Enhanced vehicle identification card
A vehicle identification card is provided to an insured that includes proof of automotive insurance information and charge account information. The card may...
Merchandise registration processing system
When obtaining an ID code from a user who holds out an arm to a corresponding merchandise in a noncontact manner, respective information terminal devices accept...
Method and apparatus for coupon management and redemption
The present invention provides a system for the electronic management and redemption of coupons. The system includes an integrated coupon card comprising a...
System and method for mass transit merchant payment
Methods, systems and computer program products are provided for enabling payment of transit system fees using a financial transaction instrument. Entry is...
Site-specific access management
A system for ensuring access management of a given site by providing integrated and comprehensive assessment of persons, livestock or objects that are given...
Stored value card transaction control systems and methods
A gift card processing system which includes a database storing interval information representing a required interval between transactions using the gift card....
Cardholder localization based on transaction data
Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, for cardholder localization based on transaction data. In general, a determination of one or more...
Dual purpose card reader
The present invention provides for a compact, portable POS terminal through the co-location of a magnetic card slot and a smart card entry slot. In one...
Automated banking machine
An automated banking machine (10) operates responsive to data read from data bearing records to cause financial transfers. The machine includes a user interface...
Method and system to create and distribute excess funds from consumer
The present invention provides a system for accumulating credits from a customer account belonging to the customer and managed by an institution and placing the...
System and method for checkless cash advance settlement
A method for conducting a checkless cash advance settlement is provided, including the following steps: (1) a customer initiates a Debit or Credit POS...
Cash handling device having integrated controller
A cash recycler or other currency handling device includes an integrated controller located within the cash recycler. The integrated controller provides...
Automatic settlement of user account with creditor from transaction kiosk
A transaction kiosk collects cash from a user and then electronically negotiates with the user's creditor to settle a balance on an account with the creditor....
Cash payment for remote transactions
Methods coordinate payment for a remote transaction with a first party. An identification of the first party is received at a host system. Acknowledgment of...
Systems and methods of production, distribution, logistics, and printing
Systems and methods for the production, distribution, logistics and printing of lottery tickets are disclosed. A central server provides a ticket combination...
Insulated beverage container
The insulated beverage container is a container, such as a coffee cup, providing thermal insulation for the user's hand. The container includes a vertically...
Stacking strength carton with an easy opening feature
This invention relates to a carton having improved structural integrity and stacking strength. The carton is formed from a paperboard blank so it has reinforced...
Bulk container for liquid and semi-liquid fluid
A bulk container for storing, shipping and dispensing liquid and semi-liquid fluids comprises a bin having a sidewall, a closed bottom, and an open top. The...
Material-saving pizza box
A pizza box and blank having a unique cover-locking structure comprising (a) a tab extending from a front end edge of a panel of a side wall assembly and (b) a...
Bulk container for liquid and semi-liquid fluid
A bulk container for fluid materials comprises a bin having a plurality of interconnected sidewall panels, a closed bottom, and an open top. A rim around the...
Electronic component mounting method
By an electronic component mounting method for electrically connecting bumps to board electrodes, in a contact process for placing a thermosetting resin in a...
Method of wire bond encapsulation profiling
A method for profiling a bead of encapsulant extending along an edge of a die mounted to a supporting structure, by depositing a bead of encapsulant onto wire...
Process for applying material to a component, a fiber and a fiber mat
Short fibers in a solder or a welding material often do not have the desired strength. Fiber mats that are introduced onto a surface or into a recess of a...
Method for manufacturing sealed battery
A sealed battery includes an ultrasonic fusion process whereby layers of a positive electrode substrate exposed portion are ultrasonically fused to form a...
Methods and apparatus for integrated circuit ball bonding with
substantially perpendicular wire bond profiles
Techniques for ball bonding wires in an integrated circuit are provided which allow formation of desired wire bond profile shapes for optimal performance. A...
