System and method for a card payment program providing mutual benefits to card issuers and cardholders based on financial performance

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PATENT NO 7086586
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The present invention comprises an apparatus and method for a card payment instrument providing that a share of program profits above a pre-designated level is returned to participating consumers at pre-designated intervals such as annually. Customers respond to an offer to participate in the mutual benefit program. After admission to the program, the card issuer tracks the performance according to the desired financial metric for the participating cardholders. At certain intervals, such as yearly, the card issuer reports out the financial performance for the period. If the financial performance exceeded the pre-designated threshold performance, then returns are distributed to participating cardholders according to a share methodology. The share methodology can provide that returns are allocated among participating cardholders according to various criteria, such as based on spending volume, finance charges, and so forth.

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BANK ONE, DELAWARE, NATIONAL ASSOCIATIONWILMINGTON, DE177

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Sullivan, Kevin Wilmington, DE 40 893

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6186793 Process to convert cost and location of a number of actual contingent events within a region into a three dimensional surface over a map that provides for every location within the region its own estimate of expected cost for future contingent events 129 1997
 
DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG (1)
6693544 Electronic identification tag 105 2001
 
First Marketrust Intl. (1)
5537314 Referral recognition system for an incentive award program 799 1995
 
ASSA ABLOY AB (5)
5737421 System for controlling access to a function having clock synchronization 133 1996
5802176 System for controlling access to a function, using a plurality of dynamic encryption variables 216 1996
5887065 System and method for user authentication having clock synchronization 202 1997
5937068 System and method for user authentication employing dynamic encryption variables 188 1997
6308268 Portable electronic device for safe communication system, and method for initializing its parameters 119 2000
 
APPLE INC. (1)
6484148 Electronic advertising device and method of using the same 477 2000
 
Call Processing, Inc. (2)
5511114 Telephone pre-paid calling card system and method 342 1994
5721768 Pre-paid card system and method 332 1996
 
MONDEX INTERNATIONAL LIMITED (1)
5778067 Value transfer system 324 1996
 
KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA (4)
5055662 Portable information record medium having liquid crystal and photoconductive layers 187 1989
5180901 IC card with individual authentication function 253 1991
5710458 Card like semiconductor device 174 1995
5815658 Portable terminal apparatus for IC card compatible with a plurality of applications 149 1997
 
INTER*ACT SYSTEMS, INCORPORATED (4)
5621812 Method and system for building a database for use with selective incentive marketing in response to customer shopping histories 598 1993
5638457 Method and system for building a database for use with selective incentive marketing in response to customer shopping histories 488 1994
5675662 Method and system for building a database for use with selective incentive marketing in response to customer shopping histories 364 1994
5592560 Method and system for building a database and performing marketing based upon prior shopping history 462 1994
 
RAYTHEON BBN TECHNOLOGIES CORP. (1)
6366220 RF tag based system and method for drive-through applications 122 2000
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (3)
6278981 Computer-implemented method and apparatus for portfolio compression 271 1998
* 2003/0154,125 Pesonalisation of promotional offers 91 2001
6641050 Secure credit card 204 2001
 
WYNN, SOL H. (1)
5859419 Programmable multiple company credit card system 480 1995
 
INVESTORS GUARANTY FUND, LTD. (1)
5742775 Method and apparatus of creating financial instrument and administering an adjustable rate loan system 286 1995
 
AT&T IPM CORP. (3)
5479494 Virtual calling card system 286 1992
5450477 Monitoring of charges debited to an account having an assigned limit 161 1993
5708422 Transaction authorization and alert system 539 1995
 
FLEETBOSTON FINANCIAL CORPORATION (1)
5677955 Electronic funds transfer instruments 1088 1995
 
Bostec Systems, Inc. (2)
4978401 Card assembly method 115 1989
5080748 Card assembly apparatus 177 1990
 
SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD. (5)
6019284 Flexible chip card with display 307 1998
6068183 Chip card system 216 1998
5931764 Wearable device with flexible display 213 1998
6402039 Flexible chip card with display 186 1999
6450407 Chip card rebate system 443 2000
 
CHECKFREE CORPORATION (1)
5383113 System and method for electronically providing customer services including payment of bills, financial analysis and loans 671 1991
 
INVESTPIC, LLC (1)
6349291 Method and system for analysis, display and dissemination of financial information using resampled statistical methods 156 2000
 
International Card Technology (3)
5883377 Multiple magnetic stripe transaction cards and systems for the utilization thereof 226 1995
5984191 Multiple magnetic stripe transaction cards and systems for the utilization thereof 184 1997
6138917 Multiple magnetic stripe transaction cards and systems for the utilization thereof 195 1998
 
