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7677446 System and apparatus for transactions using prepaid cards  
A system, method and apparatus having the capability of issuing at least one unique identifying card, associating a payment amount and face value with each unique identifying card and receiving a...
7668749 Processing electronic rebates  
Apparatus and article of manufacture for processing electronic rebates are disclosed. In one embodiment, a purchase identifier is linked to a purchase of a product. The purchase identifier is...
7665659 Product display  
A display includes a visual aspect and, in certain embodiments, a sampling aspect. The visual aspect displays items of visual interest to a consumer. Product samples are associated with the...
7668758 Method for communicating product and service related information to a user based on direction of movement determined by comparing the location of at least two dataforms that have been read  
Architecture for presenting m-commerce transaction data to a user. An m-commerce device includes a device reading apparatus adapted to read a dataform. At least one item for purchase has associated...
7664702 Method of conducting an EMV payment process using IRFM  
The present invention relates to a method of conducting an EMV (Europay Master Visa) payment process optimally using IrFM (Infrared Financial Messaging) between a mobile terminal and a POS (Point...
7658327 Virtual retail assistant  
The present invention, as embodied in the claims, relates to customer care management via a communications systems and methods including, in embodiments, a combination of automated and human...
7658324 Systems and methods for encrypted bar code generation  
Disclosed herein are systems and methods that provide a temporary payment instrument having a barcode with an encrypted account number and expiration date assigned to a consumer. For example, such...
7654446 Monitor with interchangeable base for point-of-sale applications  
A point-of-sale system includes a monitor and interchangeable bases. The monitor includes a display and a connecting member. The interchangeable bases receive the connecting member and are...
7653571 System and method for generating price-per-gallon discounts for fuel  
A fuel rewards program wherein awards received from the purchase of discount-triggering items at a first transaction are redeemed for a price-per-unit (PPU) discount on fuel. A scanner scans...
7648066 Apparatus, system, and method for sorting purchase items  
An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for sorting purchase items. A selection module selects a plurality of categories. In one embodiment, the selection module receives a category...
7641113 Systems and methods for generating revenue from banking transactions using a stored-value card  
Systems and methods for generating revenue from banking transactions use a kiosk to perform financial services. The kiosk determines a stored-value account related to a stored-value card for a user...
7641108 Device and method to assist user in conducting a transaction with a machine  
A device for assisting a user to perform a transaction on a machine is described. The device receives data that specifies a transaction mode to use for processing an image and accesses a knowledge...
7637422 Automated teller machine capable of depositing cheques  
A automated teller machine (ATM) verifies the authenticity of the cheque based on image information acquired by a CIS unit and magnetic character information acquired by a MICR unit. The ATM...
7631808 Method and apparatus for detecting suspicious activity using video analysis  
A system detects a transaction outcome by obtaining video data associated with a transaction area and analyzing the video data to obtain at least one video transaction parameter concerning...
7631807 ***WITHDRAWN PATENT AS PER THE LATEST USPTO WITHDRAWN LIST***
Transaction terminal including imaging module
 
A transaction terminal includes a housing, a touch screen, a card reader, an imaging module, and a decode circuit coupled to the imaging module. The imaging module in one embodiment is disposed in...
7628324 System and method for a smart passenger travel kiosk  
A passenger kiosk, comprising a computing arrangement receiving data from a plurality of data feed arrangements, the data including airport operational parameters for an airport facility, a set of...
7624919 ATM system and method  
An exemplary system includes an ATM (322) which is operative to conduct transactions including cash dispensing for users responsive to communication with a transaction host (336). The ATM is also...
7624042 In dispenser point-of-sale module for fuel dispensers  
A fuel dispenser including a dispenser manager for controlling electronic functions of a fuel dispenser, display, user interface and controller are coupled to the dispenser manager. The controller...
7617975 Service providing system and method  
A delivery service providing system including identifier control database for registering a plurality of ticket identifiers; for judging whether or not the ticket identifier has been registered in...
7617974 Automatic gate and associated method for permitting or preventing access  
Gate (1) including a vertical extended frame (2); at least one flap (3) which may be displaced between a closed position in which the flap prevents the passage of a person and an open position in...
7613654 Use of electronic devices for money transfer  
A system for dispensing funds. The system includes a non-dedicated printer adapted to print indicia of a monetary value, and a postal security device coupled to the franking machine. The postal...
7611052 Beverage dispensing system and method  
A beverage dispensing system includes serving spouts in fluid connection with inlet pipes locatable within beverage receptacles. The serving spouts have receptacle identifiers and are associated...
7611031 Beverage dispensing apparatus having a valve actuator control system  
A beverage dispensing apparatus for a residential refrigerator. The beverage dispensing apparatus includes a drink supplier including a drink supply canister holder for holding a plurality of drink...
7611053 Ticket issuing system, storage medium and electronic ticket issuing and managing method  
There is provided a ticket issuing system issuing an electronic ticket for digital content to a user system attempting to utilize the digital content by means of the electronic ticket. The ticket...
7607576 Local zone security architecture for retail environments  
A security architecture for a retail environment providing both on-line and off-line personal identification number (PIN) validation for a smart card transaction using a reduced number of secure...
