US Patent No: 5,761,648

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Interactive marketing network and process using electronic certificates

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A data processing system issuing electronic certificates through 'online' networks of personal computers, televisions, or other devices with video monitors or telephones. Each electronic certificate includes transaction data and identification data, and can be printed out on a printing device linked to a consumer's personal input device, or electronically stored in a designated data base until a specified expiration date. The certificate can be used for various purposes, including use as a coupon for a discounted price on a product or service, proof of a gift or award, proof of reservation, or proof of payment. Consumers access the data processing system online, browse among their choices, and make their selections. The data processing system provides reports on the selected certificates and their use following selection. Certificate issuers also have online access to the data processing system and can create or revise offers, and provide various instructions pertaining to the certificates, including limitations as to the number of certificates to be issued in total and to each individual consumer.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
NEWS AMERICA MARKETING PROPERTIES LLCCHICAGO, IL17
INTERACTIVE COUPON NETWORKCHICAGO, IL1

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Anderson, Bradley A Hazel Park, MI 5 475
Barbour, James A Dearborn, MI 4 460
Gentry, Gary D Brighton, MI 4 460
Golden, Steven M Bloomfield Hills, MI 6 491
Levin, Hillel River Forest, IL 6 491
Schornberg, Albert Holly, MI 4 460

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8,224,803 System and method for augmenting content in electronic documents with links to contextually relevant information 0 2011
8,615,427 Determining a value for a coupon 0 2011
8,694,367 Coupon social networking platform 0 2011
8,560,384 Generating a score for a coupon campaign 0 2012
9,002,727 Identifier-based coupon distribution 0 2012
9,026,547 Fault-tolerant search 0 2012
8,798,996 Splitting term lists recognized from speech 0 2012
8,768,761 Unlocking coupon offers 1 2012
9,424,585 Coupon copy protection 0 2013
9,141,998 Unlocking coupon offers 0 2014
 
YOUNG AMERICA, LLC (2)
8,511,553 Method and processes for secure real time purchase validation award system 0 2004
9,087,342 Method and processes for secure real time purchase validation award system 0 2013
 
$AVE$MART, INC., CALIFORNIA CORPORATION (1)
* 6,237,145 System for accessing promotion information and for generating redeemable coupons therefrom 166 1996
 
NEWS AMERICA MARKETING PROPERTIES LLC (3)
8,050,969 Interactive marketing network and process using electronic certificates 6 2008
8,775,245 Secure coupon distribution 1 2010
8,370,200 Interactive marketing network and process using electronic certificates 2 2011
 
TEQ Development (7)
7,315,836 Method for obtaining and allocating investment income based on the capitalization of intellectual property 5 2000
7,228,288 Method of repeatedly securitizing intellectual property assets and facilitating investments therein 16 2001
* 2001/0042,034 Method of repeatedly securitizing intellectual property assets and facilitating investments therein 13 2001
7,269,566 Method for obtaining and allocating investment income based on the capitalization of intellectual property 9 2002
7,216,100 Method for obtaining and allocating investment income based on the capitalization of intellectual property 72 2002
7,668,770 Method of repeatedly securitizing intellectual property assets and facilitating investments therein 1 2007
7,529,684 Method for obtaining and allocating investment income based on the capitalization of intellectual property 0 2007
 
INTELLECTUAL VENTURES HOLDING 81 LLC (1)
* 6,493,743 PDA workspace interface using application icons for downloading remote user file 47 1998
 
III HOLDINGS 1, LLC (2)
8,046,256 System and method for using loyalty rewards as currency 78 2001
* 2001/0054,003 System and method for using loyalty points 374 2001
 
NETRAKER CORPORATION (1)
* 6,859,784 Automated research tool 58 1999
 
PENTRON TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
* 2005/0267,812 Method for providing discount offers to a user 19 2004
 
KINTERA, INC. (1)
* 2002/0091,538 Method and system for an efficient fundraising campaign over a wide area network 18 2001
 
FREE STREAM MEDIA CORP. (6)
9,154,942 Zero configuration communication between a browser and a networked media device 1 2013
9,026,668 Real-time and retargeted advertising on multiple screens of a user watching television 1 2013
9,167,419 Discovery and launch system and method 1 2013
8,904,021 Communication dongle physically coupled with a media device to automatically discover and launch an application on the media device and to enable switching of a primary output display from a first display of a mobile device to a second display of the media device through an operating system of the mobile device sharing a local area network with the communication dongle 1 2013
9,258,383 Monetization of television audience data across muliple screens of a user watching television 1 2014
9,386,356 Targeting with television audience data across multiple screens 0 2015
 
beenz.com Ireland Ltd. (1)
* 2004/0073,483 Compensation driven network based exchange system and method 10 2003
 
