Patents by Inventor Andrew Van Luchene

Andrew Van Luchene 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).

  • Publication number: 20100057654
    Abstract: A system for managing a purchase agreement, including: a memory element for at least one specially-programmed general purpose computer, for storing an artificial intelligence program (AIP), and a purchase agreement between a customer and at least one business entity, the purchase agreement including at least one requirement regarding at least one retail transaction between the customer and the at least one business entity; a processor in the computer for: compiling a purchasing history for the customer with respect to the at least one business entity and the purchase agreement, the memory element for storing the purchasing history and modifying, using the processor, the purchasing history, and the AIP, the at least one requirement to increase revenue or profitability of the at least one business entity; and an interface element in the computer for transmitting the modified at least one requirement for presentation to the customer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2009
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Applicant: RETAILDNA, LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan OTTO, Andrew VAN LUCHENE
  • Publication number: 20090276309
    Abstract: A self-learning computer-based system for managing an advertisement, including: a memory element for at least one specially-programmed general purpose computer for storing: an artificial intelligence program (AIP) and a plurality of advertisements for at least one good or service offered by a first business entity; and an interface element for the at least one specially programmed general-purpose computer and a processor for the at least one specially programmed general-purpose computer for identifying a customer. The processor is for selecting an advertisement from the plurality of advertisements, using the AIP and the customer identification, and the interface element is for transmitting the selected advertisement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2009
    Publication date: November 5, 2009
    Applicant: RETAILDNA, LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan OTTO, Andrew VAN LUCHENE
  • Publication number: 20090204496
    Abstract: A system for managing an account having at least one sub-account, including: a memory element, a processor, and an interface element for at least one specially programmed general-purpose computer. The memory element stores a transaction history for the account, an incentive previously offered to the account, and an artificial intelligence program (AIP). The transaction history includes at least one transaction involving the main account or sub-accounts from the at least one sub-account. The processor is for: comparing the transaction history with a metric; generating, using the comparison of the transaction history with the metric, a desired transaction involving the account and a business entity; and modifying the incentive using the AIP and the comparison of the transaction history with the metric. Rewarding of the modified incentive is conditional upon execution of the desired transaction. The interface element is for transmitting the desired transaction and the modified incentive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2009
    Publication date: August 13, 2009
    Applicant: RetailDNA, LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Otto, Andrew Van Luchene
  • Publication number: 20090198561
    Abstract: A system for managing a purchase agreement, including: a memory element for at least one specially-programmed general purpose computer for storing an artificial intelligence program (AIP) and a purchase agreement between a customer and at least one business entity, the purchase agreement including at least one requirement regarding at least one retail transaction between the customer and the business entity; a processor in the specially-programmed general purpose computer for: compiling a purchasing history for the customer with respect to the business entity and the purchase agreement, the memory element for storing the purchasing history, and modifying, using the purchasing history and the AIP, the at least one requirement to increase revenue or profitability of the business entity; and an interface element in the specially-programmed general purpose computer for transmitting the modified at least one requirement for presentation to the customer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2009
    Publication date: August 6, 2009
    Applicant: RetailDNA, LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Otto, Andrew Van Luchene
  • Publication number: 20090182630
    Abstract: The invention broadly comprises a method for enabling point of sales (POS) functionality in a wireless communications device (WCD) including the steps of: transmitting, using an interface element in at least one specially programmed general purpose computer, a POS function control signal to a communication network for transmission to a WCD, the WCD located in a retail location; activating a POS function, in response to the control signal, to enable POS functionality in the WCD, the POS function stored in a memory element for the WCD or in a memory element for the at least one specially programmed computer; acquiring, using the POS function, an identification of an item via the WCD; receiving, using the interface element, the identification data for the item from the WCD via the communication network; and generating, using a processor for the at least one general-purpose computer, an order including the first item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2008
    Publication date: July 16, 2009
    Inventors: Jonathan Otto, Andrew Van Luchene, Raymond J. Mueller, Michael R. Mueller
  • Publication number: 20090182627
    Abstract: A self-learning computer-based system for managing a third party subsidy offer, including: a memory element for at least one specially-programmed general purpose computer for storing an artificial intelligence program (AIP) and first and second metrics; an interface element for the computer for receiving an order, the order including an item or service offered by a first business entity; and a processor for the computer. The processor is for: generating, using the AIP and the first metric, an agreement with a second business entity; and generating an incentive, using the AIP and the second metric, the rewarding of the incentive conditional upon acceptance of the agreement. The interface element is for transmitting the agreement and the incentive for presentation. In one embodiment, the processor compiles operational data regarding profitability of the first business entity and modifies the first or second metric using the operational data and the AIP.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2009
    Publication date: July 16, 2009
    Applicant: RetailDNA, LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Otto, Andrew Van Luchene
  • Publication number: 20090182677
