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

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Abstract

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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)

  • VIACLIX, INC.

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Clymer, James R W Mountain View, CA 10 380
Nobakht, Lida Campbell, CA 8 326

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (30)
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6,073,171 Two-way communication protocol for a web television 63 1997
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5,818,935 Internet enhanced video system 372 1997
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* 6,381,748 Apparatus and methods for network access using a set top box and television 43 1997
6,397,387 Client and server system 209 1997
6,317,885 Interactive entertainment and information system using television set-top box 426 1997
* 6,163,316 Electronic programming system and method 379 1997
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6,061,719 Synchronized presentation of television programming and web content 187 1997
5,987,612 Internet accessing system using card readers and dual cards with information pertaining to log on 20 1997
5,895,471 Providing a directory of frequently used hyperlinks on a remote server 241 1997
6,154,205 Navigating web-based content in a television-based system 73 1998
6,229,532 Method and apparatus for building a uniform resource locator menu in an Internet television system 93 1998
6,400,407 Communicating logical addresses of resources in a data service channel of a video signal 227 1998
6,466,981 Method using an assigned dynamic IP address and automatically restoring the static IP address 115 1998
6,018,768 Enhanced video programming system and method for incorporating and displaying retrieved integrated internet information segments 546 1998
6,275,989 Interactive television system and method for displaying web-like stills with hyperlinks 120 1998
6,438,751 Integrated television and internet information system 113 1999
6,349,410 Integrating broadcast television pause and web browsing 225 1999
6,263,501 Systems and methods for linking television viewers with advertisers and broadcasters 384 1999
6,199,114 Initiating a user session at an internet terminal using a smart card 64 1999
6,338,094 Method, device and system for playing a video file in response to selecting a web page link 160 1999
6,330,595 Enhanced video programming system and method for incorporating and displaying retrieved integrated internet information segments 107 2000
* 2002/0026,642 System and method for broadcasting web pages and other information 43 2000
* 2002/0010,941 Method/apparatus for improving WEB (internet) access 18 2001
* 2003/0093,807 Channel metaphor for TV system 6 2001
* 2003/0154,492 Correlation of tuned channel information with internet web addresses 31 2002
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (22)
* 7,134,134 Electronic program guide hardware card 4 2001
* 2002/0138,837 Electronic program guide hardware card 6 2001
8,949,374 Method and system for remote television replay control 0 2001
* 7,917,602 Method and system for remote television replay control 9 2001
* 2002/0038,358 Method and system for remote television replay control 39 2001
* 2002/0083,153 Method and system for remote television replay control 19 2001
* 2002/0055,980 Controlled server loading 58 2001
* 2002/0055,982 Controlled server loading using L4 dispatching 28 2001
9,171,851 One click web records 0 2001
* 2002/0087,661 One click web records 59 2001
* 2003/0074,670 Propagation of dynamic network information 9 2001
* 2002/0055,983 Computer server having non-client-specific persistent connections 21 2001
7,231,432 Image forming device that automatically updates shortcut key database when network data is received 4 2003
* 2005/0076,384 System and method for presenting non-broadcast content on a broadcast-based device 13 2004
* 2005/0076,383 System and method for providing a user interface 6 2004
* 2005/0050,576 System and method for integrating broadcast content and non-broadcast content 19 2004
* 2006/0129,460 Internet service provider branded facades 1 2004
* 2006/0195,877 Convergence system and method 1 2005
* 2007/0136,445 Method and system for remote television replay control 12 2006
9,183,560 Reality alternate 5 2011
8,763,047 Methods and systems for video content delivery 0 2012
* 8,789,111 Signal processing apparatus, signal processing system including the same, and control method of the same 0 2013
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