Navigation device and method for implementing audio options in navigation device

FIELD: instrument making.

SUBSTANCE: signals of interruption of audiopresentation are received in one of the versions of the method's implementation. At that, interruption command is executed on the basis of commands supplied immediately from navigation device in response to interruption signals reception. When this operation is being performed, audiorepresentation interruption state is maintained. Therefore, there is the possibility of resetting the state of audiorepresentation process after each interruption command supplied immediately from navigation device.

EFFECT: enlarging functional capabilities.

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Applications simultaneously under consideration

The following application filed concurrently with the current application. The complete contents of each of the subsequent application, thereby, provides for the treatment of: A NAVIGATION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR STORING AND UTILIZING A LAST DOCKED LOCATION (legal statement No. 06P057US16), filed on the same day as the present; A METHOD AND DEVICE FOR UTILIZING A SELECTABLE LOCATION MARKER FOR RELATIONAL DISPLAY OF POINT OF INTEREST ENTRIES (Law statement No. 06P057US15), filed on the same day as the present; A METHOD AND DEVICE FOR MAP SWITCHING (Law statement No. 06P057US14), filed on the same day that and the real; A NAVIGATION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CONVEYING INFORMATION RELATIONSHIPS (Law statement No. 06P057US20), filed on the same day as the present; A NAVIGATION DEVICE AND METHOD OF UPDATING INFORMATION ON A NAVIGATION DEVICE (Law statement No. 06P057US18), filed on the same day as the present; A NAVIGATION DEVICE, SERVER, AND METHOD FOR COMMUNICATING THEREBETWEEN Law statement No. 06P057US17), filed on the same day as the present; A METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PROVIDING PREFERENCES DURING TRAVEL ROUTE CALCULATION ON A NAVIGATION DEVICE (Law statement No. 06P057US13), filed on the same day as the present; A NAVIGATION DEVICE AND METHOD OF ACTIVATING INFORMATION ON A NAVIGATION DEVICE (Law statement No. 06P057US12), filed on the same day as the present; AUTOMATIC DISCOVERY OF WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SETTINGS (Law statement No. 06P057US04), filed on the same day as the present; METHODS OF CUSTOMIZING NAVIGATION SYSTEMS (Law statement No. 06P057US03), filed on the same day that this; and A NAVIGATION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR SEQUENTIAL MAP DISPLAY (Law statement No. 06P057US22), filed on the same day as the present.

Statement of priority

This patent Application claims the benefit under 35 U.S.C. 119 for each number of patent applications in the UK 0604709.6 registered 8 March 2006; 0604708.8 registered 8 March 2006; 0604710.4 registered 8 March 2006; 0604704.7 registered on 8 March 2006 and 0604706.2 registered 8 March 2006; the full content of each of them such a manner incorporated herein by reference.

The technical field to which the invention relates

The present invention in General relates to navigation devices. For example, exemplary embodiments of the present invention may relate to the integration of audio features, using the navigation device.

The level of technology

The navigation device equipped with a global positioning system (GPS)are becoming increasingly popular. Traditionally, such a navigation device to provide the user the ability to locate your current geographical position using multiple satellites. The user may want to attach the navigation device in the car, on a motorcycle or in some other form of personal transport, Tobago current geographical position was available when moving to the desired location. The navigation device can be relatively easy to use when moving and can have the familiar touch-screen interface, which increases the convenience of the user interaction with the device. However, a typical navigation device, which suggests directions when moving, can interfere with the user's interaction with other aspects of the vehicle, including audio functions in the vehicle.

For example, the user wishes to listen to the car stereo or HI-FI audio system while moving to the desired location. When listening to audiocassette the advanced user may want to take the audio navigation prompts from the navigation device. However, the voice guidance of the navigation device can interfere with audiocassette audio devices. Thus, the user may be difficult to interpret navigational hints, when he uses the playback device, for example.

Similarly, the user may want to make voice calls through the device of "the office-free when moving to the desired location. When moving, the user can actively steer the conversation or, alternatively, to listen carefully, using mobile us is the device during the voice call. Thus, if necessary navigational hints from the navigation device, for the user it is difficult to interpret cues in active communication on a mobile device.

The invention

It is desirable to have the Association of audio features, with a navigation device for overcoming at least one of the above problems, in addition to the other effects of the integration with audio functions. Therefore, in accordance with at least one exemplary embodiment of the present invention discloses a navigation device and methods for the implementation of the audio functions in the navigation device. For example, the disclosed integrated navigation system comprising a navigation device, which can simplify the user interaction with the many navigation devices when moving to the desired location.

In accordance with an exemplary embodiment of the method of integrating audio features using the navigation device may include receiving an interrupt signal to interrupt audiocassette, determine whether to interrupt audiocassette using the navigation device in response to the interrupt signal is received and storing the state of the connect is, audiocassette after determining to interrupt the audio.

In accordance with an exemplary embodiment of the navigation device may include means for receiving an interrupt signal to interrupt audiocassette tool to determine whether to interrupt the audio, using the navigation device in response to receiving the interrupt signal, and means for saving the interrupt status of audiocassette after determining to interrupt the audio.

In accordance with an exemplary embodiment of the navigation device may include a processor to receive an interrupt signal to interrupt audiocassette and determine whether to interrupt the audio, using the navigation device in response to receiving the interrupt signal, and a memory for saving the interrupt status of audiocassette after determining to interrupt the audio.

Brief description of drawings

The present invention will be described in more detail below using exemplary embodiments which will be treated with the help of drawings, on which:

Figure 1 illustrates an exemplary view of a global positioning system (GPS);

Figure 2 illustrates an exemplary block diagram of the electronic componentversion device variant implementation of the present invention;

3 illustrates an exemplary block diagram of the server of the navigation device and the connection between them variants of implementation of the present invention;

Figure 4 illustrates the integrated navigation system in accordance with an exemplary embodiment;

Figure 5 illustrates how the implementation of the audio functions in the navigation device in accordance with an exemplary embodiment; and

Figa-6C illustrates how to determine subsequent playback in accordance with an exemplary embodiment.

Detailed description of exemplary embodiments

Terms used in this document are solely for the purpose of describing particular embodiments and are not intended to limit the present invention. It should additionally be emphasized that the terms "includes" and "includes" when used in this detailed description specify the presence of stated features, integers parts, steps, operations, elements, or components, but do not prevent the presence or addition of one or more other features, integers parts, steps, operations, elements, components or groups thereof.

In the description of exemplary embodiments illustrated in the drawings, for understanding uses specific terminology. However, rscr the ment of this patent specification is not intended to be limited to the selected specific terminology and also it should be understood that each specific element includes all technical equivalents that operate in a similar manner.

Referring to the drawings, they like reference numbers represent identical or corresponding parts in the various views, exemplary embodiments of the present patent of invention are described further in this document.

Figure 1 illustrates an exemplary view of a global positioning system (GPS)used by the navigation device, including the navigation device variant implementation of the present invention. Such systems are well known and used for a variety of purposes. In General, GPS is a navigation system based on satellites and radio, capable of determining continuous position, velocity, time, and, in some implementations, the direction information for an unlimited number of users.

Formerly known as NAVSTAR, GPS embodies many of the satellites that operate above the Ground on a high-precision orbits. Based on such precise orbits of the GPS satellites can broadcast your location to any number of receiving devices.

The GPS system is implemented when the device is specially equipped to receive GPS data starts scanning radio frequencies in the search of GPS satellites. After receiving the audiosignal from a GPS satellite device determines the exact location of the satellite through one of many different traditional ways. The device continues to scan, in most implementations, signals until then, until you get at least three signals of different satellites (note that the position is not normal, but can only be determined by means of two signals using other methods triangulation). Performing geometric triangulation, the receiver uses three known positions to determine their own two-dimensional position relative to the satellites. This can be accomplished in a known manner. In addition, the receiving signal of the fourth satellite will allow the receiving device to calculate its three-dimensional position by means of the geometric calculations in a known manner. Data on position and velocity can be updated in real time on a continuous basis an unlimited number of users.

As shown in figure 1, the GPS system is indicated in General by the reference number 100. Many satellites 120 are in orbit about the Earth 124. There is no need to synchronize the orbit of each satellite 120 with the orbits of other satellites 120, and in fact, the orbits are not synchronized. The GPS receiver 140 used in the variants of implementation of the navigation device of the present invention, is shown as receiving signals 160 GPS satellites in the extended spectrum from different satellites 120.

Signals 160 TP the range, continuously transmitted from each satellite 120, use frequency standards high precision together with the very night of the atomic clock. Each satellite 120, as part of its transmission 160 data signal, transmits the data stream, indicating that this particular satellite 120. Specialists in the coherent field of technology should be obvious that the device 140 GPS receiver, in General, receives signals 160 GPS satellites in the extended spectrum from at least three satellites 120 to device 140 GPS receiver to calculate its two-dimensional position by triangulation. Get more signals, the signals 160 from all four satellites 120, enables the device 140 GPS receiver to calculate its three-dimensional position in a known manner.

Figure 2 illustrates an exemplary block diagram of electronic components of the navigation device 200 variant implementation of the present invention in the format of image components in block form. It should be noted that the structural diagram of the navigation device 200 includes all of the components of the navigation device, and only the components that are common to many examples.

The navigation device 200 is located inside the outer case (not shown). The outer casing contains a processor 210 connected to the device 220 in the ode and a display screen 240. The device 220 input may include a keyboard device, a voice input device and/or any other known input device used for inputting information; and a display screen 240 may include any type of display screen, such as LCD-display. In at least one embodiment of the present invention, the device 220 input and display screen 240 combined into an integrated input device and display, incorporating input via the touch panel or touch screen, the user need only touch part of the screen 240 of the display to choose from a variety of display choices or to activate one of the many virtual buttons.

