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Geoffrey B Rhoads: Methods for surveying dissemination of proprietary empirical data. Digimarc Corporation, Klarquist Sparkman Campbell Leigh & Whinston, January 19, 1999: US05862260 (820 worldwide citation)

An automated system checks networked computers, such as computers on the internet, for watermarked audio, video, or image data. A report listing the location of such audio, video or image data is generated, and provided to the proprietor(s) thereof identified by the watermark information.


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Robert S Wallerstein: Programmable credit card. Larson and Taylor, December 17, 1996: US05585787 (523 worldwide citation)

A programmable credit card enables accessing of a selected one of a plurality of different credit accounts with the same or different credit card companies through communication with a clearing house for the credit accounts while providing important anti-fraud features. The credit card provides mean ...


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Robert S Wallerstein: Programmable transaction card. Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, September 21, 1999: US05955961 (450 worldwide citation)

A programmable transaction card enables accessing a selected one of a plurality of different accounts with the same or different financial institutions through communication with an authorization center while providing important anti-fraud features. The transaction card includes a keyboard for selec ...


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Powell Robert D, Nitzberg Mark J: Method and system for digital image signatures.. Interactive Home Systems, February 2, 1994: EP0581317-A2 (396 worldwide citation)

A method and system for embedding signatures within visual images in both digital representation and print or film. A signature is inseparably embedded within the visible image, the signature persisting through image transforms that include resizing as well as conversion to print or film and back to ...


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Bo Lofberg: Method and apparatus for marking the information content of an information carrying signal. Frishauf Holtz Goodman & Woodward, June 17, 1986: US04595950 (327 worldwide citation)

An information signal (INF) which is transmitted in coded form (CINF) from a signal source (RC) to a signal receiver (4, 5) is decoded at the receiver and at the same time marked (MINF) by the introduction of an identification information (ID) which is characteristic of the receiver or its possessor ...


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Charles J Stimson, Brady S Beshear: Telephone pre-paid calling card system and method. Call Processing, David H Judson, April 23, 1996: US05511114 (321 worldwide citation)

A pre-paid calling card system enables customers to access a telephone network and obtain long distance telephone service. The system includes four main functional components: a plurality of calling cards, a host computer, a plurality of on-site activation terminals and a call processor. Each of the ...


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Charles J Stimson, Brady S Beshear: Pre-paid card system and method. Call Processing, Merchant Gould Smith Edell Welter & Schmidt P A, February 24, 1998: US05721768 (316 worldwide citation)

A pre-paid card system enables customers to make purchases using an authorized card. The system includes four main functional components: a plurality of cards, a host computer, a plurality of on-site activation terminals and a main processor. Each of the cards having a security number associated the ...


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John C Schmitt, Dale R Setlak: Portable telecommunication device including a fingerprint sensor and related methods. Authentec, Allen Doppelt Milbrath & Gilchrist P A, July 11, 2000: US06088585 (281 worldwide citation)

A portable telecommunication device includes a radio transceiver within a portable housing, a fingerprint sensor carried by the housing, and an authorizing feature for permitting use of the radio transceiver based upon the fingerprint sensor sensing a fingerprint of an authorized user. The authorizi ...


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David J A Riach, Richard J Longmore, John N Eccles: Document transaction apparatus. NCR Corporation, Michael Chan, May 12, 1998: US05751842 (252 worldwide citation)

A self-service financial document processing terminal (10) accepts from a user a document (100) to be processed for a financial transaction such as depositing a cheque or paying a bill. After processing, the terminal (10) issues a receipt slip (300) to the user containing printed details of the tran ...


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James Nahill, David Wilz, Thomas Amundsen, Dwight Franz, Mark Hernandez, Shane Michael Edmonds, Sarah Gloeckner, John Beiler, Mark Meagher, James A Cairns, Glenn Alan Cavanaugh: Scanner with wake-up mode. Metrologic Instruments, Additon Higgins Pendleton & Ashe P A, November 26, 2013: US08590789 (234 worldwide citation)

An indicia reader system includes an indicia reader provided at a point of transaction; a controller for controlling power to the indicia reader; a detector for detecting a customer, item or shopping cart at the point of transaction and providing an indication signal to the controller of the presenc ...