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8874475 Method and system for managing and monitoring fuel transactions  
Fueling transactions (and other types of transactions) may be verified for legitimacy and validity by recording audio, video and/or images of the transaction as it occurs. The recordings may then...
8856228 System and method for comparison of physical entity attribute effects on physical environments through in part social networking service input  
A method includes, but is not limited to: obtaining status information about one or more physical attributes associated with one or more first physical entities and one or more second physical...
8768851 Visually distinguishing paid messages  
Electronic messages may be processed using a stamp authority by receiving an electronic message, identifying a stamp associated the message, determining if the stamp is valid, and, if the stamp is...
8719186 Historical utility consumption disaggregation  
A computer-implemented method for itemizing energy consumption to generate and present a utility consumption profile based on disaggregated historical utility consumption data is disclosed. The...
8719187 Electronic and mechanical system for automated or discretionay dosage of potable water at the particular intake level of each user  
The invention refers to the technical field of the water supply measurement and control systems. The invention may be installed at the water connection of a user before or after a meter, and...
8694168 Digital shower system and operating method for water monitoring information thereof  
A digital shower system contains a showering equipment including at least one first watering device and at least one second watering device; an input interface including a power key, a knob, an ok...
8520811 Method and apparatus for providing special call handling for valued customers of retailers  
The present invention enables users of a network service to register with the network as valued shoppers, thereby allowing them to receive specialized treatment when calling registered retailers....
8498920 Method and system for exchanging environmental savings acquired by use of alternative fuels  
A method and system to report the environmental benefits of consumers' purchases of alternative fuels. The system tracks and stores the purchases of customers from a vendor of alternative fuels....
8433471 Pre-filling vehicle data check  
A pre-filling vehicle data check method and system are disclosed herein. One example of the method includes receiving, at a financial institution, an authorization request from a filling station...
8429095 Fluid delivery control nozzle  
A fluid delivery nozzle for wireless communication to either an active or a passive device located on a vehicle and for wireless communication from the fluid delivery nozzle to a central location...
8429083 Messaging stamp authority  
Electronic messages may be processed using a stamp authority by receiving an electronic message, identifying a stamp associated the message, determining if the stamp is valid, and, if the stamp is...
8185420 Approximating cycle times within material flow network  
Approximating cycle times within a material flow network is disclosed. One embodiment includes assigning an approximate cycle time for completion of a part number PN within the material flow...
8162210 Water and drink mix vending machine  
A liquid and drink mix vending machine can vend both potable water and as an additional purchase option drink mixes (e.g., flavored drink mixes). The vending machine can include a liquid vending...
8019663 Transportation withdrawal and rebalance of cash handling device  
A method, apparatus, computer-readable medium and system are disclosed that provide for rebalancing/reallocating funds within a cash handling device. The cash handling device may include one or...
7970715 System and method for monitoring and controlling water distribution  
An electronic system for maintaining and controlling the use of water includes a control valve, an electronic water counter and a central computer connected to the water counter by wire, internet...
7928852 Wireless medical gases management system  
The present invention generally provides methods and systems for managing a medical gas system by using wireless sensors located at the point of use. In one embodiment, a wireless sensor is fixed...
7734441 Method and device for measuring and controlling the amount of flow/volume of liquid pumped/transferred by an electro-pump  
Disclosed is a method and system for measuring and controlling an amount of flow and volume of liquid fluid and/or electrical energy consumed by an electro-pump. The method and system obtains a...
7734252 System and method for wireless transactions  
A system and method for using a consumer wireless device in retail transactions utilizes a fixed communication device that functions as a base station for the consumer wireless device. The fixed...
7707125 Utility management system and method  
Disclosed are a system and method for controlling a water supply system having at least one pump and at least one storage facility. Also disclosed are a system and method of establishing a pumping...
7647136 Method and apparatus for enhancing operation of a fluid transport pipeline  
The present application is directed to an apparatus and method of managing transport of fluid commodities in a pipeline network. The method includes obtaining operational settings, which include...
7376495 Fuel information messaging system  
A fueling agent operates a fueling agent client device for collecting and generating transaction data relating to a fueling transaction. The fueling agent client device transmits the transaction...
7331389 Re-use of recovered treating fluid  
Treating fluid production and subterranean formation treating methods as well as treating fluid compositions that reuse at least part of a prior treating fluid, particularly a fluid having one or...
7162459 Method and system for estimating weights of mailpieces  
A weight estimating system for estimating the weight of a mailpiece and a postage metering system including such a weight estimating system. The weight estimating system includes a measuring...
6965872 Systems, methods and computer program products for facilitating the sale of commodity-like goods/services  
The invention provides systems and methods for facilitating the sale of commodity-like goods/services. The commodity-like goods/services at which the invention is directed, are of a type that are...
6869013 Systems and methods for the identification and displaying of information  
A user identifies themselves to an information display device using, for example, an identification-carrying device that contains a unique identification code. The identification code is...
