08918480 is referenced by 13 patents and cites 573 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, system, and device for the distribution of internet radio content
Application Number
11/697833
Publication Number
8918480 (B2)
Application Date
April 9, 2007
Publication Date
December 23, 2014
Inventor
Daniel D Sheppard
Brea
CA, US
Safi Qureshey
Santa Ana
CA, US
Assignee
Black Hills Media
DE, US
IPC
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H04M 3/533
H04M 3/53
G06F 21/10
H04L 29/08
H04L 29/06
H04L 12/28
H04H 60/74
H04H 60/06
H04H 20/82
H04H 20/38
H04B 1/08
G06Q 30/06
G06F 17/30
G06F 15/16
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