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1. WO2004102452 - SYSTEME DE COMMERCE ELECTRONIQUE ET PROCEDE CORRESPONDANT

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What is claimed is:

1. An electronic commerce system characterized by comprising a wireless terminal A and another wireless terminal B each containing item information; and a wireless transmission module which is provided to transmit a data demanding signal from the wireless terminal A to B or from the wireless terminal B to A and transmit the requested data responsive to the demanding signal, wherein the sales entity is decided to be a wireless terminal which provides stored information as a processed data format including its own wireless terminal specific code, the other party's wireless terminal specific code and item information, by transmitting said processed data to the other party responding to said data demanding signal received from the other party.

2. A electronic commerce system according to the present invention, characterized in that an electronic commercial transaction is performed by collecting item information from a member, searching the item, placing an order for the item, and allotting a certain portion of the payment for the item to the member, is characterized by comprising:
a tag which includes information on the item specific code and is attached to the corresponding item for identification;
a code reader which can read in the item specific code included in the tag;
a memory device which stores the terminal specific number, the item specific code read in by the code reader, and information on the item, the member who purchased the item and other items which was purchased and registered by the above member;
a plurality of wired or wireless network terminals equipped with a data transmit-receive device which can directly transmit the data including the terminal specific number stored in the memory device to other terminal in case of searching, and can connect to the electronic commercial transaction server, in case of placing an order, through the wired or wireless communication network;
a database which stores the terminal specific number, the item specific code, a photographed image of the item, and information on the item, the member who had already purchased the item and other items which were purchased and registered by the same member; and
an electronic commercial transaction server in which order information is inputted from the wired or wireless terminal according to the decision of the new purchaser (a second member or a third member), the order is placed by transferring the order information including the terminal specific number, the photographed image of the item and the item specific code to a supplier, the terminal specific number, the item information and item specific code thereof are stored and registered to said database with the purchaser information which was inputted by the purchaser him/herself, payment is performed through an associated financial institution terminal, and when the payment is completed, a certain portion of the payment is allotted to the (first) member in proportion to the degree of contribution,
wherein the each terminal specific number is registered to the electronic commercial transaction server along with the information on each member,
wherein the second terminal of the new purchaser (the second member) or the third terminal among the plurality of wired or wireless terminals can search for said information, which is stored in the memory device of a first terminal of the first member, through the data transmit-receive device, save said information into the memory device of the second terminal or the third terminal, then order the item with transmitting said information to the electronic commercial transaction server.

3. The electronic commerce system according to claim 2, characterized in that, even if the power of the first terminal is turned off, the second terminal can turn on the power of the data transmit-receive device (451) of the first terminal in a stand-by state, and receive the information contained in the first terminal,
and vice versa, even if the power of the second terminal is turned off, the first terminal can turn on the power of the data transmit-receive device (452) of the second terminal and receive the information contained in the second terminal.

4. The electronic commerce system according to claim 1 or 3, characterized in that each of the wireless terminals A and B, and the first and the second terminal is a wireless terminal, wherein the wireless terminal comprises: a wireless transmission module which receives the demanded data transmitted from other wireless terminal and also transmits data contained in its own wireless terminal;
a power controller which can maintain electric power in a stand-by state when electric power of the wireless terminal is turned out by its user, and generate power control signals for driving the wireless terminal;
a battery which supplies electric power to the wireless terminal;
a CPU which is supplied with electric power from the battery and conducts the whole system control, including data transmit-receive and processing, responding to the data demand from other wireless terminal;
a first memory which stores the data transmitted through the above wireless transmission module as well as provides the stored data;
a second memory in which a wireless terminal program including information of the above wireless terminal is stored;
a key pad which supports the operation by the user; and
a display which carries out the output of data which has been transmitted or received and the operation by the user.

5. The electronic commerce system according to claim 4, characterized in that the wireless transmission module includes a radio frequency (RF) data fransmission device and RF data receiving device.

6. The electronic commerce system according to claim 5, characterized in that the RF data receiving device comprises:
an impedance matching part wherein the impedances between the antenna (ANT) and the wireless circuit are matched;
a radio frequency (RF) amplifying part wherein radio frequency amplification and waveform shaping are conducted in order to demodulate FSK data inputted through the antenna (ANT);
a reference frequency oscillation circuit which generates reference frequency;
a receive frequency selecting part wherein receive frequency is determined by using the oscillated frequency from the above reference frequency oscillation circuit;
a mixer part wherein intermediate frequency is formed by using the determined receive frequency and the received frequency;
an intermediate frequency generation part wherein the intermediate frequency is generated from the inputted wave form by using the frequency which has been determined at the above receive frequency selecting part, in order to receive accurate data; and a demodulation part wherein the demodulated FSK signal is modulated to TTL level in order to use the FSK signal as a general control signal.

