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PORTHOLE VENDOR ID AND TRANSACTION LOG

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000009548D
Original Publication Date: 1999-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Sep-02
Document File: 2 page(s) / 100K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Sergio Berriz: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

With the continuing emergence of PICO-CELL messaging architectures - there becomes an increase in opportunities to capitalize on specifically WHERE the PICO-CELL resides and WHICH ven- dor (Sears, McDonalds, Macy's....etc) is providing service and then to use this knowledge to the advan- tage of the SERVICE PROVIDER and the consumer (subscriber).

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m MOTOROLA Technical Developments

PORTHOLE VENDOR ID AND TRANSACTION LOG

by Sergio Berriz and James Hymel

  With the continuing emergence of PICO-CELL messaging architectures - there becomes an increase in opportunities to capitalize on specifically WHERE the PICO-CELL resides and WHICH ven- dor (Sears, McDonalds, Macy's....etc) is providing
service and then to use this knowledge to the advan- tage of the SERVICE PROVIDER and the consumer (subscriber).

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED

  As subscribers roam through the various port- holes of the messaging geography - there is no explicit mechanism for tracking where the sub- scriber roamed, which portholes were used, the amount of transactions executed at each porthole. and the duration of time at that porthole.

ty at large while the subscriber then benefits from promotional coupons, demographic specific adver- tising, and cost-savings through repeated visits to certain vendors.

IMPLEMENTATION

  1) The PICO-CELL porthole vendor specifically identifies this porthole through a UNIQUE ID which correlates precisely to a vendor name (i.e. manufacturers ID such as McDonalds) and then to a specific location (i.e. 422 N. Congress, Boynton Beach, FL USA).

  2) The porthole vendor can specify simple oper- ational parameters to the subscriber device such as: a - provide your porthole log
b - send a notification when your visit count to this location exceeds N (i.e. 30 visits)
c - display the following message when your duration per visit exceeds N minutes/M hours: isn't it time for another cup of coffee at Barney's . . . ..since
obviously you do not plan to leave any time soon...) d - clear your log for this vendor porthole ID
e - notify subscriber with the following coupons that are earned after N visits

  3) The subscriber device records and logs port- hole events such as:
a - porthole visited (vendor porthole ID)
b - time and duration of this visit
c - transaction type and count during visit (i.e. how many queries were made by this device on the vendor's system)
d - coupons or discounts...