Patents Assigned to NCR Corporation
  • Patent number: 10515347
    Abstract: Techniques for transacting with a kiosk are provided. A user activates a remoting feature of a kiosk. A kiosk agent on the kiosk directly or indirectly causes a link to be sent to a mobile device of the user. The link when activated on the mobile device providing an interface for transacting with the kiosk from the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Venkataramana Ans, Marreddy Thumma
  • Patent number: 10515245
    Abstract: Various embodiments herein each include at least one of systems, methods, devices, barcode scanners, and software for variable depth of field scanning and lighting devices and methods. One such embodiment includes adjusting variable lenses on each of a plurality of barcode scanner scan-field lighting elements to a first depth of field and capturing a number of first images with a camera of a barcode scanner at the first depth of field. The method of this embodiment then outputs at least one of the number of the first images to a barcode reading process. This example method may then continue by adjusting the variable lenses of each of the plurality of barcode scanner scan-field lighting elements to a second depth of field, capturing a number of second images with the camera of the barcode scanner at the second depth of field, and then outputting at least one of the number of the second images to the barcode reading process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Eugene Semblante Ynclino, V, Ferdinand Uy Calderon
  • Patent number: 10509657
    Abstract: Various embodiments herein each include at least one of systems, devices, methods, and software for forced device reinitialization without mandatory restart. One method embodiment includes receiving, by a first device, a first data communication and responding, by the first device, to the first data communication with a second data communication identifying a state of the first device as a reset state. This embodiment further includes receiving, by the first device in response to the second data communication, a third data communication including data to alter the state of the first device from the reset state to a programmed state. Such embodiments may then implement the data of the third data communication to place the first device in the programmed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Jeremy Cyle Taylor, Mustafa Abdulelah, Nicholas Caine, Andrew Klenzak, Brian Patrick Rogers, Sergio Silva, Andrew John Wurfel
  • Patent number: 10504015
    Abstract: An item security system and method of verifying items selected for purchase at a checkout station which focus on reducing losses at the checkout station as opposed to exits. One example method includes reading wireless tags on items at a checkout station by a wireless tag reader, reading barcodes on a number of the items at the checkout station by a barcode reader, comparing the number of items with read barcodes to the items with read wireless tags, and issuing an alert when the number of items is less than all of the items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventor: Gregory Scott Egan
  • Patent number: 10504100
    Abstract: A terminal and methods are presented for displaying customer information about a transaction occurring on a point of sale terminal on a customer's portable computing device. Creating a virtual session on the portable computing device permits additional information to be presented to the customer. The invention allows the virtual session to be started and ended without the need for assistance by an operator for the point of sale terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventor: Nathaniel Christopher Herwig
  • Patent number: 10504354
    Abstract: Providing security for a sensitive item is implemented using geo-fencing. A geo-fence may be established as a dynamic virtual perimeter defining the maximum allowable distance between a sensitive item for which security is provided, and a security providing entity. The sensitive item has a first trackable device associated with it and the security providing entity has a second trackable device associated with it. The first trackable device and the second trackable device are paired to each other and tracked. The dynamic virtual perimeter may encompass and move with the moving location of one of the trackable devices. A notification is provided when the first trackable device or the second trackable device is out of the virtual dynamic perimeter. The sensitive item may be a bank cash cassette and the security providing entity may be a person responsible for the bank cash cassette.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Rafael Torcida Fernandez, Stuart Birse
  • Patent number: 10504043
    Abstract: Various embodiments herein each include at least one of systems, methods, and software for shift management over social networks. Some such embodiments include a bot that listens to one or more social network communication channels for textual postings that indicate an intent to request a shift trade or substitute and an intent to accept the trade or to be the substitute. Such intent may be identified in textual postings through natural language processing. A shift management system may be updated in some embodiments to keep data in the shift management system up to date. Such embodiments allow for modern communication between employees regarding shifts to be conducted via employee-preferred channels while also keeping shift management systems current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventor: Jan Fedak
  • Patent number: 10503894
    Abstract: An Operating System (OS) command launcher or loader is newly obfuscated each time a command is successfully processed by the OS command launcher. Moreover, a binary for the OS command launcher is validated each time a command is attempted to be processed for execution by the OS command launcher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventor: Nir Veltman
  • Patent number: 10504083
    Abstract: A financial services center for use with a remote teller station. The financial services center comprises: a video interface for connecting to the remote teller station; and an ATM operable to dispense funds in response to commands received from (i) the remote teller station, and (ii) a transaction host. The ATM is operable to transmit a transaction update to the transaction host, where the transaction update provides information about funds dispensed in response to authorization from the remote teller station. This ensures that the transaction host receives information about funds dispensed in response to authorization received from each of the transaction host and the remote teller station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventor: Gordon Forsyth
  • Patent number: 10504019
