Specified Keyboard Feature Patents (Class 705/25)
  • Patent number: 10425387
    Abstract: Techniques for credentials enforcement using a firewall are disclosed. In some embodiments, a system, process, and/or computer program product for enforcement using a firewall includes storing a plurality of user credentials at a network device; monitoring network traffic at the network device to determine if there is a match with one or more of the plurality of user credentials; and performing an action if the match is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Palo Alto Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Earle Ashley, Ho Yu Lam, Xuanyu Jin, Suiqiang Deng, Taylor Ettema, Robert Tesh
  • Patent number: 10387922
    Abstract: Example online payment systems and methods are described. In one implementation, a method generates a list of a plurality of candidate items that can be associated to a base item to form a plurality of bundles. The method also displays the list of candidate items to the user in a ranked order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventors: Srikannan Gopalsamy, Pavel Kalinin, Minseok Park, Jeevan Ananth, John Ziqiang Wang, Murthy Srikanth Srinivasa
  • Patent number: 10277578
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed for providing approaches to receiving, by an enterprise framework device from an application executing on a computing device, a first request associated with accessing an enterprise resource and generating, by the data proxy device, a ticketed URL that is associated with resource device communications related to the first request. The methods and systems may include receiving, by the data proxy device from the operating system, a second request addressed to the ticketed URL, transmitting, by the data proxy device to the operating system, based on the second request addressed to the ticketed URL, a resource device response, and transmitting, by the enterprise framework device to the application, the resource device response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Citrix Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew Carnegie Innes
  • Patent number: 10104345
    Abstract: A data-enhanced video viewing system scans videos in order to detect and extract certain objects, such as human faces, so as to compile non-time based synopses, including “facelines” of people appearing in the video sequence. It can also provide a time-based synopsis that includes timestamps for all detected objects. The data-enhanced video viewing system can be deployed on a network for a client to request data extraction on one or more designated videos. The designated video may be one of those that have been uploaded to social networks, uploaded to online video hosting sites, streamed over the Internet or other network, or uploaded directly by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Sighthound, Inc.
    Inventors: Syed Zain Masood, Brent Richardson, Guang Shu, Enrique G. Ortiz, Stephen Neish
  • Patent number: 9967236
    Abstract: Techniques for credentials enforcement using a firewall are disclosed. In some embodiments, a system, process, and/or computer program product for enforcement using a firewall includes storing a plurality of user credentials at a network device; monitoring network traffic at the network device to determine if there is a match with one or more of the plurality of user credentials; and performing an action if the match is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Palo Alto Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Earle Ashley, Ho Yu Lam, Xuanyu Jin, Suiqiang Deng, Taylor Ettema, Robert Tesh
  • Patent number: 9769034
    Abstract: A network node, comprising a receiver configured to receive a request for a service, wherein the request comprises a hierarchically structured name comprising a root and a suffix, a data storage component comprising a network synchronized policy rule associated with a service name root, wherein the network synchronized policy rule is applied to any request for a service whose name comprises a root matching the service name root, and a processor coupled to the receiver and to the data storage component, wherein the processor is configured to apply the network synchronized policy rule to the request, wherein the processor is configured to synchronize service definitions and service policies with other nodes in a network based on the name of the service, and wherein the network synchronized policy rule is synchronized with the other nodes in the network using name-based routing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ravishankar Ravindran, Guo-Qiang Wang, Xinwen Zhang, Asit Chakraborti, Trisha Biswas
  • Patent number: 9754002
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a data synchronization between a client computing device's local store and another data store, such as a data store that is remote to the client computing device. The other data store may comprise a cloud data store. The existence, or absence, of a causal relationship between the local and remote data stores for a given data item is used to determine whether or not a conflict exists and/or whether a requested operation may be performed. The causal relationship may be determined using a previous commit's hash value, referred to as a hash_base value, and a hash value, both of which are associated with the data item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: EXCALIBUR IP, LLC
    Inventors: Ric Allinson, Fanyi Zeng
  • Patent number: 9736119
    Abstract: A computer system for accessing remote content stored outside of a local network from within the local network comprises a relay proxy and a plurality of applications. The relay proxy receives a first request from a first application and a second request from a second application, the first and second requests identifying first and second remote content items respectively. The relay proxy forwards the first and second requests to a proxy server that manages network traffic entering and leaving the local network. The relay proxy receives responses to the first and second requests, with the response to the first request including the first remote content item and the response to the second request including the second remote content item. The relay proxy forwards the first and second remote content items to the first and second applications respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Monk, Geoffrey Allen Borggaard
