Patents by Inventor John R. Williamson

John R. Williamson 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: 20190152164
    Abstract: A processing apparatus such as a heating and/or debulking apparatus that may be used to debulk a plurality of uncured composite layers to form an article such as an aircraft component may include a plurality of interconnected smart susceptor heater blankets. The plurality of smart susceptor heater blankets may be connected in series or in parallel, and may be controlled to uniformly heat the component during formation. The plurality of smart susceptor heater blankets may be supported by a deployment system that lowers the plurality of smart susceptor heater blankets toward, and raises the plurality of smart susceptor heater blankets away from, a working surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Andrew M. Hopkins, Joshua P. Carlsen, Taylor M. Williamson, Jeff D. Eastin, Robert D. Dennis, Thomas D. Wilson, Bianca M. Moran, Kari P. Larkin, John R. Henry, Isaac K. Jacob, James M. Kestner
  • Publication number: 20180144344
    Abstract: A transponder-reader payment system includes a fob including a transponder, and a RFID reader for interrogating the transponder. The system may further include a personalization system for populating onto the fob and RFID reader identifying information and security and authentication keys which may be used during mutual authentication of the fob and the reader and for completing a transaction. In exemplary operation, the fob and RFID reader may be personalized, the fob may be presented to the RFID reader for interrogation, the fob and reader may engage in mutual authentication, and fob identifying information may be provided to the reader for transaction completion. In another exemplary embodiment, operation of the transponder-reader payment system may be controlled by an activation circuit. Further, the fob may be responsive to multiple interrogation signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Inventors: Michael J. Berardi, Michal Bliman, David S. Bonalle, Jennifer Anne Elwood, Matthew C. Hood, Susan E. Isenberg, Peter D. Saunders, Kathryn D. Scheding, Sejal Ajit Shah, John R. Williamson, Alexandra Mayers
  • Patent number: 9886692
    Abstract: A transponder-reader payment system includes a fob including a transponder, and a RFID reader for interrogating the transponder. The system may further include a personalization system for populating onto the fob and RFID reader identifying information and security and authentication keys which may be used during mutual authentication of the fob and the reader and for completing a transaction. In exemplary operation, the fob and RFID reader may be personalized, the fob may be presented to the RFID reader for interrogation, the fob and reader may engage in mutual authentication, and fob identifying information may be provided to the reader for transaction completion. In another exemplary embodiment, operation of the transponder-reader payment system may be controlled by an activation circuit. Further, the fob may be responsive to multiple interrogation signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: CHARTOLEAUX KG LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY
    Inventors: Michael J. Berardi, Michal Bliman, David S. Bonalle, Jennifer Anne Elwood, Matthew C. Hood, Susan E. Isenberg, Peter D. Saunders, Kathryn D. Scheding, Sejal Ajit Shah, John R. Williamson, Alexandra Mayers
  • Publication number: 20170304153
    Abstract: A medication dispensing apparatus includes a housing for at storing at least one medication in bulk, a dispenser and a verification sensor. The at least one medication including a plurality of doses of the at least one medication. The dispenser separates a single dose from the at least one medication in bulk. The dispenser moves the single dose of the at least one medication from a position within the housing to a position outside the housing. The verification sensor verifies that the at least one medication is a correct medication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: John R. Williamson, David R. Williamson
  • Publication number: 20160379221
    Abstract: A transponder-reader payment system includes a fob including a transponder, and a RFID reader for interrogating the transponder. In exemplary operation, the fob identifying information may be presented to the RFID reader for completion of a transaction request. The transaction request may be provided to a fob issuer system which retrieves a value for satisfying the transaction request from a fob associated transaction data file. The issuer system may deplete the transaction data file in accordance with the transaction request and replenish the data file in accordance with fob user or fob issuer defined reload protocol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Inventors: Michael J. Berardi, Michal Bliman, David S. Bonalle, Jennifer Elwood, Matthew C. Hood, Susan E. Isenberg, Alexandra Mayers, Trevor J. Perry, Peter D. Saunders, Kathryn Scheding, Sejal Ajit Shah, Kristin L. VonWald, John R. Williamson
  • Patent number: 9454752