In addition, other types of devices 250 output can also include, including, but without limitation, the device of the audible output. Because the device 250 output can issue kisimul information to the user of the navigation device 200, it should also be understood that the device 240 input may also include a microphone and software for receiving input voice commands.

In the navigation device 200, the processor 210 is functionally connected to and can accept input information from the device 240 input via connection 225, and functionally connect the EN s, at least one of: a display screen 240 and the device 250 output via connection 245 to display information. Additionally, the processor 210 is functionally connected to the memory 230 via connection 235 and additionally has a capability to receive/send information from/to the ports 270 input/output (I/O) through a connection 275, while the I/O port 270 has the ability to connect to the I/O device 280, external to the navigation device 200. External I/O device 280 may include, but without limitation, an external device for listening, for example the headset. Connection with I/O device 280 may further be a wired or wireless connection with another external device, for example with the car audio system to implement the functionality of the office-free (hands-free) and/or to implement the functionality activated by voice, for example; to connect with earphone or headphones, and/or for connection to a mobile phone, for example; and the connection with the mobile phone can be used to establish a data connection between the navigation device 200 and the Internet or any other network, for example, and/or establish a connection with the server via the Internet or some other network, for example.

2 additionally illustrates the functional with the unity between the processor 210 and the antenna/receiver 260 via connection 255, antenna/receiver 260 may be a GPS antenna/receiver, for example. It should be understood that the antenna of the receiver is marked with the reference number 260, schematically United for illustration, however, the antenna and the receiver can be separately located components and the antenna can be flat GPS antenna or helical antenna.

It should be understood that the processor 210 of the navigation device 200 is configured to execute software and software instructions in order to achieve the desired result. For example, the processor 210 is configured to process the navigation application and any other application. Other applications may be custom applications or, in accordance with exemplary embodiments of the implementation, application, audio player for audiocassette. In addition, the processor 210 is configured to extract and store instructions from the memory 230, the data from/in the memory 230 and the audio files or other file information from/in the memory 230. Therefore, the navigation device includes means for processing the navigation application, the means for processing the audio player application, a tool for saving audio tool to extract audio and/or other suitable means. For example, I/O device as described above, can communicate with the processor 210, so that the information extracted from the I/O devices can be handled by the application using the processor 210.

Additionally, as will be clear to a person skilled in the field of machinery, electronic components, shown in figure 2, is supplied with electricity by a power source (not shown) in the traditional way. As will be clear to a person skilled in the technical field, various configurations of the components shown in figure 2, are within the scope of the present invention. For example, in one embodiment, the components shown in figure 2, can be in communication with other wired and/or wireless connections, etc. Thus, the scope of the navigation device 200 of the present invention include portable and handheld navigation device 200.

In addition, portable and handheld navigation device 200 of figure 2 may be connected or attached via the docking station in a known manner with a motorized vehicle, such as vehicle or water vessel. Thus, the navigation device 200 can then be disconnected from the connected locations for portable or handheld navigation purposes.

3 illustrates an exemplary block diagram of the server 302 and the navigation device 200 N. the present invention, through the common channel 318 connection, a variant implementation of the present invention. The server 302 and the navigation device 200 of the present invention can communicate when a connection is established through the channel 318 connection between the server 302 and the navigation device 200 (note that this connection can be a data connection via a mobile device, a direct connection via a personal computer, via the Internet, and so on).

The server 302 includes, among other components, which may not be illustrated, processor 304, functionally coupled to the memory 306, and optionally functionally connected, via a wired or wireless connection 314, the device 312 data storage large capacity. The processor 304 optionally functionally connected to the transmitter 308 and receiver 310 to transmit and send information to and from the navigation device 200 through the channel 318 connection. Sent and received signals may contain information, communications, and/or other distributed signals. The transmitter 308 and receiver 310 can be selected or developed in accordance with the requirements of the communication and the communication technology used in the communication scheme for the navigation system 200. Additionally it should be noted that the functions of the transmitter 308 and receiver 310 may be combined into preempted tcic signals.

The server 302 is additionally connected to (or includes) the device 312 storage, note that the device 312 storage can be attached to the server 302 via line 314 connection. The device 312-storage contains the store navigation data and cartographic information and can, on the other hand, to be separate from the server 302 or may be included in the server 302.

The navigation device 200 is configured to communicate with the server 302 through the channel 318 connection, and includes a processor, memory, etc. as previously described with regard to figure 2, and the transmitter 320 and receiver 322 for sending and receiving signals and/or data through the channel 318 connection, note that such devices can additionally be used for communication with devices other than the server 302. Additionally, the transmitter 320 and receiver 322 can be selected or developed in accordance with the requirements of the communication and the communication technology used in the communication scheme for the navigation device 200, and functions of the transmitter 320 and receiver 322 can be combined in a single transceiver.

