05889863 is referenced by 378 patents and cites 63 patents.

An architecture that provides a server that communicates bidirectionally with a client over a first communication link, over which service requests flow to the server for one or more merchants and/or consumers is disclosed. Service requests are associated with a particular merchant based on storefront visited by a consumer or credentials presented by a merchant. Service requests result in merchant specific transactions that are transmitted to the gateway for further processing on existing host applications. By presenting the appropriate credentials, the merchant could utilize any other computer attached to the Internet utilizing a SSL or SET protocol to query the server remotely and obtain capture information, payment administration information, inventory control information, audit information and process customer satisfaction information.

Title
System, method and article of manufacture for remote virtual point of sale processing utilizing a multichannel, extensible, flexible architecture
Application Number
8/664824
Publication Number
5889863
Application Date
June 17, 1996
Publication Date
March 30, 1999
Inventor
Jay C Weber
Menlo Park
CA, US
Agent
Sanford E Warren Jr
Assignee
VeriFone
CA, US
IPC
G06F 17/60
H04L 9/00
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