Patents by Inventor Geoffrey W. Chatterton

Geoffrey W. Chatterton 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: 20190243664
    Abstract: Systems and methods according to one or more embodiments are provided for detecting or recognizing a user and intelligently altering or adjusting user device settings appropriate for the detected user. In an embodiment, a method comprises detecting, electronically by a processor, a first user interacting with a user device via a user input interface of the user device; determining, electronically by the processor, one or more characteristics associated with a primary user of the user device; determining, electronically by the processor, the first user is not the primary user based at least in part on comparing interactions of the first user with the user device and the one or more characteristics associated with the primary user of the user device; and altering one or more settings of the user device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Geoffrey W. Chatterton, Ramaneek Khanna, Timothy C. Nichols
  • Publication number: 20190239050
    Abstract: A bridged wireless communication system includes a user device that is configured to perform wireless communications natively using a second wireless technology, and a wireless technology bridging system chassis such as, for example, a user device case, coupled to the user device. The wireless technology bridging system chassis houses a first technology wireless controller that is configured to perform wireless communications using a first wireless technology that is different from the second wireless technology, and a second technology wireless controller that is configured to perform wireless communications using the second wireless technology.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventor: Geoffrey W. Chatterton
  • Patent number: 10360619
    Abstract: Methods and systems for locating an item are described. When a shopper walks into a store, the shopper's mobile device transmits a signal with the shopper's shopping preferences. Any items that are within a certain distance of the mobile device and satisfy at least one of the shopper's preferences may light up to indicate that the item matches something the shopper is looking for.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventors: Timothy Conrad Nichols, Geoffrey W. Chatterton
  • Patent number: 10303863
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided which allow for motion-based authentication of a user using magnified motion. Very small or imperceptible motions of a user may be captured and magnified to determine characteristics of the motions that may be used as a motion-based credential for user authentication. The motions, which may be very small and imperceptible to an observer, may be difficult for potential attackers to observe and copy, but may be useful when magnified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: PayPal, Inc.
    Inventor: Geoffrey W. Chatterton
  • Patent number: 10255623
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided which allow for the management of multiple beacons using a network-connected primary beacon in communication with the multiple beacons. The primary beacon may be in communication with the other beacons in the network using a low power wireless technology, such as Bluetooth® low energy (BLE). The primary beacon may receive updates and content from a server over a network to which the primary beacon is in communication, and then send the received updates and content to the other beacons. Moreover, the other beacons may periodically provide updates or collect information and provide this information to the primary beacon, which can then send the updates or collected information to the server for storage and/or analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventors: Geoffrey W. Chatterton, John Hastings Granbery
  • Patent number: 10223133
    Abstract: Systems and methods according to one or more embodiments are provided for detecting or recognizing a user and intelligently altering or adjusting user device settings appropriate for the detected user. In an embodiment, a method comprises detecting, electronically by a processor, a first user interacting with a user device via a user input interface of the user device; determining, electronically by the processor, one or more characteristics associated with a primary user of the user device; determining, electronically by the processor, the first user is not the primary user based at least in part on comparing interactions of the first user with the user device and the one or more characteristics associated with the primary user of the user device; and altering one or more settings of the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: PayPal, Inc.
    Inventors: Geoffrey W. Chatterton, Ramaneek Khanna, Timothy C. Nichols
  • Publication number: 20190005485
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing a payment application personalized for a merchant physical location include receiving a first customer location from a first customer device that is running a payment application. A first merchant physical location is then determined to be associated with the first customer location and, in response, first merchant physical location personalization information is retrieved. The first merchant physical location personalization information is then provided for display as a user interface on at least one personalized merchant physical location screen that is provided on the first customer device using the payment application. The at least one personalized merchant physical location screen is configured to send an instruction to the payment application provider device to make a payment from a first customer account associated with the first customer to a first merchant account associated with the first merchant physical location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: Timothy C. Nichols, Geoffrey W. Chatterton, David Good, Ramaneek Khanna
  • Publication number: 20190007907
    Abstract: Various systems, mediums, and methods herein describe a computing system that includes a tilt sensor and a transceiver. The system is configured to determine one or more tilts of the system detected by the tilt sensor. The system is also configured to determine a scan interval and a rest interval based on the one or more tilts detected. The system is also configured to provide scanning power to cause a transceiver of the system to scan an environment for one or more signals of interest based on the scan interval and the rest interval. As such, the one or more signals may be identified from the scan of the environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: Geoffrey W. Chatterton, Satish Narayan Govindarajan, Akshay Sanjeevaiah Krishnaiah, Guhan Senguttuvan, Gunabalan Babu, Carlos Rivas
  • Publication number: 20180357692
    Abstract: Methods and systems for improving a shopping experience are described. When a shopper walks into a store, the shopper's mobile device transmits a signal with the shopper's shopping preferences and shopper profile. Any items that are within a certain distance of the mobile device and satisfy at least one of the shopper's preferences may light up to indicate that the item matches something the shopper is looking for. In addition, the price of the item based on the shopper profile for that shopper is displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventors: Timothy Conrad Nichols, Geoffrey W. Chatterton, Michael Charles Todasco
  • Patent number: 10134032
    Abstract: There are provided systems and method for wireless beacon communications through magnetic card readers. A check-in at a merchant location may be completed using a beacon at the merchant location with a communication device. When a user wishes to pay for an item, the beacon may alert the user through their communication device that payment may be effectuated through the communication device. The communication device may communicate a payment token to the wireless beacon that identifies payment information for the user using a payment provider. The payment token may be encrypted, and the wireless beacon may decrypted the payment token prior to transmission to an accessory of a point of sale device, such as a magnetic card reader using magnetic field generation. This payment token may then be transmitted to a point of sale device, which may utilize a payment provider and/or a payment card issuer to effectuate payment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventors: Satish Govindarajan, Geoffrey W. Chatterton
  • Patent number: 10118670
    Abstract: A monitor device includes a memory, a hardware mount configured to attach to a rigging member, a motion sensor configured to detect a first motion characteristic of the rigging member, and a processor operatively coupled to the memory and to the motion sensor. The processor is configured to receive the first motion characteristic from the motion sensor. The processor is further configured to send the first motion characteristic to a controller. The controller is configured to receive a second motion characteristic generate an output for a display based on the first motion characteristic and the second motion characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Inventors: Geoffrey W. Chatterton, Seth H. Chatterton
  • Patent number: 10117082
    Abstract: A bridged wireless communication system includes a user device that is configured to perform wireless communications natively using a second wireless technology, and a wireless technology bridging system chassis such as, for example, a user device case, coupled to the user device. The wireless technology bridging system chassis houses a first technology wireless controller that is configured to perform wireless communications using a first wireless technology that is different from the second wireless technology, and a second technology wireless controller that is configured to perform wireless communications using the second wireless technology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventor: Geoffrey W. Chatterton
  • Patent number: 10049315
    Abstract: A payment card may include a read sensor configured to detect a reading of the payment card by a card reader. In particular, the payment card may include a controller or a processor configured to count a number of times the payment card is read by other card readers. The payment card may implement card security measures based on the number of reads detected by the read sensor. The payment card may further include a magnetic stripe emulator configured to emulate signal patterns of a magnetic stripe when the magnetic stripe is read by a card reader. The controller may disable the magnetic stripe emulator when the number of reads detected by the read sensor exceeds a predetermined number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventors: Geoffrey W. Chatterton, Anupam Pahuja
  • Patent number: 10009847
    Abstract: Various systems, mediums, and methods herein describe a computing system that includes a tilt sensor and a transceiver. The system is configured to determine one or more tilts of the system detected by the tilt sensor. The system is also configured to determine a scan interval and a rest interval based on the one or more tilts detected. The system is also configured to provide scanning power to cause a transceiver of the system to scan an environment for one or more signals of interest based on the scan interval and the rest interval. As such, the one or more signals may be identified from the scan of the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: PayPal, Inc.
    Inventors: Geoffrey W. Chatterton, Satish Narayan Govindarajan, Akshay Sanjeevaiah Krishnaiah, Guhan Senguttuvan, Gunabalan Babu, Carlos Manuel Rivas
  • Patent number: 9996866
    Abstract: Methods and systems for improving a shopping experience are described. When a shopper walks into a store, the shopper's mobile device transmits a signal with the shopper's shopping preferences and shopper profile. Any items that are within a certain distance of the mobile device and satisfy at least one of the shopper's preferences may light up to indicate that the item matches something the shopper is looking for. In addition, the price of the item based on the shopper profile for that shopper is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventors: Timothy Conrad Nichols, Geoffrey W. Chatterton, Michael Charles Todasco
  • Publication number: 20180148133
    Abstract: A monitor device includes a memory, a hardware mount configured to attach to a rigging member, a motion sensor configured to detect a first motion characteristic of the rigging member, and a processor operatively coupled to the memory and to the motion sensor. The processor is configured to receive the first motion characteristic from the motion sensor. The processor is further configured to send the first motion characteristic to a controller. The controller is configured to receive a second motion characteristic generate an output for a display based on the first motion characteristic and the second motion characteristic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventors: Geoffrey W. Chatterton, Seth H. Chatterton
  • Publication number: 20180005217
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for configuring a user device to provide a preferred payment method for payments. When a user carries their device into a store, the device may receive information from a beacon at the store that informs the device that the user is at the store. The user device may the use the information to determine which of several payment methods will provide a maximum benefit to the user if used for a payment at that store. The benefits to the user may include points, store rewards, miles, cash back rewards or other rewards associated with a particular payment method that, at a particular time or location provide more benefit to the user than other payment methods. The user device may be configured to provide the preferred payment method prior to a communication between the user device and a point of sale device of the store.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: John Hastings Granbery, Geoffrey W. Chatterton
  • Publication number: 20170228713
    Abstract: A point of sale (POS) security system includes a POS device including a non-transitory memory, one or more hardware processors, and one or more environment sensors. A plurality of POS instructions are located on the non-transitory memory in the POS device and executable by the one or more hardware processors in the POS device to provide a POS engine that is configured to receive and transmit payment information for conducting a payment transaction associated with a purchase. A plurality of security instructions are located on the non-transitory memory in the POS device and are executable by the one or more hardware processors in the POS device to provide a security engine that is configured to receive environment signals from the one or more environment sensors in the POS device and analyze those environment signals to determine a security breach.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Inventors: Timothy C. Nichols, Ramaneek Khanna, Geoffrey W. Chatterton
  • Publication number: 20170200144
    Abstract: There are provided systems and methods for a dongle device for automatic pairing of payment terminal to mobile computing device. A merchant location may include one or more merchant devices used to provide sales to between the merchant and customers through generating transactions and processing payments. In this regard, the merchant devices may use connectable terminals that provide payment instrument processing. The connectable terminals may utilize a wireless connection with a merchant device and allow a user to provide their payment instrument, such as an EMV payment card, to the terminal to insert their payment information into a transaction. In order to pair the terminal to the merchant device, a dongle device may be added to the terminal to provide connection information to the merchant device for automatic pairing. The dongle device may also remove the connection information on removal or insertion of a new dongle device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Inventor: Geoffrey W. Chatterton
  • Patent number: D809589
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventors: Geoffrey W. Chatterton, Akshay Sanjeevaiah Krishnaiah, Guhan Senguttuvan, Gunabalan Babu, Carlos Manuel Rivas, Satish Narayan Govindarajan