Patents by Inventor Jimmy A. Pollard

Jimmy A. Pollard 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: 20190054504
    Abstract: Various arrangements are presented for cleaning and sorting smartcards. An identifier present on the exterior of the smartcard may be scanned. A smartcard may be dispensed from an intake magazine that housing a plurality of smartcards. The smartcard may be moved along a cleaning assembly. The contacts of the smartcard may be cleaned. The contacts of the smartcard may be dried. After cleaning and drying the contacts of the smartcard, the smartcard may be sorted into either a cleaned output magazine or a cleaned rejection tray based on whether the scanning of the identifier was successfully performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Inventors: Jimmy A. Pollard, Zachary S. Morrison, Aldo Alvidrez
  • Patent number: 10065216
    Abstract: Various arrangements are presented for cleaning and sorting smartcards. An identifier present on the exterior of the smartcard may be scanned. A smartcard may be dispensed from an intake magazine that housing a plurality of smartcards. The smartcard may be moved along a cleaning assembly. The contacts of the smartcard may be cleaned. The contacts of the smartcard may be dried. After cleaning and drying the contacts of the smartcard, the smartcard may be sorted into either a cleaned output magazine or a cleaned rejection tray based on whether the scanning of the identifier was successfully performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Inventors: Jimmy A. Pollard, Zachary S. Morrison, Aldo Alvidrez