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Thomas G Woolston: Consignment nodes. MercExchange L L C, Thomas G Woolston, December 1, 1998: US05845265 (830 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for creating a computerized market for used and collectible goods by use of a plurality of low cost posting terminals and a market maker computer in a legal framework that establishes a bailee relationship and consignment contract with a purchaser of a good at the market maker ...


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Thomas G Woolston: Facilitating internet commerce through internetworked auctions. Merc Exchange, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis L, March 13, 2001: US06202051 (398 worldwide citation)

Auctioning an uniquely identified item (e.g., used goods or collectibles) with a computerized electronic database of data records on the Internet includes creating a data record containing a description of an item, generating an identification code to uniquely identify the item, and scheduling an au ...


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Thomas G Woolston: Method and apparatus for using search agents to search plurality of markets for items. MercExchange, Fish & Richardson P C, July 4, 2000: US06085176 (334 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for creating a computerized market for used and collectible goods by use of a plurality of low cost posting terminals and a market maker computer in a legal framework that establishes a bailee relationship and consignment contract with a purchaser of a good at the market maker ...


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Thomas G Woolston: Facilitating electronic commerce through two-tiered electronic markets and auctions. MercExchange, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis, July 24, 2001: US06266651 (270 worldwide citation)

A computer-implemented two-tiered electronic market system includes a data repository storing information corresponding to an inventory of one or more available items and a first-tier electronic market (e.g., a retail tier) that provides a first participant (e.g., a retail consumer) access to the in ...


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Thomas G Woolston: Interactive electronic sword game. John C Phillips, December 19, 2000: US06162123 (121 worldwide citation)

An electro-mechanical device for providing an input to a computer program and said computer program providing a tactile output through said electromechanical device to a user. More specifically, the present invention provides an electro-mechanical virtual sword game apparatus that receives positiona ...


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Thomas G Woolston, Paul Andrew Kavitz, Cameron David John McEachern: Generating and navigating streaming dynamic pricing information. MercExchange, Fish & Richardson P C, February 15, 2005: US06856967 (96 worldwide citation)

An interactive linkage between a search engine and dynamic pricing content available on a computer network can be provided by organizing links to dynamic pricing information (e.g., bid/ask pricing information) on the computer network into a predetermined taxonomy, and providing to the search engine ...


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Thomas G Woolston: Computer-implement method and system for conducting auctions on the internet. eBay, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner P A, April 20, 2010: US07702540 (32 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for a system for facilitating electronic commerce transactions with a first data storage location for holding information about an item for auction from a first participant in a data packet network, a verification process that verifies the user identification of the first parti ...


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Thomas G Woolston: Facilitating electronic commerce transactions through binding offers. eBay, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner P A, May 3, 2011: US07937312 (28 worldwide citation)

A computer system is used to facilitate a transaction between a seller and at least one buyer by receiving at the computer system a binding offer to sell an item. The binding offer to sell, which includes at least a binding sale price, is output to a plurality of potential buyers. A binding acceptan ...


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Thomas G Woolston: Method for facilitating commerce at an internet-based auction. eBay, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner P A, November 3, 2009: US07613633 (27 worldwide citation)

A method for facilitating commerce at an internet-based auction is disclosed. The method includes authorizing a first participant to post an item for auction at an internet auction site. A communication handler program executes on a host computer and receives information from the first participant a ...


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Thomas G Woolston: Apparatus and method for remote sellers to initiate auction instances at an auction facilitator system and receive or make payment for items bought and sold with the system by book entry accounting between participant accounts accessible to the system. eBay, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner P A, June 28, 2011: US07970652 (19 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for an internet-based auction and payment system for facilitating participant initiated autonomous auction instances and book entry payment transfers between participant accounts maintained, tracked or accessible by the system for participants to make payments to other partic ...