Patent Number: 8,870,081

Title: Payment card and methods

Abstract: One variation of a method for controlling a payment card comprising a magnetic stripe emulator and a set of input regions includes: receiving a tap input on a surface of the payment card; in response to receiving the tap input, attempting wireless communication with a mobile computing device; suppressing a payment function of the magnetic stripe emulator in response to failed wireless communication with the mobile computing device; receiving a series of inputs through the set of input regions; authenticating the series of inputs as a passcode; and, in response to authenticating the series of inputs as the passcode, enabling the payment function of the magnetic stripe emulator.

Inventors: Olson; Thiago (Ann Arbor, MI), Bartenstein; Chris (Ann Arbor, MI)

Assignee: Protean Payment, Inc.

International Classification: G06K 19/06 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2018-10-28 0:00:00