Patent Number: 7,613,638

Title: Automated systems and methods to support electronic business transactions for spare parts

Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for implementing electronic business applications for managing and selling spare parts, wherein electronic catalogs of spare parts are used to present static and/or real-time spare parts data from disparate backend data sources in a uniform, integrated manner, and wherein business logic programs are provided to support transaction activities using the electronic catalogs of spare parts, such as navigating the catalog content, and retrieving static and/or real-time spare parts data and initiating spare parts sales with the backend business information systems and spare parts data source.

Inventors: Chakraborty; Amit (Cranbury, NJ), Liu; Zhijing (Audubon, PA), Hsu; Liang H. (Irvine, CA), Sampath; Sudarshan (Plainsboro, NJ), Eggebrecht; Jan (Berlin, DE)

Assignee: Siemens Corporate Research, Inc.

International Classification: G06F 17/30 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/03/02017