Patents Assigned to Stratosaudio, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130309960
    Abstract: A broadcast response system provides, e.g., a radio broadcast listener with the ability to obtain media content such as music or speech while listening to the radio. The user can respond to items in the radio broadcast such as advertisements, fund raising drives, or interactive listener polls during the broadcast. Data such as song title and artist, author or publisher and the IP address for the location where the digital version of the content is stored, can be transmitted using, e.g., the RBDS/RDS data stream. A reference number representing song title and artist, author or publisher and the IP address for the location where the digital version of the content is stored can also be employed for ease of implementation. This reference number can reside in a lookup table to be accessed by broadcast response server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: StratosAudio, Inc.
    Inventor: StratosAudio, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130311278
    Abstract: The disclosure herein provides systems and methods for a media enhancement system configured to associate a secondary media signal (for example, the secondary media signal can comprise an advertisement) to a primary media signal (for example, a radio broadcast). The disclosure herein additionally provides systems and methods for a media enhancement system that enables the generating, transmitting, displaying, and/or responding to a plurality of associated and/or unassociated secondary media signals, based on a primary media content from a primary media signal, user characteristics (for example, demographic and/or geographic information), and/or third-party preferences (for example, the goals of advertisers). The secondary media signals can be used to enhance the primary media content already being provided to the user on a user device. The secondary media signals can also be used to create psychological associations or relationships with the primary media content already being provided to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: StratosAudio, Inc.
    Inventors: Kelly M. Christensen, John Phillip Hansen, Thomas Daniel Mock
  • Patent number: 8516017
    Abstract: The disclosure herein provides systems and methods for a media enhancement system configured to associate a secondary media signal (for example, the secondary media signal can comprise an advertisement) to a primary media signal (for example, a radio broadcast). The disclosure herein additionally provides systems and methods for a media enhancement system that enables the generating, transmitting, displaying, and/or responding to a plurality of associated and/or unassociated secondary media signals, based on a primary media content from a primary media signal, user characteristics (for example, demographic and/or geographic information), and/or third-party preferences (for example, the goals of advertisers). The secondary media signals can be used to enhance the primary media content already being provided to the user on a user device. The secondary media signals can also be used to create psychological associations or relationships with the primary media content already being provided to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: StratosAudio, Inc.
    Inventors: Kelly M. Christensen, John Phillip Hansen, Thomas Daniel Mock
  • Patent number: 8467724
    Abstract: A broadcast response system provides, e.g., a radio broadcast listener with the ability to obtain media content such as music or speech while listening to the radio. The user can respond to items in the radio broadcast such as advertisements, fund raising drives, or interactive listener polls during the broadcast. Data such as song title and artist, author or publisher and the IP address for the location where the digital version of the content is stored, can be transmitted using, e.g., the RBDS/RDS data stream. A reference number representing song title and artist, author or publisher and the IP address for the location where the digital version of the content is stored can also be employed for ease of implementation. This reference number can reside in a lookup table to be accessed by broadcast response server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: StratosAudio, Inc.
    Inventors: Kelly M. Christensen, Barry D. Thomas, Thomas J. Smyth
  • Publication number: 20130076493
    Abstract: A system and method for broadcast response generally employing RDS, DARC, or similar technology is provided, including a method for responding to a broadcast comprising extracting an event identifier from a broadcast signal; detecting a response by a user to the broadcast signal; polling a communications device to determine a user identifier; and communicating the event identifier and the user identifier when the user response is detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Applicant: STRATOSAUDIO, INC.
    Inventors: Kelly M. Christensen, Thomas Daniel Mock, Lewis A. Kushner, Richard L. Bowman
  • Publication number: 20120209848
    Abstract: The disclosure herein provides systems and methods for a media enhancement system configured to associate a secondary media signal (for example, the secondary media signal can comprise an advertisement) to a primary media signal (for example, a radio broadcast). The disclosure herein additionally provides systems and methods for a media enhancement system that enables the generating, transmitting, displaying, and/or responding to a plurality of associated and/or unassociated secondary media signals, based on a primary media content from a primary media signal, user characteristics (for example, demographic and/or geographic information), and/or third-party preferences (for example, the goals of advertisers). The secondary media signals can be used to enhance the primary media content already being provided to the user on a user device. The secondary media signals can also be used to create psychological associations or relationships with the primary media content already being provided to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Applicant: STRATOSAUDIO, INC.
    Inventors: Kelly M. Christensen, John Phillip Hansen, Thomas Daniel Mock
  • Patent number: 8200203
    Abstract: A system and method for broadcast response generally employing RDS, DARC, or similar technology is provided, including a method for responding to a broadcast comprising extracting an event identifier from a broadcast signal; detecting a response by a user to the broadcast signal; polling a communications device to determine a user identifier; and communicating the event identifier and the user identifier when the user response is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: StratosAudio, Inc.
    Inventors: Kelly M. Christensen, Thomas D. Mock, Lewis A. Kushner, Richard L. Bowman
  • Patent number: 8166081
    Abstract: The disclosure herein provides systems and methods for a media enhancement system configured to associate a secondary media signal (for example, the secondary media signal can comprise an advertisement) to a primary media signal (for example, a radio broadcast). The disclosure herein additionally provides systems and methods for a media enhancement system that enables the generating, transmitting, displaying, and/or responding to a plurality of associated and/or unassociated secondary media signals, based on a primary media content from a primary media signal, user characteristics (for example, demographic and/or geographic information), and/or third-party preferences (for example, the goals of advertisers). The secondary media signals can be used to enhance the primary media content already being provided to the user on a user device. The secondary media signals can also be used to create psychological associations or relationships with the primary media content already being provided to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: StratosAudio, Inc.
