US Patent No: 7,086,586

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

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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 40 773

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BANK ONE, DELAWARE, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION (2)
6,202,053 Method and apparatus for generating segmentation scorecards for evaluating credit risk of bank card applicants 261 1998
6,745,938 System and methods for card payment instrument with rebate applied to an insurance premium 96 2002
 
Steven Nichtberger (1)
4,882,675 Paperless system for distributing, redeeming and clearing merchandise coupons 526 1984
 
UPROMISE, INC. (1)
5,471,669 Coupon savings account system 252 1994
 
NETVISION, INC. (1)
6,467,684 Pre-paid card system for purchasing products or services 206 1999
 
TOUCH TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
5,544,086 Information consolidation within a transaction network 288 1994
 
WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION (1)
6,105,011 Security system and method for business transactions with customers 200 1998
 
PELIKON LIMITED (1)
6,360,954 Portable cards 128 2000
 
OVERTURE SERVICES, INC. (1)
6,173,267 Method for product promotion 293 1998
 
GIESECKE & DEVRIENT GMBH (1)
6,343,743 Method of checking authenticity of a data carrier 76 1998
 
THE WESTERN UNION COMPANY (2)
5,326,960 Currency transfer system and method 226 1992
5,350,906 Currency transfer system and method using fixed limit cards 515 1992
 
The Harrison Company, LLC (1)
6,009,415 Data processing technique for scoring bank customer relationships and awarding incentive rewards 266 1991
 
HITACHI, LTD. (1)
6,016,954 Card holder-type balance reader 137 1997
 
JAL INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. (1)
5,339,239 Information collecting and/or service furnishing systems by which a user can request information from a central data base using a portable personal terminal and an access terminal 285 1990
 
NAMESAFE.COM INC. (1)
2002/0026,418 METHOD FOR PROVIDING PRE-PAID ANONYMOUS ELECTRONIC DEBIT CARD COMPATIBLE WITH EXISTING NETWORK OF CREDIT CARDS 136 1999
 
Brubaker, Randall E. (1)
6,186,793 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)
6,693,544 Electronic identification tag 105 2001
 
First Marketrust Intl. (1)
5,537,314 Referral recognition system for an incentive award program 770 1995
 
ASSA ABLOY AB (5)
5,737,421 System for controlling access to a function having clock synchronization 130 1996
5,802,176 System for controlling access to a function, using a plurality of dynamic encryption variables 210 1996
5,887,065 System and method for user authentication having clock synchronization 195 1997
5,937,068 System and method for user authentication employing dynamic encryption variables 177 1997
6,308,268 Portable electronic device for safe communication system, and method for initializing its parameters 119 2000
 
GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (2)
5,777,903 Solar cell powered smart card with integrated display and interface keypad 281 1996
6,265,977 Radio frequency identification tag apparatus and related method 378 2000
 
APPLE INC. (1)
6,484,148 Electronic advertising device and method of using the same 420 2000
 
Call Processing, Inc. (2)
5,511,114 Telephone pre-paid calling card system and method 337 1994
5,721,768 Pre-paid card system and method 329 1996
 
MONDEX INTERNATIONAL LIMITED (1)
5,778,067 Value transfer system 313 1996
 
KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA (4)
5,055,662 Portable information record medium having liquid crystal and photoconductive layers 186 1989
5,180,901 IC card with individual authentication function 249 1991
5,710,458 Card like semiconductor device 172 1995
5,815,658 Portable terminal apparatus for IC card compatible with a plurality of applications 148 1997
 
INTER*ACT SYSTEMS, INCORPORATED (4)
5,621,812 Method and system for building a database for use with selective incentive marketing in response to customer shopping histories 570 1993
5,638,457 Method and system for building a database for use with selective incentive marketing in response to customer shopping histories 454 1994
5,675,662 Method and system for building a database for use with selective incentive marketing in response to customer shopping histories 347 1994
5,592,560 Method and system for building a database and performing marketing based upon prior shopping history 414 1994
 
