Advertisement downloading computer jukebox

CAFC
  • US 6,970,834 B2
  • Filed: 11/20/2002
  • Issued: 11/29/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/15/1990
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A computer jukebox receiving and storing digital advertisement data representing a plurality of advertisements from a remote source, data representing the identity of each of said advertisements, and data representing when and the number of times each of said advertisements is to be run, comprising:

  • a display associated with said jukebox, said display allowing a user to retrieve and play a signal representing a song selected from a plurality of songs stored in said jukebox;

    a communication interface receiving said advertisement data from the remote source, said data including (i) the identity of each of said advertisements, (ii) when and the number of times each of said advertisements to be run, said computer jukebox downloading said advertisement data from a transmission link that allows bi-directional communication between a remote central management system and said communication interface of said computer jukebox;

    a programmable computer memory storing said digital advertisement data; and

    a processor displaying one of said plurality of advertisements on said display when said jukebox is not generating a signal representing a song selected from said plurality of songs stored in said jukebox, wherein said processor is responsive to said data representing when and the number of times each of said advertisements is to be run.

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