Patents by Inventor James H. Hamilton

James H. Hamilton 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: 5432326
    Abstract: Systems and methods for operating a data card terminal, such as a credit card transaction terminal, for providing chargeback protection services for the benefit of merchants are disclosed. The terminal includes a transaction terminal comprising an embossed character reader and magnetic stripe reader, with a separate signature capture printer. The transaction terminal is operative for detecting the physical presence of a data card during a card transaction. The embossed character reader employs a tactile imager and pattern recognition for detecting the embossed characters on the data card. A signature capturing printer prints a paper receipt, which is signed by a cardholder at a signature capturing window on the printer. A signature capturing system digitizes and compresses signals corresponding to the signature of the card holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 11, 1995
    Assignee: National Bancard Corporation
    Inventors: Paul W. Noblett, Jr., Mark Brady, Peter R. Cavicchi, Kumar S. Choudhuri, Timothy W. Depew, John C. Evans, Shelley K. Friedman, James H. Hamilton, Edward G. Kligfeld, Holly B. Krahe, Thomas J. Liney, Murray A. Morton, Parameswaran B. Nair, Gregory A. Philmon, James F. Price, James T. Stills, Laura J. Turner, Diane T. Vogt
  • Patent number: 5428210
    Abstract: A data card terminal, such as a credit card transaction terminal, is disclosed. The terminal includes a transaction terminal comprising an embossed character reader and magnetic stripe reader, with a separate signature capture printer. The transaction terminal is operative for detecting the physical presence of a data card during a card transaction. The embossed character reader employs a tactile imager and pattern recognition for detecting the embossed characters on the data card. A signature capturing printer prints a paper receipt, which is signed by a cardholder at a signature capturing window on the printer. A signature capturing system digitizes and compresses signals corresponding to the signature of the card holder. Transaction data including compressed signature signals and signals indicative of the presence of the card are transmitted to the host computer system of a transaction processor, who guarantees the transaction as chargeback-protected under certain circumstances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 27, 1995
    Assignee: National Bancard Corporation
    Inventors: Parameswaran B. Nair, Mark Brady, Peter R. Cavicchi, Kumar S. Choudhuri, Timothy W. Depew, John C. Evans, Shelley K. Friedman, James H. Hamilton, Edward G. Kligfeld, Holly B. Krahe, Thomas J. Liney, Murray A. Morton, Paul W. Noblett, Jr., Gregory A. Philmon, James F. Price, James T. Stills, Laura J. Turner, Diane T. Voght
  • Patent number: 5404000
    Abstract: A data card terminal, such as a credit card transaction terminal, is disclosed. The terminal includes a transaction terminal comprising an embossed character reader and magnetic stripe reader, with a separate signature capture printer. The transaction terminal is operative for detecting the physical presence of a data card during a card transaction. The embossed character reader employs a tactile imager and pattern recognition for detecting the embossed characters on the data card. A signature capturing printer prints a paper receipt, which is signed by a cardholder at a signature capturing window on the printer. A signature capturing system digitizes and compresses signals corresponding to the signature of the card holder. Transaction data including compressed signature signals and signals indicative of the presence of the card are transmitted to the host computer system of a transaction processor, who guarantees the transaction as chargeback-protected under certain circumstances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 1993
    Date of Patent: April 4, 1995
    Assignee: MicroBilt Corporation
    Inventors: Parameswaran B. Nair, Mark Brady, Peter R. Cavicchi, Kumar S. Choudhuri, Timothy W. Depew, John C. Evans, Shelley K. Friedman, James H. Hamilton, Edward G. Kligfeld, Holly B. Krahe, Thomas J. Liney, Murray A. Morton, Paul W. Noblett, Jr., Gregory A. Philmon, James F. Price, James T. Stills, Laura J. Turner, Diane T. Vogt
  • Patent number: 5386458