    Abstract: A transponder-reader payment system includes a fob including a transponder, and a RFID reader for interrogating the transponder. In exemplary operation, the fob identifying information may be presented to the RFID reader for completion of a transaction request. The transaction request may be provided to a fob issuer system which retrieves a value for satisfying the transaction request from a fob associated transaction data file. The issuer system may deplete the transaction data file in accordance with the transaction request and replenish the data file in accordance with fob user or fob issuer defined reload protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: CHARTOLEAUX KG LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY
    Inventors: Michael J. Berardi, Michal Bliman, David Bonalle, Jennifer Anne Elwood, Matthew C. Hood, Susan E. Isenberg, Alexandra Mayers, Trevor J. Perry, Peter D. Saunders, Kathryn D. Scheding, Sejal Ajit Shah, Kristin L. VonWald, John R. Williamson
  • Publication number: 20150073997
    Abstract: A transponder-reader payment system includes a fob including a transponder, and a RFID reader for interrogating the transponder. The system may further include a personalization system for populating onto the fob and RFID reader identifying information and security and authentication keys which may be used during mutual authentication of the fob and the reader and for completing a transaction. In exemplary operation, the fob and RFID reader may be personalized, the fob may be presented to the RFID reader for interrogation, the fob and reader may engage in mutual authentication, and fob identifying information may be provided to the reader for transaction completion. In another exemplary embodiment, operation of the transponder-reader payment system may be controlled by an activation circuit. Further, the fob may be responsive to multiple interrogation signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Michael J. Berardi, Michal Bliman, David S. Bonalle, Jennifer Anne Elwood, Matthew C. Hood, Susan E. Isenberg, Peter D. Saunders, Kathryn D. Scheding, Sejal Ajit Shah, John R. Williamson, Alexandra Mayers
  • Patent number: 8872619
    Abstract: A transponder-reader payment system includes a fob including a transponder, and a RFID reader for interrogating the transponder. The system may further include a personalization system for populating onto the fob and RFID reader identifying information and security and authentication keys which may be used during mutual authentication of the fob and the reader and for completing a transaction. In exemplary operation, the fob and RFID reader may be personalized, the fob may be presented to the RFID reader for interrogation, the fob and reader may engage in mutual authentication, and fob identifying information may be provided to the reader for transaction completion. In another exemplary embodiment, operation of the transponder-reader payment system may be controlled by an activation circuit. Further, the fob may be responsive to multiple interrogation signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Xatra Fund MX, LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. Berardi, Michal Bliman, David S. Bonalle, Jennifer Anne Elwood, Matthew C. Hood, Susan E. Isenberg, Alexandra Mayers, Peter D. Saunders, Kathryn D. Scheding, Sejal Ajit Shah, John R. Williamson
  • Patent number: 8474993
    Abstract: Certain people may at times find that life events cause absences from their residence. Due to the configuration of a residence entrance there are times of darkness when there is low or no ambient light to illuminate the entrance door hardware. Some people would not leave their porch light on for several hours. Some people may be uncomfortable with leaving the standard porch light on during their absence to avoid the expense of the utility power used by the lighting. A situation for the need to illuminate the hardware may include the unexpected prolonged time of being away from home. The present invention is a sustainable option to illuminate the storm door and exterior entrance door of a residence. This invention provides illumination of the doors hardware on demand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Inventor: John R Williamson
  • Patent number: 7889052
    Abstract: A transponder-reader payment system includes a fob including a transponder, and a RFID reader for interrogating the transponder. The system may further include a payment device separate and distinct from the fob, but associated with payment account mutually shared with the fob. In exemplary operation, the fob identifying information, or the payment device information, may be presented to the RFID reader for completion of a transaction request. A process server may receive the transaction request and satisfy the transaction request in accordance with a predetermined payment criteria. The process server may additionally augment a rewards account based on fob or payment device usage, thereby incenting fob usage in one instance and payment device usage in the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Xatra Fund MX, LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. Berardi, Michal Bliman, David S. Bonalle, Jennifer Anne Elwood, Matthew C. Hood, Susan E. Isenberg, Alexandra Mayers, Trevor J. Perry, Peter D. Saunders, Kathryn D. Scheding, Sejal Ajit Shah, Kristin L. VonWald, John R. Williamson
  • Publication number: 20100315008
    Abstract: Certain people may at times find that life events cause absences from their residence. Due to the configuration of a residence entrance there are times of darkness when there is low or no ambient light to illuminate the entrance door hardware. Some people would not leave their porch light on for several hours. Some people may be uncomfortable with leaving the standard porch light on during their absence to avoid the expense of the utility power used by the lighting. A situation for the need to illuminate the hardware may include the unexpected prolonged time of being away from home. The present invention is a sustainable option to illuminate the storm door and exterior entrance door of a residence. This invention provides illumination of the doors hardware on demand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2010
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Inventor: John R. Williamson
  • Publication number: 20100181787
    Abstract: The Pet Waste Collection and Disposal Device is a single use Pet Waste Collection and Disposal Device comprising, a handle, and a flexible formed collector. The handle may be formed of any material sufficiently rigid to force the formed collector into the open position shown. The flexible formed collector may be fabricated of paper, plastic, or any other material of sufficient durability to withstand the stresses of opening, closing, and carriage. The user transitions The Pet Waste Collection and Disposal Device from the closed to the open state by grasping the handle and contacting the ground, or other surface, with the leading edge. Upon contacting the ground or other surface the forward motion imparted by the user causes the handle to pivot in an arc causing the flexible formed collector to open.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2010
    Publication date: July 22, 2010
    Inventor: John R. Williamson
  • Patent number: 7668750
    Abstract: A system and method for securing a Radio Frequency (RF) transaction using a RF identification device (RFID) transaction device is provided. The RFID transaction device includes a transactions counter for tallying the number of transactions attempted or completed with the RFID transactions device. The counter may be incremented by any predetermined amount, which may be predefined for a particular transaction device counter. The counter value is provided to an account issuer for use in determining if the counter value has exceeded a predetermined value correlative to the maximum number of transactions which may be completed using a transaction device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Inventors: David S Bonalle, Susan E Isenberg, Peter D Saunders, John R Williamson
  • Patent number: 7607583
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for producing an transparent or translucent transaction card having multiple features, such as a holographic foil, integrated circuit chip, RFID circuitry, silver magnetic stripe with text on the magnetic stripe, opacity gradient, an invisible optically recognizable compound, a translucent signature field such that the RFID circuitry and signature on back of the card is visible from the front of the card and an active thru date on the front of the card. The invisible optically recognizable compound is an infrared ink and/or film, which can be detected by a sensor found in an ATM or card assembly line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Assignee: American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J Berardi, Michael Bliman, David S Bonalle, Jennifer Anne Elwood, Becky Vander Eyk, Matthew C Hood, Susan E Isenberg, Leigh Malnati, Alexandra Mayers, Sue Mueller, Zarita Norcross, Peter D Saunders, Kathryn D Scheding, Sejal Ajit Shah, Lisa Skilling-Belmond, John R Williamson
  • Publication number: 20080203172
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for producing an transparent or translucent transaction card having multiple features, such as a holographic foil, integrated circuit chip, RFID circuitry, silver magnetic stripe with text on the magnetic stripe, opacity gradient, an invisible optically recognizable compound, a translucent signature field such that the RFID circuitry and signature on back of the card is visible from the front of the card and an active thru date on the front of the card. The invisible optically recognizable compound is an infrared ink and/or film, which can be detected by a sensor found in an ATM or card assembly line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2007
    Publication date: August 28, 2008
    Applicant: AMERICAN EXPRESS TRAVEL RELATED SERVICES COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Michael J. Berardi, Michael Bliman, David S. Bonalle, Jennifer Anne Elwood, Becky Vander Eyk, Matthew C. Hood, Susan E. Isenberg, Leigh Malnati, Alexandra Mayers, Sue Mueller, Zarita Norcross, Peter D. Saunders, Kathryn D. Scheding, Sejal Ajit Shah, Lisa Skilling-Belmond, John R. Williamson
  • Patent number: 7306158
