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(45) Date of Patent:
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CONTROLLING A WIRELESS DEVICE WITH
A WIRELESS HEADSET
The wireless headset is communicatively coupled to the wire
less device and comprises a headset communications module,
a headset scrolling wheel, and a headset display. The headset
wireless communications module is con?gured to wirelessly
communicate with the wireless device. The headset scrolling
wheel is con?gured to control the local application on the
FIELD OF THE INVENTION
This invention relates to controlling a wireless device with
a wireless headset. More particularly, the invention relates to
wireless device from the headset. The headset display is con
controlling a local application running on the wireless device
with the wireless headset, and synchronizing the headset dis
play output with a wireless device display.
with the local application that is executed on the wireless
device. In one illustrative embodiment, the wireless headset is
?gured to present a synchronized output that is synchronized
releasably coupled to the wireless device, and comprises a
BACKGROUND
headset selection means that is con?gured to control the local
application on the wireless device from the headset.
A method for controlling the operations of a wireless com
munications apparatus is also described. The method com
prises releasably coupling a wireless headset to a wireless
device. The wireless headset comprises a speaker that com
Headsets are commonly used to interface with electronic
devices. There are two kinds of headsets, namely, wired and
wireless. Wired headsets are affordable, small and light.
Wireless headsets are typically more costly and larger
because a separate battery and additional electronics are
municates audio signals when the wireless headset is coupled
employed. Generally, the wireless headset is communica
tively coupled to a wireless device such as wireless telephone
or mobile phone.
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There are a variety of different wireless headsets and cur
rently the headsets generally rely on Bluetooth technology,
which is a wireless Personal Area Network technology. A
Personal Area Network (PAN) is a computer network that
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includes telephones, personal computers, headsets, and per
to the wireless device and when the wireless headset is sepa
rated from the wireless device. The method then proceeds to
locally process computer instructions for at least one local
application on the wireless device. The wireless device is
con?gured to communicate with at least one remote base
station using at least one communication standard. The wire
less headset is con?gured to control the local application
running on the wireless device. The wireless headset com
prises a headset wireless communications module that is con
sonal digital assistants that are in relatively close proximity to
one another. The devices may or may not belong to the person
?gured to communicate computer instructions generated by a
in question. The reach of a PAN is typically around ten
meters. A PAN may be used for communication between
personal electronic devices or for connecting to a higher level
headset selection means that controls the local application on
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network such as the Internet. Personal area networks may be
wired with computer buses such as Universal Serial Bus
(USB) and FireWire. A wireless personal area network
(WPAN) can also be made possible with network standards
such as Infrared Data Association (IrDA), Ultra-Wideband
with the local application that is executed on the wireless
device.
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Recent hands-free legislation further promotes the transition
from tangle-prone wired headsets to wireless headset. Wire
less headsets are commonly referred to as “Bluetooth head
sets” and offer a convenient and user friendly wireless con
nection between the headset and a Bluetooth-enabled
wireless device. Additionally, a Bluetooth headset can also be
FIG. 1 shows an illustrative multimode wireless commu
nication apparatus con?gured to communicate with a base
station.
FIG. 2 shows a block diagram of an illustrative wireless
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device and an illustrative wireless headset.
FIGS. 3A, 3B and 3C shows an illustrative wireless device
having a wireless headset docked on the wireless device.
FIGS. 4A, 4B, and 4C shows the illustrative headset sepa
rated from the wireless device.
used to connect with other devices such as a computer, so a
Bluetooth headset could be used for teleconferencing with a
PC and also with a mobile phone. Thus, one headset can be
used with a variety of different Bluetooth enabled devices.
However, there are a variety of problems associated with
wireless headsets. One such problem is that wireless headsets
are powered by a separate battery and are generally turned on
and off to preserve power; so the wireless headset is incon
venient to charge and can not be used during the charging
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
The present invention can be more fully understood by
reference to the following drawings that are provided for
illustrative, not limiting, purposes.
(UWB), and Bluetooth.
