-3
20080121695 - System controlled responsive to data bearing records: A system controlled by data bearing records includes an automated banking machine that operates to carry out transactions responsive to data read from user cards. The automated banking machine includes a deposit accepting device. The deposit accepting device is operative to receive a stack of sheets and to separate each... Agent: Ralph E. Jocke Walker & Jocke Lpa
20080121696 - Method and system for wireless and credit card transactions: A method (10) and system (50 or 200) of using a credit card media type (54) integrated with a wireless communication device (52) can include determining (12) that the wireless communication device is inoperable for use in a commercial transaction and enabling (14) the use and authorization of the credit... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt
20080121697 - Method, system and portable consumer device using wildcard values: A portable consumer device is disclosed. The portable consumer device includes a body and a computer readable medium coupled to the body. The computer readable medium comprises a data string including one or more wildcard values. The data string is specifically associated with the consumer. For example, the data string... Agent: Townsend And Townsend Crew LLP
20080121698 - Method, system and portable consumer device using wildcard values: A portable consumer device is disclosed. The portable consumer device includes a body and a computer readable medium coupled to the body. The computer readable medium comprises a data string including one or more wildcard values. The data string is specifically associated with the consumer. For example, the data string... Agent: Townsend And Townsend Crew LLP
20080121700 - Rf point of sale and delivery method and system using communication with remote computer and having features to read a large number of rf tags: A method and system for providing point-of-sale and point-of-delivery and/or distribution of products in a restricted access unit near the customer. The method and system utilize products equipped with radio frequency tags and reduce the effects of energy sharing, shadowing, and nulls. In one embodiment, a plurality of RF tagged... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20080121699 - Self service card kiosk with return and reissue capability: Improved methods and systems for automated, self-service issuing of a card or other object to an individual. The system can include a self-service issuing machine that is configured to issue a card or object to a user, allow return of the card or object back into the machine, and later... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.
20080121701 - Multimedia generation system and method for biometric embedded digital multimedia data: A system and method for receiving a user's biometric data and decoding encoded biometric embedded digital multimedia data into a multimedia signal based on received biometric data in mechanisms. An example includes a dedicated DVD player with a fingerprint scanner. Alternatively, existing DVD players may be retrofitted for the same... Agent: The Maxham Firm
20080121702 - Apparatus, system, and method for measuring light-weight purchase items: An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for measuring purchase items. An identification module identifies a purchase item conforming to a specified characteristic. A communication module directs the customer to place the purchase item in an auxiliary receptacle in response to the purchase item conforming to the specified characteristic. A... Agent: Brian C. Kunzler Kunzler And Associates
20080121703 - System and method for detecting errors in position tracking systems used for medical applications: A system and method for identifying errors while tracking instrument navigations is enclosed. The method may include assigning a plurality of virtual points to a plurality of sensors. At least one of the virtual points may be a non-fixed virtual point. The assignment of virtual points to sensors may be... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20080121704 - Marking system and apparatus: A terminal for marking a paper ballot which lists a plurality of candidates and which includes a marking space for each candidate which can be either hand-marked by a voter, or machine-marked by the terminal. The terminal scans the ballot to determine the ballot format, and then presents candidate selection... Agent: Eugene M. Cummings, P.C.
20080121705 - Coded record sensing apparatus for sheets including magnetic indicia: A system for sensing coded records and structures for sensing coded records are used to sense sheets including notes and checks. The system includes at least one movable sheet supporting plate member in an automated banking machine. An angular reflective piece operatively connected with the plate member enables sensing sheets... Agent: Ralph E. Jocke Walker & Jocke Lpa
20080121706 - Vertical mount smart card reader assembly: According to an aspect of the present disclosure, a card reader for mounting onto a printed circuit board and for selectively receiving a data card therein is provided. The card reader includes a base; at least a side wall extending from the base; and a receiving slot defined by at... Agent: Tyco Electronics Corporation
20080121707 - Method, apparatus, asembly and kit for identification token: In some embodiments, an identification token assembly includes: a card-shaped plastic body having a first edge and a second edge, said plastic body having a scored line formed therein, the plastic body including a subcard body extending from the first edge of the plastic body to the second edge of... Agent: Buckley, Maschoff & Talwalkar LLC
20080121708 - Physical credentials and related methods: Directional albedo of a particular article, such as an identity card, is measured and stored. When the article is later presented, it can be confirmed to be the same particular article by re-measuring the albedo function, and checking for correspondence against the earlier-stored data. The re-measuring can be performed through... Agent: Digimarc Corporation
20080121710 - Security feature rfid card: A reader and method to allow verification or access to an RFID component of a device using analog optical properties of the RFID device. In the method, a reader analyzes optical properties of the device, obtains information on these properties from the reader or from data on the device. These... Agent: Schneck & Schneck
20080121709 - Semiconductor chip with identification codes, manufacturing method of the chip and semiconductor chip management system: There is provided a semiconductor chip using an electrical identification code and an optical identification code, both of the codes being formed in the same process to be always in one-to-one correspondence with each other. An optically readable wiring pattern associated with an electrically readable identification code is formed on... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20080121711 - Apparatus and methods for controlling an imager: A method of controlling an imager in a portable data collection device. A plurality of data structures are created with each containing a set of values for controlling an exposure process of an imager in a portable data collection device. One of the plurality of data structures is selected and... Agent: Hand Held Products, Inc.
