07627343 is referenced by 156 patents and cites 150 patents.

A media player system is disclosed. One aspect of the media player system pertains to a docking station that allows a media player to communicate with other media devices. Another aspect of the media player system pertains to a wireless media player system that includes a hand held media player capable of transmitting information over a wireless connection and one or more media devices capable of receiving information over the wireless connection. Another aspect of the media player system pertains to a method of wirelessly connecting the hand held media player to another device. The method includes selecting a media item on the hand held media player; selecting one or more remote recipients on the hand held media player; and transmitting the media item locally to the hand held media player, and wirelessly to the selected remote recipients. Another aspect of the media player system pertains to a hand held music player that includes a transmitter for transmitting information over a wireless connection. The transmitter is configured to at least transmit a continuous music feed to one or more personal tuning devices that each include a receiver capable of receiving information from the transmitter over the wireless connection. Yet another aspect of the media player system pertains to a connector that includes a housing and a plurality of spatially separated contacts mounted within the housing. A first set of contacts are directed at a first functionality and a second set of contacts are directed at a second functionality that is different than the first functionality.

Title
Media player system
Application Number
10/423490
Publication Number
7627343 (B2)
Application Date
April 25, 2003
Publication Date
December 1, 2009
Inventor
John Benjamin Filson
Los Altos
CA, US
Stephen Paul Zadesky
San Carlos
CA, US
Anthony M Fadell
Portola Valley
CA, US
Agent
Townsend and Townsend and Crew
Assignee
Apple
CA, US
IPC
H04R 25/00
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