05661516 is referenced by 478 patents and cites 2 patents.

A device and method of distributing commercial messages to an individually addressable subscriber terminal ("converter") on a network is provided. A server, located on the network, selectively tags commercial messages with routing information and converter addresses, and transmits the messages on the network to be received and displayed by the addressed converters. The addresses are selected based on information stored in a database related to demographic and other information relating to the members of the household of the subscriber. The server sends selected commercial messages to selected households.

Title
System and method for selectively distributing commercial messages over a communications network
Application Number
303352
Publication Number
5661516
Application Date
February 16, 1996
Publication Date
August 26, 1997
Inventor
John B Carles
40 E. 10th St. - Apt. 5H, New York, 10003
NY, US
Agent
Darby & Darby
IPC
H04N 7/10
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