Patents Assigned to VeriFone, Inc.
  • Patent number: 11397835
    Abstract: A data entry device including a housing, data entry circuitry located within the housing, a keypad mounted in the housing and having a plurality of movable key elements which, when depressed, are displaced to at least a predetermined extent from a first location within the housing to a second location within the housing and Optical Finger Navigation (OFN) circuitry mounted inside the housing, being operative for sensing at least some of the plurality of movable key elements when depressed and displaced to at least the predetermined extent from the first location within the housing to the second location within the housing and providing a key displacement output indicating key displacement to the data entry circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: VERIFONE, INC.
    Inventors: John Henry Barrowman, Doug Leigh Manchester, William Martin Johansen, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11356271
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing a trusted keystore are disclosed. In one embodiment, in an information processing apparatus comprising at least one computer processor, a method for providing a trusted keystore may include: (1) selecting and storing a root Keyblock Protection Key (KBPK) in a trusted domain; (2) for each key class: creating a keyblock with a class KBPK; and storing the keyblock in an untrusted keystore in an unfrosted domain; (3) loading keyblocks to a trusted key manager in the trusted domain; (4) decrypting the keyblocks with an encryption class key; (5) verifying the keyblocks under a MAC class key; (6) loading class keyblocks to the trusted key manager from the untrusted keystore; (7) writing the keyblocks to the untrusted keystore; and (8) writing class keyblock MACs in a hierarchy to the untrusted keystore. A number of levels in the hierarchy is based on an amount of available storage in the trusted domain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: VERIFONE, INC.
    Inventor: Chris Madden
  • Patent number: 11281508
    Abstract: Systems and methods for low memory killer protection are disclosed. According to one embodiment, in an information processing apparatus comprising at least one computer processor and executing an operating system including a LMK subsystem, a method for providing low memory killer (LMK) protection may include: (1) a non-system application embedded with a SDK initiating a foreground service at the beginning of a use case session; (2) the non-system application causing the foreground service to create an ongoing notification with the operating system, wherein the ongoing notification causes the non-system application to have no lower than a perceptible LMK status during the use case session; (3) the non-system application completing the use case session; and (4) the non-system application causing the foreground service to remove the ongoing notification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: VERIFONE, INC.
    Inventors: Joshua David Galicia, Nicholas James Versino, Christopher Scott Gremo, Robert Ferguson
  • Publication number: 20220036333
    Abstract: Systems and methods for touchless alternate payment provider selection at kiosks of payment terminals using mobile electronic devices are disclosed. In one embodiment, at a cloud-based information processing apparatus comprising at least one computer processor, a method for touchless alternate payment provider selection at a payment terminal using a mobile electronic device may include: (1) receiving, from a mobile electronic device and at a uniform resource locator, a communication comprising an identifier for a kiosk or a payment terminal; (2) retrieving an alternate payment provider selection menu; (3) communicating the alternate payment provider selection menu to the mobile electronic device; (4) receiving an alternate payment provider selection from the mobile electronic device; and (5) communicating the alternate payment provider selection to the kiosk or the payment terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Applicant: VeriFone, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy BELOSTOCK, James Harrison BULLARD, Timothy O'LOUGHLIN
  • Patent number: 11233830
    Abstract: Systems and methods for point-to-point encryption compliance are disclosed. In one embodiment, in a point of interaction device comprising at least one computer processor, a method for point-to-point encryption compliance may include: (1) receiving card data from a card reading device; (2) determining an error with the card data; (3) generating substitute data by replacing at least a portion of the card data with substitute data; and (4) communicating the substitute data to a payment server. The card data may be received from a magnetic stripe reader, from an EMV card reader, or from a contactless card reader. The error may include comprises the card data not being compliant with ISO-7813.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: VERIFONE, INC.
    Inventors: Scott Raymond Yale, Joachim Vance
  • Patent number: 11221368
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining battery capacity in portable electronic devices are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method for determining battery capacity in a portable electronic device may include: (1) disabling battery charging for the portable electronic device; (2) measuring a voltage and a current across terminals for a battery installed in the portable electronic device; (3) calculating a voltage offset across the battery using an estimate of an internal resistance for the battery by multiplying the current by the estimate of the internal resistance for the battery; (4) calculating an estimate of the open circuit voltage for the battery by subtracting the voltage offset across the battery calculated from the measured voltage; (5) retrieving a battery capacity based on the estimate of the open circuit voltage; (6) quantifying the battery capacity; and (7) displaying the quantified battery capacity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: VERIFONE, INC.
