Card Container (e.g., For Credit Or Fare Card, Identification Or Driver's License, Etc.) Patents (Class 150/147)
  • Patent number: 10762757
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relates to a track and trace (TT) device. The TT device includes a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag, a near field communication (NFC) tag coupled with the RFID tag, and protective materials to cover the TT device. The RFID tag includes an identifier that is unique among all RFID tags and is, therefore, only associated with a product in which the TT device is embedded in. The NFC tag is pre-encoded with location information of a registration server. To register the product, the registrant uses an NFC-enabled device to access the location information of the registration server and to display thereon a registration page generated by the registration server. The registration page is automatically populated with the unique identifier of the RFID tag. Once registration is completed, an account corresponding to the association of the registrant with the product is created and stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Cellotape, Inc.
    Inventors: Nick Testanero, Larry Tadashi Ino, Timothy J. Daly
  • Patent number: 10595605
    Abstract: [Problem] Provided is a card-containing back cover that has excellent strength and appearance and that a card can be easily inserted into and removed from. [Solving Means] A card-containing back cover configured to be mounted on a back face of a mobile information terminal includes a cover body configured to be mounted on the mobile information terminal and a card-containing pocket disposed on an outer surface of the cover body and configured to be capable of containing a card by sliding the card. A card removal hole is provided in the cover body at a position covered by the card-containing pocket, and the card removal hole is formed such that the card contained in the card-containing pocket can be slid through the card removal hole and removed from the card-containing pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: POWER SUPPORT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Katsushi Igarashi
  • Patent number: 10319203
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relates to a track and trace (TT) device. The TT device includes a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag, a near field communication (NFC) tag coupled with the RFID tag, and protective materials to cover the TT device. The RFID tag includes an identifier that is unique among all RFID tags and is, therefore, only associated with a product in which the TT device is embedded in. The NFC tag is pre-encoded with location information of a registration server. To register the product, the registrant uses an NFC-enabled device to access the location information of the registration server and to display thereon a registration page generated by the registration server. The registration page is automatically populated with the unique identifier of the RFID tag. Once registration is completed, an account corresponding to the association of the registrant with the product is created and stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Cellotape, Inc.
    Inventors: Nick Testanero, Larry Tadashi Ino, Timothy J. Daly
  • Patent number: 10308189
    Abstract: A vehicle attached wallet to keep a plurality of cards in a convenient location within a vehicle. A housing body for storing the cards, formed of a single, integral sheet of material. The integral sheet of material is folded at the center section of the sheet of material between first and second outer ends of the sheet of material to form a first rectangular shaped side wall and a second rectangular shaped side wall. Side edges of the first side wall and the side edges of the second side wall are aligned and attached to each other. An opening extends between the first and second outer ends to provide access to an otherwise closed interior cavity defined by the first side wall, the second side wall and the side edges. A Velcro strip is secured to a first side wall of the housing body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Inventor: Vivian Flanigan-Davis
  • Patent number: 10201216
    Abstract: Object including a card holder for cards and a money holder for money, wherein the card holder has a card storage space for a stack of one or more cards and the money holder has a money storage space for money, wherein the money storage space is designed such that the money is stored loosely and the money holder has a for the money designed money access opening to the money storage space which with a part of the object, preferably the card holder, can be closed to prevent passage of money.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: R.J. van Geer Beheer bv
    Inventor: Rene Johan Van Geer
  • Patent number: 10192159
    Abstract: Approaches herein provide protection for an identification chip of a contactless device using a transmission blocking element. In some approaches, a contactless card may include a body having first and second main sides. An identification chip may be coupled to the first main side, and the transmission blocking element may be slidably coupled to the body. The identification chip is covered by the transmission blocking element in a first position, and uncovered by the transmission blocking element when the transmission blocking element is in a second position. The transmission blocking element may include a first section extending along the first main side of the body, and a second section extending parallel to the first section. The transmission blocking element may further include a tab coupling together the first and second sections, wherein the tab is positioned within an internal slot embedded within the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Abdelkader M'Hamed Benkreira, Michael Mossoba, Joshua Edwards
  • Patent number: 10062025
    Abstract: An RFID tag and a method of its use are disclosed. One such RFID tag includes first, second, and third RFID inlays included on a tag housing, the first, second, and third RFID inlays each corresponding to a different rate identifier. The tag also includes a panel engaged with the housing and movable among first, second and third positions. The panel includes RFID shorting structures each positioned to electrically contact one of the first, second, and third RFID inlays such that, in any of the first, second, and third positions, only one of the first, second, and third RFID inlays remains active.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: NEOLOGY, INC.
