US Patent No: 7,756,746

Number of patents in Portfolio can not be more than 2000

Method and apparatus for selling an aging food product

ALSO PUBLISHED AS: 20070150378

Stats

ATTORNEY / AGENT: (SPONSORED)

Importance

Loading Importance Indicators... loading....

Abstract

See full text

Some embodiments provide methods and apparatus for determining a food product and determining a price range defining a maximum price and a minimum price. An indication is stored that the food product may be offered, as a set of one or more food products, in exchange for a round-up amount associated with a purchase, if the round-up amount is in the price range.

Loading the Abstract Image... loading....

First Claim

See full text

all claims..

Related Publications

Loading Related Publications... loading....

Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
WALKER DIGITAL, LLCSTAMFORD, CT337

International Classification(s)

  • [Classification Symbol]
  • [Patents Count]

Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Gelman, Geoffrey M Stamford, CT 690 8360
Otto, Jonathan White Plains, NY 56 294
Tedesco, Daniel E Huntington, CT 677 9898
Van, Luchene Andrew S New York, NY 306 5523
Walker, Jay S Ridgefield, CT 1979 48776

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
WALKER DIGITAL, LLC (9)
6,267,670 System and method for performing lottery ticket transactions utilizing point-of-sale terminals 68 1997
6,119,099 Method and system for processing supplementary product sales at a point-of-sale terminal 211 1997
6,064,987 Method and apparatus for providing and processing installment plans at a terminal 209 1997
6,397,193 Method and apparatus for automatically vending a combination of products 104 1998
6,223,163 Method and apparatus for controlling offers that are provided at a point-of-sale terminal 164 1998
6,298,329 Method and apparatus for generating a coupon 66 1998
6,298,331 Method and apparatus for selling an aging food product 77 1998
6,598,024 Method and system for processing supplementary product sales at a point-of-sale terminal 117 1999
6,582,304 System and method for performing lottery ticket transactions utilizing point-of-sale terminals 26 2001
 
CATALINA MARKETING CORPORATION (7)
5,644,723 Method and system for selective incentive point-of-sale marketing in response to customer shopping histories 446 1994
5,832,457 Method and apparatus for selective distribution of discount coupons based on prior customer behavior 578 1995
5,642,485 Method and system for selective incentive point-of-sale marketing in response to customer shopping histories 443 1995
5,649,114 Method and system for selective incentive point-of-sale marketing in response to customer shopping histories 523 1995
5,687,322 Method and system for selective incentive point-of-sale marketing in response to customer shopping histories 731 1995
5,974,399 Method and apparatus for generating purchase incentives based on price differentials 283 1997
6,321,210 Method and apparatus for selective distribution of discount coupons 76 2000
 
INTER*ACT SYSTEMS, INCORPORATED (6)
5,201,010 Method and system for building a database and performing marketing based upon prior shopping history 374 1992
5,327,508 Method and system for building a database and performing marketing based upon prior shopping history 194 1993
5,621,812 Method and system for building a database for use with selective incentive marketing in response to customer shopping histories 527 1993
5,638,457 Method and system for building a database for use with selective incentive marketing in response to customer shopping histories 417 1994
5,592,560 Method and system for building a database and performing marketing based upon prior shopping history 371 1994
6,307,958 Method and system for building a database for use with selective incentive marketing in response to customer shopping histories 137 1997
 
CATALINA MARKETING INTERNATIONAL, A DE CORP. (3)
4,723,212 Method and apparatus for dispensing discount coupons 473 1987
4,910,672 Method and apparatus for dispensing discount coupons 480 1987
5,173,851 Method and apparatus for dispensing discount coupons in response to the purchase of one or more products 507 1990
 
ERIE COUNTY INVESTMENT CO., THE (3)
5,235,509 Customer self-ordering system using information displayed on a screen 246 1989
5,128,862 Customer operable system for a retail store or fast-food restaurant having plural ordering stations 192 1990
5,353,219 Suggestive selling in a customer self-ordering system 209 1993
 
