Locating mobile objects in a distributed computer system
System and method for creating validation rules used to confirm input data
Methods for transacting electronic commerce Patent #: 6594692
ApplicationNo. 09/988330 filed on 11/19/2001
US Classes:709/203, Client/server709/227, COMPUTER-TO-COMPUTER SESSION/CONNECTION ESTABLISHING709/228, Session/connection parameter setting715/505, Form715/507, Form filling715/508Fitting data into field on form
ExaminersPrimary: Jean, Frantz B.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesG06F 17/24 (20060101)
H04L 29/06 (20060101)
H04L 29/08 (20060101)
H04L 12/28 (20060101)
AbstractThe present invention provides the capability by which mobile applications can provide improved usability in the areas of information input to the mobile application, such as to online forms, storage and management of information used with mobile applications, and support for mobile application content created using various different formats. The present invention utilizes a server-side approach, in which online applications for a mobile device are invoked on a server through a server-side proxy/cache. The proxy scans the content that is generated by the application for transmission to the mobile device to find forms that may be embedded in the content. When a form is encountered, fields of the form are filled with stored information based on automatically generated mapping information. The information is stored in a secure, extensible wallet used to store information for automated entry into forms transmitted from online applications to mobile devices. The proxy also translates the content that is generated by the application from an initial format to a format that is supported by the mobile device.