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7422146 Method and apparatus for promotion of transaction card  
An envelope for carrying a transaction card is provided. A transaction card is a gift certificate or the like redeemable for additional goods from a retail store or the like. The envelope includes...
7424441 Systems and methods for integrating loyalty and stored-value programs  
Systems and methods are provided for operating an integrated stored-value and loyalty program within a financial infrastructure. An identifier and a packet of transaction information defining a...
7419091 Cash dispensing automated banking machine with disposable cash display  
An automated banking machine system and method is provided which is operative to display a disposable cash amount associated with an account. The disposable cash amount is calculated responsive to...
7413116 Banking system, automated teller machine, financial transaction method, and a recording medium recording a financial transaction program readable by computer  
The present invention is a banking system comprises a borrowing application section, a borrowing information acquiring section that acquires information about the borrowing money permitted by a...
7413118 Financial automated-teller machine and method of withdrawing cassette provided therein  
The present invention provides a financial automated-teller machine comprising a main body having an operation unit and a cash deposit/withdrawal unit installed at a front face thereof; a safety...
7407093 System, method, and computer program product for packaging and activating stored value cards  
A system, method, and computer program product are used for packaging a stored value card that unviewably secures the secured value card in the package. The package includes a readable area...
7401043 Method and system for issuing securities and fixed rate financing instruments, method for establishing a market with the system  
An issuing system for a newly-issued security or fixed rate financing instrument includes a server and a plurality of issuing machines connected to the server via a network. Each of the issuing...
7398921 User-specific dispensing system  
The invention provides a system to physically dispense an item on-site from a dispenser whereby the item to be dispensed is selected by the system based on user-specific or item-specific...
7398922 POS terminal apparatus  
A POS terminal apparatus is adapted to be connected to an external device. With an application running in the POS terminal apparatus, a device manager determines whether the external device is...
7392940 In-lane money transfer systems and methods  
The present invention provides systems and methods to initiate, facilitate, process and/or perform money transfers. One such method includes receiving a request for a transfer pair verification...
7389919 Products and processes for promoting multiple transactions at a retail establishment  
Systems, methods, and articles of manufacture for promoting multiple transactions at a retail establishment are provided. According to an aspect of the invention, products and processes are...
7389916 Method and apparatus for controlling rented or leased or loaned equipment  
A method and apparatus relating to the renting, leasing and/or loaning of electronic equipment operable and/or controllable by a computer, wherein one entity not in physical possession and/or...
7387239 Method and system of setting and/or controlling of a food product dispensing machine using a tag-type communication device  
A method of and system for providing machine-readable tags, preferably programmable RFID tags are provided. In one embodiment of the present invention, a receptacle having at least one wall member...
7387241 Self-service checkout  
The invention relates to the reliable and rapid registration of articles, which are provided with a barcode and/or an RFID tag, at a self-service checkout. This is made possible by installing a...
7386511 Methods and systems for processing financial instrument deposits  
The present invention comprises a program product, system and method for deposit processing using check images. In one embodiment of the present invention, the program product comprises...
7383204 System and method providing customer incentive to purchase non-fuel products and services  
A system and computer-implemented method of providing an incentive for a customer to purchase non-fuel products or services at a store that sells the products or services and fuel. The system...
7374108 Write protection and use of erase tags in a single host multiple cards system  
A low cost data storage and communication system is disclosed. The low cost data storage and communication system has a host and at least one card connected to the host. A voltage negotiator...
7374083 Method of selling and activating consumer products and services  
A business method for products and services. The business model provides for retail purchase of a product or service. The product or service is then transported from the retail point of purchase to...
7370795 Medicine management methods and apparatus  
Methods and apparatus are shown for providing information on a pill. A patient specific delivery apparatus for medicine using information on a pill or pills is shown as well, and a database with...
7370793 Universal prepaid telecommunication services card, and methods and systems for using same  
In a relationship in which a universal prepaid telecommunication services card issuer is different than a telecommunication services provider, a method and system for implementing a universal...
7367500 Method and apparatus for coupon management and redemption  
The present invention provides a system for the electronic management and redemption of coupons. The system incudes an integrated coupon card comprising a microprocessor, a random access memory...
7364070 System and method for real-time remote shopping  
A method for real-time remote shopping using a real-time remote shopping system includes the steps of (a) obtaining the commodity information from a hand-held terminal and registering the...
7366699 Electronic money system, electronic money terminal device, and information card  
An electronic money system includes a plurality of electronic money terminals for withdrawing a sum of money which is spent by a user from money data which has been deposited into an information...
7364069 System for automatic check-in and check-out for space occupancy  
In one aspect of the invention, a novel method of purchasing commodities associated with a golf course at least includes: a) providing at least one kiosk under the dominion of a golf course...
7364073 Method for receiving credit card applications at a fuel dispenser  
Credit card applications typically involve the help of a third party to input the necessary data required by a credit card issuing agency. Using the present invention, a customer at a fuel...
