Pre-Grant Publication Number: 20080319847
Filing Date: June 25, 2007
Inventors: David Shepard
Assignee(s): Visa U.S.A. Inc.
Current U.S. Classification: 705, 705/014000
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The system of Claim 1 wherein the parameter relating to structure of the loyalty program is selected from a points-based structure of the loyalty program, a discount-based structure of the loyalty program, a time-limited structure of the loyalty program, entry into a sweepstakes program, qualification for the receipt of free merchandise or gifts, or a geographic limited structure of the loyalty program. Annotations(0) #327Distributed computing From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Applies to Claims 1,10,11,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 Submitted by: David KumhyrLast updated: over 4 years ago
Title Grapevine: An Exercise in Distributed Computing
The entry describes distributed computing is the core of what is being claimed in this application. Applicable core idea; in distributed computing a program is split up into parts that run simultaneously on multiple computers communicating over a network.
Annotations(0) #336LOYALTY PROGRAM SERVICE Applies to Claims 1,10,11,12,13,15,17,18,19,2,3,4,5,6,8,9 Submitted by: Ashish JogiLast updated: over 4 years ago
Patent/Application # WO 2008027925
In one implementation, a proposal is formed containing at least one parameter for the loyalty program in accordance with a predetermined set of business rules for a loyalty program associated with a transaction processing system.
The invention discloses system and method comprising an interface for inputting loyalty parameters so as to achieve specific goals through the loyalty program.