US Patent No: 5,915,243

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Method and apparatus for delivering consumer promotions

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A method and apparatus for offering promotions to a consumer on the basis of a dynamic information profile for that consumer. The dynamic information profile is formed by creating an initial information profile for the consumer, selecting questions for the consumer based on the information profile, presenting the questions to the consumer, collecting the responses to the questions, and updating the information profile using the responses to the questions. Promotions can be offered to a consumer based upon the entire information profile or a portion of the information profile.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
WORLDWIDE CREATIVE TECHNIQUES, INC.ROAD TOWN TORTOLA, VIRGIN ISLANDS BRITISH8
STRATEGIC DESIGN FEDERATION WROAD TOWN TORTOLA, VIRGIN ISLANDS BRITISH6

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Smolen, Daniel T 61 Governors Ave., Millford, CT 06460-3439 1 255

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EXPERIAN INFORMATION SOLUTIONS, INC. (1)
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QUALTRICS, LLC (2)
* 2012/0240,146 SERVER MANAGING THE INTERACTIONS BETWEEN A SOURCE MOBILE DEVICE AND A PLURALITY OF RECIPIENT TELEVISION DEVICES 2 2012
9,392,429 Mobile device and system for multi-step activities 0 2014
 
Familytime.com, Inc. (1)
* 6,678,685 Integrated household management system and method 42 2001
 
YOUR CHOICE INTERACTIVE, INC. (11)
7,269,837 Interactive television advertising method 25 2000
* 2007/0240,232 Interactive Television System and Method 5 2007
8,006,265 Interactive television advertising method 15 2007
* 2007/0288,976 Interactive Television Advertising Method 1 2007
9,167,208 System and method for providing supplementary interactive content 0 2008
* 2008/0229,352 System and Method for Providing Supplementary Interactive Content 11 2008
* 2009/0089,838 Template Based System, Device and Method for Providing Interactive Content 13 2008
8,468,564 Computer program product and method for providing interactive television advertising 0 2011
8,484,680 Computer program product and communication device for providing interactive television advertising 0 2011
8,966,531 Computer program product and device for displaying advertising on a television 0 2011
* 2011/0231,877 Interactive Television Advertising Method 2 2011
 
MINERAL LASSEN LLC (4)
7,844,722 Method, apparatus and program product for media identification and tracking associated user preferences 2 2006
* 2006/0218,292 Method, apparatus and program product for media identification and tracking associated user preferences 6 2006
8,244,896 Method, apparatus and program product for media identification and tracking associated user preferences 1 2007
* 2008/0147,715 Method, apparatus and program product for media identification and tracking associated user preferences 5 2007
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (6)
* 6,886,000 On-line negotiations with dynamic profiling 61 1999
7,139,793 Method for conveniently enabling a web server to provide commercial promotions using compiled code 16 2001
8,527,332 Incentive-based website architecture 2 2003
* 2005/0071,221 Incentive-based website architecture 31 2003
* 2007/0192,161 On-demand customer satisfaction measurement 2 2005
8,862,496 Incentive-based website architecture 0 2013
 
CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC. (2)
* 7,765,563 User interaction feedback system 2 2003
* 2004/0049,786 User interaction feedback system 1 2003
 
iVillage (1)
* 6,873,965 On-line method and apparatus for collecting demographic information about a user of a world-wide-web site and dynamically selecting questions to present to the user 18 2001
 
CHECKFREE CORPORATION (5)
7,296,004 Electronic bill payment system with merchant identification 12 1997
* 7,711,690 Dual source remittance processing 6 1998
7,490,063 Remittance payment processing with account scheming and/or validation 7 2002
* 2002/0111,906 Remittance payment processing with account scheming and/or validation 11 2002
7,996,311 Remittance payment processing with account scheming and/or validation 0 2009
 
KLUG, JOHN (5)
6,615,251 Method for providing node targeted content in an addressable network 68 1999
7,490,135 Method for providing node targeted content in an addressable network 26 2003
* 2004/0010,546 Method for providing node targeted content in an addressable network 36 2003
8,965,924 Method for providing node targeted content in an addressable network 0 2008
* 2008/0288,478 Method for Providing Node Targeted Content in an Addressable Network 11 2008
 
TELECOMMUNICATIONS OF COLORADO, INC. (1)
9,319,735 Electronic television program guide schedule system and method with data feed access 0 2003
 
Transactive Solutions, Inc. (1)
* 2001/0037,242 Method and system for delivering content and direct marketing over a network 23 2001
 
