Global Patent Index - EP 1242926 A2

EP 1242926 A2 2002-09-25 - SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FORMING AND PERFORMING MULTIPLE PURCHASE INSTALLMENT CONTRACTS

Title (en)

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FORMING AND PERFORMING MULTIPLE PURCHASE INSTALLMENT CONTRACTS

Title (de)

SYSTEM UND VERFAHREN ZUM ERSTELLEN UND VERFOLGEN VON MEHREREN TEILZAHLUNGSVERTRÄGEN

Title (fr)

SYSTEME ET PROCEDE POUR ETABLIR ET REALISER PLUSIEURS CONTRATS D'ACHATS A TEMPERAMENT

Publication

EP 1242926 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 00915723 A

Priority

  • US 0002533 W
  • US 47438799 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0150370A2] An automated method and system to form and monitor the performance of a multiple purchase installment contract for retail items. A customer's requirements for a product over a specified time span are first determined by either analyzing that customer's prior purchases or by questioning the customer about his or her usage. A schedule of periodic purchases is then determined to allow the customer to satisfy his or her needs for the product by making installment purchases for that product during the contract's time span. The installment purchases are monitored and recorded and the compliance by the customer with the terms of the contract are determined. The customer may incur an additional cost or receive a benefit for breach or satisfaction of the contract.

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); G06Q 30/06 (2013.01)

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 0150370 A2 20010712; WO 0150370 A8 20020627; AU 3694900 A 20010716; BE 1013842 A3 20020903; CA 2395745 A1 20010712; EP 1242926 A2 20020925; IT MI20000851 A1 20011015; IT MI20000851 D0 20000414; JP 2003524237 A 20030812; PT 102465 A 20010629; ZA 200001439 B 20001024

INPADOC legal status


2008-04-09 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20071001

2006-10-25 [RAP1] TRANSFER OF RIGHTS OF AN EP PUBLISHED APPLICATION

- Owner name: CATALINA MARKETING CORPORATION

2002-09-25 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20020613

2002-09-25 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A2

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