Patents by Inventor Bruce Bent, II

Bruce Bent, II has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 7933821
    Abstract: A method, system, and program product for managing funds for a plurality of client accounts at a first banking institution, the system comprising: one or more electronic databases, comprising: (i) client account information; (ii) aggregated transaction account information for a plurality of FDIC-insured and interest-bearing aggregated deposit accounts held in a plurality of banks in a program including the first banking institution; and (iii) subaccount information; and one or more computers configured for (a) accessing the electronic database and administering clients' deposits and withdrawals from the client accounts, comprising processing transaction data for more than six (6) withdrawals and/or transfers from each of at least two of the client accounts; (b) determining, whether the balance of funds for the respective client in the aggregated deposit account at the first bank equals or exceeds a specified amount, and if not, then designating the first bank to receive the deposit, and if it does, determinin
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: Island Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Bruce Bent, Bruce Bent, II
  • Patent number: 7809640
    Abstract: Providing interest to clients' deposited funds without the legal limitation on the number of demand withdrawals from deposit accounts is accomplished by an administration system that keeps all of the records for the clients' deposits and withdrawals, calculates the total of the deposits and withdrawals for all clients, and uses the calculation to determine whether funds are deposited to or withdrawn from a single deposit account in which all clients' deposit funds are kept. Clients can make unlimited withdrawals, such as by check, credit card, debit card, or electronic transfer, through the administrator. By placing the administrator as the holder of a single account, legal exemptions to the limitation on earning interest in demand accounts is facilitated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: Island Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Bruce Bent, Bruce Bent, II
  • Patent number: 7769688
    Abstract: Providing interest to clients' deposited funds without the legal limitation on the number of demand withdrawals from deposit accounts is accomplished by an administration system that keeps all of the records for the clients' deposits and withdrawals, calculates the total of the deposits and withdrawals for all clients, and uses the calculation to determine whether funds are deposited to or withdrawn from a single deposit account in which all clients' deposit funds are kept. Clients can make unlimited withdrawals, such as by check, credit card, debit card, or electronic transfer, through the administrator. By placing the administrator as the holder of a single account, legal exemptions to the limitation on earning interest in demand accounts is facilitated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: Island Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Bruce Bent, Bruce Bent, II
  • Patent number: 7752107
    Abstract: A method, program product and system for managing a group of aggregated accounts, each aggregated account held in a different one of a plurality of deposit institutions, each of the aggregated accounts associated with at least one financial entity and holding funds of a plurality of clients of the at least one financial entity, each of the clients having a client asset balance in a respective client account associated with the at least one financial entity, the method comprising: (1) allocating fund deposits to and fund withdrawals from the aggregated accounts, the step of allocating comprising: (a) calculating an aggregated transaction amount based on a total net transaction from among the plurality of the client accounts during a period of time; (b) selecting at least one aggregated account from among the group of aggregated accounts associated with the at least one of the financial entities in the different deposit institutions to which to deposit or to withdraw funds based, at least in part, on determinin
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: Island Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Bruce Bent, Bruce Bent, II
  • Patent number: 7752129
    Abstract: Providing interest to clients' deposited funds without limitation on the number of demand withdrawals from deposit accounts is accomplished by an administration system that keeps all of the records for the clients' deposits and withdrawals, calculates the total of the deposits and withdrawals for all clients, and uses the calculation to determine whether funds are deposited to or withdrawn from one or more deposit accounts in which all clients' deposit funds are kept. Clients can make unlimited withdrawals, such as by check, credit card, debit card, or electronic transfer, through the administrator. By placing the administrator as the holder of the deposit account(s), exemptions to the limitation on earning interest in demand accounts is facilitated; additionally, dispersing the deposit account funds among multiple banks allows the client to obtain FDIC insurance for all of the deposited funds, which may amount to insurance in excess of the statutory maximum allowed (presently $100,000.00).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: Island Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Bruce Bent, Bruce Bent, II
  • Patent number: 7716131
    Abstract: Providing interest to clients' deposited funds without limitation on the number of demand withdrawals from deposit accounts is accomplished by an administration system that keeps all of the records for the clients' deposits and withdrawals, calculates the total of the deposits and withdrawals for all clients, and uses the calculation to determine whether funds are deposited to or withdrawn from one or more deposit accounts in which all clients' deposit funds are kept. Clients can make unlimited withdrawals, such as by check, credit card, debit card, or electronic transfer, through the administrator. By placing the administrator as the holder of the deposit account(s), exemptions to the limitation on earning interest in demand accounts is facilitated; additionally, dispersing the deposit account funds among multiple banks allows the client to obtain FDIC insurance for all of the deposited funds, which may amount to insurance in excess of the statutory maximum allowed (presently $100,000.00).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Assignee: Island Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Bruce Bent, Bruce Bent, II
  • Patent number: 7680716