  • Patent number: 9641504
    Abstract: The disclosure is generally directed to systems and methods for HTTP header-based authentication. For example, the systems and methods include receiving, at a mobile platform server, a first request message from a client device, the first request message requesting to download an application from the mobile platform server, sending, to the client device, a first response message having a first authentication query within header portions of the first response message, receiving, at the mobile platform server, a second request message having first authentication credentials within header portions of the second request message, sending, to the client device, a second response message having a second authentication query within header portions of the second response message, receiving, at the mobile platform server first device, a third request message having second authentication credentials within header portions of the third request message, and sending, to the client device, the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Karl Stevens, Jason Hoos, John Hall, Yunjiao Xue, Steven Wang, Senthil Natarajan
  • Patent number: 9582581
    Abstract: One or more servers perform functions that include: maintaining a database including information relating to facilities that are subject to a first entity, the facilities being dispersed geographically, the information including geographic locations for at least some of the facilities; receiving a first message from a facility for which information is in the database, the first message identifying a fixture of the facility that requires attention, where information in the database for the facility identifies the fixture by at least one of a designation of the fixture and a characteristic of the fixture; sending a second message to a second entity that has contracted with the first entity to provide service within a geographic location of the facility; and enabling the second entity to access the database to identify the fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: RBM Technologies
    Inventors: Raymond Ferrara, Brian Underwood
  • Patent number: 9565525
    Abstract: Systems and methods for automatically locating web-based social network members are provided. According to one embodiment, contact content including an associated GPS identifier and status for web-based social network members located at or near the same location automatically appears on a GPS-enabled device. A further exemplary system includes a GPS-enabled device configured to receive a GPS identifier and a status representing a location and a current state for a web-based social network member, a processing module that associates the received GPS-identifier and the received status, and a communications module that sends the associated GPS-identifier and status to a server comprising a web-based social network database. Contact content in a web-based social network database record in the web-based social network database is updated to include the associated GPS identifier and status for the web-based social network member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Jed Stremel, Thyagarajapuram S. Ramakrishnan, Mark Slee
  • Patent number: 9509571
    Abstract: A system, apparatuses, and methods for enabling management of customizations/extensions to the functionality of a multi-tenant computing platform. In some embodiments, an extended or customized entity, such as a function, operation, process, module, sub-routine, data item, etc. is represented as a record. That record is then associated with an underlying record by means of a tenant specific mapping or equivalent structure. This enables the tenant to utilize the extended or customized entity in place of the underlying record in situations in which the underlying record would typically be used. This also provides a way of isolating the extensions or customizations on the multi-tenant platform so that they are associated with specific tenants and not with other tenants who may still access the underlying or un-extended versions of the entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: NetSuite Inc.
    Inventor: Alan S. Liu
  • Patent number: 9384356
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are techniques for obscuring Internet tendencies. It is determined whether a user tends to access a category of information over the Internet more than an average user. If the user accesses the category of information over the Internet more than the average user, a user profile associated with the user is adjusted such that the user profile is proportional to an average user profile associated with the average user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Steven J Simske
  • Patent number: 9294484
    Abstract: A service providing device includes a requesting unit for receiving, from the device operated by a user, a request for a process of using a service providing system having a different authentication base, and making a request to acquire authorization information for using the service providing system; a substitute authentication unit for acquiring authentication information of the service providing system from a second storage when the authorization information associated with the user is not stored in a first storage, and acquiring the authorization information from the service providing system by using the authentication information; and a providing unit for providing the authorization information stored in the first storage when the authorization information associated with the user is stored in the first storage, and providing the authorization information acquired from the service providing system when the authorization information associated with the user is not stored in the first storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuharu Fukuda, Masato Nakajima, Naotoshi Seo, Kenta Yamano
