Global Patent Index - EP 1034502 A1

EP 1034502 A1 2000-09-13 - AN ON-LINE INCENTIVE SYSTEM

Title (en)

AN ON-LINE INCENTIVE SYSTEM

Title (de)

EIN ONLINE BELOHNUNGSSYSTEM

Title (fr)

SYSTEME DE PRIMES EN LIGNE

Publication

EP 1034502 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99950155 A

Priority

  • US 9923077 W
  • US 16731598 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0021008A1] An on-line incentive system provides a means for a consumer to enter an earning activity to earn value from the merchant. If the consumer qualifies, value, in the form of private label currency, is transferred from the merchant to the consumer without re-directing the consumer away from the merchant's web site. The merchant requests authorization to a clearinghouse site to transfer value from the merchant to the consumer via a value transfer network. The request is dispatched, via the Internet, from the merchant site to the clearinghouse site. If the value transfer is unsuccessful, then the incentive management system enters asynchronous retransmission mode, wherein the value transfer is periodically initiated from the merchant location to the clearinghouse location. At the clearinghouse site, authorization for the value transfer is determined, and a response message that indicates a status for the authorization is dispatched to the merchant. Thereafter, a response is sent to the consumer that indicates the status of the authorization request.

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 0021008A1

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 0021008 A1 20000413; AU 6287199 A 20000426; AU 758404 B2 20030320; CA 2297787 A1 20000406; CN 1290375 A 20010404; EP 1034502 A1 20000913; IL 137357 D0 20010724

INPADOC legal status


2007-05-18 [REG HK WD] APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN, DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN, OR REFUSED AFTER PUBLICATION IN HONG KONG

- Document: HK 1032273

2004-01-07 [18R] REFUSED

- Effective date: 20030708

2002-05-15 [RAP1] TRANSFER OF RIGHTS OF AN EP PUBLISHED APPLICATION

- Owner name: TRILEGIANT CORPORATION

2000-11-15 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20000927

2000-09-13 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20000107

2000-09-13 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

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