Specified Transaction Journal Output Feature (e.g., Printed Receipt, Voice Output, Etc.) Patents (Class 705/24)
  • Patent number: 10368530
    Abstract: A tag is implanted in the forwardmost part of an animal to determine the location of the animal for competitive and security purposes. The tag is implanted such that it is inserted in the first part of an animal to cross a finish line. By using the tag to determine the when an animal has reached a predetermined location, the method and system can evaluate the results of the race, negating the need for human judgment. Further, the invention allows for tracking of the animal in transit and when at a race grounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Lip Chip, LLC
    Inventor: Bradley Bolen
  • Patent number: 10360628
    Abstract: A method implemented on an augmented reality (AR) device includes receiving an image of a document on the AR device. The image of the document includes one or more areas of obfuscated text. A marker on the document is identified. The marker is associated with an area of obfuscated text on the document. The marker is scanned using the AR device. When the user of the AR device is authenticated, a non-obfuscated image of the text associated with the marker is displayed on the AR device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Robert L. Carter, Jr., Kourtney Eidam
  • Patent number: 10311047
    Abstract: The technology disclosed relates to creating and frequently updating multiple online analytic processing (OLAP) analytic databases from an online transaction processing (OLTP) transaction updatable system that includes transaction commit, rollback, and field level security capabilities. It also relates to transparently decoupling extraction from rebuilding of frequently updated OLAP analytic databases from the OLTP transaction updatable system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Alex Gitelman, Ravishankar Arivazhagan, Donovan Schneider, Alex Field, Pradeep Mantha, Puneet Gupta
  • Patent number: 10269002
    Abstract: A purchaser can provide retailer-specific feedback using a retailer-specific machine executable code printed on a transaction document at a retailer. In an embodiment, a system may include a server subsystem and at least one point-of-sale (POS) subsystem. The POS subsystem may include a processor module configured to provide instruction to a printing terminal for printing, at the respective retailer, a retailer-specific machine readable code on a transaction document associated with a purchase order. The retailer-specific machine readable code may include a decodable instruction for interacting with a server module of the server subsystem to access an electronic platform configured to provide a respective retailer-specific request for information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: MY OPINE LLC
    Inventor: Rafael Etzion
  • Patent number: 10223367
    Abstract: In an example, composite keys for an event log may be provided. A partitioner may be configured to extract a natural key from the composite keys and distribute log lines of event log files to a plurality of reducer nodes based on a value of the natural key. A comparator may use a log time of the composite key to sort a received portion of the distributed log lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: SALESFORCE.COM, INC.
    Inventor: Aakash Pradeep
  • Patent number: 9904967
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and other embodiments associated with automated secondary linking for fraud detection systems. According to one embodiment, a system includes a parsing logic configured to receive an incoming fraud report based on a first fraud detection strategy. The parse logic is also configured to parse the incoming fraud report into fraud data. The system further includes a search logic configured to search a set of fraud reports to identify instances of the fraud data. The system also includes an alert logic configured to generate an alert in response to an instance of the fraud data being identified in the set of fraud reports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Sean S. Hamidi, Beth S. Moss, Jason M. Stokes, Ryan S. Alexander, Wendy M. Stutz, Angela C. Berkery, Benjamin W. Geertz
  • Patent number: 9858570
    Abstract: In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, systems and methods for facilitating electronic commerce over a network include generating a transfer code for a client, associating the transfer code to a client account related to the client, providing the transfer code to the client over the network, receiving a fund transfer request from a trusted entity on behalf of the client over the network, the fund transfer request including the transfer code, extracting information from the fund transfer request including the transfer code associated with the fund transfer request, accessing the client account related to the client, extracting information from the client account including the transfer code associated with the client account, and verifying the transfer code of the fund transfer request by determining whether the transfer code associated with the client account matches the transfer code extracted from the fund transfer request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventors: Nolwenn Godard, Ji Zhang, Mehul Asher, Maulshree Goyal
  • Patent number: 9794392
    Abstract: A mobile-device adapter to facilitate the exchange of visual information between a mobile device and a point-of-sale terminal is disclosed. The mobile-device adapter may be connected to a point-of-sale terminal at a retail checkout and configured to allow a customer to temporarily position their mobile device so that the mobile-device adapter may (i) image the mobile-device display and (ii) present images to the mobile-device camera. In this way, the mobile-device adapter may facilitate electronic transactions using visual images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Benjamin Hejl
  • Patent number: 9785929
