(19) United States
(12) Patent Application Publication (io) Pub. No.: US 2001/0037264 Al
Husemann et al. (43) Pub. Date: Nov. 1,2001
(54) PAYMENT FOR NETWORK-BASED
COMMERCIAL TRANSACTIONS USING A
(76) Inventors: Dirk Husemann, Adliswil (CH); Reto
Hermann, Buttikon (CH); Michael
Moser, Zuerich (CH); Andreas Schade,
Ronald L. Drumheller
94 Teakettle Spout Rd.
Mahopac, NY 10541 (US)
(21) Appl. No.: 09/843,968
(22) Filed: Apr. 25, 2001
(30) Foreign Application Priority Data
Apr. 26, 2000 (EP) 00108820.2
Method for enabling a customer, who has access to a customer system (40) and a mobile phone (43) with associated phone number, to order a deliverable (41) offered by a merchant system (45) at a certain price. The merchant system (45) is accessed through the customer system (40) and a network (44). The deliverable (41) can be ordered using the customer system (40). An order confirmation for the deliverable (41) is sent to the mobile phone (43) using the phone number of this phone and the ordering of the deliverable (41) is confirmed by using the mobile phone (43) to transmit a response to the merchant system (45) or to a carrier system (48). The phone bill (51) issued by the carrier system (48) for the mobile phone (43) is charged with the deliverable's price and the deliverable (41) is made available to the customer.