    Inventor: Bruce B. Roesner
  • Patent number: 9756913
    Abstract: A card and money holder with a magnifying lens including a carrying case having a pair of flaps foldably and continuously attached along a middle crease, a magnifying lens hingedly attached to the middle crease between an interior surface of each of a front flap and a back flap of the pair of flaps. A zipper has a male member and a female member continuously attached to an outer edge of the front flap and the back flap, respectively. The male member is configured to slidingly engage the female member to securely attach the front flap to the back flap. At least one single slit is horizontally disposed within the interior surface of the front flap and, alternately, the interior surface of the back flap. A plurality of slits is horizontally and medially disposed within the interior surface of each of the front flap and the back flap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Inventor: Lori A. Zepeda
  • Patent number: 9743733
    Abstract: A card identity concealment device partially covers a card to conceal an identity portion on the card, while still enabling functionality of the card by allowing access to a reading portion on the card. The device protects against unauthorized viewers, identity theft, or physical damage to the card and allows easy insertion into a Credit Card reader. A first panel overlays a substantial region of the first side, including the identity portion. The first panel includes a first panel indicia that creates a false identity for the card by indicating a different card information than on the identity portion of the card. Second panel is spaced parallel and joined along at least two opposing sides with the first panel. The second panel is adapted for receiving the card, while still allowing access to the reading portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Inventor: Ronald Husbands
  • Patent number: 9704088
    Abstract: A payment card (e.g., credit and/or debit card) is provided with a magnetic emulator operable of communicating information to a magnetic stripe reader. Information used in validating a financial transaction is encrypted based on time such that a validating server requires receipt of the appropriate encrypted information for a period of time to validate a transaction for that period of time. Such dynamic information may be communicated using such an emulator such that a card may be swiped through a magnetic stripe reader—yet communicate different information based on time. An emulator may receive information as well as communicate information to a variety of receivers (e.g., an RFID receiver).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: DYNAMICS INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Mullen, David Lambeth, Bruce Cloutier
  • Patent number: 9697453
    Abstract: A wireless device security system for preventing the unauthorized reading of wireless devices by a reader. The wireless device security system generally includes a device holder that is adapted to receive a wireless device for storage, access and removal. The device holder includes an interference tag that interferes with the wireless communications between the wireless device and a reader when the wireless device is positioned at least partially within the device holder. The device holder preferably includes a layer of shielding material adjacent to or near the wireless device during storage to further prevent unauthorized wireless communications with a reader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Identity Stronghold, LLC
    Inventor: Walter P. Augustinowicz
  • Patent number: 9646238
    Abstract: The invention provides systems and methods for protecting information related to personal accounts and other kinds of information displayed on personal and identification cards. In some embodiments, the invention further provides a credit card with a card portion displaying a first part of an account number and an electronically readable region. The credit card may also include a sleeve portion that holds the card portion and that may display a second part of an account number. The sleeve portion may have a window through which the first part of the account number is visible, so that the first and second parts of the account number provide a complete valid account number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Inventor: U. P. Peter Eng
  • Patent number: 9633239
    Abstract: A device (100) comprising a Radio Frequency Identification transponder and means for selectively controlling the Radio Frequency Identification communication, the device (100) comprising: a first, internal, electromagnetic shield fixed on one side of the Radio Frequency Identification transponder's antenna and a second, internal, electromagnetic, movable shield (180) on the other side of the Radio Frequency Identification transponder's antenna wherein the device (100) comprises an internal actuator (170) configured to operate a movable mechanism (150), influencing the position of the movable shield, such that when the internal actuator is in a first position, the movable shield is in a first position allowing communication with the Radio Frequency Identification transponder and when the internal actuator is in a second position, the movable shield is in a second position, in which it blocks all contactless communication with the Radio Frequency Identification transponder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: ADVANCED DIGITAL BROADCAST S.A.