    Abstract: A method and system for providing synchronous display at a customer mobile device of a vendor point of sale register receipt in the process of being created is disclosed. The method may include, at a customer mobile wireless device, initiating a live register receipt application and authentication process with a live register receipt provider, receiving and forwarding unique vendor register identification information and forwarding that information to the live register receipt provider. In response the customer mobile device receives and displays line item data from the identified vendor register via the provider in real-time. The system may include a customer mobile device configured to implement the live register receipt functionality described and a live register receipt provider configured to communicate live register data from vendor registers and mobile devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: James Christopher Watson, Gina Smith
  • Patent number: 9608993
    Abstract: Aspects relate to a computer implemented anonymous credential method for credential abuse prevention and efficient revocation. The method includes acquiring a credential from an issuer at a user, registering the user and credential with an oblivious monitor, generating a user presentation token at the user using the credential, requesting presentation with the oblivious monitor by the user, wherein the user presentation token is transmitted to the oblivious monitor, verifying the user presentation token, wherein presentation is aborted if verification fails, transmitting, from the oblivious monitor, an oblivious monitor presentation token portion to the user in response to the verification passing, transmitting a combined presentation token to a verifier, wherein the combined presentation token includes the user presentation token and the oblivious monitor presentation token portion, and verifying the combined presentation token at the verifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jan L. Camenisch, Maria Dubovitskaya, Gregory Neven
  • Patent number: 9558288
    Abstract: A webpage creation system for developing mobile device specific webpages for at least one mobile computing device having a hypertext generator and a domain free interface traverser to simultaneously collect predefined data from different third party servers, store the collected data and maintain consistency throughout. The webpage creation system can have a replication feature, a plurality of common stylistic rules, a document processor, auto auditor, and domain free central indexer to merge predefined data into a mobile device specific webpage document template creating the mobile device specific webpage and storing the mobile device specific webpage. A plurality of self-generating data entry screens can develop the mobile device specific webpage and a plurality of computer instructions can convert the mobile device specific webpage to a mobile version, transmit the mobile version for display and maintain the mobile version for use on the mobile computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: INFORMATION CAPITAL EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Boswell, Webb Braughton, Michael Bowien, Ethan Crawford, Eric Means
  • Patent number: 9494970
    Abstract: Examples disclosed herein relate to a direction based user interface and digital sign display. A processor may detect a facing direction of a display device. The processor may cause a user interface to be displayed on the display device if the display device is detected to be facing a first direction. The processor may cause a digital sign image to be displayed on the display device if the display device is detected to be facing a second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Binh T Truong, Nam Nguyen, Kent E Biggs
  • Patent number: 9449474
    Abstract: A sales data processing device of the present invention accepts operations by an operator, opens a drawer, and is provided with a history acquisition unit, a reference information acquisition unit and an irregularity detection unit. The history acquisition unit acquires a history of operations by the operator. The reference information acquisition unit acquires, from references of standard operations set in advance for each of operations that cause the drawer to open, the standard operation references for operations specified in the history. For each of the operations specified in the history, the irregularity detection unit finds a difference from the standard operation reference acquired by the reference information acquisition unit, and if the difference is of at least a predetermined level, detects that the operation is an irregular drawer operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazuo Kurosawa
  • Patent number: 9406054
    Abstract: Virtual account based digital cash protocols employ two pairs of private and public keys. Each public key is certified separately and the protocols do not use any blind signature schemes. As a result, the virtual account based digital cash protocols provide strong protection of the user privacy by using two certified public keys instead of a blind signature. One pair of certified keys consists of one master user private key and one master user public key. A second pair of certified keys consists of one pseudonym user private key and one pseudonym user public key. The use of a master key pair and a pseudonym key pair circumvents the need for blind signatures. As a result, the proposed protocols do not require blind signatures and do not add additional overhead and security requirements necessitated by conventional blind signature schemes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
    Inventors: Ahmed Ibrahim Al-Herz, Mohammad K. Ibrahim
  • Patent number: 9292867
    Abstract: A method includes receiving, at a user identification module of an electronic receipt system in electronic communication with a point of sale terminal, a user identifier transmitted from a mobile communication device to a near-field communication enabled communication device associated with the point of sale terminal. The method also includes verifying, by a validation module of the electronic receipt system, an enrollment status of the user identifier; and based on results of the verifying, transmitting, by a transfer module of the electronic receipt system, the user identifier and data characterizing an electronic receipt to a receipt storage module of the electronic receipt system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: FLEXRECEIPTS INC.
