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1. WO2007092057 - METHOD FOR DISTRIBUTING AND ACTIVATING GIFT CARDS

Publication Number WO/2007/092057
Publication Date 16.08.2007
International Application No. PCT/US2006/037886
International Filing Date 29.09.2006
IPC
G06Q 20/00 2006.01
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
QDATA 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
20Payment architectures, schemes or protocols
G06Q 30/00 2006.01
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
QDATA 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
30Commerce, e.g. shopping or e-commerce
G07G 1/14 2006.01
GPHYSICS
07CHECKING-DEVICES
GREGISTERING THE RECEIPT OF CASH, VALUABLES, OR TOKENS
1Cash registers
12electronically operated
14Systems including one or more distant stations co-operating with a central processing unit
CPC
G06Q 20/28
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
QDATA 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
20Payment architectures, schemes or protocols
22Payment schemes or models
28Pre-payment schemes, e.g. "pay before"
G06Q 20/3437
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
QDATA 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
20Payment architectures, schemes or protocols
30characterised by the use of specific devices ; or networks
34using cards, e.g. integrated circuit [IC] cards or magnetic cards
343Cards including a counter
3437the counter having non-monetary units, e.g. trips
G06Q 30/02
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
QDATA 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
30Commerce, e.g. shopping or e-commerce
02Marketing, e.g. market research and analysis, surveying, promotions, advertising, buyer profiling, customer management or rewards; Price estimation or determination
G06Q 30/06
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
QDATA 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
30Commerce, e.g. shopping or e-commerce
06Buying, selling or leasing transactions
G07F 7/02
GPHYSICS
07CHECKING-DEVICES
FCOIN-FREED OR LIKE APPARATUS
7Mechanisms actuated by objects other than coins to free or to actuate vending, hiring, coin or paper currency dispensing or refunding apparatus
02by keys or other credit registering devices
Applicants
  • WILEN, Richard [US]/[US]
Inventors
  • WILEN, Richard
Agents
  • FELDMAN, Stephen, E.
Priority Data
11/351,65810.02.2006US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) METHOD FOR DISTRIBUTING AND ACTIVATING GIFT CARDS
(FR) PROCÉDÉ DE DISTRIBUTION ET D'ACTIVATION DE CARTES-CADEAUX
Abstract
(EN)
The present invention is directed towards a method of distributing and activating gift cards. The method is performed by attaching a non-activated gift card to an article and selling the article to a consumer. The article may be sold at a retail store, or ordered over a telephone line or online and delivered to a home of a consumer. After the consumer receives the gift card, the consumer may activate the gift card from the consumer's home or any other remote location. During activation, the consumer allocates a dollar valve to the gift card and then sends the gift card to a specific person as a gift. The gift card may also come with a greeting card and an envelope.
(FR)
La présente invention concerne un procédé de distribution et d'activation de cartes-cadeaux. Le procédé est réalisé par la fixation d'une carte-cadeau non activée à un article et la vente de l'article à un consommateur. L'article peut être vendu dans un magasin de détail ou commandé par téléphone ou en ligne et livré au domicile d'un consommateur. Après la réception de la carte-cadeau, le consommateur peut activer la carte-cadeau depuis son domicile ou tout autre emplacement distant. Pendant l'activation, le consommateur attribue une valeur en dollars à la carte-cadeau et envoie ensuite la carte-cadeau à une personne spécifique comme cadeau. La carte-cadeau peut également être livrée avec une carte de vœux et une enveloppe.
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