Patents Assigned to Wizards, LLC
  • Patent number: 5513272
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method and apparatus for verifying an authorized user of a credit/identification card. The method includes the steps of scanning the card with an apparatus having a plurality of scanning devices for scanning a bar code, scanning the card for evidence of tampering, scanning at least one fingerprint on the card, and any other detectable information, and comparing the scanned information on the card to information of the owner stored on at least one accessible database in communication with the apparatus. Data transmissions between the apparatus and databases are protected by an encryption system. If the information on the card does not match the information germane to the owner of the card which is stored in the database, the card is withheld from the user. Otherwise, the user of the card is free to use it for a desired purpose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 30, 1996
    Assignee: Wizards, LLC
    Inventor: Charles A. Bogosian, Jr.
  • Patent number: RE36580
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method and apparatus for verifying an authorized user of a credit/identification card. The method includes the steps of scanning the card with an apparatus having a plurality of scanning devices for scanning a bar code, scanning the card for evidence of tampering, scanning at least one fingerprint on the card, and any other detectable information, and comparing the scanned information on the card to information of the owner stored on at least one accessible database in communication with the apparatus. Data transmissions between the apparatus and databases are protected by an encryption system. If the information on the card does not match the information germane to the owner of the card which is stored in the database, the card is withheld from the user. Otherwise, the user of the card is free to use it for a desired purpose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2000
    Assignee: Wizards, LLC
    Inventor: Charles A. Bogosian, Jr.