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8341084 Method, apparatus, and computer program product for topping up prepaid payment cards for offline use  
A card holder carries out an initial top-up of a balance of a pre-paid payment card. The prepaid payment card is configured for use in an infrastructure in accordance with a payment specification...
8335722 Local shopping and inventory  
Estimating product inventory comprises determining a rate of sales events for a product and an amount of time that has elapsed since a previous product availability estimate fro the product. Then,...
8332272 Single tap transactions using an NFC enabled mobile device  
The invention describes how a consumer can hold their NFC enabled device in proximity to an NFC enabled point-of-sale terminal and with a single “wave” or “tap” to automatically redeem coupons...
8332277 Method, system and computer readable medium for facilitating a transaction between a customer, a merchant and an associate  
A method and system for facilitating a transaction between at least one user, at least one merchant, at least one associate is provided. The method includes the steps of the associate processing...
8332273 System and method for associating financial transaction data with a user's project data  
This invention relates to an expense reporting system for viewing and manipulating a user's financial transaction data and a method for associating financial transaction data with a user's project...
8332271 Web influenced in-store transactions  
In selected embodiments a repository system correlates user browsing behavior with in-store transactions involving a number of products or product categories. For example, an online portal may...
8326666 Event synchronized reporting in process control systems  
Methods, systems, and computer-executable instructions for event synchronized reporting in an process control system are disclosed. Events may be synchronized by a synchronization parameter, whose...
8321499 Method for distributing content to a user station  
A method for controlling a user station configured for communications with a multiplicity of independently-operated data sources via a non-proprietary network includes steps for providing a user...
8321270 System and method for a multiple merchant stored value card  
The loyalty system allows a consumer to accumulate general loyalty points from one or more merchants, and convert any desired subset of general points to loyalty dollars associated with a specific...
8321338 Electronic network access device  
Methods and systems are described for processing transactions. The methods and systems enable a consumer to present a customer identifier, such as a merchant loyalty or membership card or other...
8321282 Article sales data processing apparatus and control method for the same  
According to one embodiment, an article sales data processing apparatus includes a storage unit, a selection acceptance unit, a confirmation unit, and a payment processing unit. The storage unit...
8317086 Communication of transaction data within a self-checkout environment  
Systems and method for communication of transaction data within a self-checkout environment are disclosed. According to an aspect, a method includes controlling a display device to display a...
8321291 Method, system and computer readable medium for facilitating a transaction between a customer, a merchant and an associate  
A method and system for facilitating a transaction between at least one user, at least one merchant, at least one associate is provided. The method includes the steps of the associate processing...
8321287 Receipt printer, receipt printer control method, and program  
A receipt printer, a control method for a receipt printer, and a program whereby producing counterfeit printout is not possible. A receipt printer 20 has a storage unit 61 that stores encrypted...
8315909 Methods and apparatus for intelligent selection of goods and services in point-of-sale commerce  
Computer-based methods, computer readable media, and computer program products for intelligently processing primary transactions in which users interact with automated point-of-sale terminals....
8311892 RF-ID product tracking system with privacy enhancement  
A method for using electronic product identification devices to track product sales and enable sales transactions to be registered in an electronic registration (ER) system without causing privacy...
8306860 Pay at the table system  
Patrons at a restaurant or bar can pay at their table using credit cards, without involving the restaurant or bar cashier and/or wait staff. Patrons are assisted using this system in dividing the...
8306880 System and method for determining foreign paid taxes  
A method for determining foreign paid taxes involves receiving an identification (ID) value linked to an account; requesting a financial record associated with a foreign tax jurisdiction from the...
8306916 Method and system for digital document management on a mobile device  
A method and system are described for tracking a process of provisioning, by a middleware server to a portable device in a mobile payment system, electronic wallet data for authorizing a payment...
8306861 Pay at the table system  
Patrons at a restaurant or bar can pay at their table using credit cards, without involving the restaurant or bar cashier and/or wait staff. Patrons are assisted using this system in dividing the...
8306915 Method and system for authenticating software license  
The present invention is directed to a method and system for authenticating software license. The method for authenticating software license according to an embodiment of the present invention...
8307303 Order terminal, computer-readable storage medium, and order method  
A control unit that controls an LCD with touch panel allows a user to designate a desired raw material with a touch panel, causes the LCD to display menu items not containing the designated raw...
8301758 Method and system for controlling and auditing content/service systems  
An improved interactive network system is provided that allows the Network Operator to control the transfer of information to and from the network end users, the system preferably using triggers or...
8295970 Customer-created textiles and customer-oriented garment dyeing machine  
Customers obtain customized textile materials by selecting style, shape, size, pattern and color for an undyed textile product. Based on a selection made by the customer, the textile product is...
8290433 Method and system for securing transactions made through a mobile communication device  
A method for transmitting data between a mobile communication device and a server. The method includes running a mobile application on the mobile communication device. The mobile application is...