One reason for using wireless headsets rather than wired
headsets include not being tied to the wireless device, eg
mobile phone, so the wireless headset can be used for driving.
the wireless device. A synchronized output is displayed on the
headset display. The synchronized output is synchronized
FIG. 5 shows an illustrative ?owchart of a method for
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controlling the operations of the wireless device with the
wireless headset.
FIGS. 6A and 6B show illustrative screenshots of the wire
less headset display and the wireless device display for a
contacts list application.
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process. Additionally, the typical wireless headset consists of
a headphone and microphone, so that the headset is only used
during voice communications.
FIG. 7 shows illustrative screenshots of the wireless head
set display and the wireless device display for an audio appli
cation.
DETAILED DESCRIPTION
SUMMARY
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dard. The wireless device is con?gured to perform at least one
Persons of ordinary skill in the art will realize that the
following description is illustrative and not in any way limit
ing. Other embodiments of the claimed subject matter will
readily suggest themselves to skilled persons having the ben
e?t of this disclosure. It shall be appreciated by those of
ordinary skill in the art that the apparatus and devices
local application by locally processing computer instructions.
described hereinafter may vary as to con?guration and as to
A wireless communication apparatus that comprises a
wireless device and a wireless headset is described. The wire
less device is con?gured to communicate with at least one
remote base station using at least one communication stan
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details. Additionally, the methods may vary as to details,
order of the actions, or other variations Without departing
from the illustrative method disclosed herein.
The Wireless communication apparatus and method
described herein comprises a Wireless headset that can be
used to control the local applications running on a Wireless
Referring to FIG. 2 there is shoWn a block diagram of an
illustrative Wireless device and a Wireless headset. The illus
trative Wireless device is a multimode Wireless handset 100
that is con?gured to communicate using a plurality of differ
ent communication standards including PAN communica
tions standards and Wide area communication standards as
generally described above. The illustrative multimode Wire
device. Additionally, the docking of the Wireless handset in
less handset 100 comprises a ?rst antenna element 102 that is
the Wireless device permits the same speaker to be used When
the Wireless headset is separated from the Wireless device,
and When the Wireless headset is coupled to the Wireless
device. A variety of local applications such as a contacts list
operatively coupled to a duplexer or diplexer 104, Which is
operatively coupled to a multimode transmitter module 106
and a multimode receiver module 108. The illustrative mul
timode transmitter module 106 and multimode receiver mod
ule 108 each comprise a plurality of transmitter modules and
receiver modules that communicate using separate commu
nication technologies such as Bluetooth and CDMA.
application, a music storage application, and other such appli
cations are described, in Which the Wireless headset can be
used to control the application.
Referring to FIG. 1 there is shoWn an illustrative multi
An illustrative control module 116 comprises a digital sig
mode Wireless communication apparatus that is con?gured to
communicate With a base station. The illustrative multimode
Wireless apparatus comprises a Wireless device and a Wireless
handset operating in the communication system 10. A user 12
activates a Wireless headset 14 to communicate Wirelessly
With a Wireless device 16. In the illustrative example, the
headset 14 communicates With the Wireless device 16 Within
a Personal Area Network (PAN) radius 18 using a communi
cation standard such as Bluetooth, or a local Wireless tech
nology such as a Wireless local area netWork that uses Wi-Fi
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tively coupled to a keypad 118, a memory 120, a display 122,
and a camera 124. Additionally, the processor 112 is also
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technology. By Way of example and not of limitation, a 30
foot radius of coverage may be provided by a PAN technology
such as Bluetooth. The PAN may also be Wired and operate
With USB and FireWire devices. The Wireless PAN may
Weight and small device adapted to be portable and may be
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technologies.
