Method and system for creating, using and modifying multifunctional website hot spots

CAFC
  • US 7,162,696 B2
  • Filed: 06/08/2001
  • Issued: 01/09/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/08/2000
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A Multifunctional Hot Spot apparatus comprising:

  • at least one hot spot defined by a communication with instructions stored on a tangible retaining medium;

    at least one of the hot spots being accessible from a globally accessible network;

    means for performing at least one of a plurality of predetermined functions executed with the selection of each particular hot spot;

    wherein said hot spots reside on and are accessible from a digital video or audio file;

    wherein said predetermined functions are selected from a mode control;

    wherein the mode control comprises a plurality of modes;

    wherein the plurality of modes comprise a shop mode, a bid mode, an interact mode, an entertainment mode, and a link mode;

    wherein a specific mode is selected by a user through an expandable graphical user interface bar;

    wherein said specific mode further toggles based on time stamps in said digital video or digital audio file;

    wherein said hot spots are visualized by outlines, shading, or illumination or a combination of each, at a predetermined area on the display;

    wherein said Multifunctional Hot Spot apparatus is made to reside on and is executing on a computing system;

    means, defined by said instructions, for selecting and activating at least one of said predetermined functions by clicking on each particular Multifunctional Hot Spot.

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