20080121712 - Digitizing circuit for anti-ambient light noise: A system and method of extracting data from a barcode or similar symbol in relatively large ambient light is disclosed. The system uses a slice signal that follows the upper part of a negative offset signal, or the lower part of a positive offset signal, depending upon the value of... Agent: Kaplan Gilman Gibson & Dernier L.L.P.
20080121713 - Electro-optical reader with stop motion sensor: A stop motion sensor supported by a mobile electro-optical reader is operative for sensing when the mobile reader is supported in a steady state by the operator for a predetermined time period, and for automatically actuating the mobile reader in response to sensing the steady state to initiate reading of... Agent: Kirschstein, Ottinger, Israel & Schiffmiller, P.C.
20080121714 - Transmitting enhanced scanner signals on a single channel: A system and method for encoding scanner signal strength and timing information provided, possibly on multiple signal lines, from a digitizer circuit into a signal that can be transmitted on a single line to a modified decoder. A multiplexing device multiplexes the multiple signals, which can be multi-bit or dual-DBP... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P.
20080121717 - Barcode scanner with configurable video modes: A barcode scanner with configurable video modes which enhances readability of a wide range of barcode types. The barcode scanner includes a video circuit, and a configuration circuit for altering operating characteristics of the video circuit during a scanning operation for reading a plurality of different types of barcodes.... Agent: Paul W. Martin
20080121715 - Method for updating indicia readers: A data reader system comprising: a plurality of indicia readers for reading symbol indicia and producing a symbol signal representative of the symbol indicia, at least two of the indicia readers comprising: a processor for controlling the indicia reader, the processor having memory for storing firmware; a communication module configured... Agent: Hand Held Products, Inc.
20080121716 - Methods and apparatus for using noise data to enhance bar code scanning accuracy: Systems and techniques for using signal to noise ratio information to enhance bar code scanning accuracy. Noise information affecting bar code scanning operations is stored and a scan signal is monitored. Upon detection of a scan of a bar code, the signal strength of the scan signal is evaluated and... Agent: Paul W. Martin
20080121718 - Coplanar laser illumination and imaging subsystem employing spectral-mixing and despeckling of laser illumination: A coplanar laser illumination and imaging subsystem deployable in an image capturing and processing system, and including an image formation and detection (IFD) subsystem having an image sensing array and optics providing a field of view (FOV) on the image sensing array, and forming an image of an object within... Agent: Thomas J. Perkowski, Esq. P.C.
20080121719 - Digital imaging system employing the spectral-mixing of visible and invisible laser illumination during object imaging operations: A digital image capturing and processing system including an image formation and detection (IFD) subsystem having a linear image sensing array and optics providing a field of view (FOV) on the linear image sensing array. A spectral-mixing based illumination subsystem produces a first field of visible laser illumination produced from... Agent: Thomas J. Perkowski, Esq. P.C.
20080121720 - Method of driving a plurality of visible and invisible leds so as to produce an illumination beam having a dynamically managed ratio fo visible to invisible (ir) spectral energy/power during object illumination and imaging operations: A method of driving a plurality of visible and invisible laser diodes so as to produce an illumination beam having a dynamically managed ratio of visible to invisible (IR) spectral energy/power during object illumination and imaging operations. The method involves supplying a plurality of visible laser and invisible laser diodes... Agent: Thomas J. Perkowski, Esq. P.C.
20080121721 - Reflective reading structure for portable computer: A reflective reading structure with different optical paths switch for portable computer mainly takes a portable computer as main body, the front side of which a reading end is arranged and acted as an optical path for reading barcode. A securing column, respectively arranged at upper edge of two (light... Agent: Hdsl
20080121722 - Paper currency handling apparatus: There is provided a paper currency handling apparatus persistent to the demand for reduction in size and increase in capacity to improve the satisfaction level of users. In a paper currency handling apparatus, a temporary housing is arranged behind a paper currency deposit and withdrawal port; a paper currency discrimination... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20080121725 - Memory device and semiconductor device: It is an object to provide a flexible semiconductor device bearing a memory device with a highly reliable storage function, where the memory device comprises a layer containing an organic compound. Specifically, the memory device has a memory element which comprises a layer including an organic compound between a pair... Agent: Eric Robinson
20080121723 - Portable display device and information management system: In a usual state, information concerning all stores where a user is registered as a member (a list of stores where the user is registered as a member) is listed on an electronic paper of a membership card. When the user who carries the membership card enters one store where... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20080121724 - Semiconductor chips for tag applications, devices for mounting the same, and mounting method: A TAG chip includes a magnetic coating or an electrostatically chargeable structure. A device for packing semiconductor chips includes an electromagnetic or electrostatic lifter, which picks up singulated semiconductor chips of a semiconductor wafer with a magnetic coating or including an electrostatically chargeable structure from a wafer position and deposits... Agent: Edell , Shapiro & Finnan , LLC
20080121726 - Self-programming transaction card: A transaction card having a self-programming region that allows periodic update of security data is disclosed. The self-programming region contains one or more self-programming components, each of which can be switched between two states depending on the direction of an electrical current provided to the component. The self-programming components are... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, LLP/ Lucent Technologies, Inc
20080121727 - Machine-readable code format: Disclosed is a machine readable cord of a set of printed markings, wherein each printed marking of the set has a predetermined height on a substrate and represents a predetermined date value, wherein printed markings having a same predetermined height represent a same data value, and wherein printed markings representing... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC.