may be a normal key pad, such as key pad for a cell phone or
a PDA, and may additionally include speci?c input keys, such
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as a scrolling means or the like, to input particular informa
tion or to perform particular selection functions. Input data or
requests may be taken from voice information that are
received from microphone 128 or a combination of voice
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may be used for storing input data or storing programming
phone, portable cell phone, cellular phone, portable phone, a
personal digital assistant (PDA), or any type of mobile termi
nal Which is regularly carried by a user and has all the ele
ments necessary for operation in the Wireless communication
nary skill in the art having the bene?t of this disclosure that
the Wireless device may be embodied in a home phone, a
music player, a personal computer, a mobile phone, and any
other such electronic device that can communicate Wirelessly
With headset. Thus, the illustrative Wireless handset is pro
vided for illustrative purposes only.
information and DTMF signals. The memory module 120
information that is pre-loaded on the Wireless handset 100, or
that has been doWnloaded to the Wireless handset 100. The
memory module 120 may be capable of storing relatively
large ?les including audio ?les and video ?les.
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The illustrative Wireless device 16 is a multimode Wireless
handset con?gured to communicate using a plurality of dif
ferent Wide area communication standards. In the illustrative
system 10, the Wireless device is a Wireless handset 16 that is
con?gured to communicate With one or more base stations 20,
22 and 24 using different Wide area communication access
technologies (CATs). The illustrative base stations may com
municate With the Wireless handset using a variety of different
communication standards including, but not limited to, vari
ous forms of code division multiple access (CDMA) and time
division multiple access (TDMA) Wireless interfaces. By Way
of example and not of limitation, the Wireless handset 16
communicates With base station 20 using a CAT that operates
using CDMA technology at 1.9 GHZ. The Wireless handset 16
is also con?gured to communicate With base station 22 using
a CAT that operates using CDMA at 800 MHZ. Additionally,
the illustrative handset 16 is con?gured to communicate With
base station 24 using a CAT that operates using GSM tech
nology at 900 MHZ. Those skilled in the art shall appreciate
that other Wide area CAT technologies include Wi-Fi,
WiMAX, and other such communication technologies.
conveniently carried around by a user. The Wireless handset
100 is further adapted for caller operation and is enabled to
permit a user to manually input data With the keypad 118 that
By Way of example and not of limitation, the illustrative
system 10. HoWever, it shall be appreciated by those of ordi
operatively coupled to the CODEC module 114 that performs
the encoding and decoding operations and is communicative
coupled to a speaker or ringer 126 and a microphone 128.
The illustrative Wireless handset 100 may be built as a light
include IrDA, UWB, Bluetooth, and other such Wireless PAN
Wireless device 16 is a Wireless handset that may also be
referred to as a mobile handset, mobile phone, Wireless
nal processor (DSP) 110, a processor 112, and a CODEC 114
that are communicatively coupled to the transmitter module
106 and receiver module 108. The DSP 110 may be con?g
ured to perform a variety of operations such as controlling the
antenna 102, the multimode transmitter module 106 and the
multimode receiver module 108. The processor 112 is opera
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In operation, the Wireless device 100 is con?gured to per
form at least one local application by locally processing com
puter instructions using the resources of inter alia the proces
sor 112 and memory 120. For example, one local application
may be a contacts list application 130, in Which the contacts
list is stored on the memory 120 that can be controlled and
vieWed on the display 122 of the Wireless device 100. Another
local application may be a music application 132 that stores a
variety of different audio ?les on the memory 120.Yet another
application may be a camera application that captures images
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and video With camera 124.
A Wireless headset 134 is con?gured to communicate Wire
lessly With the Wireless handset 100 With a headset commu
nications module. By Way of example and not of limitation,
the headset communications module is a Bluetooth commu
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nications module that is housed Within the Wireless headset
134, Which may also be referred to as a “Bluetooth headset.”
In the illustrative embodiment, a Bluetooth headset may be
audio enabled or voice enabled. It shall be appreciated by
those of ordinary skill in the art that there are a variety of
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different Bluetooth design implementations.
The illustrative Wireless headset 134 comprises a battery
135 and a radio 136 that converts the digital baseband data to
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and from a 2.4 GHz analog signal using Gaussian Frequency
selection of a contact. The selection Wheel 146 is also con
?gured to communicate an instruction that initiates a voice
call to the selected contact.
