Patents by Inventor Roger W. Stout

Roger W. Stout 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: 20080110981
    Abstract: Methods and systems for preventing fraudulent acquisition of private transaction information associated with customer input at a fuel dispenser are disclosed. According to one embodiment, a fuel dispenser includes a hose and nozzle combination that receives fuel to dispense to the customer's vehicle. The fuel dispenser includes a user interface having a display and a virtual keypad that is adapted to receive customer input associated with a transaction at the fuel dispenser. The fuel dispenser also includes a control system coupled to the user interface and adapted to determine when customer input is required for the transaction, activate the virtual keypad to facilitate entry of the customer input, receive the customer input from the virtual keypad, deactivate the virtual keypad after the customer input is received, and process the transaction based upon the received customer input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2006
    Publication date: May 15, 2008
    Applicant: GILBARCO INC.
    Inventors: Jonathan DeLine, Leon B. Smith, Jack F. Bartlett, Phillip W. Neal, Roger W. Stout, Andrew Hawley, Darrell L. Harmon, Chris Whitley
  • Patent number: 6184846
    Abstract: A fuel dispenser includes an overbody within which a wide, flat conductor acts as a loop antenna. The conductor is concentrically coiled to create a plurality of turns comparable in appearance to a coiled tape measure. The antenna is then molded into a panel or overbody and affixed to the fuel dispenser to present a visually pleasing appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2001
    Assignee: Marconi Commerce Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Howard M. Myers, Dolan F. Blalock, Roger W. Stout, Joshua D. Wyatt