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1. (WO1997017680) SELF-SERVICE SYSTEM FOR SELLING TRAVEL-RELATED SERVICES OR PRODUCTS
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Pub. No.: WO/1997/017680 International Application No.: PCT/US1996/016998
Publication Date: 15.05.1997 International Filing Date: 23.10.1996
Chapter 2 Demand Filed: 27.05.1997
IPC:
G06Q 10/02 (2012.01) ,G06Q 20/04 (2012.01) ,G06Q 20/18 (2012.01) ,G06Q 30/06 (2012.01) ,G07F 17/42 (2006.01) ,G07F 7/00 (2006.01) ,A63B 71/06 (2006.01)
G PHYSICS
06
COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
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DATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS OR METHODS, SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES; SYSTEMS OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
10
Administration; Management
02
Reservations, e.g. for tickets, services or events
G PHYSICS
06
COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
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DATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS OR METHODS, SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES; SYSTEMS OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
20
Payment architectures, schemes or protocols
04
Payment circuits
G PHYSICS
06
COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
Q
DATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS OR METHODS, SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES; SYSTEMS OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
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Payment architectures, schemes or protocols
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Payment architectures
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involving self-service terminals [SSTs], vending machines, kiosks or multimedia terminals
G PHYSICS
06
COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
Q
DATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS OR METHODS, SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES; SYSTEMS OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
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Commerce, e.g. shopping or e-commerce
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Buying, selling or leasing transactions
G PHYSICS
07
CHECKING-DEVICES
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COIN-FREED OR LIKE APPARATUS
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Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services
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for ticket printing or like apparatus
G PHYSICS
07
CHECKING-DEVICES
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COIN-FREED OR LIKE APPARATUS
7
Mechanisms actuated by objects other than coins to free or to actuate vending, hiring, coin or paper currency dispensing or refunding apparatus
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
63
SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
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APPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
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Games or sports accessories not covered in groups A63B1/-A63B69/102
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Indicating or scoring devices for games or players
Applicants:
KEYOSK CORP. [US/US]; Moanalua Shopping Center #23 Honolulu, HI 96818, US
Inventors:
TAGAWA, Richard, S.; US
Agent:
HSUE, James, S. ; Majestic, Parsons, Siebert & Hsue Suite 1100 Four Embarcadero Center San Francisco, CA 94111-4121, US
Priority Data:
08/555,43309.11.1995US
Title (EN) SELF-SERVICE SYSTEM FOR SELLING TRAVEL-RELATED SERVICES OR PRODUCTS
(FR) SYSTEME DE LIBRE SERVICE POUR LA VENTE DE SERVICES OU DE PRODUITS LIES AUX VOYAGES
Abstract:
(EN) A self-service system (20) of selling travel-related services or products by means or an interactive travel service system functioning like a travel agent is disclosed. To simplify the search process by the system and the decision process by the user, the user is first queried as to travel knowledge, such as whether the user is a first-time visitor or is otherwise familiar with the travel destination, and as to personal attributes such as family orientation, age and preference for airlines, lodgings, car rental companies, price range and lifestyle. In accordance with the travel knowledge and attributes inputted electronically (24) by the user, one or more recommendations or a whole listing will be presented for selection by the user. To simplify the process, the user is asked to input the relevant dates and the inventory database (72, 74) is searched so that only available choices will be presented. The system is particularly advantageous for self-service methods of selling travel-related services or products such as local tour attractions, local bookings, car rental bookings, local or intrastate tour packages, airline tickets, out-of-state tour packages, cruises, optional tours or cruises, and other shopping options.
(FR) L'invention concerne un système de libre service (20) pour la vente de services ou de produits liés aux voyages, par l'intermédiaire d'un système de prestations intéractif tenant lieu d'agence de voyages. Afin de simplifier le processus de recherche dans le cadre du système et la prise de décision du point de vue de l'utilisateur, on questionne d'abord les personnes pour déterminer si elles effectuent le voyage prévu pour la première fois ou si elles connaissent déjà de telle ou telle manière la destination de ce voyage et on cherche aussi à cerner le client en lui demandant différents renseignements, concernant par exemple sa famille, son âge ainsi que certaines préférences concernant les compagnies aériennes, l'hébergement, les sociétés de location de voitures, les gammes de prix et le style de vie. Sur la base des renseignements propres à la destination et des attributs personnels saisis électroniquement (24) par l'utilisateur, on présente ultérieurement à celui-ci une ou plusieurs recommandations ou bien une liste complète de suggestions afin que celui-ci puisse faire son choix. Par souci de simplification, la personne est priée de saisir les données pertinentes, et la recherche dans la base de données d'inventaire (72, 74) s'effectue de manière à présenter uniquement les choix disponibles. Le système est particulièrement avantageux pour la vente en libre service de services ou de produits liés aux voyages, à savoir par exemple: visites ou voyages de type local, réservations locales, réservations locales pour la location de voitures, forfaits à voyage local ou national, billets d'avion, forfaits à voyage à l'étranger, croisières, options de voyage ou de croisière et autres variantes pour les achats.
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African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) (KE, LS, MW, SD, SZ, UG)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, CH, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, IE, IT, LU, MC, NL, PT, SE)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG)
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)
Also published as:
AU1996074699