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1. (WO2001086570) USAGE-BASED PRICE PLANNING
Latest bibliographic data on file with the International Bureau   

Pub. No.:    WO/2001/086570    International Application No.:    PCT/US2001/009909
Publication Date: 15.11.2001 International Filing Date: 28.03.2001
Chapter 2 Demand Filed:    29.11.2001    
IPC:
G06Q 30/00 (2012.01)
Applicants: APOGEE NETWORKS, INC. [US/US]; Park 80 West - Plaza II Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 (US) (For All Designated States Except US).
PRICE, John, D. [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
FRENKIEL, Scott, Thomas [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
SNOWDON, Arthur, Reed [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
JEFFERY, Donald, Charles [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
LEUNG, Yiu, Kau [US/US]; (US) (For US Only)
Inventors: PRICE, John, D.; (US).
FRENKIEL, Scott, Thomas; (US).
SNOWDON, Arthur, Reed; (US).
JEFFERY, Donald, Charles; (US).
LEUNG, Yiu, Kau; (US)
Agent: BORODACH, Samuel; Fish & Richardson P.C. Suite 2800 45 Rockefeller Plaza New York, NY 10111 (US)
Priority Data:
09/566,643 08.05.2000 US
Title (EN) USAGE-BASED PRICE PLANNING
(FR) PROGRAMMATION DE PRIX FONDEE SUR L'UTILISATION
Abstract: front page image
(EN)A method and apparatus (100, 200, 300) for usage-based price planning is disclosed. A Price plan (310) for services is established according to how the services are used (235). Charges are calculated according to the price plan (310) as applied to the actual usage (340). The apparatus (100, 200, 300) is used by network service providers (NSPs) (130, 230) and Internet service providers (ISPs) (130, 230) to determine billing for their customers (110, 210) based on how and to what extent the customers (110, 210) use the network connection provided by the NSP (130, 230) or ISP (130, 230).
(FR)L'invention se rapporte à un procédé et à un appareil (100, 200, 300) permettant une programmation des prix fondée sur l'utilisation. Un programme de prix (310) pour des services est établi conformément au degré d'utilisation de ces services (235). Des tarifs sont calculés conformément à ce programme de prix (310) rapporté à l'utilisation réelle (340). Ledit appareil (100, 200, 300) est utilisé par des fournisseurs de services de réseaux (NSP) (130, 230) et des fournisseurs de service d'Internet (ISP) (130, 230) aux fins d'établissement de la facturation destinée à leurs clients (110, 210) en fonction de la manière et de la fréquence d'utilisation par les clients (110, 210) de la connexion au réseau fournie par le NSP (130, 230) ou l'ISP (130, 230).
Designated States: AE, AG, AL, AM, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BR, BY, BZ, CA, CH, CN, CO, CR, CU, CZ, DE, DK, DM, DZ, EE, ES, FI, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, HR, HU, ID, IL, IN, IS, JP, KE, KG, KP, KR, KZ, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LV, MA, MD, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, MZ, NO, NZ, PL, PT, RO, RU, SD, SE, SG, SI, SK, SL, TJ, TM, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, US, UZ, VN, YU, ZA, ZW.
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, CH, CY, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, IE, IT, LU, MC, NL, PT, SE, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG).
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)