EVERY PENNY COUNTS, INC. (3)
5,621,640 Automatic philanthropic contribution system 165 1994
6,112,191 Method and system to create and distribute excess funds from consumer spending transactions 295 1995
6,088,682 Funds distribution system connected with point of sale transactions 84 1997
 
GTECH RHODE ISLAND CORPORATION (3)
4,764,666 On-line wagering system with programmable game entry cards 487 1987
4,882,473 On-line wagering system with programmable game entry cards and operator security cards 445 1988
5,417,424 Player operated win checker appended to lottery agent terminal 167 1993
 
NCR CORPORATION (3)
5,216,595 System and method for integration of lottery terminals into point of sale systems 111 1990
5,619,558 ATM segment of one marketing method 218 1995
6,029,139 Method and apparatus for optimizing promotional sale of products based upon historical data 493 1998
 
RESTAURANT TECHNOLOGY, INC. (3)
5,132,914 Food preparation system and method 118 1990
5,172,328 Food preparation system and method 142 1992
5,510,979 Data processing system and method for retail stores 188 1995
 
WALKER ASSET MANAGEMENT LIMITED PARTNERSHIP (3)
5,884,272 Method and system for establishing and maintaining user-controlled anonymous communications 248 1996
5,926,796 Method and apparatus for selling subscriptions to periodicals in a retail environment 145 1997
6,138,105 System and method for dynamic assembly of packages in retail environments 66 1998
 
CITIBANK, N.A. (2)
5,966,695 Sales and marketing support system using a graphical query prospect database 377 1995
6,029,153 Method and system for analyzing and handling the customer files of a financial institution 109 1997
 
COMCAST IP HOLDINGS I, LLC (2)
6,515,680 Set top terminal for television delivery system 160 1997
6,463,585 Targeted advertisement using television delivery systems 434 1998
 
FUJITSU LIMITED (2)
5,481,094 Point-of-sale terminal 184 1994
6,021,390 Information selling method and information selling system 26 1997
 
MICROSOFT CORPORATION (2)
5,999,914 Electronic promotion system for an electronic merchant system 380 1996
6,484,149 Systems and methods for viewing product information, and methods for generating web pages 375 1997
 
Omron Tateisi Electronics Co. (2)
4,859,838 POS terminal device 93 1987
5,053,957 Electronic cash register having discount prices selected by customer level 141 1988
 
OUTERWALL INC. (2)
5,620,079 Coin counter/sorter and coupon/voucher dispensing machine and method 292 1994
5,564,546 Coin counter/sorter and coupon/voucher dispensing machine and method 269 1994
 
PRONTO INTERNET SOLUTIONS, INC. (2)
5,353,218 Focused coupon system 398 1992
5,822,735 Focused coupon system 225 1994
 
Telecredit, Inc. (2)
5,119,295 Centralized lottery system for remote monitoring or operations and status data from lottery terminals including detection of malfunction and counterfeit units 283 1991
5,223,698 Card-activated point-of-sale lottery terminal 191 1991
 
VISA INTERNATIONAL SERVICE ASSOCIATION (2)
5,177,342 Transaction approval system 271 1990
5,621,201 Automated purchasing control system 401 1996
 
XCP, INC. (2)
5,450,938 Card or cash actuated vending machine assembly 288 1994
5,491,326 Card metering system 148 1994
 
Advance Promotion Technologies, Inc. (1)
4,825,045 System and method for checkout counter product promotion 219 1986
 
AGT International, Inc. (1)
4,937,853 Lottery agent data communication/telephone line interface 271 1989
 
AKAMAI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
2009/0132,648 CONTENT DELIVERY AND GLOBAL TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT NETWORK SYSTEM 25 2009
 
ALIBABA GROUP HOLDING LIMITED (1)
5,774,868 Automatic sales promotion selection system and method 321 1994
 
ASPECT SOFTWARE, INC. (1)
5,355,327 Automated statistical data collection system 65 1991
 
