Global Patent Index - EP 1008262 A2

EP 1008262 A2 2000-06-14 - METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ACCESSING ON-LINE STORES

Title (en)

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ACCESSING ON-LINE STORES

Title (de)

VERFAHREN UND GERÄT ZUM ZUGRIFF AUF ON-LINE LAGER

Title (fr)

PROCEDE ET APPAREIL PERMETTANT D'ACCEDER A DES BOUTIQUES EN DIRECT

Publication

EP 1008262 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 98905960 A

Priority

  • US 9800771 W
  • US 3562397 P

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9832289A2] This invention provides a computer-implemented agent that assists a user in accessing network linked on-line stores. In one aspect, the invention is a method for intelligently routing a user query to on-line stores relevant to that query, extracting relevant data fields from received responses, and intelligently presenting the extracted data in order of estimated interest. In another aspect, the system of this invention implements one or more steps of the method in a centralized or distributed manner on one or more network linked computers. Further, this invention provides a novel heuristically guided process by which the agent is capable of automatically acquiring sufficient information on the characteristics of on-line stores for it to access and shop at those stores.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

H04Q 1/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G06F 17/30 (2006.01); G06Q 30/00 (2012.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G06Q 30/06 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9832289A3

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH DE ES FR GB IT LI LU NL SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9832289 A2 19980723; WO 9832289 A3 19981217; EP 1008262 A2 20000614; JP 2001509294 A 20010710

INPADOC legal status


2004-03-17 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20030801

2000-06-14 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 19990727

2000-06-14 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A2

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH DE ES FR GB IT LI LU NL SE