05671279 is referenced by 616 patents.

A courier electronic payment system provides customers, merchants, and banks with a secure mechanism for using a public network as a platform for credit card payment services. The system governs the relationship between a Customer, Merchant, and Acquirer Gateway to perform credit card purchases over such networks as the Internet. The system uses a secure connection to simplify the problem of Internet-based financial transactions in accordance with an electronic payment protocol that secures credit card payments and certifies infrastructure that is required to enable all of the parties to participate in the electronic commerce, as well as to provide the necessary formats and interfaces between the different modules and systems.

Title
Electronic commerce using a secure courier system
Application Number
8/555976
Publication Number
5671279
Application Date
November 13, 1995
Publication Date
September 23, 1997
Inventor
Taher Elgamal
Palo Alto
CA, US
Agent
Michael A Glenn
Assignee
Netscape Communications Corporation
CA, US
IPC
H04K 1/00
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