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Title: US6061680: Method and system for finding approximate matches in database
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Country: US United States of America

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Inventor: Scherf, Steven Douglas; Fremont, CA
Kan, Ti; Sunnyvale, CA
Roberts, Dale Tyson; San Anselmo, CA

Assignee: CDDB, Inc., Carmel, IN
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Published / Filed: 2000-05-09 / 1999-07-16

Application Number: US1999000354167

IPC Code: Advanced: G06F 13/00; G06F 17/30; G07F 17/16; G10K 15/02; G11B 19/02; G11B 27/00; G11B 27/034; G11B 27/10; G11B 27/11; H04H 1/00; H04H 1/02; H04H 1/10; H04L 29/08; H04N 7/173;
IPC-7: G06F 7/00; G06F 15/16;

ECLA Code: G11B27/11; G06F17/30E4; G06F17/30E4P1; G06F17/30W9; G06Q20/12; G06Q20/123; G06Q20/1235; G06Q30/02; G11B19/02; G11B27/034; G11B27/10A1; S11B220/21B; S11B220/25D2; S11B220/25D3; S11B220/41;

U.S. Class: Current: 001/001; 707/999.003; 707/999.01; 707/E17.009; 707/E17.119; 709/217; 709/232; G9B/019.001; G9B/027.012; G9B/027.019; G9B/027.021;
Original: 707/003; 707/010; 709/217; 709/232;

Field of Search: 707/003,10 709/217,232

Priority Number:
1999-07-16  US1999000354167
1997-04-15  US1997000838082

Abstract:     Entertainment content complementary to a musical recording is delivered to a user's computer by means of a computer network link. The user employs a browser to access the computer network. A plug-in for the browser is able to control an audio CD or other device for playing the musical recording. A script stored on the remote computer accessed over the network is downloaded. The script synchronizes the delivery of the complementary entertainment content with the play of the musical recording.

Attorney, Agent or Firm: Staas & Halsey, LLP ;

Primary / Asst. Examiners: Lim, Krisna;

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Application Number Filed Patent Pub. Date  Title
US1997000838082 1997-04-15    1999-11-16  Network delivery of interactive entertainment synchronized to playback of audio recordings

Parent Case:

    This is a divisional of U.S. patent application Ser. No. 08/838,082 filed Apr. 15, 1997, now U.S. Pat. No. 5,987,525, issued on Nov. 16, 1999.

Designated Country: AU CA EP JP 

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What is claimed is:     1. At least one computer program stored on a computer-readable medium, embodying a method of searching for a match in a database of a plurality of records, where the records in the database include length information and number of segments for recordings corresponding to the records, comprising:
  • calculating approximate length information for the records in the database and for a selected recording having a number of segments; and
  • determining at least one approximately matching record in the database for the selected recording based on the number of segments and the approximate length information.

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Other Abstract Info: DERABS G1998-568932

Other References:
  • M. Mascha et al. "Interactive education: Transistioning CD-ROMs to the Web" Computer Network and ISDN Systems, vol. 27, No. 2, Nov. 1994, pp. 267-272. (6 pages) Cited by 20 patents [ISI abstract]
  • International Search Report for PCT/US 98/07660 mailed Nov. 26, 1998.

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