Techniques for preserving media play mode information on media

Techniques for preserving media play mode information on media
USOO7856564B2
(12) United States Patent
(10) Patent N0.:
Girish et a].
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US 7,856,564 B2
(45) Date of Patent:
Dec. 21, 2010
TECHNIQUES FOR PRESERVING MEDIA
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PLAY MODE INFORMATION ON MEDIA
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DEVICES DURING POWER CYCLING
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Inventors: Muthya K. Girish, Santa Clara, CA
(Us); Aram Lindahl, Menlo park, CA
(US); Morgan Woodson, Ben Lomond,
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5,566,337 A
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9/1996 Beaudet et al.
10/1996 Szymanski et a1.
CA (US)
(73) Assignee: Apple Inc., Cupertino, CA (US)
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Notice:
Subject to any disclaimer, the term of this
patent is extended or adjusted under 35
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An improved portable media device and methods for Operap
ing a media device are disclosed. According to one aspect, the
portable media device has the capability to store media device
status information in persistent memory before powering
down. Thereafter, when the portable media device is again
powered up, the stored media player status information can be
retrieved and utilized. According to another aspect, the por
table media device can form and/or traverse a media asset
playlist in an ef?cient manner.
27 Claims, 17 Drawing Sheets
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