    Inventors: Jay Pravin Patel, Tomas E Diaz, Sachin Chand Jaitly
  • Patent number: 9183381
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for detecting tampering of devices such as fiscal printers. A memory module includes a volatile memory that stores multi-bit data. An operation module allows operation of an electronic device, such as a fiscal printer, in response to determining that the predefined multi-bit data is stored in the volatile memory. A detection module detects an attempt to access the enclosed device where access to the enclosed device is restricted by an enclosure. A tamper switch module disconnects power to the volatile memory such that the predefined multi-bit data stored in the volatile memory is erased in response to the detection module detecting an attempted access to the enclosed device. A shutdown module disables operation of the electronic device in response to determining that the predefined multi-bit data is not stored in the volatile memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Julie A. Morris, James M. White, Wayne R. Hucaby
  • Patent number: 9053501
    Abstract: A solution for spontaneous sharing between a sharer and a recipient device of a media asset reference for a media asset purchased through a media service by a user of the sharer device using a short-range wireless protocol is described. The reference includes a network resolvable identifier of a media service from which the media asset was purchased and an identifier of the media asset. The reference can also include the identity of the user who purchased and is sharing the reference thus allowing the media service to track distribution of its asset and provide an incentive based on sharing if desired when the recipient user sends a request for the media asset via the Internet to the media service including the media asset reference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L. P.
    Inventor: Jeffrey A Morgan
  • Publication number: 20150149313
    Abstract: A method for providing a customer with information at a POS, comprising the steps of: identifying the customer at a POS terminal; requesting a bill from a cash register system and sending it together with the identification information to a personalization server; creating and/or supplementing the customer's profile within the personalization server and calculating a personalized information based on the users history as well as provided data by the merchant; sending back the personalized information to the POS terminal; and putting out the personalized information to the customer via an interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2012
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: SMART ENGINE GmbH
    Inventors: Anna Bacher, Christian Bacher, Erich Gstrein
  • Publication number: 20150149311
    Abstract: Various systems, methods, and apparatuses are described for facilitating a customer transaction via a point-of-sale terminal. One example system may comprise a point-of-sale terminal for facilitating a customer transaction. The system may further comprise a receipt printer for printing a receipt associated with the customer transaction. The printer may be built into the point-of-sale terminal. The point-of-sale terminal may be configured to be positioned on a substantially horizontal surface elevated above the ground. Similar and related methods, apparatuses, systems, and computer program products are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: William J. Ward, Peter B. Barron, Raymond W. Tadros, Joseph C. Fulton, Seng Chan
  • Publication number: 20150149314
    Abstract: A system for collecting data relating to a transaction and generating an active transaction receipt is disclosed. An active transaction receipt that includes one or more objects that may be displayed on a computing device is disclosed. One or more of the objects may dynamically change based on the data relating to the transaction. One or more of the objects may dynamically change based on input from a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: ROBERT KERN SEARS
  • Publication number: 20150149312
    Abstract: The present disclosure extends to displaying a portion of an image representation of a paper receipt, the image portion corresponding to a selected item from a completed transaction. In embodiments, an “eReceipt,” a digital representation of a paper receipt, is transmitted to and displayed on a customer computing device, such as an app installed on a smartphone. The eReceipt may include a list of items purchased at the transaction and additional information related to the transaction and/or items purchased. In response to the customer selecting one of the items listed on the eReceipt, a snippet of the image of the paper receipt is displayed, the snippet depicting the line item from the paper receipt that represents the selected item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Neil Cancro, Douglas James Pedley, Joel Bennett Acker, JR.
