Advertisement systems and methods for notification systems

  • US 8,068,037 B2
  • Filed: 01/13/2011
  • Issued: 11/29/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/28/2003
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A method for advertising in connection with a computer based notification system, comprising:

  • (a) offering an advertisement service and a notification service;

    (b) in connection with the notification service;

    (1) monitoring travel data associated with a mobile thing;

    (2) determining that a notification should be made, based upon the travel data and upon a relationship of the mobile thing to a location of pickup or delivery; and

    (3) providing a notification communication when the mobile thing is near the location of pickup or delivery;

    (c) in connection with the advertisement service;

    (1) charging a fee for or monitarily benefiting from providing an advertisement during a notification; and

    (2) providing an advertisement as part of or accompanying the notification communication.

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