08050652 is referenced by 155 patents and cites 193 patents.

A network-enabled audio device that provides a display device that allows the user to select playlists of music much like a jukebox is disclosed. The user can compose playlists from disk files, CD's, Internet streaming audio broadcasts, online music sites, and other audio sources. The user can also select a desired Web broadcast from a list of available Web broadcasts. In addition, the user can play standard audio CD's and MP3 encoded CD's and have access to local AM/FM stations. Further, the software, the user controls, and the display in the network-enabled audio device are operably configured and connected such that the user can listen to playlists that include CD's and other audio sources just as the user would choose a playlist in a jukebox. The user accesses a server site via a PC and the Internet. From the server site, the user obtains a list of the devices in his or her Internet Personal Audio Network (IPAN) and what songs are on those devices. The IPAN includes an IPAN server, an IPAN client, and IPAN software stored on the network-enabled audio device. Thus, the network-enabled audio device provides people who are or are not comfortable with computers a way of taking music from various sources and putting it into one place for listening pleasure. In one embodiment, the Personal Computer (PC) is used to compose the playlists, but the user is able to listen to playlists and other audio sources without using the PC.

Title
Method and device for an internet radio capable of obtaining playlist content from a content server
Application Number
11/563232
Publication Number
8050652 (B2)
Application Date
November 27, 2006
Publication Date
November 1, 2011
Inventor
Daniel D Sheppard
Brea
CA, US
Safi Qureshey
Santa Ana
CA, US
Agent
Withrow & Terranova PLLC
Assignee
Horsham Enterprises
DE, US
IPC
H04N 5/445
G06F 15/16
H05K 11/00
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