Global Patent Index - EP 0979476 A1

EP 0979476 A1 2000-02-16 - A METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR EXPERTLY MATCHING PRODUCTS, SERVICES, AND CONSUMERS

Title (en)

A METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR EXPERTLY MATCHING PRODUCTS, SERVICES, AND CONSUMERS

Title (de)

VERFAHREN UND GERÄT UM EXPERTENHAFT PRODUKTE, DIENSTE UND VERBRAUCHER ANZUPASSEN

Title (fr)

PROCEDE ET APPAREIL PERMETTANT D'ACCORDER HABILEMENT DES PRODUITS, DES SERVICES ET DES CONSOMMATEURS

Publication

EP 0979476 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 97933458 A

Priority

  • US 9712277 W
  • US 2230996 P

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9802835A1] A system for matching individuals, products and service providers is trained to react as if an expert was assisting the user, in real-time, to make purchases or design personal development programs or marketing programs. The system allows the user to obtain recommendations from experts based on individual preferences, personal profiles, and desires and goals of individuals. The system creates a database of information about the individuals in order to provide a customized response based on an individual's objectives. The computer system is configured with five primary components: input device (84), processor (93), database (96), expert system (92) and display (81). The computer-driven system creates, accesses, and processes data from databases related to products, services, providers, and the like. Boolean, fuzzy, rule-based, and knowledge-based logic, expert systems, expert interaction and/or expert intervention are used to achieve results.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

G06F 17/60

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G06Q 30/00 (2012.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G06Q 30/02 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9802835A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9802835 A1 19980122; CA 2261058 A1 19980122; EP 0979476 A1 20000216

INPADOC legal status


2002-09-18 [18W] WITHDRAWN

- Date of withdrawal: 20020722

2000-02-16 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 19990208

2000-02-16 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE