Commercial product routing system with video vending capability

CAFC
  • US 8,098,272 B2
  • Filed: 11/26/2003
  • Issued: 01/17/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/12/1993
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A method for selectively accomplishing electronic communications between members of plural groups, including at least one potential buyer and multiple vendors, the multiple vendors located at widely distributed remote sites, the at least one potential buyer communicating with at least one vendor of the multiple vendors, via one or more commercial transaction communication control systems, comprising the steps of:

  • providing access by the at least one potential buyer to said commercial transaction communication control system via an interface,receiving and storing dynamic or sequences of high resolution still images video data for the at least one vendor for providing select ones of dynamic or sequences of high resolution still images video data to the at least one potential buyer from the at least one vendor where the at least one vendor is an appropriate one of the vendors selected by the commercial transaction communication control system, wherein the select ones of the dynamic or sequences of high resolution still images video data is provided to the at least one potential buyer at a buyer terminal,providing graphic data including text data communications between the at least one vendor and said at least one potential buyer,storing data associated with the at least one potential buyer seeking a transaction in a memory associated with the commercial transaction communication control system including buyer identification data and data relating to the transaction the buyer is seeking that includes request data entered by the at least one potential buyer via a buyer terminal wherein the buyer indicates the request data to the commercial transaction communication control system for routing to the at least one vendor, andin some instances, to fulfill a request, selectively processing the data relating to the transaction the buyer is seeking by first identifying select data including dynamic or sequences of still images video and the graphic data including text data provided from a source relating to the at least one vendor and then providing the dynamic or sequences of high resolution still images video and graphic data including text data to said buyer at a buyer terminal responsive to said data; and

    in some instances, to fulfill a request, selectively routing the request data via the one or more multiple commercial transaction control systems to communicate with one or more widely distributed vendors with capabilities to fulfill the request.

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