Multimedia inspection database system (MIDaS) for dynamic run-time data evaluation

  • US 7,167,864 B1
  • Filed: 08/04/2004
  • Issued: 01/23/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/19/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A method executed by a programmable apparatus, comprising:

  • a. receiving with a computer a data retrieval request from a graphical user interface (GUI) on a programmable user display device,b. in response to the retrieval request, accessing with a computer a plurality of disparate digital databases and retrieving with a computer requested data from such databases,c. assembling with a computer an OLAP cube of the retrieved data, wherein the OLAP cube is assembled dynamically on demand without accessing a multidimensional database of stored retrieved data,d. displaying the OLAP cube to the user using the GUI,e. providing a plurality of access codes, each access code corresponding to a number of disparate databases that may be accessed with the access code,f. assigning each user an access code, andj. receiving and responding to a data access request only if the request is from a user with code authorizing access to all relevant constituent databases with the requested data.

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