Patents by Inventor Jeffery G. Nowlin

Jeffery G. Nowlin 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: 9061483
    Abstract: Advanced card machines and associated card merge methods are provided. A form may be provided from a first supply of forms to a first track that is configured to advance the form. A foldable payment card may be selected from a second supply of foldable payment cards, wherein the selection of the payment card does not result in the payment card being folded. The selected payment card may be advanced, without folding the payment card, along a second track to a position in which the payment card is supplied to the form Additionally, an adhesive may be applied to one of the form or the payment card, and the adhesive may attach the payment card to the form when the payment card is supplied to the form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: First Data Corporation
    Inventors: Fred C. Casto, Jon A. Gates, Jeffery G. Nowlin, Corey D. Tunink
  • Publication number: 20140306006
    Abstract: Advanced card machines and associated card merge methods are provided. A form may be provided from a first supply of forms to a first track that is configured to advance the form. A foldable payment card may be selected from a second supply of foldable payment cards, wherein the selection of the payment card does not result in the payment card being folded. The selected payment card may be advanced, without folding the payment card, along a second track to a position in which the payment card is supplied to the form Additionally, an adhesive may be applied to one of the form or the payment card, and the adhesive may attach the payment card to the form when the payment card is supplied to the form.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: FIRST DATA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Fred C. Casto, Jon A. Gates, Jeffery G. Nowlin, Corey D. Tunink
  • Patent number: 8763898
    Abstract: Advanced card machines and associated card merge methods are provided. A form may be provided from a first supply of forms to a first track that is configured to advance the form. A foldable payment card may be selected from a second supply of foldable payment cards, wherein the selection of the payment card does not result in the payment card being folded. The selected payment card may be advanced, without folding the payment card, along a second track to a position in which the payment card is supplied to the form Additionally, an adhesive may be applied to one of the form or the payment card, and the adhesive may attach the payment card to the form when the payment card is supplied to the form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: First Data Corporation
    Inventors: Fred C Casto, Jon A Gates, Jeffery G Nowlin, Corey D Tunink
  • Publication number: 20110215144
    Abstract: Advanced card machines and associated card merge methods are provided. A form may be provided from a first supply of forms to a first track that is configured to advance the form. A foldable payment card may be selected from a second supply of foldable payment cards, wherein the selection of the payment card does not result in the payment card being folded. The selected payment card may be advanced, without folding the payment card, along a second track to a position in which the payment card is supplied to the form Additionally, an adhesive may be applied to one of the form or the payment card, and the adhesive may attach the payment card to the form when the payment card is supplied to the form.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2010
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Applicant: FIRST DATA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Fred C. Casto, Jon A. Gates, Jeffery G. Nowlin, Corey D. Tunink
  • Patent number: 7389935
    Abstract: An automated system for preparing cards for further processing includes an envelope feed hopper configured to receive a plurality of envelopes, each having contents including a card carrier and one or more cards attached thereto. The systems also includes an envelope opener configured to receive envelopes from the hopper and create an opening into each envelope. The system further includes a contents parser configured to separate a card carrier and card attached thereto from an envelope. The system also includes a card carrier alignment device configured to unfold a card carrier and align the carrier for further processing and a separation mechanism configured to receive card carriers from the alignment device and separate the card from the carrier. The system also includes a controller programmed to control operation of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2008
    Assignee: First Data Corporation
    Inventors: Scott J. Smith, Corey D. Tunink, Timothy J. Walpus, Jeffery G. Nowlin, Jay E. Greene
  • Patent number: 7384040
