Patent Number: 6,253,216

Title: Method and apparatus for providing a personal page

Abstract: The apparatus of the invention includes a local computer network. Remote users may connect to the local computer network through a larger network, such as the Internet. The local computer network has at least one server computer which can be accessed by remote users. The local computer network also has at least one computer software program and at least one database located therein. The computer software programs prompt a remote user to select a page template for displaying the personal page. The programs next allow the remote user to contribute text and graphics to the personal page. The programs also allow the remote user to authorize others to review the personal page. The programs store attributes representing the layout of the personal page, the text and graphics contributed by the remote user, and the authorization information entered by the remote user in the one or more databases located on the local computer network.

Inventors: Sutcliffe; Andrew B. (Tyngsboro, MA), Geller; Dennis (Brookline, MA), Dunn; Kevin A. (Boston, MA), Maron; Mikel (Cupertino, CA)

Assignee: Tele-Publishing, Inc.

International Classification: G06Q 30/00 (20060101); G06F 17/21 (20060101); G06F 017/21 (); G06F 017/30 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018