7. The electronic commerce system according to claim 5, characterized in that the RF data transmission device comprises:
a modulation part for modulating the general control signal in TTL level to a FSK signal;
a reference frequency oscillation circuit which generates reference frequency;
a transmission frequency selecting part wherein fransmission frequency is determined by using the oscillated frequency from the above reference frequency oscillation circuit; a mixer part wherein the frequency to be transmitted is formed by using the transmission frequency which is determined at the above transmission frequency selecting par;
a frequency multiply part for conducting frequency multiply in order to form a frequency for transmission by using the frequencies from the above reference frequency oscillation circuit and the above transmission frequency selecting part;
a radio frequency amplification part wherein amplification is achieved by compounding a signal in TTL level with the above multiplied frequency; and
an impedance matching part in which the impedances between the antenna (ANT) and the wireless circuit are matched.

8. The electronic commerce system according to claim 4, characterized in that the wireless transmission module is an infrared data transmit-receive device.

9. The electronic commerce system according to claim 8, characterized in that the infrared data receiving device comprises: a photosensor which receives an infrared control signal including a carrier, delivered from the outside; an amplification part which amplifies the infrared signal inputted from the photosensor; a filtering part which removes the carrier element from the amplified signal; and a transduction part which transduces the filtered signal to TTL level of a general control or signal level, and
the infrared data transmission device comprises: an oscillation part which generates a carrier pulse signal for the purpose of a long distance transmission responding to the signal which has been transduced to TTL level of the general control or signal level, then generates the oscillation pulse so that the TTL level signal can be mixed with the carrier signal; a mixer part in which the control signal and the carrier signal from the oscillation part are combined together and the combined signal is delivered to an LED driver; the LED driver which controls electric voltage and current so that the infrared LED can be driven by the TTL signal including the carrier signal which is delivered from the mixer; and an LED which is driven by the LED driver.

10. The electronic commerce system according to claim 4, characterized in that the wireless transmission module is an ultrasonic data transmit-receive device.

11. The electronic commerce system according to claim 10, characterized in that the ultrasonic data receiving device comprises: an ultrasonic sensor which receives an ultrasonic control signal including a carrier, delivered from the outside; an amplification part which amplifies the ultrasonic signal inputted from the ulfrasonic sensor; a filtering part which removes the carrier element from the amplified signal; and a transduction part which transduces the filtered signal to TTL level of a general control or signal level, and the ultrasonic transmission device comprises: an oscillation part which generates a carrier pulse signal for the purpose of a long distance transmission responding to the signal which is transduced to TTL level of the general control or signal level, then generates the oscillation pulse so that the TTL level signal can be mixed with the carrier signal; a mixer part in which the control signal and the carrier signal from the oscillation part is combined together and the combined signal is delivered to an ultrasonic oscillator; an ultrasonic unit driver which controls electric voltage and current so that the ultrasonic oscillator can be driven by the TTL signal including the carrier signal which is delivered from the mixer; and an ultrasonic generation part.

12. The electronic commerce system according to claim 4, characterized by further comprising a server which communicates with the wireless terminal, wherein the server comprises: a wireless transmission module which carries out the wireless data transmit-receive by using a method involving radio frequency (RF), infrared (IR) and ultrasonic wave; a network adapter which can connect to the Internet through a cable/wire; a data communication network connecting device which conducts interfacing between the wireless transmission module and the network adapter by being connected with them; a CPU which processes the data inputted or outputted through the data communication network connecting device; a main memory which stores a program required for system management and its specific code; a database which stores the data processed by the CPU; and a power supplying device which supplies electric power to the whole system.

13. The electronic commerce system according to claim 12, characterized in that the server system further comprises a power controller which is provided between the wireless transmission module and the power supplying device to forcibly drive the server in a turned-off state to operate.

14. The electronic commerce system according to claim 2, characterized in that the code reader can read one selected from tag, bar code, integrated circuit chip in which the item specific code is contained.

15. The electronic commerce system according to claim 2, characterized in that the information that the terminal of the second member receives from the terminal of the first member includes 1) the terminal specific number of the first member, 2) photographed image of the item which was purchased by the first member and 3) the item specific code of the item which was purchased by the first member.

16. The electronic commerce system according to claim 2, characterized in that the plurality of terminals further includes a digital camera, which makes possible to input a picture of the item and information on the item coordination made by the member, by taking a picture of the appearance of the member with the coordinated item.

