METHOD OF USING A PERSONAL DIGITAL STEREO PLAYER

  • US 20070169607A1
  • Filed: 11/07/2006
  • Published: 07/26/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/09/1997
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of storing sound tracks in a personal digital stereo audio player and playing the stored sound tracks for personal enjoyment, said method comprising:

  • deploying the personal digital stereo audio player, wherein the personal digital stereo audio player comprises;

    a unitary, integral housing containing at least memory and a dedicated processor connected to the memory and configured for maintaining and selectively accessing and playing sound tracks stored in the memory;

    a display in the housing and controlled by the processor, wherein the processor is configured to cause the display to display a plurality of menus, wherein the menus include at least one of a list of sound track names and a list of groups of sound tracks;

    a headphone jack in the housing;

    an input in the housing for receiving audio data;

    an amplifier operatively connected to the processor and the headphone jack and configured to amplify audio output signals produced during playing, which are transmitted to the headphone jack; and

    at least one touch-operable control in the housing and in communication with the processor, wherein the processor is configured such that said at least one touch-operable control is touchable to allow selection from the menus which the processor causes to be displayed on the display, wherein said at least one touch-operable control is touchable to direct the processor to play a specific sound track, wherein said at least one touch-operable control is touchable to control the volume at which audio is played, and wherein the personal digital stereo audio player is configured such that a user can select and play at least one of an individual sound track and a group of sound tracks, wherein said at least one touch-operable control is touchable to select and play at least one of an individual sound track and a group of sound tracks through the headphone jack, wherein the personal digital stereo audio player is configured to display on the display at least one of time elapsed (ascending) and time remaining (descending) for the sound track being played, wherein the personal digital stereo audio player is configured such that the memory stores a library of sound tracks that is received by the input and which has been pre-selected by a user, wherein the memory comprises at least one of a Hard Disk Drive, solid state memory, and random address memory, wherein at least one touch-operable control is touchable to pause a sound track which is being played, wherein said at least one touch-operable control is touchable to stop a sound track as it is being played and play the next sound track in a group of sound tracks, and wherein at least one touch-operable control is touchable to selectively power the personal digital stereo audio player on and off, said method further comprising;

    inputting audio data through the input of the personal digital stereo audio player to cause audio data to be received by the personal digital stereo audio player, whereby sound tracks become stored in the memory as digital data; and

    touching at least one touch-operable control in order to display at least one of a list of sound track names and a list of groups of sound tracks on the display, play at least one of a specific sound track and a group of sound tracks through the headphone jack, and control the volume at which sound tracks are played through the headphone jack.

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