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Automated Music Portfolio Builder    

No talk. No commercials. Just your favourite music from the radio.

Overview

This patented technology listens to the FM station and saves the songs as MP3 files to the internal memory. Commercials and talk are removed.

It's like a tape mixer for the 21st Century!

• Internet connection not necessary.
• Downloading the music is completely legal, and free.
• Dock your player to bring/get/collect/download the music.
• The docking station also works as an ordinary radio and speaker dock.

Competitive Advantage

Technology opens up a brand new possibility to save music legally. You don’t need a computer or the Internet. You don’t even have to know anything about technology. All you need to know is how to switch on your radio. The songs and only the songs will be saved as MP3 files.

Additional Information

The product has been marketed with the following features:

Music Capture Function
• Automatically cut off advertisements and talk by patented algorithm
• Built-in memory to store up to 50 captured songs. (256 Mb)
• Works with built-in FM radio or other radio broadcast through line-in (Internet or DAB)
• PopCatcher needs about 24 hours to learn the radio station, but can start recording music already after 3 hours (might take a little bit longer sometimes).

MP3 Record and Playback
• Captured songs are encoded to MP3 files at 192kbits bit rate
• Playback MP3 songs in USB device or CardsiPod/USB/Card Connector
• One USB host port, connect to USB MSC devises as well as iPods
• One SD/MMC card slot
• One Memory Stick / Pro slot
• Auto detection of iPod, USB device or Card plug

Built-in FM Radio
• FM range: 87.5MHz – 108.0 MHz
• Built-in antenna and Cable antenna socket

Audio Input / Output
• Line-in and head phone out.
• 2*8Ohm built-in speakers with maximum 2*1W audio output

Real Time Clock
• Built-in real time clockUser Interface
• Buttons:“FM/TIME/MP3”,
“Volume+”,“Volume-”,
“Tuning<-”,“Tuning->”
• 4-digits blue LED display

Patent Summary

U.S. Patent Classes & Classifications Covered in this listing:

Class 360: Dynamic Magnetic Information Storage Or Retrieval

This class is an integral part of Class 369, Dynamic Information Storage or Retrieval, and is the specific class for apparatus and corresponding processes for the storage and retrieval of information based on relative movement between a magnetic record carrier and a transducer. It includes apparatus and corresponding processes for making copies or editing of records falling within the above definition. A magnetic record carrier within the meaning of this class is an element which consists of a magnetizable material or is comprised of a coating or impregnation of magnetizable material which is intended for the storage of more than a single bit of information.

Subclass 32: CONVERTING AN ANALOG SIGNAL TO DIGITAL FORM FOR RECORDING; REPRODUCING AND RECONVERTING

Class 369: Dynamic Information Storage Or Retrieval

Apparatus for the storage or retrieval of arbitrarily variable information which is retained in a storage medium by variation of a physical characteristic. The information is stored or retrieved by causing or sensing a variation of a physical characteristic of the storage medium by a transducer having relative motion along a continuous path.

Subclass 7: Including recording from radio

Class 707: Data Processing:Database And File Management Or Data Structures

This is the generic class for data processing apparatus and corresponding methods for the retrieval of data stored in a database or as computer files. It provides for data processing means or steps for generic data, file and directory upkeeping, file naming, and file and database maintenance including integrity consideration, recovery, and versioning. There are three main divisions: 1. database and file accessing; 2. database schema and data structure; 3. file and database maintenance.

Subclass E17.009: Information processing systems, e.g., multimedia systems, etc. (EPO)
Subclass E17.102: Based on associated metadata, e.g., bibliographic data, images associated with audio data, etc. (EPO)

Class 725: Interactive Video Distribution Systems

This class contains interactive video distribution processes, systems, and elements thereof, which are characterized by point-to-multipoint system configurations, and which are used for the unidirectional distribution or delivery of motion video data resulting from interactions between systems operators (access or service providers) or users (subscribers) and systems elements. These systems include dedicated communications systems, such as television distribution systems, which primarily distribute or deliver motion video data in the manner indicated, but which may, in addition, provide a framework for further, diverse data communications or services in either unidirectional or bidirectional form. Typically, system operators interface with transmitter-side elements or users interface with receiver-side elements in order to facilitate, through interaction with such elements, the dynamic control of data processing or data flow at various points in the systems. This interaction is typically occasional or intermittent in nature.

Subclass 139: Receiver (e.g., set-top box)