United States Patent  [ii] Patent Number: 6,073,119
Bornemisza-Wahr et al.  Date of Patent: Jun. 6,2000
 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR BANKING INSTITUTION INTERACTIVE CENTER
 Inventors: Sylvia Bornemisza-Wahr, Los Angeles, Calif.; Kevin Sy Lam, Singapore, Singapore; Frank McCallick, Ventura, Calif.; Roy Sinai; Peter Paradiso, both of Santa Monica, Calif.; Howard A. Schechtman, Agoura Hills, Calif.; Kenneth J. Randall, Redondo Beach, Calif.; Peter Tompkins, Malibu, Calif.; Teresa A. Petach, Los Angeles, Calif.
 Assignee: Citicorp Development Center, Inc.,
Los Angeles, Calif.
 Appl. No.: 08/984,331  Filed: Dec. 3, 1997
Related U.S. Application Data
 Provisional application No. 60/057,905, Sep. 4, 1997.
 Int. C I. II04N 7 14
 U.S. C I 705/42
 Field of Search 705/42, 43, 1;
348/13, 14, 15
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Primary Examiner—-Tod R. Swann
Assistant Examiner—Matthew Smithers
Attorney, Agent, or Firm—George T. Marcou; Kilpatrick
This invention generally relates to a banking facility layout and a method and system for networked customer and other user interaction with a variety of functions. These functions include access to networks, such as the internet, email capability, options to view information on banking capabilities, access to home banking, and other electronically-related user functions. The invention incorporates a purpose-designed environment that can be integrated into a branch or other banking institution facility. The invention also includes a video wall feature that allows interaction by networked users; users may take control of portions of the wall and add selected information to these portions.
34 Claims, 15 Drawing Sheets
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