Shift Keying (GFSK) modulation. The battery 135 is charged
When the Wireless headset is proximate to the Wireless device
100. By Way of example, there are at least tWo approaches for
charging the battery, namely, having the headset 134 come
Additionally, the local application may be an audio/visual
application or “music” application 132 that comprises a plu
into direct contact With recharging contacts (not shoWn) on
rality of audio ?les that are stored on the Wireless device 100.
the Wireless device 100, or by inductively charging the battery
By Way of example and not of limitation, a title for each
corresponding audio ?le is displayed on the headset display
148 and the headset selection Wheel 146 is con?gured to
control the selection of the audio ?le.
135 When the headset 134 is in close proximity to Wireless
device 100.
The Bluetooth headset 134 also comprises a baseband link
In yet another application, the camera 124 on the Wireless
controller 138 Which manages the core Bluetooth processes
device 100 is controlled by the selection Wheel 146 disposed
that constructs and decodes packets, encodes and manages
on the headset 134. Thus, the selection Wheel 146 is used to
turn the camera on and off for pictures and videos. Additional
local applications running on the Wireless device 100 that are
controlled by the selection Wheel 146 on headset 134 should
error correction, encrypts and decrypts, controls, and other
such operations. The baseband link controller 138 also cre
ates the links, monitors the health of the links, and terminates
the links gracefully.
readily suggest themselves to those of ordinary skill in the art.
Referring to FIGS. 3A, 3B and 3C there is shoWn an illus
A processor 140 also runs higher levels of the Bluetooth
protocol stack andperforms functions that relate to the logical
link control and adaptation protocol that determines the con
nections for the device, the level of performance, and encryp
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tion. The logical link control and adaptation protocol is
implemented in softWare. The processor 140 may include a
memory module 141 that is used to store computer instruc
tions and/or data. Generally, the memory 141 is relatively
closed state. The Wireless headset 152 is releasably coupled to
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small and accesses the information stored on the larger
memory 120 resident in the Wireless device 100. Altema
articulating handset, or any handset having a speaker compo
minimize access to resources on device 100, but this is
The computer instructions for applications controlled by
the headset are processed by the processor 140. The Wireless
headset applications include using a microphone 142 and
speaker 144 for voice calls. In the illustrative embodiment
described in further detail beloW, the headset speaker 144 is
con?gured to generate audio signals When the Wireless head
set 135 is physically coupled to the Wireless device 100, and
When the Wireless headset 134 is separated from the Wireless
a ?ip housing portion 154. It shall be appreciated by those of
ordinary skill in the art having the bene?t of this disclosure
that the Wireless communication apparatus 150 may be con
?gured as a bar handset, a “slider” handset, any other such
tively, the memory 141 could be made substantially larger to
expected to increase the size of the headset 134.
trative Wireless device having a Wireless headset docked on
the Wireless device. FIG. 3A provides a side vieW of an
illustrative Wireless communication apparatus 150 that is a
mobile phone as described above. The Wireless communica
tion apparatus 150 comprises a clam shell housing that is in a
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The Wireless headset 152 includes a selection means 156
and a speaker 158 that faces a base housing portion 160, When
the clam shell housing is closed. The clam shell housing
comprises the ?ip housing portion 154 that is movably
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coupled to a base housing portion 160 along a pivot 161.
The headset speaker 158 is con?gured to generated audio
signals When the clam shell housing is open and When the
Wireless headset is separated from the Wireless. Additionally,
the illustrative headset speaker 158 is con?gured to replace a
scrolling Wheel, or jog dial is con?gured to control one or
more local applications running on the Wireless device from
the headset 134.A display 148 is also coupled to the processor
140 and is con?gured to present a synchronized output that is
synchronized With the local applications that are executed on
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static earpiece With an earpiece that can be used When the
Wireless headset 152 is docked in the Wireless communica
tion apparatus 150 and When the Wireless headset 152 is
the Wireless device 100. By having a synchronized interface
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device 100. A selection means such as a selection Wheel 146,
separated from the ?ip housing portion 154.
