US Patent No: 6,813,639

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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)

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 11 291
Nobakht, Lida Campbell, CA 11 203

Cited Art Landscape

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OPENTV, INC. (3)
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SONY ELECTRONICS INC. (3)
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TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (2)
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6,510,557 Apparatus for the integration of television signals and information from an information service provider 51 1997
 
INTEL CORPORATION (1)
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INTELLECTUAL VENTURES FUND 46 LLC (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)
2003/0154,492 Correlation of tuned channel information with internet web addresses 25 2002
 
NEC DISPLAY SOLUTIONS, LTD. (1)
5,895,462 Information service terminal for accessing information from a network based on user channel selections 21 1997
 
NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION (1)
5,987,612 Internet accessing system using card readers and dual cards with information pertaining to log on 19 1997
 
Star Sight (1)
6,263,501 Systems and methods for linking television viewers with advertisers and broadcasters 220 1999
 
STARSIGHT TELECAST, INC. (1)
6,002,394 Systems and methods for linking television viewers with advertisers and broadcasters 587 1997
 
TV GATEWAY, LLC (1)
2002/0026,642 System and method for broadcasting web pages and other information 17 2000
 
UNWIRED PLANET, LLC (1)
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VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC. (1)
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VERIZON SERVICES CORP. (1)
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WEBTV NETWORKS, INC. (1)
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
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2002/0010,941 Method/apparatus for improving WEB (internet) access 12 2001

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 2 2001
 
THE DIRECTV GROUP, INC. (1)
7,917,602 Method and system for remote television replay control 5 2001

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