    Inventor: Bartosz Dabrowski
  • Patent number: 9572292
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing security for authentication devices—such as electronically readable cards or ID badges with embedded RFID chips or NFC capability—may include an envelope or pocket-like case for carrying an electronically readable card, having an electrically conductive, non-opaque sleeve that can be moved to cover or expose the electronically readable card and that prevents information on the card from being electronically read when covered yet still allows the card to be seen when covered. In one or more embodiments, the sleeve may be a wire mesh that is flexible enough to be compressed to expose the card yet stiff (or rigid) enough to be extended to cover the card and that is transparent enough to allow reading visual information on the surface of the card when covering the card. Protection can be switched off by a mechanical switch that leaves the protection normally on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventor: Matthew Wilczynski
  • Patent number: 9476739
    Abstract: An indicator device comprises a first slide member (22) mounted on a planar base (1). The first slide member (22) is displaceable between a first position in which it reveals a first status indicating area (26) indicative of a first condition or state and a second position in which it reveals a second status indicating area (28) indicative of a second condition or state. A second slide member (30) is mounted on the base (10) and is displaceable into and across the path of the first indicator member (22) when the first indicator member is in the first position, to inhibit displacement of the first indicator member. The second indicator member (30) is displaceable between a first position in which it does not inhibit the displacement of the first indicator member (22) and a second position in which it inhibits the displacement of the first indicator member to its second position. The device may also be provided with one or more RFID tags (80, 82, 84) to permit remote monitoring of the status of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Inventor: Stephen William Clarke
  • Patent number: 9460571
    Abstract: A backup key for a vehicle includes a blade extending along an axis within a first plane and a head, attached to the blade, extending along the axis and defining a slot along the axis for insertion of a torque assisting device. The slot may be configured to receive a coin. The slot may be configured such that the torque assisting device, when inserted into the slot, lies in a second plane that is generally perpendicular to the first plane. A case for a portable electronic device includes a housing configured to receive the portable electronic device and defining a plurality of receptacles for one or more backup keys. The case also includes a key fob circuit for wirelessly interfacing with a keyless entry system and a communication circuit that connects to the key fob circuit for coupling the portable electronic device and the keyless entry system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Bruce Kleve, John Robert Van Wiemeersch
  • Patent number: 9381889
    Abstract: An antenna core includes a laminate of a plurality of Co-based amorphous magnetic alloy thin strips in which a length ratio of a long axis to a short axis is greater than 1. 60% or more of the Co-based amorphous magnetic alloy thin strips in terms of the number of the thin strips as percentage have a line-shaped mark formed along the long axis on at least one surface thereof. An antenna includes the antenna core and a winding wound around the antenna core along the long axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA MATERIALS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tadao Saito, Katsuhiko Yamada, Kazumi Sakai
  • Patent number: 9346311
    Abstract: A pocket folder with increased document capacity and method of manufacturing same is disclosed. The folder has two cover panels 14-16, joined along a longitudinal joint or score line, a pair of pocket flaps 40a-40b and a top flap 70. Top flap 70 folds along a score line 72a-72b and a midline score 74 and a plurality of parallel scores 78 to accommodate expansion. At the pockets, a v-shaped notch 52 between the pockets prevents bunching and a circular cut away 90a-90b provides greater access to the documents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Smead Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Michael D. Leonard, Scott Leonard
  • Patent number: 9193211
    Abstract: A multi-page presentation folder is described that is capable of securing and displaying one or more sheets of material, such as sheets of music. One or more sheets may be secured and displayed via each panel of the multi-page presentation folder. In various embodiments, for a given number of page turns, a greater number of sheets may be displayed and/or presented. For example, in one embodiment, a multi-page presentation folder allows user to “turn a page” only once to view up to six sheets or only twice to view up to eight sheets. The folder may also provide stability to the sheets of material preventing them from sagging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: MUZICSCAPE LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Nielsen, Perry Jensen Nielsen
  • Patent number: 9125713
