Idaho Patent of the Month – May 2023

Verified First LLC has recently been granted a patent for their browser extension module that integrates with third-party application systems. The browser extension module can identify a webpage presented in a web browser based on an identifier of the webpage and identify data within the webpage using a regular expression template based on the identification of the webpage. Then, it generates a data region to be overlaid on the webpage, showing the identified data. Finally, it provides an instruction to the web browser, causing the web browser to overlay the data region on the webpage. 

This invention can be used to solve the problem of integrating between third-party application providers and vendors, which often takes an extended period of time and runs a risk of either the third-party application provider or the vendor backing out of the integration. Verified First’s browser extension module can streamline the integration process by providing an easy way to access vendor-provided services, such as background checks, credit report checks, personality assessments, video interviewing, employment verification/validation, drug screening, etc., through a third-party application.

The data region generated by the browser extension module can comprise a control component configured to initiate an interaction with a middleware system for the browser extension module. This allows the user to seamlessly access the vendor services without having to switch between different systems. The data identified by the browser extension module can also include an email address, which can be useful for various purposes, such as sending follow-up emails to applicants or clients.

Additionally, the data region can include a control component configured to allow for manual data entry, which can be helpful when the identified data is incomplete or incorrect. The data region can also include a control component configured to generate an email, making it easy for the user to communicate with other parties involved in the hiring or onboarding process.

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