Patent Number: 7,788,136

Title: Online agent ordering server and system for ordering items including booking activities from an in-room TV

Abstract: A system and method for online ordering of items of real-time availability from vendor inventories in which an online agent ordering server acts as an intermediary between a TV system and an online ordering website. The online agent ordering server stores TV ordering display templates for presenting displays on the TV system of TV ordering forms for respective items, and online ordering templates for formatting online orders that are recognized by the online ordering website. When a viewer inputs a request for a selected item to the TV system, the online agent ordering server provides a corresponding TV ordering form to the TV system for display. Upon the viewer inputting order selection data to the TV ordering form, the online agent ordering server automatically converts the data into an online order for the item that is recognized by the online ordering website. Upon receiving an online order confirmation message from the online ordering website, the online agent ordering server automatically converts it to a TV display confirmation message sent to the TV system for display to the viewer.

Inventors: Diaz Perez; Milton (Tiburon, CA)

Assignee: Schweitzer; Karl

International Classification: G06F 17/30 (20060101); G06Q 30/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/31/12018