Patents by Inventor Paul A. Serotta

Paul A. Serotta 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: 10248609
    Abstract: A modular interconnectivity assembly for interconnecting elements of a point of sale system, the modular interconnectivity assembly including at least one interconnectivity module including an Input/Output (I/O) hub having at least one upstream facing port and at least two downstream facing ports, at least one upstream connector connected to the at least one upstream facing port of the (I/O) hub and adapted for communication in accordance with a first communication protocol, at least one downstream connector connected to at least one of the at least two downstream facing ports and adapted for communication in accordance with the first communication protocol and at least one interface connected to another of the at least two downstream facing ports and adapted for communication in accordance with a second communication protocol, different from the first communication protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: VERIFONE, INC.
    Inventors: Scott William McKibben, Ricardo Ernesto Espinoza-Ibarra, Dennis Carr, Paul Serotta
  • Publication number: 20170192930
    Abstract: A modular interconnectivity assembly for interconnecting elements of a point of sale system, the modular interconnectivity assembly including at least one interconnectivity module including an Input/Output (I/O) hub having at least one upstream facing port and at least two downstream facing ports, at least one upstream connector connected to the at least one upstream facing port of the (I/O) hub and adapted for communication in accordance with a first communication protocol, at least one downstream connector connected to at least one of the at least two downstream facing ports and adapted for communication in accordance with the first communication protocol and at least one interface connected to another of the at least two downstream facing ports and adapted for communication in accordance with a second communication protocol, different from the first communication protocol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Applicant: VERIFONE, INC.
    Inventors: Scott William MCKIBBEN, Ricardo Ernesto ESPINOZA-IBARRA, Dennis CARR, Paul SEROTTA
  • Patent number: 7886976
    Abstract: A payment terminal including a magnetic card reader, a decoder receiving analog signals from the magnetic card reader and providing a digital data output to utilization circuitry and data integrity assurance circuitry operative to eliminate spurious data due to Electromagnetic Field (EMF) interference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Verifone, Inc.
    Inventors: Winston Can Wain Leong, Kevin Richard Starinieri, Paul A. Serotta, Michael Pedigo
  • Patent number: 7866556
    Abstract: A payment terminal including a magnetic card reader, a decoder receiving analog signals from the magnetic card reader and providing a digital data output to utilization circuitry and data integrity assurance circuitry operative to eliminate spurious data due to Electromagnetic Field (EMF) interference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Verifone Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Pedigo, Winston Can Wain Leong, Kevin Richard Starinieri, Paul A. Serotta
  • Publication number: 20090078765
    Abstract: A payment terminal including a magnetic card reader, a decoder receiving analog signals from the magnetic card reader and providing a digital data output to utilization circuitry and data integrity assurance circuitry operative to eliminate spurious data due to Electromagnetic Field (EMF) interference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2007
    Publication date: March 26, 2009
    Applicant: VERIFONE, INC.
    Inventors: Winston Can Wain Leong, Kevin Richard Starinieri, Paul A. Serotta, Michael Pedigo
  • Publication number: 20090078764
    Abstract: A payment terminal including a magnetic card reader, a decoder receiving analog signals from the magnetic card reader and providing a digital data output to utilization circuitry and data integrity assurance circuitry operative to eliminate spurious data due to Electromagnetic Field (EMF) interference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2007
    Publication date: March 26, 2009
    Applicant: VERIFONE, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Pedigo, Winston Can Wain Leong, Kevin Richard Starinieri, Paul A. Serotta
  • Patent number: 5933812
    Abstract: Portable transaction terminal apparatus adapted for use in eating and drinking establishments. A terminal housing has a generally rectangular shape and a size slightly larger in length and width to corresponding dimensions of a restaurant guest check. A folio-type cover is mounted to a left side portion of the terminal housing by a hinge arrangement and thereby adapted to swing between open and closed cover positions, the cover corresponding in length and width to the terminal housing so as to completely cover a top face of the terminal housing in the closed cover position and to lie flat against a surface in the open cover position. A data entry keypad and an alphanumeric display are carried on the top face of the terminal housing. A card reader module is mounted in the terminal housing for accepting and reading a transaction data card selected for use by a guest of the establishment for payment of the amount of the guest check.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 3, 1999
    Assignee: Verifone Inc.
    Inventors: Lee Meyer, James D. Fuller, David C. Hanley, Willie Yuen Fong, Gary L. Specht, Michael Fischer, Paul A. Serotta, William B. Cole