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US20090272802 PAYMENT TRANSACTIONS INITIATED VIA A USER'S SHOE  
A method includes wearing a shoe on a user's foot. The shoe incorporates a proximity payment device. The method also includes bringing the shoe into proximity with a proximity reader to make or...
US20070017969 Identification card  
An identification card includes a card portion and a USB flash drive that is pivotably attached to the card portion.
US20140367470 RFID TAG FOR A PERSONAL CARE APPLIANCE  
The laminated RFID tag, mountable to a part of a personal care appliance, has rounded corners or a round peripheral edge, which is adapted to prevent absorption of water or other solvents.
US20090272796 Electronic Credit Card - ECC  
An Electronic Credit Card (ECC) including a user verifier for verifying a user's identity, a code generator for generating a unique authorization code for the user, storage of the user's account...
US20120158528 EFFICIENT TRANSACTIONS AT A POINT OF SALE LOCATION  
Systems and methods are provided for efficient transactions according to one or more embodiments. According to an embodiment, a method for efficient transactions comprises associating an identifier...
US20100299224 ENHANCED SHOPPING & MERCHANDISING METHODOLOGY  
An enhanced shopping system for facilitating grocery shopping and in-store advertising is disclosed. The system utilizes uniquely changes (1) the way grocery retail industry captures and retains...
US20110011931 One-Card Transaction Management System  
A transaction management system enabling a user to perform a transaction using a neutral card at a point-of-sale unit in communication with a central server via a system network is provided. The...
US20110047073 DIRECT CURRENCY CONVERSION  
This invention concerns direct currency conversion, that is automatic currency conversion at point of payment for card transactions. In particular it concerns a method for operating equipment...
US20130206832 ELECTRONIC MEDIA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM WITH EXTERNAL REFERENCES  
A media management system provides electronic access to the original media (or a version based on the original media) for people of who access the media in printed/published (paper or electronic)...
US20110180613 CODING PATTERN COMPRISING REGISTRATION CODEWORD HAVING VARIANTS CORRESPONDING TO POSSIBLE REGISTRATIONS  
A substrate having a coding pattern disposed thereon or therein. The coding pattern comprises a tiling of contiguous grid cells, each grid cell being demarcated by t target elements and having...
US20110131107 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MERGING MOBILE GIFT CARDS  
A method and system for merging mobile gift cards is described. One embodiment transmits to a mobile device associated with a user a list of a plurality of mobile gift cards associated with a...
US20110320322 INVENTORY MONITORING USING COMPLEMENTARY MODES FOR ITEM IDENTIFICATION  
A technique for inventory monitoring using complementary modes for item identification includes; storing items in known locations within a defined area; tracking a user in the defined area;...
US20130342313 ACCESS CREDENTIAL READER CONNECTOR  
An apparatus including a central access control system and an access reader. The access reader is structured to receive an access credential from the central access control system, and includes a...
US20120168518 Manual RFID Antenna Tuning System and Method  
A system, in certain embodiments, includes a radio frequency identification (RFID) antenna configured to communicate with an RFID tag. The system also includes an antenna tuner electrically coupled...
US20120199659 OILFIELD EQUIPMENT IDENTIFICATION METHOD AND APPARATUS  
A system comprising a piece of oilfield equipment, an identifier assembly and a reader. The piece of oilfield equipment has an exterior surface. The identifier assembly comprises an identification...
US20130015242 Tri-Optic Scanner  
A tri-optic scanner for checking out merchandise at stores includes first and second barcode scanners, and a third barcode scanner placed back-to-back to the second barcode scanner to face an...
US20140097241 Payment Card Storage Apparatus and Tab Management System  
A system for managing bar or restaurant tabs includes a payment card storage apparatus, such as a carousel, to receive and store payment cards under computer control, and a payment card reader to...
US20110137698 SERVICE CALL-AHEAD SYSTEM AND METHOD  
Systems and methods for managing service orders are disclosed herein. A computer implemented method, according to some implementations of the present disclosure, includes storing an estimated...
US20110277359 DEVICE AND METHOD FOR ATTACHING A TAG TO A TOOL  
An identification device adapted to be attached to a tool comprising a holder formed as a curved stratum having a C-shaped cross-section, the stratum having at least one opening thereon, and the...
US20050168345 System for inventory management  
The present invention relates to a system for tracking product on a shelf. In an embodiment, an indicia strip is placed on a self coiling sheet, and a sensor is configured to read the indicia...
US20120181328 STRUCTURE OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL (3D) SPECTACLES  
An improved structure of three-dimensional (3D) spectacles is provided, including a spectacle frame on which an RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) chip is mounted. The 3D spectacles are...
US20120234906 PARKING SYSTEM AND METHOD  
The present invention provides for a feature-rich parking system and implements a low-cost, low-technology presence at the parking location. In an embodiment, a parking pole is placed adjacent to a...
US20110068175 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ESTIMATION AND CLASSIFICATION OF BARCODES USING HEURISTIC AND STATISTICAL MEASURES  
In a system and method of estimating and classifying a barcode using heuristic and statistical measures, a classification determination is generated for each of a plurality of estimated barcode...
US20110119155 VERIFICATION OF PORTABLE CONSUMER DEVICES FOR 3-D SECURE SERVICES  
Apparatuses, methods, and systems pertaining to the verification of portable consumer devices for 3-D Secure Systems are disclosed. In one implementation, a verification token is coupled to a...
US20120123827 System and Method for an Electronic Gift Key  
A system and method facilitating delivery of a fully-integrated physical item providing access to non-physical content is presented. The method includes enabling access to an electronic greeting...
US20120235792 OUTER COVER OF A PORTABLE COMPUTER FOR RFID OBJECT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM  
An outer cover of a portable computer for RFID applications is disclosed, which comprises: a cover body formed of a nonmetallic material and provided for covering the portable computer; an RFID...