TELCONTAR (1)
6,731,928 Method for providing matching and introduction services to proximate mobile users and service providers 1 2000
 
Way Out World, LLC (4)
* 2007/0055,562 System and methods for multi-modal game augmented interactive marketing 1 2005
* 2007/0050,243 Multi-unit system and methods for game augmented interactive marketing 20 2005
* 2007/0050,242 Solo-unit system and methods for game augmented interactive marketing 1 2005
* 2007/0049,367 Methods for game augmented interactive marketing 1 2005
 
SOVERAIN SOFTWARE LLC (2)
* 6,279,112 Controlled transfer of information in computer networks 243 1996
7,124,092 Controlled transfer of information in computer networks 19 2001
 
KABUSHIKIKAISHA EQUOS RESEARCH (1)
* 2001/0037,271 Accounting system and method in data communication network 13 2001
 
FACEBOOK, INC. (3)
7,340,419 Method and apparatus for product display 25 2002
7,835,950 Method and apparatus for product display 17 2006
7,912,758 Method and apparatus for product display 17 2007
 
NCH MARKETING SERVICES, INC. (6)
7,356,486 System and method for administering promotions 9 1999
* 2001/0018,665 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ADMINISTERING PROMOTIONS 5 1999
7,495,788 Wireless system for broadcasting, receiving and printing packets of information 0 2001
* 2001/0046,064 Wireless system for broadcasting, receiving and printing packets of information 6 2001
* 2006/0041,475 System and method for administering promotions 1 2005
* 2006/0122,905 Wireless system for recording, transmitting and receiving messages on a consumer accessible receiver 10 2006
 
Tuitionfund, LLC. (6)
7,499,872 Methods and systems for applying rebates to higher education 1 2000
7,653,572 Methods and systems for providing a rebate program 9 2008
7,899,704 Methods and systems for providing a merchant funded rebate program 11 2009
8,065,183 Methods and systems for providing a merchant funded rebate or rewards program 1 2011
8,156,000 Methods and systems for providing a targeted merchant funded rebate or rewards program 5 2011
8,589,226 Methods and systems for providing a merchant funded incentive rebate or awards program 0 2012
 
EBAY INC. (4)
* 2002/0072,968 System and method for incentivizing online sales 5 2000
8,266,016 Method and system for listing items globally and regionally, and customized listing according to currency or shipping area 7 2010
9,092,792 Customizing an application 0 2011
8,732,037 Method and system for providing a record 3 2012
 
A.P.M. Co., Ltd. (1)
* 5,903,875 Method of issuing a service ticket in transactions of commodities by making use of communication 46 1996
 
CHRONIC NETWORKS LLC (1)
* 2003/0125,958 Voice-interactive marketplace providing time and money saving benefits and real-time promotion publishing and feedback 97 2002
 
OnCard Marketing, Inc. (4)
7,540,415 Electronic delivery of admission tickets direct to a purchaser 11 2004
8,201,735 Electronic delivery of admission tickets direct to a purchaser 3 2009
9,117,226 System and method for delivering an authorized in-store promotion to a consumer 0 2011
9,147,196 System and method for delivering a restricted use in-store promotion to a consumer 0 2011
 
QUANTUM DYNAMICS LLC (1)
* 2004/0107,135 Electronic coupon distribution and redemption system and method 9 2002
 
THE WESTERN UNION COMPANY (6)
* 2007/0208,618 COUPON CODE SYSTEMS AND METHODS 5 2006
8,818,904 Generation systems and methods for transaction identifiers having biometric keys associated therewith 1 2007
7,933,835 Secure money transfer systems and methods using biometric keys associated therewith 10 2007
8,504,473 Money transfer system and messaging system 4 2007
8,762,267 Money transfer system and messaging system 0 2013
9,123,044 Generation systems and methods for transaction identifiers having biometric keys associated therewith 0 2014
 
Pitney Bowes Inc. (15)
6,865,561 Closed system meter having address correction capabilities 17 1998
6,853,989 System and method for selecting and accounting for value-added services with a closed system meter 4 1998
6,408,286 Postage printing system having a digital coupon distribution system 56 1998
6,970,856 Postage printing system having subsidized printing of third party messages 4 2000
7,072,845 Messaging system having recipient profiling 1 2000
7,058,586 Information delivery system for providing senders with a recipient's messaging preferences 9 2000
6,690,773 Recipient control over aspects of incoming messages 16 2000
6,816,838 Production mail system having subsidies for printing of third party messages on mailpieces 6 2000
6,886,001 System and method for linking an indicium with address information of a mailpiece in a closed system postage meter 0 2002
* 2002/0143,714 System and method for linking an indicium with address information of a mailpiece in a closed system postage meter 1 2002
* 2006/0229,934 Information delivery system for providing senders with a recipient's messaging preferences 13 2006
7,412,401 Messaging system having recipient profiling 1 2006
* 2006/0247,966 Messaging system having recipient profiling 0 2006
8,630,883 Information delivery system for providing senders with a recipient's messaging preferences 0 2010
* 2010/0306,332 INFORMATION DELIVERY SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING SENDERS WITH A RECIPIENT'SMESSAGING PREFERENCES 3 2010
 
