Patents by Inventor Brian Friedman

Brian Friedman has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10176489
    Abstract: A transaction is conducted at a merchant location using redeemed loyalty points maintained in a loyalty point account for a customer. The transactions are conducted using a mobile device at a POS terminal. In response to receiving a customer ID from the mobile device, a loyalty server provides the monetary value of loyalty points. The customer may use the mobile device to redeem those points and have the value transferred into a financial account. A payment processing system connected to the POS terminal completes the transaction using the financial account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: First Data Corporation
    Inventors: Todd Nuzum, Brian Friedman, Virginia G. Sayor
  • Publication number: 20180294688
    Abstract: An electric motor is provided including: a stator assembly having a lamination stack defining poles and magnet wires wound on the poles, and a rotor rotatably arranged inside the stator assembly. A mount having a curved profile and made of non-conductive material is provided. Conductive terminals are mounted on and secured to a first surface of the mount, the conductive terminals being separated and insulated from each other via portions of the mount. A second surface of the mount opposite the first surface is mounted over to an outer surface of the lamination stack in contact therewith to align the plurality of conductive terminals longitudinally along the outer surface of the lamination stack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: David J. Smith, Justin H. Ayers, David E. Gillespie, Eric E. Hatfield, Earl M. Ortt, Stephen Osborne, Brian Friedman, Jarrett A. Dunston
  • Publication number: 20180041088
    Abstract: A power tool includes a motor having a stator assembly and a rotor pivotably arranged inside the stator. The stator assembly includes a lamination stack defining a plurality of poles; a plurality of field windings each arranged at at least two opposite poles of said plurality of poles and connected together around the stator assembly; and a plurality of conductive terminals longitudinally arranged along an outer surface of the lamination stack and electrically coupled to the plurality of field windings and a power source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Inventors: David J. Smith, Justin H. Ayers, David E. Gillespie, Eric E. Hatfield, Earl M. Ortt, Stephen Osborne, Brian Friedman, Jarrett A. Dunston
  • Publication number: 20170339747
    Abstract: Provided herein are systems and methods of transferring data between badges in an environment. The badges can simultaneously transmit and receive data. The badges can transmit and receive data without routing through a network gateway. The badges can transmit and receive data through a Bluetooth transmitter and receiver. At least a fraction of the badges can be connected to the network gateway. The badges can form a mesh such that devices can communicate by signal hopping. In some cases the badges can modulate their signal frequency to optimize battery usage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Inventors: Allen Houng, Sambhav Galada, Brian Friedman
  • Patent number: 9819241
    Abstract: A power tool includes a motor having a stator assembly and a rotor pivotably arranged inside the stator. The stator assembly includes a lamination stack defining a plurality of poles; a plurality of field windings each arranged at at least two opposite poles of said plurality of poles and connected together around the stator assembly; and a plurality of conductive terminals longitudinally arranged along an outer surface of the lamination stack and electrically coupled to the plurality of field windings and a power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Smith, Justin Ayers, David E. Gillespie, Eric E. Hatfield, Earl M. Ortt, Stephen Osborne, Brian Friedman, Jarrett A. Dunston
  • Publication number: 20150046245
    Abstract: A transaction is conducted at a merchant location using redeemed loyalty points maintained in a loyalty point account for a customer. The transactions are conducted using a mobile device at a POS terminal. In response to receiving a customer ID from the mobile device, a loyalty server provides the monetary value of loyalty points. The customer may use the mobile device to redeem those points and have the value transferred into a financial account. A payment processing system connected to the POS terminal completes the transaction using the financial account.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: FIRST DATA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Todd Nuzum, Brian Friedman, Virginia G. Sayor
  • Patent number: 8838472
    Abstract: A transaction is conducted at a merchant location using redeemed loyalty points maintained in a loyalty point account for a customer. The transactions are conducted using a mobile device at a POS terminal. In response to receiving a customer ID from the mobile device, a loyalty server provides the monetary value of loyalty points. The customer may use the mobile device to redeem those points and have the value transferred into a financial account. A payment processing system connected to the POS terminal completes the transaction using the financial account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: First Data Corporation
    Inventors: Todd Nuzum, Brian Friedman, Virginia G. Sayor
  • Publication number: 20130270934
