05913040 is referenced by 693 patents and cites 24 patents.

Methods and apparatus are provided for selecting advertisements and other information from a computer network database based on user defined preferences and transmitting the selected advertisement in background mode over a communications link between the computer network and a local computer with minimal interference with other processes communicating over the communications link. This method includes monitoring the communications link and transmitting portions of the advertisement when the communications link line utilization is below a preestablished threshold. Methods and apparatus are also provided for displaying or otherwise presenting the selected advertisements on the user's computer. Additional methods and apparatus are provided for selecting and presenting information stored on a local storage media based on user defined preferences.

Title
Method and apparatus for transmitting and displaying information between a remote network and a local computer
Application Number
8/517666
Publication Number
5913040
Application Date
August 22, 1995
Publication Date
June 15, 1999
Inventor
Eli Barkat
Jerusalem
IL
Yuval Rakavy
Jerusalem
IL
Agent
Skadden Arps et al
Assignee
Backweb
IL
IPC
G06F 13/00
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