04805134 is referenced by 168 patents and cites 8 patents.

An architecture for the implementation of an information utility for accessing information and executing transactions on an interactive basis between Videotex databases and individual end user terminals, some or all of which may be remotely located with respect to each other. The utility may be associated with a Videotex Application Network (VAN) and includes a combination of distributed, semiautonomous Operations Nodes (ONs), each characterized by (1) one or more affiliated users, (2) the inclusion of some form of database, and (3) one or more customized application programs, and each is also capable of "standalone" operation. Each database comprises pages of control information and displayable data. Each node comprises a directory of databases at other nodes.

Title
Electronic system for accessing graphical and textual information
Application Number
6/817389
Publication Number
4805134
Application Date
January 9, 1986
Publication Date
February 14, 1989
Inventor
John W Wiley Jr
Yorktown Heights
NY, US
Thomas G Burket
Pleasantville
NY, US
Suk S Soo
Mount Kisco
NY, US
Krishnamurthi Kannan
Yorktown Heights
NY, US
Seraphin B Calo
Peekskill
NY, US
Agent
Marc D Schechter
Thomas P Dowd
Assignee
International Business Machines Corporation
NY, US
IPC
G06F 13/00
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