US Patent No: 7,712,033

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Method of controlling an Internet browser interface and a controllable browser interface

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The present invention is directed to a method of dynamically controlling and displaying an Internet browser interface, and to a dynamically controllable Internet browser interface. In accordance with the present invention, a browser interface may be customized using a controlling software program that may be provided by an Internet content provider, an ISP, or that may reside on an Internet user's computer. The controlling software program enables the Internet user, the content provider, or the ISP to customize and control the information and/or functionality of a user's browser and browser interface.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
YAHOO! INC.SUNNYVALE, CA2209

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Shafron, Thomas Miami Beach, US 5 71

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6,851,060 User control of web browser user data 47 1999
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EMC CORPORATION (1)
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YAHOO! INC. (10)
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7,185,333 Method and system for managing the resources of a toolbar application program 37 2000
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2002/0186,249 Method and system of facilitating automatic login to a web site using an internet browser 43 2002
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2005/0198,220 Method and system of providing browser functionality through a browser button 21 2004
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2006/0112,102 Method of controlling an Internet browser interface and a controllable browser interface 9 2006
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Equifax, Inc. (1)
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HEWLETT PACKARD ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT LP (2)
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Cybersource Corporation (1)
6,216,153 Non-extensible thin server that generates user interfaces via browser 15 1998
 
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MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC (19)
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6,061,695 Operating system shell having a windowing graphical user interface with a desktop displayed as a hypertext multimedia document 233 1996
* 6,460,058 Object-oriented framework for hyperlink navigation 205 1996
6,009,459 Intelligent automatic searching for resources in a distributed environment 212 1997
* 5,914,714 System and method for changing the characteristics of a button by direct manipulation 101 1997
6,057,836 System and method for resizing and rearranging a composite toolbar by direct manipulation 36 1997
5,883,810 Electronic online commerce card with transactionproxy number for online transactions 695 1997
6,000,832 Electronic online commerce card with customer generated transaction proxy number for online transactions 599 1997
6,072,486 System and method for creating and customizing a deskbar 107 1998
6,496,203 Standardized and application-independent graphical user interface components implemented with web technology 57 1998
6,232,972 Method for dynamically displaying controls in a toolbar display based on control usage 83 1998
6,373,507 Computer-implemented image acquistion system 112 1998
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6,584,505 Authenticating access to a network server without communicating login information through the network server 163 1999
6,651,217 System and method for populating forms with previously used data values 234 1999
6,819,343 Dynamic controls for use in computing applications 38 2000
6,704,031 Toolbar tracking 46 2000
6,624,831 System and process for generating a dynamically adjustable toolbar 53 2000
 
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WISH-LIST.COM (1)
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QUALCOMM INCORPORATED (1)
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IPF, Inc. (1)
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NYTELL SOFTWARE LLC (1)
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Academy of Applied Science (1)
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DoodleBug Online, Inc. (1)
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DIGITAL RIVER, INC. (3)
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2003/0131,106 Web-page performance toolbar 45 2002
2003/0202,009 Integration toolbar 16 2003
 
SANYO ELECTRIC CO., LTD. (1)
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RPX CLEARINGHOUSE LLC (1)
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eCharge Corporation (1)
2001/0001,147 Method and apparatus for ordering goods, services and content over an internetwork 26 2001
 
NOVELL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY HOLDINGS, INC. (1)
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F. POSZAT HU, L.L.C. (1)
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OPEN SOFTWARE ASSOCIATES LTD. (1)
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FACEBOOK, INC. (5)
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6,020,884 System integrating an on-line service community with a foreign service 200 1998
 
AT&T CORP. (2)
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McAfee, Inc. (1)
6,789,201 Anti-virus toolbar system and method for use with a network browser 31 2001
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Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC (2)
* 8,185,825 Hiding search box based on search provider settings 1 2009
* 2010/0306,237 HIDING SEARCH BOX BASED ON SEARCH PROVIDER SETTINGS 8 2009
 
PINBALL ACQUISITION CORPORATION (1)
* 8,959,330 Dynamic improvement of internet browser appearance and connectivity 0 2012
 
GOOGLE INC. (2)
* 8,984,414 Function extension for browsers or documents 0 2011
* 2013/0117,716 Function Extension for Browsers or Documents 2 2011
 
Blinkx UK Limited (1)
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AUTODESK, INC. (10)
8,803,881 Navigation system for a 3D virtual scene 3 2008
8,749,544 Navigation system for a 3D virtual scene 1 2008
8,686,991 Navigation system for a 3D virtual scene 2 2008
8,665,272 Navigation system for a 3D virtual scene 15 2008
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* 2009/0085,911 NAVIGATION SYSTEM FOR A 3D VIRTUAL SCENE 13 2008
* 2009/0079,739 NAVIGATION SYSTEM FOR A 3D VIRTUAL SCENE 2 2008
* 2009/0079,740 NAVIGATION SYSTEM FOR A 3D VIRTUAL SCENE 20 2008
* 2009/0079,731 NAVIGATION SYSTEM FOR A 3D VIRTUAL SCENE 4 2008
* 2009/0083,674 NAVIGATION SYSTEM FOR A 3D VIRTUAL SCENE 0 2008
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