Patents by Inventor Peter Robbins

Peter Robbins 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: 10314560
    Abstract: Disclosed are embodiments of devices and methods for imaging the inside of a body part, such as a blood vessel. In particular embodiments, a catheter has a chamber within which is a transducer. A wire guide channel extends throughout the length of the catheter. The transducer is rotatable around the wire guide channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Muffin Incorporated
    Inventors: William J. Havel, Sarah Robbins, Peter S. McKinnis, Yun Zhou, Neal E. Fearnot
  • Patent number: 8818879
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining a least cost transaction scheme for a merchant is provided according to one embodiment of the invention. The least cost transaction scheme may be determined at a point of sale device or at a host computer system that communicates with a point of sale device. The least cost transaction scheme may depend on a standard industrial classification (SIC) code associated with the merchant and a transaction amount. In one embodiment the transaction amount and merchant ID is sent to a host computer system. Based on the merchant ID and the transaction amount the host computer system determines a fees for a plurality of transaction schemes. From the plurality of transaction schemes, a least cost transaction scheme is selected and a user is prompted to use the least cost transaction scheme to tender the transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: First Data Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Robbins, Keith Newbrough
  • Patent number: 8296233
    Abstract: Methods and systems provide and utilize a transceiver-based electronic payment device to consumers in an arrangement which allows for convenient carrying of the device and payment using the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: First Data Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Robbins, Keith Newbrough, Ken Algiene
  • Publication number: 20110315762
    Abstract: Methods and systems provide and utilize a transceiver-based electronic payment device to consumers in an arrangement which allows for convenient carrying of the device and payment using the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Applicant: First Data Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Robbins, Keith Newbrough, Ken Algiene
  • Patent number: 7991692
    Abstract: Methods and systems provide and utilize a transceiver-based electronic payment device to consumers in an arrangement which allows for convenient carrying of the device and payment using the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: First Data Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Robbins, Keith Newbrough, Ken Algiene
  • Publication number: 20100051704
    Abstract: The invention provides various systems and methods for implementing a presentation instrument bookmark. The presentation instrument may include a first panel. The first panel may include an account identifying device configured to identify an account associated with the presentation instrument. The presentation instrument may also include a second panel sandwiched with the first panel. The second panel may include a thumb hole cutout configured to allow the presentation instrument to be used as a bookmark.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2008
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Applicant: First Data Corporation
    Inventors: Keith Newbrough, Peter Robbins
  • Patent number: 7516885
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to transaction instruments with enhanced expiration date and/or security personal identification number (PIN) generation. The enhanced security PIN generation may be usefully in connection with account information associated with the transaction instrument to verify and/or authenticate the transaction instrument. In certain aspects, the security PIN may be used in connection with account information associated with the transaction information to authenticate the transaction instrument via a synchronization-based authentication process or similar process. By way of example, the account information may be used as a static identifier to indicate identity of the transaction instrument, and the security PIN may be used to authenticate the identity of the transaction instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2009
    Assignee: First Data Corporation
    Inventors: Keith Newbrough, Peter Robbins
  • Publication number: 20090063291
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining a least cost transaction scheme for a merchant is provided according to one embodiment of the invention. The least cost transaction scheme may be determined at a point of sale device or at a host computer system that communicates with a point of sale device. The least cost transaction scheme may depend on a standard industrial classification (SIC) code associated with the merchant and a transaction amount. In one embodiment the transaction amount and merchant ID is sent to a host computer system. Based on the merchant ID and the transaction amount the host computer system determines a fees for a plurality of transaction schemes. From the plurality of transaction schemes, a least cost transaction scheme is selected and a user is prompted to use the least cost transaction scheme to tender the transaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2007
    Publication date: March 5, 2009
    Applicant: First Data Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Robbins, Keith Newbrough
  • Publication number: 20080086418
    Abstract: Methods and systems provide and utilize a transceiver-based electronic payment device to consumers in an arrangement which allows for convenient carrying of the device and payment using the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2006
    Publication date: April 10, 2008
    Applicant: First Data Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Robbins, Keith Newbrough, Ken Algiene
  • Publication number: 20070284435
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to transaction instruments with enhanced expiration date and/or security personal identification number (PIN) generation. The enhanced security PIN generation may be usefully in connection with account information associated with the transaction instrument to verify and/or authenticate the transaction instrument. In certain aspects, the security PIN may be used in connection with account information associated with the transaction information to authenticate the transaction instrument via a synchronization-based authentication process or similar process. By way of example, the account information may be used as a static identifier to indicate identity of the transaction instrument, and the security PIN may be used to authenticate the identity of the transaction instrument.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2006
    Publication date: December 13, 2007
    Applicant: First Data Corporation
    Inventors: Keith Newbrough, Peter Robbins
  • Patent number: 4038727
    Abstract: Three-piece clip comprises two plier-like lever members and a slat-like core member, all fabricated from flat sheet metal or plastic stock. The lever members have handle and jaw portions respectively, rearwardly and forwardly of a pivoted joint and are relatively movable between opened and closed positions in which a gap defined by lips of the jaw portions and controlling access to a hook space inside is enlarged and reduced. The core member, with a section of flexible sheeting material wrapped around it is inserted into the hook space between the jaw members in opened position and then closed by squeezing the handle portions together. Detent means between the rearward ends of the handle portions hold the clip in closed position. The detent means comprises a hook on the rearward end of one of the handle portions engaging the rearward end of the other handle portion. The handle portions with the hook is bowed to impart longitudinal springiness to it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 1976
    Date of Patent: August 2, 1977
    Inventor: F. Peter Robbins