Patent Number: 8,819,251

Title: Apparatus, system, and method for maintaining a persistent data state on a communications network

Abstract: The present invention is an apparatus, system, and method for the improved tracking of a data state. The present invention allows session states to be maintained by sites that run on multiple, load-balanced servers. The present invention removes a single point of failure in a system, thus preventing all active sessions from being lost by providing persistent session data distributable across one or more machines over a communications network.

Inventors: Lenz; Christopher (Ridgefield, CT), Taylor; Jonathan (Ridgefield, CT), Nedderman; Scott (Monroe, CT)

Assignee: Priceline.com Incorporated

International Classification: G06F 15/16 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/26/12018