    Abstract: A contactless card is provided. The card in a non-activated state lacks a circuit between a chip on the card and an antenna on the card. When one or more contact points on the card are pressed, the circuit is formed and the chip is powered on through an antenna that receives signals from a card reader. Once powered on, in an embodiment, the chip produces a one-time transaction specific token for authenticating a transaction using the card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventor: Weston Lee Hecker
  • Patent number: 10504315
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and apparatus for transporting items of media along a transport path. The apparatus comprises at least one clamp member to apply a clamp force to a bunch of media items located between a support surface and said clamp member, wherein said clamp member is selectively moveable towards or away from said support surface to apply a predetermined clamp force to the bunch of media items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Frank B. Dunn, Matthew Sonnenberg
  • Patent number: 10503488
    Abstract: Examples of a system and method for updating a payment processing system to conform with a standard are generally described. A method may include generating an update code configured to replace or be inserted into an executable code file. The method may include sending the update code to a payment processing system for implementation in the payment processing system. The update code may include validation code or mapping code. The payment processing system may include validation rules or mapping rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Francesco Maria Lettieri, Mervin Amos, Monish Meiappan
  • Patent number: 10496802
    Abstract: A login event is detected that is directed to a protected application. A geographical position of a device from which the login event originated is recorded in response to the login event. Also, a camera in communication with the device is activated and an image is take of an operator of the device in response to the login event. The login event, the geographical position, and the image are provided for security auditing to a security system associated with the protected application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventor: Daniel Weis
  • Patent number: 10492020
    Abstract: A mobile application is configured for providing contextual information to a consumer operating a mobile device and/or reporting contextual information to an enterprise service about the mobile device. The contextual information is provided or reported when the mobile device is detected within a geofence area; the geofence area surrounds a retailer of interest to the consumer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Karishma Anand, Deborah Galdes, Christopher Hoffmann, Puneet Kumar, Soon Clarissa, Vijay Yellapragada, Wing Yip, Marshall Yuan, Suzan Szollar
  • Patent number: 10484369
    Abstract: A user initiates a voice request to perform an operation with an external service and provides a voice credential for the operation. A determination is made as to whether the user has used a separate device from that which is associated with the voice request to log into the external service within a preceding amount of time before the voice request and/or within a succeeding amount of time following the voice request. If the user has such a login with the external service, the voice operation is processed on behalf of the user with the external service using the voice credential; otherwise the voice request is ignored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventor: Jeffrey Stephen Cooper
  • Patent number: 10482434
    Abstract: Various embodiments herein each include at least one of systems, methods, and software for value transfer between disparate systems. One such embodiment includes receiving a transfer request to transfer a value from a first account provider to an account maintained with a second account provider and including data identifying an individual or entity that initiated the transfer request. This method also includes identifying the second account provider based on data included in the transfer request and generating a request to transfer the value of the transfer request to the account in a format compatible with the second account provider. The method may then transmit the generated request to the second account provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Mohammad Jamal Mohiuddin, Sanjay Menghani, Bhanu Prakash Singh
  • Patent number: 10482509
    Abstract: Techniques for collaborative shopping are presented. During a shopping transaction, a customer collaborates in real time with one or more additional participants. Real-time and dynamic feedback is provided to the customer from the participants throughout the shopping transaction. Furthermore, real-time and dynamic feedback is provided from the customer to the participants throughout the shopping transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Richard Chavie, Daniel Frederick White, Mark Grossi, Michael Robertson McNamara
  • Patent number: 10482723
    Abstract: Embodiments of a system and method for multidirectional dispensing of media at a self-service terminal (SST) are generally described herein. A method for dispensing media at a SST may include rotationally pivoting a first arm of a media dispenser of the SST away from a second arm of the media dispenser to receive media in a first direction, and activating a first set of rollers of the first arm to dispense the media in a second direction, the second direction at an angle generally orthogonal to the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen W. Swaine, Andrew Colley, Derek Pont
  • Patent number: 10475015
    Abstract: A user is authenticated for a session with a server, the server generates a unique session token valid during an active session with the server. Valid outstanding transactions for the active session are presented to the user. A selected outstanding transaction is provided to a Self-Service Terminal (SST) with the unique session token. The SST validates the unique session token and the selected outstanding transaction with the server. Upon confirmation from the server, the SST completes the selected outstanding transaction at the SST.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventor: Jonathan S. Black
  • Patent number: 10475019
    Abstract: Various embodiments each include at least one of systems, methods, devices, and software for operating mobile devices as beacon devices. One embodiment in the form of a method includes retrieving data, from a backend system by a mobile device app that executes on a first mobile device, of an open bill associated in the backend system with a first customer account. This method further includes receiving a radio signal via a transceiver of the mobile device. The radio signal in such embodiments includes an identifier encoded therein. The method also includes transmitting the identifier encoded in the received radio signal to the backend system to associate a second customer account with the open bill in the backend system, the second customer account associated with the identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Taylor Drake Morgan, Eric Josef Goetschalckx, Andrew Colton Smith, Ethan Michael Edgerton