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Rosen Sholom S: Electronic monetary system.. Citibank Na, May 19, 1993: EP0542298-A2 (156 worldwide citation)

An improved monetary system using electronic media to exchange economic value securely and reliably. The invention provides a complete monetary system having electronic money that is interchangeable with conventional paper money comprising (1) issuing banks or financial institutions that are coupled ...


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Blonder Greg E, Greenspan Steven Lloyd, Mirville J Robert, Sugla Binay: Transaction authorization and alert system. At & T, December 4, 1996: EP0745961-A2 (140 worldwide citation)

An automated method for alerting a custorner that a transaction is being initiated and for authorizing the transaction based on a confirmation/approval by the customer thereto. In accordance with one illustrative embodiment, a request to authorize the transaction is received, wherein the request inc ...


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Liamos Charles T, Huffman Lawrence W: Method and system for monitoring consumable item usage and providing replenishment thereof. Abbott Diabetes Care, OH Kuni, November 9, 2006: WO/2006/119084 (113 worldwide citation)

Method and system for providing a subscription based replenishment transaction of consumable items such as glucose test strips including a data network, a user terminal operatively coupled to the data network, the user terminal configured to receive and transmit data over the data network, and a ser ...


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Kawan Joseph C: A method and system for tracking smart card loyalty points. Citicorp Dev Center, August 4, 1999: EP0933717-A2 (104 worldwide citation)

A method and system for tracking and redeeming smart card loyalty points includes storing loyalty program information related to transactions with at least one merchant in a loyalty register residing on a smart card microcomputer (6) for the customer. Transaction information about transactions with ...


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Irikura Hideaki: Merchandise purchase advising system, information providing apparatus and program. Seiko Epson, March 17, 2005: JP2005-071163 (86 worldwide citation)

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a merchandise purchase advising system, an information providing apparatus and a program that can advise a customer who has purchased merchandise on merchandise purchase depending on the customer.SOLUTION: When a customer purchases an article of merchandise, a store ...


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O& 039, Brien Michael R, Off George W, Cherney Timothy L: Method and apparatus for selective distribution of discount coupons.. Catalina Marketing Int, November 11, 1992: EP0512509-A2 (82 worldwide citation)

A system for automatically distributing discount coupons or certificates in a retail store, conditioned on a preselected combination of present and past shopping behavior of a customer whose order is being processed at a checkout stand. Generation of a printable discount coupon can be based on any d ...


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Kamitake Takashi, Uehara Kiyohiko: Data processing system and method and pocket-size hermetically sealed electronic device.. Tokyo Shibaura Electric Co, August 13, 1986: EP0190733-A2 (80 worldwide citation)

A system in accordance with the present invention is arranged to carry out data processings by selecting and combining basic functions provided in a pocket-size hermetically sealed electronic device by operating from an external equipment. The pocket-size hermetically sealed electronic device includ ...


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Chasko Stephen John: Method and device for holding the same customer courtesy program on smart card. Ncr Internatl, July 28, 2000: JP2000-207641 (72 worldwide citation)

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To reduce the quantity if hardware and software by retrieving the previous retail sales history information of a customer from a customer profile preserved in the card storage device of a smart card. SOLUTION: The insertion of the smart card to a smart card interface device 30 ...


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Suzuki Hikari: System and method for updating shopping transaction history using electronic individual digital shopping supporting device. Fujitsu, February 8, 2000: JP2000-040181 (70 worldwide citation)

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide an electronic individual shopping system for communication between the individual storage device of a customer and point-of-sales information management(POS) terminal equipment inside a retail establishment. SOLUTION: Demographic profile data, the transaction history ...


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Mori Toru Oki Electric Industr: Transaction processing apparatus.. Oki Electric, February 24, 1988: EP0256768-A2 (56 worldwide citation)

A transaction processing system using a microchip card comprises a customer's microchip card reader/writer for communicating with a customer's microchip card in which a balance is recorded, and a vendor's microchip card reader/writer that can be electrically coupled to the customer's microchip card ...