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ApplicationNo. 517666 filed on 08/22/1995
US Classes:709/232, Computer-to-computer data transfer regulating370/229, DATA FLOW CONGESTION PREVENTION OR CONTROL709/217, REMOTE DATA ACCESSING709/224Computer network monitoring
ExaminersPrimary: An, Meng-Ai T.
Assistant: Davis, Albert W. Jr.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassG06F 013/00
AbstractMethods 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.