Patents by Inventor Leonard Speiser

Leonard Speiser 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: 8224696
    Abstract: A system for automated reward management for network-based contests includes one or more processors and memory coupled to the processors, where the memory stores program instructions executable by the processors to implement a contest manager. The contest manager is configured to collect an entry fee corresponding to each entry of a plurality of entries submitted for a contest over a network, and provide a prize to a winning entry of the contest based at least in part on a total amount of entry fees collected for the contest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Michael L. Speiser, Leonard Speiser
  • Publication number: 20070244570
    Abstract: A system for network-based contest creation includes one or more processors and memory coupled to the processors, where the memory stores program instructions executable by the processors to implement a contest manager. The contest manager is configured to receive a request via a network to establish a contest, and to automatically establish the contest in accordance with one or more contest specifications included in the request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2006
    Publication date: October 18, 2007
    Inventors: Michael Speiser, Leonard Speiser
  • Publication number: 20070244585
    Abstract: A system for automated administration of network-based contests includes one or more processors and memory coupled to the processors, where the memory stores program instructions executable by the processors to implement a contest manager. The contest manager is configured to receive a plurality of contest entries over a network such as the Internet for a contest, and to administer the contest in an automated manner in accordance with one or more contest specifications also received over the network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2006
    Publication date: October 18, 2007
    Inventors: Michael Speiser, Leonard Speiser
  • Publication number: 20070244749
    Abstract: A system for automated reward management for network-based contests includes one or more processors and memory coupled to the processors, where the memory stores program instructions executable by the processors to implement a contest manager. The contest manager is configured to collect an entry fee corresponding to each entry of a plurality of entries submitted for a contest over a network, and provide a prize to a winning entry of the contest based at least in part on a total amount of entry fees collected for the contest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2006
    Publication date: October 18, 2007
    Inventors: Michael Speiser, Leonard Speiser
  • Publication number: 20070083462
    Abstract: A method for coordinating investor-guaranteed loans over the internet whereby borrowers submit loan requests to a database and investors search the database and select borrowers. The investors then consent to act as guarantors on loans made to the selected borrowers and, in addition, make an investment by contributing funds to an intermediary. The intermediary lends money to the selected borrowers. The resulting investor-guaranteed loans are serviced by the intermediary. To enhance user benefits, the method further enables both borrowers and investors to form personal and/or community relationships or associations which can accompany or transcend the borrower/guarantor relationship.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2005
    Publication date: April 12, 2007
    Inventors: Echeyde Cubillo, Leonard Speiser, Michael Serpa
  • Publication number: 20060277145
    Abstract: A system and method to provide wanted ad listings within an e-commerce system. Wanted ads are posted by buyers of goods and services seeking to purchase items described within the wanted ad listings. Sellers of goods and services on the e-commerce server respond to wanted ad listings by providing a response on the wanted ad listing that provides a reference to the seller's listings for items currently being offered for sale. Buyers may use these responses from sellers to locate items matching wanted items. Buyers then may purchase the items offered for sale.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2004
    Publication date: December 7, 2006
    Inventors: David Raccah, Leonard Speiser, Edward Garcia
  • Publication number: 20050144086
    Abstract: A method and system of providing listing recommendations to users of a network-based commerce system including a plurality of listings arranged in a plurality of divisions is described. The method includes identifying a division of the plurality of divisions based on user interaction with the network-based commerce system, and identifying at least one frequently used search term associated with the division. A link is provided to the user to listings associated with the frequently used search term. The search terms may be ranked by retrieving frequently used search terms from a first memory location and determining a number of listings in each division associated with each frequently used search term. Each frequently used search term may then be ranked based on the number of listings in each division.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2004
    Publication date: June 30, 2005
    Inventors: Leonard Speiser, Nicholas Posner, Jannie Lai, Louis Monier
  • Publication number: 20050125240
    Abstract: A method and system of providing listing recommendations to users of a network-based commerce system including a plurality of listings arranged in a plurality of divisions is described. The method includes identifying a division of the plurality of divisions based on user interaction with the network-based commerce system, and identifying at least one frequently used search term associated with the division. A link is provided to the user to listings associated with the frequently used search term. The search terms may be ranked by retrieving frequently used search terms from a first memory location and determining a number of listings in each division associated with each frequently used search term. Each frequently used search term may then be ranked based on the number of listings in each division.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2003
    Publication date: June 9, 2005
    Inventors: Leonard Speiser, Nicholas Posner, Jannie Lai, Louis Monier
  • Patent number: D720000
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: First Data Corporation
    Inventors: David Frederick Lyons, Christopher Loew, Lynette Ross, Leonard Speiser, John Beatty, Eric Fuhs