US 9,813,366 B2
Method and system for communicating between a sender and a recipient via a personalized message including an audio clip extracted from a pre-existing recording
Scott Guthery, Chestnut Hill, MA (US); and Richard van den Bosch, Milton, MA (US)
Assigned to Rednote LLC, Milton, MA (US)
Filed by Rednote LLC, Milton, MA (US)
Filed on Feb. 12, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/42,677.
Application 15/042,677 is a continuation of application No. 13/356,387, filed on Jan. 23, 2012, granted, now 9,262,522.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/503,230, filed on Jun. 30, 2011.
Prior Publication US 2016/0164811 A1, Jun. 9, 2016
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. G10L 15/26 (2006.01); G06Q 30/00 (2012.01); H04L 12/58 (2006.01); G06F 17/30 (2006.01); G06Q 40/00 (2012.01); G06F 3/0484 (2013.01); G06Q 20/26 (2012.01); G06Q 30/02 (2012.01)
CPC H04L 51/10 (2013.01) [G06F 3/04842 (2013.01); G06F 17/30746 (2013.01); G06F 17/30749 (2013.01); G06Q 20/26 (2013.01); G06Q 30/0273 (2013.01); G06Q 40/12 (2013.12); G10L 15/26 (2013.01); H04L 51/04 (2013.01); H04L 51/32 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A computer program product embodied on a non-transitory computer readable medium, comprising code executable by a computer having a processor and a graphical user interface and arranged to communicate with at least one music messaging software-as-a-service platform, to cause the computer to carry out the following steps:
accessing the at least one music messaging software-as-a-service platform;
communicating to the at least one music messaging software-as-a-service platform a set of first information, the set of first information including a message personalized for an intended recipient;
selecting, via the graphical user interface, at least one category of pre-existing recording to be retrieved;
retrieving, from the at least one music messaging software-as-a-service platform, at least one pre-existing recording, said pre-existing recording associated with the at least one selected category;
selecting, via the graphical user interface, a desired lyric phrase from within a preexisting recording;
communicating the selection of the desired lyric phrase to the at least one music messaging software-as-a-service platform in the form of non-audio data identifying a lyric phrase from an audio recording, the at least one music messaging software-as-a-service platform comprising an audio extraction engine that (i) receives the non-audio data identifying the lyric phrase together with an instance of the audio recording, (ii) identifies a portion of the audio recording where the lyric phrase is likely to be found at least in part by mapping each word in the lyric phrase to one and only vocal interval determined to exist in the audio recording, (iii) extracts the portion of the audio recording into a short snippet; and (iv) writes the short snippet into a database; and
directing, the at least one music messaging software-as-a-service platform, via the graphical user interface, to generate, output, and deliver a music message note for the intended recipient, wherein the music message note is based on the short snippet.