US Patent No: 5,732,398

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Self-service system for selling travel-related services or products

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In a self-service system of selling travel-related services or products by means of an interactive travel service system functioning like a travel agent, to simplify the search process by the system and the decision process by the user, the user is first queried as to travel knowledge, such as whether the user is a first-time visitor or is otherwise familiar with the travel destination, and as to personal attribute such as family orientation, age and preference for airlines, lodgings, car rental companies, price range and lifestyle. In accordance with the travel knowledge and attributes inputted electronically by the user, one or more recommendations or a whole listing will be presented for selection by the user. To simplify the process, the user is asked to input the relevant dates and the inventory database is searched so that only available choices will be presented. The system is particularly advantageous for self-service method of selling travel-related services or products such as local tour attractions, local bookings, car rental bookings, local or intrastate tour packages, airline tickets, out-of-state tour packages, cruises, optional tours or cruises, and other shopping options.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
TAGAWA, RICHARD S.HONOLULU, HI1

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Tagawa, Richard S Honolulu, HI 1 428

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COINSTAR, INC. (1)
* 2004/0215,477 Methods and systems for providing consumer services including coin-counting and digital image printing 1 2003
 
TRANSACTION HOLDINGS LTD, L.L.C. (25)
6,945,457 Automated transaction machine 86 1997
8,600,887 Automated transaction machine 1 2007
8,600,888 Automated transaction machine 0 2007
8,600,889 Automated transaction machine 0 2007
8,600,890 Automated transaction machine 0 2007
8,583,522 Automated transaction machine 0 2007
8,571,952 Automated transaction machine 0 2007
8,560,451 Automated transaction machine 0 2007
8,554,677 Automated transaction machine 0 2007
8,132,714 Automated transaction machine 1 2007
8,132,715 Automated transaction machine 2 2007
7,837,101 Automated transaction machine 4 2007
7,802,718 Automated transaction machine 4 2007
7,793,830 Automated transaction machine 4 2007
7,699,220 Automated transaction machine 5 2007
7,621,444 Automated transaction machine 6 2007
7,617,973 Automated transaction machine 4 2007
7,600,677 Automated transaction machine 4 2007
7,597,251 Automated transaction machine 7 2007
7,597,248 Automated transaction machine 4 2007
7,591,420 Automated transaction machine 5 2007
7,575,158 Automated transaction machine 5 2007
7,571,850 Automated transaction machine 8 2007
* 2008/0067,236 Automated transaction machine 22 2007
* 2008/0061,134 Automated transaction machine 22 2007
 
SABRE INC. (1)
* 2008/0091,480 GLOBAL RESERVATION TRANSACTION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD 10 2007
 
REDBOX AUTOMATED RETAIL, LLC (33)
7,234,609 Article dispensing system and method for same 58 2004
* 2005/0230,410 Article dispensing system and method for same 11 2004
7,797,077 System and method for managing vending inventory 22 2006
7,747,346 System and method for regulating vendible media products 22 2006
7,499,768 System and method for offline vending of a media product 27 2006
7,447,605 System and method for calibrating a vending apparatus 16 2006
7,366,586 System and method for communicating vending information 38 2006
* 2006/0259,191 System and method for vending vendible media products 17 2006
* 2006/0259,190 System and method for managing vending inventory 22 2006
* 2006/0259,262 System and method for calibrating a vending apparatus 10 2006
* 2006/0259,192 System and method for regulating vendible media products 27 2006
* 2006/0254,862 System and method for selling a rental media product 19 2006
7,584,869 Article dispensing system and method for same 23 2007
7,853,354 System and method for communicating vending information 16 2008
* 2009/0005,904 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COMMUNICATING VENDING INFORMATION 2 2008
7,787,987 System and method for communicating vending information 17 2008
7,988,049 System and method for calibrating a vending apparatus 11 2008
* 2011/0047,010 ARTICLE VENDING MACHINE AND METHOD FOR RECEIVING RESTRICTED DISCOUNT CODES 13 2009
8,060,247 System and method for communicating secondary vending options 6 2009
9,104,990 Article vending machine and method for exchanging an inoperable article for an operable article 0 2009
8,996,162 Article vending machine and method for exchanging an inoperable article for an operable article 0 2009
* 2011/0060,456 ARTICLE VENDING MACHINE AND METHOD FOR EXCHANGING AN INOPERABLE ARTICLE FOR AN OPERABLE ARTICLE 13 2009
8,412,374 System and method for communicating vending information 2 2010
8,155,784 System and method for regulating vendible media products 0 2010
* 2010/0312,380 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REGULATING VENDIBLE MEDIA PRODUCTS 14 2010
8,538,581 Article vending machine and method for authenticating received articles 0 2010
8,417,380 System and method for communicating vending information 2 2010
* 2011/0145,033 System and Method for Communicating Vending Information 5 2010
8,768,789 System and method for optimizing utilization of inventory space for dispensable articles 1 2012
8,712,872 System and method for optimizing utilization of inventory space for dispensable articles 1 2012
9,348,822 System and method for generating notifications related to new media 0 2012
9,286,617 System and method for applying parental control limits from content providers to media content 0 2012
9,390,577 System and method for optimizing utilization of inventory space for dispensable articles 0 2014
 
