Methods and apparatus for extendible information aggregation and presentation

  • US 6,886,046 B2
  • Filed: 06/26/2001
  • Issued: 04/26/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/26/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. Apparatus for the aggregation and display of information on a client device, said apparatus comprising:

  • a communications module delivering information to and receiving information from a client device;

    an assimilation agent receiving information from at least one information source and encapsulating said information in a first wrapper using a platform-independent extendible markup language; and

    an integration server in communication with said communications module and said assimilation agent, said integration server receiving said encapsulated information from said assimilation agent, said integration server comprising a rules engine for processing said encapsulated information in accord with a predefined set of rules and encapsulating the result in a second wrapper using a platform-independent extendible markup language, and said integration server providing said encapsulated result to said communications module.

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