US 9,811,837 B2
System and method for setting a product watch on transaction data
Peter Groarke, Dublin (IE)
Assigned to MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED, Purchase, NY (US)
Filed by Peter Groarke, Dublin (IE)
Filed on Jun. 29, 2012, as Appl. No. 13/537,737.
Prior Publication US 2014/0006209 A1, Jan. 2, 2014
Int. Cl. G06Q 30/06 (2012.01); G06Q 30/02 (2012.01); G06Q 40/02 (2012.01); G06Q 30/08 (2012.01)
CPC G06Q 30/0201 (2013.01) [G06Q 40/02 (2013.01)] 24 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
9. A method for determining at least one of availability and price of a product, comprising:
storing in an electronic storage device a database of merchant transactions;
removing the confidential customer sensitive information from the merchant transaction data with a filter;
storing the filtered merchant transaction data in a filtered transaction database;
identifying filtered transaction data as no longer current after a predetermined amount of time;
receiving, via an access interface, a location of a user;
receiving, via an access interface, a transaction rule from the user, wherein the transaction rule identifies a parameter of a product watch;
receiving, via an access interface a specified notification preference for providing results of the product watch to the user;
accessing and searching the filtered merchant transaction data in the filtered transaction database, the filtered merchant transaction data, the filtered merchant transaction data including a product transaction time and a product transaction price for each transaction;
comparing the parameters of the product watch identified by the transaction rule to the transaction data;
identifying matches resulting from the comparison of the transaction rule to the filtered merchant transaction data; and
assembling the filtered merchant transaction data from the filtered transaction database to provide the identified matches with the at least one product transaction time and the at least one product transaction price for each transaction, to provide at least one location where the product was available, and the price at which the product was sold at that location.