Intercontinental Exchange‘s patent involves systems and methods for data aggregation. The technology allows users to receive, aggregate, and display data from multiple sources based on user-defined filters. Users can create synthetic symbols for customized data display on interactive interfaces. GlobalData’s report on Intercontinental Exchange gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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Data aggregation system for user-customized synthetic symbols

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Intercontinental Exchange Inc

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11886689B2) describes a system that involves one or more processors connected to memory storing computer-readable instructions. These processors are designed to receive metadata from a user device's interactive graphical user interface (GUI), aggregate field values from various data sources based on this metadata, generate filter instructions, and display the aggregated field values and filters on the GUI. Users can then customize filters and request a synthetic symbol, which the system associates with the customized filter set and displays corresponding aggregated data values on the GUI.

Furthermore, the system includes features such as a synthetic aggregation wizard for GUI generation, creating new symbols based on user requests, managing symbol subscriptions, and aggregating time-series data. It also involves monitoring databases for updated values and dynamically modifying the GUI accordingly. The patent covers various aspects of data aggregation, user interaction, and symbol creation within a graphical user interface, enhancing the user experience and data visualization capabilities of the system.

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