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7278569 Combination refrigerator  
A dual side-by-side refrigerator having a courtesy section and a paid-vend section both cooled by a single cooling unit. A frontal door or double-hung doors are mounted at the front of the cabinet...
7277967 Method and apparatus for suspending or adjusting billing charge for usage of electrically powered devices if abnormal or halt condition detected  
An apparatus for selecting, monitoring, and controlling electrically powered devices is disclosed. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes an electrically powered device having a key operating...
7275686 Electronic equipment point-of-sale activation to avoid theft  
In accordance with an embodiment of the present invention, an electronic device is displayed for purchase by a user and includes a controller and a protected area for storing a key and a bar code...
7270262 Collecting and valuating used items for sale  
Data is collected and aggregated regarding a particular used item for sale, e.g., automobiles, which is in turn validated and normalized with respect to pre-determined identification models. A...
7264155 Stored-value card with game  
A stored-value card including a housing, a game, and an object. The housing includes an account identifier adapted to link the stored-value card to a financial account or a financial record. The...
7264158 ***WITHDRAWN PATENT AS PER THE LATEST USPTO WITHDRAWN LIST***
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...
7264154 System and method for securing a credit account  
A system and method is disclosed for verifying a commercial transaction between a card-holder, a merchant, and a credit card company. The card-holder makes a purchase with the merchant using a...
7264156 Method of enhancing the data storage security of cash-free transactions in vending machines  
A vending machine has a nonvolatile data storage device for storing transactions with customers. The customers may use a number of cashless options to make purchases from the vending machine,...
7255264 Cellular phone-based automatic payment system  
A wireless payment system allows high speed operation without user intervention with the convenience that cellular phones provide. The system being described uses a wireless stored value module...
7252226 System and method for using a prepaid card  
A system for using a prepaid card permits a card user to purchase a card, issued by an issuer such as a bank, through an agent at a retail establishment via a terminal, select a PIN, have the card...
7249112 System and method for assigning a funding source for a radio frequency identification device  
A transponder-reader payment system includes a RFID reader for interrogating a transponder, and a fob including a transponder which is associated with fob data file funded by one or more funding...
7243841 Enterprise polling system for electronic cash registers  
A method and system for transmitting information from a point of sale terminal such as an electronic cash register to a remote site. The system eliminates the need for a computer to operate the...
7243843 Personal authentication medium issuing method  
In a personal authentication medium issuing apparatus, a main image information is input and whether a personal authentication medium on which synthesized image information having sub-information...
7243842 Computer-based value-bearing item customization security  
The exemplary embodiment of the present invention will provide computer systems and methods for protecting the security of processing for customization of computer-based value-bearing items, such...
7243076 Computer network system for shopping and method therefor  
A system and method for secure and private on-line shopping has an on-line shopping store having a plurality of computers for accessing on-line retailers. An on-line shopping store server is...
7232066 Systems and methods for tracking pharmaceuticals within a facility  
A medication-dispensing unit is provided for tracking medical products having a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tag uniquely associated therewith. The dispensing unit includes compartments...
7225977 Fraud deterrence in connection with identity documents  
According to one aspect, an air travel agent who reviews photo IDs of prospective travelers is advised by an expert system that directs the agent to give certain travelers more or less (or...
7225979 Methods and systems for object identification and interaction  
A method of facilitating an interaction between a user and a product item, the product item having an identity and the method including a number of steps. The first step involves providing the...
7228292 Card-based system and method for issuing negotiable instruments  
A system is provided for establishing uninsured accounts which can be remotely accessed by account holders to obtain access to account funds through the issuance of negotiable instruments made...
7213750 Spending account systems and methods  
A system which facilitates the purchase of an item qualifying for pre-tax treatment utilizing at least one flexible spending account (FSA). A host computer may receive a request from a point of...
7213755 System for rapidly dispensing and adding value to fare cards  
An add value terminal provides an automatic fare collection environment with a compact, easy to use, and easy to install device that re-values and issues transit fare smart cards exclusively...
7209893 Method of and a system for distributing electronic content  
A terminal device, a memory module and a system for and method of distributing electronic content. A content provider stores a number of multimedia files. A first integrated circuit card interface...
7210028 Hardware management apparatus  
A hardware management apparatus of this invention has at least one semiconductor integrated circuit component which includes a plurality of semiconductor components, and a first memory for storing...
7207479 Systems and methods for automatically establishing merchant accounts for transaction card usage  
Systems and methods are provided for automatically establishing merchant accounts for transaction card usage. More specifically, the systems and methods allow an agent to automatically apply for...
7204412 Family stored value card program  
A family stored value card program is provided. One embodiment is a method for implementing a stored value card program. One such method comprises: identifying an existing stored value card...
