US Patent No: 7,406,508

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Capturing advertising requests from a user

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Abstract

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A system in which a user accessing a web environment can request advertising information without leaving the currently displayed web page. A server is communicatively coupled to a client device, such as a personal computer, and is configured to communicate content to the client device for display to the user. The content includes media, such as a web-based interactive game, an advertisement and an input area for requesting advertising information. One or more software modules executing in an operating environment provided by the server are configured to receive input from the client device when a user interacts with the media, such as taking a turn in the interactive game. The software modules communicate advertising information to the user, such as sending an email message, based on the received input, thereby allowing the user to request advertising information without interrupting his or her interaction with the currently displayed media.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
LYCOS, INC.WALTHAM, MA23

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Herrmann, Mark Boston, MA 2 8
Yanowitz, Jason Amherst, MA 68 602

Cited Art Landscape

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
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Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
MICROSOFT CORPORATION (1)
8,103,547 Logocons: AD product for brand advertisers 3 2006
 
VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC. (1)
8,392,940 Television distribution of product/service coupon codes 0 2008

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