Real time communications system

  • US 8,458,245 B1
  • Filed: 08/24/2006
  • Issued: 06/04/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/01/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A computer apparatus distributing a communication over an Internet network, the apparatus including:

  • a controller computer system adapted to communicate responsive to a respective authenticated user identity corresponding respectively to each of a plurality of participator computers,each said participator computer communicatively connected to said Internet network, each said participator computer programmed to enable the communication, the communication including at least one of a pre-stored sound, video, graphic, and multimedia,the controller computer system including a controller computer and a database which serves as a repository of tokens for other programs to access, thereby affording information to each of the participator computers which are otherwise independent of each other;

    whereinone said authenticated user identity is used to communicate a pointer-triggered private message from a first of said participator computers to said controller computer and from said controller computer to a second of said participator computers that invokes said pointer-triggered private message to fetch and receive the communication from a computer other than said first or said second said participator computers in real time over the Internet networksuch that the second of said participator computers internally determines whether or not the second of the participator computers can present the communication, if it is determined that the second of the participator computers can not present the communication then obtaining an agent with an ability to present the communication, and otherwise presenting the communication independent of the first of the independent participator computers and the computer.

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