Patents by Inventor Robert J. Wesley

Robert J. Wesley 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: 10354269
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a system and method for administration of a customer loyalty program at a point of sale terminal. The system, in one embodiment, contains a database of customer records for the loyalty program where each customer record contains information about a customer's payment device and information about a customer's mobile device. The system may locate a customer record in a database based on payment device or mobile device information captured at the point of sale terminal and apply any applicable loyalty program discounts. The system may then forward the payment device information to a third-party payment processor for payment processing. The system may print out a receipt at the point of sale terminal indicating any discounts and containing a promotional message. The system may also send a promotional message to the customer's mobile device using the mobile device information stored in the customer's record.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Catalina Marketing Corporation
    Inventor: Robert J. Wesley
  • Publication number: 20160110753
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a system and method for administration of a customer loyalty program at a point of sale terminal. The system, in one embodiment, contains a database of customer records for the loyalty program where each customer record contains information about a customer's payment device and information about a customer's mobile device. The system may locate a customer record in a database based on payment device or mobile device information captured at the point of sale terminal and apply any applicable loyalty program discounts. The system may then forward the payment device information to a third-party payment processor for payment processing. The system may print out a receipt at the point of sale terminal indicating any discounts and containing a promotional message. The system may also send a promotional message to the customer's mobile device using the mobile device information stored in the customer's record.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Publication date: April 21, 2016
    Applicant: Modiv Media, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert J. WESLEY
  • Patent number: 9224154
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a system and method for administration of a customer loyalty program at a point of sale terminal. The system, in one embodiment, contains a database of customer records for the loyalty program where each customer record contains information about a customer's payment device and information about a customer's mobile device. The system may locate a customer record in a database based on payment device or mobile device information captured at the point of sale terminal and apply any applicable loyalty program discounts. The system may then forward the payment device information to a third-party payment processor for payment processing. The system may print out a receipt at the point of sale terminal indicating any discounts and containing a promotional message. The system may also send a promotional message to the customer's mobile device using the mobile device information stored in the customer's record.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Modiv Media, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert J. Wesley
  • Publication number: 20140330631
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a system and method for administration of a customer loyalty program at a point of sale terminal. The system, in one embodiment, contains a database of customer records for the loyalty program where each customer record contains information about a customer's payment device and information about a customer's mobile device. The system may locate a customer record in a database based on payment device or mobile device information captured at the point of sale terminal and apply any applicable loyalty program discounts. The system may then forward the payment device information to a third-party payment processor for payment processing. The system may print out a receipt at the point of sale terminal indicating any discounts and containing a promotional message. The system may also send a promotional message to the customer's mobile device using the mobile device information stored in the customer's record.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: Modiv Media, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert J. WESLEY
  • Patent number: 8783561
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a system and method for administration of a customer loyalty program at a point of sale terminal. The system, in one embodiment, contains a database of customer records for the loyalty program where each customer record contains information about a customer's payment device and information about a customer's mobile device. The system may locate a customer record in a database based on payment device or mobile device information captured at the point of sale terminal and apply any applicable loyalty program discounts. The system may then forward the payment device information to a third-party payment processor for payment processing. The system may print out a receipt at the point of sale terminal indicating any discounts and containing a promotional message. The system may also send a promotional message to the customer's mobile device using the mobile device information stored in the customer's record.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Modiv Media, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert J. Wesley
  • Publication number: 20140122114
    Abstract: A system in which a user controls the log-in, transaction, and log-out process with respect to a merchant. The user's presence at the merchant's facility triggers the log-in process, such that the merchant's systems become aware of the user's presence. Once the user is registered with the merchant, information and services become available to the user without further action required by the user. Transactions are facilitated, specials are brought to the user's attention, personal shopping becomes available while the user remains in the facility. Upon leaving the facility, or after a certain elapsed time with a transaction being consummated, the user is logged-out of the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2014
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: MODIV MEDIA, INC.
    Inventor: Robert J. WESLEY
  • Patent number: 8626130
    Abstract: A system in which a user controls the log-in, transaction, and log-out process with respect to a merchant. The user's presence at the merchant's facility triggers the log-in process, such that the merchant's systems become aware of the user's presence. Once the user is registered with the merchant, information and services become available to the user without further action required by the user. Transactions are facilitated, specials are brought to the user's attention, personal shopping becomes available while the user remains in the facility. Upon leaving the facility, or after a certain elapsed time with a transaction being consummated, the user is logged-out of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Modiv Media, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert J. Wesley
  • Publication number: 20080011837
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a system and method for administration of a customer loyalty program at a point of sale terminal. The system, in one embodiment, contains a database of customer records for the loyalty program where each customer record contains information about a customer's payment device and information about a customer's mobile device. The system may locate a customer record in a database based on payment device or mobile device information captured at the point of sale terminal and apply any applicable loyalty program discounts. The system may then forward the payment device information to a third-party payment processor for payment processing. The system may print out a receipt at the point of sale terminal indicating any discounts and containing a promotional message. The system may also send a promotional message to the customer's mobile device using the mobile device information stored in the customer's record.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2006
    Publication date: January 17, 2008
    Applicant: Vayusa, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert J. Wesley
  • Publication number: 20040128197
    Abstract: A system for the distribution, redemption, and use of electronic promotions is disclosed. The electronic promotions can be generated using specific consumer profiles and sent directly to a consumer's electronic device. At the time of purchase, the electronic promotions can be automatically applied to the purchase under control of the consumer's electronic device. In one embodiment, the electronic device is a mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2003
    Publication date: July 1, 2004
    Applicant: Vayusa, Inc.
    Inventors: Ajay R. Bam, Robert J. Wesley, Walter Stock, Troy Chen
  • Publication number: 20040083170
    Abstract: There is disclosed a system and method for coordinating a transaction by entering information pertaining to the transaction at a POS, the entered information being independent of identification of a recipient of the transaction. Independent from the entering of the transaction information there is established a communication connection from a device uniquely associated with the recipient to a location remote from the POS. The POS location is identified via the established communication connection; and the remote location coordinates the identified POS location with the entered information for the purpose of authorizing the transaction at the POS. In one embodiment any auxiliary entitlements, such as loyalty memberships, are identified and any available discounts are applied to the information entered at the POS. In one embodiment, the remote location authorizes payment of the transaction amount from third parties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2003
    Publication date: April 29, 2004
    Inventors: Ajay R. Bam, Robert J. Wesley, Walter Stock, Troy Chen