The patent's inventors are Kapczynski,
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From the background information supplied by the inventors, news correspondents obtained the following quote: "Generally, consumers may maintain accounts with one or more service providers. Service providers may include, for example, financial service providers (e.g., banks, brokerages, lenders, budgeting, planning, educational, etc.), social networking services, entertainment services, healthcare service providers, personal information providers, etc. Some of the service providers may offer a website that consumers may visit to modify, update, or add to the personal information maintained by the service provider. In addition, some service providers may provide information related to the consumers' accounts through their web sites. For example, a bank may offer a web site where consumers can update their address and view recent account activity. Service providers may also offer the consumer the ability to interact with his or her account. For example, service providers may provide functionality that offers consumers the ability to make payments on their account. Some service providers, such as social networking sites, may allow for consumers to communicate with other account holders through the service providers' website."
Supplementing the background information on this patent, VerticalNews reporters also obtained the inventors' summary information for this patent: "In one aspect, a method for displaying data from multiple data sources is described. A computer system may access one or more data elements from a first source and may also access one or more data elements from a second source. The computer system may create elemental data by identifying primary data elements from first source data, wherein the data type of the first primary data elements do not match the data type of any of one or more second source data elements, identifying second primary data elements from the second source data wherein the data type of the second primary data elements do not match the data type of any of the one or more first source data elements, and resolving any conflicting data from the first and second sources. The computers system may then create derived data based at least in part on the elemental data and may also generate a user interface comprising at least some of the elemental data and at least some of the derived data.
"In another aspect, a method of sharing data between websites that provide varying data regarding consumers is described wherein the method comprises receiving varying data regarding a consumer from a plurality of websites, determining derived data indicative of personal financial information of the consumer that is not received from any of the individual at least two of the websites, storing the derived data indicative of personal financial information so that the at least two of the websites have access to the derived data, and providing a user interface that includes at least some of the data from the at least two of the websites and at least some of the derived data.
"In yet another aspect, a system is described that may access first source data from a first data storage, access second source data from a second data storage, identify primary data from the first source data and the second source data, wherein the primary data is not in conflict, identify conflicting data from the first source data and the second source data, resolve the conflicting data to identify resolved data by choosing data from either the first source data or the second source data, create derived data based at least in part on the primary data and the resolved data, and generate a user interface displaying at least some of either the primary data, the resolved data or the derived data."
For the URL and additional information on this patent, see: Kapczynski,
Keywords for this news article include: Information Technology, Information and
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