6697705 Fuel dispensing method for refueling from master and satellite dispensers  
A control system for a fuel dispensing system and a method for simultaneously refueling from at least two fuel dispensers to provide a single transaction total wherein the two fuel dispensers are...
6553353 Advanced metering system enabling regulation and billing of utilities by third party interagent  
A power metering apparatus provides utility services to a customer's facility when the customer prepays or makes other sufficient advance payment assurances. This apparatus is inserted between the...
6527020 Oil supply station system  
An oil supply station system of the present invention includes a plurality of oil supply apparatuses standing within an oil supply station, and each having at a body case thereof a self-service...
6488057 Fueling system  
A fueling system to be provided in a gas station is disclosed, which comprises at least one fueling machine, and a data input/output unit, the data input/output unit being movable in a required...
6481627 Fleet refueling method and system  
A system and method for facilitating delivery of fuel to a customer site with a delivery truck. A hand-held device captures an identifier specific to the given customer. A zero flow of fuel being...
6470288 Dispenser with updatable diagnostic system  
A remote adjustable fuel dispenser for dispenser diagnostics and remote telecommunication. The fuel dispenser contains a remote communication system for communication between the fuel dispenser...
6390151 Automated fueling system with remote service facility to operate multiple refueling stations  
A central system controller located at a remote service facility performs the centralized processing of the various refueling transaction requests originating from a network of service station...
6374870 Fuel dispensing nozzle  
A gasoline refueling nozzle (3) includes a system for preventing theft of gasoline by leaving without payment after refueling. The nozzle communicates both ways with a chip (7) on the car and a...
6367516 Method of providing automated remote control of the operation of multiple refueling stations  
A central system controller located at a remote service facility performs the centralized processing of the various refueling transaction requests originating from a network of service station...
6370488 System for monitoring fluid distribution and associated methods  
A system and associated methods for monitoring fluid distribution for heavy duty vehicles are provided. The system preferably includes a first handheld radio frequency (“RF”) data communications...
6339736 System and method for the distribution of automotive services  
A system for the distribution of services, includes a computer device within a vehicle, a vehicle monitoring system coupled to the computer device, a communication system coupled to the computer...
6327541 Electronic energy management system  
An electronic energy management system is suitable for use with an energy distribution network that provides energy from an energy resource to user sites. A plurality of energy usage meters, at...
6209592 Self-closing cap for the filling neck of a container  
A self-closing cap for the filling neck of a container, the self-closing cap having integral therewith a smart card having a container coil antenna for communicating with a supply station coil...
6182893 Customer retail apparatus having multiple card reader capability  
A system for recording a credit or debit transaction on a fuel dispensing apparatus. The system comprises a primary card reader (PCR) for receiving data from a magnetic strip card situated on the...
6158618 Control circuit for multi-product fuel dispenser  
A control circuit array for controlling operation of a plurality of multi-product fuel dispensers ("MPDs") in response to control inputs from a control input source. The control circuit array...
6161100 System for billing individual units of a multi-unit building for water use and for water related energy use  
A system for billing individual units of a multi-unit building for water use or water related energy use wherein the multi-unit building is supplied water from a common source and the individual...
6157871 Fuel dispensing system preventing customer drive-off  
The present invention provides a fuel dispensing system comprising a fuel dispenser associated with a control system adapted to detect a drive-off when fuel is delivered and not paid for, and...
6119110 Measuring device, particularly for fuel pumps  
Measuring device, particularly for fuel pumps in service stations, comprising a pulser equipped with a microprocessor unit and an electronic head equipped with a microprocessor unit, in which...
6089284 Preconditioning a fuel dispensing system using a transponder  
A fuel dispensing system for providing dual-stage preconditioning and authentication for enhancing a fueling transaction. The system includes a fuel dispenser associated with a control system and...
6087954 System for enabling handicapped individuals to use gasoline dispensers  
A system for assisting handicapped individuals in operating gasoline dispensers which includes a transponder in which data is stored according to the specific gasoline requirements of the...
6078850 Method and apparatus for fuel management and for preventing fuel spillage  
A management system for a vehicle having a commodity storage region and traveling along a path having a plurality of geographically-distributed commodity replenishing stations, includes a sensor...
6070156 Providing transaction estimates in a fueling and retail system  
The present invention provides pre-transaction estimates of the amount of fuel required to fill a vehicle's tank along with the estimated total cost of filling the vehicle's tank. The invention...
6055521 Unattended automated system for selling and dispensing fluids, with change-dispensing capability  
A system for selling and dispensing of fluids, with change-making capability permits and the unattended sale and dispensing of motor fuels. The system may be incorporated either directly into a...
5944069 Fueling nozzle for an automated fuel management system, components therefor and methods of making the same  
A fueling nozzle having a rotatable locking ring adjacent its discharge end and adapted for mating with and being secured to a fuel receiving tank adapter at a common datum line has a receiving...
5926097 Fueling system  
A fueling system composed of plurality of fueling units; a control unit mainly for controlling signals transmitted from the fueling units, settling accounts, and indicating fueling states indoors;...
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