US Patent No: 7,725,494

Number of patents in Portfolio can not be more than 2000

System and method for networked media access

ALSO PUBLISHED AS: 20060195513
1 Status Updates

Stats

ATTORNEY / AGENT: (SPONSORED)

Importance

Loading Importance Indicators... loading....

Abstract

See full text

A method, system, and media management application for providing a user access to a media file from multiple locations on a network. In one aspect, a user communicates a desire to access a media file at a future time and is able to access the bookmarked media file from various locations on a network at any future time. In one aspect, the media file is available from multiple locations on the network and in different media formats.

Loading the Abstract Image... loading....

First Claim

See full text

all claims..

Related Publications

Loading Related Publications... loading....

Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
YAHOO! INC.SUNNYVALE, CA1921

International Classification(s)

  • [Classification Symbol]
  • [Patents Count]

Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Brown, David E St. Paul, MN 104 993
New, Matthew D Irvine, CA 5 214
Rogers, Ian Toronto, CA 15 488

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
MICROSOFT CORPORATION (26)
5,616,876 System and methods for selecting music on the basis of subjective content 514 1995
7,111,009 Interactive playlist generation using annotations 55 1999
6,691,162 Monitoring users of a computer network 146 1999
6,968,179 Place specific buddy list services 305 2000
6,941,324 Methods and systems for processing playlists 153 2002
7,096,234 Methods and systems for providing playlists 69 2002
7,159,000 Methods and systems for repairing playlists 20 2002
6,987,221 Auto playlist generation with multiple seed songs 158 2002
7,219,308 User interface for media player program 30 2002
7,146,404 Method for performing authenticated access to a service on behalf of a user 44 2002
7,043,477 Navigating media content via groups within a playlist 67 2002
7,136,874 Adaptive menu system for media players 23 2002
2003/0222,907 Rendering destination instant messaging personalization items before communicating with destination 42 2002
2004/0260,753 Instant messaging for multi-user computers 29 2003
2004/0267,812 Media platform 80 2003
2005/0060,264 System and method for creating and playing globally relevant playlists 57 2003
2005/0172,001 Mobile shared group interaction 122 2004
2005/0160,111 Methods and systems for providing playlists 18 2004
7,024,424 Auto playlist generator 38 2005
2005/0227,676 Place specific buddy list services 117 2005
2006/0107,297 System and method for exchanging images 22 2005
2006/0123,058 Adaptive menu system for media players 11 2006
2006/0218,195 Optimizing media player memory during rendering 19 2006
2007/0011,206 Interactive playlist generation using annotations 18 2006
2007/0016,865 Data Preparation for Media Browsing 26 2006
2007/0050,413 System and Method for the Transformation and Canonicalization of Semantically Structured Data 10 2006
 
SONY ELECTRONICS INC. (12)
5,886,698 Method for filtering search results with a graphical squeegee 38 1997
5,982,369 Method for displaying on a screen of a computer system images representing search results 135 1997
6,226,672 Method and system for allowing users to access and/or share media libraries, including multimedia collections of audio and video information via a wide area network 96 1997
6,118,450 Graphic user interface that is usable as a PC interface and an A/V interface 217 1998
6,356,971 System for managing multimedia discs, tracks and files on a standalone computer 215 1999
2002/0010,652 Vendor ID tracking for e-marker 35 2001
7,127,454 E-marker find music 30 2001
2003/0110,502 System and method for automatically configuring TV to present programs on viewer-defined playlist 12 2001
2003/0236,711 E-marker dot promotion 14 2002
2004/0002,938 Device and method for exchanging information 27 2002
2003/0191,753 Filtering contents using a learning mechanism 93 2003
2004/0221,299 Method and apparatus for developing interface protocols for peer to peer applications 9 2003
 
APPLE INC. (7)
6,538,665 User interface for presenting media information 52 1999
6,731,312 Media player interface 175 2001
6,850,256 User interface for presenting media information 74 2003
6,728,729 Accessing media across networks 113 2003
2005/0004,995 Peer-to-peer active content sharing 54 2003
2005/0004,985 Peer-to-peer identity-based activity sharing 58 2004
2005/0240,494 Method and system for sharing playlists 81 2004
 
FRISKIT, INC. (4)
6,389,467 Streaming media search and continuous playback system of media resources located by multiple network addresses 348 2000
7,281,034 System and method for media playback over a network using links that contain control signals and commands 56 2000
6,484,199 Streaming media search and playback system for continuous playback of media resources through a network 98 2002
6,735,628 Media search and continuous playback of multiple media resources distributed on a network 101 2002
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (4)
5,996,015 Method of delivering seamless and continuous presentation of multimedia data files to a target device by assembling and concatenating multimedia segments in memory 190 1997
6,064,380 Bookmark for multi-media content 120 1997
2004/0196,315 Method and apparatus for management of a primary buddy list in an instant messaging system 34 2003
2005/0038,814 Method, apparatus, and program for cross-linking information sources using multiple modalities 51 2003
 
KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V. (4)
2003/0088,571 System and method for a peer-to peer data file service 41 2001
2003/0223,411 Streaming audio/video guidance in a consumer appliance 8 2002
2004/0057,348 Portable playlist 45 2002
2006/0080,103 Method and system for network downloading of music files 39 2003
 
NOKIA CORPORATION (4)
2004/0003,090 Peer-to-peer media sharing 60 2002
2003/0172,090 Virtual identity apparatus and method for using same 105 2003
2006/0056,324 Apparatus and method to provide mobile music appliance with subscription-based play-list service 26 2004
2006/0167,985 Network-distributed data routing 69 2005
 
BLACK HILLS MEDIA, LLC (3)
2005/0251,566 Playlist downloading for digital entertainment network 36 2004
2005/0251,576 Device discovery for digital entertainment network 43 2004
2005/0251,807 System and method for sharing playlists 56 2004
 
BROADCOM CORPORATION (3)
2001/0042,107 Networked audio player transport protocol and architecture 175 2001
2004/0148,353 Media exchange network supporting consumption of broadcast and user captured media 26 2003
2004/0117,843 Media exchange network supporting local and remote personalized media overlay 18 2003
 
HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P. (3)
2002/0186,837 Multiple prime number generation using a parallel prime number search algorithm 1 2001
2002/0040,326 Selection of content for downloading 36 2001
2004/0201,609 Systems and methods of authoring a multimedia file 51 2003
 
INTEL CORPORATION (3)
6,157,377 Method and apparatus for purchasing upgraded media features for programming transmissions 136 1998
2003/0046,273 Personal assistance service with instant messaging 20 2001
2004/0056,901 Method, apparatus and system for representing relationships using a buddy list 87 2002
 
THOMSON LICENSING (3)
2004/0236,568 Extension of m3u file format to support user interface and navigation tasks in a digital audio player 24 2004
2004/0252,604 Method and apparatus for creating an indexed playlist in a digital audio data player 64 2004
2007/0143,740 Method for retrieving data from first and second storage medium 11 2004
 
YAHOO! INC. (3)
2004/0083,273 Method and system for managing digital content, including streaming media 68 2003
2005/0108,320 Method and apparatus for assisting with playback of remotely stored media files 35 2003
2006/0195,462 System and method for enhanced media distribution 80 2006
 
ACCENTURE GLOBAL SERVICES LIMITED (2)
7,409,639 Intelligent collaborative media 12 2003
2006/0010,240 Intelligent collaborative expression in support of socialization of devices 30 2004
 
BELLSOUTH INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION (2)
2005/0065,935 Client comparison of network content with server-based categorization 37 2003
2006/0123,113 System, method, apparatus, and product for resource sharing 12 2004
 
BOSE CORPORATION (2)
2003/0236,582 Selection of items based on user reactions 93 2002
2005/0021,470 Intelligent music track selection 118 2004
 
FACEBOOK, INC. (2)
2006/0095,502 Real-time communications and content sharing 49 2003
2008/0215,882 Assigning Security Levels to a Shared Component 10 2008
 
INNOPATH SOFTWARE, INC. (2)
6,738,766 Apparatus and methods for providing personalized application search results for wireless devices based on user profiles 31 2001
6,816,944 Apparatus and methods for providing coordinated and personalized application and data management for resource-limited mobile devices 34 2001
 
LG ELECTRONICS INC. (2)
2003/0228,134 Method of maintaining edit summary information on a rewritable storage medium 22 2003
2004/0068,606 Method of temporarily deleting and restoring files recorded on a rewritable storage medium 19 2003
 
NAVIO SYSTEMS, INC. (2)
2005/0038,707 Methods and apparatus for enabling transactions in networks 111 2004
2005/0038,724 Methods and apparatus for enabling transaction relating to digital assets 88 2004
 
PANDORA MEDIA, INC. (2)
2004/0019,497 Method and system for providing listener-requested music over a network 132 2003
2005/0197,906 Music purchasing and playing system and method 20 2004
 
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (2)
2004/0184,778 Information storage medium storing still picture, reproducing apparatus and method therefor 23 2003
2004/0226,039 Information storage medium storing a plurality of titles, reproducing apparatus and method thereof 7 2004
 
