Information delivery system and method

  • US 5,802,518 A
  • Filed: 06/04/1996
  • Issued: 09/01/1998
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/04/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
  • ×
    • Pin Icon | RPX Insight
    • Pin
First Claim
Patent Images

1. A computer-implemented system for the secure electronic distribution of research documents over the world wide web to investors who are authorized to receive said research documents, comprising:

  • a repository server receiving from a plurality of contributors a plurality of research documents in electronic form and a plurality of corresponding document profiles comprising information relating to each research document including authorization information specifying who is permitted to access each research document, the repository server including a first database for structured query searches storing the information from the plurality of document profiles and a second database for full text searches storing searchable full text of the plurality of research reports; and

    a web server coupled to the repository server and coupled to the world wide web, the web server receiving a request from an investor for research documents that satisfy a query, the web server determining whether the first database or the second database should be searched based upon the type of query and thereafter requesting that the repository server query said determined database and transmit to the web server a list of research documents that satisfy the query and which the investor is authorized to access according to the authorization information, the web server thereafter formatting the list of documents according to a template form and transmitting the formatted list of documents to the investor.

View all claims
  • 9 Assignments