Patents by Inventor Donald Blust

Donald Blust 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: 9646451
    Abstract: System and method of dispensing disc-based media and other consumer products. A user can interact with an automated business system to select disc-based media for rental and/or purchase. The automated business system can retrieve the selection from the interior of the automated business system and dispense the selection through a port to the user. The automated business system can retrieve the selection from the port in a return process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Donald Blust, Thomas Driscoll
  • Patent number: 8783455
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for storing a disc, such as a CD or DVD. A disc storage case includes a housing having a top wall coupled to a bottom wall with a first side wall, a second side wall, a third side wall, and a fourth side wall. The top wall, the bottom wall, and the four side walls define an enclosure. The case also includes an opening in the fourth side wall for access to the enclosure and is adapted to receive a disc. The case also includes a first member adjacent the first side wall and a second member adjacent the third side wall. The first member and the second member are adapted to cooperate to receive and secure the disc within the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Donald Blust, Thomas Driscoll
  • Patent number: 8086349
    Abstract: System and method of dispensing disc-based media and other consumer products. A user can interact with an automated business system to select disc-based media for rental and/or purchase. The automated business system can retrieve the selection from the interior of the automated business system and dispense the selection through a port to the user. The automated business system can retrieve the selection from the port in a return process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Donald Blust, Thomas Driscoll
  • Patent number: 8078316
    Abstract: System and method of dispensing disc-based media and other consumer products. A user can interact with an automated business system to select disc-based media for rental and/or purchase. The automated business system can retrieve the selection from the interior of the automated business system and dispense the selection through a port to the user. The automated business system can retrieve the selection from the port in a return process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Donald Blust, Thomas Driscoll
  • Patent number: 8041454
    Abstract: System and method of dispensing disc-based media and other consumer products. A user can interact with an automated business system to select disc-based media for rental and/or purchase. The automated business system can retrieve the selection from the interior of the automated business system and dispense the selection through a port to the user. The automated business system can retrieve the selection from the port in a return process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Donald Blust, Thomas Driscoll
  • Patent number: 8036774
    Abstract: System and method of dispensing disc-based media and other consumer products. A user can interact with an automated business system to select disc-based media for rental and/or purchase. The automated business system can retrieve the selection from the interior of the automated business system and dispense the selection through a port to the user. The automated business system can retrieve the selection from the port in a return process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Donald Blust, Thomas Driscoll
  • Publication number: 20110184554
    Abstract: System and method of dispensing disc-based media and other consumer products. A user can interact with an automated business system to select disc-based media for rental and/or purchase. The automated business system can retrieve the selection from the interior of the automated business system and dispense the selection through a port to the user. The automated business system can retrieve the selection from the port in a return process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2008
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Inventors: Donald Blust, Thomas Driscoll
  • Publication number: 20100145507
    Abstract: System and method of dispensing disc-based media and other consumer products. A user can interact with an automated business system to select disc-based media for rental and/or purchase. The automated business system can retrieve the selection from the interior of the automated business system and dispense the selection through a port to the user. The automated business system can retrieve the selection from the port in a return process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2008
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Inventors: Donald Blust, Thomas Driscoll
  • Publication number: 20090139999
    Abstract: System and method of dispensing disc-based media and other consumer products. A user can interact with an automated business system to select disc-based media for rental and/or purchase. The automated business system can retrieve the selection from the interior of the automated business system and dispense the selection through a port to the user. The automated business system can retrieve the selection from the port in a return process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2008
    Publication date: June 4, 2009
    Inventors: Donald Blust, Thomas Driscoll
  • Publication number: 20090144180
    Abstract: System and method of dispensing disc-based media and other consumer products. A user can interact with an automated business system to select disc-based media for rental and/or purchase. The automated business system can retrieve the selection from the interior of the automated business system and dispense the selection through a port to the user. The automated business system can retrieve the selection from the port in a return process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2008
    Publication date: June 4, 2009
    Inventors: Donald Blust, Thomas Driscoll
  • Publication number: 20090144208
