Patents by Inventor Magdalena Mik

Magdalena Mik 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: 9754302
    Abstract: According to one described embodiment, a method is provided in which transaction information is determined. The transaction information is associated with (i) a buyer who has arranged to purchase a product from a central controller at a first price established between the buyer and the central controller and (ii) a merchant that offers the product for sale at a second price, different from the first price, without offering the product for sale to buyers at the first price. Information is transmitted that facilitates the acquisition of the product by the buyer, in exchange for payment provided by the buyer to the central controller. An amount based on the second price is provided to the merchant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Groupon, Inc.
    Inventors: Jay S. Walker, Peter Kim, James A. Jorasch, Magdalena Mik Fincham, Daniel E. Tedesco, Russell Pratt Sammon, Andrew P. Golden, Raymond J. Mueller, Keith Bemer, Kathleen Van Luchene
  • Patent number: 9684916
    Abstract: According to one described embodiment, a method is provided in which transaction information is determined. The transaction information is associated with (i) a buyer who has arranged to purchase a product from a central controller at a first price established between the buyer and the central controller and (ii) a merchant that offers the product for sale at a second price, different from the first price, without offering the product for sale to buyers at the first price. Information is transmitted that facilitates the acquisition of the product by the buyer, in exchange for payment provided by the buyer to the central controller. An amount based on the second price is provided to the merchant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Groupon, Inc.
    Inventors: Jay S. Walker, Peter Kim, James A. Jorasch, Magdalena Mik Fincham, Daniel E Tedesco, Russell Pratt Sammon, Andrew P. Golden, Raymond J. Mueller, Keith Bemer, Kathleen Van Luchene
  • Publication number: 20160055558
    Abstract: According to one described embodiment, a method is provided in which transaction information is determined. The transaction information is associated with (i) a buyer who has arranged to purchase a product from a central controller at a first price established between the buyer and the central controller and (ii) a merchant that offers the product for sale at a second price, different from the first price, without offering the product for sale to buyers at the first price. Information is transmitted that facilitates the acquisition of the product by the buyer, in exchange for payment provided by the buyer to the central controller. An amount based on the second price is provided to the merchant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Publication date: February 25, 2016
    Inventors: Jay S. Walker, Peter Kim, James A. Jorasch, Magdalena Mik, Daniel E. Tedesco, Russell Pratt Sammon, Andrew P. Golden, Raymod J. Mueller, Keith Bemer, Kathleen Van Luchene
  • Patent number: 9117338
    Abstract: A system to determine a product to be offered to a casino player based on player data and on an approximate maximum price for which the product may be sold through a retail channel. Advantageously, a potential increase in a casino's profit due to a product offer can be determined using the player data, and an approximate maximum profit attainable through sale of the product through a retail channel can be determined based on the determined price. As a result, a product to offer can be determined in a manner which maximizes casino profit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Jay S. Walker, James A. Jorasch, Geoffrey M. Gelman, Russell Pratt Sammon, Magdalena Mik, Nandu A. Talwalkar
  • Publication number: 20150018081
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for facilitating group play by a team of members associated with a casino slot club. The method includes the steps of identifying the team members, identifying a set of rules designated by the team for rewarding the team members when a payout is due to one of the team members, detecting a payout due to one of the team members, and rewarding the team members in accordance with the set of rules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Jay S. Walker, James A. Jorasch, Magdalena Mik, Jason Krantz
  • Publication number: 20150012343
    Abstract: According to one described embodiment, a method is provided in which transaction information is determined. The transaction information is associated with (i) a buyer who has arranged to purchase a product from a central controller at a first price established between the buyer and the central controller and (ii) a merchant that offers the product for sale at a second price, different from the first price, without offering the product for sale to buyers at the first price. Information is transmitted that facilitates the acquisition of the product by the buyer, in exchange for payment provided by the buyer to the central controller. An amount based on the second price is provided to the merchant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Jay S. WALKER, Peter KIM, James A. JORASCH, Magdalena MIK, Daniel E. TEDESCO, Russell Pratt SAMMON, Andrew P. GOLDEN, Raymod J. MUELLER, Keith BEMER, Kathleen VAN LUCHENE