  • Publication number: 20150142596
    Abstract: A method and system for conducting commercial transactions via a wearable computer coupled to a display, comprising the steps of: means for capturing at least one face image of a first person acting as buyer in a commercial transaction, wherein the at least one face image is captured via the wearable computer used by a second person acting as merchant; means for capturing additional transactional information including: identification of goods-or-services being transacted and monetary amount owed; means for transmitting the at least one face image and the additional transactional information to a remote processing entity; means for discerning identity of the first person and associating an account with the first person; means for attempting to debit the user account with the monetary amount owed and means for transmitting results of attempt to debit the user account to the wearable computer and displaying the results to the second person.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Gabriel Jakobson, Steven Rueben
  • Patent number: 9037513
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for providing and managing electronic event tickets are provided. For example, a device for managing an electronic event ticket may include a processor configured to run an electronic ticket management application, a memory device configured to store data associated with the electronic ticket management application, an electronic display configured to display at least a portion of the data associated with the electronic ticket management application, and an input/output interface configured to receive an electronic ticket and the data associated with the electronic ticket for management by the electronic ticket management application. The electronic ticket management application may be configured to enable the electronic device to gain entry to an event and to obtain at least one other event-related benefit after the electronic ticket is received by the input/output interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Rosenblatt, Andrew Hodge
  • Publication number: 20150120478
    Abstract: There are provided an electronic receipt management device and a method thereof. The electronic receipt management system according to an embodiment of the present disclosure includes a data collecting device configured to detect a control event transmitted from a payment device to a printer output unit, collect data transmitted from the payment device to the printer output unit, and convert the collected data into a predefined format, and an electronic receipt management device configured to receive the data converted into a standardized format from the data collecting device, compare the received data and a user database for matching a receipt user, and issue an electronic receipt to the matching user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: Samsung SDS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sung Ho JANG, In Cheon LEE
  • Publication number: 20150112824
    Abstract: A receipt issuing device, control method for a receipt issuing device, printing device, and a control method for a printing device can eliminate issuing unnecessary receipts without requiring changing the application of the host device. A transaction information reception unit 61 receives transaction information from a host device 2 that outputs transaction information and specific commands. A transaction identification command reception unit 62 receives a specific command after the transaction information is received. A decision unit 64 decides whether or not to issue a receipt R based on whether or not the specific command was received and/or the content received. A receipt issuing unit 65 prints the transaction information and issues a receipt R when the decision unit 64 decides to issue a receipt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventor: Toshihiro TSUKADA
  • Patent number: 9009070
    Abstract: A mobile computing device based expense capture and reporting system is provided. A mobile expense capture application is an integral part of a networked expense management service such as a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) or Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) service. A user interface enables users to enter expense related information and accept/reject/edit prompted values for various entries. Upon completion of the entries, the information is transmitted to the networked service and/or stored locally. At least a portion of the information is automatically provided based on a location and/or action of the user. Furthermore, the mobile computing device is capable of capturing an expense document and retrieving at least some of the expense information from the captured document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Kyle Young, Michael Ehrenberg, Freddy Kristiansen, Sunil Garg, Lisa Mueller, Sangram Salunkhe, Daniel Schuster, Alvin Manalastas, Nitinkumar Shah
  • Patent number: 9009071
    Abstract: A method and system for providing synchronous display at a customer mobile device of a vendor point of sale register receipt in the process of being created is disclosed. The method may include, at a customer mobile wireless device, initiating a live register receipt application and authentication process with a live register receipt provider, receiving and forwarding unique vendor register identification information and forwarding that information to the live register receipt provider. In response the customer mobile device receives and displays line item data from the identified vendor register via the provider in real-time. The system may include a customer mobile device configured to implement the live register receipt functionality described and a live register receipt provider configured to communicate live register data from vendor registers and mobile devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: James Christopher Watson, Gina Smith
  • Publication number: 20150095133
    Abstract: Systems, apparatus, methods, and non-transitory media for providing point-of-sale functionality are discussed herein. Some embodiments may include a system including a merchant device and a consumer facing device. The merchant device may include a merchant display device configured to present interactive displays of a merchant facing interface configured to be used by merchants. The consumer facing device may be configured to present interactive displays of a consumer facing interface configured to be used by consumers. The point-of-sale system may be configured to facilitate financial transactions and other forms of consumer service. For example, merchant inputs provided via the merchant facing interface (e.g., entered menu items) may be shown on the consumer facing interface. In another example, consumer inputs provided via the consumer facing interface be sent to the merchant device and/or otherwise used by the merchant device to facilitate a financial transaction, among other things.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: Groupon, Inc.
