Audio device integration system

CAFC
  • US 7,489,786 B2
  • Filed: 12/11/2002
  • Issued: 02/10/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/11/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An audio device integration system comprising:

  • a first connector electrically connectable to a car stereo;

    a second connector electrically connectable to an after-market audio device external to the car stereo;

    a third connector electrically connectable to one or more auxiliary input sources external to the car stereo and the after-market audio device;

    an interface connected between said first and second electrical connectors for channeling audio signals to the car stereo from the after-market audio device, said interface including a microcontroller in electrical communication with said first and second electrical connectors, said microcontroller pre-programmed to execute;

    a first pre-programmed code portion for remotely controlling the after-market audio device using the car stereo by receiving a control command from the car stereo through said first connector in a format incompatible with the after-market audio device, processing the received control command into a formatted command compatible with the after-market audio device, and transmitting the formatted command to the after-market audio device through said second connector for execution by the after-market audio device;

    a second pre-programmed code portion for receiving data from the after-market audio device through said second connector in a format incompatible with the car stereo, processing the received data into formatted data compatible with the car stereo, and transmitting the formatted data to the car stereo through said first connector for display by the car stereo; and

    a third pre-programmed code portion for switching to one or more auxiliary input sources connected to said third electrical connector.

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