World wide web browsing with content delivery over an idle connection and interstitial content display
Electronic mail system for displaying advertisement at local computer received from remote system while the local computer is off-line the remote system
Wireless subscriber unit and method for presenting advertisements as a message indicator Patent #: 6157814
ApplicationNo. 286499 filed on 04/05/1999
US Classes:709/219, Accessing a remote server719/313, INTERPROGRAM COMMUNICATION USING MESSAGE719/328APPLICATION PROGRAM INTERFACE (API)
ExaminersPrimary: Vu, Viet D.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassG06F 013/00
AbstractA system for displaying idle content information on wireless computing devices during idle times is disclosed. The idle content information displayed on the wireless computing device might display the network operators customer support telephone number or advertisements. In one embodiment, a browser program within the wireless computing device is used to display other idle content information to the user during such time when the wireless computing device is idle. The browser program may be modified to support looping content, interaction with idle displays, automatic scrolling, and automatic updating of idle content information.