    Abstract: A method of determining compensation, including the steps of: generating, using a processor of a specially programmed general-purpose computer and a first software program stored in a memory element of the general-purpose computer and offered by a first business entity, at least one sales offer; transmitting the at least one sales offer using an interface element for the general-purpose computer; tracking, using the processor and a second software program stored in the memory element and supplied by a third business entity, the at least one sales offer and respective acceptances of sales offers from the at least one sales offer, the respective acceptances received by the interface element; determining, using the processor and the second software program, revenue from the respective acceptances; and calculating, using the processor and the second software program, compensation for use of the product or service, based on the revenue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2007
    Publication date: July 16, 2009
    Inventors: Jonathan Otto, Raymond J. Mueller, Michael R. Mueller, Andrew Van Luchene
  • Publication number: 20090171769
    Abstract: A system for managing a purchase agreement, including: a memory element for at least one specially-programmed general purpose computer for storing an artificial intelligence program (AIP) and a purchase agreement between a customer and at least one business entity, the purchase agreement including at least one requirement regarding at least one retail transaction between the customer and the business entity; a processor in the specially-programmed general purpose computer for: compiling a purchasing history for the customer with respect to the business entity and the purchase agreement, the memory element for storing the purchasing history, and modifying, using the purchasing history and the AIP, the at least one requirement to increase revenue or profitability of the business entity; and an interface element in the specially-programmed general purpose computer for transmitting the modified at least one requirement for presentation to the customer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2009
    Publication date: July 2, 2009
    Applicant: RetailDNA, LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan OTTO, Andrew VAN LUCHENE
  • Publication number: 20090164391
    Abstract: A computer-based self-learning system for managing a price in a retail environment, including: an interface element for at least one specially programmed general-purpose computer for receiving an input related to initiation of a transaction between a customer and a first business entity; a memory unit for the at least one specially programmed general-purpose computer for storing an artificial intelligence program (AIP) and a history of at least one previous transaction between the customer and the first business entity; and a processor for the at least one specially programmed general-purpose computer for: determining, using the AIP, the input, and the history, a price for the good or service to optimize revenue for the first business entity or profitability of the first business entity. The interface element is for receiving a request for the price, and the processor is for transmitting, using the interface element, the price for display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2008
    Publication date: June 25, 2009
    Applicant: RetailDNA, LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Otto, Andrew Van Luchene, Raymond J. Mueller, Michael R. Mueller
  • Publication number: 20090164304
    Abstract: A system for managing a progressive incentive, including: an interface element for at least one specially programmed general-purpose computer for receiving data regarding a current transaction between a customer and a business entity; and a memory unit for the specially programmed general-purpose computer for storing at least one compliance parameter and an artificial intelligence program (AIP).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2008
    Publication date: June 25, 2009
    Applicant: RetailDNA, LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Otto, Andrew Van Luchene, Raymond J. Mueller, Michael R. Mueller
  • Publication number: 20090157483
    Abstract: A system for modifying a prompt or a survey, including: an interface element for at least one specially programmed general-purpose computer for receiving an audio input including: a response of an employee of a business entity to a prompt presented to the employee; or a response of a customer of the business entity to a question presented to the customer following a transaction between the customer and the business entity. The system also includes: a memory unit for the computer storing an artificial intelligence program (AIP); and a processor for the computer for: storing the audio input in the memory unit; comparing the audio input to a metric; modifying the prompt or the question using the AIP and the audio input comparison; and transmitting, using the interface element, the prompt or the question for presentation, on a respective display device, to the employee or the customer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2008
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Applicant: RetailDNA, LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Otto, Andrew Van Luchene, Raymond J. Mueller, Michael R. Mueller
  • Publication number: 20090138342
    Abstract: A system for providing an incentive for an employee, including: an interface element for at least one specially programmed general-purpose computer; a memory unit for the at least one specially programmed general-purpose computer; and a processor for the at least one specially programmed general-purpose computer for: generating, using an artificial intelligence program (AIP) in the memory unit, an incentive for at least one employee of a first business entity to perform at least one desired operation; and transmitting, using the interface element, the incentive for display on a display device. In one embodiment, the desired operation includes presenting an upsell offer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2008
    Publication date: May 28, 2009
    Applicant: RetailDNA, LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Otto, Andrew Van Luchene, Raymond J. Mueller, Michael R. Mueller
  • Publication number: 20090132344
    Abstract: A system for initiating an order by scanning a coupon, including: a processor for at least one specially programmed general-purpose computer; an interface element for the at least one specially programmed general-purpose computer; and, an offer element, in the processor for: generating barcode data including information regarding items or services included in a fulfilled order; transmitting, using an interface element, the barcode data for output at a first point of sale (POS) device; receiving, using the interface element, the barcode data inputted via a second POS device; generating, in response to the inputted barcode data, a order offer including at least one item or service included in the fulfilled order; and transmitting, using the interface element, the order offer for output via the second POS device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2008
    Publication date: May 21, 2009
    Applicant: RetailDNA, LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Otto, Andrew Van Luchene, Raymond J. Mueller, Michael R. Mueller
  • Publication number: 20090123004