    Abstract: A dispenser includes a dispenser body and a sleeve carried by the dispenser body, wherein the sleeve includes a sleeve opening. A card, such as a business card, is repeatably moveable through the sleeve opening. The dispenser includes a dental floss recess for receiving dental floss. The sleeve covers the dental floss recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Inventor: Paul J. Zajas
  • Patent number: 8978882
    Abstract: An assembly for holding a transaction card, such as a gift card, upon a panel that pivots to be received within a pouch, pocket or sleeve to hold and retain the card during transport and storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Gifr Card Impressions, LLC
    Inventors: Brett R. Glass, Nicole E. Glass
  • Publication number: 20150059937
    Abstract: Small form-factor apparatus and methods for holding, securing, and accessing personal items normally carried on a keychain and in a wallet including, for example, keys, USB drive, bottle opener, driver's license, credit-cards, RFID cards and paper currency are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Richard W. Singer
  • Publication number: 20150027831
    Abstract: A method of preventing wireless identity theft including the step of: inserting a metallic lining into a storage bag, where the lining covers the entire interior of the storage bag. The storage bag may include at least one of a purse, handbag, backpack or briefcase. In another embodiment of the present invention, the method of preventing wireless identity theft may include inserting a metallic lining into a wallet. The present invention further includes a system for wireless identity theft prevention comprising: a mechanism to store RF enabled cards; and a metallic lining within an interior of the mechanism to store RF enable cards. The mechanism to store RF enabled cards may include at least one of a purse, backpack, briefcase or wallet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: Tina Case
  • Publication number: 20140367006
    Abstract: A wallet has a back layer and at least one front layer stitched to the back layer around part of a perimeter thereof to define at least one pocket in the wallet dimensioned to hold and completely surround the smart card. Both of the layers are composed of a stainless steel fabric capable of blocking RF radiation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventor: Theo STEWART-STAND
  • Patent number: 8910401
    Abstract: A name badge, made from transparent plastic and having a front part (1) and a rear part (2) which is connected resiliently to the former via a first yoke (3) and having at least one retaining ridge (5) for a cardboard insert, said retaining ridge (5) protruding into the clearance between the front part (1) and the rear part (2), does not comprise a formed blank but rather an injection moulded part in a deviation from previous practice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Durable “Hunke” & Jochheim GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Horst-Werner Maïer-Hunke
  • Publication number: 20140345759
    Abstract: Embodiments of card removal apparatus include a substantially flat body and one or more ledges. The substantially flat body includes a bottom edge, a card contact surface adjacent the bottom edge, and a tab area that extends beyond the card contact surface. The one or more ledges are proximate to the bottom edge and extend above the card contact surface at an angle that is substantially perpendicular to the card contact surface. To utilize the card removal apparatus, a user slides an insertion edge of the card removal apparatus alongside a desired card until the ledge(s) snap into place along a bottom edge of the desired card, at which point the user may pull on the tab area to drag the card from the slot as it is supported by the ledge(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Holly Fae Salyer, Susan Fae Wingfield
  • Patent number: 8820368
    Abstract: A smart card with an RFID tag is held in a wallet comprising a back layer and at least one front layer stitched to the back layer around part of a perimeter thereof to define at least one pocket in the wallet dimensioned to hold and completely surround the smart card. Both of the layers are composed of a stainless steel fabric capable of blocking RF radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Inventor: Theo Stewart-Stand
  • Publication number: 20140196820
    Abstract: A protective cover for cards that can conveniently be snapped into place on the back of the card and readily removed and replaced any number of times for convenience. Such a protective cover does not interfere with the use of the card. in addition, the protective cover protects the magnetic strip of the card or the bar codes of the card such that attempts to retrieve the information on the magnetic strips and the bar codes by radio frequency use is prevented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2013
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Inventors: Robert J. Gray, O'Neal A. Isaac
  • Patent number: 8776418