SONIFI SOLUTIONS, INC. (1)
7,444,663 Menuing system for controlling content delivery within a video distribution system 4 1998
 
PRICELINE.COM LLC (10)
* 6,332,129 Method and system for utilizing a psychographic questionnaire in a buyer-driven commerce system 105 1998
* 7,620,619 Conditional purchase offer management system 5 1999
8,086,653 Conditional purchase offer management system 4 2000
* 7,801,751 Method and apparatus for the sale of airline-specified flight tickets 5 2005
* 2005/0177,402 Method and apparatus for the sale of airline-specified flight tickets 18 2005
8,082,221 Conditional purchase offer management system 0 2009
8,082,180 Conditional purchase offer management system 0 2009
* 2010/0094,669 Conditional Purchase Offer Management System 2 2009
* 8,229,773 Method and apparatus for the sale of airline-specified flight tickets 0 2010
* 2010/0250,291 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR THE SALE OF AIRLINE-SPECIFIED FLIGHT TICKETS 10 2010
 
GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (2)
7,315,567 Method and apparatus for partial interference cancellation in a communication system 4 2001
* 2002/0021,747 Method and apparatus for partial interference cancellation in a communication system 8 2001
 
TUXIS TECHNOLOGIES LLC (1)
8,315,915 Methods and apparatus for intelligent selection of goods and services in telephonic and electronic commerce 0 2011
 
GULA CONSULTING LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (13)
8,611,919 System, method, and computer program product for providing location based services and mobile e-commerce 19 2002
* 7,487,112 System, method, and computer program product for providing location based services and mobile e-commerce 297 2002
* 2003/0220,835 System, method, and computer program product for providing location based services and mobile e-commerce 563 2002
* 2003/0065,805 System, method, and computer program product for providing location based services and mobile e-commerce 632 2002
8,606,314 Portable communications device and method 3 2007
* 2007/0118,426 Portable Communications Device and Method 92 2007
8,417,258 Portable communications device and method 8 2007
7,917,439 System, method, and computer program product for video based services and commerce 13 2008
8,204,793 Portable communication device and method of use 7 2010
* 2010/0222,090 Portable Communication Device and Method of Use 10 2010
8,799,097 Accessing remote systems using image content 0 2011
8,694,366 Locating a product or a vender using a mobile communication device 0 2011
8,666,804 Obtaining information from multiple service-provider computer systems using an agent 0 2011
 
KNAPP INVESTMENT COMPANY LIMITED (3)
* 8,108,418 System, method and article of manufacture for advanced information gathering for targetted activities 1 2006
* 2007/0011,148 System, method and article of manufacture for advanced information gathering for targetted activities 34 2006
9,058,379 System, method and article of manufacture for advanced information gathering for targeted activities 0 2011
 
Diebold Self-Service Systems division of Diebold, Incorporated (2)
* 8,033,453 ATMemo 1 2006
* 2006/0249,568 ATMemo 13 2006
 
VGS SYSTEMS ENGINEERING USA (1)
* 6,363,351 Subscriber registration and access control system and related methods 26 1997
 
T & M Consulting GmbH, (1)
* 2004/0030,568 Method and system for selling authorizations 15 2003
 
OTG EXPERIENCE, LLC (1)
* 2009/0281,903 System for Ordering Items by a User in a Limited Venue 11 2009
 
Aaron Corporation (1)
* 2004/0249,681 Software program and method for facilitating a purchase over a global information network 5 2003
 
ORBITZ WORLDWIDE, LLC (1)
7,136,821 Method and apparatus for the composition and sale of travel-oriented packages 40 2000
 
