US Patent No: 8,099,187 - Analytics, PDF, Full Text and PAIR Access

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Securely processing and tracking consumable supplies and consumable material

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A credential production system and methods for securely processing a credential substrate and tracking quantities of consumable material using a credentials production system and secured consumable supplies. The system includes a consumable supply and a memory that contains a state identifier that defines a state of the supply. A supply manager is configured to access the memory and set the state identifier to one of a production disabled state and a production enabled state. The system also includes a credential production device that is configured to receive the state of the supply. The credential production device is authorized to process a credential substrate using the consumable supply when the state identifier is set to the production enabled state, and the credential production device is prevented form processing the credential substrate using the supply when the state identifier is set to the production disabled state.

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ASSA ABLOY ABSTOCKHOLM276

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Ekers, John E Plymouth, MN 11 29
Fischer, Lisa A Plymouth, MN 5 12
Gale, David T Champlin, MN 11 46
Nehowig, Kelly R Maple Grove, MN 14 140
Platfoot, Keith A Eden Prairie, MN 7 15
Zappe, Thomas A Fridley, MN 9 22

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