FUJITSU LIMITED (4)
6003762 Transaction terminal for an electronic cashless system 271 1994
6129274 System and method for updating shopping transaction history using electronic personal digital shopping assistant 446 1998
* 2003/0163,416 Transaction information management system, transcaction information anonymizing server, and transaction information management method 100 2002
* 2005/0091,138 Method and apparatus for processing reward point, and computer product therefor 89 2004
 
PREVISER CORPORATION (1)
6484144 Method and system for healthcare treatment planning and assessment 168 1999
 
BOWIE, STUART S. (1)
6195644 Computer program and system for credit card companies for recording and processing bonus credits issued to card users 192 1999
 
HOME ACCOUNT NETWORK, INC. (8)
4953085 System for the operation of a financial account 495 1987
5911135 System for managing financial accounts by a priority allocation of funds among accounts 331 1991
5864828 Personal financial management system for creation of a client portfolio of investment and credit facilities where funds are distributed based on a preferred allocation 264 1991
5884285 System for managing financial accounts by reallocating funds among accounts 300 1992
5852811 Method for managing financial accounts by a preferred allocation of funds among accounts 560 1994
5644727 System for the operation and management of one or more financial accounts through the use of a digital communication and computation system for exchange, investment and borrowing 708 1994
5911136 System for prioritized operation of a personal financial account comprising liabilities and investment assets 313 1997
5875437 System for the operation and management of one or more financial accounts through the use of a digital communication and computation system for exchange, investment and borrowing 717 1997
 
Block Financial LLC (1)
6014645 Real-time financial card application system 507 1996
 
CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. (1)
4754418 Combined electronic calculator and credit card 136 1985
 
Coupco, Inc. (1)
RE34915 Paperless system for distributing, redeeming and clearing merchandise coupons 352 1991
 
JP MORGAN CHASE (1)
2005/0027,649 Event typer 91 2004
 
FREESCALE SEMICONDUCTOR, INC. (4)
5728998 Secure smart card reader with virtual image display and pull-down options 117 1996
5770849 Smart card device with pager and visual image display 167 1996
5734154 Smart card with Iintegrated reader and visual image display 255 1996
5789733 Smart card with contactless optical interface 330 1996
 
Phoenix Licensing, LLC (5)
5987434 Apparatus and method for transacting marketing and sales of financial products 509 1996
6076072 Method and apparatus for preparing client communications involving financial products and services 345 1997
2003/0216,965 System, method, and computer program product for selecting and presenting financial products and services 170 2003
2004/0039,588 System, method, and computer program product for selecting and presenting financial products and services 132 2003
2004/0030,626 System, method, and computer program product for selecting and presenting financial products and services 125 2003
 
Paypal International Limited (1)
6295522 Stored-value card value acquisition method and apparatus 224 1997
 
AT&T LABS, INC. (1)
5311594 Fraud protection for card transactions 348 1993
 
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. (9)
5940844 Method and apparatus for displaying electronic image of a check 290 1995
6227447 Cardless payment system 469 1999
6505168 System and method for gathering and standardizing customer purchase information for target marketing 177 1999
6631849 Selectable multi-purpose card 499 2000
6341724 Cardless payment system 219 2001
2001/0034,682 International banking system and method 133 2001
2002/0077,978 Method and system for processing internet payments 400 2001
* 2003/0033,246 Sponsor funded stored value card 102 2002
2003/0140,004 Method and system for processing internet payments using the electronic funds transfer network 289 2003
 
MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC (4)
5852812 Billing system for a network 594 1995
5721781 Authentication system and method for smart card transactions 686 1995
5883810 Electronic online commerce card with transactionproxy number for online transactions 762 1997
6000832 Electronic online commerce card with customer generated transaction proxy number for online transactions 658 1997
 
DEFAULT PROFF CREDIT CARD SYSTEM, INC. (1)
6405182 System for dispensing prepaid debit cards through point-of-sale terminals 204 2000
 
The Chubb Corporation (1)
4831526 Computerized insurance premium quote request and policy issuance system 611 1986
 
Electronic Consumer Concepts, L.L.C. (1)
5845259 Electronic coupon dispensing system 447 1996
 
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (3)
5696907 System and method for performing risk and credit analysis of financial service applications 350 1995
6182048 System and method for automated risk-based pricing of a vehicle warranty insurance policy 168 1998
6675127 Computerized systems and methods for managing project issues and risks 97 2001
 
VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC. (2)
5621787 Prepaid cash card 316 1995
2002/0046,255 System and method for providing prepaid services via an internet protocol network system 100 2001
 
STARGAZER SOFTWARE, LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (5)
5483445 Automated billing consolidation system and method 438 1993
5684291 Refundable prepaid telephone card 154 1995
6115458 Method and apparatus for summaries of prepaid instrument transaction activity 268 1995
6345766 Methods and apparatus for providing a prepaid, remote memory customer account for the visually impaired 117 1995
5988509 Refundable prepaid telephone card 162 1997
 
IBGC Corporation (2)
2004/0098,351 Interest bearing gift card and related methods and systems 134 2002
2004/0243,498 Interest bearing gift card mechanisms 98 2004
 
MITSUBISHI UFJ NICOS CO., LTD. (1)
5777306 Credit card system and method of using credit card with such credit card system 143 1996
 
TGIP, INC. (1)
5577109 Pre-paid card system and method 510 1995
 
FRANCE TELECOM (1)
5991413 Process for the acceptance of a virtual prepaid card use request permitting the reuse of its serial number 243 1997
 
C-SAM, INC. (2)
5590038 Universal electronic transaction card including receipt storage and system and methods of conducting electronic transactions 892 1994
5884271 Device, system and methods of conducting paperless transactions 587 1996
 
MEGA GROUP INTERNATIONAL, LTD. (1)
6163770 Computer apparatus and method for generating documentation using a computed value for a claims cost affected by at least one concurrent, different insurance policy for the same insured 269 1998
 
AT&T CORP. (3)
5675607 Method and apparatus for facilitating the making of card calls 120 1995
5864609 Method for establishing customized billing arrangements for a calling card in a telecommunications network 191 1995
2001/0044,293 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GLOBAL REAL-TIME ACCOUNT TRACKING 117 1998
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CASHKLICK INC. (2)
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JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. (6)
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7805368 Debit purchasing of stored value card for use by and/or delivery to others 4 2007
7818253 Debit purchasing of stored value card for use by and/or delivery to others 5 2007
7809643 Debit purchasing of stored value card for use by and/or delivery to others 4 2007
7747463 Debit purchasing of stored value card for use by and/or delivery to others 30 2008
8005756 Debit purchasing of stored value card for use by and/or delivery to others 3 2010
 
UNIVERSITAT DE GIRONA (2)
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TRUAXIS, INC. (4)
8600857 System and method for providing a savings opportunity in association with a financial account 0 2011
8566197 System and method for providing socially enabled rewards through a user financial instrument 4 2011
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8650105 System and method for providing a savings opportunity in association with a financial account 0 2011
 
INTUIT INC. (1)
* 9754318 Relative spending pattern reports for a financial management system 0 2006
 
Coupa Incorporated (1)
8756118 Shopping at e-commerce sites within a business procurement application 0 2011
 
J.P. MORGAN CHASE & CO. (2)
* 8700529 Mutual fund card method and system 0 2006
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SIGNATURE SYSTEMS LLC (1)
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E2INTERACTIVE, INC. D/B/A E2INTERACTIVE, INC. (1)
* 2011/0307,377 SYSTEMS AND METHODS TO MANAGE AND CONTROL USE OF A VIRTUAL CARD 3 2011
 
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* 2011/0125,637 SYSTEM, METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR SAVING AND INVESTING THROUGH USE OF TRANSACTION CARDS 7 2011
 
AMERICAN EXPRESS TRAVEL RELATED SERVICES COMPANY, INC. (12)
8666880 System and method for flexible payment terms 0 2007
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8589284 System and method for flexible election of payment terms 0 2009
8326747 System and method for flexible deferred payment terms 4 2009
* 2009/0259,548 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FLEXIBLE ELECTION OF PAYMENT TERMS 3 2009
* 2009/0254,478 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FLEXIBLE DEFERRED PAYMENT TERMS 3 2009
* 2009/0287,557 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INCENTIVIZING CONSUMERS 2 2009
* 2010/0106,576 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DISTRIBUTING AND TRACKING INCENTIVES FOR POSITIVE BEHAVIOR 0 2009
* 2010/0106,582 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING AND AFFECTING A CHANGE IN CONSUMER BEHAVIOR 1 2009
* 2010/0106,586 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING POSITIVE CONSUMER BEHAVIOR BASED UPON STRUCTURAL RISK 3 2009
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8799151 System and method for flexible payment terms 0 2014
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