20080121728 - Machine-readable features for objects: The present invention provides machine-readable features for objects, both physical and electronic. One claim recites an object including a substrate and a machine-readable code provided on the substrate, the object further includes a material deposited on or incorporated in the substrate, where the material is alterable to change the machine-readable... Agent: Digimarc Corporation05/22/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category
20080116255 - Seamless screen labeling for branding, access control and content management: Methods and apparatus for assuring that branding or other labels properly appear at all times when images are shared, such as by projecting a presentation. In addition, the automatic labeling is utilized for access control and corporate content management of recorded images. The method operates by causing a computer to... Agent: Sughrue Mion, Pllc
20080116256 - System and method for authenticating an object: A method of verifying authenticity of an object including: a) a step of filling a database of a verification server comprising: physically associating an object with an electronic tag containing unique digital identification data IDobject; acquiring a photograph Pobject of the object, followed by acquiring the digital identification data IDobject;... Agent: Ip Group Of Dla Piper Us LLP
20080116254 - Wireless diagnostic download: A system and method of managing and replenishing Self-Service Terminals (SSTs). A wireless link is established between a secure vehicle and an SST in order for the SST to transmit status information to the secure vehicle to enable a decision to be taken whether to proceed with replenishment of the... Agent: Michael Chan Ncr Corporation
20080116257 - Method of duplicate check detection in a check image capture application: A method of duplicate check detection in a remote check image capture application comprises receiving check image data which is representative of an image of a check provided by a user at a remote check image capture device, storing the check image data in a check item database, determining a... Agent: Michael Chan Ncr Corporation
20080116260 - Automated reward program: A method carried out by processing a purchase by a user at a merchant; submitting purchase information to a financial institution; and assigning credit to the user according to the purchase and reward program terms tailored for the merchant. A further method carried out by issuing to a plurality of... Agent: Dubois, Bryant, Campbell & Schwartz, LLP
20080116261 - Method for personalizing chip cards: Key information is stored in a memory of a chip card for the purposes of partial personalization. For a complete personalization, an instruction sequence definition and an instruction sequence designed for a chip card application and including instructions to be carried out by the chip card are transmitted to the... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20080116258 - Multi-purpose payment card and method of using same: A multi-purpose payment card has indicia on at least one side that provides membership information for a merchant and a magnetic strip on one surface. The multi-purpose card is issued by the merchant to a card carrier and information is provided on how to activate the payment function of the... Agent: Zarley Law Firm P.L.C
20080116259 - Non-cash media card and the process for dispensing from automated teller: A non-cash media card which is dispensable through automated teller machines (ATM's), with the card having information which identifies a particular customer and the particular transaction by which the card was purchased. The invention is also a process for dispensing the non-cash media card from an automated teller machine, by... Agent: Dykas, Shaver & Nipper, LLP
20080116262 - Apparatus and method for dispensing machine control: In order to control the status and the operation of a dispensing machine assembly comprising one or more modules or sub-assemblies, at least one of modules or sub-modules is provided with an electronic tag and the machine is provided with a tag controller device for interacting with said tag by... Agent: Hess Patent Law Firm, P.c.
20080116263 - Reader/writer for automatic vending machine: The present invention provides a reader/writer for an automatic vending machine capable of easily outputting payment processing information on electronic money even when a main control section of the automatic vending machine operates abnormally. The reader/writer is provided with a detection section that detects an operating condition of a main... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.
20080116264 - Mobile transit fare payment: A system, apparatus, and method for facilitating the payment and collection of transit system fares using a mobile device. The inventive system utilizes a contactless element embedded within a mobile wireless device, such as a mobile phone, PDA, or the like. The smart element is integrated with the circuitry of... Agent: Townsend And Townsend Crew LLP
20080116267 - Container screener: A container screener apparatus that uses container barcode (e.g. Universal Product Code) scanning, and one or more container and/or container content property measurements (e.g. photograph, description, weighing, acoustic measurement), and container comparison data stored in a database to determine if a container passes or fails a container screening based on... Agent: Battelle Memorial Institute
20080116266 - Method for valuing customers and customer relationships: A computer implemented method, a computer program product, and a data processing system are provided for valuing a customer or a customer relationship. Black-Scholes model for determining option value of stocks is adapted for use in valuing customers and customer relationships. Variables of Black-Scholes model are mapped to parameters relating... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates Pc
20080116265 - Point-of-origin store and method of selling merchandise on a point-of-origin basis: The new store that includes a building that contains merchandise that was purchased by the store on a point-of-origin basis. The merchandise preferably is marketed for sale to consumers in such a way that there is consumer awareness in regard to the origin of the merchandise. The new store presents... Agent: Karl G. Hanson Attorney At Law
