US 11,055,479 B2
Systems and methods for obtaining an electronic signature via a word processing application
Inbar Gazit, San Francisco, CA (US); Joe Cartano, San Francisco, CA (US); Jenson Yan, San Francisco, CA (US); Lahini Arunachalam, San Francisco, CA (US); and Tamara Solorzano Tejeda, San Francisco, CA (US)
Assigned to DOCUSIGN, INC., San Francisco, CA (US)
Filed by DocuSign, Inc., San Francisco, CA (US)
Filed on Jan. 30, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/610,979.
Prior Publication US 2016/0224526 A1, Aug. 4, 2016
Int. Cl. G06F 40/166 (2020.01); G06F 40/169 (2020.01); H04L 9/32 (2006.01); G06F 21/64 (2013.01); G06Q 20/38 (2012.01); G06F 9/445 (2018.01); G06F 9/30 (2018.01); G06Q 10/10 (2012.01); G06F 16/93 (2019.01); G06F 16/958 (2019.01)
CPC G06F 40/169 (2020.01) [G06F 9/3017 (2013.01); G06F 9/44526 (2013.01); G06F 21/64 (2013.01); G06F 40/166 (2020.01); G06Q 10/103 (2013.01); G06Q 20/3825 (2013.01); H04L 9/32 (2013.01); G06F 16/93 (2019.01); G06F 16/986 (2019.01); H04L 9/3247 (2013.01)] 13 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A system for obtaining an electronic signature, the system comprising:
a digital transaction service;
a client device executing a word processing application that is editing a first document, wherein the client device is configured to:
load a code module received from the digital transaction service into the word processing application;
in the word processing application using an interface provided by the code module, add a signature tag marker at a location in the first document;
collect recipient information that identifies a first signer via the code module executing within the word processing application; and
transmit the first document and the recipient information from the client device to the digital transaction service; and
wherein the digital transaction service is configured to:
receive the first document from the client device, wherein the first document includes the signature tag marker that was added to the first document by the word processing application;
receive recipient information from the client device; and
obtain an electronic signature from the first signer by:
preparing a second document that is a non-editable version of the first document and that does not include the signature tag marker;
associating a signing tag with a location on the second document that corresponds to the location in the first document; and
transmitting a request to the first signer to sign the second document via the signing tag.