Patents Assigned to YT Acquisition Corporation
  • Patent number: 8412566
    Abstract: A system for distributing limited numbers of promotional offers to individual customers, the promotional offers being targeted to customers based on the customers' individual probabilities of accepting the offers in such a way that each customer can receive a limited number of offers that are estimated to be most likely to be acceptable by the customer. Customer-Based targeting analyzes each customer's past purchasing behavior relative to a master list of promotional offers made available to all customers. From that master list Customer-Based targeting selects a preset limit of promotional offers for each individual customer according to the likelihood that, given the opportunity to select any offers of the master list, each customer would prefer those few offers selected specifically for the customer. Various techniques are disclosed for providing an offer acceptance probability profile tailored for individual customers for use in the Customer-Based targeting technique.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: YT Acquisition Corporation
    Inventors: Jesse T. Quatse, Anssi Karhinen, Eric G. Wasserman
  • Patent number: 7778933
    Abstract: A system and method of allowing individuals to categorize transaction information. A user of the system may establish transaction identifiers that may be employed during or subsequent to a transaction in order to categorize transaction information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: YT Acquisition Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy L. Robinson, Bradford R. Schildt, Tennille V. Goff, Daniel J. Corwin, Timothy Neil Watson
  • Patent number: 7769695
    Abstract: A system and method of providing users with an accessible system and convenient method for conducting purchase benefit transactions. When enrolling in a biometric authorization system, a user may authorize the system to apply for purchase benefits on the user's behalf at subsequent transactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: YT Acquisition Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy L. Robinson, Bradford R. Schildt, Tennille V. Goff, Daniel J. Corwin, Timothy Neil Watson
  • Patent number: 7765164
    Abstract: A system and method of offering subscriptions to periodical publications or other products and services at a point of sale using subscription enabling information stored in a database. The present invention imparts a process by which users enrolled in a biometric authorization system may accept subscription offers at a point of sale by submitting their biometric data. Subscription information stored in the user record may then be utilized to enable the fulfillment of the subscription offer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Assignee: YT Acquisition Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy L. Robinson, Bradford R. Schildt, Tennille V. Goff, Daniel J. Corwin, Timothy Neil Watson
  • Patent number: 7747528
    Abstract: A system and method for providing a flexible credit facility that can delay the processing of financial transactions, including biometrically-initiated financial transactions, is disclosed. Delays in payment processing are determined by considering various factors that can depend on the merchant, the consumer, or the transaction itself. In one embodiment, after a financial transaction has been delayed for a determined period of time, it is then submitted to a financial network such as the Automated Clearing House (ACH) network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: YT Acquisition Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy L. Robinson, Bradford R. Schildt, Tennille V. Goff, Mark B. Robinson
  • Patent number: 7698567
    Abstract: The present invention satisfies these needs by providing an improved system and method for tokenless authorization of an electronic scrip transaction using at least one scrip supporter biometric sample and an electronic identicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Assignee: YT Acquisition Corporation
    Inventor: Ned Hoffman
  • Patent number: 7631193
    Abstract: The invention authorizes an individual's access to computer networks from a comparison of an individual's biometric sample gathered during a bid step with at least one biometric sample gathered during a registration step and stored at a host system data processing center. The invention comprises a host system data processing center with means for comparing the entered biometric sample, and is equipped with various databases and memory modules. Furthermore, the invention is provided with: at least one biometric input apparatus; at least one terminal to provide information for execution of the requested transactions and transmissions by the host system once the identity of the individual is determined; and at least one computer network to which the individual seeks access. The invention is also provided with means for connecting the host system with the terminal and the biometric input apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2009
    Assignee: YT Acquisition Corporation
    Inventor: Ned Hoffman
  • Patent number: 7624073
    Abstract: A system and method of allowing individuals to categorize transaction information. A user of the system may establish transaction identifiers that may be employed during or subsequent to a transaction in order to categorize transaction information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2009
    Assignee: YT Acquisition Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy L. Robinson, Bradford R. Schildt, Tennille V. Goff, Daniel J. Corwin, Timothy Neil Watson
  • Patent number: 7620605