20080116268 - Alternative payment devices using electronic check processing as a payment mechanism: The present invention includes a merchant system that recognizes virtually any payment device or technology that uses electronic check processing as a payment mechanism. For example, the merchant system associates presentation of the payment device with information used to electronically debit a checking account, such as MICR data, and submits... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20080116269 - Rf point of sale and delivery method and system using communication with remote computer and having features to read a large number of rf tags: A method and system for providing point-of-sale and point-of-delivery and/or distribution of products in a restricted access unit near the customer. The method and system utilize products equipped with radio frequency tags and reduce the effects of energy sharing, shadowing, and nulls. In one embodiment, a plurality of RF tagged... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20080116270 - Voting machine storage and transport cart with improved security: A voter cart capable of supporting a voting terminal, optical scan ballot counter and ballot box, and multiple (collapsible) voting booths in a portable, fully usable and secure configuration. The cart is generally formed with a pair of opposing side-rails joined together in a spaced-apart configuration and mounted on castors,... Agent: Royal W. Craig Ober, Kaler, Grimes & Shriver
20080116271 - Secure reader for use in data management: A secure reader for reading a spatial code and a security feature. The secure reader comprises: (i) a security module, and (ii) a read engine for reading both a spatial code and a security feature carried by an item. The security module is operable to transmit a unique reader identification... Agent: Christopher P. Ricci Intellectual Property Section, Law Department
20080116273 - Garment tracking and processing system: A process for laundering, sorting and delivering garments is enhanced by incorporating a Radio Frequency IDentification (RFID) tag into each garment. An RFID reader antenna includes left and right interleaved parallel and vertically aligned pluralities of generally orthogonal ferrite horseshoes to shape the sensing magnetic fields. The span of coverage... Agent: Frost Brown Todd, Llc
20080116272 - Value document with luminescent properties: p
20080116274 - Garment rfid private protocol apparatus: A process for laundering, sorting and delivering garments is enhanced by incorporating a radio frequency identification RFID) tag into each garment. An RFID reader antenna includes left and right interleaved parallel and vertically aligned pluralities of orthogonal ferrite horseshoes to shape the sensing magnetic fields. An encryption scheme gives anonymity... Agent: Frost Brown Todd, Llc
20080116275 - Method and system for generating an electronic product identification report in an embedded device: An embedded device includes a web interface configured to receive a request for an electronic product information (EPID) report, and send the request to a request handling service. The embedded device further includes the request handling service, configured to deploy one or more event handling components based on the request.... Agent: Osha Liang L.l.p./sun
20080116276 - Counterfeit-proof labels having an optically concealed, invisible universal product code and an online verification system using a mobile phone: The camera of a mobile phone photographs the label at a close-up distance, with the lens of the camera regrouping the split image elements of all the color bars to reconstruct the product code that will be displayed on the screen of the mobile phone. The consumer can match the... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20080116277 - High resolution barcode and document including verification features: Systems, methods and storage mediums are disclosed for processing images and two-dimensional barcodes for two-way verification of document data. In one exemplary embodiment, image data of a document is obtained, processed and rendered into a barcode for incorporation into a reproduction of an original image of the document. The resolution... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20080116278 - System and method for providing data to a wireless device: A device having a data capture arrangement to capture data included in a data identifier, the data identifier being separate from the device and a processor to receive the data and perform an operation, the processor using at least a portion of the data to perform the operation. A method... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP
20080116279 - Hand-supportable code symbol reader employing coplanar laser illumination and linear imaging: A hand-supportable planar laser illumination and imaging (PLIIM) based code symbol reader includES: a hand-supportable housing having light transmission aperture; a linear image formation and detection module having a linear image detection array; and a planar laser illumination beam (PLIB) producing device having at least one visible laser diode (VLD)... Agent: Thomas J. Perkowski, Esq., P.c. Soundview Plaza
20080116280 - Button actuation assembly: An improved button actuation assembly for activating a switch on hand held devices such as portable barcode readers has an improved structure that absorbs and dissipates the force exerted on the button. The improved structure thus protects the switch and the button actuation assembly itself from being damaged by excessive... Agent: Duane Morris, LLP Ip Department
20080116281 - Automatic triggering in mems-based electro-optical reader and method: A housing for supporting a scan engine having an oscillatable microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) scan component is supported by an operator in a hand-held mode of operation, and is supported by a support in a hands-free mode of operation. A control detects when the housing is supported by the support, and... Agent: Kirschstein, Ottinger, Israel & Schiffmiller, P.c.
20080116282 - Vehicle license plate indicia scanning: A method of reading information bearing indicia comprising the steps of: scanning indicia on a vehicular license plate utilizing an indicia reader; decoding the data; and, utilizing the decoded data to retrieve information regarding the vehicle and/or vehicle operator from a remote database.... Agent: Hand Held Products, Inc.
20080116284 - Label and method for attaching a label to an article: A label includes a protruding part that may display information from both sides when attached to an article. Information can be added to the front surface of the label before attaching to an article without rotating the information on one portion of the label or the label 180 degrees or... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, Plc
20080116283 - Presentation instrument with non-financial functionality: Systems and methods provide multi-use electronic payment arrangements to consumers for executing electronic payment transactions. Embodiments of these payment arrangements may offer added convenience and security for consumers and merchants by integrating payment devices with more useful presentation instruments.... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20080116285 - Transaction cards having dynamically reconfigurable data interface and methods for using same: Apparatuses and methods backward compatible with existing card processing infrastructure are provided to furnish dynamically configurable data to a card reader to facilitate transactions such as credit card transactions. The inventive apparatuses and methods are operable even with card readers configured to read statically implemented data, such as statically implement... Agent: Ipsg, P.c.
