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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 NumberTitleProduct Name
7,080,779Ballot Marking System and ApparatusAutoMark®
7,100,828Voting System Utilizing Hand and Machine Markable BallotsAutoMark®
7,222,787Ballot Marking System and Apparatus Utilizing Single Print HeadAutoMark®
7,314,171Ballot Marking System and Apparatus Having Ballot Alignment CompensationAutoMark®
7,314,172Ballot Marking System and Apparatus Having Periodic Ballot Alignment CompensationAutoMark®
7,753,273Ballot Marking System and Apparatus Utilizing Multiple Key Switch Voter InterfaceAutoMark®
7,566,006Pre-Printed Document Marking System and ApparatusAutoMark®
8,063,885Ballot Marking System and Apparatus Utilizing Pivotal TouchscreenAutoMark®
8,096,471Ballot Marking Device Having Attached Ballot BoxAutoMark®
7,840,742Unidirectional USB Interface CircuitAutoMark®
8,136,729Ballot Tabulation Device and Method for Tabulating Paper Ballots Printed According to Ballot StyleDS200®, ExpressVote, ExpressVote XL
6,854,644Method Of Analyzing Marks Made On A Response SheetModel 100®, DS200®, DS850®, DS450®
5,583,329 EXPIREDDirect Recording Electronic Voting Machine and Voting ProcessiVotronic®
7,387,244Electronic Voting System and Method with Voter Verifiable Real-Time Audit LogiVotronic®
8,352,312System and Method for Controlling Actions Taken on Voting DevicesAll precinct based election products including, E-Pollbooks, ballot marking devices & tabulators e.g. DS200, AutoMark, ExpressPoll-5000.
D534,583Ballot EnvelopeEnvelope for use with VoteRemote®,
D643,876Hinged Paper Voting BallotBallot 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®, & DS850® optical scanners.
8,261,984Ballot Processing SystemDS-850, DS450
7,344,071Voting System and Apparatus Using Voter Selection CardAutoMark, ExpressVote, ExpressVote XL
8,733,646Integrated Voting System and Method for Accommodating Paper Ballots and Audio BallotsDS200 / ExpressVote
8,740,058Integrated Vote by Mail Processing SystemInbound Mail Systems
8,814,045Universal Voting Station and Tabulation DeviceExpressVote & AutoMark®
8,812,594System and Method for Synchronizing Electronic Poll Book Voter DatabasesExpressPoll5000
8,814,045Universal Voting Station and Tabulation DeviceExpressVote, AutoMark
8,840,022System & Method for Decoding Marks on a Paper BallotDS200, DS450, DS850
8,991,701Voting Station For Printing A Vote Summary And Enabling Voter Confirmation Of Printed Voting SelectionsExpressVote, ExpressVote XL
ES&S also owns the following U.S. patents that are not identified in the chart above.
Patent NumberTitle
D578,564Table-Top Voting Machine
7,163,147Ballot Marking System and Apparatus Utilizing Dual Print Heads
7,344,071Voting System and Apparatus Using Voter Selection Card
7,240,835Integrated Vote by Mail Processing System
8,191,764System and Method for Detecting Security Features on Paper Ballots
8,260,660System & Method for Un-issuing Voter Credits
8,225,998Secure Ballot Box
8,352,312System and Method for Controlling Actions Taken on Voting Devices
8,944,326System & Method for Monitoring a Precinct-Based Tabulation Device
9,092,923System & Method for Monitoring Voting Devices
9,105,139System & Method for Reporting Precinct Results
9,240,085Ballot Processing System for Printing Identifiers on Paper Ballots
10,147,259Ballot Adjudication System and Method
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 NumberTitle
There are currently no Published applications, however there are 3 pending filed 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 Canadian patents owned by ES&S in association with the patented products.
Patent NumberTitleProduct Name
2,701,273Ballot Processing SystemDS450, DS850
2,574,163Integrated Vote by Mail Processing SystemVoteRemote
2,806,098Universal Voting Station and Tabulation DeviceExpressVote
2,823,575System & Method for Decoding Marks on a Paper BallotDS200, DS450, DS850
ES&S also owns the following U.S. patents that are not identified in the chart above
Patent NumberTitle
2,846,699System & Method for Monitoring a Precinct-Based Tabulation Device
2,708,010Ballot Processing System for Printing Identifiers on Paper Ballots

Expired Provisional Patents:

Voter Research Provisional Patent