Data Management System for Portable Media Devices and Other Display Devices

Patent No. 8,572,025

Issued: October 29, 2013
Filed: December 21, 2009
Term Extension: 261 days

Inventors: Smolinski; Greg (Aurora, NY), Parker; Ron (Conesus, NY)
Assignee: Tau Cygnus, LLC (Aurora, NY)

The present invention includes a method of navigation/manipulation and display of media or data residing on a media player type device or other limited display system. The method includes a non-hierarchical intelligent associative reorganization of the media player database as stored on the media device. The method implements a technique to display the database entries that promotes the application of associative connections by the user to the database entries during the navigation of the database. Therefore, the selection of media objects or data entries that make up a play list as it is generated by the user is constructed using associative connections while the user traverses the non-hierarchical presentation of the database. The present invention also includes a remote control data management system that includes a docking station and a remote control unit that maintain and manipulate metadata in one or more databases even after a media player has been disconnected.

Reference to Related Applications

This application claims one or more inventions which were disclosed in Provisional Application No. 61/140,164, filed Dec. 23, 2008, entitled "DATA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR PORTABLE MEDIA DEVICES AND OTHER DISPLAY DEVICES". The benefit under 35 USC .sctn.119(e) of the United States provisional application is hereby claimed, and the aforementioned application is hereby incorporated herein by reference.

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