System and method for delivering a graphical user interface of remote applications over a thin bandwidth connection

  • US 6,687,745 B1
  • Filed: 06/22/2000
  • Issued: 02/03/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/14/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. In a network configured computer processing system having a plurality of client computers and a plurality of host computers, a method for delivering interactive links for presenting applications and information from remote sources on the network, the method comprising:

  • retrieving, in response to a request of a client computer, over a first communication connection first information having computer program code embedded therein and executing the embedded computer program code for establishing a second communication connection to a second host computer;

    sending second information relating to the operating environment of the client computer, from the client computer to the second host computer;

    retrieving, over the second communication connection, third information including presentation information for presenting an application and fourth information, the presentation information being based on the second information;

    presenting, at the client computer, the application and the fourth information based upon the presentational information; and

    storing, on the client computer, an interactive link for selectively re-establishing the second communication connection to the second host computer for retrieving the third information and presenting the application and the fourth information.

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