WO2001061434A3 - Standard method of access to a multimedia provider's portal - Google Patents

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WO2001061434A3
WO2001061434A3 PCT/US2001/018417 US0118417W WO0161434A3 WO 2001061434 A3 WO2001061434 A3 WO 2001061434A3 US 0118417 W US0118417 W US 0118417W WO 0161434 A3 WO0161434 A3 WO 0161434A3
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portal
access
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multimedia provider
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Mark Eyer
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Sony Electronics Inc
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Abstract

A system (100) and method for enabling a multimedia unit (22) to communicate with a multimedia service provider (10). The multimedia unit (22) receives an IP address to a Web page of the service provider (10); the Web page includes links to services provided by the service provider (10).
PCT/US2001/018417 2000-02-03 2001-01-04 Standard method of access to a multimedia provider's portal WO2001061434A2 (en)

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US18008500P true 2000-02-03 2000-02-03
US60/180,085 2000-02-03
US18282200P true 2000-02-16 2000-02-16
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US19034200P true 2000-03-16 2000-03-16
US60/190,342 2000-03-17
US19730800P true 2000-04-14 2000-04-14
US19723300P true 2000-04-14 2000-04-14
US19732000P true 2000-04-14 2000-04-14
US19784800P true 2000-04-14 2000-04-14
US19723400P true 2000-04-14 2000-04-14
US60/197,848 2000-04-14
US60/197,308 2000-04-14
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US60/197,320 2000-04-14

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