ENTERPRISE RENT-A-CAR COMPANY (1)
* 2004/0039,612 Method and apparatus for customer direct on-line reservation of rental vehicles 15 2002
 
CIAS, INC. (1)
* 2005/0055,580 Electronic delivery of admission tickets direct to a purchaser 0 2004
 
Intellectual Property I LLC (1)
8,812,620 Software and method that enables selection of one of a plurality of online service providers 1 2007
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (4)
* 6,574,607 Performing computer-based on-line commerce using an intelligent agent to put together a package of related items 26 1997
7,970,722 System, method and computer program product for a collaborative decision platform 4 2009
8,160,988 System, method and computer program product for a collaborative decision platform 1 2010
8,005,777 System, method and computer program product for a collaborative decision platform 16 2010
 
GULA CONSULTING (2)
* 2011/0170,837 SYSTEM, METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR VIDEO BASED SERVICES AND COMMERCE 20 2011
9,311,656 Facilitating entry into an access-controlled location using a mobile communication device 0 2011
 
BALLY TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
6,622,084 Travel route planner system and method 30 2002
 
UNITED AIR LINES, INC. (1)
* 2010/0153,144 Automated Check-in for Reserved Service 4 2009
 
TVL LP (6)
* 7,742,934 Methods and apparatus for determining non-obvious savings in the purchase of goods and services 8 1999
* 2002/0184,059 METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING NON-OBVIOUS SAVINGS IN THE PURCHASE OF GOODS AND SERVICES 29 1999
7,376,611 Demand aggregation and distribution system 1 1999
6,931,399 Method and apparatus for providing personalized relevant information 18 2001
7,376,617 Demand aggregation and distribution system 3 2002
* 2003/0065,592 Demand aggregation and distribution system 1 2002
 
CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
* 5,918,022 Protocol for transporting reservation system data over a TCP/IP network 53 1998
 
Enpluz, LLC (4)
9,098,879 Seller promotion creation and modification 0 2012
9,082,153 Web search and promotion search engine integration 0 2012
9,070,166 Centralized, online multi-seller interface system 0 2012
9,053,514 System supporting promotion browsing and searching 0 2012
 
OnCommand Corporation (1)
7,000,243 Allocating computer resources within a video distribution system 2 1998
 
BALLY GAMING, INC. (7)
8,419,527 Wagering game account management system 0 2007
8,439,746 Managing limitation rules for wagering accounts 0 2009
* 2011/0077,073 MANAGING LIMITATION RULES FOR WAGERING ACCOUNTS 8 2009
8,821,267 Controlling and configuring responsible gaming data 0 2012
9,047,731 Wagering game account management system 1 2013
8,784,192 Managing limitation rules for wagering accounts 2 2013
9,135,779 Managing limitation rules for wagering accounts 0 2014
 
FUJITSU LIMITED (2)
* 5,953,705 Ticketless system and processing method and memory medium storing its processing program 67 1997
* 2004/0049,413 Apparatus, method, and computer program for reservation of accommodation 9 2003
 
PRICELINE.COM INCORPORATED (1)
8,700,481 Conditional purchase offer management system 0 2011
 
CEATS, INC. (24)
7,685,009 Individual location selection and reservation system 8 2008
* 2009/0030,748 INDIVIDUAL SEAT SELECTION TICKETING AND RESERVATION SYSTEM 4 2008
7,548,866 Individual seat selection ticketing and reservation system 10 2008
7,548,867 System and method for maintaining coherency of data entries 7 2008
7,548,868 Dynamic interactive user interface 7 2008
7,548,869 System and method for selecting and reserving sets of seats 7 2008
7,548,870 System and method for selecting and reserving airline seats 7 2008
7,660,727 System and method for selecting and reserving rooms at a venue 7 2009
7,657,449 System and method for selecting and reserving time slots for an appointment 8 2009
7,885,839 User interface for displaying travel information 6 2009
7,881,953 System and method for selecting and reserving airline seats 6 2009
7,660,728 System and method for selecting and reserving airline seats 7 2009
7,640,178 System and method for selecting and reserving seats using a touch screen device 6 2009
7,664,663 System and method for displaying airline seats 7 2009
7,660,729 System and method for selecting and reserving airline seats 6 2009
* 2009/0254,384 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SELECTING AND RESERVING AIRLINE SEATS 0 2009
7,881,954 System and method for managing seat reservations 7 2009
* 2010/0036,689 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING AIRLINE SEAT RESERVATIONS 6 2009
8,219,448 System and method for managing airline seat reservations 1 2010
8,229,774 System and method for arbitrating the selection and reserving of airline seats 2 2011
8,244,561 System and method for selecting and reserving airline seats 3 2012
8,239,225 System and method for selection of airline seats and payment verification 2 2012
8,355,937 System and method for managing seat reservations 1 2012
8,775,223 System and method for managing seat reservations 1 2012
 
