Web playlist system, method, and computer program

  • US 7,480,694 B2
  • Filed: 08/13/2004
  • Issued: 01/20/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/15/2003
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A computer device executing an Internet browser comprising:

  • at least one browser window configured to display to a user at least one web page identified by one of a plurality of network addresses in computer memory, said network addresses representing a sequence;

    a playlist engine configured to retrieve user selected network address(es) from the sequence, and further configured to display, in the browser window, web pages corresponding to the user selected network addresses; and

    a control panel configured to enable a user to select for display in the browser window(s) at least one of the web pages corresponding to the user selected network address(es), the control panel having a play mode control which when selected by the user causes the playlist engine to retrieve successive addresses from the sequence in the absence of user selection and to display in the browser window web pages corresponding to the retrieved successive addresses, the web pages each displayed for one or more predefined durations;

    wherein the network addresses are associated with one or more duration values, the predefined duration for each web page specified by the associated duration value; and

    further comprising a timer configured to display, for at least one of the displayed web pages, the time remaining for the playlist engine to display the web page.

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