ASSOCIATES COMMERCE SOLUTIONS, INC. (1)
5,231,569 Account transaction system 258 1990
 
Auto-Register, Inc. (1)
4,441,160 Point of sale terminal having prompting display 41 1981
 
BALLY GAMING INTERNATIONAL, INC. (1)
5,371,345 Gaming machine change system 259 1992
 
BARTON PATENT 533 LLC (1)
6,164,533 Point of sale automatic savings program contribution system 186 1998
 
beenz.com inc. (1)
6,039,244 Method of building up a data bank containing customer data and/or for the organization of a rebate or coupon system 150 1997
 
BHL PATENT HOLDINGS LLC (1)
2002/0143,320 Tracking medical products with integrated circuits 11 2002
 
BLOCKBUSTER L.L.C. (1)
5,459,306 Method and system for delivering on demand, individually targeted promotions 444 1994
 
BROADVISION, INC. (1)
5,710,887 Computer system and method for electronic commerce 1404 1995
 
Captive Communications, Inc. (1)
5,642,484 Pump top advertisement distribution and display system with performance and sales information feedback 143 1994
 
CARALINA MARKETING INTERNATIONAL, INC. (1)
6,014,634 System and method for providing shopping aids and incentives to customers through a computer network 610 1997
 
CARLSON MARKETING WORLDWIDE, INC. (1)
5,923,016 In-store points redemption system & method 313 1996
 
CATALINA MARKETING INTERNATIONAL, INC. (1)
5,612,868 Method and apparatus for dispensing discount coupons 444 1995
 
Charles E. Hill & Associates, Inc. (1)
5,528,490 Electronic catalog system and method 250 1992
 
Chicago Board of Trade (1)
5,297,031 Method and apparatus for order management by market brokers 783 1990
 
CITIBANK, INC. (1)
5,056,019 Automated purchase reward accounting system and method 586 1989
 
CODEPRO INNOVATIONS, L.L.C. (1)
5,717,866 Method for comparative analysis of consumer response to product promotions 78 1996
 
Commonweal Incorporated (1)
5,592,376 Currency and barter exchange debit card and system 146 1994
 
Continental Brokers and Consultants, Inc. (1)
4,854,590 Cash register gaming device 101 1987
 
COUPCO, INC. (1)
RE34915 Paperless system for distributing, redeeming and clearing merchandise coupons 318 1991
 
CSX LOGISTICS INFORMATION SERVICES, INC. A DE CORP. (1)
5,256,863 In-store universal control system 413 1991
 
CU DIRECT CORPORATION (1)
5,611,052 Lender direct credit evaluation and loan processing system 418 1993
 
DEUTSCHE FINANCIAL SERVICES (1)
5,262,941 Expert credit recommendation method and system 306 1990
 
Display Network, Inc. (1)
5,465,085 Retail store display system 87 1994
 
EC CORPORATION (1)
5,283,731 Computer-based classified ad system and method 579 1992
 
ELDAT COMMUNICATION LTD. (1)
5,880,449 System and method for providing a store customer with personally associated prices for selected items 51 1996
 
ELECTRONIC ADVERTISING SOLUTIONS INNOVATORS, INC. D/B/A EASI, INC. (1)
5,572,653 Remote electronic information display system for retail facility 258 1994
 
Electronic Consumer Concepts, L.L.C. (1)
5,845,259 Electronic coupon dispensing system 400 1996
 
ERS ASSOCIATES LIMITED PARTNESHIP (1)
5,632,010 Technique for communicating with electronic labels in an electronic price display system 143 1992
 
FDC, Inc. (1)
5,845,276 Database link system 65 1995
 
Finlay Fine Jewelry Corporation (1)
5,526,257 Product evaluation system 141 1994
 
FIRST ADVANTAGE CORPORATION (1)
5,274,547 System for generating and transmitting credit reports 243 1991
 
First Marketrust Intl. (1)
5,537,314 Referral recognition system for an incentive award program 720 1995
 
