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1. (WO2014201366) SMART VOLUME CONTROL OF DEVICE AUDIO OUTPUT BASED ON RECEIVED AUDIO INPUT

Pub. No.:    WO/2014/201366    International Application No.:    PCT/US2014/042325
Publication Date: Fri Dec 19 00:59:59 CET 2014 International Filing Date: Sat Jun 14 01:59:59 CEST 2014
IPC: H03G 3/30
G10L 13/04
H03G 3/32
G10L 15/26
Applicants: MOTOROLA MOBILITY LLC
Inventors: IYER, Boby
Title: SMART VOLUME CONTROL OF DEVICE AUDIO OUTPUT BASED ON RECEIVED AUDIO INPUT
Abstract:
A method implemented by processing and other audio components of an electronic device provides a smart audio output volume control, which correlates a volume level of an audio output to that of an audio input that triggered generation of the audio output. According to one aspect, the method includes: receiving an audio input that triggers generation of an audio output response from the user device; determining an input volume level corresponding to the received audio input; and outputting the audio output response at an output volume level correlated to the input volume level. The media output volume control level of the device is changed from a preset normal level, including from a mute setting, to the determined output level for outputting the audio output. Following, the media output volume control level is automatically reset to a pre-set volume level for normal media output.