WEST CORPORATION (22)
* 7,280,979 Methods and apparatus for intelligent, purpose-based selection of goods and services in telephonic and electronic commerce 29 2000
7,729,945 Systems and methods that use geographic data to intelligently select goods and services to offer in telephonic and electronic commerce 43 2000
7,739,162 System, method, and business method for setting micropayment transaction to a pre-paid instrument 19 2001
* 2002/0055,906 Methods and apparatus for intelligent selection of goods and services in telephonic and electronic commerce 136 2001
7,283,974 Methods and apparatus for intelligent selection of goods and services in telephonic and electronic commerce 58 2002
* 2003/0130,904 Methods and apparatus for intelligent selection of goods and services in telephonic and electronic commerce 23 2002
7,437,313 Methods, computer-readable media, and apparatus for offering users a plurality of scenarios under which to conduct at least one primary transaction 12 2002
8,712,857 Methods and apparatus for intelligent selection of goods and services in mobile commerce 2 2003
7,792,702 Methods and system for providing offers in real time while preserving confidential information 12 2004
7,386,485 Method and system for providing offers in real time to prospective customers 46 2004
7,364,068 Methods and apparatus for intelligent selection of goods and services offered to conferees 30 2004
8,315,909 Methods and apparatus for intelligent selection of goods and services in point-of-sale commerce 4 2004
8,306,908 Methods and apparatus for intelligent selection of goods and services in telephonic and electronic commerce 9 2006
8,769,567 Methods, media, and apparatus for intelligent selection of items encoded onto portable machine-readable entertainment media 0 2007
8,201,727 Methods and apparatus for intelligent selection of goods and services offered to conferees 0 2008
7,822,647 Method and system for providing real time offers to a user based on obsolescence of possessed items 17 2008
7,853,488 Method, program storage device, and apparatus for offering a user a plurality of scenarios under which to conduct a primary transaction 8 2008
8,244,613 System, method, and business method for settling micropayment transactions to a pre-paid instrument 0 2010
8,290,829 Methods and apparatus for intelligent selection of goods and services in telephonic and electronic commerce 4 2011
8,655,746 Methods and system for providing real time offers to a user based on obsolescence of possessed items 1 2011
8,793,165 Method, program storage device, and apparatus for offering a user a plurality of scenarios under which to conduct a primary transaction 0 2011
8,800,861 Methods and apparatus for intelligent selection of goods and services offered to conferees 0 2012
 
REPORTING TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
7,330,847 System and method for management of an automatic OLAP report broadcast system 12 2003
 
SIDESTEP, INC. (1)
* 2001/0054,020 Method and apparatus for dynamic information connection engine 174 2001
 
SMART OPTIONS, LLC (16)
* 7,313,539 Method and system for reserving future purchases of goods or services 30 2000
* 2008/0215,457 Method and system for reserving future purchases of goods and services 21 2007
* 2008/0215,495 Method and system for reserving future purchases of goods and services 19 2007
8,620,771 Method and system for reserving future purchases of goods and services 10 2011
* 8,301,550 Method and system for reserving future purchases of goods or services 13 2011
8,229,841 Method and system for reserving future purchases of goods and services 11 2011
8,543,450 Method and system for reserving future purchases of goods and services 11 2012
* 8,650,114 Method and system for reserving future purchases of goods or services 10 2012
* 2013/0096,965 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR RESERVING FUTURE PURCHASES OF GOODS OR SERVICES 12 2012
9,070,150 Method and system for providing social and environmental performance based sustainable financial instruments 2 2013
8,930,260 Method and system for reserving future purchases of goods and services 3 2013
9,064,258 Method and system for reserving future purchases of goods and services 2 2013
9,026,471 Method and system for reserving future purchases of goods and services 2 2013
9,092,813 Method and system for reserving future purchases of goods and services 0 2013
9,026,472 Method and system for reserving future purchases of goods and services 2 2013
9,047,634 Method and system for reserving future purchases of goods and services 2 2013
 
