Patent Number: 6,170,060

Title: Method and apparatus for targeting a digital information playback device

Abstract: A method, apparatus, and article of manufacture for targeting a digital information playback device. A device ID and or a group ID is embedded in the playback device. A device ID or a group ID is also embedded in a digital information file. Upon receiving the digital information file, the device ID or the group ID of the playback device is compared to that contained in the digital information file. The digital information file is then played if either the device ID or the group ID of the digital information file matches that of the playback device.

Inventors: Mott; Timothy (Ketchum, ID), Story; Guy (New York, NY), Jun; Benjamin Che-Ming (Palo Alto, CA), Pai; Samuel Hong-Yen (Carlsbad, CA), Kocher; Paul (Menlo Park, CA)

Assignee: Audible, Inc.

International Classification: G06F 11/00 (20060101); G11B 20/00 (20060101); H04N 7/173 (20060101); H04N 7/16 (20060101); H04L 009/00 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018