20080116286 - Methods and systems for accessing financial prospectus data: Methods and systems for accessing prospectus data are provided. These methods and systems utilize electronically readable media incorporated into a printed financial prospectus to provide access to data in an electronic format. A suitable device may then be used to read data from the electronically readable media and store the... Agent: Sheila F. Mcshane Fish & Neave05/15/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category
20080110971 - Service provision method and system employing threshold range of pricing and leveling: Systems and methods provide access to services. A base ticket value is determined based on a price range for a subject service. A ticket manager engine translates the price range into a ticket level. End users/ticket holders present the leveled ticket for redemption of the particular service from a participant's... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.c.
20080110970 - Switch device, information processing device, and reproduction device: An operation signal corresponding to an input operation on a rotating body by a user is output to an information-processing unit 400 and the operation signal is processed by a processing condition in accordance with the condition of the input operation. Based on the information property such as sound volume... Agent: Kratz, Quintos & Hanson, LLP
20080110972 - Method for preventing lottery ticket theft: An anti-theft lottery ticket includes a substrate, a redemption bar code printed on one side of the substrate, and play symbols printed in a play area on one side of the substrate. The play area is covered with a scratch-off material and a destructible bar code is printed over a... Agent: Elliot Furman
20080110973 - System and method of credit data collection and verification: A system and method for verifying a stream of payments includes accepting a request for verification and, optionally, supporting documentation relating to the payments from a user such as a consumer and transmitting the request and the supporting documentation to a verifier who is unknown to the consumer at the... Agent: Dla Piper Us LLP Attn: Patent Group
20080110976 - Banking machine that operates responsive to data bearing records and that has user interface illumination devices: A banking system controlled by data bearing records. The system includes an automated banking machine (10) including a card reader (16) operative to read identifying data from user cards. The identifying data is used authorize operation of the automated banking machine. The banking machine includes a user interface (15). The... Agent: Ralph E. Jocke Walker & Jocke Lpa
20080110974 - Cash dispensing automated banking machine diagnostic method: An automated banking machine (10) includes a lockable first fascia portion (20) which when unlocked enables access to a chest lock input device (104), inputs to which enable opening a chest door (18) of the machine. Opening the first fascia portion also enables access to an actuator (116) which enables... Agent: Ralph E. Jocke Walker & Jocke Lpa
20080110975 - Cash dispensing automated banking machine diagnostic method: An automated banking machine (10) includes a lockable first fascia portion (20) which when unlocked enables access to a chest lock input device (104), inputs to which enable opening a chest door (18) of the machine. Opening the first fascia portion also enables access to an actuator (116) which enables... Agent: Ralph E. Jocke Walker & Jocke Lpa
20080110978 - Cardholder localization based on transaction data: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, for cardholder localization based on transaction data. In general, a determination of one or more possible base locations of a cardholder of a payment card may be initiated. Transactions of the cardholder may be associated with merchant customer base location profiles, where each... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.c Attn: Patent Intake Customer No. 76615
20080110977 - Wireless transaction instrument having display and on-board power supply and method of using same: A wireless financial transaction instrument, such as a card, has a magnetic stripe, a display, and an on-board power supply, such as a battery, and is usable with a dual capture point of sale terminal. Information is received by such a terminal from the card wirelessly, and also from the... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella (amex)
20080110979 - Enhanced bank card with lottery feature: A method of purchasing goods or services with use of a bank credit, debit or ATM card. The bank card is of the type issued to consumers as a means of identifying the consumers and for extending credit to consumers for the purchase of goods or services. Purchases made by... Agent: Dergosits & Noah LLP
20080110980 - System and method for establishment of rules governing child accounts: A system and method for establishment of rules governing child accounts may include associating, in a database, a first transaction card through which access to monetary funds is extended with a second transaction card through which access to said monetary funds is extended. Also, in said database, said second transaction... Agent: Merchant & Gould Pc
20080110982 - Anti-crime online transaction system: A method to enforce anti-money laundering, anti-terrorist financing and other anti-crime measures in compliance with the Bank Secrecy Act and the USA PATRIOT Act in the USA or equivalent laws in other countries, and to reduce fraud in e-commerce activities such as online banking, trading, money services, shopping, etc. by... Agent: Fulbright And Jaworski LLP
20080110981 - Projected user input device for a fuel dispenser and related applications: Methods and systems for preventing fraudulent acquisition of private transaction information associated with customer input at a fuel dispenser are disclosed. According to one embodiment, a fuel dispenser includes a hose and nozzle combination that receives fuel to dispense to the customer's vehicle. The fuel dispenser includes a user interface... Agent: Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP
20080110983 - Method and apparatus for using at least a portion of a one-time password as a dynamic card verification value: Method and apparatus for using at least a portion of a one-time password as a dynamic card verification value (CVV) are disclosed. A credit/debit card is able to generate a dynamic card verification value (CVV). Such a card may also include an indication that the dynamic CVV is to be... Agent: Moore & Van Allen, Pllc For Bofa
20080110984 - Diaper product, supply information management system, usage information management system and diaper product management system: A supply information management system (710) comprises a reader/writer (711) for writing process information on each of the processes to an IC tag (5) and reading information out from the IC tag (5), the reader/writer being provided for a station for performing each of processes to supply a diaper product... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.l.p.