Software stored in the memory 306 of the server that provides instructions to the processor 304 and allows the server 302 to provide services navigation device is at 200. One service provided by the server 302 comprises processing requests from the navigation device 200 and the transmission of the navigation data from the storage 312 large capacity data in the navigation device 200. According to at least one variant of implementation of the present invention is another service provided by the server 302 includes processing the navigation data using different algorithms for the desired application, and sending the results of such calculations in the navigation device 200.

Channel 318 connection, in General, represents the transmission medium or path that connects the navigation device 200 and the server 302. In accordance with at least one embodiment of the present invention, as the server 302 and the navigation device 200 includes a transmitter for transmitting data through the communication channel and a receiver for receiving data that must be transmitted through the communication channel.

The channel 318 is not limited to the particular communications technology. In addition, the channel 318 connection is not limited to a single communications technology; i.e. the channel 318 may include a few lines that use a variety of technologies. For example, in accordance with at least one embodiment, the channel 318 may be adapted to provide a path for electrical, optical is askoy and/or electromagnetic coupling, etc. Essentially, the channel 318 communication includes, but not limited to, one or a combination of the following: electric circuits, electrical conductors, such as wires and coaxial cables, optical cables, converters, radio frequency (RF) waves, the atmosphere, the empty space, etc. Additionally, in accordance with at least one possible embodiment, the channel 318 may include intermediate devices such as routers, repeaters, buffers, transmitters and receivers.

In at least one embodiment of the present invention, for example, the channel 318 communication includes telephone and computer networks. Additionally, in at least one embodiment, the channel 318 may be able to fit a wireless connection, for example, radio-frequency, microwave, infrared, etc. in Addition, in accordance with at least one embodiment, the channel 318 connection can fit a satellite connection.

The communication signals transmitted over the channel 318 of communication include, but not limited to, signals that may be required or desirable for a given communication technology. For example, the signals may be adapted to be used in mobile communication technologies, such as multiple access with time R is selenium channels (TDMA), multiple access frequency division multiple access (FDMA), multiple access code division multiple access (CDMA), global system for mobile communications (GSM), etc. Through the channel 318 connection can be transferred to both digital and analog signals. In accordance with at least one embodiment, such signals can be modulated, encrypted and/or compressed signals as required for communications technology.

Store 312 large capacity data includes sufficient memory for required navigation applications. Examples of storage 312 data of large capacity may include magnetic media data storage, such as hard disk, optical media, such as CD-ROM, removable media storage, such as flash memory, molecular memory, etc.

In accordance with at least one embodiment of the present invention, the server 302 includes a remote server accessible via the navigation device 200 through the wireless channel. In accordance with at least one other embodiment of the present invention, the server 302 may include a network server located on a local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), virtual private network (VPN), etc.

In accordance, at least the one of the embodiment of the present invention, the server 302 may include a personal computer, for example, a desktop or a laptop computer, and the channel 318 connection may be a cable connected between the PC and the navigation device 200. Alternatively, the personal computer may be connected between the navigation device 200 and the server 302, in order to set up an Internet connection between the server 302 and the navigation device 200. Alternative, mobile phone or other portable device can establish a wireless Internet connection for connecting the navigation device 200 to the server 302 via the Internet.

The navigation device 200 may be provided information from the server 302 through a load of information that may be updated periodically, when the user connects the navigation device 200 to the server 302 and/or may be more dynamic, with more constant and frequent communication occurs between the server 302 and the navigation device 200 via a wireless mobile device connection and data connection, for example. For many dynamic calculations, the processor 304 in the server 302 may be used to handle a large number of needs for processing, while the processor 210 of the navigation device 200 can also perform most of the processing and calculating, often regardless of soy is inane with the server 302.

The device 312 storing large volumes attached to the server 302 may include a volume map and route data that can be supported in the navigation device 200, including here maps, etc. the Server 302 may process, for example, most devices of the navigation device 200, which moves along a route, using a set of processing algorithms. Additionally, map and route data stored in the memory 312 may operate on signals (e.g., GPS signals), adopted in its original form by the navigation device 200.

The navigation device described above can be used to integrate audio functions. Integrated navigation system, according to an exemplary implementation options will be described in more detail below.

Figure 4 illustrates the integrated navigation system in accordance with an exemplary embodiment. As illustrated in figure 4, the navigation device 400 (which can include all the items/interconnects the above-described navigation device 200, and the numbers changed only for consistency drawings) may include multiple applications running in the execution of it. For example, the navigation device 400 may amrabat the to navigation application 406, so the user of the navigation device can receive information related to the current geographic location or desired location.

For example, the navigation application 406 may provide the user with the ability to drive different routes, and to determine the required geographic location. The navigation application 406 may include programming to communicate with I/O devices, as described above with reference to figure 2. Additionally, the navigation application 406 may provide voice prompts, associative associated with routes that moves the navigation device. For example, after detecting that the navigation device 400 is in the vicinity of the navigation point, or change, the navigation application 406 may determine that it is necessary to issue a voice prompt to alert the user to the navigation point or change. Point or the change may be at least one of the necessary changes in the route, the necessary changes in direction, changes in street names, points of interest or endpoint of the route, however, exemplary embodiments of implementation should not be limited to these examples.