GERALD AND LEONA R. SINGER FAMILY TRUST (1)
5,305,195 Interactive advertising system for on-line terminals 669 1992
 
GFG CORPORATION (1)
4,908,761 System for identifying heavy product purchasers who regularly use manufacturers' purchase incentives and predicting consumer promotional behavior response patterns 319 1988
 
GIFT CERTIFICATE CENTER, INC., THE (1)
5,652,421 Method and apparatus for generating gift certificates 164 1995
 
GOOGLE INC. (1)
5,655,007 Telephone based credit card protection 115 1994
 
GTECH SERVICES CORPORATION, A CORP. OF DE (1)
4,760,247 Optical card reader utilizing area image processing 186 1986
 
High Technology Solutions, Inc. (1)
5,845,263 Interactive visual ordering system 203 1995
 
Hopeman Enterprises Ltd. (1)
5,539,189 Card holder's paging system for commercial card data network 64 1992
 
IDLOYALTY, LLC (1)
6,070,147 Customer identification and marketing analysis systems 458 1996
 
IGT (1)
6,229,879 Method and apparatus for awarding and redeeming prepaid telephone time 43 1998
 
INTEL CORPORATION (1)
5,664,115 Interactive computer system to match buyers and sellers of real estate, businesses and other property using the internet 810 1995
 
INTELLECTUAL VENTURES I LLC (1)
5,694,546 System for automatic unattended electronic information transport between a server and a client by a vendor provided transport software with a manifest list 633 1994
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (1)
5,504,675 Method and apparatus for automatic selection and presentation of sales promotion programs 274 1994
 
INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY & TOTALIZATOR SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
4,677,553 Secure placement of confidential information on a circulated blank ticket 155 1984
 
INTERTECH HOLDINGS, LLC (1)
4,876,592 System for merchandising and the evaluation of responses to broadcast transmissions 397 1988
 
JDA SOFTWARE GROUP (1)
5,918,209 Method and system for determining marginal values for use in a revenue management system 126 1996
 
KABUSHIKI KAISHA TEC (1)
5,521,364 Product-selling-data processing apparatus having function for administering sales of article sold by the bundle and its method 74 1994
 
KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA (1)
5,302,811 Point of sale apparatus including a depositing/withdrawing apparatus 148 1991
 
KLEVER-KART, INC. (1)
4,973,952 Shopping cart display system 312 1987
 
KNAPP INVESTMENT COMPANY LIMITED (1)
5,946,665 On line shopping system using a communication system 139 1996
 
Lobar Code Inc. (1)
5,665,953 Self-contained personal data collector for redeeming coupons 182 1996
 
Loto Mark Incorporated (1)
5,772,510 Lottery ticket and system 142 1995
 
LOTTERY CONCEPTS INTERNATIONAL, 7515 CHARMANT DRIVE, SUITE 1407, SAN DIEGO, CA. 92122 A DE. CORP. (1)
4,982,337 System for distributing lottery tickets 277 1987
 
M & E MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC. (1)
6,131,399 Refrigerated vending machine 100 1998
 
MAXIM INTEGRATED PRODUCTS, INC. (1)
5,604,343 Secure storage of monetary equivalent data systems and processes 20 1994
 
MAY, LANCE, AN AUSTRALIAN CITIZEN (1)
4,839,507 Method and arrangement for validating coupons 136 1988
 
Meridian Enterprises, Inc. (1)
5,025,372 System and method for administration of incentive award program through use of credit 605 1989
 
Metrologic Instruments, Inc. (1)
5,260,553 Automatic hand-supportable laser bar code symbol scanner and method of reading bar code symbols using the same 104 1990
 
MICRO ENHANCEMENT INTERNATIONAL (1)
5,857,175 System and method for offering targeted discounts to customers 522 1995
 
Midnight Blue Remote Access LLC (1)
6,292,786 Method and system for generating incentives based on substantially real-time product purchase information 331 1999
 
