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AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON online video advertisements - This application from Yahoo! seeks to patent the idea of...stopping a video advertisement on one browser tab and resuming the video advertisement within another browser tab! 10 minutes of your time can help narrow US patent applications before they become patents. Follow @askpatents on twitter to help.
QUESTION - Have you seen anything that was published before 11/20/2011 that discusses:
- starting and resuming a video advertisements across tabs during browsing
If so, please submit evidence of prior art as an answer to this question. We welcome multiple answers from the same individual.
EXTRA CREDIT - A reference to anything that meets all of the criteria to the question above AND ALSO records the current time of play so as to resume at exactly the same place in the video advertisement
TITLE: Seemless online video advertisement during browsing
Summary: [Translated from Legalese into English] Online video advertisement during browsing - ad unit on first web page is paused when user sends request for second web page. On loading second web page the video advertisement resumes in the same time time during video
- Publication Number: US20130132211 A1
- Application Number: US 13/300,583
- Assignee: Yahoo!
- Prior Art Date: Seeking prior Art predating 11/20/2011
- Open for Challenge at USPTO: Open through 11/19/2013
Claim 1 requires each and every step below:
A computer-implemented method of providing seamless online video advertisements, the computer-implemented method comprising:
rendering a video advertisement on a first web page in a first tab;
recording current time of play constantly during the rendering of the video advertisement;
receiving a request for a second web page in the first tab from a user;
unloading the first web page;
loading the second web page in the first tab;
retrieving the current time of play stored corresponding to the unloading; and
resume the rendering of the video advertisement on the second web page based on the current time of play retrieved.
In English this means:
A method for providing seamless online video ads, comprising:
Playing video ad in first web page;
Recording current time of video while playing the video;
Receiving request for second web page and loading second web page; and
Resume playing video ad in second web page at same time video was stopped in first web page
Good prior art would be evidence of a system that did each and every one of these steps prior to 11/20/2011
You're probably aware of ten pieces of art that meet this criteria already... separately, the applicant is claiming recording the stop time of the video so as to resume in the same place during browsing
"providing seemless online video advertisements from the Applicant"
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