Method for two-stage data transmission

DC
  • US 6,240,088 B1
  • Filed: 06/02/1998
  • Issued: 05/29/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/02/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A method for sequential transmission of at least three portions of a data package from an electronic communication transmitter to an electronic communication receiver comprising:

  • transmitting from the electronic communication transmitter to the electronic communication receiver a first portion of the data package in a form comprehensible to the user of the electronic communication receiver, the first portion of the data package including identifying information pertaining to a second portion of the data package;

    having the electronic communication receiver provide the user thereof with a choice of whether to have the second portion of the data package transmitted by the electronic communication transmitter;

    transmitting from the electronic communication receiver transmission instructions to the electronic communication transmitter in response to an affirmative selection by the user of the electronic communication receiver to the choice of whether to have the second portion of the data package transmitted;

    transmitting from the electronic communication transmitter the second portion of the data package upon receipt by the electronic communication transmitter of the transmission instructions from the electronic communication receiver, wherein the second portion of the data package is in a form comprehensible to the user of the electronic communication receiver, the second portion of the data package not being required to include identifying information pertaining to the first portion of the data package;

    upon transmitting the second portion of the data package, having the electronic communication receiver provide the user thereof with a choice of whether to have the third portion of the data package transmitted by the electronic communication transmitter;

    transmitting from the electronic communication receiver transmission instructions to the electronic communication transmitter in response to an affirmative selection by the user of the electronic communication receiver to the choice of whether to have the third portion of the data package transmitted; and

    transmitting from the electronic communication transmitter the third portion of the data package upon receipt by the electronic communication transmitter of the transmission instructions from the electronic communication receiver, wherein the third portion of the data package is in a form comprehensible to the user of the electronic communication receiver, the third portion of the data package not being required to include identifying information pertaining to the second portion of the data package.

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