US 11,880,808 B2
Securing in-app purchases
Thomas Matthieu Alsina, Paris (FR); Scott T. Boyd, Montara, CA (US); Michael Kuohao Chu, Cupertino, CA (US); Augustin J. Farrugia, Los Altos Hills, CA (US); Gianpaolo Fasoli, Redwood City, CA (US); Patrice O. Gautier, San Francisco, CA (US); Sean B. Kelly, Cupertino, CA (US); Payam Mirrashidi, Los Altos, CA (US); Pedraum Pardehpoosh, Palo Alto, CA (US); Conrad Sauerwald, Mountain View, CA (US); Kenneth W. Scott, San Jose, CA (US); Rajit Shinh, San Francisco, CA (US); Braden Jacob Thomas, San Jose, CA (US); and Andrew R. Whalley, San Francisco, CA (US)
Assigned to APPLE INC., Cupertino, CA (US)
Filed by Apple Inc., Cupertino, CA (US)
Filed on Oct. 21, 2019, as Appl. No. 16/659,078.
Application 16/659,078 is a division of application No. 13/668,109, filed on Nov. 2, 2012, granted, now 10,586,260, issued on Mar. 10, 2020.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/673,413, filed on Jul. 19, 2012.
Prior Publication US 2020/0047865 A1, Feb. 13, 2020
Int. Cl. G06Q 20/00 (2012.01); B63H 20/02 (2006.01); B63H 20/06 (2006.01)
CPC G06Q 20/00 (2013.01) [B63H 20/02 (2013.01); B63H 20/06 (2013.01)] 12 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
1. A method of providing purchases through an application purchased from an online store, the method comprising:
receiving, at a device, a request within the application to purchase an asset for use with the application which is produced by an application vendor;
transmitting the request and a vendor identifier associated with the application vendor to the on-line store;
receiving a signed receipt from the on-line store, the signed receipt including data derived from the vendor identifier, the signed receipt being signed by an operator of the on-line store;
verifying, at the device, the signed receipt by comparing the vendor identifier obtained from the signed receipt to the vendor identifier of the application vendor.