Global Patent Index - EP 1161751 A1

EP 1161751 A1 2001-12-12 - APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DISTRIBUTED RECORDING OF MUSIC ON PORTABLE DIGITAL MEDIA AT A RETAIL PREMISES

Title (en)

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DISTRIBUTED RECORDING OF MUSIC ON PORTABLE DIGITAL MEDIA AT A RETAIL PREMISES

Title (de)

VORRICHTUNG UND VERFAHREN ZUR VERTEILTEN MUSIKAUFNAHME AUF TRAGBARE DIGITALE MEDIEN AN EINEM VERKAUFSPUNKT

Title (fr)

ENREGISTREMENT DISTRIBUE DE MUSIQUE SUR UN SUPPORT NUMERIQUE PORTABLE DANS UN MAGASIN DE DETAIL ET APPAREIL A CET EFFET

Publication

EP 1161751 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 00917800 A

Priority

  • US 0006078 W
  • US 26566199 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0054231A1] A multi-station audio distribution apparatus having at least two listening stations, a data control mechanism and a listening station interface mechanism disposed between the listening stations and the data control mechanism. Each of the listening stations has a user input in the form of a bar code scanner to enter an audio material selection and each has an audio output. The data control mechanism retrieves digitized audio material corresponding to each of the user's audio material selections. The listening station interface mechanism transfers the user's input from each of the listening stations to the data control mechanism, receives the digitized audio materials corresponding to each user's input from the data control mechanism, converts the digital audio materials to analog audio signals and transfers the analog audio signals to each of the respective listening stations for the audio output. An apparatus for distributed recording of music on portable digital media at a retail premises, comprising a music memory containing a plurality of digitally-stored music selections; a plurality of preview stations distributed throughout the retail premises; a plurality of portable digital media adapted to store music selections from the music memory; and a main computer connected to the music memory and to the preview stations.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

G07F 17/16; G11B 27/031

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G07F 17/16 (2006.01); G11B 27/031 (2006.01); G11B 27/34 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G07F 17/16 (2013.01); G11B 27/031 (2013.01); G11B 27/34 (2013.01); G11B 2220/218 (2013.01); G11B 2220/2529 (2013.01); G11B 2220/2545 (2013.01); G11B 2220/2562 (2013.01); G11B 2220/41 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 0054231A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT DE ES FR GB IT

EPO simple patent family

WO 0054231 A1 20000914; EP 1161751 A1 20011212

INPADOC legal status


2006-04-12 [18D] APPLICATION DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20051001

2004-05-12 [RBV] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES (CORRECTION)

- Designated State(s): AT DE ES FR GB IT

2002-10-02 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20020821

2001-12-12 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20011009

2001-12-12 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE