Patents by Inventor Justin McJones

Justin McJones 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: 20050150955
    Abstract: Magnetic reading head assemblies are described that enable the alignment of a magnetic reading head to a track of magnetic information on a data card. In addition, embodiments of the present invention can enable the detection of misalignments in circumstances where the elastic mounted magnetic reading head could not aligned with the card reference edge; and therefore, the track of magnetic information on the data card. One embodiment of the invention includes a magnetic reading head including at least one magnetic gap having an alignment axis and a magnetic reading head mount including a base plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2004
    Publication date: July 14, 2005
    Inventor: Justin McJones
  • Publication number: 20050023348
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are described for reading data from either a magnetic stripe, a chip or both a magnetic stripe and a chip located on a data card using a single swiping motion. An aspect of the methods and apparatus described is that movement of a data card is detected, restrained and/or prevented during exchange of information between the reader and any integrated circuits located on the data card. One embodiment includes guiding walls that form a channel and that are connected to a receiver having an interior surface, a magnetic reading head mounted on one of the guiding walls, electrical contacts located on the interior surface of the receiver and a latch extending at least partially across the channel formed by the guiding walls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2003
    Publication date: February 3, 2005
    Inventors: Bennie Lucas, Richard Fisher, Justin McJones, Jerry Parsons, Kevin Tayeban
  • Patent number: D494597
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2004
    Assignee: Mag-Tek, Inc.
    Inventors: Bennie Lucas, Kevin Tayeban, Jerry Parson, Justin McJones