LEXMARK INTERNATIONAL, INC. (1)
* 2010/0293,095 Method for Secure Identification of a Device 1 2009
 
RATEZE REMOTE MGMT. L.L.C. (8)
7,209,889 Secure system for the issuance, acquisition, and redemption of certificates in a transaction network 41 1999
7,979,057 Third-party provider method and system 25 2001
7,209,733 Credit manager method and system 56 2001
* 2002/0042,774 Credit manager method and system 15 2001
* 2011/0060,904 SECURE SYSTEM FOR THE ISSUANCE, ACQUISITION, AND REDEMPTION OF CERTIFICATES IN A TRANSACTION NETWORK 3 2007
7,899,755 Secure system for the issuance, acquisition, and redemption of certificates in a transaction network 1 2007
8,175,519 Third-party provider method and system 0 2011
* 2011/0184,788 Third-Party Provider Method and System 0 2011
 
ORACLE AMERICA, INC. (1)
* 6,002,771 Method and system for regulating discounts on merchandise distributed through networked computer systems 135 1996
 
VALASSIS COMMUNICATIONS, INC. (1)
6,230,143 System and method for analyzing coupon redemption data 114 1998
 
Amway Corporation (11)
6,980,962 Electronic commerce transactions within a marketing system that may contain a membership buying opportunity 296 2000
7,359,871 System and method for managing recurring orders in a computer network 71 2000
7,778,884 Electronic commerce transactions within a marketing system that may contain a membership buying opportunity 33 2006
* 2006/0235,764 Electronic commerce transactions within a marketing system that may contain a membership buying opportunity 35 2006
7,953,645 System and method for managing recurring orders in a computer network 2 2007
* 2008/0015,951 System and method for managing recurring orders in a computer network 8 2007
8,239,272 Electronic commerce transactions within a marketing system that may contain a membership buying opportunity 0 2010
* 2010/0262,478 ELECTRONIC COMMERCE TRANSACTIONS WITHIN A MARKETING SYSTEM THAT MAY CONTAIN A MEMBERSHIP BUYING OPPORTUNITY 4 2010
8,666,832 System and method for managing recurring orders in a computer network 0 2011
8,666,838 Electronic commerce transactions within a marketing system that may contain a membership buying opportunity 3 2012
8,688,539 Electronic commerce transactions within a marketing system that may contain a membership buying opportunity 0 2012
 
TEMBUL GROUP LTD., LLC (1)
6,832,388 Personal computer used in conjunction with television to display information related to television programming 32 2000
 
GULA CONSULTING LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (24)
7,398,225 System and method for networked loyalty program 42 2001
7,398,226 System and method for networked loyalty program 32 2001
7,613,628 System and method for networked loyalty program 40 2001
7,613,629 System and method for the transfer of loyalty points 45 2002
7,584,149 System and method for securing data through a PDA portal 11 2006
8,155,999 System and method for a merchant loyalty system 17 2006
7,672,870 System and method for monitoring consumer purchasing activity 36 2006
* 2006/0253,329 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR NETWORKED LOYALTY PROGRAM 13 2006
7,496,524 System and method for networked loyalty program 23 2007
7,428,498 System and method for networked loyalty program 25 2007
* 2007/0112,631 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR NETWORKED LOYALTY PROGRAM 23 2007
7,945,516 System and method for securing data through a PDA portal 1 2007
* 2007/0179,895 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SECURING DATA THROUGH A PDA PORTAL 4 2007
7,890,367 System and method for tiered filtering of purchase transactions 5 2007
8,024,220 System and method for networked loyalty program 18 2007
7,813,955 System and method for networked loyalty program 88 2007
8,050,968 System and method for the real-time transfer of loyalty points between accounts 16 2008
7,996,320 System and method for securing data through a PDA portal 7 2008
8,065,182 System and method for networked loyalty program 12 2009
8,732,013 System and method for tiered filtering of purchase transactions 0 2010
8,738,532 System and method for securing data through a PDA portal 0 2011
8,626,582 System and method for networked loyalty program 0 2011
8,458,026 System and method for networked loyalty program 0 2011
8,639,568 System and method for a merchant loyalty system 0 2012
 
MARITZ INC. (2)
* 2002/0123,926 System and method for implementing a loyalty program incorporating on-line and off-line transactions 101 2001
* 2002/0120,511 System and method for print-on-demand electronic awards for motivation programs 17 2002
 
Vista U.S.A. (1)
7,703,668 Compact protocol and solution for substantially offline messaging between portable consumer device and base device 2 2006
 
PLATFORM-A INC. (1)
* 2002/0095,337 System and method for providing incentives to customers over a computer network 2 2001
 
CIAS, INC. (1)
* 2005/0055,580 Electronic delivery of admission tickets direct to a purchaser 0 2004
 
NDS LIMITED (2)
* 2003/0094,489 Voting system and method 9 2002
* 2009/0199,231 Time shifted interactive television 26 2009
 
NoClips.com Inc. (2)
7,308,419 Method and system for tracking consumer awareness of brand-names 4 2000
* 2005/0033,639 Multi-vendor transactions based on near-immediate rebate detection 19 2004
 
Sprint Communications Company L.P. (6)
8,423,408 Dynamic advertising content distribution and placement systems and methods 13 2006
9,275,390 Systems and methods for state based advertisement messaging across media types 1 2006
8,442,858 Subscriber data insertion into advertisement requests 5 2006
8,326,673 Carrier data based product inventory management and marketing 6 2006
9,319,379 Methods and systems of generating a unique mobile device identifier 1 2013
9,374,335 System and method for distributing messages to particular mobile devices 0 2013
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (3)
* 6,336,098 Method for electronic distribution and redemption of coupons on the world wide web 177 1997
* 2002/0128,851 Method and system for automating product registration 32 2001
* 2007/0294,272 Apparatus and Method for Autonomic Index Creation, Modification and Deletion 2 2006
 
ALPS ELECTRIC CO., LTD. (1)
* 2002/0004,756 Direct electronic purchase of online information 3 2001
 
DEAN P.ALDERUCCII (1)
* 2002/0178,071 SETTLEMENT SYSTEMS AND METHODS WHEREIN A BUYER TAKES POSSESSION AT A RETAILER OF A PRODUCT PURCHASED USING A COMMUNICATION NETWORK 43 1999
 
CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC. (12)
6,681,393 Viewer interaction feedback method and system for use with an interactive telecommunication system 77 1998
7,340,760 Advertisements in an end-user controlled playback environment 26 2001
* 2002/0138,831 Advertisements in an end-user controlled playback environment 38 2001
7,765,563 User interaction feedback system 2 2003
* 2004/0049,786 User interaction feedback system 1 2003
8,397,255 Advanced television system 18 2006
7,647,609 Advertisements in an end-user controlled playback environment 20 2008
* 2008/0109,842 Advertisements in an end-user controlled playback environment 5 2008
7,882,519 Advertisements in an end-user controlled playback environment 4 2009
* 2010/0070,993 ADVERTISEMENTS IN AN END-USER CONTROLLED PLAYBACK ENVIRONMENT 1 2009
8,732,750 Advertisements in an end-user controlled playback environment 0 2010
* 2011/0093,884 ADVERTISEMENTS IN AN END-USER CONTROLLED PLAYBACK ENVIRONMENT 4 2010
 
SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD. (1)
6,450,407 Chip card rebate system 411 2000
 
FUJITSU LIMITED (2)
7,467,100 Personal shopping data service system using extended gaming machine memory module 13 2003
* 2004/0181,456 Personal shopping data service system using extended gaming machine memory module 2 2003
 
Sprint Spectrum L.P. (1)
* 2007/0162,341 Method and System for Distribution and Use of Coupons 28 2007
 
BEESTRIP LLC (1)
* 2012/0245,994 TRACKING AND REWARDING MAILER RESPONSE 0 2012
 
FIRST DATA CORPORATION (1)
* 6,332,126 System and method for a targeted payment system discount program 178 1996
 
AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY II, L.P. (1)
* 7,577,609 Method and apparatus using digital credentials and other electronic certificates for electronic transactions 8 2006
 
VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC. (1)
6,169,542 Method of delivering advertising through an interactive video distribution system 200 1998
 
TRAVELPORT OPERATIONS, INC. (1)
6,304,850 Computer-implemented system and method for booking airline travel itineraries 118 1999
 
GREEN VIRTUAL SOLUTIONS, LLC (1)
* 2011/0082,729 SYSTEM FOR IN-STORE COUPON DISTRIBUTION AND REDEMPTION 2 2009
 
INTEL CORPORATION (1)
* 2005/0131,761 Mobile digital coupons 105 2003
 
MENSCH CAPITAL, LLC (1)
* 6,990,392 Apparatus and method for providing items of value in cooperation with operation of a companion device 5 2000
 
TELEFONAKTICBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL) (1)
* 2004/0064,365 Electronic coupons 4 2003
 
DR. JOHANNES HEIDENHAIN GMBH (1)
* 2002/0015,389 Method and device for serial data transmission between a position measuring system and a processing unit 3 2001
 
TRILEGIANT CORPORATION (2)
* 2006/0116,932 Internet-based frequency and award redemption system and method 3 2006
* 2006/0116,931 Internet-based frequency and award redemption system and method 2 2006
 
IAM NETWORKS.COM (1)
6,647,372 Method and apparatus for using prior activities to improve the probability of completing transactions for a customer in a retail environment 45 1999
 
CHARTERAUCTION.COM, INC. (1)
* 2005/0044,004 System and method for private charter aircraft auction 2 2004
 
TRILEGIANT LOYALTY SOLUTIONS, INC. (2)
* 2003/0200,142 On-line employee incentive system 111 2002
* 2002/0188,511 Interactive online point redemption system 76 2002
 
Biffar, Peter (1)
* 6,205,435 Self-contained payment system with circulating digital vouchers 72 1999
 
IAM NETWORKS.COM, INC. (1)
6,810,385 Method and apparatus using consumer idle time for productive activities 11 1999
 
MIDNIGHT BLUE REMOTE ACCESS LLC (3)
6,292,786 Method and system for generating incentives based on substantially real-time product purchase information 398 1999
6,611,811 Method and system for accumulating marginal discounts and applying an associated incentive upon achieving threshold 121 1999
RE44541 Method and system for accumulating marginal discounts and applying an associated incentive upon achieving threshold 0 2005
 
COUPONS.COM INCORPORATED (1)
* 7,231,357 System and method for the targeted distribution of discount coupons over a network 54 1999
 
CATALINA MARKETING INTERNATIONAL, A DE CORP. (1)
* 5,970,469 System and method for providing shopping aids and incentives to customers through a computer network 529 1996
 
IGT (2)
* 2006/0224,466 SYSTEM AND PROCESS FOR LOCAL ACQUISITION OF PRODUCTS PRICED ONLINE 4 2006
* 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
 
Visa U.S.A. Inc. (55)
8,010,405 Multi-application smart card device software solution for smart cardholder reward selection and redemption 7 2003
8,626,577 Network centric loyalty system 0 2003
6,920,611 Method and system for implementing a loyalty merchant component 92 2003
8,554,610 Method and system for providing reward status 1 2003
7,104,446 Method, system and portable consumer device using wildcard values 35 2003
8,015,060 Method and system for managing limited use coupon and coupon prioritization 0 2003
7,121,456 Method and system for managing token image replacement 29 2003
7,051,923 Method and system for providing interactive cardholder rewards image replacement 42 2003
8,407,083 Method and system for managing reward reversal after posting 12 2003
8,005,763 Method and system for providing a distributed adaptive rules based dynamic pricing system 0 2003
7,827,077 Method and apparatus for management of electronic receipts on portable devices 10 2003
7,653,602 Centralized electronic commerce card transactions 13 2003
7,464,870 Method and system for providing interactive cardholder rewards image replacement 4 2006
7,690,560 Compact protocol and solution for substantially offline messaging between portable consumer device and base device 3 2006
7,350,702 Method, system and portable consumer device using wildcard values 15 2006
7,407,094 Wireless payment method and systems 37 2006
* 2007/0001,001 Wireless payment method and systems 19 2006
7,374,078 Method and system for managing token image replacement 4 2006
7,600,670 Compact protocol and solution for substantially offline messaging between portable consumer device and base device 5 2006
* 2007/0034,679 Compact protocol and solution for substantially offline messaging between portable consumer device and base device 33 2006
7,367,501 Method, system and portable consumer device using wildcard values 11 2006
8,170,527 Real-time balance on a mobile phone 7 2007
7,857,215 Method and system including phone with rewards image 0 2007
7,857,216 Method and system for providing interactive cardholder rewards image replacement 0 2007
7,654,451 Method, system and portable consumer device using wildcard values 9 2007
7,611,054 Mobile phone including wildcard data string 9 2007
7,624,917 Method and system for managing token image replacement 3 2007
7,591,412 Method and system for managing token image replacement 4 2007
8,096,468 Wireless portable consumer electronics device facilitating multi-range transactions 1 2007
8,645,971 Real-time balance updates 8 2007
8,615,426 Coupon offers from multiple entities 7 2007
8,923,827 Mobile payment management 0 2008
8,433,651 Mobile device including computer readable medium suitable for tax processing and currency conversion 0 2008
8,205,794 Wireless payment method and systems 2 2008
8,386,343 Method and user device for management of electronic receipts 0 2009
7,987,120 Method and portable device for management of electronic receipts 11 2009
7,725,369 Method and server for management of electronic receipts 9 2009
9,087,426 Method and administration system for management of electronic receipts 0 2009
7,861,919 Method and system for managing loyalty program information on a phone 4 2009
7,900,831 Method and system using wildcard values 2 2009
* 2010/0211,445 INCENTIVES ASSOCIATED WITH LINKED FINANCIAL ACCOUNTS 20 2010
8,011,570 Compact protocol and solution for substantially offline messaging between portable consumer device and base device 1 2010
* 2010/0306,032 Systems and Methods to Summarize Transaction Data 31 2010
* 2011/0029,367 Systems and Methods to Generate Transactions According to Account Features 12 2010
8,346,634 Method and apparatus for management of electronic receipts on portable devices 2 2010
8,141,777 Method and system using wildcard values 0 2011
8,244,648 Method and system for providing a distributed adaptive rules based dynamic pricing system 0 2011
8,646,684 Compact protocol and solution for substantially offline messaging between portable consumer device and base device 0 2011
8,452,257 Real-time balance on a mobile phone 0 2012
8,567,671 Wireless payment method and systems 0 2012
8,682,716 Method and system for managing limited use coupon and coupon prioritization 1 2012
9,141,967 Method and system for managing reward reversal after posting 0 2013
8,775,241 Method and system for determining rewards 0 2013
8,793,156 Method and system for providing reward status 0 2013
8,903,734 Coupon offers from multiple entities 0 2013
 