In addition to navigation the WMD application 406 navigation device 400 can also handle the application 405 audio player, so that the user can listen to audio files stored in the navigation device 400. As illustrated, the application 405 audio player can be treated essentially in the same time as the navigation application 406, in the navigation device 400.

Additionally illustrated in figure 4 is a functional connection between the navigation device 400 and a music player 410. Music player 410 can be a typical music player that saves music files from a personal computer or computing device of the user. Music player 410 can have many different audio files stored therein, and may provide the user with the ability to display music on external speakers, external headphones or, alternatively, the internal speaker music player 410. In addition, the music player 410 may be equipped with a wireless connection or connection available physical connection, so that the navigation device 400 can communicate with him. For example, the connection may be a BLUETOOTH connection, the connection is a universal serial bus (USB) or any suitable connection.

As additionally illustrated in figure 4, the effective connection between the music player 410 and a navigation device 40 may provide an opportunity for communication between the application 405 audio player and music player 410. For example, the application 405 audio player can remotely control your music player 410 so that the audio files stored in the music player 410, reproduced in accordance with the instructions received from the application 405 audio player. Can be used any available remote communication Protocol or, alternatively, the remote communication Protocol may be provided through the music player 410. For example, a music player 410 may use a communications Protocol client/server so that the instructions can be transmitted from the navigation device 400 in music player 410. After receiving instructions music player 410 can operate according to the instructions. The instructions may include instructions playback, stop, fast forward, rewind, skip, load a playlist, save playlist, or any other instruction that allows the remote to control your music player 410. The instructions may be generated by the application 405 audio player and can be transmitted via the communication Protocol described above.

For example, the application 405 audio player initiates play, pause, save, play or change playback on a music player 410.

Additional is but the operative connection between the music player 410 and the car stereo system 420 is illustrated in figure 4. It should be understood that this operative connection is optional, and it may be disconnected or removed without deviation from the spirit of the exemplary embodiments. For example, playback of audio files may take place solely in the music player 410 or, alternatively, through the internal speaker of the navigation device 400.

Music player 410 can output audio to your car stereo 420 so that the audio can occur through car stereo system 420. The connection between the music player 410 and the car stereo system 420 is opposite the navigation system 400 that music player 410 may simply display the analog music information, played on the music player 410, so that the audio plays through the speakers connected to the car's audio system 420. Alternatively, it may be used a digital connection between the music player 410 and the car's audio system 420 so that the encoded digital image and audio data is transmitted in a car stereo system 420.

As also illustrated in figure 4, the navigation device 40 may include an operative connection with the car audio system 420. For example, the operative connection may include a wireless connection hardware connection or any other connection, such that the audio information can be transmitted from the navigation device 400 in a car stereo system 420. Thus, the application 405 audio player can handle audio files and to send a transmission in a car stereo system 420. Similarly, the navigation application 406 may route voice guidance in car stereo 420 so that they can be heard from the speakers connected to the car stereo system 420.

4 additionally illustrates the operative connection between the navigation device 400 and the mobile device 430. The operative connection may include a wireless or hardware connection such that the navigation device 400 may implement phone calls to the office-free" and other features contained in the device 430. You should also understand that the current connection between the navigation device 400 and the mobile device 430 is optional and may be disconnected or removed without deviation from the spirit of the exemplary embodiments.

Below is a more detailed description of an example of a variant of implementation of the application 405 audio player.

In the app the Institute 405 audio player, the user can select and play audio files for the navigation device. For example, the audio files can be in MP3 format or any standard audio format such that reproduction can occur in the navigation device 400. With application 405 audio player, the user can select a set of songs to play that are sequentially played back one after another. In the application 405 audio player may be other options available, such that the selected set can be played in any order, the user can specify which song to start playing in a particular set of songs, and other options. For example, the application 405 audio player can have a virtual stop, skip, restart, pause, and other options that can, essentially, be similar to programs audiocassette or applications available on the other devices. However, it should be understood that the application 405 audio player can be specially designed to handle the navigation device 400 with the navigation application 406. Therefore, the application 405 audio player can more stably interact with the navigation application 406. For example, the application 405 audio player can be specially designed or configured to communicate with a navigation application 406.

Thus, the application 40 audio player can play audio files and audio data, contained in them, and can communicate with the navigation application 406.

Additionally it should be noted that the audio files may contain, in addition to audio information, relevant information about the data contained in them. For example, the audio files may contain useful data regarding song titles, book titles, artist, album, tracks, composers, genres and, at least, the name of the file that is relevant to a header of the audio file. Additionally, the audio files may be in a format readable by the navigation device or music player, functionally connected to the navigation device.

Additional examples of audio files may include audio books. For example, the audio audiobooks can be an audio file containing speech information about the text or book. The text or the book can be dictated and recorded or alternatively transferred with the application, convert text to speech so that the user can listen to the spoken words related to the text. Thus, the driver can listen to the desired text or a book in the process of vehicle control.