MNI Interactive (1)
5,583,763 Method and apparatus for recommending selections based on preferences in a multi-user system 453 1993
 
MOTOROLA, INC. (1)
4,500,880 Real time, computer-driven retail pricing display system 358 1981
 
MYPOINTS.COM INC. (1)
5,794,210 Attention brokerage 1189 1995
 
NCH PROMOTIONAL SERVICES, INC. (1)
5,245,533 Marketing research method and system for management of manufacturer's discount coupon offers 188 1990
 
Pennsylvania Food Merchants Association (1)
5,581,064 Automated coupon processing system employing coupon with identifying code and chosen second identifying code uniquely identifying the coupon 193 1994
 
Peripheral Dynamics, Inc. (1)
4,902,880 Card reader system and method with printing and verification capability 79 1988
 
PINPOINT INCORPORATED (1)
2003/0037,041 System for automatic determination of customized prices and promotions 168 2002
 
POWERHOUSE TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
5,398,932 Video lottery system with improved site controller and validation unit 432 1993
 
PRAXAIR S.T. TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
5,242,363 Water cooled rolls for cooling steel sheets 53 1992
 
PSC SCANNING, INC. (1)
5,239,165 Bar code lottery ticket handling system 156 1992
 
QUANTUM CORPORATION (1)
4,260,914 Differential linear velocity transducer 33 1979
 
R.R. DONNELLEY & SONS COMPANY (1)
5,502,636 Personalized coupon generating and processing system 344 1992
 
RESPONSE REWARDS SYSTEMS, L.C. (1)
5,759,101 Central and remote evaluation of responses of participatory broadcast audience with automatic crediting and couponing 273 1994
 
SABRE GLBL INC. (1)
6,085,164 Apparatus and method of allocating flight inventory resources based on the current market value 124 1997
 
Sapient Solutions, LLC (1)
5,924,077 Computer based system for monitoring and processing data collected at the point of sale of goods and services 80 1995
 
SCHIMATIC CASH TRANSACTIONS NETWORK.COM, INC. (1)
5,806,045 Method and system for allocating and redeeming incentive credits between a portable device and a base device 498 1996
 
SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
5,408,210 Electronic cash register with customer line length indication 16 1993
 
SHOPPERTRAK RCT CORPORATION (1)
5,557,513 Checkout lane alert system and method for stores having express checkout lanes 34 1994
 
SIERRA DESIGN GROUP (1)
4,494,197 Automatic lottery system 561 1984
 
Sitour Electronic Systems (S.E.S) (1)
5,504,475 Pricing display system 150 1994
 
Societe d'Etude de Systems Avances et d'Amenagements (1)
4,323,770 Unit particularly for taking stakes and possibly determining the winners in a game such as a national lotto game 136 1979
 
SOFAMOR DANEK PROPERTIES, INC. (1)
5,420,606 Instant electronic coupon verification system 291 1993
 
STATE STREET BANK AND TRUST COMPANY (1)
5,193,056 Data processing system for hub and spoke financial services configuration 314 1991
 
SYMBOL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
5,602,377 Bar code dataform scanning and labeling apparatus and method 332 1995
 
SYNAPSE GROUP, INC. (1)
6,014,641 Method and apparatus for providing open-ended subscriptions to commodity items normally available only through term-based subscriptions 102 1996
 
TERAOKA SEIKO CO., LTD. (1)
5,200,889 System for maintaining continuous total of refund amounts due a customer and for allowing customer designation of the amount of refund to be applied to a purchase 187 1991
 
The Nielsen Company (US), LLC (1)
6,484,158 Dynamic rule based market research database 19 1997
 
THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, A BODY CORPORATE (1)
4,922,522 Telecommunications access to lottery systems 275 1988
 
Thomson Newspapers, Inc. (1)
6,253,188 Automated interactive classified ad system for the internet 339 1996
 
