Commercial transaction system

  • US 5,661,284 A
  • Filed: 09/08/1995
  • Issued: 08/26/1997
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/13/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A commercial transaction system comprising:

  • a commercial transaction device including a fixed graphic figurecode uniquely corresponding to a device holder, said graphic figurecode having no discernable relationship to said device holder, said graphic figurecode being at least substantially non-alphanumeric;

    a computer system configured to store a stored electronic version of said graphic figurecode for said device holder and identification information for said device holder; and

    a data link operably coupling the commercial transaction device and the computer system, said data link comprising;

    a reader for the commercial transaction device adapted to access the graphic figurecode and transform said graphic figurecode into a read electronic version for comparison with the stored electronic version in said computer system; and

    an information terminal adapted for at least receiving information from the computer system.

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