Transferring toll data from a third party operated transport to a user account

  • US 7,774,228 B2
  • Filed: 12/18/2006
  • Issued: 08/10/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/18/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for transferring toll usage information from a third party operated transport to a transport operator'"'"'s existing user account associated with a first toll authority, comprising:

  • transferring, from a computer associated with a third party entity via a computer associated with a toll rental entity, third party operated fleet data to a computer associated with a second toll authority;

    receiving, by a computer associated with the toll rental entity, a service request and the transport operator'"'"'s existing user account information from the computer associated with the third party entity;

    receiving, by the computer associated with the toll rental entity, the toll usage information from the computer associated with the second toll authority;

    determining, by the computer associated with the toll rental entity, if the service request matches the toll usage information;

    responsive to a determination that the service request matches the toll usage information, transferring, from the computer associated with the toll rental entity to the computer associated with the second toll authority, the transport operator'"'"'s existing user account information and the matched toll usage information; and

    charging, by the computer associated with the second toll authority, the transport operator'"'"'s existing user account a fee for toll usage by the third party operated transport.

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