U.S. BANCORP LICENSING, INC. (2)
7,702,577 System and method for conversion of initial transaction to final transaction 22 2004
* 7,702,553 System and method for conversion of initial transaction to final transaction 17 2008
 
Kayak Software Corporation (2)
7,349,894 Method and apparatus for dynamic information connection search engine 37 2004
8,458,162 Purchase handoff in a travel search engine 2 2011
 
TRAVELPORT OPERATIONS, INC. (1)
* 6,304,850 Computer-implemented system and method for booking airline travel itineraries 117 1999
 
RESTAURANT TECHNOLOGY, INC. (5)
* 2009/0265,247 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ENHANCED CUSTOMER KIOSK ORDERING 11 2009
* 2009/0259,554 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ENHANCED CUSTOMER KIOSK ORDERING 2 2009
* 2009/0259,559 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ENHANCED CUSTOMER KIOSK ORDERING 8 2009
* 2009/0259,558 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ENHANCED CUSTOMER KIOSK ORDERING 2 2009
* 2009/0259,557 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ENHANCED CUSTOMER KIOSK ORDERING 4 2009
 
NEAT GROUP CORPORATION (1)
* 2005/0119,980 Electronic negotiation systems 19 2004
 
TAMIRAS PER PTE. LTD., LLC (1)
* 6,101,477 Methods and apparatus for a travel-related multi-function smartcard 325 1998
 
Diamond Visionics Company (1)
* 6,792,401 Internet-based modeling kiosk and method for fitting and selling prescription eyeglasses 69 2000
 
HOTELS.COM, L.P. (1)
* 6,990,457 System and method for conducting transactions involving generically identified items 22 2000
 
CHARTERAUCTION.COM, INC. (1)
* 2005/0044,004 System and method for private charter aircraft auction 2 2004
 
TRAVEL SERVICES INTERNATIONAL, INC. (1)
* 6,477,533 Systems and methods of maintaining client relationships 59 2000
 
HEWLETT PACKARD ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT LP (1)
* 6,839,679 Automated travel pricing system 32 1996
 
IGT (4)
* 2003/0050,806 Method and apparatus for managing hotel transactions from a gaming device 30 2002
* 2006/0235,754 PURCHASING, REDEMPTION AND SETTLEMENT SYSTEMS AND METHODS WHEREIN A BUYER TAKES POSSESSION AT A RETAILER OF A PRODUCT PURCHASED USING A COMMUNICATION NETWORK 23 2006
8,480,486 Method and apparatus for managing hotel transactions from a gaming device 0 2008
* 2009/0011,836 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGING HOTEL TRANSACTIONS FROM A GAMING DEVICE 2 2008
 
SKYDECK CORPORATION (1)
7,971,699 Coin counter/sorter and coupon/voucher dispensing machine and method 8 2006
 
SIEMENS PRODUCT LIFECYCLE MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE INC. (1)
* 2002/0077,954 Sourcing system and method 34 2000
 
SYNXIX, INC. (1)
* 7,328,166 Global reservations transaction management system and method 59 2000
 
AIRPORTAMERICA (1)
* 2003/0055,689 Automated internet based interactive travel planning and management system 183 2002
 
TELESYSTEMS CO., LTD. (1)
* 6,048,272 Automatic bowling scoring apparatus and bowling alley management system 11 1997
 
UNOWEB VIRTUAL, LLC (1)
* 2003/0120,560 Method for creating and maintaning worldwide e-commerce 11 2001
 
PAYPAL, INC. (16)
7,236,942 Pre-sale data broadcast system and method 22 1998
7,899,710 Determination and presentation of package pricing offers in response to customer interest in a product 20 1999
8,473,341 System to provide price adjustments based on indicated product interest 0 2000
* 7,562,043 Method, system, and program for implementing an auction using calendar information 1 2001
* 7,233,912 Method and apparatus for vending a combination of products 17 2002
7,885,726 Vending machine system and method for encouraging the purchase of profitable items 2 2006
7,451,892 Vending machine system and method for encouraging the purchase of profitable items 9 2006
7,856,379 Pre-sale data broadcast system and method 3 2006
9,171,316 Method and apparatus for vending a combination of products 0 2007
* 2007/0228,062 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR VENDING A COMBINATION OF PRODUCTS 0 2007
8,068,933 Products and processes for vending a plurality of products via defined groups 2 2009
8,112,359 Pre-sale data broadcast system and method 1 2010
8,712,860 Determination and presentation of package pricing offers in response to customer interest in a product 0 2011
8,543,510 Pre-sale data broadcast system and method 0 2012
8,781,894 System to provide price adjustments based on indicated product interest 0 2013
8,892,470 Pre-sale data broadcast system and method 0 2013
 
