Patents by Inventor Derek N. Stein

Derek N. Stein has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 5978779
    Abstract: The invention provides a system and device for integrating and structuring the relationships of a financial services provider (FSP) with its clients and with third parties (counterparties) with which the FSP transacts business. Preferably, each entity with which the FSP transacts business, preferably also including entities internal to the FSP, is assigned a unique, non-intelligent identifier (CCID), and a relationship is established between each identifier and at least on other entity likewise identified. The system allows the FSP's users to seamlessly access information and transact business with all entities regardless of whether such entities are clients or third party providers (such as money managers). The system can be implemented on a network system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 2, 1999
    Assignee: Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith
    Inventors: Derek N. Stein, Arthur L. Thomas, Mark Alexander