20080110985 - Electronic voting system: A method is described that involves creating a private key and a public key cryptographic key pair, generating a unique and random identifier for a voter's vote and accepting an election vote from said voter. The vote and identifier are electronically signed with the private key to create a digital... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman
20080110986 - Dual elevation weapon station and method of use: A gimbaled weapon system (GWS) includes a method of recording target engagement during operation of the GWS. The GWS includes a sighting system, a weapon cradle and a weapon, wherein the weapon cradle is elevated using a first elevation drive. The sighting system is moved in elevation relative to the... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP
20080110987 - Method and system for diagnosing a magnetic reader: The illustrative embodiments provide a magnetic reader assembly, a magnetic reader subassembly, a computer implemented method, and a computer program product for diagnosing a magnetic reader subassembly. A processor generates a test signal during a diagnostic period. The processor then receives a return signal from the magnetic reader subassembly. The... Agent: Duke W. Yee Yee & Associates, P.c.
20080110988 - Active sensing device configured to capture and decode infrared (ir) position tags from a page: The invention relates to an active sensing device configured to capture and decode infrared (IR) position tags from a page. The sensing device includes a force sensor photodiode configured to sense when a portion of the device is in contact with the page, and an image sensor configured to image... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20080110989 - Systems and methods for reducing interference by modulating a reader transmitted signal within the transmission channel: Systems and methods for reducing interference by warbling a reader transmitted signal are described. To reduce interference in a densely packed multiple reader environment, a reader modulates or warbles the frequency or phase of the transmitted signal during a reception portion of a symbol exchange period. The transmitted signal is... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.
20080110991 - Apparatus and methods for providing active functions using encoded two-dimensional arrays: Embodiments of the present invention provide apparatus and/or methods for providing interactive functionality using a two-dimensional coded array. Some embodiments can include a reader configured to receive coded data from the two-dimensional coded array and a display configured to display an active menu corresponding to data content of the coded... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec, P.a.
20080110990 - Method for detecting forged barcodes: A method of printing a two-dimensional barcode by tilting the print head, which results in tilted barcode, and methods of detecting various types of attempts to forge the tilted barcode including: (i) a low level forgery that consists of a simple scan and reprint of the barcode, (ii) a low... Agent: Pitney Bowes Inc. 35 Waterview Drive
20080110992 - Method of illuminating objects at a point of sale (pos) station by adaptively controlling the spectral composition of the wide-area illumination beam produced from an illumination subsystem within an automatic digital image capture and processing system: A method of illuminating objects using adaptively controlled mixing of spectral illumination energy to form and detect digital images of objects at a POS. The method comprises providing, at a POS environment, a digital image capture and processing system having a system housing with an imaging window, and an area-type... Agent: Thomas J. Perkowski, Esq., P.c.
20080110993 - Hand-supportable code symbol reader employing coplanar laser illumination and linear imaging: A hand-supportable coplanar laser illumination and imaging (PLIIM) based code symbol reader includes: a hand-supportable housing having light transmission aperture; a linear image formation and detection module having a linear image detection array; and a planar laser illumination beam (PLIB) producing a coplanar laser illumination and imaging based device having... Agent: Thomas J. Perkowski, Esq., P.c. Soundview Plaza
20080110994 - Method of illuminating objects during digital image capture operations by mixing visible and invisible spectral illumination energy at point of sale (pos) environments: A method of illuminating objects using adaptively controlled mixing of spectral illumination energy to form and detect digital images of objects at POS environments with sufficiently high image contrast and quality. The method comprises provides, at a POS environment, a digital image capture and processing system having a system housing... Agent: Thomas J. Perkowski, Esq., P.c.
20080110996 - Card: At least two code rows are printed in UV-luminous ink on a surface of the card on which a mark of the card are printed. The codes 44 and 44 correspond to the mark. A space between the two code rows is provided in a direction which across a reading... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20080110995 - Method for embedding machine-readable information with fluorescent materials: Disclosed is a method of embedding machine readable information on a substrate, including converting the information to machine readable code format and writing the machine readable code format on the substrate with at least one fluorescent marking material. Also disclosed is a system for embedding and recovering machine readable information... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, Plc.
