07640185 is referenced by 52 patents and cites 124 patents.

A system and method for providing a fuel dispenser with radio frequency customer identification capabilities. The system and method determines whether a transponder containing customer identification data is within range of a dispenser, the dispenser requiring activation by the customer to initiate a transaction and including a reader associated therewith for emitting radio frequency signals within the dispenser range, and for receiving customer identification data from the transponder responsive to the emitted radio frequency signals received by the transponder. When the transponder is within range of the dispenser, an in-range indication is provided to the customer. A determination is made whether the dispenser has been activated by the customer following a determination that the transponder is within the dispenser range. Upon activation of the dispenser following the determination that the transponder is within the dispenser range, the customer identification data received by the reader is associated with a transaction at the activated dispenser, whereupon the transaction at the activated dispenser is permitted and charged to the customer according to the customer identification data. The system easily retrofits onto an existing, conventional fuel dispenser.

Title
Dispensing system and method with radio frequency customer identification
Application Number
9/224027
Publication Number
7640185 (B1)
Application Date
December 31, 1998
Publication Date
December 29, 2009
Inventor
Alex J Weyer
Borne
NL
Anne Tip
Den Hague
NL
Joseph Pearson
Cedar Park
TX, US
Robert A Lorentzen
Carrollton
TX, US
Scott D Larson
Lewisville
TX, US
Loek d Hont
Garland
TX, US
George A Holodak
Belton
TX, US
Andreas Hagl
Dachau
DE
Thomas Josef Flaxl
Dachau
DE
Bernard Barink
Dallas
TX, US
Deborah T Wilkins
Austin
TX, US
Jeffrey L Turner
Albuquerque
NM, US
Lloyd G Sargent
Elgin
TX, US
Karen Scott Guthrie
Oak Hill
VA, US
Geeta Bholanath Nadkarni
Austin
TX, US
Don Charles McCall
Round Rock
TX, US
Thomas L Mays
Austin
TX, US
Carl R Jacobs
Bertram
TX, US
Samuel S Hendricks
Pflugerville
TX, US
Joseph August Giordano
Centerville
VA, US
Agent
Fish & Richardson P C
Assignee
Texas Instruments Incorporated
TX, US
ExxonMobile Oil Corporation
VA, US
Dresser
TX, US
IPC
G06Q 40/00
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