CONSUMER EDGE INC. (1)
* 6,012,051 Consumer profiling system with analytic decision processor 390 1997
 
INVENTOR HOLDINGS, LLC (12)
7,587,333 Method and apparatus for vending products 7 1998
7,894,936 Products and processes for managing the prices of vending machine inventory 10 2004
7,218,991 System for vending physical and information items 16 2004
7,499,769 Products and processes for vending a plurality of products via defined groups 13 2006
7,826,923 Products and processes for vending a plurality of products 15 2006
7,726,562 System for vending physical and information items 2 2007
7,577,496 System for vending physical and information items 15 2007
7,912,581 Products and processes for vending a plurality of products via defined groups 5 2007
7,865,265 Products and processes for vending a plurality of products via defined groups 0 2007
7,711,658 Method and apparatus for dynamically managing vending machine inventory prices 9 2007
8,052,053 Apparatus and methods for enforcing purchase agreements 8 2009
8,434,681 Apparatus and methods for enforcing purchase agreements 7 2011
 
AIRPORTAMERICA, INC. (1)
* 2002/0010,604 Automated internet based interactive travel planning and reservation system 51 2001
 
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. (1)
* 2004/0073,447 Apparatus and methods for interactive rental information retrieval and management 1 2003
 
MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC (13)
7,797,187 System and method of protecting prices 8 2006
* 2008/0114,622 System and method of protecting prices 19 2006
8,484,057 Travel information departure date/duration grid 0 2007
8,392,224 Travel information fare history graph 0 2007
8,374,895 Travel information interval grid 0 2007
8,200,514 Travel-related prediction system 6 2007
* 2007/0198,310 TRAVEL INFORMATION INTERVAL GRID 7 2007
* 2007/0198,308 TRAVEL INFORMATION ROUTE MAP 4 2007
* 2009/0063,167 HOTEL RATE ANALYTIC SYSTEM 13 2007
* 2008/0228,658 DEAL IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM 10 2008
* 8,200,549 Trip comparison system 6 2008
8,566,143 Performing predictive pricing based on historical data 0 2011
8,694,346 Travel-related prediction system 0 2012
 
TRAVELPORT INC. (1)
* 6,360,205 Obtaining and utilizing commercial information 175 1999
 
WALKER ASSET MANAGEMENT LIMITED PARTNERSHIP (3)
* 6,112,185 Automated service upgrade offer acceptance system 136 1997
7,546,277 Method and apparatus for dynamically managing vending machine inventory prices 6 1997
* 6,397,193 Method and apparatus for automatically vending a combination of products 112 1998
 
WMS GAMING INC. (1)
7,801,736 System, method, and article of manufacture for locating and communicating with a patron at a hospitality facility 3 2000
 
EZLINKS GOLF LLC (1)
* 7,016,857 Method and device implementing a seamless user/service reservation network 6 1999
 
