US Patent No: 6,714,920

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Information processing apparatus and information processing method

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An efficient as well as rational information distribution system where retrieval can be carried out based on various kinds of retrieval information related to download information and particularly, at a time when the download information is specified from the retrieval information, if the retrieval information is outputted to a user as an advertisement, the amount of money to be billed for the download information is reduced by what the advertisement is worth.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
SONY CORPORATIONTOKYO, JP27378

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Arai, Toshiyuki Tokyo, JP 60 494

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
AUDIOHIGHWAY.COM (1)
* 5,914,941 Portable information storage/playback apparatus having a data interface 212 1995
 
BELLSOUTH INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION (1)
7,203,420 DCC loop plug 3 2002
 
DIGITAL ON-DEMAND, INC. (1)
* 5,418,713 Apparatus and method for an on demand data delivery system for the preview, selection, retrieval and reproduction at a remote location of previously recorded or programmed materials 533 1993
 
INFORMATION HIGHWAY MEDIA COMPANY (1)
* 5,557,541 Apparatus for distributing subscription and on-demand audio programming 460 1994
 
INTEL CORPORATION (1)
* 5,717,923 Method and apparatus for dynamically customizing electronic information to individual end users 727 1994
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (1)
6,065,042 System, method, and computer program product for presenting multimedia objects, including movies and personalized collections of items 92 1998
 
International Business Systems, Incorporated (1)
* 5,734,719 Digital information accessing, delivery and production system 385 1996
 
Intouch Group, Inc. (1)
5,963,916 Network apparatus and method for preview of music products and compilation of market data 461 1996
 
LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES INC. (1)
* 5,541,638 User programmable entertainment method and apparatus 120 1994
 
PACKETVIDEO CORPORATION (1)
* 5,636,276 Device for the distribution of music information in digital form 438 1995
 
PEN Industries, Inc. (1)
5,970,231 Electronic newspaper and electronic publishing medium 55 1996
 
PENDRAGON WIRELESS LLC (1)
6,300,880 Multichannel audio distribution system having portable receivers 99 1996
 
PERSONAL AUDIO LLC (1)
* 5,721,827 System for electrically distributing personalized information 739 1996
 
PRAGMATUS VOD LLC (1)
* 5,636,139 Information service control point which retreives information as blocks of data 70 1996
 
SIGHTSOUND.COM INCORPORATED (1)
* 5,675,734 System for transmitting desired digital video or audio signals 317 1996
 
SONY CORPORATION (1)
* 5,619,570 Information furnishing and collection system 146 1993
 
UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION (1)
7,297,952 Infrared defect detection via broad-band acoustics 3 2006
 
VERIEST AUDIO CO. L.L.C. (1)
* 5,931,901 Programmed music on demand from the internet 273 1997
 
VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC. (1)
* 5,918,213 System and method for automated remote previewing and purchasing of music, video, software, and other multimedia products 816 1995
 
YAMAHA CORPORATION (1)
6,209,096 Method and device for storing main information with associated additional information incorporated therein 17 1997
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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
APTEAN, INC. (3)
* 7,376,620 System and method for measuring the quality of information retrieval 6 2001
7,401,087 System and method for implementing a knowledge management system 64 2003
7,337,158 System and method for providing an intelligent multi-step dialog with a user 11 2004
 
SONY CORPORATION (3)
* 7,130,251 Communication system and its method and communication apparatus and its method 10 2000
* RE41256 Audio transmission, recording and reproducing system 0 2008
8,554,888 Content management system for searching for and transmitting content 0 2011
 
CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
* 7,184,976 Apparatus which can be connected to network, and charging management system 1 2000
 
KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA (1)
* 6,983,254 Method and apparatus for accepting and processing an application for conformity of a user dictionary to a standard dictionary 0 2001
 
MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION (1)
8,909,422 In-vehicle information system 0 2010
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