Friction stir welding machine and friction stir welding tool
A friction stir welding machine is provided that is adapted to perform solid phase welding on a welding portion of materials to be welded, by pressing a welding...
Surgical cutting and stapling device
The present invention, in accordance with various embodiments thereof, relates to a surgical device for at least one of cutting and stapling a section of...
Anastomosis instrument and method for performing same
A surgical instrument for creating an anastomosis includes a housing, a handle extending from the housing and a fastener support member extending distally from...
Profile lifter for a nailer
A driving tool that includes a frame, a motor assembly and a resilient member. The motor assembly is coupled to the frame and includes an electric motor, a...
Anti-sway apparatus for a rack arrangement
A bicycle carrier rack mountable to a vehicle and having a load bearing arm, the arm having an attachment member on its underside having a locking portion. An...
Energy gel pack clamping fixture
The energy gel pack clamping fixture is a device used for fixably securing multiple gel packs in a central and convenient location about the horizontal tube...
Cargo rack apparatus for boat towers
A cargo rack apparatus for removable attachment to a boat, such as to the vertical supports of a wakeboard boat tower. One embodiment includes one or more...
Rifle holder device
A rifle holder device for supporting a rifle in a position that is easy to grab for taking a shot is described. The holder device lets a hunter or shooting...
Roping belt equipped with an improved equipment-carrying device
A roping belt comprises a lining structure, and an equipment-carrying device achieved by means of a continuous cord fixed by seams along the lining structure...
Health care system
The present invention relates to a health care system comprised of a sock aide, a reacher and a shoe horn. The sock aide is removably coupled to the reacher by...
Upgraded ironing machine for ironing trousers
Upgraded ironing machine, particularly for ironing trousers, comprising a supporting structure (2) of at least two substantially vertical pressing plates (3),...
Plastic aerosol container and method of manufacturing same
A container (1) for dispensing a pressurised product and a method for manufacturing the container. The container (1) includes a body (2), a collar (3) and a...
Powder feed system
A fine powder is reliably dispensed from a hopper into containers on a moving conveyor belt with the assistance of a powder feed system. The hopper serves as a...
In-store combined sample dispenser and merchandising product display
A combined sample dispenser and merchandising unit product display and related method is provided herein. Included is an elongate tray having a first end and a...
Refrigerator and method of controlling the same
Disclosed are a refrigerator for discharging water contained in a water tank when a predetermined time has passed to supply fresh water to a user and a method...
One-gallon hot and cold water dispenser and associated method
A hot and cold water dispenser includes a base unit that has an open top end and a closed bottom end respectively. The base unit is formed from rigid material...
A beverage dispenser provides numerous inventive features in its refrigeration system, diluent delivery system, concentrate delivery system, mixing and...
A container (20) has a body (22) having a body opening (40). A spout fitment (24) is mounted within the body opening. A cap (26) has: a sidewall (120); a web...
Fuel gas or some other kind of fluid is stored in a collapsible metallic bag that is attached to a valve and is stored inside a rigid outer container. Between...
Sanitary threaded rod lid dispenser
A dispensing device for beverage cup lid which prevents excessive human contact with the lid prior to insertion upon the beverage cup, the device providing an...
Capsule dispensing apparatus
The present invention refers to an apparatus for dispensing capsules, preferably single-use, disposable capsules for the production of beverages, brews and the...
Circumferential sleeve for holding a food container upright
One aspect of the present invention discloses a circumferential sleeve made from a single pre-cut blank with no additional material (other than adhesive) added...
According to the invention a drinking vessel (10) comprises a generally cylindrical container (11) adapted to contain liquid and a generally cylindrical lid...
Joint compound container
A joint compound container including a body having a generally trough shape formed from two opposing planar side walls separated from one another by a planar...
Plastic container including a grip feature
A blow molded, hollow plastic container including two opposed, relatively longer sidewall portions which alternate with two opposed, relatively shorter sidewall...