Referring to FIG. 3B there is shoWn a vieW of the outer face
operations such as scrolling on the Wireless headset 134
results in scrolling on the device display 122, so the headset
134 remotely controls the operations performed by the Wire
less device 100.
A plurality of applications can be run on the Wireless
device 100 and controlled by the Wireless headset 134
described herein. The applications described herein over
come softWare con?icts that prevent the headset from con
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display 166 on the ?ip housing portion 154 is visible. A
microphone 168 and a navigation key 170 are both located in
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con?gured to permit a user to move a cursor vertically, hori
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134 and the Wireless device 100 are synchronized so that
headset display 148 and the selection Wheel 146 controls the
The LCD display 162 is con?gured to display Caller ID
data, contact list information, selected contact information,
audio ?le information, messages, and other such data or infor
mation that is displayed on the handset display 166. The LCD
applications can be directly controlled from the illustrative
selection Wheel 146 associated With the headset 124.
For example, the Wireless headset 134 is con?gured to
control a contacts list application 130 that is stored on the
Wireless device 100. The contacts list is displayed on the
the base housing portion 160. The navigation key 170 is
zontally, and to use the center navigation key to make a
selection.
stored on the Wireless device 100. The headset 134 may be
con?gured to access applications that include, but are not
limited to, the contacts list, audio ?les, picture ?les, video
?les, and controlling the device camera 124. Thus, the headset
cation apparatus 150 is in a closed state. Additionally, the
Wireless headset 152 comprises an LCD display 162 that is
visible When the Wireless headset 150 is closed. The ?ip
housing portion 154 also comprises a camera lens aperture
164 that is used to capture images and videos.
Referring to FIG. 3C there is shoWn the Wireless commu
nication apparatus 150 in an open state. In the open state, a
trolling applications running on the Wireless device 100
because the headset 134 is con?gured to access the device
resources, the Wireless device softWare, and memory that is
of the ?ip housing portion 154, When the Wireless communi
display 162 is functionally smaller than the device display
166.
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The selection means 156 may be a jog dial, scrolling Wheel,
or other such selection means having a small footprint that
can ?t on the Wireless headset 152. In one embodiment, the
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selections means 156 is a scrolling Wheel that permits the user
With the local application that is executed on the Wireless
to scroll up and doWn and hear “clicks” during the scrolling
process. Additionally, the scrolling Wheel permits a user to
push the scrolling Wheel forward to select a particular opera
tion. The illustrative jog dial operates in a manner similar to
device, the local application displayed on the Wireless device
display, or any combination thereof.
The method then proceeds to decision diamond 210, Where
the Wireless device Waits to receive an instruction from the
Wireless headset. If an instruction is received from the Wire
less headset, the method returns to block 204 Where the com
the scrolling Wheel, except the jog does not click during the
scrolling process. The selection means 156 performs opera
tions that are similar to the navigation key 170, thus the
puter instruction is received by the local application that is
being processed by the Wireless device.
selection means 156 may also be con?gured to scroll side
Ways, i.e. horizontally, and also up and doWn, i.e. vertically.
Referring to FIGS. 4A, 4B, and 4C there is shoWn the
illustrative headset 152 separated from the ?ip housing por
Referring to FIGS. 6A and 6B there is shoWn an illustrative
screenshot of the Wireless headset display and the Wireless
device display for a contacts list application. The contacts list
application is con?gured to perform the entire call process
tion 154 of the Wireless communication apparatus. In FIG.
4A, the outer shell of the Wireless communication apparatus
is shoWn. The Wireless headset 152 is removed from a slot 172
that is located on the ?ip housing portion 154. While the
from the headset 152. The contacts list application 250 runs
on both the Wireless device and the Wireless headset 152. The
contacts list application 250 stores the contacts list on the
Wireless device and displays the contacts list and on the
Wireless headset 152 is releasably coupled to the ?ip housing
portion 154, the headset battery is charged. After the Wireless
headset 152 is removed from the slot 172, the headset battery
poWers the operations headset 152.
