Patent Number: 7,043,536

Title: Method for controlling a computer using an embedded unique code in the content of CD media

Abstract: A method for allowing a user PC (1702) to be controlled in order to effect a connection between the user PC (1702) and a destination node (1706) on a network (306). This is facilitated through an audio source (1700) wherein compact disk recording media has embedded therein an audio signal. When the compact disk recording media is played, the audio signal is extracted by an audio extractor (1600) and transmitted to the user PC, and detected by a program running in the background of the user PC (1702). Once the audible tone is detected, a web browser is launched and the tone or decoded product identifier information associated with the tone is transmitted to an ARS (308) on the network (306). The ARS (308) then compares the information received from the user PC (1702) using information from a relational database (1704). The relational database (1704) contains routing information for various destination nodes (1706) on the network. When a match occurs, the matching information is then forwarded back to the user PC (1702) and this is utilized to route the user PC (1702) to the particular destination node (1706) corresponding to the audible tone for the processing of information received therefrom.

Inventors: Philyaw; Jeffry Jovan (Dallas, TX), Mathews; David Kent (Carrollton, TX)

Assignee: LV Partners, L.P.

International Classification: G06F 15/16 (20060101); G06F 15/173 (20060101); G06F 17/30 (20060101); G06F 7/00 (20060101); H04N 7/173 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/09/02018