Relative to the storage of audio files in the navigation device 400 should be understood that the audio files can be stored in the portable memory or on the complaint of storage, the internal memory of the navigation device 400, in a database within the navigation device 400, or any suitable means for storing information of the audio files, so that reproduction can occur with the application 405 audio player in the navigation device 400.

Additionally, audio files, including MP3 files and audiobooks that can be downloaded via Internet service providers or server files. For example, the audio server may be essentially the same as the server is illustrated in figure 3. Downloadable audio files can be stored in the navigation device 400 so that the reproduction can occur with the application 405 audio player. For example, the user computing device may use the computing device to download the audio files from the Internet. Accordingly, the audio files may be transferred to the removable media storage so that they can be loaded into the navigation device 400. After downloading the application 405 audio player navigation device 400 may access the audio files and present the play to the user of the navigation device 400. Similarly, the user computing device can transmit the audio files directly in the navigation condition the device 400 using a wireless Protocol. Alternatively, the user can control the navigation device 400 to download the audio files from the server files.

Detailed description of exemplary case for integrated navigation systems, including the playback of audio files, for example, as illustrated in figure 4, will be described hereinafter in more detail with reference to figure 5.

Figure 5 illustrates how the implementation of the audio functions in the navigation device in accordance with an exemplary embodiment. As illustrated in figure 5, the navigation device can play audio files using the audio player application on the navigation device 200/400. For example, the audio files can be stored in a database or memory of the navigation device 200/400 and the navigation device 200/400 may be essentially similar to the navigation device, illustrated in figure 2 and 4. Similarly, the application of the audio player shown on figure 5, can essentially be similar to the application 405 audio player, illustrated in figure 4.

During playback of the audio files can be defined interrupt, as assigned by the navigation device 200/400. For example, the mobile device may be received wireless call or necessary Navi is sure hint. Relative to the received call, access to the calling mobile device with the capabilities of the office-free" may be operatively connected to the navigation device 200/400. If a call is received on the mobile device, the mobile device may offer or send an interrupt signal to the navigation device 200/400. The interrupt signal may be an indication to answer the call using mode "the office-free", for example. Traditionally, the navigation device 200/400 may simply perform temporary connection through a wireless call and continue the playback of the audio file(s). However, according to an exemplary variants of implementation, the navigation device 200/400 may lower the volume on the playback device and/or to suspend playback of the audio file.

For example, the navigation device 200/400 may save the state of play of the audio file in response to the interrupt signal. Playback status can be stored in the memory of the navigation device 200/400, for example, in the database of the navigation device 200/400, for example, or any suitable media storage, accessible via the navigation device 200/400. The playback state (a state that represents an interrupt, or the interrupt status) may allow the audio player to prod Lite or restore the playback of the audio file(s) later. Similarly, the application of the audio player can store the state of the interrupt in response to the interrupt signal generated by the navigation device 200/400. For example, the navigation device 200/400, interpreting what the call is received on the mobile device can transmit the interrupt signal to the audio player application so that the application of the audio player can save interrupt status.

Relative navigation AIDS navigation application may assume that the navigation change or navigation point is close to the current geographic location of the navigation device. For example, changing or point may be essentially similar to the examples above. If the navigation prompt is required, the navigation application may send an interrupt signal to the audio player application so that the application of the audio player can store the state of audiocassette. Alternatively, the navigation application can save interrupt status and interrupt the audio in order to activate the navigation prompt.

It should be understood that by saving the state of play of the audio file when the interrupt, the user can hold the current playback position is edenia audio file so that what is less user interaction is required in order to continue listening to the current audio file. For example, instead of manually pause or stop playback of the audio file to make the call to the wireless telephone, the user can take an automatic pause and save state of the audio file so that the playback can be resumed later.

For example, the user can continue to listen to the audio file after a call or after receiving navigational hints. With reference to the navigation prompts, the navigation device 200/400 may detect that the current geographic location of the navigation device 200/400 is close to route changes or correction changes needed to continue the current route. Therefore, it is necessary for the navigation device 200/400 hint to the driver of the vehicle to begin braking or turn on the turn signal to continue the route. It should be understood that if the navigation hints would be simply given during playback of the audio file, the user can easily interpret navigational hints. Therefore, according to an exemplary variants of implementation, the navigation device 200/400 can the t to lower the volume on the playback device, to pause playback of the audio file or to interrupt the audio. Thus, you can resume playback of the audio file after receiving audiopodcast or later, as the user sees fit.

As additionally illustrated in figure 5, the navigation device 200/400 may lower the volume on the playback device, pause the playback of the audio file or to interrupt the audio and can determine whether to start playback. For example, the default settings selected by the user can specify the navigation device 200/400 resume playback after the navigation prompt is successfully transmitted, or after completion of the telephone call using the office-free". Accordingly, playback of the audio file may be renewed up until will not be accepted subsequent calls, or until it is necessary, in subsequent navigation tips. Similarly, the navigation device 200/400 may prompt the user to select whether to resume playback of the audio file. For example, the navigation device 200/400 may display a graphical option on the display device. The user can later use the input device to select the resume playback.