  • Patent number: 9239841
    Abstract: Methods and systems configured to provide hash-based snapshot services for a virtual storage are provided. The system includes a processor and memory coupled with the processor. The memory is configured to provide the processor with instructions for maintaining, by a hash-based snapshot module executing on the system, a file system of the virtual storage. The file system is associated with a plurality of data blocks. The virtual storage is supported by a hash-storage having a hash base-file and a hash-database. The hash-database is configured for storing the plurality of data blocks. And the hash base-file includes hash codes generated by applying a hash function to the plurality of data blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Antoan Arnaudov, Rosen Tomov
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8935178
    Abstract: An ordering apparatus stores an order quantity, moreover, generates the order data for each ordered commodity by associating a plurality of the commodity identifiers which is accepted the input with the order quantities which is stored, during the period from the moment that the input of the commodity identifier is accepted to the moment that is determined that the input acceptation is terminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tomomasa Uezono
  • Patent number: 8887254
    Abstract: A database system comprising: a memory containing multiple data records, wherein each of the data records has a data record asymmetric key pair for cryptographic encryption and decryption, wherein each data record asymmetric key pair comprises a data record public key and a data record private key, wherein the data contained in each of the multiple data records is encrypted by the data record public key, wherein the data record private key of each data record asymmetric key pair is encrypted with the public key of another asymmetric key pair; a set of user accounts, wherein each of the user accounts has a user asymmetric key pair for encryption and decryption, wherein each user asymmetric key pair has a user public key and a user private key; wherein data is added to a data record by encrypting it with the data record public key; wherein access to the data record is granted to a user account by encrypting the data record private key with the public key of an asymmetric cryptographic key pair whose encrypted p
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Compugroup Medical AG
    Inventors: Adrian Spalka, Jan Lehnhardt
  • Patent number: 8875177
    Abstract: A method, executed on a processor, for serving a video content segment at an online resource, includes receiving a request for a video content segment; identifying one or more candidate video content segments to serve in response to the request; accessing a quality factor (QF) and a bid for each of the candidate video content segments; ranking the candidate video content segments based on a combination of each of the video content segments' QF and bid; and providing in response to the request, a set of candidate video content segments based on the ranking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Amit Sharma, Jonathan Goldman, Anand Rangarajan
  • Patent number: 8870063
    Abstract: An automated banking machine (10) is operative to carry out financial transactions and includes a user interface (15). The user interface includes a card reader (16) which is operative to read data on user cards which identify user's financial accounts. A fascia of the machine includes a keypad (404, 438, 458) through which users input confidential data. Covers (400, 422, 430) prevent unauthorized persons from viewing confidential inputs to the keypad. Alternatively, movable panels (462, 464) are movable to prevent unauthorized viewing of confidential inputs. Alternatively a keypad cover is selectively collapsible to prevent digit access. A visual indicator is operative to indicate to a user that keypad inputs are being encrypted. Disinfecting techniques may be used to disinfect manual contact surfaces of the machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Diebold Self-Service Systems division of Diebold, Incorporated
    Inventors: James Block, Paul D. Magee, Donald S. Nelson, Jr., Richard C. Lute, Jr., Klaus Steinbach, David A. Barker
  • Patent number: 8868691
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for processing content published on-line so as to identify each item in a unique manner. In some implementations, an RSS feed is received from a publisher and a unique identifier is identified for each item in the feed. Each item then has third party content or advertisements associated with the item based on the unique identifier. The feed is then stored and, when appropriate, updated. The augmented feed, which contains the third party content and the items in the feed, is provided to user devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Eric M. Lunt
  • Patent number: 8843427
    Abstract: In general, a method includes receiving a training data set that includes a plurality of examples, wherein each example includes one or more features and an answer, generating a plurality of modified training data sets by applying one or more filters to the training data set, each of the plurality of modified training data sets being based on a different combination of the one or more filters, training a plurality of predictive models, each of the plurality of predictive models being trained using a different modified training data set of the plurality of modified training data sets, determining a respective accuracy for each of the plurality of predictive models, identifying a most accurate predictive model based on the determined accuracies, and specifying an association between the training data set and the combination of filters used to generate the modified training data set that was used to train the most accurate predictive model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Wei-Hao Lin, Travis H. K. Green, Robert Kaplow, Gang Fu, Gideon S. Mann
