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Novel usage removable memory device for Digital Data broadcast receivers

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000127446D
Publication Date: 2005-Aug-30
Document File: 2 page(s) / 23K

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The IP.com Prior Art Database

Related People

Peter Shintani, et al.: INVENTOR

Abstract

In many countries, analog broadcast radio services also offer digital data serviced, such as RDS or text services. Digital audio radio broadcasts whether terrestrial or satellite also offer digital data services. In addition to time and navigation related information, program content information is available or can be made available. While driving a vehicle, it is inconvenient to have to write down the name of a song or a program. It can also be a safety concern. Here a novel usage of a removable memory device to digitally memorize the associated digital information from the broadcast receiver is proposed. For example, an interesting product is advertised via a program on current topics. The driver would like to write down the name of the product. Instead of physically trying to write down the name of the product, merely pressing a button or giving some verbal command, the radio could send the appropriate information including a time stamp, radio station ID, etc. could e written into the removable memory device. Similarly, for music that is played on the radio, the artist’s name, song name, or is available, the CDDB data.

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                                                                                                                                                                Sony Corporation

                                                                                                                                                                Sony Electronics Inc.

                                                                                                                                                                IPD Case #50U8031.00

Title:

Novel usage removable memory device for Digital Data broadcast receivers

Description:

In many countries, analog broadcast radio services also offer digital data serviced, such as RDS or text services.  Digital audio radio broadcasts whether terrestrial or satellite also offer digital data services.  In addition to time and navigation related information, program content information is available or can be made available.  While driving a vehicle, it is inconvenient to have to write down the name of a song or a program.  It can also be a safety concern.  Here a novel usage of a removable memory device to digitally memorize the associated digital information from the broadcast receiver is proposed.  For example, an interesting product is advertised via a program on current topics.  The driver would like to write down the name of the product.  Instead of physically trying to write down the name of the product, merely pressing a button or giving some verbal command, the radio could send the appropriate information including a time stamp, radio station ID, etc. could e written into the removable memory device.  Similarly, for music that is played on the radio, the artist’s name, song name, or is available, the CDDB data.

Inventor:

Peter Shintani, et al.

Invention Disclosure:

E-marker was a service that allowed you to bookmark songs off of the radio.  A music station playlist database was then referenced when the user hooked up the E-marker through their USB interface on their PC.  The device then matched the time of the tagging on the E-marker and the time of the BDS playlist for that station.  If there was a match, the song and artist was then listed for the customer.  This service was terminated i...