System and method for customizing an interface related to accessing, manipulating and viewing internet and non-internet related information

  • US 8,046,697 B2
  • Filed: 10/22/2002
  • Issued: 10/25/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/07/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A method of creating a user profile in a computer implemented guide on a computer system, comprising:

  • creating a user profile database for storing user profile parameters;

    monitoring a user'"'"'s interactions from a user computer with remote Web and non-Web related sources of content;

    scanning local memory of the user computer to examine local applications;

    scanning local memory of the user computer to examine local application data information content;

    determining interests of the user based on said steps of scanning, the interests comprising at least one interest that is not selected from a predefined list of potential interests;

    automatically deriving user profile parameters based on said step of monitoring and said steps of scanning; and

    updating the user profile database based on the user'"'"'s use of the computer system.

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