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Storage medium, content providing apparatus, and control method

A computer is caused to execute processing that detects that viewing is being performed for a book that is provided for reading on which details corresponding to a predetermined story are printed and that is registered in advance; processing that, for a target book for which it is detected that viewing is being performed, identifies a progression position in the viewing in a story corresponding to the book; and processing that starts presentation of binocular stereoscopic content associated with the progression position in the viewing that is identified.. . ... Square Inc

Third-party access to secure hardware

Integrating third-party applications and native applications allows platform designers to provide greater services than otherwise would be available. This integration can increase security, provide more features, and give users a better experience with devices. ... Square Inc

Third-party access to secure hardware

Integrating third-party applications and native applications allows platform designers to provide greater services than otherwise would be available. This integration can increase security, provide more features, and give users a better experience with devices. ... Square Inc

Predictive data object acquisition and processing

A payment terminal such as a payment reader may receive and form electrical connections with an electronic transaction card such as an emv chip card. The payment terminal may provide power to the electronic transaction card and engage in communications with the electronic transaction card. ... Square Inc

Partial data object acquisition and processing

A payment terminal such as a payment reader may receive and form electrical connections with an electronic transaction card such as an emv chip card. The payment terminal may provide power to the electronic transaction card and initiate communications with the electronic transaction card. ... Square Inc

Video game processing program and video game processing system

The present invention allows a processing load for carrying out matching of a plurality of users who satisfy a predetermined condition with each other to be reduced. The user is arranged for every attribute to carry out the matching. ... Square Inc

Merchant platform

Introduced here is a technology that enables a merchant to create customer-targeted, customized digital receipts by use of a merchant platform executing on a financial service system. The merchant platform generates feature programs for incorporating in a digital receipt based on customer segmentation. ... Square Inc

Fraud detection in portable payment readers

A payment reader and a pos terminal may communicate over a wireless connection. The methods and systems include receiving, from pos terminal, a request for establishing a network connection with the payment card reader. ... Square Inc

Anticipatory creation of point-of-sale data structures

Techniques and arrangements for analyzing previous tickets of a customer at different merchants—specifying interactions of the customer at the different merchants—to determine subsequent recommendations to send to a particular merchant in real-time when the customer is located at the particular merchant. Other techniques and arrangements facilitate annotation of merchant tickets by the merchants to enrich the data maintained by the tickets and, in some instances, to enhance the described real-time recommendations. ... Square Inc

System for global point-of-sale capabilities

Techniques for enabling transactions via a payment processing service for a merchant that is currently located outside of a particular region that the merchant utilizes the payment processing service for processing card-present transactions is described. A server associated with the payment processing service may receive, from a point-of-sale (pos) system, first payment data to satisfy a cost of a transaction between a customer and the merchant and may determine that the pos system is currently located outside of a region where the merchant utilizes the payment processing service to perform card-present transactions. ... Square Inc

Apparatus and system for cleaning paint masking devices

A paint removal apparatus for cleaning paint from masking devices includes a support base having a plurality of engagement features that are each configured to securely engage at least one paint masking device. A spray nozzle is aimed in a fixed direction toward the support base and configured for spraying a pressurized stream of water at a desired velocity that removes paint from an exterior surface of at least one of the masking devices engaged at the support base. ... Square Inc

Video game processing program, video game processing system and video game processing method

A video game processing program product causes a user terminal to realize functions to control progress of a video game in response to an operation of a user. The functions include: an updating function configured to update a position of a character on a virtual space on the basis of a moving operation by a user; a first displaying function configured to display a normal screen corresponding to the user on the basis of an update result; a second displaying function configured to display a photographing screen, on which an object other than a user character carries out a photographing action when the photographing operation is carried out, on the basis of a photographing operation; and a storing function configured to store at least a part of the photographing screen in a predetermined storage region on the basis of a storing operation.. ... Square Inc

Video game processing apparatus and video game processing program product

A video game processing apparatus stores music information indicating music, the music being constructed by a plurality of tracks, the music being reproduced with plural kinds of reproducing styles by reproducing an arbitrary combination of one or two or more tracks; stores music reproducing style information, the music reproducing style information indicating a reproducing style of music according to a game point value; starts reproduction with a reproducing style according to the game point value; reproduces the music indicated by the music information; updates the game point value in accordance with a progress status of the video game; refers to the updated game point value and the music reproducing style information to determine whether the reproducing style of the reproduced music is to be updated or not; and updates the reproducing style of the reproduced music to a reproducing style according to the updated game point value.. . ... Square Inc

Automated fraud detection for point-of-sale devices

Techniques and arrangements for detecting potentially fraudulent transactions made on a point-of-sale (pos) device. In some instances, the pos device may upload a batch of authorization requests corresponding to transactions made on the pos device while the pos device was in an offline mode. ... Square Inc

05/31/18 / #20180150825

Appointment and payment handling

An appointment and payment handling system may operate to handle payments for appointments based on user locations at times associated with appointments. The appointment and payment handling system may determine if a location of a customer device associated with a customer associated with an appointment matches a location associated with the appointment. ... Square Inc

05/31/18 / #20180150823

Payment application initiated generation of payment instruments

In some examples, a system and method for generating a payment instrument are described. The method includes receiving a unique signature that a recipient intends to associate with the payment instrument; verifying that the received feature meets an acceptability criterion; generating a representation of the received signature, wherein the representation is in a form capable of being physically associated with the payment instrument, and wherein association is established by embedding or exposing the representation on the payment instrument; and causing physical generation of the payment instrument having associated therewith the representation of the signature.. ... Square Inc

05/31/18 / #20180150818

Determining languages for a multilingual interface

In some examples, a merchant device at a point of sale (pos) location may present information to a merchant in a first language preferred by the merchant, and may present information to a buyer in a second language preferred by the buyer. The merchant device may switch between the different languages in response to detecting a change in the physical orientation of a display. ... Square Inc

05/31/18 / #20180150817

Point of sale system having a customer terminal and a merchant terminal

A point of sale system includes a merchant terminal and a customer terminal. The merchant terminal is configured to display a user interface (ui) window on the merchant terminal. ... Square Inc

05/31/18 / #20180150815

Determining languages for a multilingual interface

In some examples, a merchant device at a point of sale (pos) location may present information to a merchant in a first language preferred by the merchant, and may present information to a buyer in a second language preferred by the buyer. The merchant device may switch between the different languages in response to detecting a change in the physical orientation of a display. ... Square Inc

05/31/18 / #20180150807

Item-level information collection for interactive payment experience

Disclosed is a technology for collecting item-level transaction information for interactive payment experience. According to one embodiment, a merchant server can maintain a database including the information of financial accounts having a particular classification. ... Square Inc

