US Patent No: 7,970,533

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System and method for matching participants in a rideshare program

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A method and system for matching participants in a rideshare program is provided. A participant rating is identified in a rideshare environment. A rideshare participation score is generated for the identified participant. The identified participant is assigned to a rideshare transaction with at least one other participant in the rideshare program based on the rideshare participation score.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
PALO ALTO RESEARCH CENTER INCORPORATEDPALO ALTO, CA1181

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Fork, David K Los Altos, US 157 2216
Huang, Qingfeng San Jose, US 39 403
Plurkowski, Luke Antioch, US 10 45
Weinerth, Dave Oakland, US 9 33

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OR-BACH, ZVI (1)
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