Patent Number: 8,798,584

Title: Apparatuses for requesting, retrieving and storing contact records

Abstract: Provided are wireless and standalone handheld devices, such as PDAs and wireless telephones, that are configured for inputting a unique contact identifier that uniquely identifies a desired contact record, querying a central database of contact information to obtain the desired contact record, receiving the record and storing it. In various embodiments, such requests can be made directly over a wireless network or indirectly when synchronizing the handheld device with a computer connected to the Internet or to another network.

Inventors: Swan; Joseph G. (Hermosa Beach, CA)


International Classification: H04L 12/58 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/05/12018