20080110997 - Flat mailable three-dimensional holder: A flat mailable subcard holder is disclosed which, in some embodiments, includes a first planar portion having a top surface and a bottom surface, wherein the top surface defines a first portion of a recess, a second planar portion having a top surface and a bottom surface, wherein the top... Agent: Buckley, Maschoff & Talwalkar Llc05/08/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category
20080105737 - User programmable fix transactions: A storage medium having computer readable code for configuring a computer code object to conduct financial transactions using the financial information exchange protocol, comprising computer readable code for generating a graphical user interface for assisting a user in providing input indicative of rules of engagement to be used in conducting... Agent: David Aker
20080105738 - Device and method for dosing by using a scale: A device for dosing a number of constituents according to a given formula with a scale (1) containing a formula memory. The scale (1) is equipped with a transponder read unit (2), the given formula is storable in a transponder (4) and transmittable to the formula memory with the transponder... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20080105739 - Electronic money system and transaction method using the same: An electronic money system and an electronic money terminal used therein which facilitate and promote the transaction by card representing cash. A user carries out a transaction by using an information card storing data representing monetary value, and in a case where the balance on the card is insufficient, the... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20080105740 - Self-checkout system with plurality of capacity-detecting loading stations: A system and method for scanning goods and loading the goods into receptacles by a user includes a scanner and a plurality of loading stations. The scanner scans the goods, and the scanned goods are placed on the loading stations. Each loading station separately obtains a weight of the goods... Agent: Carey, Rodriguez, Greenberg & Paul, LLP Steven M. Greenberg
20080105742 - Device and method of electronic voting using mobile terminal: Provided are a device for and a method of electronic voting (e-voting) using a wireless terminal. The e-voting device comprises: a voter identity verifying unit which verifies a voter can be allowed to vote based on a certificate of the voter received from a wireless terminal of the voter over... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP
20080105741 - Method and system for validating mail ballots: Methods and systems for validating signatures on ballots sent through the mail that do not require significant amounts of hardware and/or software to perform are provided. The envelope for returning a ballot by mail includes a signature area in which the voter will sign and a reserved area in which... Agent: Pitney Bowes Inc. 35 Waterview Drive
20080105743 - Y-adapter with embedded wireless port: An improved way to add a wireless peripheral to existing digital systems is taught. A small lightweight and low-cross-section adapter is illustrated that is suitable for use suspended inline with the cables attached to it. The adapter has an embedded wireless port for receiving decoded data from a wireless peripheral,... Agent: Walstein Bennett Smith Iii
20080105744 - Authentication by means of geometric security features: A method of authenticating value documents has the following steps: a) providing a document to be checked for authenticity, b) providing a high-frequency magnetic excitation field, c) providing a trajectory path for checking the document, d) providing a detection coil, e) the detection coil receiving a detection signal when the... Agent: Shlesinger, Arkwright & Garvey LLP
20080105745 - Devices and/or systems for illuminating barcodes: Certain exemplary embodiments can comprise a system, which can comprise a barcode reader adapted to obtain an image of a barcode. The barcode reader can comprise a camera. The camera can define a camera axis. The barcode reader can comprise a lighting module that comprises set of lighting elements that... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20080105746 - Devices and/or systems for automatically imaging barcodes: Certain exemplary embodiments can comprise a system, which can comprise a barcode reader adapted to obtain an image of a barcode. The barcode reader can comprise a camera. The camera can define a camera axis. The barcode reader can comprise a lighting module that comprises set of lighting elements that... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20080105747 - System and method for selecting a portion of an image: Described is a system and method for selecting a portion of an image. The method comprises obtaining a first image by an image capture device, analyzing the first image to detect at least one predetermined object therein, generating a second image as a function of the first image, the second... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP
20080105749 - Methods for automatically imaging barcodes: Certain exemplary embodiments can comprise a method, which can comprise automatically obtaining an image of a barcode. The image can be obtained via a barcode reader. The barcode reader can comprise a camera. The camera can define a camera axis. The barcode reader can comprise a lighting module that comprises... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20080105748 - Methods for illuminating barcodes: Certain exemplary embodiments can comprise a method, which can comprise obtaining an image of a barcode. The image can be obtained via a barcode reader. The barcode reader can comprise a camera. The camera can define a camera axis. The barcode reader can comprise a lighting module that comprises set... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20080105750 - Card reading device and card game fraud detection device: A card reading device comprises a rail (18) for guiding a card; card sensors (46, 48, 50) for detecting a passing card which is slid by hand and guided by the rail (18), which are placed in a card sliding direction with a certain gap; and reading sensors (52, 54)... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20080105751 - Powered authenticating cards: The present invention provides systems and methods for powered video game playing cards, powered voter authentication cards, powered financial transaction cards, and methods for administering the use of each. The cards generally include a thin, flexible substrate and a battery disposed within the substrate. A dynamic token value generator and/or... Agent: Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP
20080105752 - Method and system for kitting smart cards with a shrink wrap license: Smart Cards are kitted by preprinting a piece of film with a licensing agreement, wrapping the film around the Smart Card and sealing the package. The kitted Smart Card is much smaller and thus easier and cheaper to store and transport than standard #10 envelopes. The assembly process reduces damage... Agent: The Directv Group, Inc. Patent Docket Administration05/01/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category
20080099548 - Currency counter: A currency counter for counting currency documents, each currency document having disposed thereon or therein coded data including a number of coded data portions. Each coded data portion is indicative of an identity of the currency document. The counter includes an input for receiving a number of currency documents to... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20080099549 - Organizational arrangements for self-coordinated machine networks: The invention is a mode of operation for an improved self-coordinated machine network. The invention is used for applications where individual machine may be dormant for a significant fraction of total use time to save power. The invention provides organizational functions which allow the network to save power by having... Agent: Mark Rodgers
