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
External preparation composition for skin comprising ginseng flower or ginseng seed extracts
Cover opening and closing unit and image forming apparatus including the same
Battery comprising circuitry for charge and discharge control, and method of operating a battery
Domestic soda-water preparing device
Methods of operating non-volatile memory devices during write operation interruption, non-volatile memory devices, memories and electronic systems operating the same
Systems and methods for performing live chat functionality via a mobile device
  Randomly Featured Patents
Compliant plate seals for turbomachinery
Apparatus and method for photocatalytic purification and disinfection of fluids
Dual strand dental flosser
Apparatus for the storage and reading of data combined from binary numbers
Load differential monitoring system
System and method for monitoring and modeling system performance
Customizable parameter user interface
Display control device and display control method
Crew overboard self rescue device and method for unassisted crew overboard watercraft reentry
Method of fabricating in-plane switching mode LCD