Global Patent Index - EP 1097425 A1

EP 1097425 A1 2001-05-09 - VERIFIED PAYMENT SYSTEM

Title (en)

VERIFIED PAYMENT SYSTEM

Title (de)

SYSTEM ZUR ZAHLUNGSVERIFIKATION

Title (fr)

SYSTEME DE PAIEMENT VERIFIE

Publication

EP 1097425 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99928049 A

Priority

  • GB 9901886 W
  • US 8982598 P

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9966436A1] A distributed verified trusted third-party system (VPS) (10) and method enable electronic/digital transactions through real-time verification and authentication, with improved privacy and security, encompassing the whole payment range from very large to very small. The VPS (10) includes hubs (16-20) storing client data and connecting clients (22) to vendors (24) to mediate secure electronic transactions. Date may be pre-registered by banks (30) and other owners, controllers, and issuers of payment systems (32). Owners of payment systems, such as corporate/purchase cards, may authorize usage by third parties within specified limits, thus enabling them to monitor and control delegated authority. A central account authority (12) provides registration services indicating which hub services which client. The VPS (10) implements a dual key transaction system, in which verified instructions must come separately and completely independently from both client (22) and vendor (24) before transaction completion via methods accepted by both parties. The VPS (10) allows the client (22), the vendor (24), and associated payment methods and systems (30-32) to be known, with fixed quantities and pre-registered within an authorization manager. The client (22) and vendor (24) may choose the payment method and currency used at each end of any transaction, and payment is always made within a closed system without either party having access to or knowing the details of the other's payment system. Real-time audit trails for all parties concerned are implemented, in which client (22), vendors (24), and banks (30) may trace transactions, generate reports, and initiate refunds for such secure transactions. The VPS (10) is also software and/or hardware independent, implemented by any known networking configuration for any known electronic or digital transaction, using mobile phones (28), palm-tops and digital television for purchases and credit/debit payment arrangements for any form of commerce using electronic transactions.

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

G06F 17/60

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G06Q 20/00 (2012.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G06Q 20/02 (2013.01); G06Q 20/00 (2013.01); G06Q 20/12 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9966436A1

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 9966436 A1 19991223; AU 4517899 A 20000105; BR 9912173 A 20011120; CA 2335453 A1 19991223; CA 2335453 C 20071106; CN 1313973 A 20010919; CZ 20004781 A3 20010815; EP 1097425 A1 20010509; HU 0103385 A2 20020128; IL 140333 D0 20020210; JP 2002518749 A 20020625; NO 20006449 A 20010117; NO 20006449 D0 20001218; PL 345032 A1 20011119

INPADOC legal status


2008-10-01 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20080409

2007-10-31 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20070928

2004-07-14 [RAP1] TRANSFER OF RIGHTS OF AN EP PUBLISHED APPLICATION

- Owner name: PROTX LIMITED

2001-05-09 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20001205

2001-05-09 [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

2001-05-09 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO

- Free text: AL PAYMENT 20001204;LT PAYMENT 20001204;LV PAYMENT 20001204;MK PAYMENT 20001204;RO PAYMENT 20001204;SI PAYMENT 20001204