07938316 is referenced by 53 patents and cites 21 patents.

An online system uses, in various embodiments of the invention, credit report information, loan affordability screening and credit approval and management functionality to facilitate the purchase and finance of products online. The online system may include both sellers of products and lenders that offer financing to buyers seeking to purchase the products. The system may automatically obtain a buyer's credit report information and use that information to determine if the buyer is pre-approved, for example, to obtain financing for a particular product or products. The system also enables use of buyer credit information to identify only those of a seller's products for which the buyer is pre-approved, for example, to finance using one or more loans. The system then enables selection of an identified product or products for purchase, and selection of a loan, for example, for financing of the selected product or products. Credit approval (or pre-approval) may be performed automatically, and along with credit processing, may be performed completely online.

Title
Online purchasing system supporting sellers with affordability screening
Application Number
12/467664
Publication Number
7938316 (B2)
Application Date
May 18, 2009
Publication Date
May 10, 2011
Inventor
Christopher C Winslade
Chicago
IL, US
James D Bennett
Hroznetin
CZ
Agent
McAndrews Held & Malloy
IPC
G06Q 40/00
G06F 7/00
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