SONIC SOLUTIONS (2)
2004/0220,791 Personalization services for entities from multiple sources 118 2004
2004/0220,926 Personalization services for entities from multiple sources 364 2004
 
UNISYS CORPORATION (2)
5,864,870 Method for storing/retrieving files of various formats in an object database using a virtual multimedia file system 198 1996
5,911,776 Automatic format conversion system and publishing methodology for multi-user network 425 1996
 
A9.COM, INC. (1)
6,466,918 System and method for exposing popular nodes within a browse tree 190 1999
 
ACTIONTEC ELECTRONICS, INC. (1)
2004/0103,153 Apparatus and method for providing smart network appliances 32 2002
 
AMERICA ONLINE, INC. (1)
2003/0225,848 Remote instant messaging personalization items 35 2002
 
AOL INC. (1)
2005/0044,229 Managing access to digital content sources 20 2003
 
AOL LLC (1)
2004/0162,878 System and method to facilitate real-time communications and content sharing among users over a network 16 2003
 
APPLE COMPUTER, INC. (1)
2005/0071,780 Graphical user interface for browsing, searching and presenting classical works 84 2004
 
ASPIRING SOFTWARE LIMITED (1)
2005/0086,606 Web playlist system, method, and computer program 18 2004
 
BRIGHT SUN TECHNOLOGIES (1)
2005/0086,309 System and method for seamlessly bringing external services into instant messaging session 94 2003
 
BRIGHT SUN TECHNOLOGIES, SERIES 42 OF ALLIED SECURITY TRUST I (1)
2005/0210,396 System and method for seamlessly bringing external services into instant messaging sessions and into users' authoring environment 17 2005
 
CANON U.S.A. INC. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY DIVISION (1)
2004/0177,116 Digital image sharing enabled chat application 53 2003
 
CONPACT, INC. (1)
2005/0251,565 Hybrid set-top box for digital entertainment network 50 2004
 
CREATIVE TECHNOLOGY LTD. (1)
6,928,433 Automatic hierarchical categorization of music by metadata 103 2001
 
CUSTOMPLAY LLC (1)
6,192,340 Integration of music from a personal library with real-time information 471 1999
 
DEBONET TECHNOLOGY PARTNERS (1)
6,609,096 System and method for overlapping audio elements in a customized personal radio broadcast 60 2000
 
DOT ASSETS NO. 14 LLC (1)
7,113,767 Instant video- and voicemail messaging method and means 16 2001
 
DWEK, NORMAN (1)
6,248,946 Multimedia content delivery system and method 438 2000
 
ELLACOYA NETWORKS, INC. (1)
2004/0199,667 Method and apparatus for offering preferred transport within a broadband subscriber network 37 2003
 
ELUON CO., LTD. (1)
2007/0159,934 Method for providing jukebox service using network 10 2004
 
ENERGETIC POWER INVESTMENT LIMITED (1)
2005/0262,186 System and method for enhanced messaging and commerce 13 2004
 
EXTENDMEDIA INC. (1)
2005/0210,507 System and method for multimedia playlist 63 2004
 
FISERV, INC. (1)
2005/0144,189 Electronic item management and archival system and method of operating the same 38 2004
 
FRANCE TELECOM (1)
2006/0173,838 Content navigation service 96 2005
 
GOOGLE INC. (1)
2005/0234,875 Methods and systems for processing media files 19 2004
 
HARMAN INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRIES, INCORPORATED (1)
2002/0087,887 Device-to-device network 78 2001
 
HAVEN NETWORKS, INC. (1)
7,013,290 Personalized interactive digital catalog profiling 195 2002
 
HONDA GIKEN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
2001/0052,756 Electric power steering apparatus 2 2001
 
HUNTS POINT VENTURES, INC. (1)
2002/0045,960 System and method for musical playlist selection in a portable audio device 124 2001
 
IDEAL CONDITIONS, INC. (1)
2001/0033,296 Method and apparatus for delivery and presentation of data 63 2001
 
IPF, Inc. (1)
5,950,173 System and method for delivering consumer product related information to consumers within retail environments using internet-based information servers and sales agents 683 1997
 
LICENSEMUSIC.COM, INC. (1)
2002/0052,933 Method and apparatus for licensing media over a network 34 2001
 
LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES INC. (1)
2005/0198,317 Method and apparatus for sharing internet content 45 2004
 
Magnifi, Inc. (1)
5,903,892 Indexing of media content on a network 226 1997
 
MOAEC, INC. (1)
6,232,539 Music organizer and entertainment center 133 1999
 
MOBILEMEDIA IDEAS LLC (1)
6,393,430 Method and system for automatically recording music data files by using the hard drive of a personal computer as an intermediate storage medium 175 1998
 