    Inventors: David Scott Parker, Tim Loong Mun, Raúl Eduardo Acuña Carrasco, Kavin Arasu, Peter Hong
  • Publication number: 20150073928
    Abstract: In accordance with one embodiment, a commodity sales data processing apparatus comprises an electronic receipt data sending module configured to generate electronic receipt data from receipt data generated based on transaction information of commodities subjected to settlement processing and send the generated electronic receipt data to an external device; a change receipt data generation module configured to generate new change receipt data according to the change of the transaction information; and a control module configured to generate, in a case in which the change receipt data generated by the change receipt data generation module contains customer specification information for specifying a customer, change electronic receipt data from the change receipt data and send the generated change electronic receipt data to the external device, and output printing data based on the change electronic receipt data to a printing section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Arai, Kuniyoshi Yamada, Keiichi Hasegawa, Tsuyoshi Gotanda
  • Patent number: 8972718
    Abstract: A system and method for providing load balanced secure media content and data delivery (10) in a distributed computing environment is disclosed. Media content is segmented and encrypted into a set of individual encrypted segments on a centralized control center (15). Each individual encrypted segment has the same fixed size. The complete set of individual encrypted segments is staged to a plurality of intermediate control nodes (17, 19). Individual encrypted segments are mirrored from the staged complete set to a plurality of intermediate servers (21a-b, 23a-b). Requests are received from clients (11) for the media content at the centralized control center. Each individual encrypted segment in the set is received from one of an intermediate control node and an intermediate server optimally sited from the requesting client. The individual encrypted segments are reassembled into the media content for media playback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Tranz-Send Broadcasting Network, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott D. Redmond
  • Patent number: 8965791
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for enabling more efficient tipping by enabling a merchant to customize sales receipts for customers. The generated receipts may have a quick legend section. In one embodiment, a method includes automatically determining, based on one or more rules, an algorithm by which a plurality of selectable tip options for a transaction are to be calculated. The method further includes calculating, according to the algorithm, the plurality of selectable tip options for inclusion in a section of a transaction receipt for a transaction, generating the section on the transaction receipt, and enabling a user to configure the one or more rules so as to adjust how the algorithm is determined and how each of the selectable tip options is calculated under the algorithm. Among other benefits, the disclosed techniques increase the efficiency in tipping, reduce the chances for error, and enable a better overall shopping experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Square, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Bell, Mathew Wilson
  • Publication number: 20140344089
    Abstract: A method for transferring money may include providing a money transfer instrument having product information and a monetary value associated therewith. The method may also include capturing the product information by a POS terminal in response to the sender purchasing the money transfer instrument. The method may further include generating and issuing a personal identifier to the sender on a receipt printed at the POS terminal. The method may additionally include receiving from the sender money transfer information along with the personal identifier. The method may moreover include generating and transmitting to the sender a money transfer control identifier that is separate from the personal identifier. The method may furthermore include receiving from the recipient the money transfer control identifier to receive transferred money at a money transfer location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: The Western Union Company
    Inventors: Assaad G. Hanna, Kurt L. Hansen, Dean A. Seifert
  • Publication number: 20140344090
    Abstract: A Point of Sale (POS) terminal is operative to obtain annotation data from a customer or sales associate, and to associate the annotation data with an item in a list of the customer's purchases. The annotation data may comprise graphic annotations input by the customer or a sales associate on a touch screen display of the POS terminal. The graphic annotation is overlaid on an image of a receipt, such that it is associated with the proper items, prior to printing, e-mailing, or otherwise transferring the receipt to the customer. The annotation data may comprise text extracted from the graphic annotation and associated with an item. The annotation data may comprise a prepared graphic, audio, or media file selected by the sales associate at the POS terminal; the file is rendered when the customer displays the receipt image file received by wireless transmission or email.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Dean Frederick Herring, Bradley T. Marchesseault, Brad M. Johnson, Jeffrey Smith
  • Publication number: 20140254896