In FIG. 4B, there is shoWn the side vieW of the Wireless
communication apparatus and the headset 152. The headset
speaker 158 is con?gured as an earpiece that ?ts comfortably
device display 166.
In FIG. 6A a screenshot 252 of the contacts list is visible on
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application described above, a call is received by the Wireless
communication apparatus from a contact stored in the con
tacts list. The contact name “Chris” is displayed on a screen
shot 254 of the headset LCD display 162. In operation, the
into a user’s ear. The selection means 156 provides functions
that are similar to the navigation key 170 described above.
FIG. 4C displays the interior of the open Wireless commu
nication apparatus. The Wireless headset 152 comprises the
headset speaker 158 that can be used to communicate audio
signals When the Wireless headset 152 is coupled to the ?ip
housing portion 154 and When the Wireless headset 152 is
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separated from the ?ip housing portion 154. Additionally, a
Referring to FIG. 5 there is shoWn an illustrative ?oWchart
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Once the call is initiated, the user has the option of using
either the headset for speaking and listening in a hands free
mode, or using the same headset for listening When the head
another contact in the contacts list. If the user moves the
selection means 156 up one time 256, the next name that is
displayed is “Bob” in screenshot 258. If the user moves the
selection means 156 doWn four times the name “Tom” is
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displayed in screenshot 262. The Wireless device display 166
is synchroniZed With the headset display 162, and the com
puter instructions from the selection means 156 are commu
nicated to the Wireless device so that a visual indication 264
ured to communicate With at least one remote base station
using at least one communication standard.
for the name “Tom” is provided on the Wireless device dis
play.
At block 204, the method proceeds to locally process com
puter instructions for at least one local application on the
Wireless device. One such local application includes a con
tacts list application the stores a contacts list on the Wireless
user may open the phone and remove the headset to speak, or
the user can be Wearing the headset and use either the headset
selection means or handset keypad to receive the call.
set is docked or coupled to the Wireless device. The headset
selection means 156 may be used to control the volume.
After the call is completed the user may decide to make
another call, and may use the selection means 156 to select
microphone 174 is also located on the Wireless headset 152.
of a method for controlling the operations of the Wireless
device With the Wireless headset. The method comprises
releasably coupling the Wireless headset to the Wireless
device at block 202. As described above, the illustrative Wire
less headset comprises a speaker that communicates audio
signals When the Wireless headset is coupled to the Wireless
device and When the Wireless headset is separated from the
Wireless device. Additionally, the Wireless device is con?g
the handset. In an illustrative example of the contacts list
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Once the name “Tom” has been selected, either the headset
or the Wireless device aWaits an instruction to initiate a voice
call. In FIG. 6B, the instruction is provided by pushing in the
device and displays the contacts list on the headset display
selection means 156 as indicated by arroW 268. Subsequently,
and controls the selection of a contact With the headset selec
the Wireless device display indicates that the Wireless device
tion means. The contacts list application may also be con?g
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is placing a call to “Tom” in screenshot 270. Thus, the con
tacts list application is con?gured to initiate a voice call to the
selected contact after receiving an instruction from the Wire
less handset to initiate the voice call.
Referring to FIG. 7 there is shoWn an illustrative screenshot
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of the Wireless headset display and the Wireless device display
ured to initiate a voice call to the selected contact after receiv
ing an instruction from the Wireless handset to initiate the
voice call. Another illustrative Wireless application comprises
a plurality of audio ?les stored on the Wireless device, in
Which the headset display displays each title for each audio
?le and the headset selection means controls the selection of
for an audio application. In screenshot 282 a list of songs is
the audio ?le. Yet another illustrative Wireless application
includes remotely controlling a device camera disposed on
displayed on the Wireless device display 166 and a portion of
the song list is communicated to the Wireless headset. In the
the Wireless device With the headset selection means.
