Method of transferring data from a sender to a recipient during which a unique account for the recipient is automatically created if the account does not previously exist

  • US 6,684,248 B1
  • Filed: 05/02/2000
  • Issued: 01/27/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/03/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method for providing a secure transfer of data from a sender to a recipient, comprising the steps of:

  • transferring said data, including an address of at least one recipient, from said sender to a secure database server located in a network serving said sender;

    upon said sender initiating a transfer of said data to said addressed recipient, causing an inquiry to be made as to whether said addressed recipient has an affiliation with said network;

    upon a determination of no affiliation, causing said network to dynamically create an account for said addressed recipient, the account including a storage location and an identifier associating said addressed recipient with said storage location;

    storing data addressed to said recipient in said storage location;

    providing a notification to said addressed recipient of said addressed data being available at said secure database server; and

    transferring said addressed data to said addressed recipient upon a request from said addressed recipient.

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