TODAY’S PATENT – FEMALE RECEPTACLE DATA PIN CONNECTOR
The patent describes a docking station and a wireless media player system that enables a media player to communicate with other media devices. The invention was conceived by Anthony M. Fadell, Stephen Paul Zedesky, and John Benjamin Filson, and is currently owned by Apple Inc. The docking station and wireless media player system were instrumental in the success of Apple’s popular iPod.
In one embodiment, the docking station facilitates communication between a media player and other media devices, such as computers or home entertainment systems. The docking station comprises a connector that allows the media player to be easily connected or disconnected. The docking station also includes circuitry that enables data transmission and reception between the media player and other media devices.
The patent, granted by the USPTO on July 6th, 2010, with the serial number US7751853B2, highlights the innovative nature of the docking station and wireless media player system. These inventions revolutionized the way people listen to music and consume media, and continue to inspire new innovations in the field of wireless communication.