    Abstract: Provided is a system and method for delivering mail and goods using a mobile robot drone system. The method may comprise self-moving the mobile robot drone system to a mail or goods receiving location. Data on the mail or goods receiving location and mail or goods to deliver id received from a user. Itinerary to the mail or goods receiving location is determined based on itinerary data received from a GPS unit. In the location, the mobile robot drone system receives the mail or goods via a mail and goods compartment and then delivers the mail or goods to a predefined location. Based on user instructions, the mobile robot drone system electronically signs receipt verification documents or performs payment by displaying a payment barcode encoding user payment information. After delivering the mail or goods, the mobile robot drone system provides access to the mail and goods compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventors: Tiger T G Zhou, Dylan T X Zhou, Andrew H B Zhou
  • Patent number: 8831982
    Abstract: A fiscal board receiving case is provided. A management board receiving case includes a case main body and a lid connected to the case main body and receives a management board on which a memory storing data including fiscal information and a management board-side connector are mounted. A control board receiving case includes a case main body and a lid connected to the case main body and receives a control board on which a controller and a control board-side connector connected to the management board-side connector are mounted. The management board receiving case and the control board receiving case are configured such that one box-like body that receives at least the management board is formed while the management board-side connector and the control board-side connector are connected to each other by engaging the management board receiving case with the control board receiving case through engagement members provided in the cases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiaki Watanabe, Tsukasa Abe, Tsuyoshi Wasamoto
  • Publication number: 20140249951
    Abstract: A merchandise sales data processing apparatus includes a code reading unit configured to read a code of a customer purchasing a merchandise, an electronic receipt issuing instruction unit configured to receive an instruction for issuing electronic receipt information associated with merchandise sales data, an electronic receipt generation unit configured to generate the electronic receipt information in correlation with the code of the customer when the instruction for issuing the electronic receipt information is received by the electronic receipt issuing instruction unit, a transmission unit configured to transmit a company code indicating a company and the electronic receipt information generated by the electronic receipt generation unit to an electronic receipt server, and a receipt printing unit configured to print a paper receipt associated with the merchandise sales data when the instruction for issuing the electronic receipt information is not received by the electronic receipt issuing instruction uni
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi GOTANDA, Taro ANDO, Yumiko OKUMA, Yasutsugu SASAKI, Katsuhito MOCHIZUKI, Shigeki NIMIYA
  • Patent number: 8818875
    Abstract: A novel and useful mechanism and method for processing transactions on a point of sale system comprising of a conveyor system which continuously moves when one ore more items or items are resting on the conveyor system, and a sensing system to capture the information necessary to identify the items on the conveyor. When all items are correctly recognized by the sensing devices, the customer is charged for the items and an invoice is printed. In the event all the items are not correctly recognized the captured information is forwarded to a remote location for automated recognition processing and manual identification, if necessary. Once all the items are successfully identified, the customer is charged for the purchase and an invoice is processed and sent to the customer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions Holdings Corporation
    Inventors: Ehud Dov Karnin, Eugeniusz Walach
  • Patent number: 8799091
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a POS terminal includes a printer, a display, a screen display section, a selection operation input section, and an issue section. The printer prints and issues a receipt related to a commodity transaction. The display displays information. The screen display section displays, on the display, a selection screen for selecting an information item to be printed on the receipt. The selection-operation input section selects, according to selection operation in the selection screen displayed by the screen display section, the information item to be printed on the receipt. The issue section issues a receipt on which the information item selected by the selection-operation input section is printed and an information item not selected by the selection-operation input section is not printed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takeshi Sano
  • Patent number: 8799171
    Abstract: A secure online banking transaction apparatus to communicate with a server over a non-secure connection is provided and includes a selector configured to allow for a selection of a mode of the apparatus, a processing unit coupled to the selector and including a secure communication unit, which is configured to set up a secure connection, along which a secure transaction occurs, with the server via the non-secure connection in accordance with the mode, an input unit coupled to the processing unit and configured to allow for a input of data into the apparatus, which is at least partly related to the secure transaction, and an interface coupled to the processing unit and configured to convey at least a status of the secure transaction and the contents off the inputted data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Baentsch, Peter Buhler, Thomas Eirich, Frank Hoering, Thorsten Kramp, Thomas Weigold
