Our patent portfolio covers wide a range of earbud applications including earbud cord routing for clothing and bags, magnetic earbud attachments points used to control a mobile device, and motion related functionality in conjunction with head-related transfer function (HRTF) for manipulating audio in 3D space... and more.
Earbud cord control for
Bags & Clothing
We have issued and pending IP for earbud cord control methods by embedding cord sized grooves into buckles, zippers, zipper pullers, buttons, snaps, labels, jewelry, ornaments, eyewear, and much more. Priority dates start June 26, 2008.
earbud magnets control
Answer a phone call by detaching two earbuds from each other or from a holder body. Terminate a call by reattaching them. Pause/play music, and more. Priority date for this family of IP is February 22, 2012, now with issuance in the EU.
sensors to control
The future of the user interface is in wearables. Information will be accessed almost imperceptibly relative to how we interact with the world around us. To enable this future interface we have to look at how wearables detect and interpret our actions, needs and intents.