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Personal digital stereo player having controllable touch screen

DC CAFC
  • US 8,400,888 B2
  • Filed: 04/25/2011
  • Issued: 03/19/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/09/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. An apparatus configured to store sound tracks and play the stored sound tracks for personal enjoyment, said apparatus comprising:

  • a housing containing non-volatile memory, the housing further comprising at least one touch-operable control and a touch screen display configured to be operated to cause the touch screen display to display at least one menu relating to a library of sound tracks, wherein all of the sound tracks in the library and their names are stored in the non-volatile memory of the apparatus, wherein the at least one menu includes at least one of a list of names of sound tracks stored in the non-volatile memory of the apparatus and a list of groups of sound tracks stored in the non-volatile memory of the apparatus;

    an input in the housing for receiving audio data;

    audio output structure located at least partially within the housing for outputting audio signals;

    wherein the at least one touch-operable control and touch screen display is configured such that at least one of the touch-operable control and the touch screen display is touchable to allow selection from the at least one menu displayed on the touch screen display;

    wherein the apparatus is configured to receive audio data through the input of the apparatus, whereby sound tracks become stored in the non-volatile memory as digital data;

    wherein the apparatus is configured for maintaining and selectively accessing and playing sound tracks stored in the non-volatile memory;

    wherein the apparatus is configured such that at least one of the at least one touch-operable control and the touch screen display is touchable to cause the apparatus to display on the touch screen display at least one of a list of names of sound tracks and a list of groups of sound tracks wherein all of the sound tracks in the list of names of sound tracks displayed on the touch screen display are stored in the non-volatile memory of the apparatus, and wherein all of the sound tracks in the list of groups of sound tracks displayed on the touch screen display are stored in the non-volatile memory of the apparatus; and

    wherein the apparatus is configured such that at least one of the at least one touch-operable control and the touch screen display is touchable to cause the apparatus to play through the audio output structure at least one of a specific sound track displayed on the touch screen display and a group of sound tracks displayed on the touch screen display, said apparatus being configured to display said list of names of sound tracks stored in the non-volatile memory of the apparatus without the apparatus having to be connected to a network service center containing the names.

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