05/31/18 / #20180147489

Game device, method for controlling game device

In a state in which operation input for causing a first game character to move is being inputted by a user, the first game character is caused to move in response to the operation input, and the first game character is caused, during the movement, to perform an action that artificial intelligence decided as an action that the first game character is to perform in relation to a second game character. In a state in which the operation input is not being inputted by a user, the first game character is caused to perform an action that artificial intelligence decided as an action that the first game character is to perform in relation to the second game character.. ... Square Inc

05/24/18 / #20180144507

Image processing method and computer-readable medium

A computer readable medium and an image processing method implemented by a computer processor, for determining a color value for a given pixel of a current frame. The method comprises: selecting, by the computer processor, coordinates of a sample position within the given pixel of the current frame; determining, by the computer processor, a present color value for said sample position coordinates; blending, by the computer processor, the computed color value with a color value for at least one pixel of a previous frame, the at least one pixel of the previous frame including a pixel related to the given pixel; and storing in a memory the blended color value for the given pixel of the frame. ... Square Inc

05/24/18 / #20180140951

Computer-readable recording medium, computer apparatus, image display method

A three-dimensional virtual space is photographed by a virtual camera to generate a first image and a second image different from the first image. The first image synchronously displays the state of the virtual space, and the second image is displayed asynchronously with the first image. ... Square Inc

05/10/18 / #20180130033

Acquisition of card information to enhance user experience

Techniques for facilitating a secure transaction between a first mobile computing device associated with a driver and a second mobile computing device associated with a passenger are discussed herein. The techniques may include registering an association between a first application executing on the first mobile computing device and a second application executing on the second mobile computing device. ... Square Inc

05/10/18 / #20180128240

Efficient systems and methods for construction and operation of mobile wind power platforms

In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for a mobile wind power support structure, comprising a superstructure with mobile platform support structures, and a plurality of deployable rotating wind power structures, wherein the plurality of deployable rotating wind power structures are positioned in the superstructure through a wind orientation facility.. . ... Square Inc

05/03/18 / #20180121421

Video game apparatus and program

A game apparatus has a section that stores and controls language skill of a player character, a section of locating two or more sentence items, and a section of locating an item disclosure object. A kind of language and game information are set on the sentence item, and a disclosure item, the kind of language, language level and an approach sign are set on the item disclosure object. ... Square Inc

05/03/18 / #20180117476

Video game apparatus and game program

A game apparatus has a section that judges whether a player character is in an active state, a storage that stores obtained material items, a storage that stores combinations of material items for composing a composed item, and a section that read the combination of the material items for composing the composed item when an instruction of composing the composed item is outputted, producing the composed item with the stored material items and provide the player character with the composed item that is able to use, whereby the composed item is produced in a state the player character is in an active state.. . ... Square Inc

04/19/18 / #20180107459

Systems and methods for creating software from library and custom components

Methods and systems are disclosed that automate and institutionalize many aspects of the process of creating software. Embodiments automate aspects of pricing, software creation, and delivery using a manufacturing-styled approach to development that reuses existing code and other existing software design features.. ... Square Inc

04/12/18 / #20180101910

Method and system for processing data to create investment structures

A method, apparatus or system is provided to receive, over a network connection, investment data associated with one or more investment vehicles. Investment data associated with one or more investment vehicles is received. ... Square Inc

04/12/18 / #20180099221

Moving image distribution server, moving image reproduction apparatus, control method, and recording medium

A moving image distribution system for performing load balancing is provided. The system determines communication delay amounts between a user terminal and each of a plurality of moving image distribution servers. ... Square Inc

04/05/18 / #20180096414

Application programming interfaces for courier services

A system and environment to enable entities to utilize courier services provided by a service provider are described herein. In some examples, the service provider exposes the courier services to a computing device associated with a merchant, buyer, and/or others using one or more application programming interfaces (apis) provided by the service provider. ... Square Inc

04/05/18 / #20180096351

Payment application based fund transfer

Various embodiments are related to apparatuses and methods for enabling a sender to perform monetary transactions for a requestor. A sender can use, for example, a payment application associated with a payment processing system to perform a monetary transaction for a requestor. ... Square Inc

04/05/18 / #20180096341

Transmit phase detection circuit

A payment reader includes a tuning circuit that provides a tuned transmission source signal to an antenna for transmission. A sense circuit coupled to the antenna provides a measured transmitted signal to a binary phase detection circuit. ... Square Inc

04/05/18 / #20180096340

Sensor-enabled activation of payment instruments

In some examples, a system and method for activating a payment instrument. The method includes leveraging an activation feature associated with a payment instrument. ... Square Inc

04/05/18 / #20180096330

Fraud detection in portable payment readers

A payment reader and a pos terminal may communicate over a wireless connection. An original state of the payment reader can be used to determine a behavioral model, wherein the behavioral model defines an expected behavior of the payment entity. ... Square Inc

04/05/18 / #20180096329

Fraud detection in portable payment readers

A payment reader and a pos terminal may communicate over a wireless connection. The methods and systems include receiving, from pos terminal, a request for establishing a network connection with the payment card reader. ... Square Inc

04/05/18 / #20180093190

Game server and scenario control program

In a game server wherein a player can play a game online by operating a game terminal, and game program has two or more partial scenarios and the partial scenario has an event to be played by forming a party through two or more players, a unifier that unifies and controls scenario proceeding of the player as a challenger, a controller that controls to prohibit the unified player from executing another events, a processor that does a procedure corresponding to clearing on the player as the challenger to whom clearing of the event was judged, and a releaser that releases unification of the player classified into the challenger are provided.. . ... Square Inc

04/05/18 / #20180093183

Methods, systems and computer-readable media for diffuse global illumination using probes

A computer-implemented method, system and computer-readable medium for determining an illumination component for a selected point in a multi-dimensional space. The method comprises identifying a set of probes associated with the selected point, the probes located in the multi-dimensional space; for each selected one of the probes, determining which of a plurality of zones for the selected probe contains the selected point and determining visibility of said determined zone from the selected probe; and deriving an illumination component at the selected point by combining scene irradiance data associated with those of the probes from which the corresponding determined zone is determined to be visible. ... Square Inc

03/29/18 / #20180089658

Dynamically modifiable user interface

Techniques and arrangements for dynamically modifying a user interface on a computing device of a point-of-sale (pos) system based on a merchant inventory. The user interface can include one or more icons corresponding to selectable items provided by the merchant, such as those available in the merchant inventory. ... Square Inc

03/22/18 / #20180084107

Advanced tools for unified communication data management and analysis

The present disclosure includes descriptions of various aspects of unified communication (uc) systems, including uc management and analysis systems and related tools and techniques. Described systems, tools, and techniques are adapted for enhanced uc data capture, analysis, and reporting; enhanced uc monitoring services; and a user survey service that can be used for conducting user surveys related to uc services. ... Square Inc

