Patent Number: 6,490,432

Title: Distributed media on-demand information service

Abstract: Audio and/or video content is remotely stored. A portion of the remotely stored content is transferred to and stored in a mobile on-demand audio and/or video content output device. In addition, a link is transferred to and stored in the mobile output device. The link is associated with the content portion stored in the output device and points to another portion of the remotely stored content that is related to the content portion locally stored on the mobile device. In response to a user command entered on the mobile device, the related portion of the remotely stored content is accessed using a two-way wireless communications system and is transferred from the database to the mobile device for output.

Inventors: Wegener; Albert W. (Portola Valley, CA), Linden; Thomas M. (Los Gatos, CA), Schoellerman; John (San Francisco, CA), Loewenthal; William J. (San Mateo, CA), Bogue; Donald F. (San Mateo, CA)

Assignee: Command Audio Corporation

International Classification: H04M 3/493 (20060101); H04M 3/487 (20060101); H04Q 7/32 (20060101); H04H 001/00 ()

Expiration Date: 12/03/2019