Portable handheld device for wireless order entry and real time payment authorization and related methods

  • US 7,721,969 B2
  • Filed: 04/21/2006
  • Issued: 05/25/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/21/2005
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A portable handheld device for wireless order entry and real time payment authorization comprising:

  • a housing;

    a display carried by said housing;

    an order entry input device carried by said housing;

    a transaction card input device carried by said housing for reading user sensitive information from a transaction card;

    a wireless transceiver carried by said housing; and

    a processor carried by said housing and connected to said display, order entry input device, transaction card input device and wireless transceiver forwirelessly sending input order information,encrypting and wirelessly sending the user sensitive information from the transaction card without storing and without displaying the user sensitive information, andwirelessly receiving and displaying payment authorization information based upon real time authorization from a transaction card issuing entity.

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