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A method and system for transferring and erasing data from an electronic device is the focus of Patent Application No. 20130198144, filed by San Diego-based ecoATM.

The company has also filed Patent Application No. 20130198089, which describes a method of using a video camera, fingerprint sensor and ID card reader to enable automated recycling kiosks to comply with second-hand dealer laws.

For more information on these or any patents, please consult the U.S. Patent Office database online.

Copies of patents can be ordered by number for $3 each from the Commissioner of Patents and Trademarks, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA, 22313-1450.

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