Global Patent Index - EP 1257946 A1

EP 1257946 A1 2002-11-20 - METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR TRACKING AND REWARDING CONNECTION TIME TO A NETWORK RESOURCE

Title (en)

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR TRACKING AND REWARDING CONNECTION TIME TO A NETWORK RESOURCE

Title (de)

VERFAHREN UND SYSTEM ZUR BEOBACHTUNG UND ERTEILUNG VON VERBINDUNGSZEIT AN EIN NETZBETRIEBSMITTEL

Title (fr)

PROCEDE ET SYSTEME POUR SURVEILLER ET RECOMPENSER LE TEMPS DE CONNEXION A UNE RESSOURCE RESEAU

Publication

EP 1257946 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 00983805 A

Priority

  • US 0032507 W
  • US 16798299 P
  • US 72290400 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0141015A1] A method for tracking and rewarding connection time from client systems to network resources includes the steps of enrolling individuals in a program, commencing an accumulation session when an individual connects to a participant's resource, such as an Internet website, tracking the length of time of an accumulation session and the quality of the attention demonstrated by the individual during the measured period of connection time, and calculating a credit value based on the length of time and quality of attention. (items 100, 105, 110). The greater the length of time and the quality of attention, the greater the credit value. A quality measure of individual attention specific to the individual may be calculated based on quality of attention as measured by responses to prompts. This quality measure may also be a factored that is credits that are accumulated and subsequently earned. The quality of the attention demonstrated by the user may be measured by offering various types of prompts throughout an accumulation session, and recording the length of time between an offered prompt and the provided response by the user, if any. A central program administrator may maintain records relating to the backgrounds of each user and participant resources may provide information recorded at accumulation sessions to the program administrator.

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

G06F 17/60

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G06F 13/00 (2006.01); G06F 15/00 (2006.01); G06Q 30/00 (2012.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G06Q 30/02 (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 TR

EPO simple patent family

WO 0141015 A1 20010607; WO 0141015 A8 20011011; AU 2051401 A 20010612; AU 766462 B2 20031016; BR 0015955 A 20030225; CA 2392372 A1 20010607; EP 1257946 A1 20021120; EP 1257946 A4 20030319; JP 2003515844 A 20030507; MX PA02005356 A 20040621

INPADOC legal status


2005-12-14 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20041201

2003-03-19 [A4] SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

- Effective date: 20030204

2002-11-20 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20020628

2002-11-20 [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 TR

2002-11-20 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO

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