03/15/18 / #20180075444

Processing a mobile payload

Disclosed herein are systems and methods for processing a payment request. A server may receive a request to transmit a message generated on a payor's mobile device to a second user's mobile device, where the request includes a message including a payload and an identifier for the second user. ... Square Inc

03/15/18 / #20180071629

Video game processing program and video game processing system

A non-transitory computer-readable medium including a video game processing program product for causing a server to realize functions to control progress of a video game in response to an operation of a user is provided. The functions include: a motion control function configured to refer to a storing section to cause an object to carry out a motion specified by the user, a series of actions (hereinafter, referred to as a “motion”) being stored in the storing section in advance, the object being to be caused to carry out the series of actions; a stopping function configured to cause the motion, which the object is carrying out, to stop on the way on the basis of an operation of the user; and a proceeding function configured to cause the video game to proceed in a state where the motion of the object is stopped on the way on the basis of the stopping function.. ... Square Inc

03/08/18 / #20180065720

Splash guard for snorkel tube

A splash guard for a snorkel tube has an extension pipe, a pivot member pivotally mounted on the extension pipe, a space surrounded by the extension pipe and the pivot member, a float member pivotally mounted on the pivot member and located in the space, a closure member disposed on the pivot member, and a cover disposed on the extension pipe. The extension pipe has a first aperture and a second aperture in opposition. ... Square Inc

03/08/18 / #20180065036

Assessment information gathering system

An assessment information gathering system provides an assessment on content of a game with an operation in real-time when a player or a tester finds that the content of the game is “good” or “bad” during the playing of the game. Assessment information and operator guidance information input by the player is transmitted to a server. ... Square Inc

03/01/18 / #20180062656

Ac coupled level shifting circuit

A level shifting circuit can be used to adjust the level of the input signal to a desired output level while maintaining the duty cycle of the input signal. The level shifting circuit can include a capacitor to ac couple the input signal to an inverter that is self-biased at the threshold voltage for the inverter. ... Square Inc

03/01/18 / #20180062639

Brown-out detector and power-on-reset circuit

A brown-out detector and power-on-reset circuit can be used to monitor a supply voltage to determine when brown-out and power-on events occur and provide the appropriate reset signal in response. The circuit can include a comparator to generate the reset signal and a first monitoring circuit that operates in conjunction with a second monitoring circuit to provide an input voltage to the comparator. ... Square Inc

03/01/18 / #20180056182

Program and system

A non-transitory computer-readable medium including a program product for causing a server to realize functions to control progress of a video game is provided. The functions include: an obtaining function configured to obtain communication quality information regarding a communication quality of one of user terminals; a determining function configured to determine a display condition of a character on the basis of the communication quality information; and a displaying function configured to cause the one user terminal to display a game image based on the determined display condition. ... Square Inc

03/01/18 / #20180055146

Single pull squared-cord shoe closure system

A system for securing shoes to the feet using a one pull shoe closure arrangement. Each embodiment of the system uses a squared-cord arrangement that extends between the lateral and medial sides of the shoe. ... Square Inc

02/22/18 / #20180050272

Computer-readable recording medium and game system

A non-transitory computer-readable recording medium having a game program executed by a server device, in a game system which is realized by a plurality of user terminals operated by respective users and the server device capable of being connected to the plurality of user terminals through communication, the program causing the server device to function as: a game medium setter that sets one or more kinds of game media to be in a state of being capable of being given to a plurality of users; an upper limit setter that sets a predetermined upper limit to a number of game media capable of being given to the plurality of users; and a game medium giver that gives a user a game medium that the user desires to be given among the game media which are set by the game medium setter in a range not exceeding the predetermined upper limit.. . ... Square Inc

02/22/18 / #20180050266

Program, article selection system, terminal device and article selection method

Provided is a program causing a computer to realize a function of receiving operation information of an operation unit, the program causing the computer to execute a display control function of displaying a plurality of articles, which are disposed along a predetermined direction with respect to a reference position, on the display unit, a direction determination function of determining an indicating direction indicating the one article from the reference position, on the basis of a tilting direction of the operation unit in a case where an amount of tilting is less than the predetermined threshold value, a correction function of determining an amount of correction in a case where the amount of tilting is equal to or greater than the predetermined threshold value, and performing at least one of correction of the indicating direction and correction to shift positions of the plurality of articles.. . ... Square Inc

02/15/18 / #20180043258

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, non-transitory computer-readable storage medium

When one node, from nodes included in either a finite state machine including a node to which a state of a character is assigned or a behavior tree including a node to which action content of a character is assigned, is designated in accordance with a user operation, a screen, that is for querying a user as to which of a finite state machine and a behavior tree to assign to the one node, is caused to be displayed on a display screen. One from the finite state machine and the behavior tree that is selected in accordance with a user operation is assigned to the one node.. ... Square Inc

02/15/18 / #20180043255

Video game processing apparatus and video game processing program

A video game processing apparatus is provided. The video game processing apparatus includes a processor for controlling progress of a video game. ... Square Inc

02/08/18 / #20180039965

Point of sale system having a customer terminal and a merchant terminal

A point of sale system includes a merchant terminal and a customer terminal. The merchant terminal is configured to display a user interface (ui) window on the merchant terminal. ... Square Inc

02/01/18 / #20180033014

Reprogrammable point-of-sale transaction flows

Techniques and arrangements for allowing modification of transaction flows, user interfaces (uis), receipt configuration and control of buyer-facing displays associated with transactions between a payment service, a merchant and a buyer are provided. Payment service payment functionality is exposed by the payment service via one or more application programming interfaces (api)s, software development kits (sdks), or some other web-based communication technique (e.g., a uniform resource locator). ... Square Inc

02/01/18 / #20180032985

Reprogrammable point-of-sale transaction flows

Techniques and arrangements for allowing modification of transaction flows, user interfaces (uis), receipt configuration and control of buyer-facing displays associated with transactions between a payment service, a merchant and a buyer are provided. Payment service payment functionality is exposed by the payment service via one or more application programming interfaces (api)s, software development kits (sdks), or some other web-based communication technique (e.g., a uniform resource locator). ... Square Inc

02/01/18 / #20180032984

Reprogrammable point-of-sale transaction flows

Techniques and arrangements for allowing modification of transaction flows, user interfaces (uis), receipt configuration and control of buyer-facing displays associated with transactions between a payment service, a merchant and a buyer are provided. Payment service payment functionality is exposed by the payment service via one or more application programming interfaces (api)s, software development kits (sdks), or some other web-based communication technique (e.g., a uniform resource locator). ... Square Inc

02/01/18 / #20180032976

Reprogrammable point-of-sale transaction flows

Techniques and arrangements for allowing modification of transaction flows, user interfaces (uis), receipt configuration and control of buyer-facing displays associated with transactions between a payment service, a merchant and a buyer are provided. Payment service payment functionality is exposed by the payment service via one or more application programming interfaces (api)s, software development kits (sdks), or some other web-based communication technique (e.g., a uniform resource locator). ... Square Inc