    Abstract: A delivery system comprises a frame, and a plurality of hoppers attachable to the frame in a vertically spaced apart arrangement. The hoppers are each configured to hold a plurality of sheet-like materials. At least one upper belt is movably coupled to the frame, with the belt being configured to move the sheet-like materials downward from the hoppers. At least one contact roller is disposed below each hopper, and at least one suction apparatus that is associated with each hopper. A moving system is configured to move the suction apparatus toward and away from the hopper to grasp and remove one of the sheet-like materials from the hopper, and to move the removed sheet-like material downward until grabbed by the contact roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2008
    Assignee: First Data Corporation
    Inventors: Corey Dean Tunink, Timothy J. Walpus, Jeffery G. Nowlin, Jay E. Greene, III
  • Patent number: 7363105
    Abstract: According to the invention, an insertion system for collating sheets of printed material for insertion into an envelope is disclosed. The insertion system includes an insertion machine, application software and an operating system. Included in the application software is a first function and a second function, where the first function performs tracking for each packet and the second function controls operation of the insertion machine. Each packet includes a plurality of pieces of printed material that may ultimately be sealed in an envelope. The operating system runs the application software at any given instant and executes the first and second functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2008
    Assignee: First Data Corporation
    Inventors: Scott J. Smith, Jeffery G. Nowlin, Jay E. Greene, III, Mark T. Tonack
  • Patent number: 7233839
    Abstract: According to the invention, an insertion system for collating sheets of printed material for insertion into an envelope is disclosed. The insertion system includes an insertion machine, application software and an operating system. Included in the application software is a first function and a second function, where the first function performs tracking for each packet and the second function controls operation of the insertion machine. Each packet includes a plurality of pieces of printed material that may ultimately be sealed in an envelope. The operating system runs the application software at any given instant and executes the first and second functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2007
    Assignee: First Data Corporation
    Inventors: Scott J. Smith, Jeffery G. Nowlin, Jay E. Greene, III, Mark T. Tonack
  • Patent number: 6974034
    Abstract: A mail processing machine comprises a first holding location that is adapted to hold a stack of first pages. A card is coupled to each of the first pages, and each first page includes an identifier. A second holding location is adapted to hold a stack of second pages that each have an identifier. A first advancing mechanism is adapted to separately advance each first page from the stack, and a second advancing mechanism is adapted to separately advance each second page from the stack. First and second scanning devices read the identifiers on the first and second pages upon their advancement. A controller is configured to control the first and second advancing mechanism to permit the first and second pages to be scanned by the first and second scanners and to match the first pages with the second pages if the identifier on one of the advanced first pages corresponds with the identifier on one of the advanced second pages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2005
    Assignee: First Data Corporation
    Inventors: Scott J. Smith, Jeffery G. Nowlin, Bruce A. Bennett, Ronald L. Prchal
  • Patent number: 6953189
    Abstract: A delivery system comprises a frame, and a plurality of hoppers attachable to the frame in a vertically spaced apart arrangement. The hoppers are each configured to hold a plurality of sheet-like materials. At least one upper belt is movably coupled to the frame, with the belt being configured to move the sheet-like materials downward from the hoppers. At least one contact roller is disposed below each hopper, and at least one suction apparatus that is associated with each hopper. A moving system is configured to move the suction apparatus toward and away from the hopper to grasp and remove one of the sheet-like materials from the hopper, and to move the removed sheet-like material downward until grabbed by the contact roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2005
    Assignee: First Data Corporation
    Inventors: Corey Dean Tunink, Timothy J. Walpus, Jeffery G. Nowlin, Jay E. Green, III
  • Publication number: 20040256785
    Abstract: A delivery system comprises a frame, and a plurality of hoppers attachable to the frame in a vertically spaced apart arrangement. The hoppers are each configured to hold a plurality of sheet-like materials. At least one upper belt is movably coupled to the frame, with the belt being configured to move the sheet-like materials downward from the hoppers. At least one contact roller is disposed below each hopper, and at least one suction apparatus that is associated with each hopper. A moving system is configured to move the suction apparatus toward and away from the hopper to grasp and remove one of the sheet-like materials from the hopper, and to move the removed sheet-like material downward until grabbed by the contact roller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2003
    Publication date: December 23, 2004
    Applicant: First Data Resources, Inc.