Consider what Ino playback device, performing the play, it should be understood that the playback device may include, but not limited to, car stereo, the playback device HiFi, itself the navigation device 200/400, etc. Such as a car stereo system can be functionally connected with the navigation device 200/400 so that the audio information can be transmitted to the car stereo and play can occur through vehicle dynamics. Similarly, the navigation device 200/400 may include internal speaker such that the audio files can be played on the internal speaker. Alternative, music player or portable music player may include an internal speaker or headphones such that reproduction can occur in the music player. Therefore, the playback device may include, but not just your car stereo, navigation device 200/400, portable music player, etc.

Thus, the disclosed exemplary embodiments of the methods of integration of audio features, using the navigation device 200/400.

It should be understood that it can be used several ways to determine the resumption of audiocassette. For example, depending on the method interrupt (i.e. suspension of play, mute the volume, decrease the volume, saving the interrupt status and/or their combination) can be implemented in many different ways. Figa-6C illustrate how the definition playback in accordance with an exemplary embodiment.

For example, with reference to figure 5 logical acceptance 550 solutions depicted in figa, 6B and 6C.

With reference to figa, the navigation device 200/400 may determine whether muted the audio. For example, the playback could be muted in response to receiving a wireless telephone call or during transmission of the navigation prompts. In accordance with the definition of what the play was muted, the navigation device 200/400 may, therefore, restore the default volume or the desired volume in the navigation device 200/400. Thus, the playback of the audio file may be renewed on the default volume, or to the desired volume.

With reference to figv, the navigation device 200/400 may determine whether suspended the audio. For example, the playback can be paused in response to receiving a wireless telephone call or during transmission of the navigation prompts. In accordance with the definition of what is displayed is the introduction was halted, the navigation device 200/400 may restore the previous state of play of the audio file. For example, the navigation device can offer app audio player to start playback from the previous paused or saved state. Thus, the playback of the audio file(s) may be resumed from the saved or suspended state.

With reference to figs, the navigation device 200/400 may determine whether the reduced volume. For example, the playback volume can be reduced in response to receiving a wireless telephone call or during transmission of the navigation prompts. In accordance with the definition of what the volume was reduced, the navigation device can restore the default volume or the previous volume so that the user can continue to listen to the music on the previous volume. Thus, the user interacts with the navigation device 200/400 may be limited so that the user can focus on the navigation prompts, other audio functions, such as calls to a wireless telephone through the office-free", and similar cases.

It should be understood that any combination of the above methods is in the area of application of the exemplary embodiments. For example, the navigation application or application audio player can mute and pause, volume down, and pause playback, save interrupt status and mute playback or any combination of the above. When determining the resumption of audiocassette navigation device can renew and restore playback and restore the volume to restore playback and use the default volume, or any combination of the above. As described above, the navigation device and the processor may process the navigation application, and the application of the player to determine whether to interrupt the audio on the basis of the interrupt signal, and to restore the audio through a variety of ways. Thus, exemplary embodiments of provide ways of integrating the audio features using the navigation device. For example, in the embodiment, the method of integrating audio features using the navigation device includes receiving an interrupt signal to interrupt audiocassette; define interrupt audiocassette using the navigation device in response to receiving the signal Prerow the project; and preservation of the interrupt status of audiocassette after determining interrupt audiocassette.

Additionally, in the embodiment, the processor of the navigation device 200/400 may be used to receive the interrupt signal to interrupt audiocassette and to determine the speed of audiocassette in response to the interrupt signal is received. Additionally, the navigation device 200/400 may include memory to store the interrupt status of audiocassette when determining interrupt audiocassette.

Additionally, the methods, at least one variant of implementation, disclosed above, can be implemented in the form of computer data signals in a carrier wave or common signal that represents a sequence of instructions, which when executed by a processor (such as processor 304 of the server 302 and/or the processor 210 of the navigation device 200, for example) cause the processor to perform the respective method. In at least one other embodiment, at least one method presented above can be implemented as a set of instructions stored on a machine-readable or macintoshopen media, such as in one of the previously described memory devices, for example, perform the appropriate way, when they are executed by the processor or other computing device. In various embodiments, the implementation of the media may be magnetic media, electronic media, optical media, etc.

Additionally, any of the above methods may be implemented in software. The program may be stored on a computer readable medium and adapted to perform any of the above methods, when running on a computing device (the device includes a processor). Thus, media storage or computer-readable media configured to store information and opportunity to interact with equipment for processing data to perform the method of any of the above embodiments.

