US Patent No: 6,813,639

Number of patents in Portfolio can not be more than 2000

Method for establishing channel-based internet access network

ALSO PUBLISHED AS: 20010039584

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A channel-based network includes a system server, one or more Internet sites and one or more user terminals. The system server stores a series of computer pages and a master channel table that includes a list of channel numbers. Channel numbers and logo spaces are purchased by Internet sites wishing to be included in the network. The system server operator updates the computer pages to include logos for the Internet sites, and updates the master channel table each time a channel number is purchased. The updated web page and master channel table information is then downloaded to the user terminals of the network.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
VIACLIX, INC.CAMPBELL, CA7

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Clymer, James R W Cupertino, CA 11 316
Nobakht, Lida Campbell, CA 11 234

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INTEL CORPORATION (1)
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LG ELECTRONICS INC. (1)
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LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES INC. (1)
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MOTOROLA MOBILITY LLC (1)
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NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION (1)
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Star Sight (1)
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STARSIGHT TELECAST, INC. (1)
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TV GATEWAY, LLC (1)
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UNWIRED PLANET, LLC (1)
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VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC. (1)
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
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Patent Citation Ranking

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BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
7,231,432 Image forming device that automatically updates shortcut key database when network data is received 3 2003
 
MICROSOFT CORPORATION (1)
7,134,134 Electronic program guide hardware card 3 2001
 
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (1)
8,789,111 Signal processing apparatus, signal processing system including the same, and control method of the same 0 2013
 
THE DIRECTV GROUP, INC. (1)
7,917,602 Method and system for remote television replay control 6 2001
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
8,763,047 Methods and systems for video content delivery 0 2012

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