    Inventors: Corey Dean Tunink, Timothy J. Walpus, Jeffery G. Nowlin, Jay E. Greene
  • Publication number: 20040117327
    Abstract: A mail processing machine comprises a first holding location that is adapted to hold a stack of first pages. A card is coupled to each of the first pages, and each first page includes an identifier. A second holding location is adapted to hold a stack of second pages that each have an identifier. A first advancing mechanism is adapted to separately advance each first page from the stack, and a second advancing mechanism is adapted to separately advance each second page from the stack. First and second scanning devices read the identifiers on the first and second pages upon their advancement. A controller is configured to control the first and second advancing mechanism to permit the first and second pages to be scanned by the first and second scanners and to match the first pages with the second pages if the identifier on one of the advanced first pages corresponds with the identifier on one of the advanced second pages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2003
    Publication date: June 17, 2004
    Applicant: FIRST DATA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Scott J. Smith, Jeffery G. Nowlin, Bruce A. Bennett, Ronald L. Prchal
  • Patent number: 6669186
    Abstract: A delivery system comprises a frame, and a plurality of hoppers attachable to the frame in a vertically spaced apart arrangement. The hoppers are each configured to hold a plurality of sheet-like materials. At least one upper belt is movably coupled to the frame, with the belt being configured to move the sheet-like materials downward from the hoppers. At least one contact roller is disposed below each hopper, and at least one suction apparatus that is associated with each hopper. A moving system is configured to move the suction apparatus toward and away from the hopper to grasp and remove one of the sheet-like materials from the hopper, and to move the removed sheet-like material downward until grabbed by the contact roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2003
    Assignee: First Data Corporation
    Inventors: Corey Dean Tunink, Timothy J. Walpus, Jeffery G. Nowlin, Jay E. Green, III
  • Patent number: 6670569
    Abstract: A mail processing machine comprises a first holding location that is adapted to hold a stack of first pages. A card is coupled to each of the first pages, and each first page includes an identifier. A second holding location is adapted to hold a stack of second pages that each have an identifier. A first advancing mechanism is adapted to separately advance each first page from the stack, and a second advancing mechanism is adapted to separately advance each second page from the stack. First and second scanning devices read the identifiers on the first and second pages upon their advancement. A controller is configured to control the first and second advancing mechanism to permit the first and second pages to be scanned by the first and second scanners and to match the first pages with the second pages if the identifier on one of the advanced first pages corresponds with the identifier on one of the advanced second pages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2003
    Assignee: First Data Corporation
    Inventors: Scott J. Smith, Jeffery G. Nowlin, Bruce A. Bennett, Ronald L. Prchal
  • Publication number: 20030085161
    Abstract: A mail processing machine comprises a first holding location that is adapted to hold a stack of first pages. A card is coupled to each of the first pages, and each first page includes an identifier. A second holding location is adapted to hold a stack of second pages that each have an identifier. A first advancing mechanism is adapted to separately advance each first page from the stack, and a second advancing mechanism is adapted to separately advance each second page from the stack. First and second scanning devices read the identifiers on the first and second pages upon their advancement. A controller is configured to control the first and second advancing mechanism to permit the first and second pages to be scanned by the first and second scanners and to match the first pages with the second pages if the identifier on one of the advanced first pages corresponds with the identifier on one of the advanced second pages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2001
    Publication date: May 8, 2003
    Applicant: FIRST DATA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Scott J. Smith, Jeffery G. Nowlin, Bruce A. Bennett, Ronald L. Prchal
  • Publication number: 20020195765
    Abstract: A delivery system comprises a frame, and a plurality of hoppers attachable to the frame in a vertically spaced apart arrangement. The hoppers are each configured to hold a plurality of sheet-like materials. At least one upper belt is movably coupled to the frame, with the belt being configured to move the sheet-like materials downward from the hoppers. At least one contact roller is disposed below each hopper, and at least one suction apparatus that is associated with each hopper. A moving system is configured to move the suction apparatus toward and away from the hopper to grasp and remove one of the sheet-like materials from the hopper, and to move the removed sheet-like material downward until grabbed by the contact roller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2002
    Publication date: December 26, 2002
    Applicant: First Data Resources
    Inventors: Corey Dean Tunink, Timothy J. Walpus, Jeffery G. Nowlin, Jay E. Greene