05710887 is referenced by 1421 patents and cites 3 patents.

A system for facilitating commercial transactions, between a plurality of customers and at least one supplier of items over a computer driven network capable of providing communications between the supplier and at least one customer site associated with each customer. Each site includes an associated display and an input device through which the customer can input information into the system. At least one supplier is presented on the display for selection by the customer using the input device. Similarly items from a supplier can be displayed for the customer to observe. Associated with a supplier of such items is an item database including information on presented items. Pricing subsystem receives information from the item database to determine the cost associated with a presented item. In addition a customer information database stores information relating to the customer. Associated with each customer is a customer monitoring object for each customer. The customer monitoring object is created by referencing information, relating to that customer, which had been stored in the customer information database and when the customer selects a supplier. The customer monitoring object is configured to operate by responding to customer enquiries regarding a presented item by retrieving information relating to the item and presenting the information to the customer; receiving a customer's selection of a presented item; receiving customer communications, indicating a desire to receive the item; and passing a communication to initiate the delivery of the item to the customer.

Title
Computer system and method for electronic commerce
Application Number
8/520627
Publication Number
5710887
Application Date
August 29, 1995
Publication Date
January 20, 1998
Inventor
Wayne K Yamamoto
San Francisco
CA, US
Thomas A Wood
Mountain View
CA, US
Neal S Rutta
Willow Glen
CA, US
Charles A Price
San Jose
CA, US
Eric J Golin
Menlo Park
CA, US
Chih Cheng Hsu
Fremont
CA, US
John A Hempe
Foster City
CA, US
Stephen Harrison
Cambridge
MA, US
Carl Dellar
Cupertino
CA, US
Jason S Cornez
Belmont
CA, US
Raman Chelliah
San Carlos
CA, US
Agent
Cooley Godward
Assignee
Broadvision
CA, US
IPC
G06F 15/62
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