US Patent No: 7,734,682

Number of patents in Portfolio can not be more than 2000

Application service provider method and apparatus

ALSO PUBLISHED AS: 20040054717

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A new system of granting access to network software services as offered by application service providers (ASPs). Central to the system is the use of smart cards, which combine superior user authentication with flexible containment of relevant user information and the ability to execute small software applications. Once smart cards have been issued to registered customers, all subsequent actions of ordering and using of services are under customer control. Once a relationship is established between provider and customer, any request for service or modification of existing provisions is under direct customer control, allowing close monitoring and even forecasting of cost development.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATIONSUGAR LAND, TX5549

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Aubry, Stephane Mamaroneck, NY 2 21
Buscher, Martin Houston, TX 2 21

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
ACCENTURE GLOBAL SERVICES LIMITED (1)
6,904,449 System and method for an application provider framework 252 2000
 
INTEGRATED TECHNOLOGOES OF AMERICA, INC. (1)
6,351,813 Access control/crypto system 195 1998
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (1)
6,816,882 System and method for automatically negotiating license agreements and installing arbitrary user-specified applications on application service providers 117 2000
 
NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION (1)
6,343,284 Method and system for billing on the internet 60 1998
 
ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION (1)
6,859,922 Method of providing software testing services 21 2000
 
PALUS A4, LLC (1)
6,931,382 Payment instrument authorization technique 81 2001
 
ROCKSTAR CONSORTIUM US LP (1)
5,825,876 Time based availability to content of a storage medium 219 1996
 
SUN MICROSYSTEMS, INC. (1)
6,917,976 Message-based leasing of resources in a distributed computing environment 60 2000

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