17. The electronic commerce system according to claim 2, characterized in that the information being transmitted from the second terminal to the third terminal is limited to the purchased item information of the second terminal user among the information contained in the second terminal, considering the memory capacity.

18. The electronic commerce system according to claim 2, characterized in that the electronic commercial transaction server allots a certain portion of the payment to the plurality of members in different ratio.

19. The electronic commerce system according to claim 2, characterized in that the third terminal of another purchaser (the third member) among the plurality of wired or wireless terminals can search the information from the second terminal of the second member through the data transmit-receive device, and save the information into the memory device, then place an order for the item, provided that there is no information that the second member purchased the item among the inforaiation received from the second terminal, the electronic commercial transaction server does not allot a certain portion of the payment to the second member.

20. The electronic commerce system according to claim 2, characterized in that the third terminal of another purchaser (the third member) among the plurality of wired or wireless terminals can search the information including the terminal specific code from the second terminal of the second member through the data transmit-receive device, and save the information into the memory device, then place an order for the item, provided that there is no information that the second member purchased the item in the information received from the second terminal, the electronic commercial transaction server allots a certain portion of the payment, which is smaller than that of the first member, to the second member.

21. The electronic commerce system according to claim 2, characterized in that the third terminal of another purchaser (the third member) among the plurality of wired or wireless terminals can search the information including the terminal specific code from the second terminal of the second member through the data transmit-receive device, and save the information into the memory device, provided that there is no information that the second member purchased the item in the information received from the second terminal, the third terminal cannot place an order for the item.

22. The electronic commerce system according to claim 2, characterized in that when the tag is in the form of a label where a series of numbers is represented as the item specific code, the purchaser can search for the item by inputting the series of numbers into the wired or wireless terminal.

23. The electronic commerce system according to claim 2, characterized in that when the tag is in the form of a label where a bar code is represented as the item specific code, then the code reader is for reading in the bar code, and the purchaser can connect the reader to said wired or wireless terminal and transmit the item specific code read in by the bar code reader to said electronic commercial transaction server and/or to other wired or wireless terminal.

24. The electronic commerce system according to claim 2, characterized in that when the tag is in the form of an integrated circuit chip storing the item specific code, then the integrated circuit chip is installed in the certain position of the item and the code reader is a chip reader for reading in the item specific code stored in the integrated circuit chip, the purchaser can connect the chip reader to said wired or wireless terminal and transmit the item specific code read in by the chip reader to said electronic commercial transaction server and/or to other wired or wireless terminal.

25. A method of electronic commerce characterized by using a wireless transmission module which is provided to transmit a data demanding signal from the wireless terminal of the other party as well as transmit the requested data responsive to the demanding signal, a wireless terminal A and another wireless terminal B each containing item information and having the wireless transmission module, wherein the sales entity is decided to be a wireless terminal which provides stored information as a processed data format including its own wireless terminal specific code, the other party's wireless terminal specific code and item information, by transmitting said processed data to the other party responding to said data demanding signal received from the other party.

26. A method of electronic commerce in which a commercial transaction is performed by collecting item information from a member, searching the item, placing an order for the item, and allotting a certain portion of the payment for the item to the member, is characterized by comprising:
a first step of first purchase, in which a photographed image and an item specific code given to the corresponding item and information concerning the item are read in by a code reader, then further saved to a memory device of the wired or wireless terminal which contains information on the first member who first purchased the item, terminal specific number and other items which were purchased by said member;
a second step of data saving by a second member, in which a new purchaser (the second member) who wishes to search and/or purchase the same item purchased by the first member, receives the terminal specific number, the item specific code, the photographed image of the item, and infoπnation concerning the item, the first member and other items which were purchased by the first member from the first terminal of the first member, through a data transmit-receive device of a second terminal of the second member or inputs a picture of the item which is photographed by the second member and the item specific code, and save the received or inputted information in the memory device of the second terminal, and/or connects to the electronic commercial transaction server through the wired or wireless network to transmit the order information;
a third step of data saving and order by a third member, in which other new purchaser (the third member) who wishes to search the terminal specific number of the first or the second member and search and/or purchase the same item which was purchased by the first or second member, receives the terminal specific number, the item specific code, the image of the item, and the information concerning the item, the first and second member and other items which were purchased by the first or second member from the second tenninal of the second member, through a data transmit-receive device of the third terminal of the third member, and save the information in the memory device of the third terminal, then connects to the electronic commercial transaction server through the wired or wireless network to transmit the order information;
a fourth step of taking the order, in which the electronic commercial transaction server receives the order information including the terminal specific number from the third terminal of the third member to transmit again said order information including the item specific code to a supplier's terminal, while saving information concerning the item including the terminal specific number, the item specific code and information on said members into its database; and
a fifth step of allotting a certain portion of the payment for the item, in which when the purchaser completes the payment for the item, said electronic commercial transaction server allots a certain portion of the payment to the plurality of members as a reward, in proportion to the degree of contribution.

