Data storage and access systems

CAFC
  • US 8,336,772 B2
  • Filed: 08/17/2011
  • Issued: 12/25/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/25/1999
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A handheld multimedia terminal, comprising:

  • a wireless interface configured to interface with a wireless network for accessing a remote computer system;

    non-volatile memory configured to store multimedia content, wherein said multimedia content comprises one or more of music data, video data and computer game data;

    a program store storing processor control code;

    a processor coupled to said non-volatile memory, said program store, said wireless interface anda user interface to allow a user to select and play said multimedia content;

    a display for displaying one or both of said played multimedia content and data relating to said played multimedia content;

    wherein the processor control code comprises;

    code to request identifier data identifying one or more items of multimedia content stored in the non-volatile memory;

    code to receive said identifier data;

    code to present to a user on said display said identified one or more items of multimedia content available from the non-volatile memory;

    code to receive a user selection to select at least one of said one or more of said stored items of multimedia content;

    code responsive to said user selection of said at least one selected item of multimedia content to transmit payment data relating to payment for said at least one selected item of multimedia content via said wireless interface for validation by a payment validation system;

    code to receive payment validation data via said wireless interface defining if said payment validation system has validated payment for said at least one selected item of multimedia content; and

    code to control access to said at least one selected item of multimedia content on said terminal responsive to said payment validation data,wherein said user interface is operable to enable a user to select said at least one item of multimedia content available from said non-volatile memory; and

    wherein said user interface is operable to enable a user to access said at least one selected item of multimedia content responsive to said code to control access permitting access to said at least one selected item of multimedia content.

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