Patents Assigned to Guaranteed Markets Ltd
  • Publication number: 20090222384
    Abstract: A transaction management system for managing the purchase of products or services by a buyer comprising: a data store for storing a seller identifier and seller offer data indicating at least one product or service offered for sale; and transaction data for each of a plurality of historical transactions, a transaction identifier, and the seller and a buyer identifier. The system also having a program store storing instructions and a processor coupled to the data store and to the program store for implementing the instructions for controlling the processor to implement a buyer interface to receive a purchase inquiry, output seller offer data for a plurality of sellers, the sellers each being able to meet the purchase criteria; and receive a purchase request accepting an offer. The processor can also analyze the transaction data to determine stability a market.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2007
    Publication date: September 3, 2009
    Applicant: GUARANTEED MARKETS LTD
    Inventor: Nicholas David Wingham Rowan
  • Publication number: 20090204547
    Abstract: A transaction management system manages the purchase of products and/or services by a buyer from sellers. The system comprises: (a) a data store for storing seller data comprising, for each of a plurality of sellers, a seller identifier and seller offer data indicating at least one product and/or service offered for sale (b) a program store storing processor implementable instructions; and (c) a processor coupled to the data store and to the program store for implementing the stored instructions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2005
    Publication date: August 13, 2009
    Applicant: GUARANTEED MARKETS LTD
    Inventor: Nicholas David Wingham Rowan
  • Patent number: 7529689
    Abstract: A transaction management system is described in which transactions between buyers and sellers are monitored to determine sellers qualifying for guaranteed or underwritten status. The sellers log details of their goods or services with the system which are then presented to buyers together with an indication of the seller's underwritten status. A buyer purchasing from a guaranteed or underwritten seller using the system obtains some form of compensation in the event that the seller does not deliver as promised. In a preferred embodiment, the system selects an alternative service or good for delivery to the buyer by the agreed date using the database of sales data. The sellers are advantageously graded into brands using historical transaction-related data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2009
    Assignee: Guaranteed Markets Ltd
    Inventor: Wingham Rowan
  • Publication number: 20080243666
    Abstract: A transaction management system manages the purchase of products and/or services by buyers from sellers, the system comprising: a data store for storing seller data. Said data comprises, for each of a plurality of sellers, a seller identifier and seller offer data indicating at least one product or service offered for sale; a program store storing processor implementable instructions; and a processor coupled to the data store and to the program store for implementing the stored instructions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2005
    Publication date: October 2, 2008
    Applicant: GUARANTEED MARKETS LTD
    Inventor: Nicholas David Wingham Rowan
  • Publication number: 20070192229
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of online commerce. In particular it relates to the operation of electronic markets in which there are plurality of sellers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2005
    Publication date: August 16, 2007
    Applicant: GUARANTEED MARKETS LTD
    Inventor: Nicholas Rowan
  • Publication number: 20070130044
    Abstract: An electronic transaction management system has at least some sellers associated with agencies. Information is provided for each agency to indicate whether the agency is prepared to offer sellers associated with the agency to buyers associated with other agencies and the terms of any such offer. A buyer interface is used to receive a purchase inquiry from a buyer, and seller offer data is provided to the buyer for a plurality of sellers. The seller offer data presented to the buyer takes into account the terms of said offer of sellers associated with an agency to buyers associated with other agencies. This system allows middlemen to operate in an online spot market. This is achieved by enabling agencies in a market sector to present their buyers and sellers with the agency's own version of such a market but draw on the buyer/seller relationships enjoyed by other agencies using the system. Agencies can operate their own market which is a distinct part of a wider market.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2004
    Publication date: June 7, 2007
    Applicant: GUARANTEED MARKETS LTD
    Inventor: Nicholas Rowan
  • Publication number: 20070112671
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of online commerce. In particular it relates to the operation of electronic markets in which there are a plurality of both sellers and buyers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2004
    Publication date: May 17, 2007
    Applicant: GUARANTEED MARKETS LTD
    Inventor: Nicholas Rowan