Inter-device communication session continuity facilitated by a wireless audio output device

Utility Patent Grant (B2)

July 5, 2022

Source: USPTO via Sqoop

Assignees: Apple Inc.

Inventors: Luciano M. Verger, Ajoy K. Singh, Albert R. Howard, Jr., Ariane Cotte, Christopher M. Garrido, Faraz Faheem, Gregory R. Burns, Ian J. Baird, Imran Ahmed, Nicholas J. Circosta, Robert D. Watson, Rohan C. Malthankar, Ryan A. Williams, Sergey Sitnikov, Srinivasan Nimmala, Thomas Chathoth Abraham, Vikram B. Yerrabommanahalli

A device providing inter-device call continuity facilitated by a wireless audio output device may include a processor configured to initiate, over a peer-to-peer connection with a second device, a communication session between the second device and a third device. The processor may be further configured to establish, over the peer-to-peer connection with the second device, an audio link corresponding to the communication session. The processor may be further configured to determine, based at least in part on the audio link, that a connection quality of the peer-to-peer connection satisfies a connection degradation condition. The processor may be further configured to request, over a wide area network connection, for the communication session with the third device to be handed-off from the second device to the first device, and to establish, over the wide area network connection, the communication session with the third device.