    Abstract: A method for adjusting volume for a marketing system, including the steps of: determining, using a processor in a general-purpose computer, a parameter associated with the marketing system; generating, using the processor, a volume control level based on the parameter; and controlling, using the processor and an interface element for the computer, an audio output portion of a sales offer from an audio component of the marketing system such that the audio output portion matches the volume control level. The general-purpose computer is arranged to perform the steps of determining, generating, and controlling. In a preferred embodiment, the parameter is an ambient noise level proximate the marketing system and determining a parameter includes measuring the ambient noise level proximate the marketing system. In a first embodiment, the parameter is a temporal parameter. A system for adjusting volume for a selling system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2007
    Publication date: May 14, 2009
    Inventors: Jonathan Otto, Raymond J. Mueller, Andrew Van Luchene
  • Publication number: 20090125396
    Abstract: A computer-based system for generating and transmitting a location based offer reminder, including: an interface element for at least one specially programmed general-purpose computer; a memory element for the computer, the memory element storing a record of at least one communication sent to at least one wireless communications device (WCD); and a reminder element, in a processor for the computer. The reminder element is for: identifying, using the interface element, the at least one WCD as being within a prescribed geographical area; determining that a response to the communication has not been received; generating at least one reminder regarding the communication; and transmitting, using the interface element, the reminder to a wireless communications network for transmission to WCD. In one embodiment, the reminder element generates the at least one reminder using at least one of a set of rules or an artificial intelligence program stored in the memory unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2008
    Publication date: May 14, 2009
    Applicant: RetailDNA, LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Otto, Andrew Van Luchene, Raymond J. Mueller, Michael R. Mueller
  • Publication number: 20090125442
    Abstract: A method for automated return of an item, including the steps of: automatically identifying, with a processor and an interface element in a specially programmed general-purpose computer, an item brought within a predetermined proximity of a retail location operated by a business entity; determining, via the processor and a memory element in the general-purpose computer, that the item was previously purchased from the business entity by a customer; and applying, using the processor, a credit for the item to an account associated with the customer. In some aspects, the item comprises an RFID tag and the memory element comprises a sales record for the item including data regarding the tag, and automatically identifying an item includes automatically detecting the tag and transmitting data identifying the tag to the interface element, and determining that the item was previously purchased includes using the data identifying the tag to select the sales record.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2007
    Publication date: May 14, 2009
    Inventors: Jonathan Otto, Michael R. Mueller, Andrew Van Luchene
  • Publication number: 20090125411
    Abstract: A method for querying an end user, including the steps of generating, in a processor of a specially programmed general-purpose computer, a query as to whether an item is out of stock at a retail location or missing at the retail location and transmitting the query from an interface element in the general-purpose computer to a communication network for transmission to a wireless communications device located in the retail location. In some aspects, the query includes an option for payment of the order; the method generates an offer regarding an option for gaining possession of the order and transmits the offer to the communication network; or the method determines that the order is available at another retail location, different that the first retail location, generates a notification regarding the availability at the other retail location, and transmitting the notification to the network for transmission to the wireless communications device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2007
    Publication date: May 14, 2009
    Inventors: Jonathan Otto, Michael R. Mueller, Andrew Van Luchene
  • Publication number: 20090125394
    Abstract: A method for using a wireless communications device, including the steps of: determining, using an interface element and a processor in at least one specially programmed general-purpose computer, that at least one wireless communications device (WCD) is located in a retail location; generating, using the processor, a query; outputting, using the processor and the interface element, the query for transmission to the at least one WCD; receiving, using the interface element, a reply to the query transmitted from the at least one WCD; generating, using the processor, a message responsive to the reply; and outputting, using the processor and the interface element, the message for transmission to the at least one WCD. In one embodiment, the reply is regarding locating an item and the message includes a location for the item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2007
    Publication date: May 14, 2009
    Inventors: Jonathan Otto, Michael R. Mueller, Andrew Van Luchene
  • Publication number: 20090125380
    Abstract: A system for providing a location based offer, including: an offer element, in a processor for at least one specially programmed general-purpose computer; and a memory unit for the computer. The offer element: generates, using the processor and a first set of rules or a first artificial intelligence program stored in the memory unit, at least one respective offer for an item or service from at least one business entity, the offer for display on a map showing respective locations for the at least one business entity; transmits, according a second set of rules or a second artificial intelligence program stored in the memory unit, the at least one respective offer to a wireless communications device (WCD) for display on a map by the WCD, the map including the respective locations; and receives, from the WCD a selection of an offer from among the at least one respective offer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2008
    Publication date: May 14, 2009
    Applicant: RetailDNA, LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Otto, Andrew Van Luchene, Raymod J. Mueller, Michael R. Mueller
  • Publication number: 20090119168
    Abstract: A system for providing an incentive based on the hardware used to place an order, including: an interface element for at least one specially programmed general-purpose computer; and an offer element, in a processor for the general-purpose computer for: generating an offer to place an order with a business entity, the offer based upon a category for a hardware device or an identification of a hardware device; identifying, using the interface element, a hardware device included in the category or having the identification; and transmitting, using the interface element, the offer for display on the hardware device included in the category or having the identification. In one embodiment, the offer element is for generating an offer using at least one of a set of rules and a artificial intelligence program stored in a memory unit for the general-purpose computer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2008
    Publication date: May 7, 2009
    Applicant: RetailDNA, LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Otto, Andrew Van Luchene, Raymond J. Mueller, Michael R. Mueller