Patents by Inventor Carol A. Lindsay

Carol A. Lindsay 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: 8073736
    Abstract: Among other things, the present invention provides systems and methods for fulfilling reward redemptions. In some cases, the systems and methods receive redemption requests associated with an account. The redemption request can be satisfied from a reward associated with the account, or by accessing a reward associated with another account. Redeeming a reward from another account can involve transferring value from one account to another, or grouping the related accounts and allowing members of the group to perform the settlement function. Various of the systems and method further provide for performing automatic reward redemptions, either by an entity maintaining the account to which the reward is associated, or through use of a fulfillment entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: First Data Corporation
    Inventors: Lynn Holm Blagg, Carol A. Lindsay
  • Publication number: 20080097856
    Abstract: Among other things, the present invention provides systems and methods for fulfilling reward redemptions. In some cases, the systems and methods receive redemption requests associated with an account. The redemption request can be satisfied from a reward associated with the account, or by accessing a reward associated with another account. Redeeming a reward from another account can involve transferring value from one account to another, or grouping the related accounts and allowing members of the group to perform the settlement function. Various of the systems and method further provide for performing automatic reward redemptions, either by an entity maintaining the account to which the reward is associated, or through use of a fulfillment entity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2007
    Publication date: April 24, 2008
    Applicant: First Data Corporation
    Inventors: Lynn Blagg, Carol Lindsay
  • Publication number: 20080091582
    Abstract: Among other things, the present invention provides systems and methods for fulfilling reward redemptions. In some cases, the systems and methods receive redemption requests associated with an account. The redemption request can be satisfied from a reward associated with the account, or by accessing a reward associated with another account. Redeeming a reward from another account can involve transferring value from one account to another, or grouping the related accounts and allowing members of the group to perform the settlement function. Various of the systems and method further provide for performing automatic reward redemptions, either by an entity maintaining the account to which the reward is associated, or through use of a fulfillment entity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2007
    Publication date: April 17, 2008
    Applicant: First Data Corporation
    Inventors: Lynn Blagg, Carol Lindsay
  • Publication number: 20080091540
    Abstract: Among other things, the present invention provides systems and methods for fulfilling reward redemptions. In some cases, the systems and methods receive redemption requests associated with an account. The redemption request can be satisfied from a reward associated with the account, or by accessing a reward associated with another account. Redeeming a reward from another account can involve transferring value from one account to another, or grouping the related accounts and allowing members of the group to perform the settlement function. Various of the systems and method further provide for performing automatic reward redemptions, either by an entity maintaining the account to which the reward is associated, or through use of a fulfillment entity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2007
    Publication date: April 17, 2008
    Applicant: First Data Corporation
    Inventors: Lynn Blagg, Carol Lindsay
  • Publication number: 20030171992
    Abstract: Among other things, the present invention provides systems and methods for fulfilling reward redemptions. In some cases, the systems and methods receive redemption requests associated with an account. The redemption request can be satisfied from a reward associated with the account, or by accessing a reward associated with another account. Redeeming a reward from another account can involve transferring value from one account to another, or grouping the related accounts and allowing members of the group to perform the settlement function. Various of the systems and method further provide for performing automatic reward redemptions, either by an entity maintaining the account to which the reward is associated, or through use of a fulfillment entity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2003
    Publication date: September 11, 2003
    Applicant: First Data Corporation
    Inventors: Lynn H. Blagg, Carol A. Lindsay
  • Publication number: 20030135438
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method for linking accounts corresponding to different products together to create a group so that group processing can be performed at the group level while independent processing of the accounts is performed at the account level. The method links the accounts into a group by linking a financial record for each account to group master data for the group. The group master data includes information about the group, including group control settings, aggregate data, and a group identifier. A group typically includes a key account and one or more dependent accounts. The relationship between a dependent account and the group is specified by a dependent strategy. A dependent strategy specifies group level processing options for the account. The relationships between the accounts and the group are flexible to accommodate changes in the status of the group cardholders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2003
    Publication date: July 17, 2003
    Applicant: First Data Corporation
    Inventors: Lynn Holm Blagg, Carol A. Lindsay
  • Patent number: D312709
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 1988
    Date of Patent: December 4, 1990
    Inventors: Gordon Lindsay, Carol Lindsay