    Abstract: A biometric monitoring device and multiple carrying cases for same are provided. In some implementations, the case may be made from a flexible viscoelastic material and the biometric monitoring device may be slipped into a receptacle in the case through an opening in the case; the opening may become distended during the insertion of the biometric monitoring device. In some implementations, the case may feature a display window that, in combination with materials of the biometric monitoring device, may mask a display of the biometric monitoring device from view when the display is off and may allow the display to be seen when the display is displaying content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Fitbit, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Manuel Martinez, Michael Hans Berlinger, Keeline Burdick Wilcox, Michael Joseph Francisco, Andrew Cole Axley, James Park, Eric Nathan Friedman, Shelten Gee Jao Yuen
  • Patent number: 8776846
    Abstract: A wallet card retrieval slip that includes a sleeve having a transparent top sheet and a transparent bottom sheet conjoined at a back edge and a second edge, the sleeve having a vertical pull tab disposed on a first edge proximal the back edge and a horizontal pull tab disposed on a front edge proximal the second edge, wherein a card is removably insertable into the sleeve and easily retrieved from a wallet pocket by means of the vertical and horizontal pull tabs. An alternative embodiment has the vertical pull tab centrally disposed on the first edge to enable a staggered arrangement of vertical pull tabs on a plurality of sleeves when used with a plurality of cards in adjacent pockets in a wallet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Inventors: Melanie Thompson, Susan Black
  • Patent number: 8763657
    Abstract: A wallet (apparatus for card arrangement) that maintains card arrangement in a secure position while allowing the user to more quickly and efficiently insert and remove their cards by exposing a greater card surface area. An apparatus for card arrangement comprises a base wallet (202) bound to small and large inner pocket partitions (204 and 206) covered by a top cover (212). Furthermore the invention increases the life of the wallet, effectively decreasing the cost of ownership over the life of the wallet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Inventor: Daniel Martin Newingham
  • Patent number: 8726953
    Abstract: A device for extracting a card such as a credit card from a wallet. The device may comprise a pulling hook formed from relatively thin material, a handle for grasping, and a strap connecting the handle to the pulling hook. The handle may be configured as a T-handle. The strap may bear adhesive to discourage the card from sliding along the length of the strap. The device may have a pushing hook opening in a direction opposite that of the pulling hook, such that the card may be inserted between and engage the pushing hook and the pulling hook and be entrapped therebetween. The hook may have sufficient overall length to project outside a pocket into which the card has been stored and in which the card is fully contained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Inventor: Kathie Paulsen
  • Patent number: 8726952
    Abstract: A wallet for a handheld device includes a base having a front and a back, an elastic pocket fixed to the front of the base, an adhesive on the back of the flexible base, and an adhesive backing over the adhesive. The elastic pocket is stretchable to accommodate multiple cards and folded bills. The elastic pocket is made of a different material than the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Inventors: Sunder G. Jambunathan, Kumar G. Jambunathan
  • Publication number: 20140096880
    Abstract: A container and billfold for carrying credit cards and the like is provided with security protection for shielding surreptitious remote retrieval of the information stored in magnetic means on the cards. The upper edge portions of the cards are exposed in a staggered manner in the container for ready identification, selection and removal of a particular card during use. A paper currency clip is also provided in the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Inventors: Eric Tsz Kin Yeung, Jackie Chi Ki Yeung
  • Publication number: 20140083578
    Abstract: The invention disclosed herein comprises a wallet, cardholder, billfold, purse, phone cover or enclosure, passport cover, identification card cover, backpack or other personal bag or container which includes a pocket created by forming an enclosure with three corners with an opening or slot sized as appropriate for the card, currency, papers or other documents as desired. The user inserts one end of the card into the slot and pushes the card into position whereby the three corners of the card are positioned in substantial alignment with the three corners of the pocket and retained in relative proximity. As one or more cards are inserted and removed from the pocket, the remaining cards are retained in the pocket by the resistance imparted by the three-corner structure of the pocket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Inventor: Aaron W. Moore
  • Patent number: 8667998