    Inventors: Robert Stuckey, Nageswari Srinivasan
  • Patent number: 11088767
    Abstract: A point of sale device including an LCD display, a contactless payment antenna arranged in propinquity to the LCD display, LCD control circuitry and contactless communication circuitry associated with the contactless payment antenna, the LCD control circuitry and the contactless communication circuitry operating at least partially in time coordination with each other in order to prevent interference therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: VERIFONE, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Schmid, Jack Richard Grenfell, Marinel Rivera, Mehran Mirkazemi, Scott McKibben, Christopher Delgado, Ephraim Chrolovich
  • Patent number: 11048889
    Abstract: A key entry device including a housing, a keypad array disposed within the housing and including a plurality of keys, a key contact array disposed within the housing below the keypad array and including a plurality of contact pairs, a dome array underlying the keypad array and the key contact array and including a plurality of domes, and a protrusion array underlying the dome array and including a plurality of protrusions, whereby depression of one of the plurality of keys of the keypad array causes a corresponding one of the domes of the dome array to be displaced downwardly and to be deformed by pushing engagement with a corresponding one of the protrusions of the protrusion array into contact with at least one of the contact pairs of the key contact array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: VeriFone, Inc.
    Inventors: Igal Yanko, Mehran Mirkazemi-Moud, Donald James Jones
  • Patent number: 11042628
    Abstract: Systems and methods for authentication code entry using mobile electronic devices are disclosed. In one embodiment, in an information processing device comprising at least one computer processor, a display, and an input device a method for authentication code entry may include: (1) receiving, at the information processing device, a masking pattern for receiving entry of an authentication code, the masking pattern specifying an order for entering the authentication code; (2) presenting, on the display, a prompt to enter the authentication code in accordance with the masking pattern; (3) receiving, at the input device, a masked authentication code entry where the masked authentication code entry comprises the authentication code entered in accordance with the masking pattern; and (4) storing the masked authentication code entry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: VeriFone, Inc.
    Inventors: Chris Anthony Madden, Imran A. Hajimusa
  • Patent number: 11010762
    Abstract: Systems and methods for authentication code entry in touch-sensitive screen enabled devices are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method for entering data to a data entry device comprising at least one computer processor and a touch-sensitive screen may include (1) the touch-sensitive screen sensing a first input comprising at least one finger touch; (2) the touch-sensitive screen sensing a release of the first input; (3) the at least one computer processor determining a first number of finger touches in the first input; and (4) the at least one computer processor using the first number of finger touches to identify a first portion of an authentication code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: VeriFone, Inc.
    Inventors: Imran A. Hajimusa, Glen Robson, Davey Faoro
  • Patent number: 10921891
    Abstract: Systems and methods for authentication code entry in touch-sensitive screen enabled devices are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method for entering authentication value data to a data entry device that comprises at least one computer processor and a touch-sensitive screen may include: (1) the touch-sensitive screen sensing a control touch on the touch-sensitive screen; (2) the touch-sensitive screen sensing a release of the control touch from the touch-sensitive screen; (3) the at least one computer processor determining a number of first touches sensed by the touch-sensitive screen in a period between the sensing of the control touch and the sensing of the release of the control touch; and (4) the at least one computer processor using the number of first touches to represent a value in an authentication code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: VeriFone, Inc.
    Inventors: Chih-Chang Lin, Chan He Lin
  • Patent number: 10854031
    Abstract: Systems, methods and devices for detecting unauthorized devices at transaction devices are disclosed. A method for detecting an unauthorized device in a card slot of a transaction device may include inserting a card slot insert into a card slot for a transaction device, wherein the card slot insert has a width and thickness based on a manufactured width and thickness of the transaction device, and comprises a first indicator indicating that the card slot is secure and a second indicator indicating that the card slot is not secure. When the card slot insert is inserted to a manufactured depth of the card slot, the first indicator is visible outside the card slot, and the second indicator is not visible outside the card slot. When an object is in the card slot, the first indicator and at least a portion of the second indicator are visible outside the card slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: VeriFone, Inc.
