Our Patents

Sparkfly has 16 issued US patents with 6 additional patents pending. The Sparkfly patent portfolio covers the entire lifecycle of running a mobile or digital promotion, with a primary focus on four distinct areas and concepts:

  • Distributing an offer to consumers via third party media
  • The act of a consumer capturing or saving an offer via media or through the system of a retailer
  • Real-time redemption of an offer by an individual consumer at the item-level
  • Tracking and performance reporting of an offer, separated by media

Every partnership with Sparkfly includes the licensing and use of all current patents, giving brands, retailers, restaurants and other partners assurance that they will be able to distribute, process and track offers in a legally protected way.

ISSUED PATENTS

Patent# 6,012,038

System and Method for Distributing Coupons Through a System of Computer Networks.

Patent# 5,806,044

System and Method for Distributing Coupons Through a System of Computer Networks.

Patent# 6,055,509

System and Method for Transferring Identification Information Between Portable Cards in a Computerized Retail Store Having Communication Among a Plurality of Computers.

Patent# 7,240,023

System and Method for Distributing Coupons Through a System of Computer Networks.

Patent# 5,890,135

System and Method for Displaying Product Information in a Retail System.

Patent# 6,456,980

Transaction Systems and Methods Sending Product Identification Signals to Two Processors in Each Register Station.

Patent# 5,727,153

Retail Store Having a System of Receiving Electronic Coupon Information From a Portable Card and Sending the Received Coupon Information to Other Portable Cards.

Patent# 5,884,278

Retail Store and Method Employing Multiple Network Interfaces at Each Register, and Receiving Signals From Portable Cards at Each Cash Register.

Patent# 5,887,271

System and Method for Locating Products in a Retail System.

Patent# 6,067,526

System and Method for Distributing Coupons Through a System of Computer Networks.

Patent# 6,105,002

Retail Store Efficiently Configured to Distribute Electronic Coupons at Multiple Product Locations.

Patent# 6,112,988

Retail Store Configured For Bidirectional Communication Between a Plurality of Product Shelf Areas and a Plurality of Portable Cards.

Patent# 6,339,762

Retail Store Efficiently Configured to Distribute Electronic Coupons at Multiple Product Locations.

Patent# 6,354,492

System and Method Employing a Portable Card to Configure a Store for Product Promotion.

Patent# 6,354,495

Retail Store Configured For Bidirectional Communication Between a Plurality of Product Shelf Areas and a Plurality of Portable Cards.

Patent# 7,085,731

Computer System Configuration and Method for a Store.

PENDING PATENTS

Patent Application Number: 13031955

Systems and Methods for Promoting Products and Services.

Patent Application Number: 13112971

Systems and Methods for Promoting Products and Services.

Patent Application Number: 13214873

Mobile Game and Promotion Service.

Patent Application Number: 13276001

Mobile Game and Promotion Distribution.

Patent Application Number: 13308940

Integrated Payment and Reward Transactions.

Patent Application Number: 13660444

Systems and Methods for Tracking and Analyzing the Redemption of Promotional Content.