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Peri Hartman, Jeffrey P Bezos, Shel Kaphan, Joel Spiegel: Method and system for placing a purchase order via a communications network. Amazon com, Perkins Coie, September 28, 1999: US05960411 (1626 worldwide citation)

A method and system for placing an order to purchase an item via the Internet. The order is placed by a purchaser at a client system and received by a server system. The server system receives purchaser information including identification of the purchaser, payment information, and shipment informat ...


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Jeffrey P Bezos, Sheldon J Kaphan, Ellen L Ratajak, Thomas K Schonhoff: Internet-based customer referral system. Amazon com, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, February 22, 2000: US06029141 (1230 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is an Internet-based referral system that enables individuals and other business entities ("associates") to market products, in return for a commission, that are sold from a merchant's Web site. The system includes automated registration software that runs on the merchant's Web site to all ...


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Jeffrey P Bezos: Secure method and system for communicating a list of credit card numbers over a non-secure network. Amazon Com, Ronald M Anderson, February 3, 1998: US05715399 (625 worldwide citation)

A method and system for securely indicating to a customer one or more credit card numbers that a merchant has on file for the customer when communicating with the customer over a non-secure network. The merchant sends a message to the customer that contains only a portion of each of the credit card ...


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Jeffrey P Bezos: Secure method for communicating credit card data when placing an order on a non-secure network. Amazon Com, Ronald M Anderson, March 10, 1998: US05727163 (418 worldwide citation)

A method and system for placing an order charged to a credit card, over an unsecured network. The customer completing an order for goods or services enters information required for the order, such as the shipping and billing addresses and identification of the goods, but enters only a subset of the ...


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Jeffrey P Bezos, Joel R Spiegel, Jon McAuliffe: Computer services for assisting users in locating and evaluating items in an electronic catalog based on actions performed by members of specific user communities. Amazon com, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, November 8, 2005: US06963850 (301 worldwide citation)

A Web based system provides informational services for assisting customers in selecting products or other types of items from an electronic catalog of a merchant. Users of the system can create and join user communities, such as communities based on user hobbies, localities, professions, and organiz ...


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Jeffrey P Bezos, Warren Adams, Kenneth L Dinovo, Ryan J Snodgrass, Brian Robertson, Jennifer A Jacobi: Methods and systems for distributing information within a dynamically defined community. Amazon com, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, October 7, 2008: US07433832 (230 worldwide citation)

One embodiment of the present invention distributes data via a network to remotely located users. Historical purchase information for a first user is stored in a database. Authorization is received over a network from the first user allowing a second user to view at least a portion of the historical ...


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Jeffrey P Bezos, Joel R Spiegel, Jon McAuliffe: Purchase notification service for assisting users in selecting items from an electronic catalog. Amazon com, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, July 25, 2006: US07082407 (194 worldwide citation)

A computer service monitors online browsing of an electronic catalog by a user, and notifies the user when a catalog item being accessed is one that has been purchased by an affiliated user, such as a contact or a fellow community member. The notification may include the contact information of the a ...


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Jeffrey P Bezos: Method and system for conducting a discussion relating to an item. Amazon com, Perkins Coie, February 25, 2003: US06525747 (189 worldwide citation)

A method and system for conducting an electronic discussion relating to a topic. The discussion system of the present invention receives a selection of an item that is to be the topic of the discussion. The discussion system then receives comments relating to the selected item and generates a messag ...


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Ian W Freed, Jeffrey P Bezos, Keela N Robison: Charging an electronic device including traversing at least a portion of a path with an apparatus. Amazon Technologies, Novak Druce Connolly Bove Quigg, May 27, 2014: US08736228 (145 worldwide citation)

A robotic device can provide power management and other functionality for various electronic devices. An electronic device and the robotic device can communicate information such as device charge level, relative position and rate of power consumption and can determine an appropriate time at which th ...


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Allan H Vermeulen, Jeffrey P Bezos: Method and system for dynamic pricing of web services utilization. Amazon Technologies, Robert C Kowert, Meyertons Hood Kivlin Kowert & Goetzel P C, June 22, 2010: US07743001 (120 worldwide citation)

A method and system for dynamic pricing of web services utilization. According to one embodiment, a method may include dynamically predicting utilization of a web services computing resource that is expected to occur during a given interval of time, and dependent upon the dynamically predicted utili ...