06182072 is referenced by 165 patents and cites 32 patents.

A method is provided of displaying World Wide Web pages on a display device. A number of hypertext links are identified, wherein each hypertext link is for locating one of a plurality of Web pages. The hypertext links may be identified from a particular Web page or from results of a Web search. Web pages are retrieved using the identified hypertext links. Additional Web pages may be retrieved from Web pages that have been retrieved. Retrieved Web pages are automatically displayed in a sequence on the display device to form a visual tour of certain World Wide Web sites. The sequence may be based on any of various criteria, such as the subject matter of Web pages, the particular distribution of Web pages among Web sites, or the relative popularity of Web sites. A progress indication is displayed to indicate the Web page in the sequence that is currently being displayed.

Title
Method and apparatus for generating a tour of world wide web sites
Application Number
8/824039
Publication Number
6182072 (B2)
Application Date
March 26, 1997
Publication Date
January 30, 2001
Inventor
Michael A Killianey
San Francisco
CA, US
Bruce A Leak
Palo Alto
CA, US
Agent
Workman Nydegger & Seeley
US
Assignee
WebTV Networks
CA, US
IPC
G06F 17/30
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