    Inventors: Kelly M. Christensen, John Phillip Hansen, Thomas Daniel Mock
  • Patent number: 7917130
    Abstract: A system and method for broadcast response generally employing RDS, DARC, or similar technology is provided, including a method for responding to a broadcast comprising extracting an event identifier from a broadcast signal; detecting a response by a user to the broadcast signal; polling a communications device to determine a user identifier; and communicating the event identifier and the user identifier when the user response is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: StratosAudio, Inc.
    Inventors: Kelly M. Christensen, Thomas D. Mock, Lewis A. Kushner, Richard L. Bowman
  • Patent number: 7773939
    Abstract: A broadcast response system provides, e.g., a radio broadcast listener with the ability to obtain media content such as music or speech while listening to the radio. The user can respond to items in the radio broadcast such as advertisements, fund raising drives, or interactive listener polls during the broadcast. Data such as song title and artist, author or publisher and the IP address for the location where the digital version of the content is stored, can be transmitted using, e.g., the RBDS/RDS data stream. A reference number representing song title and artist, author or publisher and the IP address for the location where the digital version of the content is stored can also be employed for ease of implementation. This reference number can reside in a lookup table to be accessed by broadcast response server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: StratosAudio, Inc.
    Inventors: Kelly M. Christensen, Barry D. Thomas, Thomas J. Smyth
  • Publication number: 20090104870
    Abstract: A broadcast response system provides, e.g., a radio broadcast listener with the ability to obtain media content such as music or speech while listening to the radio. The user can respond to items in the radio broadcast such as advertisements, fund raising drives, or interactive listener polls during the broadcast. Data such as song title and artist, author or publisher and the IP address for the location where the digital version of the content is stored, can be transmitted using, e.g., the RBDS/RDS data stream. A reference number representing song title and artist, author or publisher and the IP address for the location where the digital version of the content is stored can also be employed for ease of implementation. This reference number can reside in a lookup table to be accessed by broadcast response server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2008
    Publication date: April 23, 2009
    Applicant: StratosAudio, Inc.
    Inventors: Kelly M. Christensen, Barry D. Thomas, Thomas J. Smyth
  • Publication number: 20090104872
    Abstract: A broadcast response system provides, e.g., a radio broadcast listener with the ability to obtain media content such as music or speech while listening to the radio. The user can respond to items in the radio broadcast such as advertisements, fund raising drives, or interactive listener polls during the broadcast. Data such as song title and artist, author or publisher and the IP address for the location where the digital version of the content is stored, can be transmitted using, e.g., the RBDS/RDS data stream. A reference number representing song title and artist, author or publisher and the IP address for the location where the digital version of the content is stored can also be employed for ease of implementation. This reference number can reside in a lookup table to be accessed by broadcast response server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2008
    Publication date: April 23, 2009
    Applicant: STRATOSAUDIO, INC.
    Inventors: Kelly M. Christensen, Barry D. Thomas, Thomas J. Smyth
  • Patent number: 7415430
    Abstract: A broadcast response system provides, e.g., a radio broadcast listener with the ability to obtain media content such as music or speech while listening to the radio. The user can respond to items in the radio broadcast such as advertisements, fund raising drives, or interactive listener polls during the broadcast. Data such as song title and artist, author or publisher and the IP address for the location where the digital version of the content is stored, can be transmitted using, e.g., the RBDS/RDS data stream. A reference number representing song title and artist, author or publisher and the IP address for the location where the digital version of the content is stored can also be employed for ease of implementation. This reference number can reside in a lookup table to be accessed by broadcast response server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2008
    Assignee: Stratosaudio, Inc.
    Inventors: Kelly M. Christensen, Barry D. Thomas, Thomas J. Smyth
  • Publication number: 20070155311
    Abstract: A broadcast response system provides, e.g., a radio broadcast listener with the ability to obtain media content such as music or speech while listening to the radio. The user can respond to items in the radio broadcast such as advertisements, fund raising drives, or interactive listener polls during the broadcast. Data such as song title and artist, author or publisher and the IP address for the location where the digital version of the content is stored, can be transmitted using, e.g., the RBDS/RDS data stream. A reference number representing song title and artist, author or publisher and the IP address for the location where the digital version of the content is stored can also be employed for ease of implementation. This reference number can reside in a lookup table to be accessed by broadcast response server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2006
    Publication date: July 5, 2007
    Applicant: StratosAudio, Inc.
    Inventors: Kelly Christensen, Barry Thomas, Thomas Smyth
  • Patent number: 6957041
    Abstract: An Automatic Purchase System (APS) provides a radio broadcast listener with the ability to conveniently purchase media content such as music or speech while listening to the radio. The user can respond to items in the radio broadcast such as advertisements, fund raising drives such as those conducted by public radio, or interactive listener polls during the broadcast. Data such as song title and artist, author or publisher and the IP address for the location where the digital version of the content is stored, can be transmitted using the RBDS/RDS data stream. A reference number representing song title and artist, author or publisher and the IP address for the location where the digital version of the content is stored can also be employed for ease of implementation. This reference number can reside in a lookup table to be accessed by the APS server software on a Data Server located at the broadcast site, a remote site or both for purposes of redundancy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2005
    Assignee: Stratosaudio, Inc.
    Inventors: Kelly M. Christensen, Barry D. Thomas, Thomas J. Smyth