MOTOROLA MOBILITY LLC (1)
5,928,330 System, device, and method for streaming a multimedia file 235 1996
 
MUDALLA TECHNOLOGY, INC. C/O THOITS, LOVE HERSHBERGER & MCLEAN (1)
2007/0191,108 REGULATED GAMING - AGILE MEDIA PLAYER FOR CONTROLLING GAMES 13 2007
 
MUSICIP CORPORATION (1)
2005/0038,819 Music Recommendation system and method 140 2004
 
NTT COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION (1)
7,277,852 Method, system and storage medium for commercial and musical composition recognition and storage 18 2001
 
NUMARK INDUSTRIES, LLC (1)
2005/0146,996 Digital music system for disc jockeys 20 2005
 
ONE VOICE TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
2005/0027,539 Media center controller system and method 45 2004
 
OPEN INVENTION NETWORK, LLC (1)
5,729,741 System for storage and retrieval of diverse types of information obtained from different media sources which includes video, audio, and text transcriptions 187 1995
 
ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION (1)
7,310,350 Mobile surveys and polling 90 2000
 
PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA (1)
6,605,770 Play list generation device, audio information provision device, audio information provision system, method, program and recording medium 28 2002
 
PEGASUS COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION (1)
2003/0023,427 Devices, methods and a system for implementing a media content delivery and playback scheme 63 2001
 
PREMIER RETAIL NETWORKS, INC. (1)
5,566,353 Point of purchase video distribution system 165 1994
 
QUALCOMM INCORPORATED (1)
2004/0057,449 Communication manager for providing multimedia in a group communication network 58 2002
 
RAPAPORT, JEFFREY ALAN (1)
5,890,152 Personal feedback browser for obtaining media files 232 1996
 
REALNETWORKS, INC. (1)
2005/0108,176 Configurable rules based content item consumption 25 2004
 
ReelScore, LLC (1)
2002/0042,834 Network music and video distribution and synchronization system 13 2001
 
ROSENSTRAUSS APPLICATIONS V, LLC (1)
6,526,411 System and method for creating dynamic playlists 298 2000
 
SANDISK CORPORATION (1)
2006/0008,256 Audio visual player apparatus and system and method of content distribution using the same 228 2004
 
SAYRE HOLDINGS JP LLC (1)
6,721,489 Play list manager 95 2000
 
SEI INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, A DELAWARE CORPORATION (1)
6,662,231 Method and system for subscriber-based audio service over a communication network 245 2000
 
SIEMENS ENTERPRISE COMMUNICATIONS, INC. (1)
2004/0174,905 System and method for instant messaging control of an integrated communications center 16 2003
 
SONICISLAND SOFTWARE, INC. (1)
2002/0054,134 Method and apparatus for providing streaming media in a communication network 32 2000
 
SONIQCAST, LLC (1)
2004/0117,442 Handheld portable wireless digital content player 89 2003
 
SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA INC. (1)
2006/0041,627 System and method for effectively exchanging photo data in an instant messaging environment 17 2004
 
STREAMSAGE, INC. (1)
2005/0216,443 Method and system for indexing and searching timed media information based upon relevance intervals 90 2003
 
SUN MICROSYSTEMS, INC. (1)
2004/0162,871 Infrastructure for accessing a peer-to-peer network environment 234 2003
 
TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LTD. (1)
2005/0138,543 Computer-based training system and method providing multiple format specific media files 9 2003
 
TARQUIN CONSULTING CO., LLC (1)
2004/0205,028 Digital content store system 77 2003
 
TECHNICOLOR DIGITAL CINEMA LLC (1)
6,829,033 Presentation scheduling in digital cinema system 14 2002
 
TECHNOLOGY INNOVATIONS ASSOCIATES, LLC (1)
7,275,063 Computer system for automatic organization, indexing and viewing of information from multiple sources 94 2003
 
TRANS WORLD NEW YORK, LLC (1)
2006/0190,410 Digital content distribution systems and methods 23 2006
 
U S WEST TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
5,748,956 Method and system for managing multimedia assets for proper deployment on interactive networks 60 1995
 
VERISIGN ICX CORPORATION (1)
2002/0126,135 Image sharing for instant messaging 40 2002
 
VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC. (1)
2003/0071,851 Methods and apparatus for controlling a plurality of applications 26 2002
 
VIGO MEDIA, LLC (1)
2006/0143,236 Interactive music playlist sharing system and methods 169 2005
 
VISTEON GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
6,820,238 Rotary control for quick playlist navigation in a vehicular multimedia player 9 2002
 