27. The method of electronic commerce according to the claim 26, characterized in that the third terminal of the third member can search the information in the second terminal of the purchaser (the second member) through the data transmit-receive device of the third terminal, save the information to its memory device, and place an order for the item, while in the fifth step, if there is no information that the second member purchased the item in the database, the electronic commercial fransaction server does not to allot a certain portion of the payment to said second member.

28. The method of electronic commerce according to the claim 26, characterized in that the third terminal of the third member can search the infoπnation in the second terminal of the purchaser (the second member) through the data transmit-receive device of the third terminal, save the information to its memory device, and place an order for the item, while in the fifth step, if there is no information that the second member purchased the item in the database, the electronic commercial fransaction server allots a certain portion of the payment, which is smaller than that of the first member, to the second member.

29. The method of electronic commerce according to the claim 26, characterized in that the third terminal of the third member can search the information in the second terminal of the purchaser (the second member) through the data transmit-receive device of the third terminal, save the information to its memory device, and place an order for the item, while in the third step, if there is no information that the second member purchased the item in the database or the second terminal of the second member, the third terminal cannot place an order for the item.

30. The method of electronic commerce according to any one of claims 26 to 29, characterized by a data transmit-receive method between a wireless terminal A which is a data demander and another wireless terminal B which is a data provider in said first terminal, the second terminal and the third terminal, comprising the steps of:
a first step of positioning the wireless terminal A and the wireless terminal B within the range being capable of data transmit-receive;
a second step in which the wireless terminal A transmits its terminal specific code and a data demanding signal to the wireless terminal B;
a third step in which the wireless terminal B reads out the contained data, responding to the received terminal specific code and data demanding signal from the wireless terminal A;
a fourth step in which a data format which defines the demanding entity is processed by using the terminal specific codes of the wireless terminals A and B with the data read out from the wireless teπninal B;
a fifth step in which the processed data is transmitted from the wireless terminal B to the wireless terminal A; and
a sixth step in which the wireless terminal A receives the processed data, and saves and displays it.

31. The method of electronic commerce according to claim 30, characterized by, when there is a plurality of wireless terminals around the wireless terminal which contains demanded data, approaching a wireless terminal which demands data, most near to the wireless terminal which contains demand data.

32. The method of electronic commerce according to claim 30, characterized in that, even though the wireless terminal system B is in a turned-off state (OFF), it is forcibly turned on by controlling the battery of the wireless terminal B through a power controller of the wireless terminal B, using the terminal specific code of the wireless terminal A or the data demanding signal from the wireless terminal A as a driving signal.

33. The method of electronic commerce according to claim 30, characterized in that the processed data has a data format comprised of "wireless terminal A + wireless terminal B

+ demanded data".

34. The method of electronic commerce according to claim 33, characterized in that the demanded data includes the seller's address, and characteristic features, color and size of the corresponding item.

35. The method of electronic commerce according to claim 34, characterized by further comprising a step of providing the processed data format to the seller of the item so that mileage or points of the user of the wireless terminal B can be accumulated.

36. The method of electronic commerce according to claim 35, characterized in that the wireless terminal B is a server which stores and manages data concerning item sales.

37. The method of electronic commerce according to claim 30, characterized in that, in transmission of the terminal specific code and data demanding signal from the wireless terminal A, when a plurality of other wireless terminals exists other than the wireless terminal B, the method further comprises the steps of:
a step of transmitting the teπninal specific code and the data demanding signal of the wireless terminal A to the wireless terminals including the wireless terminal B;
a step of storing the processed data from the wireless terminal B which is positioned most near to the terminal A as a demanded data, while storing the processed data from other wireless terminals as a temporary data in the wireless terminal A;
a step of deleting the terminal specific code and the data demanding signal of the wireless terminal A from other wireless terminals; and
a step of deleting the temporary data from the wireless terminal A after a determined period of time.

38. The method of electronic commerce according to claim 30, characterized in that in data transmit-receive between the wireless terminals A and B, a step where the inputted signal is determined to be a illegal electric wave, noise or normal signal is conducted in advance.