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Publication numberWO2001075652 A3
Publication typeApplication
Application numberPCT/US2001/010546
Publication date24 Jul 2003
Filing date30 Mar 2001
Priority date31 Mar 2000
Also published asWO2001075652A2
Publication numberPCT/2001/10546, PCT/US/1/010546, PCT/US/1/10546, PCT/US/2001/010546, PCT/US/2001/10546, PCT/US1/010546, PCT/US1/10546, PCT/US1010546, PCT/US110546, PCT/US2001/010546, PCT/US2001/10546, PCT/US2001010546, PCT/US200110546, WO 0175652 A3, WO 0175652A3, WO 2001/075652 A3, WO 2001075652 A3, WO 2001075652A3, WO-A3-0175652, WO-A3-2001075652, WO0175652 A3, WO0175652A3, WO2001/075652A3, WO2001075652 A3, WO2001075652A3
InventorsKevin Smilak, Ilya Haykinson, Michael Todd
ApplicantCt Span Comm Corp
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: Patentscope, Espacenet
Media exchange system and process
WO 2001075652 A3
Abstract
A media exchange system for facilitating the exchange of media files over a distributed electronic network, such as the Internet, comprises a load balancer for directing incoming requests from user computers to any of multiple media exchange servers. The media exchange servers connect to a concurrent access media database storing names and keyword information for media files of visiting users. The visiting users can simultaneously browse or conduct keyword searches of the media database. The search results are returned to the requesting user in the form of a list of media files and associated user addresses where such media files are located. Client-side software at the user computer then oversees a file transfer in a peer-to-peer transaction over the distributed electronic network, bypassing the media exchange web site. Each media exchange server may include a new record buffer for temporarily storing new records to be added to the media database when a new user logs on, and a record inserter which periodically adds the new records to the media database in a single database transaction. An exchange router may be used to facilitate media file transfers between members connected to different media exchange servers. Alternatively, a hierarchical tree architecture may include leaf node servers each having a local media database of a subset of all the logged on members for speeding up response time, and upper tier media exchange servers having more complete information that may be searched if necessary.
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Non-Patent Citations
Reference
1 *JANELLE BROWN: "MP3 free-for-all", SALON.COM, 3 February 2000 (2000-02-03), XP002219000, Retrieved from the Internet <URL:http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=Pine.GSU.4.10.10002050020300.16171-100000%40adore.lightlink.com&output=gplain> [retrieved on 20021030]
Classifications
International ClassificationG06F17/30, H04L29/12, H04L29/08, H04L29/06
Cooperative ClassificationH04L67/1006, H04L61/30, H04L29/12009, H04L29/12594, G06F17/30017, H04L61/3065, H04L29/06
European ClassificationH04L29/08N9A1A, H04L61/30, H04L29/12A, G06F17/30E, H04L29/08N9A, H04L29/06, H04L29/12A5
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