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1. WO2007143534 - METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REDEEMING AN ECONOMIC INCENTIVE

Publication Number WO/2007/143534
Publication Date 13.12.2007
International Application No. PCT/US2007/070194
International Filing Date 01.06.2007
IPC
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
CPC
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 30/0236
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
0207Discounts or incentives, e.g. coupons, rebates, offers or upsales
0236Incentive or reward received by requiring registration or ID from user
G06Q 30/0238
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
0207Discounts or incentives, e.g. coupons, rebates, offers or upsales
0238at point-of-sale [POS]
Applicants
  • NEWSFLEX, LTD. [US]/[US] (AllExceptUS)
  • LAVES, Edward, W. [US]/[US] (UsOnly)
Inventors
  • LAVES, Edward, W.
Agents
  • CROFT, Thomas, M.
Priority Data
11/756,50031.05.2007US
60/809,91101.06.2006US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REDEEMING AN ECONOMIC INCENTIVE
(FR) PROCÉDÉ ET APPAREIL POUR CONVERTIR UN STIMULANT ÉCONOMIQUE
Abstract
(EN)
A method and apparatus for redeeming an economic incentive is described. One illustrative embodiment receives in a portable electronic device an economic incentive associated with a merchant; displays the economic incentive on a display of the portable electronic device; and transmits over a network a message from the portable electronic device to a computer associated with the merchant in response to a user's selection of the displayed economic incentive, the message indicating a request by the user for the economic incentive to be applied to a user purchase automatically by a point-of-sale computer of the merchant upon authentication of the user by the point-of-sale computer during a subsequent visit of the user to a store of the merchant.
(FR)
L'invention concerne un procédé et un appareil pour convertir un stimulant économique. Un exemple de mode de réalisation reçoit dans un dispositif électronique portable un stimulant économique associé à un commerçant; affiche le stimulant économique sur un affichage du dispositif électronique portable; et transmet sur un réseau un message à partir du dispositif électronique portable à un ordinateur associé au commerçant en réponse à une sélection par l'utilisateur du stimulant économique affiché, le message indiquant une demande par l'utilisateur pour que le stimulant économique soit appliqué à un achat de l'utilisateur automatiquement par un ordinateur d'un point de vente du commerçant sur authentification de l'utilisateur par l'ordinateur du point de vente lors d'une visite ultérieure de l'utilisateur à un magasin du commerçant.
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