Loading status in a hypermedia browser having a limited available display area

CAFC
  • US 6,339,780 B1
  • Filed: 05/06/1997
  • Issued: 01/15/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/06/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A hypermedia browser embodied on a computer-readable medium for execution on an information processing device having a limited display area, wherein the hypermedia browser has a content viewing area for viewing content and is configured to display a temporary graphic element over the content viewing area during times when the browser is loading content, wherein the temporary graphic element is positioned over the content viewing area to obstruct only part of the content in the content viewing area, wherein the temporary graphic element is not content and wherein content comprises data for presentation which is from a source external to the browser.

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