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 Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
NEWS AMERICA MARKETING PROPERTIES L.L.C.CHICAGO, IL22
INTERACTIVE COUPON NETWORKCHICAGO, IL1

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Anderson, Bradley A Hazel Park, MI 8 421
Barbour, James A Dearborn, MI 7 409
Gentry, Gary D Brighton, MI 7 409
Golden, Steven M Bloomfield Hills, MI 9 431
Levin, Hillel River Forest, IL 9 431
Schornberg, Albert Holly, MI 7 409

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VISA U.S.A. INC. (46)
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PROPULSION REMOTE HOLDINGS, LLC (21)
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8,650,124 System and method for processing payment transaction receipts 0 2013
 
$AVE$MART, INC., CALIFORNIA CORPORATION (1)
6,237,145 System for accessing promotion information and for generating redeemable coupons therefrom 139 1996
 
A.P.M. Co., Ltd. (1)
5,903,875 Method of issuing a service ticket in transactions of commodities by making use of communication 42 1996
 
AT&T CORP. (1)
7,043,441 Method and apparatus using digital credentials and other electronic certificates for electronic transactions 11 2000
 
AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY II, L.P. (1)
7,577,609 Method and apparatus using digital credentials and other electronic certificates for electronic transactions 7 2006
 
BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION (1)
8,442,894 Guaranteed merchant payment in a card-not-present transaction 0 2011
 
BIFFAR, PETER (1)
6,205,435 Self-contained payment system with circulating digital vouchers 68 1999
 
CARALINA MARKETING INTERNATIONAL, INC. (1)
6,014,634 System and method for providing shopping aids and incentives to customers through a computer network 622 1997
 
CARBON TECHNOLOGIES NV (1)
6,964,695 Method and equipment for removing volatile compounds from air 1 2003
 
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 500 1996
 
CHRONIC NETWORKS LLC (1)
6,658,389 System, method, and business model for speech-interactive information system having business self-promotion, audio coupon and rating features 135 2000
 
CLEOMEN LTD. (1)
6,795,813 System and method for linking an indicium with address information of a mailpiece in a closed system postage meter 3 1998
 
CONTENTGUARD HOLDINGS, INC. (1)
8,244,579 Method and apparatus for distributing enforceable property rights 0 2006
 
EXCENTUS CORPORATION (1)
6,741,968 Method for processing information through a clearinghouse 48 1998
 
FIRST DATA CORPORATION (1)
6,332,126 System and method for a targeted payment system discount program 155 1996
 
FUJITSU LIMITED (1)
7,467,100 Personal shopping data service system using extended gaming machine memory module 7 2003
 
GAMETEK LLC (1)
7,076,445 System and methods for obtaining advantages and transacting the same in a computer gaming environment 38 2000
 
Global Fulfillment Services, Inc. (1)
8,511,553 Method and processes for secure real time purchase validation award system 0 2004
 
GOLDSTEIN, TODD (1)
6,990,392 Apparatus and method for providing items of value in cooperation with operation of a companion device 4 2000
 
GRAVITATE, INC. (1)
7,813,741 System and method for initiating responses to location-based events 81 2002
 
HID GLOBAL GMBH (1)
7,748,636 Portable identity card reader system for physical and logical access 14 2007
 
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 33 1999
 
IAM NETWORKS.COM, INC. (1)
6,810,385 Method and apparatus using consumer idle time for productive activities 10 1999
 
III HOLDINGS 1, LLC (1)
8,046,256 System and method for using loyalty rewards as currency 59 2001
 
INTELLECTUAL VENTURES HOLDING 56 LLC (1)
6,493,743 PDA workspace interface using application icons for downloading remote user file 42 1998
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (1)
6,336,098 Method for electronic distribution and redemption of coupons on the world wide web 141 1997
 
MOUNT HAMILTON PARTNERS, LLC (1)
7,904,334 System and method for reducing excess capacity for restaurants and other industries during off-peak or other times 5 2004
 
NEC ELECTRONICS CORPORATION (1)
7,058,591 Method and apparatus for generating purchase incentives based on price differentials 20 1999
 
NETRAKER CORPORATION (1)
6,859,784 Automated research tool 50 1999
 
NETZERO, INC. (1)
7,844,491 Sponsorship/advertising for an internet client 71 2000
 
News America Marketing Properties (1)
7,401,032 Process for the distribution and redemption of coupons 17 2000
 
