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1. (WO2013118083) A METHOD FOR OPTICALLY DECODING A DEBIT OR CREDIT CARD

Pub. No.:    WO/2013/118083    International Application No.:    PCT/IB2013/051033
Publication Date: Fri Aug 16 01:59:59 CEST 2013 International Filing Date: Fri Feb 08 00:59:59 CET 2013
IPC: G06Q 20/32
G06Q 30/06
Applicants: SCIENTIFIC GAMES HOLDINGS LIMITED
IRWIN, JR., Kenneth, Earl
STANEK, Ph.D., Edward, J.
HUNTLEY, William, J.
Inventors: IRWIN, JR., Kenneth, Earl
STANEK, Ph.D., Edward, J.
HUNTLEY, William, J.
Title: A METHOD FOR OPTICALLY DECODING A DEBIT OR CREDIT CARD
Abstract:
A method for collecting and transmitting information desired for a commercial transaction from a debit or credit card uses a processor configured with optical character recognition (OCR) capability. At least one optica! image of the debit or credit card is collected by the processor. The edges of the card are algorithmically defined from the collected image. Predefined offsets are applied to the algorithmically defined edges of the debit or credit card to algorithmically locate an area in the collected image having the desired transactional data. The transactional data within the located area is encoded and transmitted for further processing of the commercial transaction.