System and method for selling customer-specific data subsets on a third-party website using a web widget

  • US 10,102,557 B1
  • Filed: 11/18/2010
  • Issued: 10/16/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/20/2009
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A system for searching and purchasing data subsets from a data seller, the system comprising:

  • an ecommerce vendor, the ecommerce vendor configured to sell printing services to a customer via an ecommerce website, the ecommerce vendor comprising an ecommerce server configured to operate the ecommerce website, the ecommerce server comprising a first processor and a first memory;

    a data seller, the data seller comprising a database server and a database, the database server comprising a second processor and a second memory, the database server connected to the database;

    a data extraction widget located within the ecommerce website, the data extraction widget comprising;

    a first direct connection between the data extraction widget and the ecommerce server, the first direct connection configured to facilitate a two-way exchange of data between the data extraction widget and ecommerce server, anda second direct connection between the data extraction widget and the database server, the second direct connection configured to facilitate a two-way exchange of data between the data extraction widget and the database server, the second direct connection further configured to enable the customer to extract a subset of data directly from the database;

    a third direct connection between the database server and the ecommerce server, the third direct connection configured to enable the data seller to provide a sales price to the ecommerce vendor;

    wherein the data extraction widget is further configured to;

    provide the customer direct access to the database such that the customer is enabled to search and extract a subset of data from the database; and

    ,provide direct access to the ecommerce vendor for printing services;

    wherein the ecommerce vendor is further configured to charge the customer for data extracted from the database and for printing services provided by the ecommerce vendor in a single transaction.

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