7360698 Method for determining relevance to customers of an advertisement for retail grocery items offered by a retailer  
A method for determining relevance to customers of an advertisement for retail grocery items offered by a retailer. The method includes the steps of, for each item contained in the advertisement,...
7360693 System and method for a card benefit program providing benefits to program members based on program performance  
The present invention comprises an apparatus and method for a card payment instrument providing that a share of program profits above a pre-designated level is returned to participating recipients...
7357302 Self service terminal  
A self-service terminal that is adapted to: receive a text message, in particular an SMS message, from a mobile telecommunications device; interpret the received text message, and provide...
7359187 Apparatus for mounting removably a disk drive in an electronic device  
An apparatus includes a casing, an electrical connector, and a latch unit. The electrical connector is provided in the casing, and is coupled electrically to a terminal of a disk drive when the...
7357312 System for associating identification and personal data for multiple magnetic stripe cards or other sources to facilitate a transaction and related methods  
A system to provide a customized set of identification data to facilitate a transaction and related methods are provided. The system includes a server configured to store personal control IDs and...
7357314 Vending machine, dispense product determination method, stock product determination method, and system thereof, and cartridge for vending machine  
A storage compartment contains a variety of products. In a vending machine, once a product is selected at a product selection part, a dispense product determination part determines a product to...
7353989 Cash dispensing automated banking machine system and method  
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...
7347364 Method and apparatus for managing vending machine offers  
In accordance with one or more embodiments, a promotion redeemable at a vending machine is determined. The promotion comprises an offer distinct from a general offer to sell products from the...
7341183 System and method for distributing media  
A method, system and apparatus for distributing limited media to a user through a user interface. The method, system and apparatus includes a media distribution database (202, 302) for storing...
7337949 System for marketing leisure activity services through prepaid tickets  
One-time-use tickets containing a unique identification code that allow for prepayment of entertainment or personal services are distributed and sold. When a ticket is sold, it is activated by the...
7337963 Portal system for a controlled space  
Systems, devices, and methods are provided for monitoring and tracking an item in a controlled space. In one embodiment, a portal system that monitors the controlled space includes a radio...
7337947 Prepaid account and card  
A transaction card with a prepaid amount for spending is disclosed. The card may be funded through direct deposit, savings accounts, or any other source, for instance, specified by an individual...
7337944 Universal delivery and collection box unit (UDCBU)  
The invention relates to a universal delivery and collection box unit (UDCBU). In one implementation, a UDCBU includes a mail compartment (110/120) accessible by one door (210) and a storage...
7334728 Method and system for interactively providing product related information on demand and providing personalized transactional benefits at a point of purchase  
The present invention provides a system and method for interactively providing product and related information to a user based upon product identification information, such as a UPC code, and...
7337128 Method, program, and system for resetting the value of a coupon based on market information  
A method and computer program for resetting the value of a coupon based on market information is provided. The program receives a request for valuation of a coupon from a retailer, accesses market...
7331520 Electronic image acquisition for gaming systems  
Methods and devices are provided for making, storing and retrieving electronic representations of payment documents such as payment tickets used for gaming machines. Some implementations sort...
7333955 System and method for securing communication service  
A system and method for supplying communication service value is disclosed. In one embodiment, the method includes distributing indicia of an identifier to a merchant for distribution to a customer...
7328190 System and method for adding value to a stored-value account  
A system and method for adding value into a customer's stored-value account is provided. A stored-value card is distributed to a merchant for distribution to a customer who has an account with a...
7325728 Remote diagnosis and repair of vending machine communication failures  
An audit system for a vending machine system is provided. This audit system is configured to retrieve operational data, such as a DEX file, from a vending machine controller in the vending machine...
7322518 Bill depositing/dispensing apparatus  
A bill depositing/dispensing apparatus being fitted with a plurality of storing boxes for storing bills including a deposited bill box, an outgoing bill box, a recycle box, and an acceptance box...
7316351 Marking a deposit item  
In order to identify an item, on which a return deposit can be imposed, an element, which can at least be read in the radio frequency range and/or optionally one which can be switched or activated,...
7309001 System to provide specific messages to patients  
An apparatus and method for delivering targeted informational messages includes a computer system for creating a de-identified encrypted PID and de-identified patient transaction data in a retail...
7309013 TV and control method thereof  
A TV includes a memory module including a mounting part detachably mounted with kinds of memory cards; an input part to receive an access command to access the memory card mounted thereon; and a...
7307525 Instruction drop-off warning system and method  
An instruction drop-off warning system (1), which warns of drop-off of an instruction sheet (L) attached on a work (20) in a production line (40), comprises an IC tag (5a), which is incorporated in...
7290706 Automated banking machine multiple sheet detector apparatus and method  
A detector for a deposit accepting apparatus of an automated banking machine includes an ultrasonic transmitter driven by a driving signal operative to cause the ultrasonic transmitter to transmit...