Patents by Inventor Thomas Mindrum

Thomas Mindrum 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: 4723212
    Abstract: Apparatus, and a corresponding method, for creating a discount coupon in response to the purchase of a product other than the one to which the coupon applies. A record pertaining to each item purchased is examined to determine whether the item is intended to trigger the creation of a coupon. If it is, at least one associated coupon deal record is retrieved, and a coupon becomes a candidate for printing, subject to a maximum number of coupons per transaction. The apparatus also validates coupons presented for redemption, scanning a list of purchased products to determine whether any falls into the same product group specified on the coupon, and also determining whether the coupon date is valid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1987
    Date of Patent: February 2, 1988
    Assignee: Catalina Marketing Corp.
    Inventors: Thomas Mindrum, George Off, Michael C. Scroggie, Michael R. O'Brien