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US20140005812 GENERATING AUDIO REPRESENTATIVE OF AN ENTITY  
Within a network-based system, an entity may be identified by an identifier of the entity. An audio generation machine may be configured to generate an audio piece that represents the entity, and...
US20100191543 Healthcare Computer System  
A hospital bed, patient/nurse call system, and a hospital network are provided. Communication is provided over a packet based communication network.
US20130142377 RACE PROGRESS APPARATUS  
A portable unit usable by a person when carrying out an exercise. The unit is programmable with details of a virtual athlete and their performance in a specific race, to enable the user to race...
US20100141839 Portable Charger With Additional Functionality  
A portable battery charger for a portable media player recharges the portable media player without needing to be plugged into a wall or other stationary power source. The portable battery charger...
US20120165964 INTERACTIVE CONTENT CREATION  
An audio/visual system (e.g., such as an entertainment console or other computing device) plays a base audio track, such as a portion of a pre-recorded song or notes from one or more instruments....
US20110238779 System and Method for Music Resource Connection, Selection and Rating for Providing a Radio Like User Listening Experience  
A novel and useful system and method of automatic resource connection, selection and rating for providing a radio like listening experience to a user. The mechanism is operative to automatically...
US20100325022 Content Provisioning and Revenue Disbursement  
A method for provisioning content to users, including for each of a plurality of items of media content, maintaining information about one or more owners of the item of media content, and...
US20110213475 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INTERACTIVE VISUALIZATION OF MUSIC PROPERTIES  
There is provided a visual music classification and management system. Each music item in a user's collection will be analyzed to identify its musical characteristics along with some estimate of...
US20140096219 Assisted Registration of Audio Sources  
Systems and methods are provided for assisting a user with setting up an audio system with audio content services the user is already registered with. One method may involve receiving a list of a...
US20110153044 DIRECTIONAL AUDIO INTERFACE FOR PORTABLE MEDIA DEVICE  
Methods and apparatus for a user to interact with and control a portable media device through an audio user interface. The audio user interface includes one or more audible control nodes perceived...
US20090240355 MULTIUSER PLAYLIST GENERATION  
Multi-user playlist generation is provided. Users submit their playlists; a pie chart (3-1) is displayed (S3) representing the multi-user playlist generated from the plurality of playlists, such...
US20110015765 CONTROLLING AN AUDIO AND VISUAL EXPERIENCE BASED ON AN ENVIRONMENT  
Systems and methods for controlling an audio and visual experience based on an environment are provided. A system can monitor an environment while playing back music. The system can then identify a...
US20060111801 Automatic classification of media entities according to melodic movement properties  
In connection with a classification system for classifying media entities that merges perceptual classification techniques and digital signal processing classification techniques for improved...
US20140031961 Method and System for Generating Location-Based Playlists  
Methods, systems, and computer programs are presented for generating location-based playlists. The disclosed method includes providing a music service for generating playlists for a location,...
US20130211566 Using Local Codecs  
In one embodiment, a method is provided. The method includes evaluating local codecs of a cellular telephone. The method further includes playing a content file with a media player on the cellular...
US20110222705 AUDIO BROADCAST COLLECTING METHOD  
An audio broadcast collecting method includes a plurality of steps. In one step, an audio broadcast collecting system simultaneously receives a single audio broadcast in a plurality of audio...
US20060287746 Network Speaker for an Audio Network Distribution System  
The present invention is a network speaker 100 for an audio network distribution system 20. The present invention includes a network interface 110 that couples the network controller 120 to the...
US20120245721 MANAGING PLAYBACK OF SYNCHRONIZED CONTENT  
A computing device may provide a control interface that enables the user to manage the synchronized output of companion content (e.g., textual content and corresponding audio content). For example,...
US20110106283 Child's media player with automatic wireless synchronization from content servers with adult management and content creation  
A system and method for remotely delivering customized content to children using a series of private libraries of digital content files (music files, video files, pictures, digital storybooks, and...
US20120170798 METHOD OF ENHANCING RENDERING OF CONTENT ITEM, CLIENT SYSTEM AND SERVER SYSTEM  
A method and system of providing further information on a content item is described. The method may include receiving a portion of the content item via a microphone of a user device. The received...
US20110178947 GREETER METHODS AND SYSTEMS  
A restaurant greeter method includes storing a plurality of greeting messages in memory of a greeter, associating at least one greeting message with a specific time of day, playing the at least one...
US20120245723 PREFERENCE ENGINE DRIVEN PERSONALIZED MUSIC SERVICE  
The disclosed methods and systems provide for a preference engine driven personalized music service that can be implemented in consumer electronic device, such as set top box, that is capable of...
US20120215330 METHOD FOR PROVIDING BACKGROUND MUSIC  
Apparatus and methods for serving ambient music area described herein.
US20080051917 Network Audio Speaker System  
The present invention relates to speaker systems and, more particularly, to a network audio speaker system, in which a speaker management system compresses and transmits original audio signals to...
US20110112671 System and method for providing music based on a mood  
A system provides music that matches the mood of an e-book when the e-book is read on an e-Reader. The system comprises several sub-components to calculate a user's average reading speed, analyze...
US20110054650 METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR APPLICATION PROCEDURE MANAGEMENT  
Methods and systems for application procedure management are provided. First, an event is received, wherein the event defines a normal procedure and a specific procedure. In response to the event,...