02/01/18 / #20180032975

Reprogrammable point-of-sale transaction flows

Techniques and arrangements for allowing modification of transaction flows, user interfaces (uis), receipt configuration and control of buyer-facing displays associated with transactions between a payment service, a merchant and a buyer are provided. Payment service payment functionality is exposed by the payment service via one or more application programming interfaces (api)s, software development kits (sdks), or some other web-based communication technique (e.g., a uniform resource locator). ... Square Inc

01/11/18 / #20180013996

Computer-readable recording medium, computer apparatus, positioning method, and positioning system

A positioning program executed by a computer apparatus in a positioning system comprising: an invisible ray screen formed by invisible rays; a projection screen disposed in the vicinity of the invisible ray screen along the invisible ray screen; a projector device that projects an image onto the projection screen; a camera that detects reflected light of invisible rays by imaging the invisible ray screen; and the computer apparatus, wherein the projection screen is installed so that a part of the image projected onto the projection screen is outside angle of view of the camera, and the positioning program causes the computer apparatus to function as a locator that, in a case where a detection target object is caused to pass through the invisible ray screen, locate a passage position of the detection target object on the invisible ray screen, based on the reflected light of invisible rays detected by the camera.. . ... Square Inc

01/11/18 / #20180011529

Information processing apparatus, method for information processing, and game apparatus

An apparatus and method for providing a touch operation is provided. The apparatus includes a display to display an image, a coordinate input to input a coordinate on a display screen of the display, and a processor to execute a process. ... Square Inc

01/11/18 / #20180008895

Video game processing program, and video game processing system

A non-transitory computer-readable medium including a video game processing program product for causing a server to realize functions to control progress of a video game in response to an operation of a user is provided. The functions include: a first setting function configured to set an ability to an available state when a predetermined available condition for the ability is satisfied, the ability being associated with an in-game element in the video game; and a second setting function configured to set a combination ability to an available state, the combination ability corresponding to a combination of an in-game element selected by the user and the ability that has become the available state by the setting of the first setting function.. ... Square Inc

01/04/18 / #20180005426

System and method for placing a character animation at a location in a game environment

A method for execution by a processor of a computer system for computer gaming. The method comprises maintaining a game environment; receiving a request to execute an animation routine during gameplay; attempting to identify a location in the game environment having a surrounding area that is free to host the requested animation routine; and in case the attempting is successful, carrying out the animation routine at the identified location in the game environment.. ... Square Inc

01/04/18 / #20180005323

Graphical user interface for tracking transactions

Embodiments of the present disclosure include a server that receives a plurality of financial transactions and stores information corresponding to those transactions in a database. The server can communicate with a client application to communicate transaction data and to display the transaction data in a conversational view. ... Square Inc

01/04/18 / #20180005243

Logical validation of devices against fraud

Disclosed herein is a method and system to determine whether a payment terminal has been tampered with based on a comparison of attestation data received from the payment terminal. If the determination yields that the request has been approved, the terminal generates an attestation ticket having one or more validity conditions, wherein the validity conditions include expiration time that indicates the time after which the attestation ticket becomes invalid. ... Square Inc

01/04/18 / #20180005237

Preliminary acquisition of payment information

A payment terminal may run a point-of-sale application that is operated by a user such as a merchant. At a certain point in the transaction, but prior to the completion of the transaction, pre-charge requests may be sent to a chip card. ... Square Inc

01/04/18 / #20180005231

Provisioning account numbers and cryptographic tokens

Disclosed herein are systems and methods for real-time provisioning of new card numbers to users of a consumer computing system. A consumer computing system (“ccs”) may have servers and databases situated within a banking infrastructure in order to provide various features to users via a software application executed by a client device. ... Square Inc

01/04/18 / #20180005230

Logical validation of devices against fraud and tampering

Disclosed herein is a method and system to establish a secure communication channel between a payment object reader and a payment terminal for this, the server determines whether a payment terminal has associated with an attestation ticket. The method further includes determining, whether to approve or deny the request for establishing the secure communication channel between the payment object reader and the payment terminal based on the attestation ticket. ... Square Inc

01/04/18 / #20180005229

Physical, logical separation of balances of funds

Users can maintain logical and physical separation of funds maintained in a single account. The account can include the entire balance of a user's funds, but the user can split the funds between several, physically separated sub-accounts that have balances related to the entire balance of the account. ... Square Inc

01/04/18 / #20180005226

Multi-interface processing of electronic payment transactions

A payment terminal may receive a request to process electronic payment information from a payment card in a swipe mode. The payment terminal may provide an opt-in request. ... Square Inc

01/04/18 / #20180005224

Near field communication flex circuit

A payment terminal can have a near field communication (nfc) circuit to permit the payment terminal to accept an nfc payment transaction from a payment device of a customer. The nfc circuit can have a first set of components that are located on a printed circuit board in the base of the payment terminal and a second set of components that are mounted on a flex circuit in another region of the payment terminal. ... Square Inc

01/04/18 / #20180005223

Preliminary enablement of transaction processing circuitry

A payment terminal includes multiple chips that perform different processing functions within the payment terminal. A terminal chip performs general functionality of the payment terminal while a transaction chip communicates with payment devices such as chip cards and nfc payment devices and processes payment information. ... Square Inc

01/04/18 / #20180005207

Multi-mode usb interface

A merchant device has a usb interface that includes an id pin and a voltage pin. When the merchant device receives an oscillating signal at the id pin, it connects the voltage pin to a power supply of the merchant device. ... Square Inc

01/04/18 / #20180005203

Display notification of information upon payment authorization

A notification message system can use a payment request message during an authorization process to generate a message recommending a tip amount. A customer provides a payment card number at a merchant. ... Square Inc

01/04/18 / #20180004174

Device control method and system thereof

The present disclosure provides a device control method, which comprises capturing, by a portable device, a first image of a specific area containing a number of electronic devices connected to a communication network; transmitting a connection signal to a selected electronic device on a device list containing all the electronic devices connected to a communication network; determining whether the selected electronic device is in the first image captured based on whether a response has been received from the selected electronic device; identifying the selected electronic device on the device list and the relative position of the selected electronic device on the first image captured upon determined that the selected electronic device is in the first image; and continuing the device identification process until all the connected electronic devices on the device list has been verified, to identify the relative positions of all electronic devices contained in the first image.. . ... Square Inc

01/04/18 / #20180002106

Construction material transport container for new material delivery and used material removal

A construction material transport container includes four side doors that form substantially all of two side walls of the container. The container includes transversely disposed forklift pockets that can be used to load the container onto a flatbed truck. ... Square Inc

