Methods and apparatus for inputting messages, including advertisements, to a vehicle

  • US 6,067,008 A
  • Filed: 02/09/1998
  • Issued: 05/23/2000
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/25/1993
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method for accessing a remote computer over a communications network, comprising the steps of:

  • coupling a vehicle to means for dispensing a consumable energy source to the vehicle, the dispensing means being coupled to a communications network;

    formulating a communications network data access request within the vehicle;

    transferring information from the vehicle to the dispensing means, the transferred information including the communications network data access request and an identification of a remote computer that is to fulfil the communications network data access request, the remote computer being coupled to the communication network;

    forwarding the communications network data access request from the dispensing means to the communications network, and from the communications network to the identified remote computer that is coupled to the communications network;

    accessing data specified by the data access request at the remote computer;

    delivering the accessed data to the vehicle; and

    storing the delivered data within a memory.

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