  • Patent number: 8843404
    Abstract: Joint pricing and replenishment of freshness inventory or products having different qualities determines the joint pricing and inventory strategies to optimize the retailer's benefits from product freshness, employing a dynamic programming formulation that incorporates a demand model that captures consumer choice based on both the freshness and price.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel P. Connors, Markus R. Ettl, David D. Yao, Zhengliang Xue
  • Publication number: 20140252089
    Abstract: A point-of-sale system includes: a check-out terminal having a cash drawer; and a video terminal coupled to a rotating base. In an attended check-out terminal mode the video terminal is configured to be rotated on the rotating base to a first position such that a display screen of the video terminal is approximately parallel with a front surface of the cash drawer, and in a self-service check-out terminal mode the video terminal is configured to be rotated on the rotating base to second position such that the display screen of the video terminal is approximately perpendicular to the first position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventor: Peter John Bostwick
  • 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
  • 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: 8781874
    Abstract: In one method, a request is received for a market trend report corresponding to a designated payment type over a designated timeframe. A payment type dataset is identified from aggregated POS data. The payment type dataset comprises POS datasets corresponding to the timeframe and to transactions categorized by payment type. Market trend data is generated as a function of the payment type dataset and is output as a report. The method may produce a variety of reports. For example, a report may display the percentage of transactions for each payment type in terms of numbers of transactions. A report may further show whether each payment type is increasing or decreasing in numbers of transactions over the timeframe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: First Data Corporation
    Inventors: Silvio Tavares, Susan Fahy, Dennis Carlson
  • Patent number: 8719346
    Abstract: Systems and methods for automatically locating web-based social network members are provided. According to one embodiment, contact content including an associated GPS identifier and status for web-based social network members located at or near the same location automatically appears on a GPS-enabled device. A further exemplary system includes a GPS-enabled device configured to receive a GPS identifier and a status representing a location and a current state for a web-based social network member, a processing module that associates the received GPS-identifier and the received status, and a communications module that sends the associated GPS-identifier and status to a server comprising a web-based social network database. Contact content in a web-based social network database record in the web-based social network database is updated to include the associated GPS identifier and status for the web-based social network member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Jed Stremel, Thyagarajapuram S. Ramakrishnan, Mark Slee
  • Publication number: 20140100980
    Abstract: A user interface (UI) with multiple UI paradigms. Each of the multiple UI paradigms is substantially different from the other UI paradigm(s). The substantially different UI paradigms are within a single application. A switching mechanism, which is also a part of the single application, enables a user to relatively rapidly switch between the different UI paradigms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Gregg R. Dingle, Timothy P. Cooper, Jeffrey J. Blucher, Julianne Prekaski, Ashvin J. Mathew
  • Patent number: 8694382
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for adaptive control of at least one parameter of an auto guidance control algorithm for a vehicle. The parameters may be varied according to a previously established look up table, or automatically adapted through the use of control logic, such as a “fuzzy logic” algorithm. The control parameters that can be adaptively controlled include steered wheel turn rate, proportional valve current gain, line acquisition rate and/or auto guidance control valve current limits. The control algorithm responds to the vehicle's operating parameters such as vehicle speed, tracking error, predicted heading, and hydraulic oil temperature to make adjustments to the auto guidance control parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: CNH America LLC
    Inventors: Todd S. Aznavorian, William L. Schubert
  • Publication number: 20140058953
    Abstract: A POS payment terminal (1) using a mobile communication device (4), such as a mobile phone, is created over a temporary connection between the merchant's Sales Device (2) with the removable memory card (18), where the removable memory card (18) is inserted into the customer's slot of the mobile communication device (4). The Sales Device (2) contains a secure memory (6) with the POS terminal's identification data in the form of a SAM card or an ICC card (9) or directly in the form of a secure element on the circuit printed. The payment terminal (1) is created before or during the payment process over a temporary connection between a Sales Device (2) with a mobile communication device (4), which is held by the customer and which has a removable memory card that can have an independent communication element, especially of the NFC type. The payment cryptogram is of standard form, e.g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: LOGOMOTION S.R.O.