01/04/18 / #20180001201

System and method for determining curved path of travel for a character in cover mode in a game environment

A computer system comprising a memory storing data and program instructions, the data representing a game environment including a character and a plurality of cover segments; a player interface; and a processor configured to execute the program instructions stored in the memory. Execution of the program instructions causes the computer to implement a method that comprises determining a selected subset of the cover segments; determining a curved path that passes through control points associated with the selected subset of the cover segments; and rendering images for display via the player interface, the images showing movement of the character along the curved path while the character is in cover mode.. ... Square Inc

12/21/17 / #20170364888

Transaction interface control

Techniques and arrangements of a point-of-sale (pos) system including a transaction interface control mechanism configured to prevent simultaneous input by a merchant and a customer during a transaction. The pos system can include a merchant user interface (ui) presented on a merchant-facing display and a customer ui presented on a customer-facing display. ... Square Inc

12/14/17 / #20170357961

Wireless communication system with auxiliary antenna

A wireless communication device communicates with an inductively coupled device via a wireless carrier signal that may be modulated by both the wireless communication device and the inductively coupled device. The inductively coupled signal is transmitted from a transponder antenna of the wireless communication device. ... Square Inc

12/14/17 / #20170357014

Detection of radiation with software methods

A system for detecting radiation using computing devices.. . ... Square Inc

12/07/17 / #20170353732

Information processing apparatus, method of controlling the same, and storage medium

An information processing apparatus includes a central processing unit (cpu) and a graphics processing unit (gpu). The gpu obtains multiple blocks having a predetermined number of pixels. ... Square Inc

12/07/17 / #20170347937

Neuro attack prevention system, method, and apparatus

A portable biomedical device for detecting ischemic stroke in the brain. Its unique capability of enabling portability and compactness and being able to accommodate software that can resolve blood flow velocity measurements enable us to leverage multi-modality system benefits while using simple single modality instrumentation. ... Square Inc

11/30/17 / #20170340731

Non-specific delayed-type hypersensitivity response to treat herpes simplex virus infection

A method is presented for treating herpes simplex virus (hsv) infection comprising: (a) locally administering a substance that induces a delayed type hypersensitivity (dth) response to a patient at a site of an hsv lesion to induce a dth response at the site of the lesion during one or more outbreaks of the hsv infection.. . ... Square Inc

11/23/17 / #20170336447

Systems and methods for determining a load condition of an electric device

In an example, a system for determining a power factor of an electric device powered by an alternating current (ac) power is described. The system includes a current sensor configured to: (i) remotely sense, at a position external to the electric device, a magnetic field formed by the ac power in the electric device, and (ii) determine, based on the sensed magnetic field, a current of the ac power. ... Square Inc

11/09/17 / #20170323293

Processing transactions

A method for maintaining a multicurrency card for use with a processing scheme for processing transactions, the multicurrency card being associated with a plurality of currencies, each of the plurality of currencies being associated with a respective wallet capable of representing funds in its respective currency, the processing scheme being configured so as to preferentially debit, for a transaction, the wallet associated with the currency of the transaction, the method comprising the step of: inhibiting the crediting of the balance of a subset of the wallets associated with the plurality of currencies such that the balance for each of said subset of wallets is less than or equal to a predetermined amount irrespective of the currency of credit credited to the multicurrency card.. . ... Square Inc

11/09/17 / #20170319969

Video game processing program, and video game processing system

A non-transitory computer-readable medium including a video game processing program product for causing a server to realize functions to control progress of a video game in response to an operation of a user is provided. The functions include: an event participation managing function configured to receive participation in an event from at least one of users; an initial level setting function configured to set a level of a player character in the event to a predetermined initial level regardless of a level thereof indicating a degree of strength outside the event of the player character, and to cause the event to start after setting; a level-up determining function configured to manage a predetermined condition to raise the level of the player character in the event; and a privilege giving function configured to give a privilege in the event to the player character or the user.. ... Square Inc

10/26/17 / #20170304734

Program and system

A non-transitory computer-readable medium including a program product for causing a user terminal to realize functions to control progress of a video game is provided. The functions include: an experience value giving function configured to give an experience value to an object on the basis of a result of an event that occurs in accordance with progress of the video game; a managing function configured to manage a level of the object on the basis of the given experience value; and a privilege giving function configured to give a privilege to the object on the basis of an experience value that has been given and exceeds a value required to reach an upper limit of the level.. ... Square Inc

10/26/17 / #20170304728

Apparatus and method for displaying player character showing special movement state in network game

In a network game, player characters manipulated by individual players of video game apparatuses belong to the same party to battle with an opponent character. When a player character making a special move is not present in the party, the display screen of each video game apparatus becomes a screen focusing on the player character of the player who uses this video game apparatus. ... Square Inc

10/05/17 / #20170289795

Exclusive bonding of wireless devices

A first device and a second device may establish wireless pairing, and based on that wireless pairing, establish wireless bonding. During the wireless bonding, the two devices may have multiple connections during which information is exchanged. ... Square Inc

10/05/17 / #20170287001

Customer groups and sales promotions

An online transaction processing service may be used by a merchant to process payments for purchase transactions. The service may also support the merchant in other ways, such as by managing sales promotions and points-based loyalty programs. ... Square Inc

10/05/17 / #20170286989

Customer groups and sales promotions

An online transaction processing service may be used by a merchant to process payments for purchase transactions. The service may also support the merchant in other ways, such as by managing sales promotions and points-based loyalty programs. ... Square Inc

10/05/17 / #20170286943

Combined reliable and unreliable data transmission

A payment reader and a merchant device may communicate over a wireless connection. Reliable and unreliable packets may be transmitted over a single messaging path. ... Square Inc

10/05/17 / #20170286093

Blocking and non-blocking firmware update

A payment service system may include a server that manages firmware updates for payment devices such as payment readers. A payment reader may access a firmware manifest including a listing of current firmware assets stored at the payment reader, and send the firmware manifest to the server. ... Square Inc

10/05/17 / #20170286085

Compressed firmware update

It may be determined that a payment reader requires a firmware update, which may be transmitted to the payment reader as compressed firmware update blocks. The payment reader may receive a first portion of set of the compressed firmware update blocks. ... Square Inc

10/05/17 / #20170282064

Video game processing apparatus and video game processing program

A video game processing apparatus for controlling progress of a video game is provided. In the video game, a plurality of players addresses a common task. ... Square Inc

09/21/17 / #20170270505

Cloud-based generation of receipts using transaction information

This disclosure describes, in part, cloud-based generation of receipts using transaction information. In some examples, a payment service can send receipt templates to a point-of-sale (pos) device of a merchant, receive an indication of a selected receipt template from the pos device, and associated the selected receipt template in a merchant profile of the merchant the payment system can then receive transaction information from the pos device of the merchant, generate a receipt for the transaction using the selected receipt template associated with the merchant profile, and send data representing the receipt to the pos device. ... Square Inc