  • Publication number: 20140214574
    Abstract: Techniques for allowing a store security associate to complete a purchase audit for a customer leaving a brick and mortar store are disclosed. The techniques include preparing an electronic receipt for completed purchase transaction and transmitting a copy of the electronic receipt to a store audit electronic device at the brick and mortar store. The techniques also include receiving customer information into the store audit electronic device to identify the copy of the electronic receipt associated with a customer, displaying the copy of the electronic receipt on the store audit electronic device, and reviewing the copy of the electronic receipt on the store audit electronic device to verify that the customer has purchased items which are in the customer's possession as the customer exits the store.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
    Inventors: Stuart Argue, Anthony Emile Marcar
  • Patent number: 8788350
    Abstract: A receipt store may be provided as a service. Electronic payment receipts generated in any type of transaction may be delivered to the receipt store. A customer may subscribe to a particular receipt store, to be used as a repository for that customer's receipts. The customer may carry a device that is used to communicate payment information (such as a credit card number) to a device reader when purchases are made. The device may also identify the customer's receipt store. A commercial establishment that accepts the customer's payment may generate an electronic receipt, and may deliver it to the receipt store specified by the customer's device. The establishment may also deliver the receipt to the customer's device, and the customer's device may send the receipt along to the receipt store.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Sean Michael McKenna, Stuart Henry Seelye Marshall
  • Patent number: 8788828
    Abstract: A system and method for verifying ownership of an electronic receipt in a communication system providing a public key infrastructure, the verification arising out of a series of messages being sent and received between a first party and a verifying party, the method comprising the steps of receiving a proof message from the first party, the proof message being derived from at least a first public key based on a secret owned by the first party and wherein the secret is associated with at least the secret of a further public key of the first party and an electronic receipt that has been issued by electronically signing a request message with a second public key, determining whether or not the proof message was derived from the second public key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Elsie van Herrewegen, Jan Camenisch
  • Patent number: 8781903
    Abstract: Methods and devices allow a handheld order unit to be used with a cash handling device. A handheld order unit may be used by a staff person to enter order information, to display an amount due for the meal or other transaction, to facilitate payment, to print receipts, and to communicate information about the transaction to a cash handling device. The cash handling device may identify the handheld order unit and the assigned user for the unit and determine what financial documents need to be inserted by the user for reconciliation purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel Christopher Bohen, Amy Baker Folk, William Thomas Sanders, Shane Anthony Johnson
  • Patent number: 8781973
    Abstract: In a method of processing customer applications at an event, an application is received from a customer on a customer interface computer. The data in said application is verified on the customer interface computer and encrypted. The encrypted data is transmitted wirelessly to a portal computer via a private wireless network, and then transmitted to a processing computer system for approval of the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Bellverie E. Ross, II, Dean F. Eastburn, Daniel C. Devoll, Kelly C. Laird, David T. Gulian, Theresa C. Hendrickson
  • Patent number: 8768775
    Abstract: Systems, methods and articles for automating the process of registering a product purchased by a consumer from a merchant in a purchase transaction. Product data including product identification data is obtained from a merchant electronic point of sale system as the consumer checks out. The product data is then automatically transmitted to a product registration system, such as via a consumer's mobile communication device having a product registration app. An auto-registration database is accessed to see if auto-registration is available for the product. If auto-registration is available for the product, then a request is made to the consumer to authorize auto-registration for the product. If the consumer accepts the auto-registration, then consumer data, such as the consumer name and contact information, is sent to the product registration system. The product registration system then creates a product registration record using the product data and the consumer data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Intuit Inc.
    Inventors: Colin John Roper, Christian Gregory Dalit
  • Patent number: 8768854
    Abstract: A secure protocol for transactions, such as electronic commerce transactions, is described that provides improved security through exploiting an independent (where this independence is logical and/or physical) communication path (e.g., between a customer and a back-end financial institution), ensuring that key financial information remains within the back-end financial institutions themselves. Hence, this protocol directly reduces cyber-crime risks through improvements to transaction security. In addition, various implementations of the secure protocol provide non-repudiation for one or more of the entities involved in the transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Inventors: Stephen W. Neville, Michael Horie
  • Patent number: 8768798
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a computerized method facilitates invoicing for transactions in a network-based transaction system. The method includes identifying a plurality of transactions to which a first entity is a party, identifying first and second transactions from the plurality of transactions that satisfy combinable criteria relating to combining transactions into a single invoice, and providing to the first entity an indication of the combinability of transactions of the first and second transactions into the single invoice. The method can also be implemented on a machine readable medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Fu, Erik Hansen, George Liang, Deborah Liu, Ngan-Ha D. Nguyen, Andrew Leigh Sandler
  • Patent number: 8756162
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for carrying out an electronic transaction according to the following steps: Data exchange between a first network subscriber node (1) and a second network subscriber node (2) is carried out by a first terminal (1a) of the first network subscriber node (1) via a first communication network in order to determine transaction data of the transaction; an identification number of a second end device (1b) of the first network subscriber node (1) is inputted into a second communication network, which is different from the first, by means of a first network subscriber node (1) in the first terminal (1a) of the first network subscriber node (1); the identification number and the transaction data from first network subscriber nodes (1) are transmitted (S1, S2; S1?) to a third network subscriber node (3) by means of a third communication network; the validity of the identification number is verified (S3) by the third network subscriber nodes (3) and an associated service provider node (
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Ulrich Brunet, Markus Mühlbauer, Stefan Rascher
  • Publication number: 20140156361
    Abstract: The described method combines a transaction receipt and packaging. In this way the problem of having the bag and receipt as separate items is solved. The problem of having a separate receipt for a purchase is solved by printing the receipt on the bag, pizza box, tray liner, or other type of packaging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventor: Sean P. Hughes
  • Patent number: RE45532
    Abstract: A Virtual Single Account (VSA) system and method that provides a mobile user with automatic authentication and connection to a remote network via local access networks with a single password, where the local access networks may be independent of the remote network. A mobile user has a single authentication credential for one VSA that is utilized by a VSA client installed on a mobile computing device. The VSA client provides for automatically authenticating and connecting the user's mobile device to a current local access network, and the target remote network such as the user's office network. All authentication credentials are encrypted using a key generated from the user's VSA password that is generated from the user's single password. The VSA client derives the key from the submitted VSA password and decrypts all authentication credentials that are required in order to connect the mobile device to the current local access network and thereafter to the office network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY II, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Shala Henry, Zhimei Jiang, Hui Luo, Frederick Kenneth Schmidt