Global patent index - EP 0996878 A2

EP 0996878 A2 2000-05-03 - PARTIALLY USER-DEFINED COMPUTER TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM

Title (en)

PARTIALLY USER-DEFINED COMPUTER TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM

Title (de)

TEILWEISE BENUTZERDEFINIERTES RECHNERGESTÜTZTES TRANSPORTSYSTEM

Title (fr)

SYSTEME DE TRANSPORT INFORMATISE DEFINI PARTIELLEMENT PAR L'UTILISATEUR

Publication

EP 0996878 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 98931520 A

Priority

  • US 9813063 W
  • US 89948597 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9858303A2] A method, apparatus, and article of manufacture involves a partially user-defined computerized transportation system. The method is implemented on a first user computer machine for processing an order for a service to be used in a segment of a future cargo shipment, the first user computer machine including a digital electrical computer having a processor programmed to electrically process input data to produce output data, the digital electrical computer being electrically connected to an input device, an output device, and a memory, the method including the steps of: for a first cargo shipment, processing an order for a service in a segment of the first cargo shipment to produce first cargo shipment order data in a database in the memory; for a second cargo shipment, second processing an order for the service in the second cargo shipment, the second processing including: if the price is not already in the data in the memory, then entering price data as a portion of the input data at the input device for processing by the first user computer; entering an other portion of the input data at the input device for processing by the first user computer, the other portion characterizing a beginning and an end for the furture use of the service in the future cargo shipment; and carrying out the processing of the input data by using at least some data from the first processing as a default in the second processing for the future use of the service for the future cargo shipment to produce the output data; and generating documentation of the second processing, including some of the output data. The method can be carried out such that the steps of entering are carried out by obtaining one of the portion of the input data or the other portion of the input data from a second user computer.

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

G06F 1/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G06Q 10/00 (2012.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G06Q 10/08 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9858303A3

Designated contracting state (EPC)

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

EPO simple patent family

WO 9858303 A2 19981223; WO 9858303 A3 19990610; AU 8163298 A 19990104; CA 2294038 A1 19981223; EP 0996878 A2 20000503

INPADOC legal status

2002-04-17 [18W] WITHDRAWN

- Ref Legal Event Code: 18W

- Date of withdrawal: 20020221

2000-05-03 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Ref Legal Event Code: 17P

- Effective date: 20000105

2000-05-03 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Ref Legal Event Code: AK

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