06745223 is referenced by 110 patents and cites 7 patents.

A channel-based network user terminal including a set-top box, a display, and input devices. A non-volatile memory stores a semi-permanent copy of a channel table downloaded from a server via the Internet. The channel table includes a list of channel numbers, associated Internet site names, and associated Internet addresses. A volatile memory stores a temporary copy of the channel table during user sessions. The channel numbers and associated Internet site names are read from the volatile memory and displayed as a menu. A user selects an Internet site name from the menu, and enters the channel number associated with the selected Internet site name using a numeric keypad provided on a remote control input device. The user terminal then accesses the selected Internet site by reading the Internet address associated with the entered channel number from the volatile memory, and transmitting the Internet address onto the Internet.

Title
User terminal for channel-based internet network
Application Number
9/491458
Publication Number
6745223 (B1)
Application Date
January 26, 2000
Publication Date
June 1, 2004
Inventor
James R W Clymer
Campbell
CA, US
Lida Nobakht
Campbell
CA, US
Agent
Bever Hoffman & Harms
US
Agent
Patrick T Bever
US
Assignee
Viaclix
CA, US
IPC
G06F 15/16
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