8287340 System and method for employee incentive game  
An employee incentive game overlies a sales application used with POS terminals. The game includes a back office portion and a front end employee interface portion. The game parameters, which are...
8290814 Self-checkout system having minimal footprint  
A self-checkout system, particularly for retail areas of constrained floor space, has a small to zero footprint while being fully functional. In one form, the self-checkout comprises a unit...
8289566 Logo data generating method, data storage medium recording the logo data generating method, a computer program product containing commands executing the steps of the logo data generating logo data generating method, and a logo data generating system  
A print or logo data generating system and method in which a width dimension of a printable medium is identified and original source data obtained. The processing further involves automatically...
8287351 System and method for a terminal-based lottery game with subsequent interactive component  
A lottery game system and methodology incorporates a terminal-based game component and a subsequent interactive-based game component. A player is provided access and is entitled to participation in...
8285591 Method and apparatus for managing subscriptions  
A subscription system allows a customer to establish a subscription to a product with one or more retailers (e.g., by establishing the subscription through a controller or central system). In one...
8280776 System and method for using a rules module to process financial transaction data  
A transaction processing service operates as an intermediary between acquirers of financial transaction requests and issuing institutions that process the financial transaction requests. The...
8280786 Method and system for virtual representation of currency  
The invention relates to a method for representing a transfer of currency during a transaction. The method involves establishing a network connection with a computing device, receiving, from the...
8280775 Mobile kiosk system  
A restaurant system includes an electronic kiosk having opposed first and second sides. A first display is situated on the first side for use by the customer and a second display is situated on the...
8280761 Method of facilitating contact between a consumer and a requesting entity  
The invention provides a method of facilitating contact between a consumer and a requesting entity, with the method comprising the following steps. During an interaction with the consumer, the...
8272567 System and method for disputing individual items that are the subject of a transaction  
A system and method for disputing individual items that are the subject of a transaction includes storing, in a database, a record of a transaction in which a plurality of goods or services were...
8275664 Transaction system and method  
The present invention generally relates to cashless transactions. In particular, the present invention relates to methods (100) for conducting cashless transactions and systems (400, 500) for...
8270952 Open development system for access service providers  
Various embodiments are disclosed for a services policy communication system and method. In some embodiments, a software developers kit is provided for implementing a verifiable service processor...
8271789 System and method for managing usage authorizations based on the use of smart cards  
Disclosed is a system managing usage authorizations, comprising a central computer system, field devices and smart cards, wherein the system maintains databases containing all information relating...
8265989 Methods and apparatus to determine effects of promotional activity on sales  
Example systems, methods, processes, and apparatus for determining expected base sales for a product include obtaining sales data for a product sold at a point of sale location. The sales data can...
8266056 System and method for manufacturing a punch-out RFID transaction device  
The present invention relates to a process for producing an irregularly shaped Radio Frequency operable transaction device using conventional International Standards Organization dimensions for...
8260668 Extensible framework for supporting different modes of payments  
A method and system for providing an extensible framework for a POS application is provided. A POS application may be extended using a payment format add-in, a workflow add-in, a financial services...
8256672 Self-checkout terminal and control method therefore  
According to one embodiment, a self-checkout terminal includes a reading unit, a registration processing unit, a determining unit, a checking unit, and a settlement processing unit. The reading...
8260695 Secondary power meter for quarter-cycle power measurement and invoicing method  
The disclosed technology comprises a device and a method for accurately determining the amount of electrical energy utilized in a circuit with a quarter-cycle transformer and transducers operating...
8255500 Remotely configurable user device with physical user resources and interface  
A user device for interfacing predetermined external services provided by third party service providers to a user at a fixed location includes a processing platform running an operating system, a...
8255499 Remotely configurable user device for accessing a distributed transaction system  
A system for interfacing predetermined external services provided by service providers to a user at a fixed location includes a processing platform running an operating system and a plurality of...
8255581 Electronic device having physical switch to select functionality exposed to host computing device  
An electronic device has primary and secondary functionalities. The electronic device includes a physical switch to switch between a first mode and a second mode. The electronic device includes...
8255335 System and method to establish a PIN  
Disclosed are systems and methods for establishing a personal identification number (PIN). The systems and methods provide techniques to begin a remote session with a customer, prompt the customer...
8250187 Distributed transaction system  
A system for interfacing predetermined services to a user at a fixed location includes a processing platform running an operating system. Also included are a plurality of physical system resource...
8249935 Method and system for blocking confidential information at a point-of-sale reader from eavesdropping  
A method for point-of-sale transactions is disclosed. The method comprises a point-of-sale terminal receiving a confidential information from a portable electronic device over a contactless...
8249934 IMS network providing purchasing sessions to mobile devices that are located proximate to a business  
IMS networks and methods are disclosed for providing purchasing sessions to mobile devices that are located proximate to a business. IMS network includes an application server that provides...