20080099550 - Portable patient card, information system, and procedure for patient information: A portable personalized tracker card is provided. The tracker card may be a patient tracker card. The tracker card includes a control unit, a memory for storing personal data, an energy supply unit and an electrochromic display for displaying the personal data... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20080099552 - Method and apparatus for wireless authorization: A system, method, apparatus, means and computer program products for conducting wireless authorization include transmitting, from a transaction terminal to a payment card device, payment transaction data associated with a purchase transaction, associating an approval code stored in the payment card device with the payment transaction data, transmitting the approval... Agent: Buckley, Maschoff & Talwalkar LLC
20080099551 - System and method for providing a gift card which affords benefits beyond what is purchased: A system, computer product and method are provided for a card issuer providing a prepaid gift card to a purchaser, the gift card usable by a recipient of the card to pay merchants who participate in a financial network. The method includes receiving a payment of a predetermined amount, and... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20080099553 - Watch for transacting financial transactions: An alternative for smart card financial transactions is provided in which the smart card functionality is provided as part of a watch containing a RuBee antenna and transceiver for transmitting the authorization information to a receiver separate from the watch. This form factor allows the user to maintain the card... Agent: Marina Larson & Associates, LLC
20080099554 - Material dispensing station: A method of verifying a material application including the steps of inputting a first product number, inputting a second product number and confirming. The inputting of the first product number is done from a routing instrument. The inputting of the second product number is done from a number physically associated... Agent: Deere & Company
20080099555 - Electronic image acquisition for gaming systems: Methods and devices are provided for making, storing and retrieving electronic representations of payment documents such as payment tickets used for gaming machines. Some implementations sort currency and non-currency payment documents. According to some embodiments, electronic representations are made only of non-currency payment documents. After an electronic representation of a... Agent: Beyer Weaver LLP
20080099556 - Card having password input key: The present invention provides a card having password input keys, which can prevent duplication of a credit card, a cash card, or an electronic identification card by a unauthorized third party upon loss or theft of the card, and which is constructed so that a separate password, other than a... Agent: Hyun Jong Park Tuchman & Park LLC
20080099557 - Distributed inventory management system: Disclosed is a distributed inventory management system in which a self-awareness, self-regulating and self-organizing method is used to compile on a real-time basis ad hoc databases from which the locations of a number of geographically distributed inventory units (e.g., pallets, shipping containers, trailers, railroad cards, trucks, and even people) can... Agent: Law Offices Of Morland C Fischer
20080099558 - Card reader with multiple slots: A card reader with multiple slots to convert data stored in electronic cards in different format into the interface format of Express Card™ and to output the converted data to a computer includes an insulation casing, two slots, one Express Card™ connector, and data relay unit to convert the data... Agent: Troxell Law Office PLLC Suite 1404
20080099559 - Dual interface sim card adapter with detachable antenna: A dual interface SIM card adaptor is described for use with an existing SIM card slot that provides a dual interface electronic information storage card. The dual interface SIM card carrier comprises a flexible printed circuit board, a mini-sized SIM card, a housing to house the mini-sized SIM card, and... Agent: Macronix C/o Haynes Beffel & Wolfeld LLP
20080099560 - Processing method and apparatus for recording media having printed magnetic ink characters: A method and apparatus to evaluate transportation of a recording medium based on a detection signal from a magnetic head, and based on the result of this evaluation to efficiently execute a post-processing operation such as sorting the recording media after passing the magnetic head reading position. Using this method... Agent: Anderson, Kill & Olick, P.C.
20080099561 - Method of using an indicia reader: A method of completing a transaction comprising the steps of: a customer remotely ordering a product from a provider; the provider sending an indicia to the customer, the indicia being representative of the product ordered; the provider sending authentication data to the customer for utilization as an authentication process at... Agent: Hand Held Products, Inc.
20080099562 - Packing envelope printing method for automatic medicine packing machine: A packing envelope printing method for an automatic medicine packing machine includes steps of calculating data amount, deciding excess data, in which whether the calculated data amount exceeds a reference data amount that is preset is decided; selecting bar code printing method according to the decision, in which one dimension... Agent: Park Law Firm
20080099563 - Automatic operation of a wireless device based on physical speed: A wireless device operates in an operating state determined as a function of the wireless device's physical physical speed. In some implementations, the wireless device determines the physical speed using a GPS (global positioning system). If the wireless device determines based on the physical position and/or physical speed that the... Agent: Smart & Biggar P.o. Box 2999, Station D
20080099564 - Sample plate for supporting bar code scanning: A sample plate for supporting bar code scanning is provided, comprising first-circle sample slots distributed along the circumference of the sample plate and clear slots each communicating correspondingly with each of the sample slots, wherein an angle α is formed between the line connecting the center of the circle of... Agent: Beyer Weaver LLP
20080099565 - Package security having a static element and a dynamic element: A package security feature is provided, the package security feature having a static element and a dynamic element. The dynamic element selectively interacts with the static element to enable identification and anti-tampering for a package.... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20080099566 - Rfid reporting personal health card and related systems: A personal health card that includes a smartcard with an RFID device that automatically reports certain RFID response information when illuminated by an interrogation signal from an RFID reader, such as an authorized first responder interrogation device issued to police, fire, lifeguard, or EMT personnel. The RFID response information may... Agent: Mehrman Law Office, P.C.
20080099567 - Input device: An input device for applying a signal depending on a user-operated key to an information processing device is disclosed which includes a plurality of keys including a function-key pad and a ten-key pad; and a communication section for transmitting data to and from a non-contact IC or a device equivalent... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.Previous industry: Selective cutting (e.g., punching)
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