Presentation system for individual personal computers in a personal computer network

  • US 5,748,190 A
  • Filed: 09/05/1995
  • Issued: 05/05/1998
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/05/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A system for presenting information to a plurality of individual personal computers formed into a personal computer network, the personal computers capable of conventional computer task operation, comprising:

  • a system database accessible to the personal computers in the network for storing at least one presentation sequence which includes a selected sequence of images suitable for display on a personal computer screen, wherein the presentation sequence is distinct from and secondary to the conventional computer task operations of the personal computers and is composed around a selected topic;

    a system administration module, capable of communicating with said system data base, for composing said presentation sequence;

    messenger module means in each personal computer in the network for obtaining the presentation sequence from the system data base and for controlling the display of said presentation sequence on the screen of the messenger module'"'"'s associated personal computer, wherein the presentation sequence is displayed on the screen only when said associated personal computer has been on but unused for a pre-selected period of time; and

    means at each personal computer, initiated by a user thereof, for returning the personal computer to its conventional computer task operation during the display of the presentation sequence, thereby terminating the display of the presentation sequence.

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