Patents by Inventor John M. Case

John M. Case 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: 10314614
    Abstract: An introducer for a medical lead, the introducer having an arcuate component for creating an arcuate path in a patient. When used to percutaneously implant a medical device such as a medical lead with electrodes, the implanted lead has an arcuate configuration. The implanted lead can be used to at least partially encircle or bracket a region of chronic pain and provide therapeutic electrical signals to the region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC, INC.
    Inventors: Carl D. Wahlstrand, John E. Kast, Gabriela C. Molnar, Glenna L. Case, Lisa M. Johanek, Phillip C. Falkner
  • Patent number: 4358671
    Abstract: A system which, by means of a specially devised instrument, affords the option of processing checks by Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) procedure. The system includes a specially designed check having a punch out or other machine readable element which, by its presence and position, identifies the instrument as a check which may be processed by such EFT procedure. The check is also imprinted with certain covenants, which are stated as pertaining only to the processing of the check by EFT procedures. Therefore the check may also be used in completely routine fashion. The system is adapted to interpret such punch out or other machine readable elements and accompanying MICR data so as automatically route this check, as well as other types of banking instruments, in appropriate manners through clearance channels to the proper drawee.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1981
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1982
    Inventor: John M. Case
  • Patent number: 4270042
    Abstract: An Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) system comprising a number of uniquely designed instruments including a letter of credit card from which, at the time of each negotiation thereunder, data can be derived which, with a high degree of certainty, identifies the card holder the amount available for the transaction and such additional data as is required to complete, at the time of the transaction, a uniquely designed draft form to include all of the data needed to transfer the funds involved between the proper parties to the transaction on a purely EFT basis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 1978
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1981
    Inventor: John M. Case
  • Patent number: 4172552
    Abstract: A credit card processing system involving the use of a machine for reading the data encoded in the magnetic stripe of such a card and for printing such data in MICR characters, at the point of sale, along the bottom of the merchant's bank sales slip copy of each transaction under the credit card. The machine also has means for selecting any one of four punches for making a punch out in said bank copy in any one of four predetermined optional ABA standards positions to designate the transaction as a credit or charge transaction and whether it is to be processed by EDP or EFT procedures. The system also includes all of the various instrumentalities necessary to process each transaction, guided by the punch out information, through the merchant's bank, the clearing house, and the issuer institution for final posting and billing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 1978
    Date of Patent: October 30, 1979
    Inventors: John M. Case, Elmer J. Gorn
  • Patent number: 4017101
    Abstract: A letter of credit device consisting of the combination of a card and a check. The card has a plurality of numerical columns each of which is headed by a numeral and also a plurality of transaction sections extending across the numerical columns and having a punch out element in each of the numerical columns so that, by selective punch outs, the dollar value of each of the transactions is irrevocably recorded. The check and card each identify the issuing bank and the account number of the holder. In addition the card carries an identification of the holder, including his signature, and also states the terms under which a negotiating party is guaranteed payment for any sum paid under the negotiated transaction. The check also has a punch out section, which the negotiating party punches out, before forwarding the check for payment to the issuing bank, as a representation that the negotiation was under the card and in accordance with the terms on the card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 1976
    Date of Patent: April 12, 1977
    Inventor: John M. Case