Tuesday, August 19, 2008

2008-08-19 Newly Issued Apple Patents

1
D575,305
Media device (iPod Nano 1G)
2
D575,304
Media device (iPod Mini?)
3
D575,275
Docking station (iPod A/V dock with IR sensor)
4
7,415,563
Method and system for allowing a media player to determine if it supports the capabilities of an accessory

Claim 1. A method for establishing communication between a media player and an accessory, the method comprising, by the media player: sending to the accessory a first command packet including a request for capability information, the request including an information type indicator designating one of a plurality of information items as being requested, wherein the plurality of information items includes: a minimum media player firmware version information item identifying a minimum version of media player firmware required to support the accessory; a command set information item identifying a version of a command set used by the accessory; and an accessory firmware version information item identifying a version of firmware used by the accessory; receiving, in response to the request, a second command packet including the requested information item; and determining, based on the received information item, whether the media player supports the accessory.


5
7,415,545
Method and apparatus for dynamic link driver configuration
6
7,415,499
Method and apparatus for listening for incoming calls on multiple port/socket combinations

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