LaShou Group Inc.
|LaShou Group Inc. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20130211874||System and Method for Mass Production and Sale of Configurable and Personalized Tablet Computers - A method to mass produce and sell electronic devices using open architecture manufacturing model and group-buying business model is provided. A group-buying company receives a plurality of offers to buy electronic devices from a plurality of consumers, and each offer is associated with a minimum requirement for each corresponding electronic device. The group-buying company determines one or more final device configurations of a plurality of electronic devices that satisfies the minimum requirements of all the offers, and all the electronic devices are substantially identical to be sold to the plurality of consumers as a group-buying deal. The group-buying company then arranges a single run of the identical electronic devices to be mass produced by a third entity. Finally, the group-buying company supplies the identical electronic devices to each of the plurality of consumers.||08-15-2013|
|20130159080||System and Method for Mobile Device-Based Smart Wallet - A method for conducting a payment transaction using a smart wallet is proposed. The smart wallet accepts financial account information input by a consumer. The smart wallet stores the financial account information and transmits the financial account information to a smart wallet management server. When the consumer shops at a store, the smart wallet displays a list of merchandise purchased at the store and a total payment amount of the purchased merchandise. The smart wallet also provides a recommendation for making the payment amount. Finally, the smart wallet transmits a payment request to the smart wallet management server such that the payment is authorized and the payment transaction is completed. In one embodiment, the smart wallet can be used as a key to access shared mailboxes, resulting in significant improvement on package delivery operations for both couriers and consumers.||06-20-2013|
|20130138496||SYSTEMS, DEVICES AND METHODS FOR OFFLINE COUPON VERIFICATION - Computer-implemented methods, systems and devices facilitating the methods, and computer-readable medium storing computer readable code, which, when executed, performs the methods are provided for offline coupon verification. The methods may include inputting a verification code of a coupon to a coupon verification terminal, decrypting the verification code using a terminal private key to obtain a merchant ciphertext, decrypting the merchant ciphertext using a merchant-specific server public key to obtain a purchase information corresponding to the coupon, comparing the purchase information with a database to determine whether the purchase information is correct, displaying a negative verification result if the purchase information is not correct, and displaying a positive verification result if the purchase information is correct and the coupon has not been previously consumed, registering the coupon as consumed in the database for future verifications, when or after the coupon been verified, and synchronizing the database with that of a server.||05-30-2013|
|20130132179||System and Method for Combining Group Buying with Regular Selling - A system and method of combining group buying with regular selling is provided. A group-buying company advertises a first product for sale from a group-buying website. The first product is a group-buying deal with deep discount offered for a short period of time. The group-buying websites also provides recommendation information on one or more products based on the first product. The one or more recommended products are supplied by another non-group-buying company. Consumers are able to purchase the one or more recommended products from the group-buying website.||05-23-2013|
|20130073385||COMMUNICATION METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ONLINE AND OFFLINE SOCIAL COMMERCE - Computer-implemented methods, systems facilitating the methods, and computer-readable medium storing computer readable code, which, when executed, performs the methods are provided for online to offline social commerce services. The methods may include (1) receiving a request from a content provider to post a content including an advertisement of a item for sale, (2) causing display of the content to a designated group, (3) receiving a request from a user to purchase the item after reviewing the content, (4) receiving payment for the item from the user, and (5) informing the user that the purchase is executed. The content can be a blog message, wherein the designated group includes followers of the content provider's blog, or the content can be a game, wherein the designated group includes players of the game.||03-21-2013|
|20130073337||System and method for merchandise selection based on Location and produce trials - A merchandise selection system comprises a merchandise trial selection module, a sales volume prediction module, and a targeted selling module. The trial selection module determines a set of trial parameters including city information, product information, price information, and trial period information. The sales volume prediction module determines estimated sales volume for a product during a sales period in a selected city based on trial result. The targeted selling module determines to feature the product for the sales period in the selected city if the estimated sales volume meets a threshold. The merchandise selection system provides better prediction result, facilitates precise planning, and enables better control of shelf space in each city.||03-21-2013|
|20130046595||System and method for providing location-based time-sensitive deals - A system and method of providing online location-based time-sensitive deals are proposed. An online retailer accepts an instant deal submitted by a merchant. The instant deal is a discounted service provided by the merchant at a geographic location. The instant deal is approved only if the merchant is qualified and if the deal is qualified based on a set of pre-configured rules. The online retailer advertises a deal coupon for the discounted service during a limited time for a limited quantity to consumers located near the geographic location. In one example, the geographic location is defined by a business district or a landmark. When a buyer places a purchase order, the deal coupon is delivered to the buyer. The deal coupon is redeemable during a limited time without additional reservation. If the buyer does not redeem the coupon within the limited time, the purchase amount is automatically refunded.||02-21-2013|
|20130024250||SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR GROUP BUYING AND SOCIAL NETWORK - Computer-implemented methods, systems facilitating the methods, and computer-readable medium storing computer readable code, which, when executed, performs the methods are provided for group-buying and social network services. The methods may include steps of (1) receiving a request from a host to initiate an event that requires a consumption of an item offered by a provider, (2) performing at least one of (a) sending invitations of the event to at least one guest selected by the host, and (b) causing display of an advertisement of the event to be viewed by general public or a particular group, (3) receiving acceptance of participating the event from at least one participant, and (4) informing the host and the at least one participant whether sales of the item is executed or rescinded.||01-24-2013|
|20130006747||System and method for providing online group-buying services - A system and method for providing online group-buying service is proposed. A group-buying company negotiates with a merchant to select a featured item to be sold on a group-buying website. The group-buying company and the merchant execute a binding agreement with regard to the feature item. The featured item is a product or service provided by the merchant to the group-buying company conditioned upon a first number of minimum sales. The group-buying company then advertises the feature item, and receives a number of orders from consumers purchasing the featured item. The group-buying company calculates a total number of sales and thereby determining a required remaining number of sales based on a second number of minimum sales. The group-buying company then processes the purchase orders if the required remaining number of sales has been reached.||01-03-2013|
|20120323665||SYSTEMS, DEVICES AND METHODS FOR COUPON VERIFICATION - Computer-implemented methods, systems and devices facilitating the methods, and computer-readable medium storing computer readable code, which, when executed, performs the methods are provided for coupon verification. The methods include receiving from a coupon verification terminal via a mobile network a verification data package based on at least an additional verification information and a verification code of a coupon, verifying whether or not the coupon is valid and has not been redeemed, and sending the verification result via the mobile network to the coupon verification terminal. The coupon verification terminal comprises an input module, a CPU configured to provide the additional verification information and to generate the verification data package by encrypting the additional verification information and the verification code, and a mobile communication module configured to, via a mobile network, send the verification data package to a verification server and receive a verification result from the verification server.||12-20-2012|
Patent applications by LaShou Group Inc.