06973669 is referenced by 280 patents and cites 28 patents.

A time sequential signal comprising audiovisual content and hyperlinks is received and displayed on a display device by the systems of the invention in a time sequential manner. The display of the time sequential signal is paused whenever a displayed hyperlink is selected. While pausing the display, data corresponding to any selected hyperlink is accessed and displayed on the display device. The corresponding data may comprise a web page accessed through the Internet or an interval page that is transmitted within the vertical blanking intervals of the time sequential signal. While pausing the display of the time sequential signal, the time sequential signal is recorded so that it can be viewed in the order it was recorded as soon as a resume display command is received by the system.

Title
Pausing television programming in response to selection of hypertext link
Application Number
9/992190
Publication Number
6973669 (B2)
Application Date
November 16, 2001
Publication Date
December 6, 2005
Inventor
John J Daniels
Seymour
CT, US
Agent
Workman Nydegger
Assignee
Microsoft Corporation
WA, US
IPC
H04N 007/173
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