06820204 is referenced by 268 patents.

A system and method for providing users with granular control over arbitrary information that allows for selective, real-time information sharing in a communications network such as the Internet is provided. In a network including a plurality of network devices operated by a plurality of users, a real-time information exchange system for sharing user profile information between respective users includes a database management system connected to the network. The database management system, which may be distributed across the network, stores the user profile information for a plurality of registered users of the information exchange system. The user profile information includes a plurality of data elements, each data element having an associated one of the plurality of registered users. Each data element has an associated group of users to whom access to the data element has been granted, and users not included in the associated group of users are denied access to the data element. Each registered user may selectively control the granting and denying of access to each of its associated data elements by other respective user, on an element-by-element, and user-by-user basis. Further, each registered user may dynamically create its own data fields.

Title
System and method for selective information exchange
Application Number
9/541890
Publication Number
6820204 (B1)
Application Date
March 31, 2000
Publication Date
November 16, 2004
Inventor
Jeffrey A Gustafson
10130 Lemona Ave., Mission Hills
CA, US
David Dean Richardson
330 E. Cordova St., #311, Pasadena
CA, US
Thomas P Werges
1334 Euclid Ave., #4, Santa Monica
CA, US
James David Kimble Jr
14040 Tahiti Way, #512, Marina Del Rey
CA, US
Sanjay Udani
1930 Tamarind Ave., #8, Hollywood
CA, US
Nimesh Desai
13261 Tiburon Way, Tustin
CA, US
Agent
Manatt Phelps & Phillips
US
IPC
G06F 11/30
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