    Abstract: A method, program product and system for interim allocation of excess funds in a control operating account in an intermediary bank prior to actual distribution to aggregated accounts, the method comprising: (a) monitoring the control operating account during an interim period prior to the distribution to determine for each of a plurality of the clients whether the funds held in the control operating account by that client exceeds a predetermined amount; (b) reallocating, for at least one of the clients that has been determined to have an amount of funds that exceed the predetermined amount in the control operating account, the amount of the funds listed in an electronic database for the one client in the control operating account by at least a second amount to reduce the funds held in the control operating account by the one client to at or below the predetermined amount; (c) allocating at least funds equal to or in excess of the second amount from the one or more destination aggregated accounts of the respec
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: Island Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Bruce Bent, Bruce Bent, II
  • Patent number: 7680734
    Abstract: Providing interest to clients' deposited funds without the legal limitation on the number of demand withdrawals from deposit accounts is accomplished by an administration system that keeps all of the records for the clients' deposits and withdrawals, calculates the total of the deposits and withdrawals for all clients, and uses the calculation to determine whether funds are deposited to or withdrawn from a single deposit account in which all clients' deposit funds are kept. Clients can make unlimited withdrawals, such as by check, credit card, debit card, or electronic transfer, through the administrator. By placing the administrator as the holder of a single account, legal exemptions to the limitation on earning interest in demand accounts is facilitated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: Island Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Bruce Bent, Bruce Bent, II
  • Patent number: 7672902
    Abstract: A method, program product and system for pre-funding interest in the process of managing a group of aggregated accounts, each aggregated account held in a different one of a plurality of deposit institutions, each of the aggregated accounts associated with at least one financial entity and holding funds of a plurality of clients of the at least one financial entity, each of the clients having a client asset balance in a respective client account associated with the at least one financial entity, the method comprising: (a) receiving or calculating a pre-funding amount for interest for one or more client accounts; (b) receiving access to or obtaining control over funds for the pre-funding amount; (c) receiving information about a termination of a given client account with funds held in the one or more aggregated accounts prior to an end of an interest period; (d) receiving or calculating an interest payment due to the client account for the client asset balance; and (e) transferring before the end of the intere
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: Island Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Bruce Bent, Bruce Bent, II
  • Patent number: 7672901
    Abstract: A method, program product and system for managing a group of aggregated accounts, each aggregated account held in a different one of a plurality of deposit institutions, each of the aggregated accounts associated with at least one financial entity and holding funds of a plurality of clients of the at least one financial entity, the method comprising: (a) conducting an allocation process to allocate net deposits of funds to and net withdrawals of funds from the aggregated accounts, the allocation process comprising: (1) determining for each request for a net withdrawal of funds from or a net deposit of funds to at least one of the aggregated accounts whether the request occurred after a cut-off time; (2) receiving or calculating for at least one request that occurred before the cutoff time a holdback amount from the net deposit to or net withdrawal from the one aggregated account relating to funds to be heldback that may be used in covering post cut-off time transactions; (3) holding back the holdback amount o
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: Island Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Bruce Bent, Bruce Bent, II
  • Patent number: 7672886
    Abstract: Providing interest to clients' deposited funds without limitation on the number of demand withdrawals from deposit accounts is accomplished by an administration system that keeps all of the records for the clients' deposits and withdrawals, calculates the total of the deposits and withdrawals for all clients, and uses the calculation to determine whether funds are deposited to or withdrawn from one or more deposit accounts in which all clients' deposit funds are kept. Clients can make unlimited withdrawals, such as by check, credit card, debit card, or electronic transfer, through the administrator. By placing the administrator as the holder of the deposit account(s), exemptions to the limitation on earning interest in demand accounts is facilitated; additionally, dispersing the deposit account funds among multiple banks allows the client to obtain FDIC insurance for all of the deposited funds, which may amount to insurance in excess of the statutory maximum allowed (presently $100,000.00).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: Island Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Bruce Bent, Bruce Bent, II
  • Patent number: 7668772
    Abstract: This invention provides system and methods for managing accounts of clients at customer financial entities so that deposits of up to $100,000 or greater are insured, so that interest income earned on a portion of all of the account balances may be flexibly allocated according to customer instructions, and so that withdrawals are not limited. These objects are satisfied by holding client funds at interest-earning money market deposit accounts at one or more banks or savings institutions. More particularly, this invention provides methods for receiving client transaction information, determining a net transfer of funds into or out of each client account from transaction information, causing transfer of funds from the insured, interest-bearing deposit accounts to match the net transfer of funds into or out of each client account, and allocating interest earned by the deposit accounts to clients according to customer instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: Island Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Bruce Bent, Bruce Bent, II
  • Patent number: 7668771
