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System and Method of Headset-to-Handset Audio over Bluetooth

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000131909D
Publication Date: 2005-Nov-21
Document File: 1 page(s) / 28K

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Abstract

When you have a Bluetooth (BT) handset, you can use a BT headset for incoming and outgoing calls by connecting to the BT headset. During a call, audio is patched to/from handset from/to headset over BT. However, when not in a call, although a BT connection exists between handset and headset, no audio is patched. If I give my BT headset to a colleague or a family member in a public place, I can't talk to them over the BT headset from my BT handset. One proposed solution is to enable the handset to perform a local call to the BT headset. In the phone application, a menu option is provided so the handset can "call" its own BT headset. The handset "spoofs" receiving a call and connects with BT headset. The BT headset thinks its on a voice call. Once this mechanism is available, it can be re-used to patch some handset "audio out", such as game audio, melody playback, ring tone playback etc. to BT headset while handset is on "quiet" profile.

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System and Method of Headset-to-Handset Audio over Bluetooth

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When you have a Bluetooth (BT) handset, you can use a BT headset for incoming and outgoing calls by connecting to the BT headset.

During a call, audio is patched to/from handset from/to headset over BT. However, when not in a call, although a BT connection exists between handset and headset, no audio is patched.

If I give my BT headset to a colleague or a family member in a public place, I can't talk to them over the BT headset from my BT handset.

One proposed solution is to enable the handset to perform a local call to the BT headset. In the phone application, a menu option is provided so the handset can "call" its own BT headset. The handset "spoofs" receiving a call and connects with BT headset. The BT headset thinks its on a voice call.

Once this mechanism is available, it can be re-used to patch some handset "audio out", such as game audio, melody playback, ring tone playback etc. to BT headset while handset is on "quiet" profile.