System, method and computer program product for adding voice activation and voice control to a media player

  • US 7,424,431 B2
  • Filed: 11/16/2005
  • Issued: 09/09/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/11/2005
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A system, comprising:

  • an automobile;

    an assembly coupled to the automobile for receiving power therefrom and further connectable to a media player with music stored thereon, the assembly including a voice activation module, memory, a power unit for charging the media player, a speaker, and a microphone;

    said memory including a computer readable medium comprising;

    computer code for initializing a plurality of program variables stored in the memory of the assembly, the program variables including artists, songs, and playlists;

    computer code for receiving a trigger signal;

    computer code for, after the receipt of the trigger signal, receiving an utterance utilizing the microphone of the assembly;

    computer code for verifying the utterance utilizing the speaker of the assembly;

    computer code for, after the verification of the utterance, generating a corresponding command for the media player based on the utterance, the corresponding command selected from a command set including a play command, a pause command, a shuffle command, a playlist command, an artist command, and a song command; and

    computer code for channeling output of the media player via the assembly;

    wherein the corresponding command provides wireless control of the media player;

    wherein the corresponding command is sent as a bit stream with each of a plurality of bits sent every 55 uSecs.

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