AVID TECHNOLOGY, INC. (3)
6,847,373 Natural color matching in a video editing system 17 1999
7,081,900 Graphical user interface for color correction 4 2003
7,973,800 Source color modification on a digital nonlinear editing system 0 2006
 
S.F. IP PROPERTIES 62 LLC (1)
* 2004/0143,501 Processing negotiable economic credits through electronic hand held devices 25 2004
 
PAYPAL, INC. (34)
7,831,470 Method and apparatus for facilitating electronic commerce through providing cross-benefits during a transaction 4 1998
7,236,942 Pre-sale data broadcast system and method 23 1998
7,818,284 Method and apparatus for providing cross-benefits via a central authority 16 1999
7,827,057 Method and apparatus for providing cross-benefits based on a customer activity 35 1999
7,729,988 Method and apparatus for processing credit card transactions 2 1999
6,839,683 Systems and methods using a representation of a stored benefit to facilitate a transaction 12 2000
7,499,875 Method and apparatus for facilitating online payment transactions in a network-based transaction facility using multiple payment instruments 41 2000
6,873,967 Electronic shopping assistant and method of use 56 2000
* 6,611,814 System and method for using virtual wish lists for assisting shopping over computer networks 102 2000
* 2002/0169,664 System for providing offers using a billing statement 33 2001
* 2005/0043,994 Method for allowing a customer to obtain a discounted price for a transaction and terminal for performing the method 33 2004
* 2005/0165,646 Billing statement customer acquisition system 18 2005
8,706,618 Release of funds based on criteria 0 2005
7,899,712 Method and apparatus for facilitating online payment transactions in a network-based transaction facility 7 2006
7,467,745 Billing statement customer acquisition system 1 2006
* 2006/0218,094 BILING STATEMENT CUSTOMER ACQUISTION SYSTEM 0 2006
7,827,056 Method and apparatus for facilitating electronic commerce through providing cross-benefits during a transaction 38 2006
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
* 2007/0073,587 Pre-sale data broadcast system and method 9 2006
9,171,316 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
8,255,325 Method and apparatus for facilitating online payment transactions in a network-based transaction facility using multiple payment instruments 2 2009
8,706,632 Method and apparatus for processing credit card transactions 0 2010
8,055,582 Multi currency exchanges between participants of a network-based transaction facility 8 2010
8,700,456 Method and apparatus for providing cross-benefits based on a customer activity 0 2010
8,234,164 Method and apparatus for facilitating electronic commerce through providing cross-benefits during a transaction 24 2010
8,112,359 Pre-sale data broadcast system and method 1 2010
8,249,990 Multi currency exchanges between participants of a networked-based transaction facility 3 2011
8,543,510 Pre-sale data broadcast system and method 0 2012
8,543,451 Method and apparatus for facilitating electronic commerce through providing cross-benefits during a transaction 0 2012
8,712,913 Multi currency exchanges between participants 0 2012
8,892,470 Pre-sale data broadcast system and method 0 2013
 
