Patents by Inventor Robert Thomas Borucki

Robert Thomas Borucki 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: 10796308
    Abstract: A transaction terminal includes a plurality of disparate application services that process within a common/shared platform on the transaction terminal. Each disparate application service may include its own unique biometric provider for providing biometric registration and recognition services to customers at the transaction terminal. When a particular application service is launched for execution on the transaction terminal, a biometric integration manager identifies an appropriate biometric provider for that application service and interacts with that biometric provider and the launched application service to facilitate biometric registration or biometric recognition of a customer transacting at the transaction terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Somnath Banerjee, Robert Thomas Borucki
  • Patent number: 10726461
    Abstract: A system and method of completing an activity via an agent. The agent is embodied as agent software, which facilitates and/or performs activities on behalf of a user. The agent software may have a characteristic persona that it presents to the user in the form of an avatar on a display. The agent software may be part of a computer program stored in a memory and executed by a processor of a smartphone or other computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Thomas Borucki, John Bruno
  • Patent number: 10586409
    Abstract: Various embodiments each include at least one of systems, devices, methods, and software for visual voucher communication systems and methods. One such embodiment includes receiving an entry request with an account identifier from a requestor and retrieving data of a voucher from a voucher database based on the account identifier and a current voucher requirement. In such embodiments, when voucher data is retrieved, the voucher data is transmitted to the requestor. However, when no voucher data is retrieved and at least one voucher is available, the method includes transmitting a voucher procurement option to the requestor. Otherwise, when no voucher data is retrieved and no voucher is available, data representative thereof is transmitted to the requestor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventor: Robert Thomas Borucki
  • Publication number: 20200005318
    Abstract: A transaction terminal includes a plurality of disparate application services that process within a common/shared platform on the transaction terminal. Each disparate application service may include its own unique biometric provider for providing biometric registration and recognition services to customers at the transaction terminal. When a particular application service is launched for execution on the transaction terminal, a biometric integration manager identifies an appropriate biometric provider for that application service and interacts with that biometric provider and the launched application service to facilitate biometric registration or biometric recognition of a customer transacting at the transaction terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Somnath Banerjee, Robert Thomas Borucki
  • Publication number: 20190303944
    Abstract: Biometric templates are created for biometric data captured for a user. Each template is processed to generate a unique token. Each template and token pair is stored in a record of an index along with a link to at least one an external service of the user. During a transaction at a transaction terminal, biometric data for a user is captured and a template is generated. The index is searched with the template to obtain a corresponding token and a link to the external service. The external service is provided the token to identify the user and return personal data for the user from an account of the user with the external service. The personal data is processed for the transaction at the transaction terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventor: Robert Thomas Borucki
  • Publication number: 20190266567
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for consolidating deliveries. The systems and methods may include receiving a plurality of shipping requests, determining a common delivery path for transporting products to locations, and transmitting a shipping directive. Each of the plurality of shipping requests may be associated with one of the locations and one of the products. The shipping directive may be transmitted to each of a plurality of computing devices associated with a shipper or merchant. The shipping directive may include data defining the common delivery path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventor: Robert Thomas Borucki
  • Patent number: 10380660
    Abstract: Techniques for automated profile-based transaction processing are provided. A customer uses a cloud-based service to establish one or more transaction profiles. When that customer subsequently accesses a self-service device to perform a transaction, the cloud-based service is automatically contacted and the transaction is automatically completed on behalf of the customer at the self-service device using a particular one of the customer's transaction profiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventor: Robert Thomas Borucki
  • Publication number: 20180150920
    Abstract: Various embodiments herein each include at least one of systems, methods, and software for silent announcements. One embodiment is in the form of a method that includes receiving an update on a mobile device of a mobile document data item for a mobile document present on the mobile device and generating a notification via the mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventor: Robert Thomas Borucki
  • Publication number: 20180033002
    Abstract: Some embodiments herein include at least one of systems and methods for multi-use tokens within a mobile document. One such embodiment includes generating a mobile document having a token that uniquely identifies a user account and transmitting the mobile document to a requestor for conducting at least two transactions with at least one entity through the token. Other embodiments herein include at least one of systems and methods for providing a token, such as in a mobile document, to an app on a mobile device and then identifying data based upon a purpose for which the token is presented by the app on the mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Inventors: Richard A. Weiss, Robert Thomas Borucki
  • Publication number: 20180005464
    Abstract: Various embodiments each include at least one of systems, devices, methods, and software for visual voucher communication systems and methods. One such embodiment includes receiving an entry request with an account identifier from a requestor and retrieving data of a voucher from a voucher database based on the account identifier and a current voucher requirement. In such embodiments, when voucher data is retrieved, the voucher data is transmitted to the requestor. However, when no voucher data is retrieved and at least one voucher is available, the method includes transmitting a voucher procurement option to the requestor. Otherwise, when no voucher data is retrieved and no voucher is available, data representative thereof is transmitted to the requestor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventor: Robert Thomas Borucki
  • Publication number: 20170316403