WebHound Corporation (1)
2005/0021,398 Method and system for downloading digital content over a network 83 2003
 
ZAPMEDIA SERVICES, INC. (1)
7,020,704 System and method for distributing media assets to user devices via a portal synchronized by said user devices 92 2000
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (11)
6,477,704 Method of gathering and utilizing demographic information from request-based media delivery system 88 1999
2001/0018,858 Multimedia content delivery system and method 103 2001
2002/0188,363 Apparatus and method for providing entertainment media 18 2001
2003/0041,108 Enhancement of communications by peer-to-peer collaborative web browsing 64 2001
2002/0151,327 Program selector and guide system and method 331 2001
2004/0064,476 Computer program, method, and media player 48 2002
2003/0212,710 System for tracking activity and delivery of advertising over a file network 105 2003
2005/0091,069 System and method for renting or purchasing goods via a communications network 29 2003
2005/0102,191 Method for retailing electronic media 20 2003
2005/0114,324 System and method for improved searching on the internet or similar networks and especially improved MetaNews and/or improved automatically generated newspapers 93 2004
2006/0133,768 Methods and apparatus for tracking consumer preferences in a video rental system 11 2004

Patent Citation Ranking

Forward Cite Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
NAPO ENTERPRISES, LLC (12)
8,620,699 Heavy influencer media recommendations 1 2006
8,090,606 Embedded media recommendations 10 2006
8,059,646 System and method for identifying music content in a P2P real time recommendation network 17 2006
8,112,720 System and method for automatically and graphically associating programmatically-generated media item recommendations related to a user's socially recommended media items 13 2007
8,327,266 Graphical user interface system for allowing management of a media item playlist based on a preference scoring system 1 2007
8,285,776 System and method for processing a received media item recommendation message comprising recommender presence information 0 2007
8,396,951 Method and system for populating a content repository for an internet radio service based on a recommendation network 0 2007
7,970,922 P2P real time media recommendations 19 2008
8,200,602 System and method for creating thematic listening experiences in a networked peer media recommendation environment 6 2009
8,422,490 System and method for identifying music content in a P2P real time recommendation network 1 2010
8,434,024 System and method for automatically and graphically associating programmatically-generated media item recommendations related to a user's socially recommended media items 2 2011
8,762,847 Graphical user interface system for allowing management of a media item playlist based on a preference scoring system 0 2012
 
APPLE INC. (9)
7,840,570 System and method for acquiring and adding data on the playing of elements or multimedia files 11 2005
8,521,611 Article trading among members of a community 0 2007
8,671,000 Method and arrangement for providing content to multimedia devices 0 2008
8,583,671 Mediaset generation system 0 2009
8,312,024 System and method for acquiring and adding data on the playing of elements or multimedia files 0 2010
8,745,048 Systems and methods for promotional media item selection and promotional program unit generation 0 2010
8,620,919 Media item clustering based on similarity data 0 2012
8,543,575 System for browsing through a music catalog using correlation metrics of a knowledge base of mediasets 0 2012
8,477,786 Messaging system and service 0 2012
 
LEMI TECHNOLOGY, LLC (3)
8,060,525 Method and system for generating media recommendations in a distributed environment based on tagging play history information with location information 11 2007
8,117,193 Tunersphere 9 2008
8,577,874 Tunersphere 1 2012
 
BLACKBERRY LIMITED (1)
8,577,420 System and method for providing visual indicators in a media application 0 2011
 
GOOGLE INC. (1)
8,825,668 Method and apparatus for updating song playlists based on received user ratings 0 2011
 
MICROSOFT CORPORATION (1)
8,732,473 Claim based content reputation service 0 2010
 
RESEARCH IN MOTION LIMITED (1)
7,920,901 System and method for providing visual indicators in a media application 0 2007
 
SONY CORPORATION (1)
8,694,656 System and method for creating a viewing social network 0 2011
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
8,874,554 Turnersphere 0 2013

Maintenance Fees

Fee Large entity fee small entity fee micro entity fee due date
7.5 Year Payment $3600.00 $1800.00 $900.00 Nov 25, 2017
11.5 Year Payment $7400.00 $3700.00 $1850.00 Nov 25, 2021
Fee Large entity fee small entity fee micro entity fee
Surcharge - 7.5 year - Late payment within 6 months $160.00 $80.00 $40.00
Surcharge - 11.5 year - Late payment within 6 months $160.00 $80.00 $40.00
Surcharge after expiration - Late payment is unavoidable $700.00 $350.00 $175.00
Surcharge after expiration - Late payment is unintentional $1,640.00 $820.00 $410.00