ES&S PATENTS AND
PUBLISHED PATENT APPLICATIONS

Patents and other intellectual property are an important asset of innovative companies. As such,
ES&S and its affiliates ("ES&S") are diligent in policing our patents to protect from unauthorized
use or infringement. The chart below provides the numbers of the U.S. patents owned by ES&S
in association with the patented products, in compliance with the “virtual marking” requirements
of 35 U.S.C. § 287(a).

 

Patent Number

 

Title

 

Product Name

7,080,779

 

Ballot Marking System and Apparatus

 

AutoMark®

7,100,828

 

Voting System Utilizing Hand and Machine Markable Ballots

 

AutoMark®

7,222,787

 

Ballot Marking System and Apparatus Utilizing Single Print Head

 

AutoMark®

7,314,171

 

Ballot Marking System and Apparatus Having Ballot Alignment Compensation

 

AutoMark®

7,314,172

 

Ballot Marking System and Apparatus Having Periodic Ballot Alignment Compensation

 

AutoMark®

7,753,273

 

Ballot Marking System and Apparatus Utilizing Multiple Key Switch Voter Interface

 

AutoMark®

7,566,006

 

Pre-Printed Document Marking System and Apparatus

 

AutoMark®

8,063,885

 

Ballot Marking System and Apparatus Utilizing Pivotal Touchscreen

 

AutoMark®

8,096,471

 

Ballot Marking Device Having Attached Ballot Box

 

AutoMark®

7,840,742

 

Unidirectional USB Interface Circuit

 

AutoMark®

8,136,729

 

Ballot Tabulation Device and Method for Tabulating Paper Ballots Printed According to Ballot Style

 

DS200®

6,854,644

 

Method Of Analyzing Marks Made On A Response Sheet

 

Model 100®, DS200®, DS850®

5,583,329

 

Direct Recording Electronic Voting Machine and Voting Process

 

iVotronic®

7,387,244

 

Electronic Voting System and Method with Voter Verifiable Real-Time Audit Log

 

iVotronic®

8,352,312

 

System and Method for Controlling Actions Taken on Voting Devices

 

All precinct based election products including, E-Pollbooks, ballot marking devices & tabulators e.g. DS200®, AutoMark®, ExpressPoll®-5000.

D534,583

 

Ballot Envelope

 

Envelope for use with VoteRemote® or any other mail balloting systems.

D643,876

 

Hinged Paper Voting Ballot

 

Ballot for use with all Optical Scanning systems produced that are used to process folded ballots, including but not limited to Model 100®, DS200®, Model 650®, and DS850® optical scanners.

8,261,984

 

Ballot Processing System

 

DS850®

7,344,071

 

Voting System and Apparatus Using Voter Selection Card

 

AutoMark®/ExpressVote®

8,733,646

 

Integrated Voting System and Method for Accommodating Paper Ballots and Audio Ballots

 

DS200®/ExpressVote®

8,740,058

 

Integrated Vote by Mail Processing System

 

Inbound Mail Systems

8,814,045

 

Voting Station and Voting System

 

ExpressVote® & DS200®

8,812,594

 

System and Method for Synchronizing Electronic Poll Book Voter Databases

 

ExpressPoll®  Products

8,814,045

 

Universal Voting Station and Tabulation Device

 

ExpressVote®, AutoMark®

8,840,022

 

System & Method for Decoding Marks on a Paper Ballot

 

DS200®, DS850®

8,991,701

 

Voting Station For Printing A Vote Summary And Enabling Voter Confirmation Of Printed Voting Selections

 

ExpressVote®

 

ES&S also owns the following U.S. patents that are not identified in the chart above.

Patent Number

Title

D578,564

Table-Top Voting Machine

7,163,147

Ballot Marking System and Apparatus Utilizing Dual Print Heads

7,344,071

Voting System and Apparatus Using Voter Selection Card

7,240,835

Integrated Vote by Mail Processing System

8,191,764

System and Method for Detecting Security Features on Paper Ballots

8,260,660

System & Method for Un-issuing Voter Credits

8,225,998

Secure Ballot Box

8,944,326

System & Method for Monitoring a Precinct-Based Tabulation Device

9,092,923

System & Method for Monitoring Voting Devices

9,105,139

System & Method for Reporting Precinct Results

9,240,085

Ballot Processing System for Printing Identifiers on Paper Ballots

 

ES&S also owns the following U.S. published patent applications. This listing is intended to provide actual notice of the published patent applications, in compliance with the "provisional rights" requirements of 35 U.S.C. § 154(d).

Publication Number

Title

20120330731

System and Method for Processing Vote-By-Mail Ballot Envelopes

 

Revision History

April 1, 2016

Revision 15:  Removed Publication 20110017823 and moved up to issued patent as US Patent 9,240,085  Added Publication 20120330731 to Publication listing.

Aug 24, 2015

Revision 14:  Added US Patents 8,944,326, 8,991,701, 9,092,923 and 9,105,139 to the current patent Listing.  Removed Publications 20140263638 and 20140263639 as these were added as Patents.

Jan 21, 2015

Revision 13:  Added US Patents 8,812,594, 8,814,045, & 8,840,022 to current Patent Listing.  Added Publications 20140263638 & 20140263639 to current Publications listing.  Removed Abandoned Publications  20080308633 & 20120187188 from the publications listing.

June 4, 2014

Revision 12:  Moved Publication #20080308634 from published table to Issued table as USPatent# 8,733,646.  Patent issued May 27th 2014.  Moved Publication# 20070248248 from published table to Issued table as USPatent# 8740058.  Patent issued June 3rd

April 9, 2013

Revision 11:  Moved Ballot Processing System/DS850 patent to first patent table.  Moved Voting Apparatus utilizing voter selection card to first patent table.

Jan 29, 2013

Revision 10: Added Revision History table, moved published application 20110202464 to Issued Patents #8,352,312, Controlling poll worker actions…Added Website address to document header

Sept 2012

Revsion 9: Moved published application “unissuing voter credit” to Issued Patents #8,260,660

Sept 2012

Revisions 7 & 8: Formatting changes

June 2012

June 2012

Revisions 4, 5, & 6:  Formatting changes, added Published Patents table and language headings.
Revisions 1-3: Document creation, formatting, and approvals from Counsel.

 

 

 

Expired Provisional Patents:

Voter Research Provisional Patent