METHOD AND SYSTEM OF ELECTRONIC BARTERING
A system and method for electronic bartering where users capture an image of a tradeable item, search for other tradeable items, and make a bartering offer to another user whereby the bartering transaction is recorded. The barter transactions are analyzed for consumer habits and trends information where users may be presented information calculated from the analyzed barter transactions to determine the barter value and market value of their tradeable items and how to make best estimates when to barter their tradeable items and how to improve their bartering efficiency.
Examiner asserts that the claims recite certain methods of organizing human activity because the claims are directed to “bartering transaction between two available trading items from two users, which is a commercial transaction.” The steps are performed by generic computer components that do not improve on a technical field because the steps could be carried out manually.
The claims were allowed because the claims were amended recite an improvement in the field of bartering transactions, “by allowing a first user to receive a communication for a bartering transaction for one of their goods that they have stored on the one or more databases, presenting on the user interface a screen for a counter offer proposal thereby transmitting the library of tradeable items of the second user where such that the first user may then select one of these tradeable items to add to the transaction causing the bartering transaction to be updated with this new data.” The examiner notes that the additional element allows barters to more efficiently an accurately place updated transactions on the online market that constitute significantly more than an ineligible concept.
SMART SHOPPING CART, SERVER, SMART SHOPPING SYSTEM AND METHOD
BOE Technology Group
The present disclosure relates to a smart shopping cart, a server, a smart shopping system, and a method. The smart shopping cart includes a shopping cart body, an image capturing unit, and a display unit. The image capturing unit is configured to capture an image of a user face, such that the server identifies the image of the user face to obtain user identity information, query a user consumption history database based on the user identity information to obtain user consumption history data, generate user consumption interest data according to the user consumption history data, and generate product push information according to the user consumption interest data. The display unit is configured to receive and display the product push information.
The claims were rejected under § 101 by the examiner for reciting certain methods of organizing human activity. The claims recite a fundamental economic principles because “the system collects user information and providers the user of product recommendations based on user consumption data.” The examiner correlated the claims to providing product suggestions and recommendations to a user as a commercial or legal interaction related to advertising, marketing, or sales activities or behaviors.
Examiner notes in the notice of allowance that the limitations of a “server/processor configured to, in response to receipt of the image of the product, identify a placement of the product in the shopping cart body through motion identification and detection, wherein the motion identification and detection comprises determining that a proportion of pixels have changes in gray values between adjacent frame images that exceed a threshold size” rendered the claims patent eligible.