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, CA16843

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Heller, David San Jose, US 89 3618
Robbin, Jeffrey L Los Altos, US 167 6722

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
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. (41)
8,261,246 Method and system for dynamically populating groups in a developer environment 3 2004
8,150,937 Wireless synchronization between media player and host device 12 2004
9,412,417 Persistent group of media items for a media device 0 2005
* 2006/0156,239 Persistent group of media items for a media device 42 2005
* 2006/0015,378 Publishing, browsing, rating and purchasing of groups of media items 73 2005
9,104,294 Linked widgets 10 2006
8,869,027 Management and generation of dashboards 11 2006
* 8,566,732 Synchronization of widgets and dashboards 8 2006
* 2007/0130,541 Synchronization of widgets and dashboards 113 2006
* 2008/0086,494 Transfer and synchronization of media data 25 2006
8,850,140 Data backup for mobile device 1 2007
8,631,088 Prioritized data synchronization with host device 4 2007
* 2008/0168,245 Data Backup for Mobile Device 49 2007
* 2008/0168,525 Background Data Transmission between Media Device and Host Device 23 2007
* 2008/0168,526 Prioritized Data Synchronization with Host Device 38 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 23 2007
8,954,871 User-centric widgets and dashboards 6 2007
* 2009/0183,060 Unified Media Presentation for Media Devices 11 2008
8,583,671 Mediaset generation system 2 2009
8,148,622 Media playback queuing for playback management 15 2009
* 8,103,793 Method and system for updating playlists 5 2009
9,417,888 Management of user interface elements in a display environment 0 2010
9,032,318 Widget security 8 2010
9,513,930 Workflow widgets 0 2010
* 8,626,952 Intelligent interaction between media player and host computer 0 2010
8,443,038 Network media device 2 2011
* 8,495,246 Method and system for updating playlists 4 2012
8,983,905 Merging playlists from multiple sources 1 2012
8,624,098 Media playback queuing for playback management 2 2012
8,683,009 Wireless synchronization between media player and host device 5 2012
8,620,919 Media item clustering based on similarity data 3 2012
9,507,503 Remote access to layer and user interface elements 0 2012
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9,448,683 Network media device 0 2013
9,507,780 Media playback queuing for playback management 0 2014
9,405,766 Prioritized data synchronization with host device 0 2014
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9,483,164 User-centric widgets and dashboards 0 2014
9,400,596 User-centric widgets and dashboards 0 2014
 
SONY CORPORATION (2)
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SILVER STATE INTELLECTUAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (3)
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9,460,100 System and method for audio and video portable publishing system 0 2014
 
SONOS, INC. (11)
9,501,533 Private queue for a media playback system 0 2013
9,361,371 Playlist update in a media playback system 0 2013
9,485,545 Inconsistent queues 0 2014
9,467,737 Zone group control 0 2014
9,460,755 Queue identification 0 2014
9,538,236 Systems and methods for networked music playback 0 2014
9,537,852 Cloud queue access control 0 2015
9,497,182 Cloud queue access control 0 2015
9,363,254 Cloud queue access control 1 2015
9,363,255 Cloud queue playhead 1 2015
9,521,454 Associating playback devices with playback queues 0 2015
 
MYSTRANDS, INC. (1)
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RED HAT, INC. (6)
* 9,165,282 Shared playlist management for open overlay for social networks and online services 0 2006
8,688,742 Open overlay for social networks and online services 8 2006
8,615,550 Client-side data scraping for open overlay for social networks and online services 3 2006
8,612,483 Link swarming in an open overlay for social networks and online services 2 2006
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8,626,837 Identity management for open overlay for social networks and online services 1 2012
 
Music Choice (12)
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* 8,051,146 Personalized audio system and method 0 2007
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8,214,462 System and method for providing a personalized media service 1 2007
* 8,060,584 Personalized audio system and method 4 2009
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 2 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
 
HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD. (1)
9,002,879 Method for sharing and searching playlists 3 2012
 
YONDER MUSIC INC. (1)
* 9,537,913 Method and system for delivery of audio content for use on wireless mobile device 0 2014
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