NoClips.com Inc. (1)
7,308,419 Method and system for tracking consumer awareness of brand-names 3 2000
 
ONECLIP.COM (1)
7,599,850 Method of and system for managing promotions for purchase transactions over a network 5 2000
 
PLANETU.INC., A DELAWARE CORPORATION (1)
5,907,830 Electronic coupon distribution 235 1996
 
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
 
SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD. (1)
6,450,407 Chip card rebate system 349 2000
 
SCHLEE, DANIEL R. (1)
7,725,350 Promotional data delivery system and method 31 2002
 
ServiceMagic, Inc. (1)
7,096,193 Facilitating commerce among consumers and service providers by matching ready-to-act consumers and pre-qualified service providers 33 2000
 
SHOPNTOWN, LLC (1)
6,968,513 On-line localized business referral system and revenue generation system 34 2000
 
SILICON VALLEY BANK (1)
6,915,271 Method and system for delivering redeeming dynamically and adaptively characterized promotional incentives on a computer network 173 1999
 
SONY CORPORATION (1)
7,099,846 Apparatus and system for providing fee-based content 11 2000
 
SUN MICROSYSTEMS, INC. (1)
6,002,771 Method and system for regulating discounts on merchandise distributed through networked computer systems 121 1996
 
TARGET BRANDS, INC. (1)
8,489,452 Systems and methods for providing a user incentive program using smart card technology 2 2003
 
TELCONTAR (1)
6,731,928 Method for providing matching and introduction services to proximate mobile users and service providers 0 2000
 
TEMBUL GROUP LTD., LLC (1)
6,832,388 Personal computer used in conjunction with television to display information related to television programming 24 2000
 
The Internet Money Exchange Pty Ltd (1)
7,624,038 Interactive reward system and method 3 1999
 
TRAVELPORT OPERATIONS, INC. (1)
6,304,850 Computer-implemented system and method for booking airline travel itineraries 113 1999
 
VALASSIS COMMUNICATIONS, INC. (1)
6,230,143 System and method for analyzing coupon redemption data 97 1998
 
VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC. (1)
6,169,542 Method of delivering advertising through an interactive video distribution system 143 1998
 
VESDIA CORPORATION (1)
6,345,261 Customer loyalty investment program 194 1999
 
Vinod Khosla (1)
5,884,277 Process for issuing coupons for goods or services to purchasers at non-secure terminals 161 1995
 
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
 
WALKER ASSET MANAGEMENT LIMITED PARTNERSHIP (1)
6,898,570 Billing statement customer acquistion system 95 1998
 
XACCT TECHNOLOGIES (1)
6,418,467 Network accounting and billing system and method 86 1999
 
Zowi.com, Inc (1)
6,173,269 Method and apparatus for executing electronic commercial transactions with minors 239 1999
 
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7,231,357 System and method for the targeted distribution of discount coupons over a network 39 1999
8,239,261 Method and system for managing limited use coupon and coupon prioritization 0 2008
8,376,224 Self-service stations for utilizing non-negotiable credits earned from a game of chance 0 2011
8,313,023 Exchange of non-negotiable credits of an entity's rewards program for entity independent funds 10 2012
8,297,502 User interface for the exchange of non-negotiable credits for entity independent funds 13 2012
8,342,399 Conversion of credits to funds 9 2012
8,684,265 Rewards program website permitting conversion/transfer of non-negotiable credits to entity independent funds 0 2012
8,668,146 Rewards program with payment artifact permitting conversion/transfer of non-negotiable credits to entity independent funds 0 2012
8,523,063 Conversion operations of non-negotiable credits to funds between an entity and a commerce partner 8 2013
8,511,550 Graphical user interface for the conversion of loyalty points via a loyalty point website 9 2013
8,523,064 Graphical user interface for the conversion of loyalty points for services 7 2013
8,540,152 Conversion operations for loyalty points of different programs redeemable for services 8 2013
8,794,518 Conversion of loyalty points for a financial institution to a different loyalty point program for services 0 2013
8,783,563 Conversion of loyalty points for gaming to a different loyalty point program for services 0 2013
8,763,901 Cross marketing between an entity's loyalty point program and a different loyalty program of a commerce partner 0 2013
8,807,427 Conversion/transfer of non-negotiable credits to in-game funds for in-game purchases 0 2013
8,789,752 Conversion/transfer of in-game credits to entity independent or negotiable funds 0 2013
8,833,650 Online shopping sites for redeeming loyalty points 0 2013