    Abstract: Systems and methods for operating a data card terminal, such as a credit card transaction terminal, for providing chargeback protection services for the benefit of merchants are disclosed. The terminal includes a transaction terminal comprising an embossed character reader and magnetic stripe reader, with a separate signature capture primer. The transaction terminal is operative for detecting the physical presence of a data card during a card transaction. The embossed character reader employs a tactile imager and pattern recognition for detecting the embossed characters on the data card. A signature capturing printer prints a paper receipt, which is signed by a cardholder at a signature capturing window on the printer. A signature capturing system digitizes and compresses signals corresponding to the signature of the card holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 31, 1995
    Assignee: National Bancard Corporation
    Inventors: Parameswaran B. Nair, Kumar S. Choudhuri, James H. Hamilton, Gregory A. Philmon, James T. Stills
  • Patent number: 5357563
    Abstract: A data card terminal, such as a credit card transaction terminal, is disclosed. The terminal is capable of requesting and receiving electronic authorization indicia via alternative communications links. The terminal includes first communications means for automatically connecting the terminal with a transaction processing host computer system via a first communications link, and second communications means for automatically connecting the terminal with the transaction processing host computer system via a separate second communications link if the first link fails. A third communications means automatically connects the terminal to an audio response unit (ARU) via a third communications link in response to a "call me" signal from the host computer system, or if the first and second communications links fail. Transaction data is automatically transmitted from the terminal to the ARU via DTMF signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 18, 1994
    Assignee: MicroBilt Corporation
    Inventors: James H. Hamilton, Peter R. Cavicchi, Timothy W. Depew, Shelley K. Friedman, Edward G. Kligfeld, Paul W. Noblett, Jr., Diane T. Vogt, James T. Stills, Gregory A. Philmon, Parameswaran B. Nair, Murray A. Morton
  • Patent number: 5334823
    Abstract: Systems and methods for operating a data card terminal, such as a credit card transaction terminal, for providing chargeback protection services for the benefit of merchants are disclosed. The terminal includes a transaction terminal comprising an embossed character reader and magnetic stripe reader, with a separate signature capture printer. The transaction terminal is operative for detecting the physical presence of a data card during a card transaction. The embossed character reader employs a tactile imager and pattern recognition for detecting the embossed characters on the data card. A signature capturing printer prints a paper receipt, which is signed by a cardholder at a signature capturing window on the printer. A signature capturing system digitizes and compresses signals corresponding to the signature of the card holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 2, 1994
    Assignee: National Bancard Corporation
    Inventors: Paul W. Noblett, Jr., Mark Brady, Peter R. Cavicchi, Kumar S. Choudhuri, Timothy W. Depew, John C. Evans, Shelley K. Friedman, James H. Hamilton, Edward G. Kligfeld, Holly B. Krahe, Thomas J. Liney, Murray A. Morton, Parameswaran B. Nair, Gregory A. Philmon, James F. Price, James T. Stills, Laura J. Turner, Diane T. Vogt
  • Patent number: 5321937
    Abstract: A flexible web formed of a shape retentive material includes a convex head web having a first end spaced from a second end, with the second end including a convex snout web extending from the second end canted relative to the second end for positioning about the facial portion between a horse's eyes, with strap members arranged to secure the head and snout web about the horse's head. The head web and the snout web each include individual strap portions for securement of the primary flexible web about a horse's head to prevent injury to the horse during loading and unloading of the horse relative to trailers for transport of the horse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 21, 1994
    Inventor: James H. Hamilton
  • Patent number: 5312308
    Abstract: An apparatus including an elongate handle, having a shaft coaxially aligned therewith, including positioning structure such as an "O" ring to maintain a plurality of weighted rings in adjacency to a remote end of the shaft in abutment with a head cap. A modification of the invention includes a plurality of shafts mounted to the head cap, each including further ring structure to provide for adjustable resistance in use of the organization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 17, 1994
    Inventors: James H. Hamilton, Barbara J. Butt