US20130240629 Electronic Module Holder With Sliding Door  
An assembly including an electronic module holder configured to hold an electronic module, where the holder is configured to be inserted into a mating receiving area of an apparatus; and a door...
US20140339306 DELIVERY METHOD WITH AUTOMATIC CERTIFICATION  
The present invention provides a delivery method with automatic certification. The mobile communication device according to present invention reads the device code of the delivery device and...
US20130175337 CONTEXT AWARE SMART PACKAGING AND REAL-TIME MERCHANDISING  
The subject matter described herein enhances the interaction of consumers with food packaging using cellphones and other portable scanners. Specifically, it enhances consumer's purchase decision...
US20110132984 UNIVERSAL STAND FOR INDICIA READERS  
A universal stand for holding a reading device that collects and processes machine readable data comprising: a base adapted for placement on a surface for providing holding stability for the...
US20140306008 Antenna  
An antenna (18), in particular a patch antenna, is provided having a planar resonator element (22) which has the geometry of a polygon with a plurality of edges, wherein the resonator element (22)...
US20110119187 Electronic sales method  
A method is presented for facilitating sales transactions by electronic media. A temporary barcode or other design is tattooed onto a tattoo sheet, previously organized by verifiable chronological...
US20140328983 SUPPORT AND CAPSULE FOR PREPARING A BEVERAGE BY CENTRIFUGATION, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PREPARING A BEVERAGE BY CENTRIFUGATION  
The invention relates to an optically readable code support to be associated with or part of a capsule indented for delivering a beverage in a beverage producing device by centrifugation of the...
US20100108755 Beverage Holder Having a Chip Unit for Performing Payment Transactions  
A beverage holder apparatus includes a chip unit attached to a beverage holder and adapted to communicate with a chip unit reader to perform a payment transaction to purchase the beverage. The chip...
US20130173658 INTERACTIVE BASE AND TOKEN CAPABLE OF COMMUNICATING WITH COMPUTING DEVICE  
A smart charm bracelet that includes an elongated band or other base, at least one smart charm or other token that may be coupled to or otherwise associated with the elongated band or base, wherein...
US20110022456 MOBILE PHONE EQUIPPED WITH BAR CODE READER AND RELATED METHOD  
A communication device comprises a transmitter, a receiver and a bar code reader. In one embodiment the communication device comprises a combined or integrated mobile telephone and bar code reader....
US20100032486 TUBULAR CONTAINER ENABLING INDIVIDUAL IDENTIFICATION  
A tubular container enabling individual identification, suitable to store semen of a domestic animal or a small amount of an organism individual sample and to manage history information, excellent...
US20140279191 CHECKOUT AND/OR ORDERING SYSTEMS AND METHODS  
Methods and apparatus are disclosed provide various enhancements and/or improvements to the conventional shopping process used by brick-and-mortar stores. In some embodiments, a customer may use a...
US20110225025 PERIODICAL RECYCLING AND REWARD DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS AND METHODS  
Methods and systems for recycling a periodical are described. The methods may include the step of providing periodical information about the periodical to a recycling device, where the periodical...
US20140054372 PRINTING SYSTEM WITH MULTIPLE PAPER SUPPLIES  
An automated banking machine operates to cause financial transfers responsive to data read from data bearing records in the form of user cards. The machine includes a printer for printing paper...
US20130206844 PROTECTIVE COVER OF MOBILE ELECTRONIC PRODUCT  
A protective cover of a mobile electronic product capable of adding a backup battery to the exterior of the mobile electronic product, and the mobile electronic product is connected to the backup...
US20120278188 CARRYING OUT AN ALTERNATIVE PAYMENT VIA A USER EQUIPMENT OVER A WIRELESS NETWORK AT A POINT OF SALE WITHOUT ALTERING THE POINT OF SALE  
A system for carrying out an alternative payment via user equipment (UE) over a wireless network at a point of sale (POS) without altering the POS is provided herein. The system includes a third...
US20140061295 INTERACTIVE TOY DRESSING SYSTEM  
Systems and methods for providing an interactive toy dressing system. The system is designed to provide not only coordinating toy outfit purchasing advice, but can provide a play environment which...
US20120007738 POINT-OF-TRANSACTION CHECKOUT SYSTEM WITH ZERO-FOOTPRINT CORDLESS ELECTRO-OPTICAL READER  
A checkout system employs a bi-optical workstation having dual windows and a main reader for electro-optically reading indicia on products to be processed at the workstation through at least one of...
US20090204545 Electronic financial transactions  
A new electronic financial transaction (EFT) system is proposed, wherein the business logic of a transaction is defined at a location remote from a secure point of sale terminal, thus having a...
US20090159687 Card reader device  
A card reader device has a card entrance for receiving a card and a card enclosure in registration with the card entrance. The card enclosure defines an area in which the card is read. The card...
US20090152346 Fraudulent fuel purchase detection system and method  
In a fuel card monitoring system the vehicle associate with the fuel card is provided with a transmitter and possibly a memory for relaying information associated with a credit transaction,...
US20140263658 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING TANGIBLE MEDIUM WITH ELECTROMAGNETIC SECURITY MARKER  
Mediums that include features that work together to create a medium that can be tracked, identified and authenticated efficiently and accurately. In addition, these features may be concealed to...
US20090065568 Systems and Methods for Associating Production Attributes with Products  
Methods are provided for marking products with unique identification codes, associating times with at least some of the unique identification codes, and associating other times with certain events...
US20110079647 CONTACTLESS SENSING DEVICE  
An improved contactless sensing device comprises a cover plate, a case, a base, a light-guiding module, a printed circuit board, and two lateral plates. When the sensing device senses a credit card...