Patents by Inventor Rockwell Metcalf

Rockwell Metcalf 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: 7313543
    Abstract: A known charge card billing system communicates with an investment broker system, wherein the investment broker system includes an instruction arrangement database, payment hierarchy and an investment account. An interested cardholder suitably appoints the charge card administrator as a processing agent to collect and promptly remit the cardholder's voluntary, periodic payments for investment into preselected investment products, such as, for example, mutual fund shares, fixed annuities, variable annuities, CDs, insurance, certificates, equities and/or the like. The billing system distributes a billing statement at the end of each month, wherein the statement includes all of the charges for that month and a reminder to remit an additional dollar amount for the preselected investments. The cardholder then sends a single payment for the charges and the investments to the charge card administrator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2007
    Assignee: Ameriprise Financial, Inc.
    Inventors: Suzanne P. Crane, Marcus Sheire, Mark D. Sweazy, Bonnie Hein, Joan Prairie, Rockwell Metcalf