Information distribution and processing system

  • US 7,840,176 B2
  • Filed: 12/22/2006
  • Issued: 11/23/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/25/1994
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A method comprising:

  • sending an electronic mail from a computer to a receiving device in a remote site, the electronic mail comprising a first set of digital data displayable on a display and a second set of digital data not shown in the electronic mail, the first set of digital data including a first set of displayable data and a second set of displayable data, the second set of digital data including a first set of characters contiguous to the second set of displayable data, the second set of digital data comprising at least one link associated with at least a portion of the second set of displayable data and a second set of characters contiguous to the at least one link and designating a presence of the at least one link, the first and second sets of characters recognizable by a processor of the receiving device and not shown in the electronic mail;

    receiving at least a portion of the at least one link from the receiving device by a data storage device away from the remote site, the data storage device storing a third set of digital data; and

    retrieving, after the receiving at least a portion of the at least one link from the receiving device, at least a portion of the third set of digital data stored in the data storage device and delivering the at least a portion of the third set of digital data to the receiving device.

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