    Abstract: A method, program product and system for managing a group of aggregated accounts, each aggregated account held in a different one of a plurality of deposit institutions, each of the aggregated accounts associated with at least one financial entity and holding funds of a plurality of clients of the at least one financial entity, each of the clients having a client asset balance in a respective client account associated with the at least one financial entity, the method comprising: (1) allocating fund deposits to and fund withdrawals from the aggregated accounts, the step of allocating comprising: (a) calculating an aggregated transaction amount based on a total net transaction from among the plurality of the client accounts during a period of time; (b) selecting at least one aggregated account from among the group of aggregated accounts in the different deposit institutions to which to deposit or to withdraw funds based, at least in part, so as to avoid withdrawing funds from or depositing funds to at least a
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: Island Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Bruce Bent, Bruce Bent, II
  • Patent number: 7536350
    Abstract: This invention includes methods for delivering account management services to multiple financial institutions that provide for customer deposit accounts without transaction but than nevertheless offer interest and receive enhanced deposit insurance. The methods apply at least one customer transaction to that customer's deposit account, and then re-allocate customer-deposited funds among the plurality of financial institutions in order that, for each customer, the risk of loss is not substantially increased, and that, for each financial institution, the amount of customer-deposited funds is not substantially decreased. Preferably, risk of loss is reduced by increasing the fraction of each customer's deposited funds covered by FDIC deposit insurance, and interest and enhanced insurance are available by innovative management of customer transactions and accounts. This invention also includes computer systems for practicing the methods and program products for accordingly configuring such computer systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2009
    Assignee: Island Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Bruce Bent, Bruce Bent, II
  • Patent number: 7519551
    Abstract: Novel systems and methods for managing a plurality of client demand accounts so as to allow a banking institution to retain client deposits on the bank's balance sheets while, at the same time, providing the client with the capability of implementing up to an unlimited number of transactions per month and also providing the client with interest on their account balances. These objectives are achieved through the use of a pooled deposit account at the client's savings institution or bank. Funds are transferred from individual client demand accounts to the pooled insured deposit account. All or a portion of the interest accrued from the pooled deposit account is then distributed to individual clients. The interest may, but need not, be distributed according to the relative proportions of each client's funds in the pooled deposit account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2009
    Assignee: Island Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Bruce Bent, Bruce Bent, II
  • Patent number: 7509286
    Abstract: This invention provides system and methods for managing accounts of clients at customer financial entities so that deposits of up to $100,000 or greater are insured, so that interest income earned on a portion of all of the account balances may be flexibly allocated according to customer instructions, and so that withdrawals are not limited. These objects are satisfied by holding client funds at interest-earning money market deposit accounts at one or more banks of savings institutions. More particularly, this invention provides methods for receiving client transaction information, determining a net transfer of funds into or out of each client account from transaction information, causing transfer of funds from the insured, interest-bearing deposit accounts to match the net transfer of funds into or out of each client account, and allocating interest earned by the deposit accounts to clients according to customer instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2009
    Assignee: Reserve Management Corporation
    Inventors: Bruce Bent, Bruce Bent, II
  • Patent number: 7398245
    Abstract: This invention includes methods and systems for providing participants in benefit plans with loans related to the participants' vested assets in the benefit plans. Administrative systems of this invention provide for loan-fund account setup and modification, manage account use, interface to established access vehicles (check, credit card, debit card, wire transfer, ACH, sweeps, ATMs, etc.), as well as to established benefit-plan management systems. Methods of this invention manage participant loans in accordance with statutes, regulations, and policies applicable in relevant jurisdictions. Overall, this invention provides participants low cost financing using tax-advantaged assets which is particularly useful to individuals without other access to alternative low cost credit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2008
    Assignee: Reserve Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Bent, Bruce Bent, II, Mark Vernaglia
  • Patent number: 7302413
    Abstract: This invention includes methods and systems for providing participants in benefit plans with loans related to the participants' vested assets in the benefit plans. Administrative systems of this invention provide for loan-fund account setup and modification, manage account use, interface to established access vehicles (check, credit card, debit card, wire transfer, ACH, sweeps, ATMs, etc.), as well as to established benefit-plan management systems. Methods of this invention manage participant loans in accordance with statutes, regulations, and policies applicable in relevant jurisdictions. Overall, this invention provides participants low cost financing using tax-advantaged assets which is particularly useful to individuals without other access to alternative low cost credit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2007
    Assignee: Reserve Management Corporation
    Inventors: Bruce Bent, Bruce Bent, II, Mark Vernaglia
  • Patent number: 6374231
    Abstract: Providing interest to clients' deposited finds without the legal limitation on the number of demand withdrawals from deposit accounts is accomplished by an administration system that keeps all of the records for the clients' deposits and withdrawals, calculates the total of the deposits and withdrawals for all clients, and uses the calculation to determine whether funds are deposited to or withdrawn from a single deposit account in which all clients' deposit funds are kept. Clients can make unlimited withdrawals, such as by check, credit card, debit card, or electronic transfer, through the administrator. By placing the administrator as the holder of a single account, legal exemptions to the limitation on earning interest in demand accounts is facilitated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2002
    Inventors: Bruce Bent, Bruce Bent, II