    Abstract: Herein is described a tokenless biometric method for processing electronic transmissions, using at least one user biometric sample, an electronic identicator and an electronic rule module clearinghouse. The steps for processing of the electronic transmissions comprise of a user registration step, wherein a user registers with an electronic identicator at least one registration biometric sample taken directly from the person of the user. A formation of a rule module customized to the user in a rule module clearinghouse, wherein at least one pattern data of a user is associated with at least one execution command of the user. A user identification step, wherein the electronic identicator compares a bid biometric sample taken directly from the person of the user with at least one previously registered biometric sample for producing either a successful or failed identification of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2009
    Assignee: YT Acquisition Corporation
    Inventors: Ned Hoffman, Philip Dean Lapsley
  • Patent number: 7613659
    Abstract: Herein is described a tokenless biometric method for processing electronic transmissions, using at least one user biometric sample, an electronic identicator and an electronic rule module clearinghouse. The steps for processing of the electronic transmissions comprise of a user registration step, wherein a user registers with an electronic identicator at least one registration biometric sample taken directly from the person of the user. A formation of a rule module customized to the user in a rule module clearinghouse, wherein at least one pattern data of a user is associated with at least one execution command of the user. A user identification step, wherein the electronic identicator compares a bid biometric sample taken directly from the person of the user with at least one previously registered biometric sample for producing either a successful or failed identification of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Assignee: YT Acquisition Corporation
    Inventors: Ned Hoffman, Philip Dean Lapsley
  • Patent number: 7606401
    Abstract: Herein is described a tokenless biometric method for processing electronic transmissions, using at least one user biometric sample, an electronic identicator and an electronic rule module clearinghouse. The steps for processing of the electronic transmissions comprise of a user registration step, wherein a user registers with an electronic identicator at least one registration biometric sample taken directly from the person of the user. A formation of a rule module customized to the user in a rule module clearinghouse, wherein at least one pattern data of a user is associated with at least one execution command of the user. A user identification step, wherein the electronic identicator compares a bid biometric sample taken directly from the person of the user with at least one previously registered biometric sample for producing either a successful or failed identification of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2009
    Assignee: YT Acquisition Corporation
    Inventors: Ned Hoffman, Philip Dean Lapsley
  • Publication number: 20090254432
    Abstract: A method and system for facilitating a transaction between at least one user, at least one merchant, at least one associate is provided. The method includes the steps of the associate processing device transferring into the user processing device a first merchant link for a first merchant Web site on a first merchant processing device. The first merchant link is framed with associate information. The user selects the first merchant link. The associate processing device transfers into the user processing device information regarding a first product from the first merchant Web site. The user selects the first product to purchase. The user provides purchase information for purchasing the first product. The user processing device transfers the purchase information to the associate processing device. The associate processing device adds promotional information to the purchase information responsive to the user identification value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2009
    Publication date: October 8, 2009
    Applicant: YT Acquisition Corporation
    Inventors: Michael McCaffery, Mark Bunger, Michael Reiling, Michael Comb, Edward Bank, Carolee A. Reiling, Juan Carlos Velten
  • Publication number: 20090228362
    Abstract: A method and device enables tokenless authorization of an electronic payment between a payor and a payee using an electronic identicator and a payor bid biometric sample. The payor registers with a registration biometric sample, and a payor financial account identifier. The payee registers a payee identification data with the electronic identicator. A payee bid identification data and a payor bid biometric sample are electronically forwarded to the identicator. The bid biometric sample is compared with registered biometric samples and the payee's bid identification data is compared with a payee's registered identification data for a successful or failed identifications of the payor and payee. If successful, an electronic financial transaction is then formed comprising a transaction amount and a payor financial account identifier. Loyalty or reward information stored in the database at the DPC is automatically transmitted back to the PIA along with any financial account information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2009
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Applicant: YT ACQUISITION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Philip D. Lapsley, Jonathan Alexander Lee, David Ferrin Pare, JR., Ned Hoffman
  • Publication number: 20090228341
    Abstract: A method and system for facilitating a transaction between at least one user, at least one merchant, at least one associate is provided. The method includes the steps of the associate processing device transferring into the user processing device a first merchant link for a first merchant Web site on a first merchant processing device. The first merchant link is framed with associate information. The user selects the first merchant link. The associate processing device transfers into the user processing device information regarding a first product from the first merchant Web site. The user selects the first product to purchase. The user provides purchase information for purchasing the first product. The user processing device transfers the purchase information to the associate processing device. The associate processing device adds promotional information to the purchase information responsive to the user identification value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2009