At block 206, the Wireless headset is con?gured to control
the local application running on the Wireless device. The
Wireless headset comprises a headset Wireless communica
illustrative example, the song “Hard Days . . . ” is selected or
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shoWn in screenshot 284. The user can also use the selection
means 156 to control the selection of audio ?les by alloWing
tions module such as Bluetooth that is con?gured to commu
nicate computer instructions generated by a headset selection
means that controls the local application on the Wireless
device. At block 208, a synchronized out is displayed on the
headset display. The synchroniZed output is synchroniZed
is being played. The headset display 162 is synchroniZed With
the device display 166 and the song list With same title is
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the user to ?nd audio ?les.
A variety of limitations are overcome With the Wireless
communications apparatus described above. The Wireless
headset can be used to provide a convenient apparatus and
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the Wireless headset is coupled to the Wireless device and
When the Wireless headset is separated from the Wireless
device.
5. The Wireless communication apparatus of claim 1 fur
ther comprising a headset battery that is charged When the
Wireless headset is proximate to the Wireless device.
6. A Wireless communications apparatus, comprising:
a Wireless device comprising a Wireless device display, the
Wireless device con?gured to communicate With at least
method that uses a Wireless headset to control local applica
tions that run on the Wireless device. Additional bene?ts are
also derived by docking the Wireless handset in the Wireless
device that prevent the user from losing the Wireless headset.
It is to be understood that the detailed description of illus
trative embodiments are provided for illustrative purposes.
The scope of the claims is not limited to these speci?c
embodiments or examples. Therefore, various elements,
details, execution of any methods, and uses can differ from
those just described, or be expanded on or implemented using
one remote base station using at least one communica
technologies not yet commercially viable, and yet still be
tion standard, the Wireless device con?gured to perform
Within the inventive concepts of the present disclosure. The
scope of the invention is determined by the following claims
a plurality of local applications by locally processing
computer instructions,
the plurality of local applications comprising:
and their legal equivalents.
1. A Wireless communications apparatus, comprising:
a contacts list that is stored on the Wireless device, and
a plurality of audio ?les that are stored on the Wireless
a Wireless device comprising a Wireless device display, the
Wireless device con?gured to communicate With at least
a Wireless headset releasably coupled to the Wireless
What is claimed is:
one remote base station using at least one communica
device; and
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device, the Wireless headset comprising,
tion standard, the Wireless device con?gured to perform
a headset Wireless communications module that is con
a plurality of local applications by locally processing
computer instructions,
the plurality of local applications comprising:
a headset selection means con?gured to control the plu
a contacts list that is stored on the Wireless device, and
a plurality of audio ?les that are stored on the Wireless
?gured to communicate With the Wireless device,
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set selection means results in scrolling on the Wireless
device display,
device; and
a Wireless headset communicatively coupled to the Wire
a headset display con?gured to present a synchronized
output that is synchronized With the local application
less device, the Wireless headset comprising,
a headset Wireless communications module that is con?g
ured to communicate With the Wireless device,
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a headset scrolling Wheel con?gured to control the plural
ity of local applications on the Wireless device from the
headset, Wherein an input received from the headset
scrolling Wheel results in scrolling on the Wireless
set is proximate to the Wireless device;
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selected contact is displayed simultaneously on the
output that is synchronized With the local application
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and the headset scrolling Wheel controls the selection of
having a ?ip housing portion and a base housing portion,
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contact.
8. The Wireless communication apparatus of claim 6
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9. A method for controlling the operations of a Wireless
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releasably coupling a Wireless headset to a Wireless device
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comprising a Wireless device display, Wherein the Wire
less headset comprises a speaker that communicates
audio signals When the Wireless headset is coupled to the
Wireless device and When the Wireless headset is sepa
rated from the Wireless device;
Wherein the Wireless device comprises a device camera dis
posed on the Wireless device, the device camera con?gured to
be remotely controlled With the headset scrolling Wheel.
headset speaker con?gured to generate audio signals When
Wherein the Wireless device comprises a device camera dis
posed on the Wireless device, the device camera con?gured to
be remotely controlled With the headset selection means.
communications apparatus, the method comprising:
3. The Wireless communication apparatus of claim 1
4. The Wireless communication apparatus of claim 1 fur
ther comprising a headset speaker on the Wireless headset, the
When the clam shell housing is open and When the Wire
less headset is separated from the Wireless device.
