Wallet consolidator to facilitate a transaction

  • US 7,708,198 B2
  • Filed: 10/31/2007
  • Issued: 05/04/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/29/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A wallet consolidator to warehouse information pertaining to at least one card and to retrieve the warehoused information to facilitate a transaction at a point-of-sale terminal positioned remote from the wallet consolidator, the wallet consolidator comprising:

  • a housing to be carried by a user;

    one or more input devices associated with the housing and being positioned to receive information, the information being associated with one or more of;

    at least one card and at least one electronic coupon, at least a portion of the information being received by one of the one or more input devices to thereby further enable a point-of-sale transaction, and the at least one card being selected from the group of;

    credit cards, debit cards, identification cards, coupons, and barcodes;

    memory associated with the housing and positioned to store at least a portion of the information received by the one or more input devices;

    a radio frequency wireless communication interface associated with the housing and positioned to communicate with a point-of-sale terminal thereby to provide the at least a portion of the information stored in the memory to the point-of-sale terminal;

    a display screen to display a menu of functions to a user, the functions including one or more of;

    adding card information, deleting card information, duplicating information, transferring information, moving cash, and accessing information; and

    a controller located internally within the housing, in communication with each of the one or more input devices, the memory, the display screen, and the wireless communication interface, and positioned to control input of the information into the memory of the wallet consolidator through the one or more input devices, display of the menu of functions to a user through the display screen, retrieval of the at least a portion of the information from the memory, and output of the at least a portion of the information stored in the memory through the radio frequency wireless communication interface to the point-of-sale terminal when a user selects the at least a portion of the information using one of the one or more input devices and positions the wallet consolidator in communication with the point-of-sale terminal to enable a point-of-sale transaction responsive to the point-of-sale terminal receiving the at least a portion of the information communicated thereto from the wallet consolidator to thereby facilitate a transaction at the point-of-sale terminal.

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