US20110166679 AUDIO FILE EDITING SYSTEM AND METHOD  
An audio file editing system enabling creation and editing of audio content within a single multi-layer audio file. The audio editor and method of the invention enables “layering” of audio con...
US20110271208 Location-Aware Conferencing With Entertainment Options  
A method for providing a virtual conference is described. The method includes a conferencing system that configures a virtual conference location; the conferencing system playing a personalized...
US20110313553 PREDICTIVE RESAMPLER SCHEDULER ALGORITHM  
A predictive resampler scheduler algorithm may be provided. An audio frame may be received from a producer. The audio frame may be transmitted to a consumer and a delay between receiving the audio...
US20100301115 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR GENERATING, READING AND TRANSFERRING IDENTIFIERS  
Systems and methods for generating, reading and transferring identifiers are disclosed. In one embodiment, a handheld system for associating a selected audio content with an object includes an...
US20050113947 Programmable system panel apparatus and method  
A digitally enabled speaker amplifier system not only offers substantial numbers of analog loudspeaker outputs in response to a command to emit a selected tone or alarm signal but also supports...
US20110009988 CONTENT REPRODUCTION APPARATUS AND CONTENT REPRODUCTION METHOD  
The present invention allows a user to enjoyably select a music content, which meets the user's potential likes, for a short period of time without stressing the user. The present invention selects...
US20110113331 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DYNAMIC VISUAL PRESENTATION OF DIGITAL AUDIO CONTENT  
There is provided a system and method that allows a user to visually manage and work with large numbers of digital audio tiles. Each audio file will preferably be analyzed by the instant invention,...
US20110029867 MUSIC REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF PORTABLE TERMINAL  
A music reproducing apparatus and method of a portable terminal are provided. The music reproducing apparatus includes a Graphical User Interface (GUI) for guiding users to control outputs of music...
US20110112667 Gaming Audio Codec System and Method  
Various embodiments disclosed herein are directed to a method for playing an audio file using an audio codec engine system in a gaming environment. The method comprising: reading an audio file into...
US20130259275 Stereo MP3 System  
A stereo system for listening to music and other content is provided. The stereo system comprises a stereo and an MP3 device mounted within the stereo. The MP3 device stores and plays downloaded...
US20110035031 PERSONALIZED ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM  
A method of operating an entertainment system includes computer-implemented steps including accessing a remote electronic collection of audio/video recordings. The collection is associated with a...
US20130090752 Song Replacement with Content Scheduling in Streaming Media  
When a downstream radio station is streaming content being played on a main radio station, the streaming content can be altered to substitute a different song than the one being played on the main...
US20090192637 Dynamically serving altered sound content  
In altering sound content of an audiovisual product, for example, a video game, a computer program, motion picture, television program, commercial or other like products, a server system identifies...
US20100318204 VIRTUAL PHONOGRAPH  
A computer-based method and system to play back an audio file, and to display and animate a virtual phonograph turntable on a touch-screen similar to the movement of a record and stylus in a...
US20100325137 Method and system for musical multimedia content classification, creation and combination of musical multimedia play lists based on user contextual preferences  
A method for creating, sharing, combining, and analyzing musical multimedia play lists based on a user contextual classification. Musical multimedia is media that utilizes a combination of...
US20110060432 METHOD FOR TESTING AUDIO FUNCTION OF COMPUTER  
In a method for testing computer audio function, a computer obtains and saves a sample audio file therein. An audio playback module of the computer plays the sample audio file. An audio record...
US20070050062 CLOSED LOOP ANALOG SIGNAL PROCESSOR ("CLASP") SYSTEM  
A system, apparatus, device, and method for recording sounds and music with the character and sonic benefits of a genuine analog tape recording is disclosed. More specifically, an...
US20120041954 System and method for providing conditional background music for user-generated content and broadcast media  
A system and method for providing conditional background music for user-generated content and broadcast videos. The method includes: detecting that a particular song is specified to serve as...
US20120245720 MANAGING PLAYBACK OF SYNCHRONIZED CONTENT  
A computing device may provide a control interface that enables the user to manage the synchronized output of companion content (e.g., textual content and corresponding audio content). For example,...
US20120065752 Audio Recorder and Player for Persons with Impaired Vision  
A sound recorder and player has a main body that is shaped to be held in the palm of either the right or left hand, with finger grips that associate recorder/player functions with each finger of...
US20120303146 Sound Enhancer For Portable Media Player  
In one embodiment, a sound enhancer is couplable to a portable media player and is configured to redirect sound from a speaker of the portable media player towards a user for enhancing the user's...
US20140046464 Acoustic Signatures in a Playback System  
Embodiments described herein provide for acoustic signatures in a playback system. According to an embodiment, a playback device transmits an acoustic signature. According to another embodiment,...
US20110209061 METHOD FOR PLAYING BACK AUDIO FILES WITH AN AUDIO REPRODUCTION DEVICE  
A method for playing back audio files with an audio reproduction device and an audio reproduction device are described.
US20130018495 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING CONTENT TO AN EARPIECE IN ACCORDANCE WITH A PRIVACY FILTER AND CONTENT SELECTION RULE  
Methods, apparatus and computer program products provide an improved technique for downloading or otherwise providing content to an earpiece. In this regard, a method may be provided that includes...