MOBILE INFORMATION APPARATUS WITH AN APPLICATION FOR RECEIVING DIGITAL CONTENT FROM A DIGITAL CONTENT SERVICE OVER THE INTERNET AND FOR WIRELESSLY TRANSMITTING OR PLAYING AT LEAST PART OF THE RECEIVED DIGITAL CONTENT AT A BLUETOOTH ENABLE OUTPUT DEVICE

  • US 20180041482A1
  • Filed: 10/18/2017
  • Published: 02/08/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/01/2000
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A mobile information apparatus for receiving digital content from one or more servers over a network that includes the Internet, the one or more servers, operated, at least in part, by a service over the network that includes the Internet, and the mobile information apparatus for wirelessly playing at least part of the received digital content that includes audio digital content or video digital content at a wireless output device that is wirelessly connected or wirelessly connectable to the mobile information apparatus via a short range wireless communication link, the mobile information apparatus comprising:

  • one or more processors;

    operating system software;

    memory or storage;

    a touch sensitive screen interface for interacting with a user;

    one or more software applications stored, at least partly, in the memory or the storage, and the one or more software applications is executable by the one or more processors and facilitated, at least in part, by the operating system software for accessing the service over the network;

    wireless communication circuitry for establishing the short range wireless communication link with the wireless output device that is available within a physical distance to the mobile information apparatus, the wireless output device being a distinct device from the mobile information apparatus;

    one or more wireless communication chips or chipsets for wirelessly accessing the network that includes the Internet;

    wherein the mobile information apparatus;

    (1) wirelessly accesses, using the one or more wireless communication chips or chipsets, the network that includes the Internet;

    (2) obtains, by the one or more software applications, authentication information for connecting to the one or more servers, operated, at least in part, by the service over the network accessed in (1);

    (3) wirelessly connects, using the one or more wireless communication chips or chipsets and using the one or more software applications, to the service by accessing the one or more servers, operated, at least in part, by the service over the network, the wireless connection to the service is based, at least in part, on the one or more software applications having obtained the authentication information in (2) for connecting to the service;

    (4) displaying, via the touch sensitive screen and by using the one or more software applications, a list of one or more digital content that is available from the one or more servers for user selection on the touch sensitive screen interface, and the displaying of the list of one or more digital content is while the mobile information apparatus is connected to the service in (3);

    (5) receives, via the touch sensitive screen interface and by using the one or more software applications, a selected digital content from among the list of one or more digital content displayed on the touch sensitive screen interface for user selection in (4);

    (6) wirelessly receives, using the one or more wireless communication chips or chipsets at the mobile information apparatus and by using the one or more software applications, output data related to the selected digital content in (5) from the one or more servers over the network, at least part of the output data includes audio digital content or video digital content, individually or in any combination;

    (7) wirelessly transmits, via the wireless communication circuitry and over the established short range wireless communication link from the mobile information apparatus to the wireless output device, audio data or video data related to the output data received in (6), the audio data or video data for playing at least part of the selected digital content in (5) at the wireless output device.

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