WEST CORPORATION (20)
* 7,280,979 Methods and apparatus for intelligent, purpose-based selection of goods and services in telephonic and electronic commerce 29 2000
8,280,761 Method of facilitating contact between a consumer and a requesting entity 1 2001
7,739,162 System, method, and business method for setting micropayment transaction to a pre-paid instrument 19 2001
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
8,645,197 Method of facilitating contact between a consumer and a requesting entity 0 2012
 
ALIBABA GROUP HOLDING LIMITED (1)
8,326,661 Method and apparatus for providing data statistics 0 2009
 
PANALOGIN LLC (7)
7,089,224 World wide web registration information processing system 12 2003
7,865,395 Media content notification via communications network 6 2003
* 2003/0195,797 Media content notification via communications network 14 2003
7,529,725 World wide web registration information processing system 4 2005
8,271,467 Worldwide web registration information processing system 2 2008
8,666,808 Media content notification via communications network 2 2011
* 2011/0161,366 Media Content Notification Via Communications Network 0 2011
 
MOTIVATIONNET, LLC (1)
* 7,240,022 Demographic information gathering and incentive award system and method 48 1998
 
INTERNATIONAL CUP CORPORATION (1)
* 2001/0056,372 Method of consumer product promotion over the internet using unique product package numbers 3 2001
 
RESEARCH HORIZONS, LLC (1)
* 2002/0138,334 System, method and article of manufacture for propensity-based scoring of individuals 13 2001
 
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
 
X ONE, INC. (10)
8,538,458 Location sharing and tracking using mobile phones or other wireless devices 64 2008
8,831,635 Methods and apparatuses for transmission of an alert to multiple devices 4 2011
8,750,898 Methods and systems for annotating target locations 1 2013
8,798,645 Methods and systems for sharing position data and tracing paths between mobile-device users 3 2013
8,798,593 Location sharing and tracking using mobile phones or other wireless devices 2 2013
8,798,647 Tracking proximity of services provider to services consumer 3 2013
9,167,558 Methods and systems for sharing position data between subscribers involving multiple wireless providers 0 2014
9,185,522 Apparatus and method to transmit content to a cellular wireless device based on proximity to other wireless devices 0 2014
9,031,581 Apparatus and method for obtaining content on a cellular wireless device based on proximity to other wireless devices 1 2014
9,253,616 Apparatus and method for obtaining content on a cellular wireless device based on proximity 1 2015
 
COUPONS.COM INCORPORATED (1)
* 7,231,357 System and method for the targeted distribution of discount coupons over a network 55 1999
 
BENHOV GMBH, LLC (1)
* 6,182,050 Advertisements distributed on-line using target criteria screening with method for maintaining end user privacy 365 1998
 
IGT (4)
* 2004/0024,608 System and method for customer contact management 22 2003
* 2003/0216,966 Information processing system for targeted marketing and customer relationship management 29 2003
* 2004/0143,496 System and method for offering awards to patrons of an establishment 48 2003
* 2005/0171,808 System and method for customer contact management 31 2005
 
NAVIC SYSTEMS, INC. (6)
7,392,281 System and method for providing guaranteed delivery of messages to embedded devices over a data network 11 2000
7,330,824 Method and system for content profiling and activation 13 2000
6,845,396 Method and system for content deployment and activation 86 2000
* 2002/0077,909 Precasting promotions in a multimedia network 11 2001
* 2004/0181,593 Method and system for embedded network device installation 27 2004
7,689,672 Collecting user attributes and device attributes to target users with promotions 7 2008
 
DDR HOLDINGS, LLC (6)
6,629,135 Affiliate commerce system and method 165 1999
6,993,572 System and method for facilitating internet commerce with outsourced websites 31 2003
* 2004/0148,366 Affiliate commerce system and method 7 2003
7,818,399 Methods of expanding commercial opportunities for internet websites through coordinated offsite marketing 17 2006
8,515,825 Methods of expanding commercial opportunities for internet websites through coordinated offsite marketing 2 2010
9,043,228 Specially programmed computer server serving pages offering commercial opportunities for merchants through coordinated offsite marketing 1 2013
 
Short Path, Inc. (2)
* 7,590,723 System and method for targeting advertisements to tenants in a building 4 2001
* 2002/0038,248 System and method for providing classified advertisements in a building 6 2001
 
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. (1)
* 7,606,727 System and method for identifying optimal marketing offers 4 2003
 
MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC (3)
* 7,457,768 Methods and apparatus for predicting and selectively collecting preferences based on personality diagnosis 5 2003
* 2004/0076,936 Methods and apparatus for predicting and selectively collecting preferences based on personality diagnosis 13 2003
7,916,631 Load balancing in set top cable box environment 5 2005
 
GENESISMEDIA LLC. (1)
* 2011/0029,365 Targeting Multimedia Content Based On Authenticity Of Marketing Data 8 2010
 
ITVTRAX, LLC (2)
* 2004/0031,045 System and method for measuring and storing information pertaining to television viewer or user behavior 12 2001
* 2011/0072,449 System and method for measuring and storing information pertaining to television viewer or user behavior 4 2010
 
PHOENIX MARKETING INTERNATIONAL (2)
* 2002/0138,285 System, method and article of manufacture for generating a model to analyze a propensity of customers to purchase products and services 31 2001
* 2006/0122,857 Computer systems, methods, computer models, and computer software for enhancing a customer list for a targeted marketing campaign 8 2005
 
WALKER ASSET MANAGEMENT LIMITED PARTNERSHIP (3)
* 6,161,059 Vending machine method and apparatus for encouraging participation in a marketing effort 250 1998
6,317,649 Vending machine method and apparatus for encouraging participation in a marketing effort 45 2000
6,658,323 Vending machine apparatus for encouraging participation in a marketing effort 41 2001
 
GENWORTH FINANCIAL, INC. (1)
* 2002/0198,942 Method and system for reducing unsolicited communications via multiple channels of communication 3 2001
 
PHOENIX MARKETING INTERNATIONAL, INC. (1)
* 2011/0166,930 Computer System, Methods, Computer Models, and Computer Software for Enhancing a Customer List for a Targeted Marketing Campaign 2 2011
 
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
 
QUALCOMM INCORPORATED (1)
8,396,809 Method for reducing purchase time 0 2002
 
VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC. (2)
8,055,553 Dynamic comparison text functionality 0 2006
8,930,246 Dynamic comparison text functionality 0 2011
 
CUSTOMER COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INC. (1)
8,903,745 Worldwide web registration information processing system 0 2012
 
PATRICE D. GUYOT (1)
* 6,119,098 System and method for targeting and distributing advertisements over a distributed network 406 1997
 
O'Halloran, Laurence R. (1)
8,392,244 Direct onscreen advertising of pharmaceuticals targeted by patient diagnoses within the confines of a medical records software system 3 2002
 
THOMSON MULTIMEDIA (1)
* 6,807,675 Apparatus and method for selecting viewers' profile in interactive TV 63 1999
 
AUTOSAVINGS NETWORK, INC. (1)
* 2010/0153,198 System and Method for Providing Incentives to Purchasers 4 2010
 
CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS OPERATING, LLC (1)
* 6,314,573 Method and apparatus for providing subscription-on-demand services for an interactive information distribution system 96 1998
 
POCKETSTOP, LLC (2)
* 2006/0167,753 Information and promotional offer management and distribution systems and methods 17 2006
* 2006/0212,355 Social information and promotional offer management and distribution systems and methods 49 2006
 
ROVI GUIDES, INC. (6)
8,869,204 Method and system for displaying advertisements in an electronic program guide 0 2007
* 9,191,722 System and method for modifying advertisement responsive to EPG information 0 2013
* 9,015,749 System and method for modifying advertisement responsive to EPG information 0 2014
8,918,807 System and method for modifying advertisement responsive to EPG information 0 2014
* 2014/0229,981 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MODIFYING ADVERTISEMENT RESPONSIVE TO EPG INFORMATION 0 2014
9,426,509 Client-server electronic program guide 0 2015
 
DI-WALKOR III SERVICES LLC (1)
* 2007/0192,171 Computer apparatus and methods supporting different categories of users 2 2007
 
ROVI TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION (1)
9,326,025 Media content search results ranked by popularity 0 2013
 
INTERAD TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (1)
8,813,123 Content with customized advertisement 0 2003
 
GAMETEK LLC (1)
7,076,445 System and methods for obtaining advantages and transacting the same in a computer gaming environment 67 2000
 
KROY IP HOLDINGS LLC (1)
* 7,054,830 System and method for incentive programs and award fulfillment 100 1999
 
MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD. (1)
* 2002/0133,393 Viewing information collection system and method using data braodcasting, and broadcast receiver, viewing information server, shop terminal, and advertiser terminal used therein 26 2002
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