Patents by Inventor Rodney Senior

Rodney Senior 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).

  • Publication number: 20140244413
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electronic quantity purchasing system which is a host computer that a user may access to purchase quantities of goods or services at a locked-in price for later redemption. The preferred communication means employed is via secure, high-speed Internet access. Data storage is electronic. Users employ the system to make an instant purchase of a small or large quantity of a commodity, such as gasoline at the current purchase price. Users can redeem all or part of their balance for real product at a physical location in the future when desired. The redemption will draw down the user's account balance at the locked-in purchase price, so the user is able to circumvent the market price in effect at the time of redemption.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Inventor: Rodney Senior
  • Patent number: 8700484
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electronic quantity purchasing system which is a host computer that a user may access to purchase quantities of goods or services at a locked-in price for later redemption. The preferred communication means employed is via secure, high-speed Internet access. Data storage is electronic. Users employ the system to make an instant purchase of a small or large quantity of a commodity, such as gasoline at the current purchase price. Users can redeem all or part of their balance for real product at a physical location in the future when desired. The redemption will draw down the user's account balance at the locked-in purchase price, so the user is able to circumvent the market price in effect at the time of redemption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Inventor: Rodney Senior
  • Publication number: 20120072329
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electronic quantity purchasing system which is a host computer that a user may access to purchase quantities of goods or services at a locked-in price for later redemption. The preferred communication means employed is via secure, high-speed Internet access. Data storage is electronic. Users employ the system to make an instant purchase of a small or large quantity of a commodity, such as gasoline at the current purchase price. Users can redeem all or part of their balance for real product at a physical location in the future when desired. The redemption will draw down the user's account balance at the locked-in purchase price, so the user is able to circumvent the market price in effect at the time of redemption.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Inventor: RODNEY SENIOR
  • Patent number: 8065191
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electronic quantity purchasing system which is a host computer that a user may access to purchase quantities of goods or services at a locked-in price for later redemption. The preferred communication means employed is via secure, high-speed Internet access. Data storage is electronic. Users employ the system to make an instant purchase of a small or large quantity of a commodity, such as gasoline at the current purchase price. Users can redeem all or part of their balance for real product at a physical location in the future when desired. The redemption will draw down the user's account balance at the locked-in purchase price, so the user is able to circumvent the market price in effect at the time of redemption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Inventor: Rodney Senior
  • Publication number: 20080033833
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electronic quantity purchasing system which is a host computer that a user may access to purchase quantities of goods or services at a locked-in price for later redemption. The preferred communication means employed is via secure, high-speed Internet access. Data storage is electronic. Users employ the system to make an instant purchase of a small or large quantity of a commodity, such as gasoline at the current purchase price. Users can redeem all or part of their balance for real product at a physical location in the future when desired. The redemption will draw down the user's account balance at the locked-in purchase price, so the user is able to circumvent the market price in effect at the time of redemption.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2007
    Publication date: February 7, 2008
    Inventor: Rodney Senior
  • Publication number: 20020029171
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electronic quantity purchasing system which is a host computer that a user may access to pre-purchase quantities of goods or services for later redemption. The preferred communication means employed is via secure, high-speed Internet access. Data storage is electronic. Users employ the system to make an instant purchase of a small or large quantity of a commodity, such as gasoline at the current market price. The quantity purchased is credited to the user's account, and the account balance or reserve is established in quantity units (e.g. gallons of fuel). Users can redeem all or part of their balance for real product at a retail location over time. The redemption will draw down the user's account balance. The transaction is carried out in quantity units, so the user is able to circumvent the market price in effect at the time of redemption.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2001
    Publication date: March 7, 2002
    Inventor: Rodney Senior