    Abstract: Various embodiments herein each include at least one of systems, methods, and software for dynamic mobile wallet items. One embodiment in the form of a method includes receiving, via a network, a dynamic mobile document request associated with a registered user and including a token associated with data to be included in the dynamic mobile document. The method may then retrieve data for the dynamic mobile document from a database based at least in part on the token and an identifier of the registered user and then continue by transmitting, via the network, the retrieved dynamic mobile document data and data indicating how the dynamic mobile document is to be provided to the registered user to a dynamic mobile document generation service, the dynamic mobile document generation service to generate and provide the dynamic mobile document to the registered user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Inventors: Robert Thomas Borucki, Richard T. Davidson, Craig Derek Russell
  • Publication number: 20170154284
    Abstract: When a consumer carrying a device is automatically detected within a pre-defined and constrained space, ticket identifying information is automatically obtained from the device and relayed to a backend ticket redemption server. The ticket redemption server validates a ticket for the consumer from the ticket-identifying information and relays a confirmation to a ticket redemption agent's device and the consumer is checked-in for ingress onto a transportation system or into a venue destination of the consumer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Inventors: Robert Thomas Borucki, David Todd Slaughter
  • Patent number: 9299203
    Abstract: Access level management techniques which require less manual intervention. In one example, a registration system registers an individual for an access level and receives a mobile device identifier from the individual. The registration system generates an electronic pass, which may include a mobile barcode, granting the individual access at the requested access level, and provides the electronic pass to a mobile communication device of the individual using the mobile device identifier. In one application, an individual with a mobile barcode associated with priority access level privileges may be allowed to bypass a queue by using a priority lane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Thomas Borucki, Jared Keith Miller
  • Publication number: 20140278605
    Abstract: A system and method of completing an activity via an agent. The agent is embodied as agent software, which facilitates and/or performs activities on behalf of a user. The agent software may have a characteristic persona that it presents to the user in the form of an avatar on a display. The agent software may be part of a computer program stored in a memory and executed by a processor of a smartphone or other computer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Thomas Borucki, John Bruno
  • Publication number: 20140209674
    Abstract: Access level management techniques which require less manual intervention. In one example, a registration system registers an individual for an access level and receives a mobile device identifier from the individual. The registration system generates an electronic pass, which may include a mobile barcode, granting the individual access at the requested access level, and provides the electronic pass to a mobile communication device of the individual using the mobile device identifier. In one application, an individual with a mobile barcode associated with priority access level privileges may be allowed to bypass a queue by using a priority lane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: NCR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Robert Thomas Borucki, Jared Keith Miller
  • Publication number: 20140122241
    Abstract: Techniques for injecting advertisements into mobile documents delivered to mobile devices are presented. Mobile documents are generated that are dynamically sized to the display of the mobile devices and relevant advertisements are also dynamically sized for use in the mobile documents. The mobile documents include an optical code that is encoded with information about a purchase by a customer and allow the customer access to the purchase, for example, an airline boarding pass, event pass or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: NCR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Robert Thomas Borucki, Richard Varwell Townsend
  • Patent number: 8365984
    Abstract: Techniques for disparate barcode transaction processing are provided. A first barcode associated with a first service is presented at a self-service device, which is associated with processing a second barcode for a second service; the first barcode is disparate from the second barcode. The self-service device identifies the second barcode as a foreign barcode and consults an external service. The external service identifies a next transaction of an itinerary for a customer associated with the second barcode and communicates that to the self-service device. The self-service device completes the next transaction on behalf of the customer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventor: Robert Thomas Borucki
  • Publication number: 20120091194
    Abstract: Techniques for disparate barcode transaction processing are provided. A first barcode associated with a first service is presented at a self-service device, which is associated with processing a second barcode for a second service; the first barcode is disparate from the second barcode. The self-service device identifies the second barcode as a foreign barcode and consults an external service. The external service identifies a next transaction of an itinerary for a customer associated with the second barcode and communicates that to the self-service device. The self-service device completes the next transaction on behalf of the customer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: NCR Corporation
    Inventor: Robert Thomas Borucki
  • Publication number: 20120089425
    Abstract: Techniques for trip monitoring and inferential location based services are provided. Itineraries for trips of a customer are monitored. As transactions complete in the itineraries, inferences are made to infer the geographical locations for the customer. The inferred geographical locations are used along with preferences for the customer to deliver customized content to the customer and to perform one or more automated actions on behalf of the customer associated with next transactions of the itineraries.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2010
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Applicant: NCR Corporation
    Inventor: Robert Thomas Borucki
  • Publication number: 20120089426
    Abstract: Techniques for automated profile-based transaction processing are provided. A customer uses a cloud-based service to establish one or more transaction profiles. When that customer subsequently accesses a self-service device to perform a transaction, the cloud-based service is automatically contacted and the transaction is automatically completed on behalf of the customer at the self-service device using a particular one of the customer's transaction profiles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2010
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Applicant: NCR Corporation
    Inventor: Robert Thomas Borucki