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1. US20180302706 - Controlling operation of a media device based upon whether a presentation device is currently being worn by a user

Office
United States of America
Application Number 15948942
Application Date 09.04.2018
Publication Number 20180302706
Publication Date 18.10.2018
Grant Number 10390125
Grant Date 20.08.2019
Publication Kind B2
IPC
H04M 1/60
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
MTELEPHONIC COMMUNICATION
1Substation equipment, e.g. for use by subscribers
60including speech amplifiers
H04R 1/10
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
RLOUDSPEAKERS, MICROPHONES, GRAMOPHONE PICK-UPS OR LIKE ACOUSTIC ELECTROMECHANICAL TRANSDUCERS; DEAF-AID SETS; PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEMS
1Details of transducers
10Earpieces; Attachments therefor
G06F 3/01
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
3Input arrangements for transferring data to be processed into a form capable of being handled by the computer; Output arrangements for transferring data from processing unit to output unit, e.g. interface arrangements
01Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
G11B 19/08
GPHYSICS
11INFORMATION STORAGE
BINFORMATION STORAGE BASED ON RELATIVE MOVEMENT BETWEEN RECORD CARRIER AND TRANSDUCER
19Driving, starting, stopping record carriers not specifically of filamentary or web form, or of supports therefor; Control thereof; Control of operating function
02Control of operating function, e.g. switching from recording to reproducing
08by using devices external to the driving mechanisms, e.g. coin-freed switch
H04M 1/725
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
MTELEPHONIC COMMUNICATION
1Substation equipment, e.g. for use by subscribers
72Substation extension arrangements; Cordless telephones, i.e. devices for establishing wireless links to base stations without route selecting
725Cordless telephones
CPC
G06F 3/011
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
3Input arrangements for transferring data to be processed into a form capable of being handled by the computer; Output arrangements for transferring data from processing unit to output unit, e.g. interface arrangements
01Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
011Arrangements for interaction with the human body, e.g. for user immersion in virtual reality
H04R 1/1041
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
RLOUDSPEAKERS, MICROPHONES, GRAMOPHONE PICK-UPS OR LIKE ACOUSTIC ELECTROMECHANICAL TRANSDUCERS; DEAF-AID SETS; PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEMS
1Details of transducers, ; loudspeakers or microphones
10Earpieces; Attachments therefor ; ; Earphones; Monophonic headphones
1041Mechanical or electronic switches, or control elements
G06F 3/017
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
3Input arrangements for transferring data to be processed into a form capable of being handled by the computer; Output arrangements for transferring data from processing unit to output unit, e.g. interface arrangements
01Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
017Gesture based interaction, e.g. based on a set of recognized hand gestures
G11B 19/08
GPHYSICS
11INFORMATION STORAGE
BINFORMATION STORAGE BASED ON RELATIVE MOVEMENT BETWEEN RECORD CARRIER AND TRANSDUCER
19Driving, starting, stopping record carriers not specifically of filamentary or web form, or of supports therefor; Control thereof; Control of operating function ; ; Driving both disc and head
02Control of operating function, e.g. switching from recording to reproducing
08by using devices external to the driving mechanisms, e.g. coin-freed switch
H04M 1/6058
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
MTELEPHONIC COMMUNICATION
1Substation equipment, e.g. for use by subscribers
60including speech amplifiers
6033for providing handsfree use or a loudspeaker mode in telephone sets
6041Portable telephones adapted for handsfree use
6058involving the use of a headset accessory device connected to the portable telephone
H04M 1/6066
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
MTELEPHONIC COMMUNICATION
1Substation equipment, e.g. for use by subscribers
60including speech amplifiers
6033for providing handsfree use or a loudspeaker mode in telephone sets
6041Portable telephones adapted for handsfree use
6058involving the use of a headset accessory device connected to the portable telephone
6066including a wireless connection
Applicants Apple Inc.
Inventors Christopher John Sanders
Agents Joseph F. Guihan
Title
(EN) Controlling operation of a media device based upon whether a presentation device is currently being worn by a user
Abstract
(EN)

A mechanism is provided for automatically controlling the operation of a media device based upon whether a portable presentation device coupled to the media device is currently being worn by a user. A portable presentation device may be any device that is meant to be worn by a user that is capable of presenting media content to the user (e.g. earphones, headphones, goggles or faceplates with video/audio capability, etc.). With this mechanism, a user can affect the operation of the media device by simply putting on or taking off the portable presentation device. The user does not need to manually manipulate the controls of the media device. By automatically controlling the operation of the media device in this manner, use of the media device and the portable presentation device as a unit is made much simpler and more convenient.


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