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"Data Assembly, Transfer and Storage" in Patent Application Approval Process

June 17, 2014



By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Information Technology Newsweekly -- A patent application by the inventors Denton, Matthew Charles (Bronte, AU); Beadle, Henry William Peter (Chipping Norton, AU); Narai, Joseph Alan (Alexandria, AU); Narai, Simon Peter (Alexandria, AU); Murchison, James Ian (Ashfield, AU), filed on November 27, 2013, was made available online on June 5, 2014, according to news reporting originating from Washington, D.C., by VerticalNews correspondents.

This patent application is assigned to Mashinery Pty Ltd.

The following quote was obtained by the news editors from the background information supplied by the inventors: "The described embodiments pertain to systems and methods for data assembly, data transfer and data storage.

"With the increasing use of electronic modes for conducting personal and business affairs and the increasing popularity of electronic entertainment, individuals increasingly need to enter details into electronic systems.

"For example, to use an online shopping service one typically must register with the website by providing identification, billing and delivery data for storage and later use by the merchant; or provide this data each time a transaction is performed. Even if the data is stored by the merchant, the user will need to go through a login process, entering her username and password each time she accesses the site. This can be quite burdensome for the person providing the data. Moreover with the popularity of portable computing devices, many of which do not have full sized keyboards, this task requires some dexterity to perform. The result is that many users of online shopping services abandon their purchases due to difficulty with this process, leading to lost sales by the merchant.

"There are also many other contexts in which a user is required to provide data in a structured fashion for transmission via a communications channel to another party. To give but one example, many software applications running on a computing device may require data to be entered in a structured manner for transmission to another device, e.g., to buy goods or services, register user interest in some event or activity, make a booking, enter login credentials etc. These situations also give rise to the same problems as the online shopping example given above, in that a user needs to enter data in a structured fashion into the application."

In addition to the background information obtained for this patent application, VerticalNews journalists also obtained the inventors' summary information for this patent application: "The described embodiments provide methods, computer readable storage mediums, and systems for data assembly, data transfer and data storage. A user registers with a server system and provides user data (e.g., personal information). The server system divides the user data into multiple components. Each device in a set of devices receives a component of the user data for storage. The set of devices may include, for example, a host device, the server system, and one or more storage devices.

"Through the host device the user accesses web pages from one or more web servers. For example, the user may access web pages to purchase an item from a merchant or to perform other types of transactions. When a web page accessed by the host device includes one or more data fields into which user data can be entered, the host device receives the components of the user data from the devices in the set. The host device reassembles the user data based on the received components. When an authorization gesture is performed by the user with a storage device from the set of devices, the host device inserts the user data in the data field. The authorization gesture includes one or more physical movements performed by the user with the storage device. The performance of the authorization gesture by the user indicates that user wishes for the data field to be automatically filled by the host device.

"The features and advantages described in this summary and the following detailed description are not all-inclusive. Many additional features and advantages will be apparent to one of ordinary skill in the art in view of the drawings, specification, and claims hereof.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

"FIG. 1 is a schematic block diagram illustrating a set of devices operating together according to one embodiment.

"FIG. 2 is a functional block diagram illustrating a card device according to one embodiment.

"FIG. 3 is an interaction diagram illustrating data flow between devices during device connection according to one embodiment.

"FIG. 4 is an interaction diagram illustrating data flow between devices in a process of page recognition according to one embodiment.

"FIG. 5 is an interaction diagram illustrating data flow between devices in a process for data assembly according to one embodiment.

"FIG. 6 is an interaction diagram illustrating data flow between devices in a process for data transfer authorization according to one embodiment.

"FIG. 7 is a flow chart illustrating a process for filling a data field according to one embodiment.

"FIG. 8 is a schematic block diagram illustrating a set of devices operating together according to another embodiment.

"FIG. 9 is a block diagram illustrating a functional view of a typical computer system for use as a host device, storage device, server system, and/or web server according to one embodiment.

"The figures depict various embodiments for purposes of illustration only. One skilled in the art will readily recognize from the following discussion that alternative embodiments of the structures and methods illustrated herein may be employed without departing from the principles of the embodiments described herein."

URL and more information on this patent application, see: Denton, Matthew Charles; Beadle, Henry William Peter; Narai, Joseph Alan; Narai, Simon Peter; Murchison, James Ian. Data Assembly, Transfer and Storage. Filed November 27, 2013 and posted June 5, 2014. Patent URL: http://appft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-adv.html&r=891&p=18&f=G&l=50&d=PG01&S1=20140529.PD.&OS=PD/20140529&RS=PD/20140529

Keywords for this news article include: Mashinery Pty Ltd, Information Technology, Information and Data Storage.

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