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1. WO2000016205 - METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A COMPUTER WITH AN AUDIO SIGNAL

Publication Number WO/2000/016205
Publication Date 23.03.2000
International Application No. PCT/US1999/020963
International Filing Date 09.09.1999
Chapter 2 Demand Filed 11.04.2000
IPC
G06F 17/30 2006.01
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
17Digital computing or data processing equipment or methods, specially adapted for specific functions
30Information retrieval; Database structures therefor
G06Q 30/00 2006.01
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
QDATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS OR METHODS, SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES; SYSTEMS OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
30Commerce, e.g. shopping or e-commerce
H04N 7/16 2006.01
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
7Television systems
16Analogue secrecy systems; Analogue subscription systems
CPC
A63H 2200/00
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
HTOYS, e.g. TOPS, DOLLS, HOOPS OR BUILDING BLOCKS
2200Computerized interactive toys, e.g. dolls
G06F 16/955
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
16Information retrieval; Database structures therefor; File system structures therefor
90Details of database functions independent of the retrieved data types
95Retrieval from the web
955using information identifiers, e.g. uniform resource locators [URL]
G06Q 30/02
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
QDATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS OR METHODS, SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES; SYSTEMS OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
30Commerce, e.g. shopping or e-commerce
02Marketing, e.g. market research and analysis, surveying, promotions, advertising, buyer profiling, customer management or rewards; Price estimation or determination
H04L 67/02
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
LTRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
67Network-specific arrangements or communication protocols supporting networked applications
02involving the use of web-based technology, e.g. hyper text transfer protocol [HTTP]
H04N 21/4622
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
21Selective content distribution, e.g. interactive television or video on demand [VOD]
40Client devices specifically adapted for the reception of or interaction with content, e.g. set-top-box [STB]; Operations thereof
45Management operations performed by the client for facilitating the reception of or the interaction with the content or administrating data related to the end-user or to the client device itself, e.g. learning user preferences for recommending movies, resolving scheduling conflicts
462Content or additional data management, e.g. creating a master electronic program guide from data received from the Internet and a Head-end, controlling the complexity of a video stream by scaling the resolution or bit-rate based on the client capabilities
4622Retrieving content or additional data from different sources, e.g. from a broadcast channel and the Internet
H04N 21/4782
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
21Selective content distribution, e.g. interactive television or video on demand [VOD]
40Client devices specifically adapted for the reception of or interaction with content, e.g. set-top-box [STB]; Operations thereof
47End-user applications
478Supplemental services, e.g. displaying phone caller identification, shopping application
4782Web browsing ; , e.g. WebTV
Applicants
  • DIGITALCONVERGENCE.COM INC. [US]/[US]
Inventors
  • PHILYAW, Jeffry, Jovan
  • MATHEWS, David, Kent
  • SMITH, Brad, Maxwell
  • ADAMS, Paul, Scovell
Agents
  • HOWISON, Gregory, M.
  • LAWRENCE, Malcolm
Priority Data
09/151,53011.09.1998US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A COMPUTER WITH AN AUDIO SIGNAL
(FR) PROCEDE DE COMMANDE D'UN ORDINATEUR A L'AIDE D'UN SIGNAL AUDIO
Abstract
(EN)
A method for controlling a computer (302) by inputting an analog signal (111) into the computer (302) to control a web browser software application. The analof signal (111) contains a trigger signal which activates proprietary software, and a product identifier. The proprietary sofware launches the web browser application on the computer (302), extracts the product identifier, and creates an appended data string by appending server address (URL) routing information to the product identifier information. The appended data string is automatically inserted into the web browser as keystroke data and routed to an advertiser reference server (308). The appended routing information directs communication to the adverstiser reference server (308) which contains a cross-referenced database (310) of advertiser product identifier information and associated advertiser server URLs. The advertiser server URL and a request for product information relevant to the product identifier is returned to the computer (302) web browser where it is automatically redirected to the advertiser server (312) containing the advertiser product information. The advertiser product information is then returned to the computer (302) for display.
(FR)
La présente invention concerne un procédé de commande d'un ordinateur (302) par entrée d'un signal analogique (111) dans l'ordinateur (302) afin de commander une application de programme de navigateur Web. Le signal analogique (111) contient un signal déclencheur qui active le logiciel breveté et un identificateur de produit. Le logiciel breveté lance, sur l'ordinateur (302), l'application de navigateur Web, extrait l'identificateur de produit, et crée une chaîne de données jointes en ajoutant une information d'acheminement d'adresse de serveur (URL) à l'information d'identificateur de produit. Cette chaîne de données jointes est automatiquement insérée dans le navigateur Web comme données de frappe et acheminée à un serveur de référence d'annonceur (308). L'information d'acheminement jointe dirige une communication vers le serveur de référence d'annonceur (308) qui contient une base de données d'équivalences (310) d'information d'identificateur de produit d'annonceur et d'adresses URL de serveur d'annonceur associé. L'adresse URL de serveur d'annonceur et une demande d'information de produit relative à l'identificateur de produit est renvoyée au navigateur Web de l'ordinateur (302), où elle est automatiquement dirigée de nouveau vers le serveur d'annonceur (312) qui contient l'information de produit d'annonceur. L'information de produit d'annonceur est alors renvoyée à l'ordinateur (302) pour affichage.
Also published as
ININ/PCT/2001/00262/DEL
MXPA/a/2001/002642
NO20011220
NZ510983
ZA200102342
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