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1. WO2011002616 - BILL PAYMENT IN ASSOCIATION WITH TELEVISION SERVICE PROVIDERS SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Publication Number WO/2011/002616
Publication Date 06.01.2011
International Application No. PCT/US2010/039051
International Filing Date 17.06.2010
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
CPC
G06Q 20/102
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
08Payment architectures
10specially adapted for electronic funds transfer [EFT] systems; specially adapted for home banking systems
102Bill distribution or payments
G06Q 20/14
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
08Payment architectures
14specially adapted for billing systems
G06Q 30/04
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
04Billing or invoicing ; , e.g. tax processing in connection with a sale
H04N 21/2543
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
21Selective content distribution, e.g. interactive television or video on demand [VOD]
20Servers specifically adapted for the distribution of content, e.g. VOD servers; Operations thereof
25Management operations performed by the server for facilitating the content distribution or administrating data related to end-users or client devices, e.g. end-user or client device authentication, learning user preferences for recommending movies
254Management at additional data server, e.g. shopping server, rights management server
2543Billing ; , e.g. for subscription services
H04N 21/25875
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
21Selective content distribution, e.g. interactive television or video on demand [VOD]
20Servers specifically adapted for the distribution of content, e.g. VOD servers; Operations thereof
25Management operations performed by the server for facilitating the content distribution or administrating data related to end-users or client devices, e.g. end-user or client device authentication, learning user preferences for recommending movies
258Client or end-user data management, e.g. managing client capabilities, user preferences or demographics, processing of multiple end-users preferences to derive collaborative data
25866Management of end-user data
25875involving end-user authentication
H04N 21/478
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
21Selective content distribution, e.g. interactive television or video on demand [VOD]
40Client devices specifically adapted for the reception of or interaction with content, e.g. set-top-box [STB]; Operations thereof
47End-user applications
478Supplemental services, e.g. displaying phone caller identification, shopping application
Applicants
  • THE WESTERN UNION COMPANY [US]/[US] (AllExceptUS)
  • BULAWA, Kurt [US]/[US] (UsOnly)
  • GEIGER, Terra [US]/[US] (UsOnly)
  • GALUPPO, Gail [US]/[US] (UsOnly)
  • PAINTIN, Scott [US]/[US] (UsOnly)
Inventors
  • BULAWA, Kurt
  • GEIGER, Terra
  • GALUPPO, Gail
  • PAINTIN, Scott
Agents
  • BRANCH, Irvin, E.
Priority Data
12/495,22530.06.2009US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) BILL PAYMENT IN ASSOCIATION WITH TELEVISION SERVICE PROVIDERS SYSTEMS AND METHODS
(FR) SYSTÈMES ET PROCÉDÉS DE PAIEMENT DE FACTURES EN ASSOCIATION AVEC DES PRESTATAIRES DE SERVICES DE TÉLÉVISION
Abstract
(EN)
Systems, methods, and devices for a television-based bill payment system are disclosed. The methods and systems include a television system that is configured to receive and transmit user-specific information and to display a user interface. The methods and systems also include a television provider network that is operated by a television service provider, configured to transmit and receive user-specific information with the television system and the television service provider network is configured to communicate with a bill payment provider. The methods and systems include a bill payment provider that communicates with the various billers. The bill payment provider is configured to communicate with the user through the televisions service provider network, and the bill payment provider is configured to bill a funding source selected by the user from the one or more funding sources.
(FR)
Systèmes, procédés et dispositifs pour un système de paiement de factures par télévision. Les procédés et systèmes font appel à un système de télévision conçu pour recevoir et transmettre des informations propres à un utilisateur et pour afficher une interface-utilisateur. Les procédés et systèmes font également appel à un réseau de prestataire de services de télévision exploité par un prestataire de services de télévision, conçu pour transmettre et recevoir des informations propres à un utilisateur par le système de télévision. Le réseau de prestataire de services de télévision est conçu pour communiquer avec un prestataire de paiement de factures. Les procédés et systèmes font en outre appel à un prestataire de paiement de factures qui communique avec divers facturiers. Le prestataire de paiement de factures est conçu pour communiquer avec l'utilisateur par le réseau de prestataire de services de télévision et pour débiter une source de financement choisie par l'utilisateur parmi une ou plusieurs sources de financement.
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