09/21/17 / #20170270497

System-based detection of card sharing and fraud

This disclosure describes, in part, a payment service that associates customer profiles with an identifier of a payment instrument, and then uses the customer profiles to identify a customer that is using the payment instrument during a transaction with a merchant. For instance, in some examples, the payment service can identify preferences of customers using transaction information that includes an identifier for a payment instrument, and associate the preferences with respective customer profiles. ... Square Inc

09/21/17 / #20170268188

Signpost joint

A joint for a signpost having a first segment and a second segment is provided. The joint includes a first cap for the first segment, a second cap for the second segment, and a multi-directional hinge coupleable between the first cap and the second cap. ... Square Inc

09/21/17 / #20170266563

Networked game system

A network game system of high interest in which a contingency and/or unpredictability intervenes in a data exchange between players in a network game is provided. When a map item and a character are selected, a game apparatus transmits a data exchange request and character information to a server apparatus. ... Square Inc

09/21/17 / #20170266561

Game apparatus

A game apparatus is provided which has a convenience where another function, such as photo taken by a camera, can be used while playing a game by causing a game program and another program to work together. The game apparatus increases interest of the game by relating a result of execution of the other program to the contents of the game. ... Square Inc

09/21/17 / #20170266559

Electronic book game apparatus

An electronic book apparatus displays an event invitation icon along with contents of a book wherein the event invitation icon represents event data that includes a text file and/or a game data file that relates to contents of a specified part of the contents of the book. When a player selects the event invitation icon while reading the contents of the book, the apparatus presents the text as shown in the text file or executes a game from the game data file.. ... Square Inc

09/21/17 / #20170266556

Program and system

A non-transitory computer-readable medium including a program causing a user terminal to realize functions to control progress of a video game is provided. The functions include: a displaying function configured to display a game image containing a moving object, a game field, and an operation object, the moving object moving in accordance with a virtual attractive force, the moving object being movable in the game field, the operation object being formed in the direction of the attractive force in the game field; a first action controlling function controlling an action of the moving object so that the moving object finally stops at a predetermined portion of the operation object; and a second action controlling function controlling an action of the moving object in a movement mode, the movement mode being determined in accordance with an input from a user when the moving object is in contact with the predetermined portion.. ... Square Inc

09/21/17 / #20170266553

Program and system

A non-transitory computer-readable medium including a program causing a user terminal to realize functions to control progress of a video game is provided. The functions include: a receiving function configured to receive participation of a user of the user terminal in an event, a plurality of users being allowed to participate in the event, the event proceeding in synchronization with participating users who participate in the event; a displaying function causing the user terminal to display a game image, the game image containing a game field unique to the user; and a progress controlling function controlling progress of the event in which at least a part of an enemy character appears in a game field unique to at least one user of the participating users, the progress controlling function controlling progress of the event in the game field unique to the user in accordance with an input of the user.. ... Square Inc

09/14/17 / #20170262827

Card reader emulation for cardless transactions

Disclosed are method and apparatus that enable a cardless payment transaction to be executed from a merchant point-of-sale (pos) system. A user is enabled to check in at a merchant by using a mobile device of the user and then to pay by simply appearing at the merchant and mentioning his name. ... Square Inc

09/07/17 / #20170255927

Point of sale system

The present technology includes a point of sale system for facilitating interactions between a customer and a merchant in a payment transaction, and for communicating with a payment server to complete the transaction. The point of sale system includes a central processor, a payment object processor, a payment object reader interface, and a a touch screen. ... Square Inc

09/07/17 / #20170254079

Reinforcement for a concrete tile

A reinforced concrete tile having top and bottom surfaces defining a thickness, the reinforced concrete tile comprising two or more reinforcing inserts imbedded in the concrete tile in proximity to the bottom surface, the two or more reinforcing inserts being of elongated shape and comprising a plurality of scales distributed along the length and extending upwardly from the bottom surface whereby a compensating force is created upon application of a load on the top surface such that deflection is reduced as the load is increased for at least a range of loads until a yield load is reached.. . ... Square Inc

09/07/17 / #20170252655

Video game processing apparatus and video game processing program

An event information memory for storing event information and an event management information memory for storing event management information are provided. The event information contains an event and an event execution time defined in advance as time from start of the event to its end. ... Square Inc

08/31/17 / #20170246531

Game apparatus

A game apparatus can cast various attacks only by pressing a same operating button without performing any complex operation. Attack methods are each provided with a priority, and also may be provided with a positional condition regarding a positional relationship between a player character and an enemy character, for executing an attack on the enemy character by the player character. ... Square Inc

08/24/17 / #20170242980

Electronic writable memory devices for patient sample management

One example system includes one or more sample containers, each of the sample containers defining an interior cavity and an opening providing access to the interior cavity; one or more electronic writable memories, each electronic writeable memory coupled to one of the sample containers, each electronic writable memory configured to wirelessly receive information from a computing device and to store the received information; and a computing device to obtain sample information associated with a biological sample deposited within one of the sample containers; transmit the sample information to the wireless proximity communications device; and transmit a command to the wireless proximity communication device to store the sample information on one of the electronic writable memories.. . ... Square Inc

08/24/17 / #20170239571

Computer-readable recording medium, computer apparatus, game processing method, and system

A game program causes a computer apparatus to function as: a specifier that specifies an object placed in a field according to a player's operation instruction; an event generator that generates, in a case where a predetermined object corresponding to a predetermined event is specified, the predetermined event; a displayer that changes a display mode of a specified object or a field corresponding to the specified object according to a positional relationship between a position of the specified object and a position of the predetermined object for display; an effect generation enabler that makes a predetermined effect in a game generable according to a history of a game until the predetermined object is specified or a progressing situation of the game; and an effect generator that generates a generable effect.. . ... Square Inc

08/17/17 / #20170236125

Physical and logical detections for fraud and tampering

A payment terminal may include payment interfaces to receive payment information from payment devices such as chip cards and nfc payment devices. Monitoring components may monitor these payment interfaces. ... Square Inc

08/10/17 / #20170228808

Determining item recommendations from merchant data

Techniques for providing items recommendations based on a state of a merchant device are described. For example, a determination of whether or not a merchant device is in an online mode or an offline mode may be made. ... Square Inc

08/10/17 / #20170225756

Splash guard for snorkel tube

A splash guard comprises a housing comprising a first aperture, a pivotal member comprising a pivot aim pivotally connected with the housing and a loading part connected with the pivot arm, a space surrounded by the pivot arm, the loading part, and the housing, a float member pivotally connected with the loading part and positioned in the space, and a closure member mounted on the first mounting portion and selectively covering the first aperture. The loading part has a side surface facing the housing and a pushing portion positioned on the side surface. ... Square Inc

