Resources Contact Us Home
Internet strawman and user interface therefor

Image Number 2 for United States Patent #7330884.

A system and method for implementing an intermediary to preserve user privacy and anonymity in electronic transactions. In one embodiment, a computer implemented method for facilitating a transaction between a subscriber and a vendor through an intermediary is provided. In this embodiment, the method comprises the step of receiving at the intermediary personal information from the subscriber to establish a user account. The method also comprises the step of storing the personal information for subsequent access. The method further comprises the step of receiving a request from the subscriber to access the user account, upon which the subscriber's identity is verified by the intermediary against the personal information. The method also comprises the step of the intermediary entering into a transaction with the vendor on behalf of the subscriber based on the subscriber's instruction once the subscriber's identity is successfully verified. The method further comprises the step of notifying the subscriber upon completion of the transaction. Importantly, the transaction is completed without disclosing the subscriber's personal information to the vendor. As such, the consumer remains anonymous with respect to the vendor.

  Recently Added Patents
Shower bench
Motorized home appliance door
LCD driving circuit in which shift register units are driven by a first clock signal of fixed duty/amplitude and a second clock signal of variable duty/amplitude
Display screen with transitional icon
High power fiber amplifier with stable output
Process for producing liquid crystal element, and liquid crystal element
Use of tris(hydroxymethyl) aminomethane for the stabilization of peptides, polypeptides and proteins
  Randomly Featured Patents
Transparent poly-p-phenylene-terephthalamide film
Granular termite barrier
Belt or belt buckle display rack
System and method for optimizing power consumption in a mobile environment
Fully hydraulic brake booster/master cylinder unit
Splint composition and method for using same
Universal structural member support and positioning system
Semiconductor device and manufacturing method of the same
Sulfosuccinamido acids of polyoxypropylenediamines and their use as emulsifiers
Apparatus for recording/reproducing information on/from an optical disc having focus control capabilities