Patents by Inventor Farhan Ahmad

Farhan Ahmad 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: 9940619
    Abstract: A system for and methods of processing non-traditional payment transactions on a traditional payment network is disclosed. More specifically, a payments system includes one or more payment program managers (PPMs), which are the providers of alternative payment products, in combination with one or more payment program processors (PPPs), which serve as processors for the PPMs. The PPMs and PPPs operate on a payment network, such as a traditional payment network. The payments system includes the utilization of traditional bank identification numbers (BINS) in order to process non-traditional transactions on a traditional payment network. Surrogate numbers are issued on BIN ranges to the non-traditional transactions in order to process them on the traditional payment network. Additionally, the payments system includes pricing structures that are associated with alternative payment products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: DFS Services LLC
    Inventors: Farhan Ahmad, Meeri Siljamaki
  • Patent number: 9828626
    Abstract: Dendrimer conjugates for determining membrane retention level and/or pore structure, methods of determining membrane level/pore structure, and kits including dendrimer conjugates are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Pall Corporation
    Inventors: Farhan Ahmad, Jian M. Qiu, Amarnauth Singh, Barbara Mish
  • Publication number: 20170009290
    Abstract: Dendrimer conjugates for determining membrane retention level and/or pore structure, methods of determining membrane level/pore structure, and kits including dendrimer conjugates are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Inventors: Farhan Ahmad, Jian M. Qiu, Amarnauth Singh, Barbara Mish
  • Publication number: 20140211204
    Abstract: The present invention provides compositions for making and methods of using a hand-held nucleic acid amplification device, comprising a disposable biochip with a series of sample wells, each sample well having a novel optical arrangement that includes a light-emitting diode (LED) and a single light capturing element (e.g. a photodiode) for quickly measuring light emissions from biological samples such as nucleic acid amplification reactions. Such a device can utilize isothermal amplification for obtaining detectable yields of amplified nucleic acid product in short time periods, for example, within seconds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: ROBERT STEDTFELD, SYED HASHSHAM, JAMES TIEDJE, ERDOGAN GULARI, FARHAN AHMAD, GREGOIRE SEYRIG, DIETER TOURLOUSSE, MAGGIE KRONLEIN, YEN-CHENG TERRY LIU
  • Patent number: 8239304
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, the present invention relates to a method and a system for offering a consumer an opportunity to purchase one or more targeted products and/or services with a pre-approved credit instrument where the selection of one or more products is based on consumer related profile information, which may include previous spending habits, previous transactions and/or other information. Some or all aspects of an offer for the targeted product or service, which may include product type, offer delivery, pricing and payment terms, may be determined by various factors, such as the consumer's credit-worthiness, profile information and/or other information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
    Inventor: Farhan Ahmad
  • Patent number: 8170936
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, the present invention relates to a method and a system for emulating a private label network over an open network where settlement occurs at varying discount rates with one or more merchants or providers. A computer implemented method and system for settling a transaction at a discount rate may include receiving an authorization record for the transaction initiated by a customer over an open payment network; identifying payment plan data associated with a transaction; creating a settlement record based at least in part on the authorization record and the payment plan data; determining a discount rate for the settlement record; and settling with a provider for the transaction at the discount rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
    Inventor: Farhan Ahmad
  • Publication number: 20120016728
    Abstract: A system for and methods of processing non-traditional payment transactions on a traditional payment network is disclosed. More specifically, a payments system includes one or more payment program managers (PPMs), which are the providers of alternative payment products, in combination with one or more payment program processors (PPPs), which serve as processors for the PPMs. The PPMs and PPPs operate on a payment network, such as a traditional payment network. The payments system includes the utilization of traditional bank identification numbers (BINS) in order to process non-traditional transactions on a traditional payment network. Surrogate numbers are issued on BIN ranges to the non-traditional transactions in order to process them on the traditional payment network. Additionally, the payments system includes pricing structures that are associated with alternative payment products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2010
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Applicant: DFS Services LLC
    Inventors: Farhan Ahmad, Meeri Siljamaki
  • Patent number: 8060587
    Abstract: A storage area network (SAN) of the type has a plurality of components including one or more digital data processors in communication with one or more storage devices via a switching fabric. An interface process, e.g., resident on a manager digital data processor, permits the operator/administrator to effect execution of at least a process residing on the manager and at least one process, such as a management application, residing on another SAN component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Farhan Ahmad, Gary Thomas Axberg, Zhengwen He, Raymond M. Li, David Lynn Merbach, Gregory John Tevis, William Roy Yonker