08/10/17 / #20170225074

Video game processing apparatus and video game processing program

Video game processing apparatuses, media, and methods are provided for controlling progress of a video game. Player character related information is stored in a memory and changes in accordance with progress of the video game. ... Square Inc

08/03/17 / #20170221035

Point-of-sale system

A point-of-sale system includes a stand that supports a tablet computer. The tablet computer can run a merchant application to provide the typical functionality for a point-of-sale system. ... Square Inc

07/27/17 / #20170213475

Interactive phonics game system and method

A system for encouraging a child to learn to read, comprising a computing device and at least one physical manipulative, wherein the computing device can identify the physical manipulative and display at least one word relating to the physical manipulative. In an embodiment, a letter identification board with letter manipulatives is included, wherein a child can spell out a word on the letter identification board and the computing device shows an animation of the physical manipulative performing the action indicated by the word.. ... Square Inc

07/06/17 / #20170195480

Voice quality dashboard for unified communication system

A computing device receives an indication of a selected category of items relating to call quality for a plurality of voice calls, such as sites, wireless network identifiers, driver software versions, client software versions, protocols (e.g., virtual private network (vpn), transmission control protocol (tcp), and user datagram protocol (udp)), connectivity methods, and edge servers used in the calls. The computing device selects items in the selected category based on volume of calls. ... Square Inc

07/06/17 / #20170193488

Split ticket handling

This disclosure describes techniques and arrangements for splitting one or more items from a ticket to another ticket. Some techniques and arrangements facilitate the splitting of one or more items from an open ticket to one or more split tickets. ... Square Inc

07/06/17 / #20170193470

Customer-based suggesting for ticket splitting

This disclosure describes techniques and arrangements for splitting one or more items from a ticket to another ticket. Some techniques and arrangements facilitate the splitting of one or more items from an open ticket to one or more split tickets. ... Square Inc

06/29/17 / #20170185983

Animation management in applications

Techniques and arrangements for managing animations (e.g., chrome) on an application of a computing device are described. The application may dynamically adjust the number of animations to process information at a faster and/or slower rate. ... Square Inc

06/22/17 / #20170180434

Method and apparatus for joining electronic conference

According to the present invention, even while a chat opening process is in progress, users can join chats by means of a simple procedure from a video game machine. Once a chat has been opened, an invitation signal can further be transmitted to other chat guests. ... Square Inc

06/22/17 / #20170173469

Program and system

A non-transitory computer-readable medium including a program product for causing a user terminal to realize functions to control progress of a video game is provided. A set constituted by at least one game element is used in the video game. ... Square Inc

06/22/17 / #20170173464

Video game processing program, and video game processing system

A non-transitory computer-readable medium including a video game processing program product for causing a user terminal to realize functions to control progress of a video game in response to an operation of a user is provided. The functions include: a registering function configured to register an event in a predetermined storage region when a reserving request for the event is received, the event occurring in the video game; a controlling function configured to control the progress of the video game in a case where the event is registered; and an executing function configured to carry out the event when an execution request for the event registered in the predetermined storage region is received. ... Square Inc

06/22/17 / #20170173463

Program and system

A non-transitory computer-readable medium including a program product for causing a user terminal to realize functions to control progress of a video game is provided. The functions include: a specifying function configured to specify an event in the video game, a set, and a basic privilege, the set being constituted by a plurality of game elements, the basic privilege being given in accordance with progress of the event using the set. ... Square Inc

06/15/17 / #20170171686

Speaker device and speaker control method

A speaker device with a processing unit and a storage device for controlling the operation of the speaker device also has a speaker unit and a connection module. The processing unit adjusts the speaker unit to operate in a first sound mode based on the first frequency characteristic of the speaker unit, and detects whether the connection module is communicatively coupled with a sound device having a second frequency characteristic. ... Square Inc

06/15/17 / #20170171048

Automated detection and analysis of call conditions in communication system

A computing device automatically detects technical conditions for calls, such as voice calls, in a communication system. The technical conditions include transport type (e.g., tcp, udp), connection type (e.g., wired, wireless local area network, mobile/cellular), packet loss, latency, and jitter. ... Square Inc

06/15/17 / #20170169428

Secure passcode entry user interface

Some examples include determining a traffic region of a touchscreen prior to presentation of a passcode entry interface based on determining a portion of the touchscreen receiving a number of touch events that exceeds a touch event threshold and/or based on determining a portion of the touchscreen on which was presented another user interface that received one or more touch events immediately prior to the presentation of the passcode entry interface. Based at least partially on the traffic region, a location on the touchscreen may be determined for presenting the passcode entry interface. ... Square Inc

06/15/17 / #20170169413

Dynamic adjustment of item fulfillment times

Techniques and arrangements for dynamically adjusting activity metrics and merchant states based, in part, on how many mobile electronic devices are currently located at the merchant. For example, if a number of mobile electronic devices is greater than a history of a number of devices, then it may be determined that the merchant is busy. ... Square Inc

06/15/17 / #20170169412

Interception of touch pad events for handling in a secure environment

Some examples include sending, to a secure environment, coordinates for certain touch events made to a touchscreen of an electronic device. As one example, an import address table that is accessed by an event loop of the electronic device may be modified. ... Square Inc

06/15/17 / #20170169296

Intelligence system and method thereof

Disclosed are an intelligence system and a method for providing a message and/or service. This intelligence system is configured and used in a predetermined space, and comprises an event recognition module, an event analysis module and a service-information providing module. ... Square Inc

06/08/17 / #20170161708

Point-of-sale system

A point-of-sale system includes a stand that supports a tablet computer. The tablet computer can run a merchant application to provide the typical functionality for a point-of-sale system. ... Square Inc

06/08/17 / #20170159309

Cleaning head for an in-floor pool cleaning system

A cleaning head for an in-floor pool cleaning system is provided. The cleaning head includes a sleeve having a passage and an insert extending through the passage of the sleeve. ... Square Inc

06/01/17 / #20170151503

Program product and system

A non-transitory computer-readable medium including a program product for causing a user terminal to realize functions to control progress of a video game that proceeds in a three-dimensional virtual space in which a virtual camera is arranged is provided. The functions include to: generate first output information on the basis of information obtained by the virtual camera; generate second output information regarding a selection object configured to be able to be selected and indicating a target object being a target of an action; generate arrangement information regarding arrangement of the selection object indicating a hidden object which is the target object existing within an angle of view of the virtual camera and not displayed on an output device; and output a game image containing the selection object to the output device on the basis of the first output information, the second output information, and the arrangement information.. ... Square Inc

05/11/17 / #20170128833

Video game processing program and video game processing method

A plurality of characters including a player character appears in a video game. An arrangement position of at least one of characters is specified in a virtual space in accordance with progress of the video game. ... Square Inc

