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Video-Preview Hyperlinks

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000127905D
Publication Date: 2005-Sep-14
Document File: 2 page(s) / 25K

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Behram DaCosta: INVENTOR

Abstract

By moving a cursor over a text phrase that appears on a web page, the audio-video associated with that text phrase is automatically displayed to the user in a smaller window. A simplified case is as follows: A viewer is on an IPTV menu page, and is presented with a menu, each line consisting of a title of a movie. Presently, the user's only option to learn more about the movie is to navigate to the movie page (by clicking on the movie title). In the new page, the user must select one of several options ("Preview", "View Movie", etc.), and then navigate back if not satisfied with his/her choice. In the proposed invention, by moving the cursor on top of any title in the original menu and keeping it stationary for a certain amount of time, a video preview of the movie is presented in a new smaller window. This smaller window automatically closes after the preview ends, or the user moves the cursor.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                Sony Corporation

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IPD Case #50V8192.00

Title:

Video-Preview Hyperlinks

Description of the Invention:

By moving a cursor over a text phrase that appears on a web page, the audio-video associated with that text phrase is automatically displayed to the user in a smaller window.
A simplified case is as follows: A viewer is on an IPTV menu page, and is presented with a menu, each line consisting of a title of a movie.  Presently, the user's only option to learn more about the movie is to navigate to the movie page (by clicking on the movie title).  In the new page, the user must select one of several options ("Preview", "View Movie", etc.), and then navigate back if not satisfied with his/her choice.  In the proposed invention, by moving the cursor on top of any title in the original menu and keeping it stationary for a certain amount of time, a video preview of the movie is presented in a new smaller window.  This smaller window automatically closes after the preview ends, or the user moves the cursor.

Inventor:

Behram DaCosta

Invention Disclosure:

There is currently no efficient and user-convenient method to easily view Audio-video-graphics content that is being referred to by electronic text.  For example, if a user is reading the following news excerpt on a web page "...which was a follow-up to June where President Bush called him a bozo…", the reader should be given the option to easily view the associated Audio-Video content for the incident in June being referred to. The increases in network bandwidth for both wireless and wired networks (such as with fiber optic links) make it possible to provide the desired improved user experience.

With this invention, by moving a cursor over a text phrase that appears on a web page, the audio-video associated with that text phrase is automatically displayed to the user in a smaller window.
A simplified case is as follows: A viewer is on an IPTV menu page, and is presented with a menu, each line consisting of a title of a movie. Presently, the user's only option to learn more about the movie is to navigate to the movie page (by clicking on the movie title).  In the new page, the user may select one of several options ("Preview", "View Movie", etc.), and then navigate back to the root (referring page) if not satisfied with his/her choice.  In the proposed invention, by moving the cursor on top of any title in the original menu and keeping it stationary for a certain amount of time...