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Pub. No.:    WO/2002/008999    International Application No.:    PCT/US2001/022883
Publication Date: 31.01.2002 International Filing Date: 19.07.2001
Chapter 2 Demand Filed:    25.02.2002    
G06Q 40/00 (2012.01)
Applicants: KHAITAN, Ajay [IN/GB]; (GB) (For US Only).
RED BALLOON INVESTMENTS LIMITED [GB/GB]; 28-30 the Parade St Helier Jersey, Channel Islands Western Isles JE4 8XY (GB) (For All Designated States Except US).
FEIN, Michael [US/US]; (US) (For All Designated States Except US)
Inventors: KHAITAN, Ajay; (GB)
Agent: FEIN, Michael; Cozen O'Connor The Atrium 1900 Market St. Philadelphia, PA 19103 (US)
Priority Data:
09/738,940 25.07.2000 US
09/746,974 22.12.2000 US
Abstract: front page image
(EN)A computer system for implementing a method for buying and selling commodities (11) comprising identifying suppliers of commodities having surplus capacities; entering into take or pay supply agreements and/or option to purchase agreements for a plurality of commodities (12) with one or more of the suppliers, each of the agreements specifying a cost for an individual commodity(15), the cost being less than market cost for the individual commodity in the absence of said the take or pay and/or option of purchase agreement; and delivering Web pages (16) offering for sale to industrial customers a combination of individual commodities (17) at a price which is lower than the sum of the market prices of the individual commodities(18).
(FR)L'invention concerne un système informatique permettant de mettre en oeuvre un procédé d'achat et de vente de marchandises (11) consistant à identifier des fournisseurs de marchandises ayant des capacités de surproduction; à conclure des accords de prise ferme sans possibilité de dédit et/ou des accords d'option d'achat pour une pluralité de marchandises (12) avec un ou plusieurs fournisseurs, chaque accord stipulant un coût pour une marchandise individuelle (15) inférieur au coût du marché pour ladite marchandise individuelle en l'absence d'un accord de prise ferme sans possibilité de dédit et/ou d'un accord d'option d'achat; et à diffuser des pages Web (16) proposant à des clients industriels une combinaison de marchandises individuelles (17) à un prix inférieur à celui de la somme des prix des marchandises individuelles (18) sur le marché.
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, EC, 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, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG).
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)