US Patent No: 5,724,524

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Method and system for listing, brokering, and exchanging carrier capacity

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The invention is a method and system for listing and brokering a commodity and its financial derivatives. The method identifies a plurality of characteristics of a particular commodity, and then enters those characteristics into the database of a data processing system utilizing a real-time clock. An exchange market for the commodity is established based upon a pre-selected set of its characteristics; and, after a market price for the commodity has been set, a class (or classes) of financial derivatives is established together with a financial exchange market for those derivatives. The characteristics of the derivatives comprise: a common descriptive link between varied commodity types; a contract length that runs from the purchase date of the contract to the performance date for the commodity; and, a contract price. The system of the subject invention comprises a number of elements which include: data processing means; means for determining whether a match exists based upon a comparison of the commodity offered for sale and that requested for purchase or exchange; display means; means for selecting the matched entry for purchase and/or exchange; and means for determining and selecting a class of financial derivatives. The data processing means of the system, in turn, further comprises a system controller which is further comprised of: a data processing system; data entry means; memory means; and, communication means for communicating data between the system controller and a plurality of input and output points.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
PITNEY BOWES INC.STAMFORD, CT1334

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Hunt, William M Shelton, CT 5 424
Levitsky, Paul A Bridgeport, CT 5 326

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7,974,878 Information distribution system and method that provides for enhanced display formats 1 2004
7,822,661 Information distribution system and method utilizing a position adjustment factor 0 2004
7,516,086 Business rating placement heuristic 6 2004
8,239,273 Integrated pay per click and pay per call listings 4 2005
7,689,466 Dynamic pay per call listings 13 2005
7,974,879 Information distribution system 1 2006
* 2006/0129,467 Information distribution system 5 2006
8,224,704 Business rating placement heuristic 1 2009
 
PETROLEUM ELECTRONIC PRICING EXCHANGE (PEPEX), LLC. (1)
7,835,970 Method and system for automated auction and tender of complex multi-variable commodities 9 2000
 
CFPH, LLC (6)
7,006,991 Computer-implemented securities trading system with a virtual specialist function 55 2002
* 8,606,685 Computer-implemented securities trading system 0 2003
* 2005/0267,836 Method and system for transacting with a trading application 54 2005
* 2006/0173,761 System and Method for Market Research Based on Financial Exchange 49 2006
* 2006/0173,764 System and Method for Trading Based on Tournament-Style Events 33 2006
9,218,720 Box office game 0 2008
 
Sapere IP, LLC (1)
* 2012/0310,817 Methods, Systems and Computer Program Products for Providing Low Risk Portable Alpha Investment Instruments 0 2012
 
GoTo.com (2)
6,269,361 System and method for influencing a position on a search result list generated by a computer network search engine 914 1999
* 2001/0042,064 System and method for influencing a position on a search result list generated by a computer network search engine 31 2001
 
CHART TRADING DEVELOPMENT, LLC (7)
7,991,679 Systems and methods for providing a trading interface 1 2000
* 2002/0029,180 Systems and methods for providing a trading interface 33 2000
8,041,626 Systems and methods for providing a trading interface 0 2007
7,890,416 Systems and methods for providing a trading interface 3 2007
* 2007/0226,126 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING A TRADING INTERFACE 14 2007
8,060,435 Systems and methods for providing a trading interface 0 2010
* 2010/0325,029 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING A TRADING INTERFACE 2 2010
 
BLOOMBERG L.P. (4)
* 2005/0015,321 System and method for listing offerings of commercial paper and other interests 10 2001
7,447,654 Computer trading of financial interests 12 2001
* 2002/0111,896 Computer trading of financial interests 20 2001
* 2005/0160,030 Relative pricing for proposals for trading of financial interests 0 2004
 
R. J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY (1)
* 2008/0173,320 Filtered Smoking Articles 15 2007
 
Lancaster Australia Pty Limited (1)
* 6,876,982 Universal contract exchange 46 1999
 
EBAY INC. (29)
7,660,740 Method and system for listing items globally and regionally, and customized listing according to currency or shipping area 19 2001
* 2002/0046,131 Method and system for listing items globally and regionally, and customized listing according to currency or shipping area 22 2001
7,752,266 System and method to facilitate translation of communications between entities over a network 12 2001
* 2003/0074,462 System and method to facilitate translation of communications between entities over a network 9 2001
8,719,041 Method and system for customizing a network-based transaction facility seller application 3 2002
8,078,505 Method and system for automatically updating a seller application utilized in a network-based transaction facility 14 2002
7,941,348 Method and system for scheduling transaction listings at a network-based transaction facility 17 2002
* 2004/0078,297 Method and system for customizing a network-based transaction facility seller application 10 2002
* 2003/0229,554 Method and system for composing transaction listing descriptions for use in a network-based transaction facility 17 2002
* 2003/0229,545 Method and system for automatically updating a seller application utilized in a network-based transaction facility 13 2002
* 2004/0199,421 Method and system to discharge a liability associated with a proprietary currency 19 2003
7,136,863 Generic attribute database system 15 2003
9,189,568 Method and system to display and search in a language independent manner 1 2004
* 2005/0240,392 Method and system to display and search in a language independent manner 60 2004
7,536,402 System and method for handling item listings with generic attributes 2 2006
* 2007/0088,722 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR HANDLING ITEM LISTINGS WITH GENERIC ATTRIBUTES 3 2006
8,799,218 Business channel synchronization 1 2006
* 2008/0133,612 BUSINESS CHANNEL SYNCHRONIZATION 6 2006
7,895,082 Method and system for scheduling transaction listings at a network-based transaction facility 15 2006
* 2007/0112,643 Method and system for scheduling transaction listings at a network-based transaction facility 28 2006
8,140,510 System and method for handling item listings with generic attributes 1 2009
8,266,016 Method and system for listing items globally and regionally, and customized listing according to currency or shipping area 7 2010
8,639,829 System and method to facilitate translation of communications between entities over a network 2 2010
* 2010/0228,536 SYSTEM AND METHOD TO FACILITATE TRANSLATION OF COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN ENTITIES OVER A NETWORK 11 2010
8,255,286 Publishing user submissions at a network-based facility 10 2011
* 2011/0231,530 PUBLISHING USER SUBMISSIONS AT A NETWORK-BASED FACILITY 12 2011
9,092,792 Customizing an application 0 2011
8,442,871 Publishing user submissions 7 2012
8,732,037 Method and system for providing a record 3 2012
 
BGC PARTNERS, INC. (8)
* 2003/0154,152 Systems and methods for quoting a two-sided market 39 2001
8,015,097 Securities trading system with multiple levels of interest 5 2002
7,865,422 Systems and methods for providing a trading interface with advanced features 3 2005
* 2006/0080,225 Systems and methods for providing a trading interface with advanced features 5 2005
* 2006/0015,434 Systems and methods for providing a trading interface with advanced features 3 2005
8,504,454 System and method for purchasing a financial instrument indexed to entertainment revenue 1 2010
* 2010/0179,903 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PURCHASING A FINANCIAL INSTRUMENT INDEXED TO ENTERTAINMENT REVENUE 0 2010
8,027,899 System and method for forming a financial instrument indexed to entertainment revenue 2 2010
 
FUTURE SEARCH HOLDINGS, INC. (2)
8,019,741 Apparatus and methods for locating data 2 2009
* 2009/0150,363 APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR LOCATING DATA 13 2009
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