    Abstract: A wallet (110) for holding a plurality of rectangular cards (C) has a sleeve (112) that is flattened into a rectangular profile. The sleeve is maintained in the rectangular profile by a shaping element (130) that is secured to an interior surface of the sleeve. The rectangular profile has a length and a width that are substantially the same as that of the cards intended on be held, the length being the larger of the dimensions. The sleeve is open along the width edges (20, 22) and closed along the length edges. Optionally, a strap (140) that passes across an exterior surface of the sleeve from one of the width edges to the other width edge, with its ends secured inside the sleeve, is useful for retaining folded paper currency and the like. The strap ends are secured to at least the shaping element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Inventor: Paul J. Westrick
  • Patent number: 8578982
    Abstract: A device for protecting one or more credit or charge cards from radio frequency scanning is disclosed. The device comprises a planar element sized for fitting within a card slot of a personal carrying accessory, wherein the planar element is composed of an uncharged, conductive material and wherein the planar element inhibits the transmission of radio frequency signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Inventors: Victor Lee, Eric Cohen
  • Patent number: 8567460
    Abstract: A credit card holder made from a generally rectangular sheet of aluminum that is folded back upon itself so that the bottom is closed, while the top and both sides have slit-like openings between the front and the back of the holder. A pair of generally congruent indentations are formed into the right side and a pair of offset indentations are formed into the top of the holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Inventor: Allen Lentsch
  • Patent number: 8567459
    Abstract: An electromagnetic shielding carrying case comprising a front panel hingedly connected to a middle and rear panel. The front and middle panels each comprise an electromagnetic shielding member with a card holding means affixed to each. The carrying case has a closed position wherein upstanding walls of the front and rear panels are brought into engagement with one another so as to form an enclosure around the middle panel, thus shielding contactless smartcards contained within from being scanned by an RFID reader. A releasable locking means holds the front panel closed against the rear panel, and can be unlocked so the front panel pivots open, creating a first open position wherein contactless smartcards can be accessed in both card holding means. The middle panel can also be pivoted open to reveal a receptacle within the rear shell that holds paper currency or one additional card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Inventor: Michael William Kitchen
  • Publication number: 20130255846
    Abstract: The primary benefit of the Portable Note Collector/Distributor is its usage simplicity. Only a select number of sticky notes need to be carried eliminating the need for a thick pad of notes. Its very usage promotes focused writing, clear thinking and sticky note management solutions. Further, it provides flexibility (with reference to lifestyle); convenience, durability, tactile experience, high goal setting and collecting/distribution potentials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventor: Darrell David Pratt
  • Patent number: 8504126
    Abstract: A mobile phone case and a mobile phone case in combination with a mobile phone includes a compartment for receiving a card having magnetic media, and a door covering the compartment. The door is made from a material capable of blocking a magnetic field emitted by a mobile phone to be received in the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: HEX Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel J. Maravilla, Anthony T. Valladares
  • Publication number: 20130135103
    Abstract: A card wallet that can detect a missing credit card or driver's license is described. A wallet for holding plastic cards records electronically the addition of cards as well as the removal of cards. Whenever the number of cards in the wallet is less than the recorded number of cards, a signal is sent to the user warning the user that a card is missing. This may be the result of leaving a credit card at a checkout counter, theft, mishandling, or loss. The warning signal is issued only a short time after the last card was removed, aiding in rapid investigation and recovery. A simple method of detecting a missing card is to add the number of incoming cards and subtract the number of outgoing cards. An arrangement of momentary switches is used to determine the direction that the card is moving in the wallet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2011
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Inventor: Jerrell P. Hollaway
  • Patent number: 8443854
    Abstract: Two components slide with respect to one another, and hold a stack of cards. A first component includes three members extending into a chamber formed by its C-shaped cross-section. When the components are slid apart, the first card in the stack is partially exposed. The card is pushed back past the outer members providing resistance to prevent the cards from moving while allowing only the top card to be pushed past the outer appendages to expose the next card. When the components are pushed together, a bump on an L-shaped component assures that the cards are aligned in a stack. The two outer members include tangs at their terminations that retain a stack of cards within the chamber and prevent them from sliding past. Between the outer members, a central spring extends in an angled configuration into the chamber and presses against the cards and frictionally retains them in position within the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Inventor: Michael Long