Media storage can be integrated media installed inside the main body of the computing device, or removable media made so that it could be separated from the main body of the computing device. Examples of embedded media include, but are not only, rewritable long-term memory devices such as ROM and flash memory, and hard drives. Examples of removable media include, but not limited to, optical media storage, such as CD-ROMs and DVDs; magneto-optical media storage, this is AK MO; magnetic media storage, including, but not limited to, floppy disks (trademark), cassette tapes, and removable hard disks; media with a built-in rewritable long-term memory, including, but not limited to, memory cards, and media with a built-in ROM, which includes, but not limited to, tape, ROM, etc. Additionally, various information regarding the stored images, such as information about the properties may be stored in any other form or may be provided in other ways.

As understood by experts in the art after reading this description, the electronic components of the navigation device 200 and/or server components 302 can be implemented as hardware or as machine-readable program, or a combination of both options.

The system and method of embodiments of the present invention includes software that operates the processor to perform at least one of the methods according to the teachings of the present invention. Specialist in the art will understand, after reading and understanding this description, the manner in which the software can be run from a machine-readable carrier system on the basis of the computer to perform the function of the tion, incorporated in the software. Specialist in the art will also understand various programming languages that can be used to create a software developed to implement and perform at least one of the methods of the present invention.

Programs can be structured object-oriented using object-oriented languages, including, but not limited to, JAVA, Smalltalk, C++, etc., and programs can be structured in a procedural-oriented using procedural languages, including, but not limited to, COBAL, C, etc. Software components can communicate any number of ways that are well known to experts in the art, including, but not limited to, application programming interfaces (APIs), technology interprocess communication, including, but not only, the remote procedure call (RPC), the overall architecture of the broker object request (CORBA), component object model (COM)object model distributed component (DCOM), distributed model system objects (DSOM), remote method invocation (RMI). However, as will be clear to experts in the art after reading this disclosure of the invention, the teachings of the present application is not limited to con the specific languages and programming environments.

The above systems, devices and methods have been described only as examples and not as limitations, relatively high accuracy, processor speed, and ease of user interaction, etc. with a navigation device 200.

Additionally, elements and/or features of different exemplary embodiments can be combined with each other and/or substituted for each other within the disclosure and claimed in the claims.

In addition, any one of the above or other exemplary features of the present invention can be implemented in the form of a device, method, system, computer program and software. For example, the above methods can be implemented in the form of a system or device, including, but not limited to, any structure for performing the methodology illustrated in the drawings.

Exemplary embodiments of thus described, and it will be clear that the same may be varied in different ways. These variations should not be interpreted as a departure from the spirit and scope of the present invention, and all such modifications as should be obvious to experts in the art are intended to be included within the scope of the attached claims.

1. SP is a way to integrate audio functions with the navigation device, containing phases in which:
accept the interrupt signal in the navigation device, and the above-mentioned interrupt signal is generated by the navigation application is processed by the navigation device when the navigation application determines that the navigation prompt is appropriate, characterized in that the audio player application, permanently stored in the navigation device, and executing, in essence, at the same time as the navigation application, controls the playback of a locally or remotely stored audio files, and upon receipt of the interrupt signal by the application of audio player the audio that is affected by the audio file is changed.

2. The method according to claim 1, wherein in response to the interrupt signal is one of: application, audio player, navigation application, and the navigation device stores the state of play of the audio file is processed in the current time of the audio player application.

3. The method according to claim 1, in which the navigation prompt is formed, if the geographic location of the navigation device is located in close geographical proximity to at least one of: the necessary changes in the route, the necessary changes in direction, changes in street names, points of interest and end points of the current mA is the route.

4. The method according to claim 1, in which the navigation prompt includes kisimul hint describing at least one of: the necessary changes in the route, the necessary changes in direction, changes in street names, points of interest and the end point of the current route.

5. The method according to any one of claims 1 to 4, optionally containing phases in which
restore the audio stored in the interrupt status of audiocassette after the presentation of the audible navigation hints.

6. The method according to any one of claims 1 to 4, optionally containing phases in which
take user input to restore audiocassette and
restore the audio stored in the interrupt status of audiocassette using the navigation device in response to user input.

7. The method according to claim 5, further comprising stages, which
take user input to restore audiocassette and
restore the audio stored in the interrupt status of audiocassette using the navigation device in response to user input.

8. The method according to any one of claims 1 to 4, 7, which changes the audio playback that is affected by the application of the audio player when receiving the signal Prieur is a cation, is one of: interrupt, reduce the volume, pause.

9. The method according to claim 5, in which the audio playback that is affected by the audio player application upon receipt of the interrupt signal is one of: interrupt, reduce the volume, pause.

10. The method according to claim 6, in which the audio playback that is affected by the audio player application upon receipt of the interrupt signal is one of: interrupt, reduce the volume, pause.

11. Machine-readable medium comprising software segments for, when executed on the processor of the navigation device urges the navigation device to perform the method according to any one of claims 1 to 10.

12. The navigation device is configured to perform the method according to any one of claims 1 to 10, and includes at least a processor and memory, available for reference by the navigation application, and/or audio player application, and in which the interrupt status can be saved.



 

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