  • Patent number: 8864565
    Abstract: Some systems, processes, apparatus and articles of manufacture provide for selling lottery entries. In one example, a request is received to purchase a multiplier and a set of play indicia for a lottery game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Multi-State Lottery Association
    Inventors: John M. Packes, Stephen C. Tulley, James A. Jorasch, Daniel E. Tedesco, Magdalena Mik, Jay S. Walker, Steven M. Santisi
  • Patent number: 8818869
    Abstract: A subscription system allows a customer to establish a subscription to a product with one or more retailers (e.g., by establishing the subscription through a controller or central system). In one embodiment, a subscription may be established after receiving information that identifies a product. Terms of a subscription for the product are established, such as a frequency and a duration of the subscription.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Inventor Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Jay S. Walker, Magdalena Mik, James A. Jorasch, Andrew S. Van Luchene, Michiko Koyabashi, Geoffrey M. Gelman, Russell P. Sammon, Andrew P. Golden, Adam Stevenson
  • Publication number: 20140229261
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed whereby credit and debit card transactions are processed at a merchant point-of-sale terminal in a manner that provides customers the opportunity to receive one or more charge enhancement offers which are presented to the customer on a record of charge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: Inventor Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Jay S. Walker, Magdalena Mik Fincham, Stephen C. Tulley, Daniel E. Tedesco, Andrew S. Van Luchene
  • Patent number: 8799100
    Abstract: According to one described embodiment, a method is provided in which transaction information is determined. The transaction information is associated with (i) a buyer who has arranged to purchase a product from a central controller at a first price established between the buyer and the central controller and (ii) a merchant that offers the product for sale at a second price, different from the first price, without offering the product for sale to buyers at the first price. Information is transmitted that facilitates the acquisition of the product by the buyer, in exchange for payment provided by the buyer to the central controller. An amount based on the second price is provided to the merchant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Groupon, Inc.
    Inventors: Jay S. Walker, Peter Kim, James A. Jorasch, Magdalena Mik, Daniel E. Tedesco, Russell Pratt Sammon, Andrew P. Golden, Raymod J. Mueller, Keith Bemer, Kathleen Van Luchene
  • Patent number: 8751297
    Abstract: A server or Internet service provider computer selects a soliciting merchant and an outputting merchant based on various factors. In one embodiment, the soliciting merchant is selected is its activity rate (e.g. sales rate) is low. The outputting merchant provides offers for bonuses to customers on behalf of the soliciting merchant. The bonus is provided to the customer in exchange for consummating a transaction with the soliciting merchant. Thus, the soliciting merchant benefits from the increased patronage such offers encourage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Inventor Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Jay S. Walker, Andrew S. Van Luchene, Daniel E. Tedesco, Magdalena Mik, James A. Jorasch
  • Patent number: 8732066
    Abstract: A seller server receives an offer which specifies a type of product (e.g. a seat on a flight), at least one condition (e.g. destination and date of departure), and an offer price specified by a buyer. The seller server also receives an associated payment identifier that specifies a financial account, such as a credit card account. The payment identifier essentially “guarantees” the offer in that the seller may receive payment from the financial account even if the buyer attempts to renege. The seller determines whether to accept the offer, based on various factors such as the offer price and the availability of appropriate products to satisfy the conditions of the offer. If the offer is accepted, payment is provided to the seller using the payment identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Priceline.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Jay S. Walker, Daniel E. Tedesco, Magdalena Mik
  • Publication number: 20140113709
    Abstract: A system to determine a product to be offered to a casino player based on player data and on an approximate maximum price for which the product may be sod through a retail channel. Advantageously, a potential increase in a casino's profit due to a product offer can be determined using the player data, and an approximate maximum profit attainable through sale of the product through a retail channel can be determined based on the determined price. As a result, a product to offer can be determined in a manner which maximizes casino profit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: IGT
    Inventors: Jay S. Walker, James A. Jorasch, Geoffrey M. Gelman, Russell Pratt Sammon, Magdalena Mik, Nandu A. Talwalkar
  • Patent number: 8706632
