06065120 is referenced by 259 patents and cites 39 patents.

The present invention has been made in consideration of thin devices efficiently communicating ideas and transactions into data networks by using other devices with full functional user interface in the networks. According to one aspect of the present invention, the thin device exclusively controls the authentication of a rendezvous that is associated with a user account in a server. The thin device running a micro-browser provisions the rendezvous with a set of credential information in an authenticated and secure communication session so that the provisioning process is truly proprietary. To access the user account, the other devices equipped with well known browsers must submit the correct credential information to the rendezvous for verification in the server. Once admitted, the other devices can update managed information in the user account, individually and respectively, thereby the thin device is able to conduct desired transactions based on the managed information in the user account without the need to key in pertinent information of the transactions.

Title
Method and system for self-provisioning a rendezvous to ensure secure access to information in a database from multiple devices
Application Number
8/987346
Publication Number
6065120
Application Date
December 9, 1997
Publication Date
May 16, 2000
Inventor
Alain S Rossmann
Palo Alto
CA, US
Bruce K Martin Jr
Palo Alto
CA, US
Andrew L Laursen
San Mateo
CA, US
Agent
Joe Zheng
Assignee
Phone com
CA, US
IPC
G06F 17/30
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