Engine
US007970379B2
(12) Ulllted States Patent
(10) Patent N0.:
White et a].
(54)
(45) Date of Patent:
PROVIDING BROADCAST CONTENT
4,401,348 A
4,407,564 A
(75) Inventors: Russell W. White, Austin, TX (US);
4,481,584 A
(73) Assignee: Af?nity Labs of Texas, LLC, Austin,
TX (Us)
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Kevin R- Imes, Austln, TX (Us)
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App1_ NO; 12/495,115
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4/1988 Brown et al.
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(22) Filed:
Jun. 30, 2009
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CA
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OTHER PUBLICATIONS
Continuation of application No. 12/015,320, ?led on
Aj?nl'ly Labs OfTQWS, LLC, Plaintiff, VAPP/e, 1m?» Defendant, CA
Jan, 16, 2008, now Pat, No, 7,778,595, which is a
continuation of application No, 10/947,755, ?led on
Sep. 23, 2004, noW Pat. No. 7,324,833, and a
continuation of application No. 09/537,812, ?led on
Mar. 28, 2000, noW Pat. No. 7,187,947.
No. 9:09-cv-00047-RC (Eastern District of Texas), Complaint (pp.
1-7), With Exhibits A, Band C, Filed Mar. 24, 2009. 76 pages in total.
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Int- Cl'
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Primary Examiner i ErikaA Gary
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(2008.01)
ABSTRACT
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A method for Providing broadcast Content is disclosed The
method maintains a system to deliver regionally broadcasted
content to an electronic device located outside a region of the
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References Cited
regionally broadcasted content, provides an application for
the electronic device that alloWs the electronic device to
US. PATENT DOCUMENTS
broadcasted content even if the electronic device is located
(56)
request a streaming media signal representing the regionally
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outside of the region, and communicates the streaming media
signal to the electronic device responsive to a user request.
21 Claims, 9 Drawing Sheets
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4,802,492 A
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4,807,292 A
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4,809,177 A
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5’539’658 A
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4,812,843 A
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5,553,661 A
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4,905,272 A
4,914,705 A
4,977,509 A
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5’555’502 A
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5,557,541 A
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5,576,724 A
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536253608 A
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5,270,689 A
5,274,560 A
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5,639,305 A
5,646,608 A
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7/1997 Shintani
5,650,929 A
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5,653,386
5,654,715
5,657,221
5,661,652
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8/1997 Warmanetal.
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5564228 A
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5,400,246 A
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9/1994 1161111 61111.‘
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5,440,428
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5,450,321
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Even if an IBOC solution becomes commercially available
PROVIDING BROADCAST CONTENT
in the United States, IBOC digital radio may suffer from
several shortcomings. For example, there may global stan
dardiZation problems. Though the United States favors
IBOC, the European and Canadian communities seem to
favor L-Band making the establishment of a global standard
dif?cult.
This application is a continuation of US. patent applica
tion Ser. No. 12/015,320, ?led, Jan. 16, 2008, Which is now
US. Pat. No. 7,778,595, Which issued on Aug. 17, 2010
entitled “Method for Managing Media,” Which is a continu
ation of Ser. No. 10/947,755, ?led Sep. 23, 2004, Which is
now US. Pat. No. 7,324,833, Which issued on Jan. 29, 2008,
Which is a continuation of Ser. No. 09/537,812, ?led Mar. 28,
2000, Which is now US. Pat. No. 7,187,947, Which issued on
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
A more complete understanding of the present embodi
ments and advantages thereof may be acquired by referring to
the folloWing description taken in conjunction With the
accompanying draWings, in Which like reference numbers
indicate like features, and Wherein:
FIG. 1 depicts a general system for Wirelessly communi
Mar. 6, 2007, the disclosures of Which are all hereby incor
porated herein by reference in their entirety for all purposes.