05/04/17 / #20170124567

Authorization of cardless payment transactions

A method of processing a transaction between a customer and a merchant includes receiving from a mobile device of the customer or from another device of the customer an indication of consent to perform a cardless payment transaction with the merchant, receiving from the mobile device an indication that the customer is within a predetermined distance of the merchant, after receiving both the indication of consent and the indication that the customer is within the predetermined distance, sending to a computer system of the merchant an indication of the presence of the customer and personal identifying information for the customer, receiving data indicating a transaction between the customer and the merchant, and submitting the transaction to a financial service for authorization.. . ... Square Inc

04/27/17 / #20170115748

Program, system and method

A non-transitory computer-readable medium including a program product for causing a computer to realize functions to carry out various kinds of processing on the basis of an operational input via an operation key or a stick provided in a controller is provided. The functions include: a receiving function configured to receive a predetermined operational input (first input) and an operational input different from the first input (second input) of operational inputs; an updating function configured to update a coordinate indicating one point in a two-dimensional system on the basis of the first input (first coordinate), the updating function being configured to update a coordinate different from the first coordinate (second coordinate) on the basis of the second input; and a displaying function configured to display, on a display screen of a display device, at least one of an image corresponding to the first coordinate (first image) and an image corresponding to the second coordinate (second image).. ... Square Inc

04/27/17 / #20170114559

Adapter for pool cleaning system

An adapter for a pool cleaning system is provided. The adapter includes a base member having a top and a bottom surface. ... Square Inc

04/20/17 / #20170106285

Game program and game system

There is provided a game program causing a computer to realize a function of controlling progress of a game by imaging, with a virtual camera, a three-dimensional game space in which a plurality of objects including a player object are disposed, and displaying the game space on a display unit as a game image, the program causing the computer to execute a mode setting function of setting a display mode of a game image displayed on the display unit out of at least a normal mode and a scenery mode according to a predetermined condition, an imaging function of causing the virtual camera to perform imaging at a plurality of imaging positions in the game space in a case where the display mode is the scenery mode, and a display control function of displaying a game image captured by the virtual camera on the display unit.. . ... Square Inc

04/13/17 / #20170100024

Illumination sources for multicore fiber endoscopes

Endoscopes, multicore endoscope fibers and configuration and operation methods are provided. The fibers may have hundreds or thousands of cores and possibly incorporate working channel(s) and additional fibers. ... Square Inc

04/06/17 / #20170098107

Systems and methods using load modulation for wireless communication

A wireless reader has a processor within an integrated circuit, and the processor is used to generate a primary signal to be wirelessly transmitted from an antenna of the wireless reader to a wireless tag. A transmit pin of the integrated circuit is coupled to the processor by a signal path in the integrated circuit. ... Square Inc

03/30/17 / #20170091762

Server-assisted pairing for wireless communications

A wireless communication device such as a payment reader has a wireless communication interface and is able to establish wireless pairing with an interactive electronic device such as a merchant device running a point of sale application. In order to establish pairing, the wireless communication device accesses a passkey and encrypts the passkey. ... Square Inc

03/30/17 / #20170091732

Server-assisted pairing for wireless communications

A wireless communication device such as a payment reader has a wireless communication interface and is able to establish wireless pairing with an interactive electronic device such as a merchant device running a point of sale application. In order to establish pairing, the wireless communication device accesses an identifier. ... Square Inc

03/23/17 / #20170085631

Interactive system, terminal apparatus, server apparatus, control method, program, and recording medium

Provided is an interactive system in which program processing which is performed by a server apparatus in response to a request from a terminal apparatus can be preserved in a desired condition. An interactive system includes a terminal apparatus that is connected to a server apparatus via a network, requests the server apparatus to perform program processing, receives a processing result from the server apparatus, and displays the processing result, and the server apparatus that performs program processing in response to a request from the terminal apparatus, and transmits a processing result to the terminal apparatus, in which the terminal apparatus determines a predetermined condition in which execution of a display process of displaying the processing result from the server apparatus is suspended, and transmits a suspension signal to the server apparatus.. ... Square Inc

03/23/17 / #20170083904

Message dispatcher for payment system

A payment reader includes a contactless interface for communicating with a contactless device. The payment reader has a processor that executes instructions stored in memory, and the instructions include instructions for a plurality of firmware modules including a message dispatcher module and a plurality of functional modules. ... Square Inc

03/23/17 / #20170083879

Message dispatcher for payment system

A payment reader includes a contactless interface for communicating with a contactless device. The payment reader has a processor that executes instructions stored in memory, and the instructions include instructions for a plurality of firmware modules including a message dispatcher module and a plurality of functional modules. ... Square Inc

03/23/17 / #20170080344

Video game processing program, video game processing system and video game processing method

A video game processing program product causes a user terminal to realize functions to control progress of a video game in response to an operation of a user. The functions include: an updating function configured to update a position of a character on a virtual space on the basis of a moving operation by a user; a first displaying function configured to display a normal screen corresponding to the user on the basis of an update result; a second displaying function configured to display a photographing screen, on which an object other than a user character carries out a photographing action when the photographing operation is carried out, on the basis of a photographing operation; and a storing function configured to store at least a part of the photographing screen in a predetermined storage region on the basis of a storing operation.. ... Square Inc

03/23/17 / #20170080334

Content-related information display system

Systems, methods, and media for displaying content are provided. According to a content-related information display system, a first memory stores content. ... Square Inc

03/16/17 / #20170072324

Game system including third party input

Methods, systems, devices, and media for controlling a network game in accordance with an input of a game spectator are provided. A network interface receives player input information from a game player and spectator input information from the game spectator. ... Square Inc

03/16/17 / #20170072323

Remote rendering server with broadcaster

Methods, systems, devices, and media for broadcasting a network game to a plurality of game spectators are provided. Game players are connected to a game server for participating in the network game. ... Square Inc

03/16/17 / #20170072322

Game system including third party control

Methods, systems, devices, and media for controlling a network game in accordance with an input of at least one game spectator are provided. A network interface receives controller input information from at least one game player and game spectator input information based on the input of the game spectator. ... Square Inc

03/09/17 / #20170068948

Card reader communication method

A card reader includes a body, the body being configured for coupling with a device, the device including a device light sensor and a device light source; a reader light sensor that is configured to capture light being emitted from the device light source, wherein, when the body is coupled to the user device, the reader light sensor is positioned adjacent to the device light source; a reader light source that is configured to emit light to the device light sensor, wherein, when the body is coupled to the user device, the reader light source is positioned adjacent to the device light sensor; a reader interface positioned in the body and configured to read the card; and circuitry configured to communicate data between the card reader and the user device using the reader light sensor and the reader light source.. . ... Square Inc








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