(19) United States
(12) Patent Application Publication (io) Pub. No.: US 2004/0140997 Al
GRAVINA et al. (43) Pub. Date: Jul. 22,2004
(54) CONTROLLER AND REMOVABLE USER INTERFACE (RUI) FOR MEDIA PRESENTATION
(76) Inventors: CRAIG S. GRAVINA, Saratoga Springs, NY (US); ARTHUR A. GRAVINA, Naples, FL (US)
MORRIS, MANNING & MARTIN LLP
6000 FAIRVIEW ROAD
CHARLOTTE, NC 28210 (US)
(21) Appl. No.: 10/605,868
(22) Filed: Nov. 1, 2003
Related U.S. Application Data
(60) Provisional application No. 60/423,161, filed on Nov. 1, 2002.
Publication Classification (51) Int. CI.7 G09G 5 00
A host system includes a machine readable medium containing media content and an apparatus for controlling presentation thereof. The apparatus includes a removable user interface (RUI) and a controller coupled together. The RUI includes user inputs and machine executable instructions that are specific to the media content. The controller includes a processor, a program executed by the processor that interprets the machine executable instructions of the RUI, and a library of instructions accessible to the program for communicating to the host system, in a protocol of the host system, commands relating to presentation of the media content. The program, in response to actuation of a user input, performs the steps of reading machine executable instructions of the RUI, accessing instructions of the library in accordance with the instructions read from the RUI, and communicating commands to the host system based on the accessed instructions of the library.