  • Publication number: 20130061990
    Abstract: A clip system is disclosed comprising a clip and one or more attaching means. Said clip (having a first end, a second end, a first side, a second side, a front, a back, a height, width, and a depth) comprises a partial enclosure. Said attaching means is capable of attaching said clip to a mobile media device having a face and a back. Said partial enclosure is capable of receiving one or more clip objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Inventor: Cheston Syma
  • Publication number: 20130056119
    Abstract: This device is a billfold and credit card carrier engineered for minimum thickness. Whereas most wallets have compartments for currency and vertically stacked compartments for plastic ID and credit cards, this wallet has singular pockets on either side holding cards stacked one directly on top of the other (versus the usual offset stacking). Paper currency, business cards and other paper items are, held securely by an attached elastic band which closes over the other side of the wallet when folded. This omission of a separate pouch dedicated to paper currency or other hardware allows the wallet a very thin profile, which offers users a lighter, smaller, more comfortable wallet in their pocket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Inventor: Yannick Jacques Henriette
  • Publication number: 20130037187
    Abstract: A removable, affixable wallet for attachment to a portable electronic device such as a cell phone. The wallet is configured to hold personal items such as credit/debit cards, currency, and other small items in a compact and convenient way. The wallet comprises a base sheet and a top sheet attached to the base sheet with an open side to form an opening and a slot between the two sheets. An adhesive is applied to a back side of the base sheet to affix the wallet to a surface of an electronic device, such as a cell phone. The wallet is lightweight, slender, and does not appreciably change the size and shape of the portable electronic device. The affixable wallet is easy to attach and detach from the electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Inventors: Damon Patrick D'Amore, Frank A. Pizzuta
  • Publication number: 20130014867
    Abstract: A wallet (apparatus for card arrangement) that maintains card arrangement in a secure position while allowing the user to more quickly and efficiently insert and remove their cards by exposing a greater card surface area. An apparatus for card arrangement comprises a base wallet (202) bound to small and large inner pocket partitions (204 and 206) covered by a top cover (212). Furthermore the invention increases the life of the wallet, effectively decreasing the cost of ownership over the life of the wallet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Inventor: Daniel Martin Newingham
  • Publication number: 20130000801
    Abstract: A device for protecting one or more credit or charge cards from radio frequency scanning is disclosed. The device comprises a planar element sized for fitting within a card slot of a personal carrying accessory, wherein the planar element is composed of an uncharged, conductive material and wherein the planar element inhibits the transmission of radio frequency signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Inventors: Victor Lee, Eric Cohen
  • Patent number: 8328007
    Abstract: A package of business cards arranged in a stack. Each card has a main body bearing data and an end tab connected to one end of the main body along a tear line, and a cover. The cover includes a back panel having a segment underlying all the end tabs and a front panel hingedly connected to the back panel adjacent to the free ends of the main bodies so that the front panel may be swung between an open position wherein it exposes the main body of the uppermost card in the stack and a closed position wherein it covers that main body. Securements secure together all the end tabs of the stack and the segment of the lower panel. An end cap covers the end tabs and provides a knife edge to facilitate tearing the main bodies from their tabs along their respective tear lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: The Regal Press Incorporated
    Inventor: William N. Duffy, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20120222787
    Abstract: Disclosed is a card holder that protects credit cards, debit cards, and other types of magnetic cards without causing physical damage to the magnetic stripe or demagnetization thereof. The device contains an aperture, allowing for attachment to a key ring. The location of the key ring holder affords a user the option of attaching a magnetized card to the key ring, thereby allowing the card to rotate into and out of the holder as desired. This improves accessibility for a user when their magnetized cards are required. The holder can optionally include a window on the front for displaying flat articles, such as pictures, calendars, business cards, or advertising materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Inventor: Charles Caron