Global Patent Index - EP 1129423 A4

EP 1129423 A4 2001-12-12 - A SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING E-COMMERCE ACCESS TO AN INTERNET WEBSITE

Title (en)

A SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING E-COMMERCE ACCESS TO AN INTERNET WEBSITE

Title (de)

SYSTEM UND VERFAHREN FÜR E-HANDEL ZUGANG IN EINER INTERNET-WEBSITE

Title (fr)

SYSTEME ET PROCEDE POUR FOURNIR UN ACCES AU COMMERCE ELECTRONIQUE DANS UN SITE WEB D'INTERNET

Publication

EP 1129423 A4 (EN)

Application

EP 99969517 A

Priority

  • US 9921599 W
  • US 15660398 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0017796A1] A webcard (160) associated with a specific website (150), or group of websites, on the Internet (130) is purchased at various retail point-of-sale locations for facilitating various e-commerce transactions referred to as e-commerce access. E-commerce access includes, but is not limited to, entry into the website (150), purchase of goods or services from the website (150), search access to various databases (420) associated with the website (150), delivery of datastreams from the website (150), etc. Customers may purchase webcards (160) from the retail point-of-sale locations in a familiar, traditional transaction using various payment mechanisms including cash, credit card, checks, etc. The webcard (160), in turn, allows them to subsequently purchase goods, services, information, etc., from the website (150) on the Internet (130). The webcard (160) also provides a practical mechanism for handling small purchases (e.g., less than DOLLAR 1.00, or some other small amount) over the Internet (130) that other payment mechanisms are either unwilling or unable to handle.

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

G06F 17/60; G06F 15/16

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G06Q 30/00 (2012.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G06Q 30/06 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

  • No Search
  • See also references of WO 0017796A1

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 0017796 A1 20000330; WO 0017796 A9 20010201; AU 6049499 A 20000410; AU 768896 B2 20040108; CA 2344685 A1 20000330; EP 1129423 A1 20010905; EP 1129423 A4 20011212; JP 2002525759 A 20020813; MX PA01002864 A 20020408

INPADOC legal status


2002-08-14 [18D] APPLICATION DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20020111

2001-12-12 [A4] DESPATCH OF SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

- Effective date: 20011024

2001-12-12 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A4

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

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

- Effective date: 20010629

2001-09-05 [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

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

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