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Title: Method and apparatus for managing transactions with connected computers

Abstract

The present invention provides a method and apparatus that make use of existing computer and communication resources and that reduce the errors and delays common to complex transactions such as international shipping. The present invention comprises an agent-based collaborative work environment that assists geographically distributed commercial and government users in the management of complex transactions such as the transshipment of goods across the U.S.-Mexico border. Software agents can mediate the creation, validation and secure sharing of shipment information and regulatory documentation over the Internet, using the World-Wide Web to interface with human users.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [1]
  1. Albuquerque, NM
  2. Corrales, NM
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
875079
Patent Number(s):
6526443
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; apparatus; managing; transactions; connected; computers; provides; existing; computer; communication; resources; reduce; errors; delays; common; complex; international; shipping; agent-based; collaborative; environment; assists; geographically; distributed; commercial; government; users; management; transshipment; us-mexico; border; software; agents; mediate; creation; validation; secure; sharing; shipment; information; regulatory; documentation; internet; world-wide; web; interface; human; /709/

Citation Formats

Goldsmith, Steven Y, Phillips, Laurence R, and Spires, Shannon V. Method and apparatus for managing transactions with connected computers. United States: N. p., 2003. Web.
Goldsmith, Steven Y, Phillips, Laurence R, & Spires, Shannon V. Method and apparatus for managing transactions with connected computers. United States.
Goldsmith, Steven Y, Phillips, Laurence R, and Spires, Shannon V. Wed . "Method and apparatus for managing transactions with connected computers". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/875079.
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