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for producing an transparent or translucent transaction card having multiple features, such as a holographic foil, integrated circuit chip, RFID circuitry, silver magnetic stripe with text on the magnetic stripe, opacity gradient, an invisible optically recognizable compound, a translucent signature field such that the RFID circuitry and signature on back of the card is visible from the front of the card and an active thru date on the front of the card. The invisible optically recognizable compound is an infrared ink and/or film, which can be detected by a sensor found in an ATM or card assembly line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2007
    Assignee: American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Berardi, Michal Bliman, David S. Bonalle, Jennifer Anne Elwood, Becky Vander Eyk, Matthew C. Hood, Susan E. Isenberg, Leigh Malnati, Alexandra Mayers, Sue Mueller, Zarita Norcross, Peter D. Saunders, Kathryn D. Scheding, Sejal Ajit Shah, Lisa Skilling-Belmond, John R. Williamson
  • Patent number: 7268667
    Abstract: A RF transaction device is provided, which is operable to store multiple distinct data sets owned by unrelated data set owners, wherein the distinct data sets may include differing formats. The method includes the steps of: adding, by a read/write, a first data set to the RF transaction device, wherein the first data set is owned by a first owner; adding, by the read/write device, a second data set to the RF transaction device, wherein the second data set is owned by a second owner; and storing the first data set and the second data set on the RF transaction device in accordance with an owner defined format. The first and second data sets may each be stored as a Block of Binary. The first and second data sets are associated with first and second owners, respectively, and are configured to be stored independent of each other and in accordance with the particular data set storage protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2007
    Assignee: American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Blayn W. Beenau, Michal Bliman, David S. Bonalle, Joshua L. Montgomery, Peter D. Saunders, John R. Williamson
  • Patent number: 7268668
    Abstract: Systems and methods are presented for managing a plurality of data sets on a financial transaction instrument configured to facilitate performing a financial transaction. A first data set owner and a second data set owner are enrolled in a multiple account management program. A first data set owned by a first data set owner and of a first format is added to a database on the financial transaction instrument. A second data set of a second format is added to the database. The second data set is owned by a second data set owner, distinct from the first data set owner, and the second format is different from the first format. A condition header identifying a status condition is added to at least one of the first and second data sets. At least one of the first and second data sets is modified in the database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2007
    Assignee: American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Blayn W. Beenau, Michal Bliman, David S. Bonalle, Joshua L. Montgomery, Peter D. Saunders, John R. Williamson
  • Patent number: 7249112
    Abstract: A transponder-reader payment system includes a RFID reader for interrogating a transponder, and a fob including a transponder which is associated with fob data file funded by one or more funding sources. In exemplary operation, the fob identifying information may be presented to the RFID reader for completion of a transaction request. The transaction request may be provided to a fob issuer system which may process the transaction request in accordance with a funding protocol wherein the transaction request is satisfied according to a fob issuer predefined funding criteria relative to the multiple funding sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2007
    Assignee: American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Berardi, Michal Bliman, David Bonalle, Jennifer Anne Elwood, Matthew C. Hood, Susan E. Isenberg, Alexandra Mayers, Trevor J. Perry, Peter D. Saunders, Kathryn D. Scheding, Sejal Ajit Shah, Kristin L. VonWald, John R. Williamson
  • Patent number: 7239226
    Abstract: A transponder-reader payment system includes a fob including a transponder, and a RFID reader for interrogating the transponder. The system may further include a personalization system for populating onto the fob and RFID reader identifying information and security and authentication keys which may be used during mutual authentication of the fob and the reader and for completing a transaction. In exemplary operation, the fob and RFID reader may be personalized, the fob may be presented to the RFID reader for interrogation, the fob and reader may engage in mutual authentication, and fob identifying information may be provided to the reader for transaction completion. In another exemplary embodiment, operation of the transponder-reader payment system may be controlled by an activation circuit. Further, the fob may be responsive to multiple interrogation signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2007
    Assignee: American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Berardi, Michal Bliman, David S. Bonalle, Jennifer Anne Elwood, Matthew C. Hood, Susan E. Isenberg, Alexandra Mayers, Peter D. Saunders, Kathryn D. Scheding, Sejal Ajit Shah, John R. Williamson