    Abstract: A power tool includes a motor having a stator assembly and a rotor pivotably arranged inside the stator. The stator assembly includes a lamination stack defining a plurality of poles; a plurality of field windings each arranged at at least two opposite poles of said plurality of poles and connected together around the stator assembly; and a plurality of conductive terminals longitudinally arranged along an outer surface of the lamination stack and electrically coupled to the plurality of field windings and a power source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Smith, Justin Ayers, David E. Gillespie, Eric E. Hatfield, Earl M. Ortt, Stephen Osborne, Brian Friedman, Jarrett A. Dunston
  • Patent number: 8548908
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and machine readable media are disclosed for utilizing mobile electronic devices in various types of financial transactions. According to one embodiment, a system for supporting mobile commerce applications can include a management and control layer. The management and control layer can be adapted to control communications to and from mobile wallet applications. The system can also have a gateway services layer communicatively coupled with the management and control layer and a plurality of content provider systems communicatively coupled with the gateway services layer. The content provider systems can be adapted to provide financial transaction content or services related to the mobile commerce functions of the mobile wallet applications via the management and control layer and gateway services layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: First Data Corporation
    Inventor: Brian Friedman
  • Publication number: 20090048916
    Abstract: A transaction is conducted at a merchant location using redeemed loyalty points maintained in a loyalty point account for a customer. The transactions are conducted using a mobile device at a POS terminal. In response to receiving a customer ID from the mobile device, a loyalty server provides the monetary value of loyalty points. The customer may use the mobile device to redeem those points and have the value transferred into a financial account. A payment processing system connected to the POS terminal completes the transaction using the financial account.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2007
    Publication date: February 19, 2009
    Applicant: First Data Corporation
    Inventors: Todd Nuzum, Brian Friedman, Virginia G. Sayor
  • Publication number: 20080255947
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and machine readable media are disclosed for Methods, systems, and machine-readable media are disclosed for utilizing mobile electronic devices in various types of financial transactions. According to one embodiment, a system for supporting mobile commerce applications can comprise a management and control layer. The management and control layer can be adapted to control communications to and from mobile wallet applications. The system can also have a gateway services layer communicatively coupled with the management and control layer and a plurality of content provider systems communicatively coupled with the gateway services layer. The content provider systems can be adapted to provide financial transaction content or services related to the mobile commerce functions of the mobile wallet applications via the management and control layer and gateway services layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2008
    Publication date: October 16, 2008
    Applicant: First Data Corporation
    Inventor: Brian Friedman
  • Publication number: 20080066721
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for converting a diesel engine for running on alternative fuels in which the a combination filter and heater assembly is installed between the fuel supply and the engine including a heat exchanger portion having a path for fuel and for coolant in order to heat the fuel and a shell defining a filter space and arranged so that incoming fuel passes first through the heat exchanger into the shell, then through a filter in the shell, then back through the heat exchanger and then out to the engine. The shell has a lower portion in which impurities collect and can be drained off.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2007
    Publication date: March 20, 2008
    Inventor: Brian Friedman
  • Publication number: 20080060620
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for converting a diesel engine for running on alternative fuels in which the a fuel heater is attached to the stock filter mount and the stock fuel-in and stock fuel-out lines of the stock filter mount carry fuel into the fuel heater and out of it.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2006
    Publication date: March 13, 2008
    Inventor: Brian Friedman
  • Publication number: 20040010458
    Abstract: A method and system for managing information are provided. Financial-transaction data collected from multiple distinct sources is maintained, with each of the sources providing financial-transaction data associated with multiple financial-service providers. One of the financial-service providers submits a query, which may be one of several available preformatted queries or which may be constructed individually by the financial-service provider. A response to the query is generated, including correlating financial-transaction data from the distinct sources. The response is then transmitted to the financial-service provider submitting the query.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2002
    Publication date: January 15, 2004
    Applicant: First Data Corporation
    Inventor: Brian Friedman