  • Publication number: 20110258117
    Abstract: A system for, and method of using multiple data flows, both transactional and non-transactional, in real time to modify a transaction is disclosed. Further the use of transaction information in real time as a decision factor to trigger a different, non-transactional response, and the combination of the two approaches is disclosed. In particular, a network comprised of a plurality of software modules and databases is capable of combining current POS/POP transaction data, with a variety of other outside data sources to provide improved information for adjusting responses to transactions in real time. More specifically, the network utilizes payer facing systems to analyze the data in combination with well-known POS/POP transaction data and a variety of internal and external systems to combine information and provide modified transactions, related discounts and offers, and other relevant messaging to the payer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2010
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Applicant: DFS Services LLC
    Inventors: Farhan Ahmad, Meeri Siljamaki, Min Koo Lee, Chia-Lin Chen
  • Patent number: 7799704
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for distributing gas in a semiconductor process chamber are provided. In an embodiment, a gas distributor for use in a gas processing chamber comprises a body. The body includes a baffle with a gas deflection surface to divert the flow of a gas from a first direction to a second direction. The gas deflection surface comprises a concave surface. The concave surface comprises at least about 75% of the surface area of the gas deflection surface. The concave surface substantially deflects the gas toward a chamber wall and provides decreased metal atom contamination from the baffle so that season times can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Soonam Park, Farhan Ahmad, Hemant P. Mungekar, Sanjay Kamath, Young S. Lee, Siqing Lu
  • Patent number: 7740706
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for distributing gas in a semiconductor process chamber are provided. In an embodiment, a gas distributor for use in a gas processing chamber comprises a body. The body includes a baffle with a gas deflection surface to divert the flow of a gas from a first direction to a second direction. The gas deflection surface comprises a concave surface. The concave surface comprises at least about 75% of the surface area of the gas deflection surface. The concave surface substantially deflects the gas toward a chamber wall and provides decreased metal atom contamination from the baffle so that season times can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2010
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Soonam Park, Farhan Ahmad, Hemant P. Mungekar, Sanjay Kamath, Young S. Lee, Siqing Lu
  • Publication number: 20100153199
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, the present invention relates to a method and a system for emulating a private label network over an open network where settlement occurs at varying discount rates with one or more merchants or providers. A computer implemented method and system for settling a transaction at a discount rate may include receiving an authorization record for the transaction initiated by a customer over an open payment network; identifying payment plan data associated with a transaction; creating a settlement record based at least in part on the authorization record and the payment plan data; determining a discount rate for the settlement record; and settling with a provider for the transaction at the discount rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2010
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Applicant: JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
    Inventor: Farhan Ahmad
  • Publication number: 20100105035
    Abstract: The present invention provides compositions providing and methods using fluorescence detection device, comprising an electroluminescent light (EL) source, for measuring fluorescence in biological samples. In particularly preferred embodiments, the present invention provides an economical, battery powered and Hand-held device for detecting fluorescent light emitted from reporter molecules incorporated into DNA, RNA, proteins or other biological samples, such as a fluorescence emitting biological sample on a microarray chip. Further, a real-time hand-held PCR Analyzer device comprising an EL light source for measuring fluorescence emissions from amplified DNA is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2007
    Publication date: April 29, 2010
    Inventors: Syed Anwar Hashsham, James M. Tiedje, Erdogan Gulari, Dieter Tourlousse, Robert Stedtfeld, Farhan Ahmad, Gregoire Seyrig, Onnop Srivannavit
  • Patent number: D642614
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: DFS Services LLC
    Inventors: Farhan Ahmad, Troy Bernard, Ed O'Sullivan, Ryan Julian
  • Patent number: D652077
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: DFS Services LLC
    Inventors: Farhan Ahmad, Troy Bernard, Ed O'Sullivan, Ryan Julian
  • Patent number: D656542
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: DFS Services LLC
    Inventors: Farhan Ahmad, Troy Bernard, Ed O'Sullivan, Ryan Julian
  • Patent number: D680168
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Discover Financial Services
    Inventors: Farhan Ahmad, Troy Bernard, Ed O'Sullivan, Ryan Julian
  • Patent number: D680169
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Discover Financial Services
    Inventors: Farhan Ahmad, Troy Bernard, Ed O'Sullivan, Ryan Julian
  • Patent number: D680585
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Discover Financial Services
    Inventors: Farhan Ahmad, Troy Bernard, Ed O'Sullivan, Ryan Julian
  • Patent number: D685419
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Discover Financial Services
    Inventors: Farhan Ahmad, Troy Bernard, Ed O'Sullivan, Ryan Julian