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1. US10643178 - Asynchronous real-time procurement system

Office
United States of America
Application Number 16007373
Application Date 13.06.2018
Publication Number 10643178
Publication Date 05.05.2020
Grant Number 10643178
Grant Date 05.05.2020
Publication Kind B1
IPC
G06Q 10/08
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
QDATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS OR METHODS, SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES; SYSTEMS OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
10Administration; Management
08Logistics, e.g. warehousing, loading, distribution or shipping; Inventory or stock management, e.g. order filling, procurement or balancing against orders
H04L 29/06
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
LTRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
29Arrangements, apparatus, circuits or systems, not covered by a single one of groups H04L1/-H04L27/136
02Communication control; Communication processing
06characterised by a protocol
G06Q 30/06
GPHYSICS
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QDATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS OR METHODS, SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES; SYSTEMS OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
30Commerce, e.g. shopping or e-commerce
06Buying, selling or leasing transactions
G06F 16/9535
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
16Information retrieval; Database structures therefor; File system structures therefor
90Details of database functions independent of the retrieved data types
95Retrieval from the web
953Querying, e.g. by the use of web search engines
9535Search customisation based on user profiles and personalisation
G06F 16/957
GPHYSICS
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16Information retrieval; Database structures therefor; File system structures therefor
90Details of database functions independent of the retrieved data types
95Retrieval from the web
957Browsing optimisation, e.g. caching or content distillation
CPC
G06F 16/9535
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
16Information retrieval; Database structures therefor; File system structures therefor
90Details of database functions independent of the retrieved data types
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QDATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS OR METHODS, SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES; SYSTEMS OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
10Administration; Management
08Logistics, e.g. warehousing, loading, distribution or shipping; Inventory or stock management, e.g. order filling, procurement or balancing against orders
087Inventory or stock management, e.g. order filling, procurement, balancing against orders
G06F 16/9574
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
16Information retrieval; Database structures therefor; File system structures therefor
90Details of database functions independent of the retrieved data types
95Retrieval from the web
957Browsing optimisation, e.g. caching or content distillation
9574of access to content, e.g. by caching
G06Q 30/0635
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
QDATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS OR METHODS, SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES; SYSTEMS OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
30Commerce, e.g. shopping or e-commerce
06Buying, selling or leasing transactions
0601Electronic shopping
0633Lists, e.g. purchase orders, compilation or processing
0635Processing of requisition or of purchase orders
H04L 67/42
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04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
LTRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
67Network-specific arrangements or communication protocols supporting networked applications
42Protocols for client-server architectures
Applicants Vinimaya, Inc.
COUPA SOFTWARE INCORPORATED
Inventors John Melvin Kitson
Micky Glen Keck
Jeffrey Todd Crowder
Sundaresan R. Kadayam
Mark William Reed
Agents Hickman Palermo Becker Bingham LLP
Title
(EN) Asynchronous real-time procurement system
Abstract
(EN)

Embodiments disclosed herein provide computerized, networked procurement systems designed to interact with source sites through asynchronous, progressive scripting requests to retrieve richer data sets from websites utilizing interactive loading and multiple hyperlinked pages either with a single vendor or across a plurality of vendors. These may provide improvements on prior art systems, such as by improving the response time relative to a prior art synchronous system from 30-60 seconds to less than ten seconds.