Global Patent Index - EP 1214672 A4

EP 1214672 A4 2002-09-04 - METHOD OF PROCESSING RESERVATION DEPOSITS

Title (en)

METHOD OF PROCESSING RESERVATION DEPOSITS

Title (de)

VERFAHREN ZUM VERARBEITEN VON RESERVIERUNGSANZAHLUNGEN

Title (fr)

PROCEDE PERMETTANT DE TRAITER DES COUPONS RESERVATION

Publication

EP 1214672 A4 (EN)

Application

EP 00936298 A

Priority

  • US 0014425 W
  • US 13586999 P

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0072214A1] A method of processing reservation deposits provides for classifying prospective visitors to an event (11, 13, and 15) and the accommodations available for reservation to the visitors. Attendee attrition is minimized by assigning dates prior to the start of the event for processing of credit card authorizations, collection of deposits, and full or partial refunds for cancellations. An increasing scale of penalties is applied between the processing fee date and a cancellation close date after which deposits are entirely forfeited upon cancellation. Business rules may be applied to the reservation, collection and cancellation payment process as a function of the classes of attendees and the accommodations.

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

G06F 17/60

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G06Q 10/00 (2012.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G06Q 10/02 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

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  • See also references of WO 0072214A1

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 0072214 A1 20001130; AU 5163300 A 20001212; CA 2371793 A1 20001130; EP 1214672 A1 20020619; EP 1214672 A4 20020904

INPADOC legal status


2005-06-15 [18D] APPLICATION DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20041201

2002-09-04 [A4] DESPATCH OF SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

- Effective date: 20020722

2002-09-04 [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

2002-06-19 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20011210

2002-06-19 [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

2002-06-19 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO:

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