7. The Wireless communication apparatus of claim 6
Wherein the headset scrolling Wheel is con?gured to commu
nicate an instruction that initiates a voice call to the selected
nicate an instruction that initiates a voice call to the selected
contact.
and the Wireless headset comprises a speaker that faces
the base housing portion When the clam shell housing is
closed, the speaker con?gured to generate audio signals
closed, the speaker con?gured to generate audio signals
When the clam shell housing is open and When the Wire
less headset is separated from the Wireless device.
2. The Wireless communication apparatus of claim 1
Wherein the headset scrolling Wheel is con?gured to commu
Wherein each title for each audio ?le is displayed on the
headset display and the headset selection means is con
?gured to control the selection of the audio ?le, Wherein
a selected audio ?le is displayed simultaneously on the
headset display and the Wireless device display; and
Wherein the Wireless device comprises a clam shell housing
a contact from the contacts list, Wherein a selected con
tact is displayed simultaneously on the headset display
and the Wireless device display;
headset display and the Wireless device display; and
Wherein the Wireless device comprises a clam shell housing
having a ?ip housing portion and a base housing portion,
and the Wireless headset comprises a speaker that faces
the base housing portion When the clam shell housing is
selection of a contact from the contacts list, Wherein a
headset display and the Wireless device display;
a headset display con?gured to present a synchronized
Wherein each title for each audio ?le is displayed on the
headset display and the headset scrolling Wheel is con
?gured to control the selection of the audio ?le, Wherein
a selected audio ?le is displayed simultaneously on the
that is executed on the Wireless device, and
a headset battery that is charged When the Wireless head
Wherein the contacts list is displayed on the headset
display and the headset selection means controls the
device display,
that is executed on the Wireless device;
Wherein the contacts list is displayed on the headset display
rality of local applications on the Wireless device from
the headset, Wherein an input received from the head
locally processing computer instructions for a plurality of
local applications on the Wireless device,
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the plurality of local applications comprising;
tacts list and each title for each audio ?le, in Which the
a contacts list, wherein the Wireless device is con?gured
synchronized output is synchroniZed With the local
to communicate With at least one remote base station
application that is executed on the Wireless device,
Wherein an input received from the headset selection
using at least one communication standard, and
a plurality of audio ?les stored on the Wireless device;
storing a contacts list on the Wireless device; control
means results in scrolling on the Wireless device dis
play; and
Wherein the Wireless device comprises a clam shell
ling the local application running on the Wireless
device from the Wireless headset, the controlling the
housing having a ?ip housing portion and a base hous
ing portion, and the Wireless headset comprises a
speaker that faces the base housing portion When the
clam shell housing is closed and Wherein the speaker
generates audio signals When the clam shell housing
plurality of local applications comprising:
selection of a contact from the contacts list With a head
set selection means, Wherein a selected contact is
displayed simultaneously on the headset display and
the Wireless device display, and
selection of the audio ?le With the headset selection
means, Wherein a selected audio ?le is displayed
simultaneously on the headset display and the Wire
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voice call to the selected contact after receiving an instruction
from the Wireless headset to initiate the voice call.
less device display;
Wherein the Wireless headset comprises a headset Wire
less communications module that is con?gured to
communicate computer instructions generated by the
headset selection means that controls the local appli
cation on the Wireless device; and
displaying a synchroniZed output on a headset display,
the displayed synchronized output comprising a con
is open and When the Wireless headset is separated
from the Wireless device.
10. The method of claim 9 further comprises initiating a
11. The method of claim 9 further comprising remotely
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controlling a device camera disposed on the Wireless device
With the headset selection means.
12. The method of claim 9 further comprising receiving an
instruction from the Wireless headset that controls the local
application that is being processed by the Wireless device.
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