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Sparo’s Patented Products Aim To Disrupt Global Venture Philanthropy By Democratizing Charitable Giving.

Sparo’s Charity Platform is patented around Authentication steps (or modules) to ensure valid transactions & confirm the identity of the users/parties. Several other aspects mentioned below are some of the of the extra features on top of the base platform for online and off-line activity.

    • Charitable giving based on or in combination with the e-commerce platform or transaction

 

    • Authentication steps (or modules), to ensure valid transactions & confirm the identity of the users/parties

 

    • Gamification using a point-system to increase/encourage user participation

 

    • Various/many distribution schemes/methods, for charity funds distributed between various charities

 

  • User preferences for the distribution of funds between various charities

Method and system for use of game for charity donations

Patent number: 9691087

Abstract: A method and system for use of a game with charity donations. In one example, a donation agent interacting with a merchant website can offer an online user an option to allocate at least a portion of a payment for or price of a purchase, associated with a transaction made by the user via the merchant website, to be donated by a merchant (corresponding to the merchant website), on behalf of the user, to a charity of the user’s choosing. The donation agent can disburse the calculated donation amount to the charity selected by the customer. The points earned can be combined with a college scholarship award mechanism. The game encourages people to participate in the charity in a fun way, e.g., as a hobby every day, with a large user base.

Type: Grant

Filed: May 9, 2016

Date of Patent: June 27, 2017

Assignee: SPARO CORPORATION

Inventor: S. Rob Sobhani

Method and system for use of game for charity donations

Patent number: 9336540

Abstract: A method and system for use of a game with charity donations. In one example, a donation agent interacting with a merchant website can offer an online user an option to allocate at least a portion of a payment for or price of a purchase, associated with a transaction made by the user via the merchant website, to be donated by a merchant (corresponding to the merchant website), on behalf of the user, to a charity of the user’s choosing. The donation agent can disburse the calculated donation amount to the charity selected by the customer. The points earned can be combined with a college scholarship award mechanism. The game encourages people to participate in the charity in a fun way, e.g., as a hobby every day, with a large user base.

Type: Grant

Filed: August 15, 2015

Date of Patent: May 10, 2016

Assignee: Sparo Corporation

Inventor: S. Rob Sobhani

Method and system for automated online college scholarship donations

Patent number: 9111300

Abstract: In one example, we describe methods and systems for automated online merchant charity donations. In one embodiment, a donation agent interacting with a merchant website can offer an online user an option to allocate at least a portion of a payment for or price of a purchase, associated with a transaction made by the user via the merchant website, to be donated by a merchant corresponding to the merchant website on behalf of the user to a charity of the user’s choosing. If the online user exercises the option, the donation agent can calculate an amount of the donation to be made and store the calculated donation amount in a database. The donation agent can disburse the calculated donation amount to the charity selected by the customer. The method also works for the off-line model. The points earned can be combined with a college scholarship award mechanism. The system and method describe authentication and the way the charity funding is distributed, with respect to the college tuition and scholarship award.

Type: Grant

Filed: October 30, 2013

Date of Patent: August 18, 2015

Assignee: SPARO CORPORATION

Inventors: S. Rob Sobhani, Parsa Namazi, Christine Angela Dolendo, Maryam Paez

Method and system for automated online calendar-based donations

Patent number: 9105054

Abstract: In one example, we describe methods and systems for automated online merchant charity donations. In one embodiment, a donation agent interacting with a merchant website can offer an online user an option to allocate at least a portion of a payment for or price of a purchase, associated with a transaction made by the user via the merchant website, to be donated by a merchant corresponding to the merchant website on behalf of the user to a charity of the user’s choosing. If the online user exercises the option, the donation agent can calculate an amount of the donation to be made and store the calculated donation amount in a database. The donation agent can disburse the calculated donation amount to the charity selected by the customer. The method also works for the off-line model. The system and method describe authentication and the way the charity funding is distributed, with respect to a calendar date and a specific event.

Type: Grant

Filed: October 30, 2013

Date of Patent: August 11, 2015

Assignee: SPARO CORPORATION

Inventors: S. Rob Sobhani, Parsa Namazi, Christine Angela Dolendo, Maryam Paez

Method and system for automated online allocation of donations

Patent number: 9105055

Abstract: In one example, we describe methods and systems for automated online merchant charity donations. In one embodiment, a donation agent interacting with a merchant website can offer an online user an option to allocate at least a portion of a payment for or price of a purchase, associated with a transaction made by the user via the merchant website, to be donated by a merchant corresponding to the merchant website on behalf of the user to a charity of the user’s choosing. If the online user exercises the option, the donation agent can calculate an amount of the donation to be made and store the calculated donation amount in a database. The donation agent can disburse the calculated donation amount to the charity selected by the customer. The method also works for the off-line model. The system and method include authentication and the way the charity funding is distributed, with respect to multiple preference lists and forbidden lists.

Type: Grant

Filed: October 30, 2013

Date of Patent: August 11, 2015

Assignee: SPARO CORPORATION

Inventors: S. Rob Sobhani, Parsa Namazi, Christine Angela Dolendo, Maryam Paez

Method and system for automated online merchant charity donations

Patent number: 9076167

Abstract: In one example, we describe methods and systems for automated online merchant charity donations. In one embodiment, a donation agent interacting with a merchant website can offer an online user an option to allocate at least a portion of a payment for or price of a purchase, associated with a transaction made by the user via the merchant website, to be donated by a merchant corresponding to the merchant website on behalf of the user to a charity of the user’s choosing. If the online user exercises the option, the donation agent can calculate an amount of the donation to be made and store the calculated donation amount in a database. The donation agent can disburse the calculated donation amount to the charity selected by the customer. The method also works for the off-line model. The system and method perform authentication and the way the charity funding is distributed.

Type: Grant

Filed: October 30, 2013

Date of Patent: July 7, 2015

Assignee: SPARO CORPORATION

Inventors: S. Rob Sobhani, Parsa Namazi, Christine Angela Dolendo, Maryam Paez

Note: This information provides a summary of some of the Sparo’s patent advantages/coverages, including a partial list of some examples.  This is not and does not represent the complete coverage or scope. Please examine the patents directly available via the USPTO for the complete/full list and coverage/scope. 

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