Vehicle violation enforcement system and method
A PDA device is used to record the ID of a vehicle boot RFID tag and to transmit to the tag and to a host entity violation data such as summons number, license...
Portable device-based shopping checkout
The present invention provides portable-device based store checkout. Specifically, a portable device is configured for store checkout. When the shopper obtains...
Method and apparatus for promoting the selection and use of a transaction
One embodiment of the present invention provides for detecting a physical change at a transaction card, and, in response to detecting the physical change...
Fraud prevention in issuance of identification credentials
According to one aspect, the detailed technology concerns assessment of the fraud risk presented by an applicant for a driver's license, based on a particular...
Method for playing a request on a player device
The present invention relates to a method for playing a request on a player device. The method includes the step of transmitting a pen stroke corresponding to a...
Automated banking machine that operates responsive to data bearing records
An automated banking machine operates to carry out financial transfers responsive to data read form data bearing records. The machine includes a card reader...
Payment system and methods
Disclosed are payment system and methods.
Card activated cash dispensing automated banking machine firmware
A card activated cash dispensing automated banking machine is provided which is operative to authenticate firmware in at least one hardware device of the...
System for biometric security using a fob
The present invention discloses a system and methods for biometric security using biometrics in a transponder-reader system. The biometric security system also...
Device and method for contact information exchange
A method and device exchanging contact information on an electronic device. Contact information is obtained from a contact by scanning a barcode using an...
Article having an embedded accessible storage member, apparatus and method
for using same
A portable card adapted to interact with a data processing station when the portable card and the data processing station are moved relative to each other is...
Apparatus for secure postal and parcel receipt and storage
A receptacle for secure mail and parcel receipt and storage. The receptacle includes a top which provides a roof for the receptacle, a base, and a housing...
Dual dispensing container
A container of the present invention is designed for shipping and holding various items. The container is formed from a blank of a material, such as corrugated...
Method of reducing wire bond profile height in integrated circuits mounted
to circuit boards
A method of profiling a wire bond between a contact pad on a die, and a conductor on a supporting structure, by electrically connecting the contact pad on the...
Method of welding tubular components
Two tubular components (10, 14) are provided with integral end caps (11, 15). The end caps (11, 15) are placed in abutting relationship and are held together...
Reflow furnace and heater for blowing hot air
A reflow furnace using a conventional heater for blowing hot air has difficulty in reducing .DELTA.t and in stabilizing the oxygen concentration at a low level....
Wave soldering bath
In a conventional wave soldering bath, the bottom surface of a bath body in a position which is below the inlet of a duct underwent erosion by molten solder and...
External deburring of welded pipe
An external weld bead is removed and processed from a welded pipe traveling in a downstream direction. The weld bead is separated from the pipe, allowed to flow...
Surgical instrument having an asymmetric dynamic clamping member
A surgical instrument is disclosed. The surgical instrument includes a handle assembly, a drive assembly, an endoscopic portion, a pair of jaw members, a...
Crimp and release of suture holding buttress material
A mechanism is provided for crimping and releasing a suture securing a strip of buttress material to an end effector. The mechanism includes a retention member...
Endocutter with staple feed
A surgical endocutter may include an end effector, at least one feeder belt that extends at least partially into the end effector; and two or more staples,...
A nose casting assembly for a pneumatic fastener includes a body having a driver channel formed therein for receiving a driver blade. The body includes a first...
Beach equipment carrying apparatus
The present invention is a beach equipment carrying apparatus which is used to carry various items needed and used when visiting a beach or similar location....
Adjustable gun sling
A gun sling for carrying a rifle or shotgun is adjustable to serve either as a bungee sling or a fixed-length, non-stretch sling. In a preferred embodiment this...
Sock applying device
A sock applying device for helping a user put a sock on his feet comprising a first extension pole; a second extension pole; a first connector pole and a second...
A pump for a liquid cosmetic product dispenser including a body defining a metering chamber provided with an admission orifice at the bottom and having an...
Wearable disinfecting gel dispenser
Provided is a wearable fluid dispenser including a reusable holster and a disposable cartridge containing fluid, wherein the cartridge is made of material...
Beverage tap plug
The present invention relates to a beverage tap plug for occupying and disinfecting, cleaning, or sanitizing a faucet opening of a beverage tap. The beverage...
Sliding and tilting heated fluid dispenser having an insulated product
package roller and holder
An apparatus for dispensing a flowable product from a product package through a dispensing outlet at or above a preset elevated temperature is disclosed. In one...
Methods and apparatus for dispensing solid pharmaceutical articles
An apparatus for dispensing pharmaceutical articles includes a housing assembly and an adjustment system. The housing assembly includes a first inlet wall and a...
Medicine container with single pill dispenser
A pill dispensing cap that secures to a conventional pill container. The pill dispensing cap has a lower cap, a pill discharge port, and a spring loaded...
Adjustable storage rack for a vending machine
A vending machine includes at least one width-adjustable storage rack, the storage rack having a fixed wall and a movable wall connected to the fixed wall by at...
Lid lock mechanism
An exemplary lid lock mechanism (20) includes a main body (22) and a lid (24). Two resilient hooks (222) and two resisting portions (224) are formed on an inner...
Flow control device
A flow control device includes a hood, a ball valve, a sealing ring, and a handle. The ball valve is movably received in an interior receiving space of the hood...
Joint compound container
A joint compound container has two opposing end walls, and a body having a generally trough shape formed from two planar side walls separated from one another...
Gardener's waste can
A gardener's waste can includes a frusto-conical container having a flexible sidewall, a closed bottom end and an open top end defining a circular rim. An...
Protective case for portable electronic devices
A protective device for portable electronic device includes a first housing, a second housing and a connecting strap. One end of the connecting strap is...
Litter bin with pivotal lid and automatic latching mechanism
A litter bin includes a lid hingeably connected to a container. Opposite the hinge, a latch selectively secures the lid to the container. The latch includes a...
A hermetic storage system for storing wipes is provided. The hermetic storage system may include a flexible container, a first member, a second member, and a...
Container closure and closing cap having contoured bail handles
A unitary threaded closing cap for a closure includes a body having a sidewall and a top panel and at least one bail handle unitarily joined to the top panel...
Container with cover
A soft-sided insulated container assembly with a removable thermal storage member mounted therein. The container has a first portion and a second portion. The...
A storage system for storing a plurality of fluids or other goods has a plurality of containers adapted to fit within a receptacle. Each of the containers has...
Dispensing closure with tamper evident device
A dispensing closure having a tamper evident device. The closure having a spout positionable between an open position and a closed position relative to a...
Ratchet push and turn child resistant closure
A child resistant closure having a ratchet push and turn mechanism. The ratchet push and turn mechanism includes an over cap disposed over an under cap, each...
Plastic container and closure and system and method of making the same
A plastic container and closure and method of making the same. The container can include a solid bottom end, an outer sidewall extending from the solid bottom...
Container provided with a pressure equalization opening
A process for producing a container comprising an outer container, an inner bag disposed therein and a pressure equalisation opening disposed in the outer...
Display fixture accessories
A merchandising system includes a display fixture placed on a floor in a retail environment. The display fixture includes a first end piece resting supported on...
Product display highlighter
A product display highlighter has a product carrier body for containing and displaying product, and which is configured to fit with a relatively larger display...
Method and apparatus for marketing greeting cards in display fixtures
A greeting card display includes an upper tier and a lower tier positioned below the upper tier. The upper and lower tiers include multiple rows of pockets for...
Bed frame display unit
A mattress display is provided. The mattress display includes a base frame built of angle bars for supporting a mattress. A handle mounted to the base frame...