TRUNQATE, LLC (1)
5,592,375 Computer-assisted system for interactively brokering goods or services between buyers and sellers 598 1994
 
TUXIS TECHNOLOGIES LLC (1)
6,055,513 Methods and apparatus for intelligent selection of goods and services in telephonic and electronic commerce 575 1998
 
VERIFONE, INC. (1)
5,440,108 System and method for dispensing and revalung cash cards 217 1993
 
VERSATA DEVELOPMENT GROUP, INC. (1)
2003/0120,579 Method and apparatus for pricing products in multi-level product and organizational groups 17 2003
 
VISIBLE RESULTS PROPERTIES, INC. (1)
6,024,288 Promotion system including an ic-card memory for obtaining and tracking a plurality of transactions 121 1997
 
WISTARIA TRADING, INC. (1)
5,428,606 Digital information commodities exchange 497 1993
 
XEROX CORPORATION (1)
5,742,886 Method and apparatus for removing edge raggedness from images 3 1996
 
York Eggleston (1)
6,061,660 System and method for incentive programs and award fulfillment 541 1998
 
ZAXUS LIMITED (1)
5,371,796 Data communication system 78 1993
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (21)
4,669,730 Automated sweepstakes-type game 358 1984
4,689,742 Automatic lottery system 449 1986
4,815,741 Automated marketing and gaming systems 374 1987
4,993,714 Point of sale lottery system 97 1990
5,243,515 Secure teleprocessing bidding system 500 1990
5,269,521 Expected value payment method and system for reducing the expected per unit costs of paying and/or receiving a given amount of a commodity 90 1991
5,297,026 System for promoting account activity 303 1992
5,192,854 System for electronically recording and redeeming coupons 208 1992
5,287,268 Centralized consumer cash value accumulation system for multiple merchants 477 1992
5,309,355 Automated sales system 245 1993
5,380,991 Paperless coupon redemption system and method thereof 307 1993
5,620,182 Expected value payment method and system for reducing the expected per unit costs of paying and/or receiving a given ammount of a commodity 91 1993
5,576,951 Automated sales and services system 380 1994
5,544,040 System for management of common purchase operations for goods and services 174 1994
5,630,103 Radio transmission system for distribution of newspaper copy in computer format to personal computers for viewing 83 1995
5,615,269 Ideal electronic negotiations 273 1996
6,080,062 Lotto gaming apparatus and method 173 1996
5,930,771 Inventory control and remote monitoring apparatus and method for coin-operable vending machines 200 1996
5,869,826 System and method for conducting coinless transactions 38 1997
5,890,718 Self-service gasoline pump system with game function 51 1998
8,147,545 Eustachian tube device 16 2008

Patent Citation Ranking

Forward Cite Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
ALOFT MEDIA, LLC (3)
7,970,722 System, method and computer program product for a collaborative decision platform 2 2009
8,160,988 System, method and computer program product for a collaborative decision platform 0 2010
8,005,777 System, method and computer program product for a collaborative decision platform 15 2010
 
RETAILDNA, LLC (2)
8,224,760 Self learning method and system for managing a group reward system 3 2009
8,688,613 Method and system to manage multiple party rewards using a single account and artificial intelligence 0 2012
 
VIRGIN AMERICA INC. (1)
8,739,229 On-board vessel entertainment system 0 2012

Maintenance Fees

Fee Large entity fee small entity fee micro entity fee due date
7.5 Year Payment $3600.00 $1800.00 $900.00 Jan 13, 2018
11.5 Year Payment $7400.00 $3700.00 $1850.00 Jan 13, 2022
Fee Large entity fee small entity fee micro entity fee
Surcharge - 7.5 year - Late payment within 6 months $160.00 $80.00 $40.00
Surcharge - 11.5 year - Late payment within 6 months $160.00 $80.00 $40.00
Surcharge after expiration - Late payment is unavoidable $700.00 $350.00 $175.00
Surcharge after expiration - Late payment is unintentional $1,640.00 $820.00 $410.00

Full Text

 
loading....