    Inventors: Miroslav Florek, Michael Masaryk, David Alan Riffelmacher
  • Publication number: 20140058859
    Abstract: Improvements in a point of sale multi-functional device are disclosed. The device can operate as a stand-along unit or as a tablet companion device. The features include but are not limited to readers of credit cards, bar codes, flatbed scanner. Connections for USB, HDMI, SIM cards, flash memory and earphones or external speakers. A power supply provides power to the device with sufficient capacity to operate as long as required for sales transactions. The unit utilizes an embedded wireless connection with WiFi, 3G, and 4G using cell phone type communication signal or equivalent to allow the device to communicate with the internet to complete the transaction without requiring the device to store any information locally. The tablet compatible device accepts a tablet where the tablet thereby provides the display, computational power, wireless connection to the internet or a network and control of the sales process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Inventor: Lael Andrew ALEXANDER
  • Patent number: 8600888
    Abstract: An automated retail terminal in which a plurality of goods and/or services are provided in an integrated system. The integrated system generally avoids duplicating hardware or functions in the course of delivering the goods or services offered, so for example in a combination ATM and Internet kiosk the same credit card or smart card reader is used for both the ATM and the Internet kiosk functions, the same control screen activates the ATM functions and the Internet functions, and etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Transaction Holdings Ltd., LLC
    Inventor: David M. Barcelou
  • Patent number: 8600889
    Abstract: An automated retail terminal in which a plurality of goods and/or services are provided in an integrated system. The integrated system generally avoids duplicating hardware or functions in the course of delivering the goods or services offered, so for example in a combination ATM and Internet kiosk the same credit card or smart card reader is used for both the ATM and the Internet kiosk functions, the same control screen activates the ATM functions and the Internet functions, and etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Transaction Holdings Ltd. LLC
    Inventor: David M. Barcelou
  • Patent number: 8600890
    Abstract: An automated retail terminal in which a plurality of goods and/or services are provided in an integrated system. The integrated system generally avoids duplicating hardware or functions in the course of delivering the goods or services offered, so for example in a combination ATM and Internet kiosk the same credit card or smart card reader is used for both the ATM and the Internet kiosk functions, the same control screen activates the ATM functions and the Internet functions, and etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Transaction Holdings Ltd., LLC
    Inventor: David M. Barcelou
  • Patent number: 8600887
    Abstract: An automated retail terminal in which a plurality of goods and/or services are provided in an integrated system. The integrated system generally avoids duplicating hardware or functions in the course of delivering the goods or services offered, so for example in a combination ATM and Internet kiosk the same credit card or smart card reader is used for both the ATM and the Internet kiosk functions, the same control screen activates the ATM functions and the Internet functions, and etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Transaction Holdings Ltd., LLC
    Inventor: David M. Barcelou
  • Patent number: 8583522
    Abstract: An automated retail terminal in which a plurality of goods and/or services are provided in an integrated system. The integrated system generally avoids duplicating hardware or functions in the course of delivering the goods or services offered, so for example in a combination ATM and Internet kiosk the same credit card or smart card reader is used for both the ATM and the Internet kiosk functions, the same control screen activates the ATM functions and the Internet functions, and etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Transaction Holdings Ltd., LLC
    Inventor: David M. Barcelou
  • Patent number: 8574065
    Abstract: Players of a video game can enter contracts and engage in various simple or complex financial transactions employing credit systems such as credit cards, other financial instruments and other mechanisms to facilitate the enforcement of such contracts. Default on agreements by players or player characters can result in financial penalties which the video game system can apply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Leviathan Entertainment, LLC
    Inventor: Andrew Van Luchene
  • Publication number: 20130290122
    Abstract: A user selection keypad allows at least some functionality of vending machine programming configured for a touchscreen display to be utilized without the touchscreen. In addition to character-labeled keys and other standard functionality (such as keys to confirm or cancel an entry), the keypad includes: a shopping cart key that, when actuated, invokes aggregation of multiple product selections for a single vend transaction; and an information key that, when actuated, allows the customer to request display of nutritional information for a currently selected product and/or context-sensitive help information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: CRANE MERCHANDISING SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: William C. Royal, Jr., Ignacio Santa Cruz, Viktor Partyshev, Troy Doom
  • Patent number: 8560458
    Abstract: A method and system for making transactions with at least one merchant site through an electronic portable device which can be connected to a communication network, comprising a connection of an electronic device to an intermediary site through the communication network. The said intermediary site being connectable to at least one merchant site, and a transmission to the said electronic portable device of information coming from at least one merchant site in a format which is adapted to the resources of the said electronic portable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Archos
    Inventors: Noureddine Hamdane, Roland Le Franc
  • Patent number: 8560451
    Abstract: An automated retail terminal in which a plurality of goods and/or services are provided in an integrated system. The integrated system generally avoids duplicating hardware or functions in the course of delivering the goods or services offered, so for example in a combination ATM and Internet kiosk the same credit card or smart card reader is used for both the ATM and the Internet kiosk functions, the same control screen activates the ATM functions and the Internet functions, and etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Inventor: David M. Barcelou
