06035285 is referenced by 245 patents and cites 44 patents.

Electronic bill-presenting methods and bill consolidation methods are described. In one embodiment billing information pertaining to a labor-dependent service which has been rendered to a consumer is received into a host computer which preferably includes a processor. With the processor, the billing information is processed by auditing the billing information against at least one tolerance parameter to determine whether said billing information satisfies the one tolerance parameter. Processed billing information is provided into a computer-viewable format, wherein the consumer can view the processed billing information and authorize payment thereof. In another embodiment, a bill consolidation method comprises receiving into a host computer billing information pertaining to a plurality of at least one of a service or material which has been rendered or provided, respectively, to a consumer. The host computer has a processor and an interface device. With the processor, the billing information is processed to provide processed billing information which includes a consolidated amount which is owed by the consumer. The processed billing information is provided into a computer-viewable format, and the consumer is provided with remote access to the processed billing information in the computer-viewable format via the interface device. The consumer can view the processed billing information which includes the consolidated amount. Other embodiments are described.

Title
Electronic bill presenting methods and bill consolidating methods
Application Number
984708
Publication Number
6035285
Application Date
March 5, 1999
Publication Date
March 7, 2000
Inventor
Thada Ziegler
Spokane
WA, US
Jody Gordon
Spokane
WA, US
Larry Kippenhan
Greenacres
WA, US
Mark Feichtner
Spokane
WA, US
Rick Kurtz
Spokane
WA, US
Janna Genzberger
Spokane
WA, US
Gerry Crooks
Spokane
WA, US
Ed Schlect
Spokane
WA, US
Agent
Wells St John Roberts Gregory & Matkin P S
Assignee
Avista Advantage
WA, US
IPC
G06F 17/60
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