INVENTOR HOLDINGS, LLC (12)
7,587,333 Method and apparatus for vending products 7 1998
7,006,983 Method and system for processing a rebate 55 2000
7,894,936 Products and processes for managing the prices of vending machine inventory 10 2004
7,499,769 Products and processes for vending a plurality of products via defined groups 13 2006
8,630,916 System and method for encouraging competitive participation in an auction 0 2006
* 2006/0242,056 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ENCOURAGING COMPETITIVE PARTICIPATION IN AN AUCTION 9 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
 
Schlee, Daniel R. (2)
7,725,350 Promotional data delivery system and method 36 2002
* 2002/0107,739 Promotional data delivery system and method 7 2002
 
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. (3)
6,505,168 System and method for gathering and standardizing customer purchase information for target marketing 151 1999
9,230,259 Systems and methods for mobile ordering and payment 0 2010
8,645,222 System and methods for mobile ordering and payment 4 2011
 
SILVERBROOK RESEARCH PTY LTD (7)
7,330,974 Method and system for delivery of a secure document 10 2000
7,757,090 System for verifying of secure document 3 2007
* 2008/0067,230 SYSTEM FOR VERIFYING OF SECURE DOCUMENT 7 2007
7,770,784 Secured access using a position-coded system 1 2008
* 2009/0039,148 SECURED ACCESS USING A POSITION-CODED SYSTEM 1 2008
7,900,821 Method of gaining access to goods or services 0 2010
* 2010/0294,833 METHOD OF GAINING ACCESS TO GOODS OR SERVICES 3 2010
 
ADVANCED MICROMECHANIC AND AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGY LTD. (1)
* 2008/0014,867 Portable Identity Card Reader System For Physical and Logical Access 74 2007
 
ServiceMagic, Inc. (1)
7,096,193 Facilitating commerce among consumers and service providers by matching ready-to-act consumers and pre-qualified service providers 44 2000
 
WALKER ASSET MANAGEMENT LIMITED PARTNERSHIP (2)
7,546,277 Method and apparatus for dynamically managing vending machine inventory prices 6 1997
6,898,570 Billing statement customer acquistion system 110 1998
 
S.F. IP PROPERTIES 59 LLC (1)
* 2007/0157,021 SECURE SYSTEM FOR THE ISSUANCE, ACQUISITION, AND REDEMPTION OF CERTIFICATES IN A TRANSACTION NETWORK 9 2007
 
METAVANTE CORPORATION (2)
* 2007/0288,313 E-Coupon System and Method 27 2007
* 2009/0106,115 E-Coupon Settlement and Clearing Process 50 2008
 
NEC ELECTRONICS CORPORATION (1)
7,058,591 Method and apparatus for generating purchase incentives based on price differentials 20 1999
 
Ideals, Inc. (1)
* 2007/0156,528 On-line coupon distribution system 3 2006
 
ASN HOLDINGS, LLC (3)
7,668,747 System and method for providing incentives to purchasers 20 2000
* 2002/0052,778 System and method for providing incentives to purchasers 103 2000
* 8,200,532 System and method for providing incentives to purchasers 0 2010
 
WALKER DIGITAL, LLC (4)
* 2002/0165,771 Method and apparatus for establishing prices for a plurality of products 118 2001
* 2002/0147,663 Systems and methods for facilitating a transaction by use of third party subsidies 11 2002
* 2004/0243,478 Purchasing, redemption, and settlement systems and methods wherein a buyer takes possession at a retailer of a product purchased using a communication network 60 2004
* 2006/0129,456 Systems and methods for processing a rebate 12 2005
 
AFFINION NET PATENTS, INC. (11)
* 6,009,412 Fully integrated on-line interactive frequency and award redemption program 296 1998
6,578,012 Fully integrated, on-line interactive frequency and award redemption program 82 1999
7,430,520 System and method for determining the level of a authentication required for redeeming a customer's award credits 2 2000
* 2003/0236,701 Method and system for affiliate tracking 23 2001
* 2003/0036,952 Redemption system for award redemption 36 2001
8,060,404 Internet-based frequency and award redemption system and method 0 2007
7,856,376 Internet-based frequency and award redemption system and method 27 2007
* 2008/0109,308 Internet-Based Frequency and Award Redemption System and Method 1 2007
* 2008/0052,170 Internet-Based Frequency and Award Redemption System and Method 0 2007
7,778,868 System and method for determining the level of an authentication required for redeeming a customers award credits 1 2008
* 2009/0024,485 System And Method For Determining The Level Of An Authentication Required For Redeeming A Customers Award Credits 0 2008
 
COUPONS, INC. (2)
* 2008/0215,438 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING DISTRIBUTION OF ELECTRONIC COUPONS 3 2008
* 2008/0177,603 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING DISTRIBUTION OF ELECTRONIC COUPONS 3 2008
 
