US Patent No: 6,182,072

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Method and apparatus for generating a tour of world wide web sites

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A method is provided of displaying World Wide Web pages on a display device. A number of hypertext links are identified, wherein each hypertext link is for locating one of a plurality of Web pages. The hypertext links may be identified from a particular Web page or from results of a Web search. Web pages are retrieved using the identified hypertext links. Additional Web pages may be retrieved from Web pages that have been retrieved. Retrieved Web pages are automatically displayed in a sequence on the display device to form a visual tour of certain World Wide Web sites. The sequence may be based on any of various criteria, such as the subject matter of Web pages, the particular distribution of Web pages among Web sites, or the relative popularity of Web sites. A progress indication is displayed to indicate the Web page in the sequence that is currently being displayed.

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MICROSOFT CORPORATIONREDMOND, WA28354

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Killianey, Michael A San Mateo, CA 20 433
Leak, Bruce A Palo Alto, CA 48 2020

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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (15)
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MICROSOFT CORPORATION (3)
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ROBOCAST, INC. (2)
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SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (2)
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7,195,347 Ink cartridge 1 2003
 
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NOLEN, JAMES A, III (1)
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RBC BANK (USA) (1)
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Sprint Communications Company L.P. (1)
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