System and method for automatic access of a remote computer over a network

  • US 6,199,048 B1
  • Filed: 01/15/1999
  • Issued: 03/06/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/20/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method of connecting a user computing device to one of a plurality of remote computers available for communication over a network comprising:

  • a) reading a data carrier modulated with an index;

    b) accessing a database with the index, the database comprising a plurality of records that link an index to a pointer which identifies a remote computer on the network;

    c) extracting a pointer from the database as a function of the index; and

    d) using the pointer to establish communication with the remote computer identified thereby.

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