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Title:
BT AND BCC COMMUNICATION FOR WIRELESS EARBUDS
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2016/063143
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
The present invention concerns devices and methods for controlling the functionality of a pair of earbuds. The first earbud establishes a connection between the first earbud and an electronic device, searches for the second earbud of the pair of earbuds using Body Coupled Commu¬ nication, BCC, and sends a signal from the first earbud to the electronic device, the signal comprising information defining whether the first earbud detected the second earbud during the search. Thus, the first earbud uses BCC to check if the other earbud is on the body of the user and sends the result to a connected electronic device, such as a smartphone. The electronic device receives a signal from the at least one of the earbuds, the signal comprising information defining whether the earbud has detected the other earbud of the pair of earbuds using Body Coupled Communication, BCC, and sends a signal to the at least one earbud wherein the signal is controlled based on the received signal and comprises information associated with controlling the functionality of the pair of earbuds.

Inventors:
RODZEVSKI ALEKSANDAR (SE)
MIDHOLT MAGNUS (SE)
Application Number:
PCT/IB2015/052929
Publication Date:
April 28, 2016
Filing Date:
April 22, 2015
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
SONY CORP (JP)
International Classes:
H04B13/00; H04M1/05; H04M1/60; H04R1/10
Domestic Patent References:
WO2008113053A12008-09-18
Foreign References:
US20100189272A12010-07-29
US20130279724A12013-10-24
EP1482715A22004-12-01
US20120155649A12012-06-21
US20060252371A12006-11-09
Other References:
None
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
KAMEYA, Yoshiaki (Daiichi Tomizawa Building 3-1-3, Yotsuy, Shinjuku-ku Tokyo 04, JP)
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