Patents by Inventor Andrew P. Sweet

Andrew P. Sweet 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: 10163101
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a transaction network that facilitates and simplifies purchase transactions between any number of customers and any number of merchants. The transaction network is primarily utilized in the sale and purchase of digital content via a network such as the Internet. The transaction network registers and authenticates customer purchase activities and maintains customer account data including payment information. Once registered, a customer will generally not register again for further purchase activities at participating merchant sites. Additionally, the transaction network provides a single, central authentication mechanism for all participating merchant sites using a single customer identifier and password. Further, the transaction network accumulates purchase information across all of the merchant sites and the ultimate payment processing of those purchase transactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: AMDOCS DEVELOPMENT LIMITED
    Inventors: Michael P. Cockrill, William K. Bryant, D. Chase Franklin, Mark H. McNeely, Timothy J. Ryan, Andrew P. Sweet, Steven J. Siadek, Ronald R. Faith, J. Mark Goris, Thor A. Malek
  • Patent number: 8935182
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a transaction network that facilitates and simplifies purchase transactions between any number of customers and any number of merchants. The transaction network is primarily utilized in the sale and purchase of digital content via a network such as the Internet. The transaction network registers and authenticates customer purchase activities and maintains customer account data including payment information. Once registered, a customer will generally not register again for further purchase activities at participating merchant sites. Additionally, the transaction network provides a single, central authentication mechanism for all participating merchant sites using a single customer identifier and password. Further, the transaction network accumulates purchase information across all of the merchant sites and the ultimate payment processing of those purchase transactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Amdocs Qpass Inc.
    Inventors: Michael P. Cockrill, William K. Bryant, D. Chase Franklin, Mark H. McNeely, Timothy J. Ryan, Andrew P. Sweet, Steven J. Siadek, Ronald R. Faith, Jr., J. Mark Goris, Thor A. Malek
  • Publication number: 20030208442
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a transaction network that facilitates and simplifies purchase transactions between any number of customers and any number of merchants. The transaction network is primarily utilized in the sale and purchase of digital content via a network such as the Internet. The transaction network registers and authenticates customer purchase activities and maintains customer account data including payment information. Once registered, a customer will generally not register again for further purchase activities at participating merchant sites. Additionally, the transaction network provides a single, central authentication mechanism for all participating merchant sites using a single customer identifier and password. Further, the transaction network accumulates purchase information across all of the merchant sites and the ultimate payment processing of those purchase transactions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2001
    Publication date: November 6, 2003
    Applicant: Qpass, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael P. Cockrill, William K. Bryant, D. Chase Franklin, Mark H. McNeely, Timothy J. Ryan, Andrew P. Sweet, Steven J. Siadek, Ronald R. Faith, J. Mark Goris, Thor A. Malek
  • Patent number: 6473740
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a transaction network that facilitates and simplifies purchase transactions between any number of customers and any number of merchants. The transaction network is primarily utilized in the sale and purchase of digital content via a network such as the Internet. The transaction network registers and authenticates customer purchase activities and maintains customer account data including payment information. Once registered, a customer will generally not register again for further purchase activities at participating merchant sites. Additionally, the transaction network provides a single, central authentication mechanism for all participating merchant sites using a single customer identifier and password. Further, the transaction network accumulates purchase information across all of the merchant sites and the ultimate payment processing of those purchase transactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2002
    Assignee: QPASS, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael P. Cockrill, William K. Bryant, D. Chase Franklin, Mark H. McNeely, Timothy J. Ryan, Andrew P. Sweet, Steven J. Siadek, Ronald R. Faith, Jr., J. Mark Goris, Thor A. Malek
  • Publication number: 20020059114
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a transaction network that facilitates and simplifies purchase transactions between any number of customers and any number of merchants. The transaction network is primarily utilized in the sale and purchase of digital content via a network such as the Internet. The transaction network registers and authenticates customer purchase activities and maintains customer account data including payment information. Once registered, a customer will generally not register again for further purchase activities at participating merchant sites. Additionally, the transaction network provides a single, central authentication mechanism for all participating merchant sites using a single customer identifier and password. Further, the transaction network accumulates purchase information across all of the merchant sites and the ultimate payment processing of those purchase transactions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 1998
    Publication date: May 16, 2002
    Inventors: MICHAEL P. COCKRILL, WILLIAM K. BRYANT, D. CHASE FRANKLIN, MARK H. MCNEELY, TIMOTHY J. RYAN, ANDREW P. SWEET, STEVEN J. SIADEK, RONALD R. FAITH, J. MARK GORIS, THOR A. MALEK