Patents by Inventor Gavin Howard

Gavin Howard 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).

  • Publication number: 20160275517
    Abstract: A transaction authorisation system comprises a user interface unit 30 capable of accepting a transaction authorisation and a utility meter 10 provided at a location having an associated location identifier unique to the location, wherein the utility meter 10 is arranged to communicate with the user interface unit 10, to obtain a transaction authorisation, and to transmit an authorisation request based on the transaction authorisation and location identifier to obtain authorisation of the transaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Inventors: MICHAEL JARMAN, GAVIN HOWARD
  • Patent number: 8725657
    Abstract: A transaction authorization system comprises a user interface unit 30 capable of accepting a transaction authorization and a utility meter 10 provided at a location having an associated location identifier unique to the location, wherein the utility meter 10 is arranged to communicate with the user interface unit 10, to obtain a transaction authorization, and to transmit an authorization request based on the transaction authorization and location identifier to obtain authorization of the transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Secure Electrans Limited
    Inventors: Michael Jarman, Gavin Howard
  • Publication number: 20030167178
    Abstract: A transaction authorisation system comprises a user interface unit 30 capable of accepting a transaction authorisation and a utility meter 10 provided at a location having an associated location identifier unique to the location, wherein the utility meter 10 is arranged to communicate with the user interface unit 10, to obtain a transaction authorisation, and to transmit an authorisation request based on the transaction authorisation and location identifier to obtain authorisation of the transaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2001
    Publication date: September 4, 2003
    Inventors: Michael Jarman, Gavin Howard
  • Publication number: 20030004747
    Abstract: A system controls orders and deliveries of products such as pre-mixed concrete deliveries in urban areas. A data matrix concerning product particulars, orders and progress towards delivery is built and utilized to control, for example, a fleet of delivery vehicles where a co-ordinated delivery of batches at suitably timed intervals is required. Vehicle position reporting and delivery status is used together with information on travel times and updated customer orders and variation in orders. The information stored permits accurate and efficient customer billing and sub-contractor management and accountancy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2002
    Publication date: January 2, 2003
    Applicant: Boral Construction Materials Limited
    Inventor: Gavin Howard Burton