Method of obtaining an electronically-stored financial document

  • US 20060041493A1
  • Filed: 08/12/2005
  • Published: 02/23/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/13/1999
  • Status: Active Grant
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23. A method of obtaining an electronically-stored financial document from a first storage system geographically located at a first location, which is remotely-located from a second storage system geographically located at a second location, wherein the first and second storage systems each include a plurality of financial documents stored therein and wherein each of the financial documents include at least one specific document parameter with the specific document parameter being defined as a particular numerical sequence, said method comprising the steps of:

  • storing a plurality of financial documents in the first storage system at the first geographical location when the particular numerical sequence of the financial document is associated with a first geographical area;

    storing a plurality of financial documents in the second storage system at the second geographical location when the particular numerical sequence of the financial document is associated with a second geographical area;

    utilizing a computer terminal connected to the first and second storage systems through a processing unit;

    receiving a request for at least one of the stored financial documents;

    inputting the request into the computer terminal;

    determining the particular numerical sequence of the requested financial document to determine the storage system in which the requested financial document is stored;

    automatically accessing the first storage system at the first geographical location through the processing unit when the determined numerical sequence of the requested financial document is associated with the first geographical area and automatically accessing the second storage system at the second geographical location through the processing unit when the determined numerical sequence of the requested financial document is associated with the second geographical area; and

    retrieving the requested financial document, as defined by the inputted request, from the first storage system if the requested financial document is located at the first geographical location and from the second storage system if the requested financial document is located at the second geographical location.

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