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Applicant: YT ACQUISITION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mark Bunger, Michael Reiling, Michael Comb, Edward Bank, Michael McCaffery, Carolee A. Reiling, Juan Carlos Velten
  • Patent number: 7565329
    Abstract: Tokenless biometric authorization of transaction between a consumer and a merchant uses an identicator and an access device. A consumer registers with the identicator a biometric sample taken from the consumer. The consumer and merchant establish communications via the access device. The merchant proposes a transaction to the consumer via the access device. The access device communicates to the merchant associated with the access device. After the consumer and merchant have agreed on the transaction, the consumer and the identicator use the access device to establish communications. The access device communicates to the identicator the code associated with the access device. The identicator compares biometric sample from the consumer with registered biometric sample. Upon successful identification, the identicator forwards information regarding the consumer to the merchant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2009
    Assignee: YT Acquisition Corporation
    Inventors: Philip D. Lapsley, Philip J. Gioia, Michael Kleeman
  • Publication number: 20090177587
    Abstract: A system and method for securely authenticating a user for the purpose of accessing information, such as private financial or personal information, in an online environment are disclosed. In addition, a system and method for allowing consumers to make secure payments from an electronic wallet with biometric authentication are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2009
    Publication date: July 9, 2009
    Applicant: YT ACQUISITION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jon Siegal, Simon Rowell, Thomas Hintz
  • Publication number: 20090177540
    Abstract: A system for distributing limited numbers of promotional offers targeted to individual customers based on the customers' individual probabilities of accepting the offers is disclosed. Each customer can receive a limited number of offers estimated to be most likely to be acceptable by the customer. Customer-Based targeting analyzes each customer's past purchasing behavior relative to a master list of promotional offers made available to all customers and selects a number of promotional offers most likely to be preferred by each customer. Various techniques, such as empirical Bayes techniques and sparse data handling techniques, are disclosed for providing an offer acceptance probability profile tailored for individual customers. Product groupings and market segments are taken into account. Various marketing strategies are incorporated into the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2008
    Publication date: July 9, 2009
    Applicant: YT ACQUISITION CORPORATION
    Inventor: Jesse T. Quatse
  • Patent number: 7558406
    Abstract: A system and method of employing user information during a biometric authorization. A user's biometric system records and biometric third party records are monitored for negative, positive, and neutral data in order to maintain user record accuracy and to prevent fraudulent behavior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2009
    Assignee: YT Acquisition Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy L. Robinson, Bradford R. Schildt, Tennille V. Goff, Daniel J. Corwin
  • Patent number: 7558407
    Abstract: The invention as described provides a method and system for tokenless authorization of commercial transactions between a buyer and a seller using a computer system. The method comprises the steps of registering a buyer, wherein the buyer registers with the computer system a PIN, at least one registration biometric sample, and at least one buyer financial account. The method also includes a seller registration step, wherein the seller registers with the computer system at least one seller financial account. In a proposal step, the seller offers a proposed commercial transaction to the buyer usually comprising price information. If the buyer accepts the seller's proposal, in an acceptance step, the buyer signals his/her acceptance by adding to the proposed commercial transaction the buyer's personal authentication information comprising a PIN and at least one bid biometric sample which is obtained from the buyer's person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2009
    Assignee: YT Acquisition Corporation
    Inventors: Ned Hoffman, David Ferrin Pare, Jr., Jonathan Alexander Lee
  • Patent number: 7545621
    Abstract: A structure for reducing or eliminating electrostatic discharge from a finger into the platen of a biometric sensor is disclosed. The structure is designed to be positioned above and around the platen such that conductive components in the structure stimulate corona discharge and dielectric breakdown from an approaching finger into the conductive components of the structure rather than into the platen itself. The structure is designed to eliminate, reduce or otherwise neutralize the charge on an approaching finger prior to the finger coining into contact with the platen of the biometric sensor and prior to the finger coming close enough to the platen so that the electrostatic discharge causes an are to strike the platen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2009
    Assignee: YT Acquisition Corporation
    Inventor: Waleed Haddad