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed whereby credit and debit card transactions are processed at a merchant point-of-sale terminal in a manner that provides customers the opportunity to receive one or more charge enhancement offers which are presented to the customer on a record of charge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Inventor Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Jay S. Walker, Magdalena Mik, Stephen C. Tulley, Daniel E. Tedesco, Andrew S. Van Luchene
  • Patent number: 8696444
    Abstract: A system installed in a casino allows gambling chips in the casino to have variable values. Each chip has an electronic circuit installed in it to store a chip identifier and data indicative of a value currently associated with the chip. Slot machines and other devices are arranged to interact with the gambling chips to read and write data from and into the chips. A central controller is connected to the slot machines and other devices that interact with the chips. The chips carry a display and/or an audio device to apprise players of the value currently associated with the chip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: James A. Jorasch, Magdalena Mik, Scott Wolinsky, William B. Van Vooren, Nathaniel Levin, Andrew P. Golden
  • Publication number: 20140012698
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided wherein an indication of a plurality of product categories is received, each product category being associated with a plurality of products. For example, the indication of the plurality of product categories may be received from a buyer. Buyer offer information, including an indication of an offer amount associated with the plurality of product categories, is also received. A subset of the plurality of products is selected for each of the product categories, and an indication of the selected products is provided. The buyer's offer may then be evaluated. If the buyer's offer is accepted, the selected products may be provided to the buyer in exchange for payment of the offer amount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Jay S. Walker, Magdalena Mik, John M. Packes, Jr., Russell Pratt Sammon, Michiko Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 8622819
    Abstract: A system to determine a product to be offered to a casino player based on player data and on an approximate maximum price for which the product may be sold through a retail channel. Advantageously, a potential increase in a casino's profit due to a product offer can be determined using the player data, and an approximate maximum profit attainable through sale of the product through a retail channel can be determined based on the determined price. As a result, a product to offer can be determined in a manner which maximizes casino profit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Jay S. Walker, James A. Jorasch, Geoffrey M. Gelman, Russell Pratt Sammon, Magdalena Mik, Nandu A. Talwalkar
  • Patent number: 8595048
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for allowing a customer to purchase or otherwise receive a benefit during a first transaction that will be redeemed by the customer or provided to the customer at a later time or during a future transaction for the purchase, rental, lease, etc. of one or more products and/or services. The price to the customer for the benefit may be a monetary amount, a non-monetary amount, a commitment by the customer to complete or perform some obligation or qualifying action. The value of the benefit to the customer may be based on one or more aspects or characteristics of the first transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Walker Digital Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Jay S. Walker, Magdalena Mik, Timothy A. Palmer, Russell P. Sammon, Michiko Kobayashi, Geoffrey M. Gelman, Miles Lasater, Andrew P. Golden, Keith Bemer, Scott Wolinsky
  • Patent number: 8560395
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided wherein an indication of a plurality of product categories is received, each product category being associated with a plurality of products. For example, the indication of the plurality of product categories may be received from a buyer. Buyer offer information, including an indication of an offer amount associated with the plurality of product categories, is also received. A subset of the plurality of products is selected for each of the product categories, and an indication of the selected products is provided. The buyer's offer may then be evaluated. If the buyer's offer is accepted, the selected products may be provided to the buyer in exchange for payment of the offer amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Jay S. Walker, Magdalena Mik, John M. Packes, Jr., Russell Pratt Sammon, Michiko Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 8543510
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method for promoting the sale of a substitute product at the point of sale (POS). Upon the presentation of an original product for purchase by a consumer at a POS terminal, various manufacturers may decide to offer a substitute product to the consumer, prior to completing the purchase of the original product. If the customer accepts the offer, the point of sale terminal completes the sale of the substitute product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Walker Digital, LLC
    Inventors: Jay S. Walker, Daniel E. Tedesco, Magdalena Mik