US Patent No: 7,797,446

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Method and system for updating playlists

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Improved techniques for automatic (or dynamic) updating (or maintaining) of playlists for a media system that stores and plays media content for a user of the media system. The automatic update to playlists can occur when additional media content is added to or removed from the media system. The automatic update to playlists can also occur when previously stored media content is otherwise altered.

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APPLE INC.CUPERTINO, CA15289

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Heller, David San Jose, US 89 3246
Robbin, Jeffrey L Los Altos, US 156 5837

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
* 2010/0287,308 Intelligent Interaction Between Media Player and Host Computer 10 2010
 
Sprint Communications Company L.P. (1)
* 9,342,207 Presenting media instances on a communication device 0 2009
 
APPLE INC. (31)
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8,150,937 Wireless synchronization between media player and host device 9 2004
* 2006/0156,239 Persistent group of media items for a media device 36 2005
* 2006/0015,378 Publishing, browsing, rating and purchasing of groups of media items 71 2005
9,104,294 Linked widgets 0 2006
8,869,027 Management and generation of dashboards 2 2006
* 8,566,732 Synchronization of widgets and dashboards 3 2006
* 2007/0130,541 Synchronization of widgets and dashboards 95 2006
* 2008/0086,494 Transfer and synchronization of media data 22 2006
8,850,140 Data backup for mobile device 0 2007
8,631,088 Prioritized data synchronization with host device 3 2007
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* 2008/0168,526 Prioritized Data Synchronization with Host Device 32 2007
9,268,830 Multiple media type synchronization between host computer and media device 0 2007
8,046,369 Media asset rating system 1 2007
* 2009/0063,543 Media Asset Rating System 19 2007
8,954,871 User-centric widgets and dashboards 0 2007
8,583,671 Mediaset generation system 2 2009
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* 8,103,793 Method and system for updating playlists 5 2009
9,032,318 Widget security 0 2010
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8,443,038 Network media device 1 2011
* 8,495,246 Method and system for updating playlists 1 2012
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SONOS, INC. (3)
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RED HAT, INC. (6)
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8,612,483 Link swarming in an open overlay for social networks and online services 2 2006
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8,612,539 Systems and methods for providing customized media channels 1 2010
8,463,780 System and method for providing a personalized media service 0 2010
8,463,870 Personalized audio system and method 0 2011
9,348,907 Personalized audio system and method 0 2013
9,172,732 System and method for providing a personalized media service 0 2013
 
YAHOO! INC. (1)
9,002,879 Method for sharing and searching playlists 0 2012
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