RAYTHEON BBN TECHNOLOGIES CORP. (1)
6,366,220 RF tag based system and method for drive-through applications 116 2000
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (3)
6,278,981 Computer-implemented method and apparatus for portfolio compression 269 1998
* 2003/0154,125 Pesonalisation of promotional offers 91 2001
6,641,050 Secure credit card 197 2001
 
WYNN, SOL H. (1)
5,859,419 Programmable multiple company credit card system 461 1995
 
INVESTORS GUARANTY FUND, LTD. (1)
5,742,775 Method and apparatus of creating financial instrument and administering an adjustable rate loan system 283 1995
 
AT&T IPM CORP. (3)
5,479,494 Virtual calling card system 283 1992
5,450,477 Monitoring of charges debited to an account having an assigned limit 161 1993
5,708,422 Transaction authorization and alert system 505 1995
 
FLEETBOSTON FINANCIAL CORPORATION (1)
5,677,955 Electronic funds transfer instruments 1052 1995
 
Bostec Systems, Inc. (2)
4,978,401 Card assembly method 115 1989
5,080,748 Card assembly apparatus 176 1990
 
SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD. (5)
6,019,284 Flexible chip card with display 299 1998
6,068,183 Chip card system 207 1998
5,931,764 Wearable device with flexible display 205 1998
6,402,039 Flexible chip card with display 180 1999
6,450,407 Chip card rebate system 411 2000
 
CHECKFREE CORPORATION (1)
5,383,113 System and method for electronically providing customer services including payment of bills, financial analysis and loans 649 1991
 
INVESTPIC, LLC (1)
6,349,291 Method and system for analysis, display and dissemination of financial information using resampled statistical methods 152 2000
 
International Card Technology (3)
5,883,377 Multiple magnetic stripe transaction cards and systems for the utilization thereof 223 1995
5,984,191 Multiple magnetic stripe transaction cards and systems for the utilization thereof 181 1997
6,138,917 Multiple magnetic stripe transaction cards and systems for the utilization thereof 192 1998
 
FUJITSU LIMITED (4)
6,003,762 Transaction terminal for an electronic cashless system 263 1994
6,129,274 System and method for updating shopping transaction history using electronic personal digital shopping assistant 426 1998
* 2003/0163,416 Transaction information management system, transcaction information anonymizing server, and transaction information management method 91 2002
* 2005/0091,138 Method and apparatus for processing reward point, and computer product therefor 89 2004
 
PREVISER CORPORATION (1)
6,484,144 Method and system for healthcare treatment planning and assessment 159 1999
 
BOWIE, STUART S. (1)
6,195,644 Computer program and system for credit card companies for recording and processing bonus credits issued to card users 185 1999
 
HOME ACCOUNT NETWORK, INC. (8)
4,953,085 System for the operation of a financial account 486 1987
5,911,135 System for managing financial accounts by a priority allocation of funds among accounts 315 1991
5,864,828 Personal financial management system for creation of a client portfolio of investment and credit facilities where funds are distributed based on a preferred allocation 260 1991
5,884,285 System for managing financial accounts by reallocating funds among accounts 293 1992
5,852,811 Method for managing financial accounts by a preferred allocation of funds among accounts 547 1994
5,644,727 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 651 1994
5,911,136 System for prioritized operation of a personal financial account comprising liabilities and investment assets 308 1997
5,875,437 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 669 1997
 
BLOCK FINANCIAL LLC (1)
6,014,645 Real-time financial card application system 472 1996
 
CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. (1)
4,754,418 Combined electronic calculator and credit card 136 1985
 
Coupco, Inc. (1)
RE34915 Paperless system for distributing, redeeming and clearing merchandise coupons 340 1991
 
JP MORGAN CHASE (1)
2005/0027,649 Event typer 91 2004
 
FREESCALE SEMICONDUCTOR, INC. (4)
5,728,998 Secure smart card reader with virtual image display and pull-down options 117 1996
5,770,849 Smart card device with pager and visual image display 160 1996
5,734,154 Smart card with Iintegrated reader and visual image display 244 1996
5,789,733 Smart card with contactless optical interface 315 1996
 
