System and method for associating audio clips with objects

  • US 8,280,014 B1
  • Filed: 11/29/2006
  • Issued: 10/02/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/27/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A system for associating an audio clip with an object, comprising:

  • an object hosting unit that stores at least one object having a unique identifier;

    a voicemail system, separate from the object hosting unit, coupled to the object hosting unit wherein an audible message with an identifier for a particular user is stored in the voicemail system for the object having the unique identifier, the voicemail system having a telephone that is used as a microphone to record the audible message;

    wherein the object hosting unit further comprises a unit that associates the audible message recorded with the voicemail system with the object having the unique identifier so that the audible message can be accessed when the object is accessed; and

    a computing device that accesses the object hosting unit over a link and accesses the object and the audible message at the object hosting unit.

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