Method and system for transferring status information between a media player and an accessory

  • US 7,305,506 B1
  • Filed: 06/27/2006
  • Issued: 12/04/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/27/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for transferring status information between a media player and an accessory, the method comprising:

  • determining, by the accessory, when a button event occurs; and

    transmitting, by the accessory, at least one button status command to the media player, wherein the one or more button status commands comprise a context-specific button status command and at least one command associated with a particular media type,wherein the button status commands comprise button status bits that are organized such that the most frequently used buttons are assigned low bit positions to reduce the overall button status data transfer size.

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