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Method and apparatus for targeting a digital information playback device Patent #: 6170060
ApplicationNo. 183605 filed on 10/30/1998
US Classes:709/213, MULTICOMPUTER DATA TRANSFERRING VIA SHARED MEMORY709/219Accessing a remote server
ExaminersPrimary: Sheikh, Ayaz R.
Assistant: Backer, Firmin
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassG06F 015/167
AbstractEmbodiments of the instant invention are directed to a method, apparatus and system for directing an on-line user to predetermined information. Preferred embodiments of the instant invention interface with the user's browser to utilize the functions of the browser for directing user "traffic" on a network. In preferred embodiments, when a user accesses a web site page, a traffic control program is executed for the page, wherein the traffic control program controls the transmission (downloading) of data to the user computer and further creates a modified set of rules for at least one of the browser functions. Upon query (or other interaction) by the browser prior to closing page, the traffic control program interacts with the browser software to modify or control one or more of the browser functions, such that the user computer is further directed to a predesignated site or page (and displays a predesignated frame) upon execution of a browser function, instead of accessing the site or page typically associated with the selected browser function.