Patents by Inventor Richard M. Plainfield

Richard M. Plainfield 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: 5893075
    Abstract: An interactive, customer-accessible data processing system embodied in a programmed personal computer that induces customers of a restaurant, store or other business to enter information about themselves into the system. The information, which may include names, addresses, dates and answers to survey questions, is entered into data fields displayed on a display screen. The system enables a business to generate promotional messages tailored to customers based on the customer-entered information. For example, a business can readily generate birthday offer letters to customers based on their name, address, and birth date simply by selecting an option provided by the system. To induce customers to enter the necessary information, the system flashes an incentive message on the computer display screen. The message may offer to enter a customer into a drawing or other contest in return for the customer entering the necessary information into the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 6, 1999
    Assignee: Plainfield Software
    Inventors: Richard M. Plainfield, Bhagyarekha J. Plainfield
  • Patent number: D416707
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1999
    Assignee: Plainfield Software
    Inventor: Richard M. Plainfield