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1. (WO2018044428) WIRELESS SPEAKER CONNECTION MANAGEMENT

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/044428    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/043597
Publication Date: Fri Mar 09 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Wed Jul 26 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: H04L 29/08
H04L 29/06
H04W 4/00
H04L 12/28
H04W 76/02
H04W 76/06
H04N 21/41
H04N 21/482
H04N 21/61
H04N 21/647
H04N 21/218
G06F 17/30
H04M 1/725
H04N 21/262
H04N 21/81
Applicants: BOSE CORPORATION
Inventors: HOSTAGE, Christine M.
PATIL, Naganagouda B.
MARTIN, Keith D.
DATTA, David Paul
HOLSTEIN, Nathan
YOUNG, Douglas W.
Title: WIRELESS SPEAKER CONNECTION MANAGEMENT
Abstract:
A connection management system comprises a wireless speaker including first and second connectors for communicating with two selected audio content source devices, respectively, of at least three audio content source devices; a rules engine that establishes a set of conditions under which the at least three audio content source devices share the first and second connectors of the wireless speaker; and a device allocation system that forms a first communication path between one of the two selected audio content source devices and the first connector of the wireless speaker and forms a second communication path between another of the two selected audio content source devices and the second connector of the wireless speaker at a time in accordance with the set of conditions established by the rules engine.