7600680 Time delimited multiple admission method and system  
Systems and methods are disclosed for providing a provision of access to services. A time delimited, multiple use ticket/admissions card is provided that controls admission to services offered by...
7600678 Method of issuing a ticket paid for by illegal payment means, and a vending machine and ticket reader for implementing the method  
A method of issuing a ticket, paid for with illegal payment means during a transaction between a user and a ticket vending machine, where if the payment means are identified as being illegal, the...
7597252 Fuel pumping system and method  
A fuel pumping system includes at least one fuel pump including a fuel nozzle. Each of a plurality of vehicles has a vehicle identification positioned thereon and each of the vehicles has a panel...
7591415 Passport reader for processing a passport having an RFID element  
A passport reader for processing a passport having an RFID element associated therewith. A exemplary embodiment of the invention provides a passport reader for processing a passport having an RFID...
7593897 Wireless system for communicating cashless vending transaction data and vending machine audit data to remote locations  
The present invention relates to a system that is scalable and configurable to include vending equipment audit capabilities, a card reader assembly having a card reader processor interface board...
7591431 Transaction card with beads  
A transaction card includes a substrate, a plurality of adhesive dots, and a plurality of beads. The substrate includes an account identifier linking the transaction card to at least one of an...
7591421 Radio frequency identification method and system of distributing products  
A method and system for vending products from a defined area, such as a micro-warehouse with a door. The method includes fitting each product with a radio frequency identification tag, positioning...
7587336 Iterative constraint collection scheme for preparation of custom manufacturing contracts  
A series of iterative customer submissions and vendor responses are used to collect sufficient information concerning a custom manufacturing project so as to produce a sufficiently constrained job...
7581676 Method and apparatus for purchasing and dispensing products  
A system for purchasing a product that does not need to be physically present at a point-of-sale includes a point-of-sale device, a product-selection device, a data-analyzing device, an...
7580856 Systems and methods for distributing targeted incentives to financial institution customers  
An incentive distribution system is used in distributing, tracking and redeeming product incentives offered by manufacturers and distributors of consumer goods through a financial institution. A...
7580899 Offline code based reloading system  
An offline code-based reload device and method for adding value to a reconfigurable memory storage means in a portable storage medium. Reload is effected using a reload device not directly...
7575159 Point of sale integrator  
A point of sale terminal is disclosed. The point of sale terminal includes a terminal housing with a controller portion and a cash drawer portion, a sliding sled coupled to the terminal housing...
7577496 System for vending physical and information items  
A vending machine handles a purchase transaction by receiving a payment, receiving a product selection from the customer, and dispensing the product indicated by the product selection. As part of...
7568618 Automated food service and billing system and method  
An automated food dispensing and billing system has an array of food enclosures, each for dispensing food to a customer. In response to the detection of a signal from a customer authorization...
7562816 Integrating touch, taste, and/or scent with a visual interface of an automated system for an enhanced user experience  
The present invention includes a method for providing a robust user experience with an automated system that includes sensory output, such as touch, taste, and/or smell as well as visual output....
7559459 Filling of cash boxes for cash dispensers  
A method for filling ATM cassettes for automatic teller machines in branch banks provides to fill the empty or half-empty money cassette removed from the automatic teller machine of a branch bank...
7559461 ATM systems and methods for cashing checks  
Various techniques are provided for dispensing cash from automated teller or similar cash dispensing machines where such machines do not contain or are otherwise unable to dispense coins or certain...
7549578 Contents distribution system, method thereof, accounting device, contents distribution apparatus, and program  
A contents distribution system capable of using contents from a wireless device without using a Kiosk terminal, its method, an accounting device, a contents distribution apparatus, and a program. A...
7549576 Systems and methods for providing access to wireless gaming devices  
Systems and methods for controlling access to wireless gaming devices and networks are provided. For example, access is controlled through one or more levels of security checks, such as a hard...
7543742 Reader/writer for contactless integrated circuit cards and management system for vending machines  
A handy reader/writer has a data transmitting and receiving units and a control unit. The transmitting and receiving units communicate with a contactless IC card placed within a communication area...
7542945 Authentication device, system and methods  
System terminal integrated with biometric sensor, such as a fingerprint sensor. Transaction terminal such as a point of sale system, automated teller machine (ATM) or other system. The system may...
7540415 Electronic delivery of admission tickets direct to a purchaser  
Electronic delivery of counterfeit-resistant documents exchangeable for value such as admission tickets, gift certificates, coupons, vouchers, etc. directly to the person who ordered the documents...
7540413 Radio frequency identifiers in game tickets  
Systems and methods of distributing, dispensing and validating game tickets provide for the use of radio frequency identifiers (RFIDS). Game ticket consumables may also be tracked with RFIDS....
7542284 Laptop computer with attached printer  
A laptop computer with an attached printer unit. The printer unit is a detachable unit that normally is attached to the base of the laptop computer and includes an input slot, an output slot, a USB...
7540414 System and method of managing a ticket order  
A system for managing the production of retail tickets in accordance with a ticket order includes a ticketing services bureau that receives the ticket order and a print center that prints tickets...