  • Patent number: 8554677
    Abstract: An automated retail terminal in which a plurality of goods and/or services are provided in an integrated system. The integrated system generally avoids duplicating hardware or functions in the course of delivering the goods or services offered, so for example in a combination ATM and Internet kiosk the same credit card or smart card reader is used for both the ATM and the Internet kiosk functions, the same control screen activates the ATM functions and the Internet functions, and etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Inventor: David M. Barcelou
  • Patent number: 8555397
    Abstract: An electronic product code information service (EPCIS) interface is provided, where the EPCIS interface allows accessing applications residing on a variety of systems and associated with a plurality of enterprises/organizations to receive EPC-related data. Also provided is a consumer security profile in which access authorization governing the extent of data collection and/or access by an entity to EPC-related consumer data is specified. Access by an accessing application may be allowed within an extent permitted by access authorization specified in the consumer security profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventor: Steve Winkler
  • Patent number: 8543507
    Abstract: An automated retail terminal in which a plurality of goods and/or services are provided in an integrated system. The integrated system generally avoids duplicating hardware or functions in the course of delivering the goods or services offered, so for example in a combination ATM and Internet kiosk the same credit card or smart card reader is used for both the ATM and the Internet kiosk functions, the same control screen activates the ATM functions and the Internet functions, and etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Inventor: David M. Barcelou
  • Patent number: 8494665
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a method for processing move information obtained from a board game move-recording device in order to produce an accurate record of the moves of the game. In particular, the present invention is intended for use with board games such as chess in which the game pieces move between fixed locations. Further, the present invention is intended for use with a simpler and less expensive class of board game move-recording devices that are capable of detecting the presence or absence of a game piece on any one of the game board's fixed locations, but which are not further capable of determining the identity of the detected piece. The objective of the present invention is to resolve any ambiguities found in the move information produced by those devices and, thereby, enable those devices to produce complete and accurate game records.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Inventor: John Arthur Griffin
  • Patent number: 8463651
    Abstract: There are provided a system, a method and a computer program product for tracking an inventory distribution of a perishable product in a supply chain. The system receives shipment data and point of sale data for the product from every location in the supply chain. The system creates, based on the obtained shipment data and the point of sale data, a network graph that represents a flow of the product in the supply chain. The system identifies an age of unsold inventory of the product at each node of the graph based on the created graph. The system provides a notification to a user at each location that informs the age of the unsold inventory of the product at that location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel P. Connors, Markus R. Ettl, Mary E. Helander, Shubir Kapoor, Stuart A. Siegel
  • Patent number: 8452645
    Abstract: A system and method, such as an interface, for real time redemption of currency of two or more reward programs. The interface allows a participant to redeem in real time currency of one program in which a participant has an account with currency of one or more other programs in which the participant also has an account. Thus, the participant can selectively use in real time the currencies from two or more programs for redemption via one of the programs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Maritz Holdings Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald Steinkamp, Darlene Wehner
  • Patent number: 8429086
    Abstract: A system for improving transaction security based on location information. The system includes a transaction processing center in communication with a first transaction device and a second transaction device. The transaction processing center includes a receiver that receives respective identification and location from at least one of the first and second transaction devices. The transaction processing center also includes a transaction processor that validates the identifications, validates the locations, and executes a transaction between the first and second transaction devices when the identifications and locations are validated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: CSR Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Babitch, Lionel Garin
  • Publication number: 20130097087
    Abstract: A portable handheld device for wireless order entry and real time payment authorization may include a portable housing, a display carried by the housing, an order entry input device carried by the housing, a transaction card input device carried by the housing for reading user sensitive information from a transaction card, a wireless transceiver carried by the housing, and a processor carried by the housing and connected to the display, order entry input device, transaction card input device and wireless transceiver. The processor may be for wirelessly sending input order information, and encrypting and wirelessly sending the user sensitive information from the transaction card without storing and without displaying. The processor may also be for wirelessly receiving and displaying payment authorization information based upon real time authorization from a transaction card issuing entity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: SECUREDPAY SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventor: SECUREDPAY SOLUTIONS, INC.
  • Patent number: 8417807
    Abstract: Systems and methods enable displaying an indication of traffic quality. The system retrieves keyword or other traffic data for at least one keyword associated with at least one search engine. The system compares the traffic data for a first time period to the traffic data for a second time period, according to one or more date ranges and other parameters selected by a user for each time period. As a result of the comparison, an indication of the traffic quality associated with a disparity between the first time period data and the second time period data, if any, is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Dipendra Malhotra, Brett Michael Error