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System and method for adaptable avatars

What is claimed is:
1. A method comprising: a first computing device maintaining avatar data describing at least one avatar component of a first avatar designed for a first service environment, the avatar data associated with an identifier; 
the first computing device receiving a request from a second service environment related to generation of a second avatar, the request including identification data and at least one requested avatar component; 
based at least partly on a correspondence between the respective identifier and the received identification data, the first computing device transmitting to the second service environment the avatar data describing the at least one avatar component corresponding to the at least one requested avatar component type; and 
the second service environment generating the second avatar based at least partly on the avatar data received from the first computing device.

US patent application (US2014160149)