    Abstract: System and method of dispensing disc-based media and other consumer products. A user can interact with an automated business system to select disc-based media for rental and/or purchase. The automated business system can retrieve the selection from the interior of the automated business system and dispense the selection through a port to the user. The automated business system can retrieve the selection from the port in a return process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2008
    Publication date: June 4, 2009
    Inventors: Donald Blust, Thomas Driscoll
  • Publication number: 20090143902
    Abstract: System and method of dispensing disc-based media and other consumer products. A user can interact with an automated business system to select disc-based media for rental and/or purchase. The automated business system can retrieve the selection from the interior of the automated business system and dispense the selection through a port to the user. The automated business system can retrieve the selection from the port in a return process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2008
    Publication date: June 4, 2009
    Inventors: Donald Blust, Thomas Driscoll
  • Publication number: 20090143905
    Abstract: System and method of dispensing disc-based media and other consumer products. A user can interact with an automated business system to select disc-based media for rental and/or purchase. The automated business system can retrieve the selection from the interior of the automated business system and dispense the selection through a port to the user. The automated business system can retrieve the selection from the port in a return process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2008
    Publication date: June 4, 2009
    Inventors: Donald Blust, Thomas Driscoll
  • Publication number: 20090139886
    Abstract: System and method of dispensing disc-based media and other consumer products. A user can interact with an automated business system to select disc-based media for rental and/or purchase. The automated business system can retrieve the selection from the interior of the automated business system and dispense the selection through a port to the user. The automated business system can retrieve the selection from the port in a return process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2008
    Publication date: June 4, 2009
    Inventors: Donald Blust, Thomas Driscoll
  • Publication number: 20090143901
    Abstract: System and method of dispensing disc-based media and other consumer products. A user can interact with an automated business system to select disc-based media for rental and/or purchase. The automated business system can retrieve the selection from the interior of the automated business system and dispense the selection through a port to the user. The automated business system can retrieve the selection from the port in a return process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2008
    Publication date: June 4, 2009
    Inventors: Donald Blust, Thomas Driscoll
  • Publication number: 20090143904
    Abstract: System and method of dispensing disc-based media and other consumer products. A user can interact with an automated business system to select disc-based media for rental and/or purchase. The automated business system can retrieve the selection from the interior of the automated business system and dispense the selection through a port to the user. The automated business system can retrieve the selection from the port in a return process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2008
    Publication date: June 4, 2009
    Inventors: Donald Blust, Thomas Driscoll
  • Publication number: 20090143903
    Abstract: System and method of dispensing disc-based media and other consumer products. A user can interact with an automated business system to select disc-based media for rental and/or purchase. The automated business system can retrieve the selection from the interior of the automated business system and dispense the selection through a port to the user. The automated business system can retrieve the selection from the port in a return process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2008
    Publication date: June 4, 2009
    Inventors: Donald Blust, Thomas Driscoll
  • Publication number: 20090143906
    Abstract: System and method of dispensing disc-based media and other consumer products. A user can interact with an automated business system to select disc-based media for rental and/or purchase. The automated business system can retrieve the selection from the interior of the automated business system and dispense the selection through a port to the user. The automated business system can retrieve the selection from the port in a return process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2008
    Publication date: June 4, 2009
    Inventors: Donald Blust, Thomas Driscoll
  • Publication number: 20090032414
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for storing a disc, such as a CD or DVD. A disc storage case includes a housing having a top wall coupled to a bottom wall with a first side wall, a second side wall, a third side wall, and a fourth side wall. The top wall, the bottom wall, and the four side walls define an enclosure. The case also includes an opening in the fourth side wall for access to the enclosure and is adapted to receive a disc. The case also includes a first member adjacent the first side wall and a second member adjacent the third side wall. The first member and the second member are adapted to cooperate to receive and secure the disc within the enclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2007
    Publication date: February 5, 2009
    Applicant: Touch Automation
    Inventors: Donald Blust, Thomas Driscoll
  • Publication number: 20070169132
    Abstract: System and method of dispensing disc-based media and other consumer products. A user can interact with an automated business system to select disc-based media for rental and/or purchase. The automated business system can retrieve the selection from the interior of the automated business system and dispense the selection through a port to the user. The automated business system can retrieve the selection from the port in a return process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2007
    Publication date: July 19, 2007
    Applicant: TOUCH AUTOMATION
    Inventors: Donald Blust, Thomas Driscoll