(i9) United States
(12) Patent Application Publication
Zitnik et al.
(76) Inventors: Stephen J. Zitnik, Fort Myers, FL
(US); William H. Buch, Cape
Coral, FL (US); Roy B. Rigas, Fort
Myers, FL (US)
COOK ALEX LTD
SUITE 2850, 200 WEST ADAMS STREET
CHICAGO, IL 60606 (US)
(21) Appl.No.: 11/450,134
(22) Filed: Jun. 9, 2006
Related U.S. Application Data
(60) Provisional application No. 60/689,159, filed on Jun. 9, 2005, provisional application No. 60/720,666, filed on Sep. 26, 2005.
(51) Int. CI.
(52) U.S. CI 379/217.01; 455/567
A system and method are described for permitting a telephone user to customize the identification of a call setup process. The telephone user is permitted to create a karaoke style recording by causing an underlying musical track to be mixed with the voice of the user. The karaoke style recording is stored for later use as a ringback tone and/or ringtone, as desired, to identify the call setup process.