Dynamically modifying a toolbar

CAFC
  • US 9,021,070 B2
  • Filed: 06/20/2013
  • Issued: 04/28/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/19/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A method for dynamically modifying a toolbar, the method comprising:

  • displaying the toolbar, at a user Internet device, that includes one or more toolbar buttons, the toolbar defined by toolbar data stored in one or more toolbar-defining databases, the toolbar data comprising a plurality of toolbar button attributes associated with the one or more toolbar buttons of the toolbar, wherein at least one of the plurality of toolbar button attributes identifies a function to be performed by a specific toolbar button upon actuation of the specific toolbar button;

    invoking, from the user Internet device without user intervention, communication of information associated with the one or more toolbar-defining databases to a server associated with a network address;

    receiving, at the server, the information associated with the one or more toolbar-defining databases;

    determining, based on the information associated with the one or more toolbar-defining databases, that the user Internet device should receive updated toolbar data;

    receiving, at the user Internet device, the updated toolbar data in response to determining that the user Internet device should receive the updated toolbar data;

    initiating, at the user Internet device and without user interaction, an operation to update the toolbar data in accordance with the received updated toolbar data;

    updating the toolbar data at the user Internet device based on the operation and in accordance with the updated toolbar data, thereby updating the toolbar data, the updating comprising at least one member of a group comprising (a) and (b);

    (a) updating the toolbar data to include at least one new attribute of the toolbar data to change the toolbar by adding a toolbar button to the toolbar; and

    (b) updating the toolbar data to modify an attribute of at least one of the one or more toolbar buttons of the toolbar; and

    displaying at the user Internet device the toolbar as defined by the updated toolbar data,wherein the information associated with the toolbar data includes at least one member of a group comprising a revision level, version, time, date, user ID, account owner ID, PAP ID, IP address, session keys, billing data, name, address, account information, connection history, procedures performed by a user, group ID, e-mail address, e-mail ID, e-mail password, residential address, and phone number.

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