AUTOSAVINGS NETWORK, INC. (1)
* 2010/0153,198 System and Method for Providing Incentives to Purchasers 4 2010
 
Vinod Khosla (1)
* 5,884,277 Process for issuing coupons for goods or services to purchasers at non-secure terminals 187 1995
 
ANOTO AB (1)
* 2003/0014,327 System and method in electronic commerce from hand-held computer units 14 2002
 
MONKEYRULES.COM CORPORATION (3)
8,620,741 System and method for reducing excess capacity for restaurants and other industries during off-peak or other times 0 2011
8,484,079 System and method for reducing excess capacity for restaurants and other industries during off-peak or other times 0 2011
* 2011/0173,062 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REDUCING EXCESS CAPACITY FOR RESTAURANTS AND OTHER INDUSTRIES DURING OFF-PEAK OR OTHER TIMES 7 2011
 
DIDGETS, INC. (1)
* 2002/0077,957 Trading digital marketing instruments in a computer network 0 2000
 
TARGET BRANDS, INC. (2)
8,489,452 Systems and methods for providing a user incentive program using smart card technology 5 2003
9,152,973 Systems and methods for providing a user incentive program using circuit chip technology 0 2013
 
Zowi.com, Inc (1)
* 6,173,269 Method and apparatus for executing electronic commercial transactions with minors 267 1999
 
RPX-LV ACQUISITION LLC (1)
8,069,098 Input device for allowing interface to a web site in association with a unique input code 0 2008
 
RPX CORPORATION (21)
* 6,836,799 Method and apparatus for tracking user profile and habits on a global network 127 1999
7,818,423 Retrieving personal account information from a web site by reading a credit card 16 2000
7,493,283 Performing an e-commerce transaction from credit card account information retrieved from a credit card company web site 16 2000
7,379,901 Accessing a vendor web site using personal account information retrieved from a credit card company web site 22 2000
7,383,333 Method and apparatus for tracking user profile and habits on a global network 13 2004
7,870,189 Input device having positional and scanning capabilities 18 2005
7,912,961 Input device for allowing input of unique digital code to a user's computer to control access thereof to a web site 4 2006
7,596,786 Method and apparatus for utilizing an existing product code to issue a match to a predetermined location on a global network 9 2007
7,925,780 Method for connecting a wireless device to a remote location on a network 9 2007
7,908,467 Automatic configuration of equipment software 11 2007
7,819,316 Portable scanner for enabling automatic commerce transactions 7 2007
7,636,788 Method and apparatus for matching a user's use profile in commerce with a broadcast 7 2007
7,536,478 Method and apparatus for opening and launching a web browser in response to an audible signal 7 2007
7,904,344 Accessing a vendor web site using personal account information retrieved from a credit card company web site 5 2008
7,548,988 Software downloading using a television broadcast channel 17 2008
7,739,353 Launching a web site using a personal device 9 2008
7,822,829 Method for interfacing scanned product information with a source for the product over a global network 16 2008
8,005,985 Method and apparatus for utilizing an audibly coded signal to conduct commerce over the internet 1 2008
7,979,576 Method and apparatus for connecting a user location to one of a plurality of destination locations on a network 10 2008
7,912,760 Method and apparatus for utilizing a unique transaction code to update a magazine subscription over the internet 4 2009
8,296,440 Method and apparatus for accessing a remote location with an optical reader having a programmable memory system 6 2009
 
GAMETEK LLC (2)
* 7,076,445 System and methods for obtaining advantages and transacting the same in a computer gaming environment 67 2000
* 2010/0106,574 Computing Environment Transaction System to Transact Computing Environment Circumventions 4 2009
 
F. POSZAT HU, L.L.C. (6)
6,993,498 Point-of-sale server and method 18 1999
6,609,104 Method and system for accumulating marginal discounts and applying an associated incentive 62 1999
6,516,302 Method and system for accumulating marginal discounts and applying an associated incentive upon achieving one of a plurality of thresholds 101 1999
7,464,050 Method and system for facilitating consumer purchases 42 2003
RE45006 Method and system for accumulating marginal discounts and applying an associated incentive upon achieving threshold 0 2005
8,712,836 Point-of-sale server and method 0 2005
 
INFOSPACE, INC. (1)
* 2002/0169,662 System and method for aggregating and distributing electronic coupons 39 2001
 
ONECLIP.COM (1)
7,599,850 Method of and system for managing promotions for purchase transactions over a network 8 2000
 
AMERICAN EXPRESS TRAVEL RELATED SERVICES COMPANY, INC. (1)
* 2003/0041,025 System and method for flexible promotional rates 9 2002
 
AT&T CORP. (1)
* 7,043,441 Method and apparatus using digital credentials and other electronic certificates for electronic transactions 12 2000
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