US Patent No: 6,360,205

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Obtaining and utilizing commercial information

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In accordance with the present invention, a method for providing reservation information related to airline flights, lodging, transportation and the like using a communications network is disclosed. In one embodiment, access to a server machine is divided into sessions. During a first session a user machine makes a first request for reservation information from the server machine. This first request includes input data from a first customer which relates to the desired reservation information. For example, the first customer may input travel times in the hopes of booking a flight which corresponds to those times. The server machine requests the reservation information from a number of target sites based upon the input data. Included in the number of target sites is a first and second target sites. The server machine obtains reservation information which includes first and second reservation information respectively from the first and second target sites.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
THETRIP.COM, INC.ENGLEWOOD, CO1
TRAVELPORT INC.PARSIPPANY, NJ1

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Heithoff, Russel W Aurora, CO 1 148
Iyengar, Maya L Aurora, CO 1 148
Reid, Aaron J Lakewood, CO 1 148
Toffa, Antoine K Parker, CO 1 148

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