Providing services from a remote computer system to a user station over a communications network

  • US 9,484,077 B2
  • Filed: 09/29/2010
  • Issued: 11/01/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/31/1994
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A computer implemented method, comprising:

  • receiving first user identification information at a remote computer system over a communications network from a user station during a first user-initiated communication session for a user not previously identified to the remote computer system;

    sending second information that is a function of the first user identification information and that is different from the first user identification information from the remote computer system to the user station over the communications network during the first user-initiated communication session to be stored automatically at the user station;

    storing third information that is based on the first user identification information at a location remote from the user station and accessible to the remote computer system;

    receiving at the remote computer system the second information over the communications network during a subsequent and separate user-initiated communication session automatically from the user station;

    retrieving the stored third information at the remote computer system using the received second information, during the subsequent and separate communication session;

    using the retrieved third information for interaction with the remote computer system during the subsequent and separate communication session;

    receiving first user station identification information at the remote computer system from the user station during the first user-initiated communication session;

    sending fourth information that is a function of the first user station identification information and that is different from the first user station identification information to the user station over the communications network during the first user-initiated communication session to be stored automatically at the user station;

    storing fifth information that is based on the first user station identification information at the location remote from the user station and accessible to the remote computer system;

    receiving the fourth information over the communications network during the subsequent and separate user-initiated communication session automatically from the user station; and

    retrieving the stored fifth information using the received fourth information during the subsequent and separate communication session.

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