US Patent No: 7,712,033

Number of patents in Portfolio can not be more than 2000

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

ALSO PUBLISHED AS: 20060112341

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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, CA2039

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Shafron, Thomas Miami Beach, FL 5 65

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Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC (1)
* 8,185,825 Hiding search box based on search provider settings 1 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 Ltd (1)
* 2013/0042,188 DYNAMIC IMPROVEMENT OF INTERNET BROWSER APPEARANCE AND CONNECTIVITY 1 2012
 
AUTODESK, INC. (5)
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8,686,991 Navigation system for a 3D virtual scene 2 2008
8,665,272 Navigation system for a 3D virtual scene 5 2008
8,314,789 Navigation system for a 3D virtual scene 4 2008
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