MICROSTRATEGY INCORPORATED (33)
7,340,040 System and method for real-time, personalized, dynamic, interactive voice services for corporate-analysis related information 119 1999
7,266,181 System and method for the creation and automatic deployment of personalized dynamic and interactive voice services with integrated inbound and outbound voice services 76 1999
6,964,012 System and method for the creation and automatic deployment of personalized, dynamic and interactive voice services, including deployment through personalized broadcasts 122 1999
6,873,693 System and method for real-time, personalized, dynamic, interactive voice services for entertainment-related information 62 1999
6,850,603 System and method for the creation and automatic deployment of personalized dynamic and interactive voice services 139 1999
6,836,537 System and method for real-time, personalized, dynamic, interactive voice services for information related to existing travel schedule 107 1999
6,798,867 System and method for the creation and automatic deployment of personalized, dynamic and interactive voice services, with real-time database queries 96 1999
6,788,768 System and method for real-time, personalized, dynamic, interactive voice services for book-related information 106 1999
6,658,093 System and method for real-time, personalized, dynamic, interactive voice services for travel availability information 127 1999
7,082,422 System and method for automatic transmission of audible on-line analytical processing system report output 34 1999
6,829,334 System and method for the creation and automatic deployment of personalized, dynamic and interactive voice services, with telephone-based service utilization and control 163 2000
6,765,997 System and method for the creation and automatic deployment of personalized, dynamic and interactive voice services, with the direct delivery of voice services to networked voice messaging systems 94 2000
7,440,898 System and method for the creation and automatic deployment of personalized, dynamic and interactive voice services, with system and method that enable on-the-fly content and speech generation 83 2000
7,197,461 System and method for voice-enabled input for use in the creation and automatic deployment of personalized, dynamic, and interactive voice services 82 2000
6,940,953 System and method for the creation and automatic deployment of personalized, dynamic and interactive voice services including module for generating and formatting voice services 108 2000
6,885,734 System and method for the creation and automatic deployment of personalized, dynamic and interactive inbound and outbound voice services, with real-time interactive voice database queries 171 2000
* 7,574,376 System and method for generating and using a transaction enable report 4 2001
8,094,788 System and method for the creation and automatic deployment of personalized, dynamic and interactive voice services with customized message depending on recipient 15 2002
8,130,918 System and method for the creation and automatic deployment of personalized, dynamic and interactive voice services, with closed loop transaction processing 6 2002
7,020,251 System and method for the creation and automatic deployment of personalized, dynamic and interactive voice services, with real-time drilling via telephone 37 2003
* 2003/0206,617 System and method for the creation and automatic deployment of personalized, dynamic and interactive voice services, with real-time drilling via telephone 0 2003
7,881,443 System and method for real-time, personalized, dynamic, interactive voice services for travel availability information 12 2003
6,977,992 System and method for the creation and automatic deployment of personalized, dynamic and interactive voice services, with real-time database queries 84 2004
7,486,780 System and method for the creation and automatic deployment of personalized, dynamic and interactive voice services, with telephone-based service utilization and control 68 2004
7,428,302 System and method for real-time, personalized, dynamic, interactive voice services for information related to existing travel schedule 81 2004
7,272,212 System and method for the creation and automatic deployment of personalized, dynamic and interactive voice services 121 2005
* 2005/0223,408 System and method for real-time, personalized, dynamic, interactive voice services for entertainment-related information 6 2005
8,051,369 System and method for the creation and automatic deployment of personalized, dynamic and interactive voice services, including deployment through personalized broadcasts 14 2005
* 2005/0210,376 System and method for the creation and automatic deployment of personalized, dynamic and interactive voice services, including deployment through personalized broadcasts 4 2005
8,607,138 System and method for OLAP report generation with spreadsheet report within the network user interface 2 2005
9,208,213 System and method for network user interface OLAP report formatting 0 2005
8,321,411 System and method for management of an automatic OLAP report broadcast system 3 2008
8,995,628 System and method for the creation and automatic deployment of personalized, dynamic and interactive voice services with closed loop transaction processing 1 2012
 
MERCURY KINGDOM ASSETS LIMITED (2)
* 8,024,206 Travel 0 2001
* 2003/0050,805 Travel 21 2001
 
WALKER DIGITAL, LLC (1)
* 2002/0116,286 Method and apparatus for utilizing demand information at a vending machine 2 2001
 
