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Ann Hackett, Lisa Arnold, Vickie Jordan: Systems and methods for authorizing a transaction card. American Express Travel Related Services Company, Snell & Wilmer L, February 6, 2001: US06182894 (338 worldwide citation)

Instead of a PIN which is associated with an account and provides access to an account, a card identification code, which is located on the card but does not provide automatic access to an account, is used to verify that the consumer currently possesses the transaction card at the time of purchase a ...


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William Hohle, Frederic Petit: Methods and apparatus for a travel-related multi-function smartcard. American Express Travel Related Services Company, Snell & Wilmer L, August 8, 2000: US06101477 (337 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for a smartcard system are provided which securely and conveniently integrate important travel-related applications. In one embodiment, a smartcard system includes a cardholder identification application and various additional applications useful in particular travel contexts; ...


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John M Taskett: Methods and apparatus for regenerating a prepaid transaction account. American Express Travel Related Services Company, Snell & Wilmer L, November 23, 1999: US05991748 (330 worldwide citation)

An improved system for "regenerating" or adding funds to a prepaid, remote memory account. The system includes a service provider network or host computer system including an account database of prepaid accounts. An integrated transaction card is issued to a consumer. One side of the card shows a pr ...


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John M Taskett: Method and apparatus for summaries of prepaid instrument transaction activity. American Express Travel Related Services Company, Snell & Wilmer L, September 5, 2000: US06115458 (247 worldwide citation)

A system for generating and transmitting summary transaction data includes a computer database from which information is compiled and forwarded to a requesting party automatically, i.e., without the need to interface with a human operator. A party having access to a prepaid transaction account numbe ...


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Fred Bishop, Trey Neemann, David Armes: System and method for converting a stored value card to a credit card. American Express Travel Related Services Company, Snell & Wilmer L, October 19, 2004: US06805287 (221 worldwide citation)

A method and system for converting a first transaction account device to a second transaction account device wherein a card number associated with, or defined as, a first transaction account (e.g., stored value account) is re-associated with, or re-defined as, a second transaction account (e.g., cre ...


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Ellen Lasch, Lisa Webb, Judy Vigiletti, William J Faenza Jr: Transaction card. American Express Travel Related Services Company, McDermott Will & Emery, June 24, 2003: US06581839 (206 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a process for producing an opaque, transparent or translucent transaction card having multiple features, such as a holographic foil, integrated circuit chip, silver magnetic stripe with text on the magnetic stripe, opacity gradient, an invisible optically recognizabl ...


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Lucas Gebb: Ticket redistribution system. American Express Travel Related Services Company, Snell & Wilmer L, May 23, 2000: US06067532 (178 worldwide citation)

The present invention includes a reliable and efficient method for redistributing, purchasing or selling tickets on the secondary market. The system generally includes a method for accepting tickets from individual sellers, posting the tickets on a central database for redistribution, establishing a ...


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Jerry S Thomas: Methods and apparatus for language registration of prepaid, remote entry customer account. American Express Travel Related Services Company, Snell & Wilmer, March 14, 2000: US06038292 (158 worldwide citation)

An improved prepaid telephone card system is provided wherein a system center communicates to a calling party in the language spoken by the calling party. The system includes a system center which comprises an account database of prepaid accounts and a language library containing voice prompts and i ...


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Margaret C Mitchell, John Mark Page, Philip W Steitz, Anthony R Bowen, Jeffrey Fehlhaber, Fred Bishop: System and method for integrating public and private data. American Express Travel Related Services Company, Snell & Wilmer L, September 6, 2005: US06941376 (150 worldwide citation)

A system and method for allowing an Internet user to create a web page which may simultaneously display public and private data as integrated data on one digital screen or other network interface device. Integrated data may derive from at least one internal content provider, but may also include dat ...


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Emily Chien, Trish Sanchez, Daniela Saunders, Jill Wiseman, C R Balagopal, Al Kinderknecht, Jon W Parson, Ray Preston: System and method for using loyalty rewards as currency. American Express Travel Related Services Company, Snell & Wilmer L, October 25, 2011: US08046256 (140 worldwide citation)

The present invention involves spending loyalty points over a computerized network to facilitate a transaction. With this system, a loyalty program participant is able to use an existing transaction card to purchase an item over a computerized network, while at the same time offsetting the cost of t ...