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Method and System for Trading on Attractiveness of Neighborhood of a Physical or Non-physical Entity

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000199669D
Publication Date: 2010-Sep-14
Document File: 4 page(s) / 154K

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Jerry Ye: INVENTOR [+2]

Abstract

A method and system for trading on attractiveness of "neighborhood" of existing occupants to a prospective occupant is disclosed. The method and system provide a trading system that exploits value differences induced by non-symmetric attractiveness of neighborhoods of existing occupants to different people. The prospective occupant will be shown profile information associated with the existing occupants thereby urging the prospective occupant to choose an existing occupant as a neighbor.

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Method and System for Trading on Attractiveness of Neighborhood of a Physical or Non-physical Entity

Abstract

A method and system for trading on attractiveness of "neighborhood" of existing occupants to a prospective occupant is disclosed.  The method and system provide a trading system that exploits value differences induced by non-symmetric attractiveness of neighborhoods of existing occupants to different people.  The prospective occupant will be shown profile information associated with the existing occupants thereby urging the prospective occupant to choose an existing occupant as a neighbor.

Description

Disclosed is a method and system for trading on attractiveness of neighborhood of existing occupants to a prospective occupant.

In accordance with the method and system disclosed herein, a user registers with a service provider, such as, a ticket booking service, a real estate booking service, domain name booking service and the like.  Upon registering, the system creates an account for the user.  Each account has a profile associated with the account.  The profile may be updated by the user with user’s personal information, such as, name, age, gender, address, profession, interests and the like.  

In an instance, consider a user who wants to book an air ticket.  The user logs into his account to book the air ticket.  The system may display to the user, upon logging in, available seats as well as occupied seats at the time of booking.  The occupied seats may further be displayed along with profile information of users who have booked the occupied seats.  Based on the profile information of users who have booked the occupied seats, the user may decide to occupy a seat neighboring to the user profile that the user finds interesting.  For example, if the user sees his friend traveling on the same flight, the user can make a bid for a seat neighboring to the user’s friend.

In another instance, a user occupying a seat may offer/sale his seat to other users who may be interested in seating with a person who is seating next to the user.  The user occupying a seat may also offer other users to occupy a seat next to him.  Further, the users may exchange seats based on the profile of users seating next to them.  Additionally, the user can offer a person seating next to him to vacate a seat next to the user.

Further, decisions in trading the seats i.e., selling a seat, offering a seat to others, exchanging seats, is taken by a user based on few factors.  These factors include the profile information of other users made available to the user by the system and the user’s attractiveness or interest in the profile information of the other users.  The users may trade their seats while booking the seats as well as when on the flight.

The figure below depicts trading on attractiveness of neighborhood for airplane seats.  The user can see the profiles of each user (occupant) as illustrated by sky blue boxes.  Seats illustrated in wh...