Patents by Inventor D. Chase Franklin

D. Chase Franklin 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
  • Patent number: 7299201
    Abstract: Systems and methods for designing and operating an electronic store are described. Various embodiments describe receiving a request for an electronic store web a e from a web browser. In response to the request, a database query is performed, and product information describing a hierarchical relationship between groups of products is extracted from the database. The extracted product information is related to a first group of products whose previous selection by a user initiated the database query. A web page which includes information describing the relationship between the first group of products and the extracted product information is sent to the requesting web browser, and is configured to enable the web browser to generate a user interface displaying icons arranged to visually represent the relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2007
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Pierre J. Jammes, D. Chase Franklin, Darren B. Remington
  • Patent number: 7076453
    Abstract: Systems and methods for designing and operating an electronic store are described. Various embodiments (1) permit a merchant to organize and advertise descriptions of product inventory over the Internet, (2) permit Web page information to be extracted on-demand from a product inventory database, and (3) permit Web pages to be automatically customized to shopping behaviors of individual consumers. In some embodiments, a graphical store design user interface of a Web browser displays a hierarchical representation of products and product groups on an electronic store. A user manipulates icons of the Web browser store design user interface to cause a Web server to modify relationships between products and product groups stored in a product information database. A store designer creates HTML template files, embeds database and customized references within the template files, and assigns template files to groups or products of the electronic store.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2006
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Pierre J. Jammes, D. Chase Franklin, Darren B. Remington
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20030167213
    Abstract: Systems and methods for designing and operating an electronic store are described. Various embodiments (1) permit a merchant to organize and advertise descriptions of product inventory over the Internet, (2) permit Web page information to be extracted on-demand from a product inventory database, and (3) permit Web pages to be automatically customized to shopping behaviors of individual consumers. In some embodiments, a graphical store design user interface of a Web browser displays a hierarchical representation of products and product groups on an electronic store. A user manipulates icons of the Web browser store design user interface to cause a Web server to modify relationships between products and product groups stored in a product information database. A store designer creates HTML template files, embeds database and customized references within the template files, and assigns template files to groups or products of the electronic store.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2002
    Publication date: September 4, 2003
    Inventors: Pierre J. Jammes, D. Chase Franklin, Darren B. Remington
  • Patent number: 6484149
    Abstract: A system and method for designing and operating an electronic store (1) permit a merchant to organize and advertise descriptions of product inventory over the Internet, (2) permit Web page information to be extracted on-demand from a product inventory database, and (3) permit Web pages to be automatically customized to fit shopping behaviors of individual consumers. A graphical store design user interface of a Web browser displays a hierarchical representation of products and, product groups of an electronic store. A user manipulates icons of the Web browser store design user interface to cause a Web server to modify relationships between products and product groups stored in a product information database. A store designer creates HTML template files, embeds database and customize references within the template files, and assigns template files to groups or products of the electronic store. The Web server receives requests to access Web pages from consumers using standard Web browsers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2002
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Pierre J. Jammes, D. Chase Franklin, Darren B. Remington
  • 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
  • Patent number: 6125352
    Abstract: A system and method for conducting commerce over a distributed network manage merchant and product information in an electronic shopping basket, payment source information in an electronic wallet, and shipping address information in an electronic address book, all of such information being stored on a consumer computer. A commerce client running on the consumer computer is configured as a MIME handler and extends the functionality of a standard Web browser to support computer-based shopping. A merchant site Web server provides HTML-coded Web documents which describe merchant products and which host computer-based shopping options. The HTML-coded Web documents contain function-calling information by which consumer-selected options invoke shopping-related functions on either the merchant (server) computer or the consumer (client) computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2000
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: D. Chase Franklin, Darren B. Remington, Bassam Saliba, Bert Speelpenning, Michael Cockrill
  • Patent number: 6000832
    Abstract: An online commerce system facilitates online commerce over a public network using an online commerce card. The "card" does not exist in physical form, but instead exists in digital form. It is assigned a customer account number that includes digits for a prefix number for bank-handling information, digits for a customer identification number, digits reserved for an embedded code number, and a digit for check sum. The bank also gives the customer a private key. During an online transaction, the customer computer retrieves the private key and customer account number from storage. The customer computer generates a code number as a function of the private key, customer-specific data (e.g, card-holder's name, account number, etc.) and transaction-specific data (e.g., transaction amount, merchant ID, goods ID, time, transaction date, etc.). The customer computer embeds the code number in the reserved digits of the customer account number to create a transaction number specific to the transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 14, 1999
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: D. Chase Franklin, Daniel Rosen, Josh Benaloh, Daniel R. Simon
  • Patent number: 5883810
    Abstract: An online commerce system facilitates online commerce over a public network using an online commerce card. The "card" does not exist in physical form, but instead exists in digital form. The online commerce card is issued electronically to a customer by an issuing institution. The issued card is assigned a permanent customer account number that is maintained on behalf of the customer at the issuing institution to remove the risk of the number being lost or s stolen. When the customer desires to conduct an online transaction, the customer asks the issuing institution to issue a transaction number for a single transaction. The issuing institution generates a temporary transaction number and associates it with the permanent account number in a data record. The customer receives the transaction number and submits that number to the merchant as a proxy for the customer account number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 16, 1999
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: D. Chase Franklin, Daniel Rosen