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IMPROVED SEARCH FEATURES ON MINI-DISC/CD PLAYER

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000021381D
Original Publication Date: 2000-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Jan-16
Document File: 1 page(s) / 20K

Publishing Venue

Sony Technical Digest

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Fracka Friskey Doreian: INVENTOR [+2]

Abstract

This invention addresses the sometimes frustrating task of searching through the contents of a mini-disc or a CD. It helps solve this problem by allowing the user to jump anywhere between 10 to 30 seconds into a song after the pressing of a button. After each successive pressing of the skip button, the player would jump another 10 to 30 seconds into the selected track. This invention creates the ability to quickly find information that the user is looking for, and to easily re-visit a specific section of a track.

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Sony Technical Digest, Volume 3, November 2000, ISSN 1521-5180

IMPROVED SEARCH FEATURES ON MINI-DISC/CD PLAYER

Invention by:

Fracka Friskey Doreian

Louis Noujaim

This invention addresses the sometimes frustrating task of searching through the contents of a mini-disc or a CD. It helps solve this problem by allowing the user to jump anywhere between 10 to 30 seconds into a song after the pressing of a button. After each successive pressing of the skip button, the player would jump another 10 to 30 seconds into the selected track. This invention creates the ability to quickly find information that the user is looking for, and to easily re-visit a specific section of a track.

This invention can be easily implemented into the mini-disc or CD player's software. Depending on the level of the player, the user could further refine the time-span of the skipĀ­ search. Some players could have an extra button that would turn the skip function on and off, which would allow the users to use the standard forward and reverse buttons available on all mini-disc and CD players.

This innovation could also be applied to DVD players or other similar technology.

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