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Robert J Hoss: Radio frequency activated charge card. American Express Company, Snell & Wilmer, May 2, 1995: US05412192 (264 worldwide citation)

A system for changing the activation status of a selected data card such as a charge card by broadcasting an appropriate RF signal. An antenna embedded in the card detects and decodes the signal, and operates a transducer which changes the card appearance, alters magnetic stripe information, or alte ...


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Robert J Hoss, Frank S Woo, Andrew Rouse, Imran H Qidwai: Integrated multimedia messaging system. International Business Machines Corporation, Kudirka & Jobse, September 14, 1999: US05951638 (137 worldwide citation)

An integrated messaging system uses existing messaging equipment to receive, store, retrieve and manage messages in media types and formats appropriate to each existing system using protocols which are specific to that system. Two or more systems are tightly coupled in that a message received in one ...


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Robert J Hoss: Meter rotor rotation optical sensor. Rockwell International Corporation, Howard R Greenberg, H Fredrick Hamann, April 27, 1982: US04327362 (42 worldwide citation)

Electrical consumption registered in a watthour meter is converted into an electrical analog suitable for transmission to a remote monitoring site by reflecting light off the watthour meter rotor, the light being periodically interrupted during each rotor rotation by a darkened light absorbing area ...