7206756 System and method for facilitating commercial transactions over a data network  
A method, a computer system and a computer program product to facilitate comparison-price shopping over a data network, such as the Internet, is provided that includes a price availability feature...
7201315 Service station car wash  
An improved service station car wash system. A car wash kiosk is coupled to the fuel dispenser communication loop in the forecourt of the service station so that the car wash kiosk appears to the...
7191941 Systems and methods for determining a need for authorization  
Authorization verification systems and methods are described that determine whether an authorization check is to be performed at a point of sale or other point of control, and, if the...
7194251 Intelligent gate distributed use and device network access management on personal area network  
The present invention relates to a method for managing access to a wireless personal area network in an intelligent concentrator. The method manages wireless access to a network by providing...
7188761 Read-write device for a smart card for use with a housing  
A value medium dispensing unit having a read/write device for operatively communicating with a user device capable of recording value information includes a housing having an opening on a vertical...
7191152 Automated financial transaction system  
In an automated financial transaction system, a plurality of automated tellers machines (ATMs) have each a message input section and are each communicatably connected with a message depository via...
7188771 Fluid delivery apparatus  
A fluid delivery apparatus having a mobile storage container (10) having at least two compartments, for use in transporting at least two fluids from main storage tanks to subsidiary storage tanks...
7185809 RF point of purchase apparatus and method of using same  
The present invention provides a checkout device that includes a purchasable item having an RFID tag affixed thereto and a scanner for detecting the RFID tag. A dispenser proximate to the scanner...
7184989 Staged transactions systems and methods  
Systems and methods for accepting payments for goods and services provided by a merchant. In one embodiment, a method for accepting payments from a consumer for a good or service provided by a...
7175081 Pharmaceutical tracking  
A medication dispensing unit is provided for tracking medical products having a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tag uniquely associated therewith. The dispensing unit includes compartments...
7172116 Automatic dispensing machine of cards and card like goods  
Dispensing more than one card or card like good is prevented to prevent issuing a duplicate with an automatic dispensing machine of card or card like good having a table which supports the piled...
7172114 Tamperproof point of sale transaction terminal  
A point of sale transaction terminal that has a signature capture pad mounted within a platen that is recessed within the top surface of the terminal housing. A screen protector is mounted over...
7165714 Networked business system  
A method of procuring goods and/or services using a merchant server coupled to a computer network is disclosed. The network (100) comprises at least one smart card (120) having a memory device...
7165720 ***WITHDRAWN PATENT AS PER THE LATEST USPTO WITHDRAWN LIST***
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...
7163146 Methods and systems for retail club membership authorization  
The present invention provides systems and methods for remote authorization of fuel dispensing and authorization or confirmation of participation in frequent shopper programs, club memberships,...
7165052 Payment service method and system  
A payment service method and system involve a payment service provider, a customer/payor and a client/payee. The customer/payor enrolls in the service and is provided the unique identifier which...
7156305 Apparatus and method for authenticating products  
A computer readable medium including executable instructions to analyze radio frequency (RF) tag information includes executable instruction to access cross-enterprise RF tag information, identify...
7155405 System for communicating product and service related information to a user based on direction of movement  
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...
7147152 Recording medium dispensing machine  
A recording medium dispensing machine according to an aspect of the present invention is provided with a main body having a carry in/out opening through which a recording medium to record...
7146342 Payment system and method for use in an electronic commerce system  
A method and system of payment of goods and services in an electronic commerce system reduces the transfer and processing costs for each purchase made by a customer from a merchant. A customer...
7143065 Cash dispensing method for self-service facility such as motor fuel dispensing facility  
A system for providing cash to users in a self-service environment such as in dispensing motor fuel, includes a self-service dispensing machine (12). A user is enabled to dispense merchandise from...
7137889 System and method for using time-sensitive tickets as player awards in gaming machines  
A new system and method for use in dynamic gaming environments such as Nevada-style casinos and Amerindian casinos is presented that enables using time-sensitive tickets as prizes. Block of...
7134134 Electronic program guide hardware card  
An electronic program guide (EPG) hardware card is disclosed. The card is insertable into a television tuning device having EPG capability. A non-volatile memory, such as flash memory, is situated...
7131578 System and method for electronic prepaid account replenishment  
A method for crediting a customer account maintained by a vendor of services in response to payment received from a customer is disclosed herein. The method includes issuing, to the customer, a...
7131592 Bar code scanner and method with a plurality of operational modes  
An improved card scanner for imaging and decoding data contained in indicia such as bar codes on a side surface of an inserted card. The device features a double scanning method using an...