    Inventors: Davey Faoro, Donald James Jones
  • Patent number: 10789350
    Abstract: A computerized system for associating RF signals, the system including at least one sensor configured to sense a plurality of RF signals at at least a plurality of points in time and a computerized associator receiving outputs from the at least one sensor and providing an output which associates at least some of the plurality of RF signals with at least one unique multiple RF signal-based identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: VeriFone, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron Robert Turner, Robert Michael McMillon, II
  • Patent number: 10753581
    Abstract: Devices and methods for optical-based tamper detection using variable light characteristics are disclosed. In one embodiment, an electronic device may include a housing, a light source within the housing configured to emit light having an output light characteristic that is variable, a light detector within the housing configured to receive the light emitted by the light source, the light received by the light detector having a received light characteristic, and an optoelectric controller in communication with the light source and the light detector, wherein the optoelectric controller controls the output light characteristic, and compares the received light characteristic to a known received light characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: VeriFone, Inc.
    Inventor: John Henry Barrowman
  • Patent number: 10719670
    Abstract: A key entry device including a housing, a keypad array disposed within the housing and including a plurality of keys, a key contact array disposed within the housing below the keypad array and including a plurality of contact pairs, a dome array underlying the keypad array and the key contact array and including a plurality of domes, and a protrusion array underlying the dome array and including a plurality of protrusions, whereby depression of one of the plurality of keys of the keypad array causes a corresponding one of the domes of the dome array to be displaced downwardly and to be deformed by pushing engagement with a corresponding one of the protrusions of the protrusion array into contact with at least one of the contact pairs of the key contact array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: VeriFone, Inc.
    Inventors: Igal Yanko, Mehran Mirkazemi-Moud, Donald James Jones
  • Patent number: 10705723
    Abstract: Systems and methods for authentication code entry in touch-sensitive screen enabled devices are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method for entering data to a data entry device comprising at least one computer processor, a memory, and a touch-sensitive screen may include the touch-sensitive screen providing an input interface comprising a plurality of virtual keys; the touch-sensitive screen sensing a first touch on the touch-sensitive screen; the touch-sensitive screen sensing a release of the first touch and a location of the first touch at the time of release; the computer processor determining a corresponding virtual key based on the location of the first touch at the time of release; the computer processor receiving an entry gesture at an entry gesture interface; and the computer processor identifying the corresponding virtual key as a value in an authentication code following the receipt of the entry gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: VeriFone, Inc.
    Inventors: Imran A. Hajimusa, Glen Robson, Davey Faoro
  • Patent number: 10664084
    Abstract: Systems and methods for increased security in authentication code entry for touch-sensitive screen enabled devices are disclosed. According to one embodiment, a method for enhanced security in entering data to a data entry device comprising at least one computer processor and a touch-sensitive screen may include (1) the touch-sensitive screen displaying a touch instruction, the instruction indicating a touch location where a user touch is to be made on the touch-sensitive screen; (2) the touch-sensitive screen sensing a first touch; and (3) the at least one computer processor determining that the first touch is within a predetermined threshold of the touch location indicated by the touch instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: VeriFone, Inc.
    Inventors: Imran A. Hajimusa, Glen Robson
  • Patent number: 10650400
    Abstract: An electronic offer system including a payment instrument reader for reading payment instrument data from a payment instrument and an offer-payment instrument account association (O-PIAA) server communicating with the payment instrument reader and automatically operative in response to reading of the payment instrument data by the payment instrument reader to associate at least one offer in an offer program with a payment instrument account indicated by the payment instrument data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: VeriFone, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Gross, Senthilkumaran Kanagaratnam, Jay David Parsons
  • Patent number: 10558965
    Abstract: Secure touchscreen devices are disclosed. In one embodiment, a secure touchscreen assembly may include a first patterned conductive layer comprising a first touch sensing grid and a first tamper sensing grid, the first tamper sensing grid disposed in areas of the first conductive layer where the first touch sensing grid is not present and is not in physical contact with the first touch sensing grid, and tamper sensing circuitry coupled to the first tamper sensing grid that detects a tamper by detecting change in conductivity in the first tamper sensing grid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: VeriFone, Inc.
    Inventors: Huygens Jefferson Do, Ricardo E. Espinoza-Ibarra, John Henry Barrowman
  • Patent number: D912082
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: VeriFone, Inc.
    Inventor: Imran A. Hajimusa