OUTERWALL INC. (34)
8,033,375 Methods and systems for exchanging and/or transferring various forms of value 7 2003
7,865,432 Methods and systems for exchanging and/or transferring various forms of value 26 2003
7,653,599 Methods and systems for exchanging and/or transferring various forms of value 29 2003
* 2006/0069,642 Methods and systems for exchanging and or transferring various forms of value 21 2003
* 2006/0064,379 Methods and systems for exchanging and/or transferring various forms of valve 41 2003
* 2006/0037,835 Methods and systems for exchanging and or transferring various forms of value 51 2003
* 7,014,108 Methods and apparatuses for purchasing telephone calling card minutes using an electronic commerce kiosk and for conducting other forms of electronic commerce 41 2003
* 2004/0031,847 Methods and apparatuses for purchasing telephone calling card minutes using an electronic commerce kiosk and for conducting other forms of electronic commerce 3 2003
7,131,580 Coin counter and voucher dispensing machine and method 43 2005
* 2006/0060,445 Coin counter and voucher dispensing machine and method 1 2005
* 2006/0207,856 Methods and systems for exchanging and/or transferring various forms of value 54 2005
7,331,521 Methods and apparatuses for purchasing telephone calling card minutes using an electronic commerce kiosk and for conducting other forms of electronic commerce 38 2006
* 2006/0108,414 Methods and apparatuses for purchasing telephone calling card minutes using an electronic commerce kiosk and for conducting other forms of electronic commerce 1 2006
7,464,802 Method and apparatus for conditioning coins prior to discrimination 25 2006
7,303,119 Coin counter and voucher dispensing machine and method 43 2006
* 2007/0069,007 Coin counter and voucher dispensing machine and method 2 2006
7,520,374 Coin discrimination apparatus and method 37 2007
7,527,193 Coin counter and voucher dispensing machine and method 13 2007
* 2008/0087,520 COIN COUNTER AND VOUCHER DISPENSING MACHINE AND METHOD 9 2007
8,332,313 Methods and systems for exchanging and/or transferring various forms of value 9 2008
7,874,478 Coin counter and voucher dispensing machine and method 37 2009
8,103,586 Methods and systems for exchanging and/or transferring various forms of value 5 2009
8,024,272 Methods and systems for exchanging/transferring gift cards 20 2010
* 2010/0198,726 METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR EXCHANGING/TRANSFERRING GIFT CARDS 30 2010
8,229,851 Methods and systems for exchanging/transferring gift cards 21 2011
9,064,268 Gift card exchange kiosks and associated methods of use 0 2011
8,874,467 Mobile commerce platforms and associated systems and methods for converting consumer coins, cash, and/or other forms of value for use with same 2 2011
9,129,294 Coin counting machines having coupon capabilities, loyalty program capabilities, advertising capabilities, and the like 0 2012
9,036,890 Optical coin discrimination systems and methods for use with consumer-operated kiosks and the like 0 2012
8,967,361 Coin counting and sorting machines 2 2013
9,022,841 Coin counting and/or sorting machines and associated systems and methods 1 2013
9,235,945 Coin input apparatuses and associated methods and systems 0 2014
9,230,381 Coin counting and sorting machines 0 2014
9,183,687 Coin counting and/or sorting machines and associated systems and methods 0 2015
 
EXPEDIA, INC. (6)
* 8,751,272 Fare compare—a system for collecting and displaying price information 0 1999
7,783,506 System and method for managing reservation requests for one or more inventory items 4 2001
7,707,075 System and method for managing inventory 4 2001
* 2003/0036,930 Method and system for creating travel packages 54 2001
* 2003/0036,981 System and method for managing inventory 11 2001
* 2003/0036,929 System and method for managing reservation requests for one or more inventory items 17 2001
 
Dell USA, L.P. (1)
* 2002/0194,089 Quote-to-order on-line tool 3 2002
 
Airport America (1)
7,599,847 Automated internet based interactive travel planning and management system 65 2002
 
CFPH, LLC (2)
* 8,086,500 Interactive assistance on purchase decision-making 1 2005
* 2012/0330,999 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING INTERACTIVE ASSISTANCE ON PURCHASE DECISION-MAKING 0 2011
 
RPX CORPORATION (8)
9,224,170 Sales channel management infrastructure 0 2012
* 8,818,852 Promotion system supporting emailed promotions and at seller premises transaction completion 0 2012
* 8,818,853 Promotion system supporting emailed promotions and at seller premises transaction completion 0 2012
* 8,818,854 Sales promotion system supporting a plurality of sellers 6 2012
* 8,818,863 Advertising system supporting dual input interfaces 0 2012
* 2013/0006,751 PROMOTION SYSTEM SUPPORTING EMAILED PROMOTIONS AND AT SELLER PREMISES TRANSACTION COMPLETION 0 2012
* 2013/0006,753 SALES PROMOTION SYSTEM SUPPORTING A PLURALITY OF SELLERS 1 2012
* 2012/0316,954 PROMOTION SYSTEM SUPPORTING EMAILED PROMOTIONS AND AT SELLER PREMISES TRANSACTION COMPLETION 0 2012
 
SIEMENS INDUSTRY, INC. (1)
8,396,728 Method and apparatus for improved customer direct on-line reservation of rental vehicles 3 2012
 
VANGUARD TRADEMARK HOLDINGS USA LLC (1)
* 2010/0106,623 Method for Completing and Storing an Electronic Rental Agreement 8 2009
* Cited By Examiner