Phoenix Licensing, LLC (5)
5,987,434 Apparatus and method for transacting marketing and sales of financial products 492 1996
6,076,072 Method and apparatus for preparing client communications involving financial products and services 337 1997
2003/0216,965 System, method, and computer program product for selecting and presenting financial products and services 164 2003
2004/0039,588 System, method, and computer program product for selecting and presenting financial products and services 131 2003
2004/0030,626 System, method, and computer program product for selecting and presenting financial products and services 125 2003
 
BUCKHORN, INC. (1)
4,923,288 Optical modulators based on polymers 112 1988
 
PAYPAL INTERNATIONAL LIMITED (1)
6,295,522 Stored-value card value acquisition method and apparatus 218 1997
 
AT&T Bell Laboratories (1)
5,311,594 Fraud protection for card transactions 337 1993
 
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. (9)
5,940,844 Method and apparatus for displaying electronic image of a check 279 1995
6,227,447 Cardless payment system 437 1999
6,505,168 System and method for gathering and standardizing customer purchase information for target marketing 151 1999
6,631,849 Selectable multi-purpose card 468 2000
6,341,724 Cardless payment system 197 2001
2001/0034,682 International banking system and method 133 2001
2002/0077,978 Method and system for processing internet payments 366 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 276 2003
 
MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC (4)
5,852,812 Billing system for a network 585 1995
5,721,781 Authentication system and method for smart card transactions 662 1995
5,883,810 Electronic online commerce card with transactionproxy number for online transactions 715 1997
6,000,832 Electronic online commerce card with customer generated transaction proxy number for online transactions 615 1997
 
DEFAULT PROFF CREDIT CARD SYSTEM, INC. (1)
6,405,182 System for dispensing prepaid debit cards through point-of-sale terminals 201 2000
 
The Chubb Corporation (1)
4,831,526 Computerized insurance premium quote request and policy issuance system 598 1986
 
Electronic Consumer Concepts, L.L.C. (1)
5,845,259 Electronic coupon dispensing system 425 1996
 
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (3)
5,696,907 System and method for performing risk and credit analysis of financial service applications 325 1995
6,182,048 System and method for automated risk-based pricing of a vehicle warranty insurance policy 164 1998
6,675,127 Computerized systems and methods for managing project issues and risks 95 2001
 
VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC. (2)
5,621,787 Prepaid cash card 311 1995
2002/0046,255 System and method for providing prepaid services via an internet protocol network system 99 2001
 
STARGAZER SOFTWARE, LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (5)
5,483,445 Automated billing consolidation system and method 431 1993
5,684,291 Refundable prepaid telephone card 153 1995
6,115,458 Method and apparatus for summaries of prepaid instrument transaction activity 267 1995
6,345,766 Methods and apparatus for providing a prepaid, remote memory customer account for the visually impaired 114 1995
5,988,509 Refundable prepaid telephone card 162 1997
 
IBGC CORPORATION (2)
2004/0098,351 Interest bearing gift card and related methods and systems 127 2002
2004/0243,498 Interest bearing gift card mechanisms 95 2004
 
MITSUBISHI UFJ NICOS CO., LTD. (1)
5,777,306 Credit card system and method of using credit card with such credit card system 143 1996
 
TGIP, INC. (1)
5,577,109 Pre-paid card system and method 501 1995
 
FRANCE TELECOM (1)
5,991,413 Process for the acceptance of a virtual prepaid card use request permitting the reuse of its serial number 238 1997
 
C-SAM, INC. (2)
5,590,038 Universal electronic transaction card including receipt storage and system and methods of conducting electronic transactions 807 1994
5,884,271 Device, system and methods of conducting paperless transactions 556 1996
 
MEGA GROUP INTERNATIONAL, LTD. (1)
6,163,770 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 259 1998
 
