Personal information security and exchange tool

  • US 5,987,440 A
  • Filed: 07/22/1997
  • Issued: 11/16/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/22/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. An electronic bazaar for the purpose of facilitating electronic commerce by auction comprising:

  • an electronic bazaar electronic broker which securely processes a transaction to ensure that rules are satisfied before a transaction is processed;

    an electronic personal information agent which securely encapsulates entities'"'"' personal information objects and rules governing processing;

    a commercial activity dispatcher which handles all incoming transaction requests with said electronic bazaar electronic broker;

    a public product database which persistently stores product information processed by said electronic bazaar electronic broker;

    a trusted token processor which stores and processes public keys from said electronic personal information agents and issues and validates trusted tokens presented by said electronic personal information agents;

    an advertiser directory which stores and processes orders, product information and order forms as initiated by transaction requests; and

    a private activities database which stores advertiser pending orders, inventories, and information necessary to carry out transactions.

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