FIELD OF THE DISCLOSURE
The present disclosure relates to digitally stored content
and, more speci?cally, to a content delivery system and
method.
cating selective information to an electronic device in accor
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BACKGROUND
The ?rst commercial radio stations in the United States
began operation around 1 920. Today, there may be as many as
12,000 radio stations in the United States programming in
dance With one aspect of the present invention;
FIG. 2 illustrates a block diagram of a method of Wirelessly
communicating selected information to an electronic device;
FIG. 3 illustrates an electronic device operable to receive
selected audio information in accordance With the teachings
of the present invention;
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FIG. 4 illustrates a graphical user interface (GUI) for dis
playing selectable audio information according to one aspect
several distinct formats. When broadcasting their respective
of the present invention;
signals, these radio stations often use an analog signal, Which
may be modulated based on frequency or amplitude. Fre
quency modulated (FM) radio appears to be the dominant
FIG. 5A illustrates a portable radio system having a mount
for an electronic device according to one embodiment of the
entertainment medium While amplitude modulated (AM)
present invention;
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radio seems to be a popular outlet for neWs and information.
Unfortunately, analog radio may be unable to provide the
the present invention;
sound quality and consistency that radio listeners desire. As
FIG. 6 illustrates a block diagram of a system for commu
such, several broadcasting related companies have begun to
consider a movement to digital radio. Unlike analog radio
FIG. 5B illustrates an automobile console having a mount
for coupling an electronic device according to one aspect of
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reception, digital radio reception may be able to provide
nicating voice mail messages using email according to one
embodiment of the present invention;
compact disk (CD) quality sound While remaining virtually
FIG. 7 illustrates a How chart for providing voice email
messages according to one embodiment of the present inven
immune to interference. Being immune to interference may
tion;
result in reducing static groWls or “multipath” echoes, echoes
caused by signal re?ections off buildings or topographical
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features.
Some countries, like Canada and many European coun
tries, may choose to have digital radio operate in a single
digital radio band such as the L-band betWeen 1452-1492
megahertz (MHZ). This band Would alloW the reception of
both terrestrially and satellite-originated signals. By com
parison, FM radio typically operates betWeen 88 and 108
MHZ While AM radio typically operates betWeen 0.525 and
1.705 MHZ. Neither of these bands alloWs for easy transmis
sion via satellite.
Canada proposed using the L-Band for digital radio as
early as 1992. Several countries throughout the World have
since agreed to use the L-Band for digital radio With one
notable exception. It appears the United States has chosen not
to operate its digital radio Within the L-Band. In the United
FIG. 8 illustrates a How diagram of a method for providing
selected audio information to an electronic device according
to one embodiment of the present invention; and
FIG. 9 illustrates an automobile console having a mount for
an electronic device according to one embodiment of the
present invention.
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DETAILED DESCRIPTION
The conceptual groundWork for the present invention
includes Wirelessly communicating selective information to
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an electronic device. According to one aspect, a user may
interact With the Internet to select information, such as audio
information, and Wirelessly communicate the selected infor
mation to an electronic device. The electronic device receives
the information via a Wireless communications netWork and
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processes the information accordingly. In a particulariZed
States, the L-Band may already be committed for military
form, a user may select information from an Internet Website
uses. Apparently, the United States plans to adopt a system
called in-band on-channel, or IBOC, Which ?ts Within the AM
operable to alloW selectivity of audio information such as
songs, on-line radio stations, on-line broadcasts, streaming
audio, or other selectable information. Upon selecting the
and FM frequencies.
IBOC technology may offer some advantages over L-Band
transmissions. For example, there may be no need for neW
spectrum allocations. There may be backWard and forWard
compatibility With existing AM and FM systems on both the
transmitter and receiver sides, and there may be a loW-invest
ment upgrade to digital systems. Unfortunately, a Workable
IBOC solution is yet to be seen though technology may some
day make IBOC digital radio commercially possible.
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audio information, information or data associated With the
selected audio information is Wirelessly communicated to an
electronic device. The electronic device may then be used to
process the selected audio information. In this manner, a user
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may receive selective audio information via a Wireless elec
tronic device.
In one form, the electronic device may be operable to
communicate With an individual’s automobile audio system.
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