AT&T CORP. (3)
5,675,607 Method and apparatus for facilitating the making of card calls 120 1995
5,864,609 Method for establishing customized billing arrangements for a calling card in a telecommunications network 188 1995
2001/0044,293 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GLOBAL REAL-TIME ACCOUNT TRACKING 115 1998
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CASHKLICK INC. (2)
* 2008/0319,838 REWARD SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ONLINE CREDIT AND DEBIT CARD TRANSACTIONS 1 2007
* 2008/0319,854 REWARD SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ONLINE CREDIT AND DEBIT CARD TRANSACTIONS 2 2008
 
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. (6)
7,809,642 Debit purchasing of stored value card for use by and/or delivery to others 5 2006
7,805,368 Debit purchasing of stored value card for use by and/or delivery to others 4 2007
7,818,253 Debit purchasing of stored value card for use by and/or delivery to others 5 2007
7,809,643 Debit purchasing of stored value card for use by and/or delivery to others 4 2007
7,747,463 Debit purchasing of stored value card for use by and/or delivery to others 29 2008
8,005,756 Debit purchasing of stored value card for use by and/or delivery to others 2 2010
 
UNIVERSITAT DE GIRONA (2)
* 8,140,426 Auction procedure for use with a special purpose digital computer for an efficient achievement of limited resources in a competing environment 0 2008
* 2010/0023,439 AUCTION PROCEDURE FOR USE WITH A SPECIAL PURPOSE DIGITAL COMPUTER FOR AN EFFICIENT ACHIEVEMENT OF LIMITED RESOURCES IN A COMPETING ENVIRONMENT 0 2008
 
TRUAXIS, INC. (4)
8,600,857 System and method for providing a savings opportunity in association with a financial account 0 2011
8,566,197 System and method for providing socially enabled rewards through a user financial instrument 1 2011
* 2012/0004,967 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING A FUTURE REWARD THROUGH A USER FINANCIAL INSTRUMENT 11 2011
8,650,105 System and method for providing a savings opportunity in association with a financial account 0 2011
 
Coupa Incorporated (1)
8,756,118 Shopping at e-commerce sites within a business procurement application 0 2011
 
J.P. MORGAN CHASE & CO. (2)
* 8,700,529 Mutual fund card method and system 0 2006
* 2007/0005,497 Mutual Fund Card Method and System 0 2006
 
SIGNATURE SYSTEMS LLC (1)
* 2012/0130,785 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR REDEEMING REWARDS IN PAYMENT OF A TRANSACTION ACCOUNT 2 2010
 
E2INTERACTIVE, INC. D/B/A E2INTERACTIVE, INC. (1)
* 2011/0307,377 SYSTEMS AND METHODS TO MANAGE AND CONTROL USE OF A VIRTUAL CARD 2 2011
 
III HOLDINGS 1, LLC (4)
* 7,904,386 System, method, and computer program product for saving and investing through use of transaction cards 16 2006
* 2007/0185,810 System, method, and computer program product for saving and investing through use of transaction cards 1 2006
8,417,635 System, method, and computer program product for saving and investing through use of transaction cards 1 2011
* 2011/0125,637 SYSTEM, METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR SAVING AND INVESTING THROUGH USE OF TRANSACTION CARDS 4 2011
 
AMERICAN EXPRESS TRAVEL RELATED SERVICES COMPANY, INC. (12)
8,666,880 System and method for flexible payment terms 0 2007
* 2008/0262,919 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FLEXIBLE PAYMENT TERMS 5 2007
8,589,284 System and method for flexible election of payment terms 0 2009
8,326,747 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 0 2009
* 2010/0106,586 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING POSITIVE CONSUMER BEHAVIOR BASED UPON STRUCTURAL RISK 3 2009
* 2010/0106,589 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING A POSITIVE BEHAVIOR BASED UPON AN ACCUMULATED METRIC OR TREND 10 2009
8,799,151 System and method for flexible payment terms 0 2014
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