Global Patent Index - EP 1073983 A2

EP 1073983 A2 2001-02-07 - METHOD AND DEVICE IN A COMPUTER NETWORK

Title (en)

METHOD AND DEVICE IN A COMPUTER NETWORK

Title (de)

VERFAHREN UND VORRICHTUNG IN EINEM RECHNERNETZWERK

Title (fr)

PROCEDE RELATIF A UN RESEAU INFORMATIQUE ET DISPOSITIF AFFERENT

Publication

EP 1073983 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 99927025 A

Priority

  • SE 9900706 W
  • SE 9801525 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9957662A2] A charging method for goods and services provided by application programs through a data network is suggested, comprising the following steps: specifying the cost for using each application program in terms of charging units; providing a transaction server adapted to receive and store information related to the use of each application program; providing an application program interface between each application program and the transaction server, adapted to transfer information regarding the cost of each application, in terms of charging units, from the application program to the transaction server. A device for carrying out the method is disclosed, comprising means for receiving and storing information about the cost to be registered for a customer for using an application, said information being received in the form of charging units; means for calculating the cost of said session in terms of a valid currency.

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

G06F 17/60; H04M 15/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G06Q 20/12 (2012.01); G06Q 20/22 (2012.01); G07F 7/00 (2006.01); G07F 17/16 (2006.01); H04L 12/14 (2006.01); H04M 15/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

H04M 15/88 (2013.01); G06Q 20/127 (2013.01); G06Q 20/29 (2013.01); G07F 17/0014 (2013.01); H04L 12/14 (2013.01); H04M 15/00 (2013.01); H04M 15/51 (2013.01); H04M 15/68 (2013.01); H04M 2215/0116 (2013.01); H04M 2215/0176 (2013.01); H04M 2215/0196 (2013.01); H04M 2215/54 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9957662A3

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 9957662 A2 19991111; WO 9957662 A3 19991229; AU 4402499 A 19991123; BR 9910076 A 20001226; CA 2329769 A1 19991111; CN 1315021 A 20010926; EP 1073983 A2 20010207; IL 139179 D0 20011125; IS 5682 A 20001025; JP 2002513973 A 20020514; NO 20005468 A 20001227; NO 20005468 D0 20001030; SE 514332 C2 20010212; SE 9801525 D0 19980430; SE 9801525 L 19991031; ZA 200005846 B 20020419

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