Patents by Inventor Jack F. Bartlett

Jack F. Bartlett 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: 20080110981
    Abstract: Methods and systems for preventing fraudulent acquisition of private transaction information associated with customer input at a fuel dispenser are disclosed. According to one embodiment, a fuel dispenser includes a hose and nozzle combination that receives fuel to dispense to the customer's vehicle. The fuel dispenser includes a user interface having a display and a virtual keypad that is adapted to receive customer input associated with a transaction at the fuel dispenser. The fuel dispenser also includes a control system coupled to the user interface and adapted to determine when customer input is required for the transaction, activate the virtual keypad to facilitate entry of the customer input, receive the customer input from the virtual keypad, deactivate the virtual keypad after the customer input is received, and process the transaction based upon the received customer input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2006
    Publication date: May 15, 2008
    Applicant: GILBARCO INC.
    Inventors: Jonathan DeLine, Leon B. Smith, Jack F. Bartlett, Phillip W. Neal, Roger W. Stout, Andrew Hawley, Darrell L. Harmon, Chris Whitley
  • Patent number: 6681814
    Abstract: A fuel dispenser contains a vapor sensor in the non-hazardous electronics chamber. The vapor sensor is operatively connected to a power interlock. When hydrocarbon vapors exceed a predetermined threshold in the electronics chamber, power is decoupled from the electronics in the electronics chamber to prevent explosions. The power interlock may further decouple power from the entire fuel dispenser. The detection of hydrocarbon vapors may also be communicated to another system including a remote location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2004
    Assignee: Gilbarco Inc.
    Inventors: Jack F. Bartlett, Howard M. Myers, Russel D. Leatherman
  • Publication number: 20040011421
    Abstract: A fuel dispenser contains a vapor sensor in the non-hazardous electronics chamber. The vapor sensor is operatively connected to a power interlock. When hydrocarbon vapors exceed a predetermined threshold in the electronics chamber, power is decoupled from the electronics in the electronics chamber to prevent explosions. The power interlock may further decouple power from the entire fuel dispenser. The detection of hydrocarbon vapors may also be communicated to another system including a remote location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2002
    Publication date: January 22, 2004
    Inventors: Jack F. Bartlett, Howard M. Myers, Russel D. Leatherman
  • Patent number: 5363988
    Abstract: This invention relates to an improved fuel dispenser comprising a gas detector responsive to the presence of gas within the fuel. The gas detector provides an electrical signal indicative of the presence or absence of gas to a computer which controls a valve, and thus the dispensing of fuel in dependence upon the signal received from the gas detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 15, 1994
    Assignee: Gilbarco Limited
    Inventors: John E. Saxton, Michael L. Jennings, Jack F. Bartlett, James R. Dormer, Peter D. G. Massingberd-Mundy