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Transmitter for remote control signal

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20100060506MULTIMEDIA ASSEMBLY WITH A PROGRAMMABLE UNIVERSAL REMOTE CONTROL UNIT AND METHOD OF PROGRAMMING A REMOTE CONTROL UNIT - A multimedia assembly with a programmable universal remote control unit, which is configured to “learn” remote control codes from original remote control units, and which provides that remote control signals are transmitted from original remote control units to the control unit where they are analyzed, decoded, and newly encoded; and wherein newly encoded signals are then transmitted from the control unit to the universal remote control unit that is to be programmed, where they are stored in a memory.03-11-2010
20110193737WIRELESS REMOTE CONTROL SYSTEM - A wireless remote control system is provided. This system includes a remote controller, plural detectors, and a decision module. The detectors are used for detecting the frequency a wireless signal emitted by the remote controller and respectively generate a detecting result. Based on at least one frequency difference between the detecting results, the decision module determines how the remote controller is moving and thereby generates a control signal. Because the decision module needs no knowledge of the frequency of the emitted wireless signal, the wireless remote controller has the advantages of small size, low cost, and low power consumption.08-11-2011
20130076555WIRELESS BATTERY-POWERED REMOTE CONTROL HAVING MULTIPLE MOUNTING MEANS - A remote control for a wireless load control system, the remote control comprising: a housing having a front surface and an outer periphery defined by a length and a width; an actuator provided at the front surface of the housing; a wireless transmitter contained within the housing; and a controller contained within the housing and coupled to the wireless transmitter for causing transmission of a wireless signal in response to an actuation of the actuator, the wireless transmitter and the controller adapted to be powered by a battery contained within the housing; wherein the length and the width of the housing are slightly smaller than a length and a width of a standard opening of a faceplate, respectively, such that the outer periphery of the housing is adapted to be received within the standard opening of the faceplate when the housing and the faceplate are mounted to a vertical surface.03-28-2013
20100109930MULTIMEDIA DEVICE AND PROCESS FOR DATA TRANSMISSION IN A MULTIMEDIA DEVICE - The invention relates to a multimedia device comprising a remote control system for wirelessly controlling a multimedia appliance. In order to establish a connection between a remote control system and a multimedia appliance, the remote control system must identify itself to the multimedia appliance, by means of a hardware device, especially a SIM card. The individual user must also identify him/herself to the multimedia appliance, by means of a hardware device for detecting biometric data. The respective identification data is encoded by means of asymmetrical cryptography. During the initialisation process between said two appliances, data encoded for the identification of the remote control system and each person is transmitted to the multimedia appliance and stored therein in an encoded manner. In order to establish a connection after the initialisation, the corresponding data is asymmetrically encoded, in turn, from the remote control system to the multimedia appliance using another code, and is decoded in the multimedia appliance. The corresponding data stored in the multimedia appliance is also decoded and compared with the received decoded data.05-06-2010
20100109931ENTERING A BATTERY POWER DOWN MODE USING OVER-THE-AIR COMMAND FOR WIRELESS DEVICES - A wireless electronic device includes a rechargeable battery, a receiver, and a shut down module. The rechargeable battery is at least partially charged. The receiver is configured to enable wireless communications for the wireless device. The receiver is capable of receiving wireless commands configured to cause corresponding functions to be performed in the wireless electronic device, which may include test functions, calibration functions, and shut down functions. The shut down module is configured to cause the wireless electronic device to initiate a shut down protocol according to a shut down command received by the receiver.05-06-2010
20100328134REMOTE CONTROL CODES - In an apparatus (12-30-2010
20100328132AUTOMATIC CHANGE OF ASSOCIATION OF A REMOTE CONTROL DEVICE WITH AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A method of changing an association of a remote control device from a first electronic device to a second electronic device is presented. In the method, a command for an electronic device is generated and transmitted by the remote control device. At this point, the remote control device is associated with the first electronic device to control the first electronic device, and the remote control device is not associated with the second electronic device. If an acknowledgment of the command is not received, a request to associate the remote control device with another electronic device is transmitted. A reply to the request is then received from the second electronic device. In response to the reply, the remote control device is disassociated from the first electronic device and associated with the second electronic device.12-30-2010
20100134339 REMOTE- CONTROLLED LIGHT RECEIVING STRUCTURE OF ELECTRIC ROLL SCREEN FOR BLIND - A take-up pipe (06-03-2010
20090303098System and Method for Data Communication - Disclosed herein is a method to enable a mobile device to function as a user interface to a remote application. The method includes actuating a user-actuated control on the mobile device to generate a device-output signal in accordance with a first protocol; transmitting the device-output signal over a licensed radio frequency spectrum to a wireless base station located on the same premises as the mobile device; establishing communication between the wireless base station and the remote application having a user interface that accepts a user-command signal in accordance with a second protocol that is incompatible with the circuitry and programming of the mobile device; generating a constructed-input signal based on the device-output signal; and transmitting the constructed-input signal to the remote application as the user-command signal in accordance with the second protocol to permit the mobile device to function as a controller for the remote application.12-10-2009
20090040091SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROGRAMMING A REMOTE CONTROL - Systems and methods are provided for programming a remote control to remotely operate a media device. The remote control is configured to communicate with and remotely control a media unit that is adapted to provide media content to a media device (e.g., a television). The media unit receives an identifier of the media device, and identifies wireless protocol codes for remotely operating the media device. The media unit wirelessly transmits the identified wireless protocol codes to the remote control, which are utilized to program the remote control to remotely operate the media device in addition to the media unit.02-12-2009
20090091488INPUT DEVICE AND REMOTE-CONTROL TRANSMITTER USING THE SAME - The input device has a fixed board and a movable board, which face with each other at established intervals. The fixed board has lower fixed-electrodes and upper fixed-electrodes, each of which has a band shape, in an orthogonal arrangement on the upper surface. The movable board has a movable electrode on all over the lower surface. Power is supplied to the lower-fixed electrodes and the upper fixed-electrodes only; the movable electrode is in no need of power supply, and therefore movable electrode 04-09-2009
20110012772REMOTE CONTROL DEVICE AND REMOTE CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - A remote control device and a remote control method thereof are provided. The remote control method is adapted to a remote control device, which includes a sensing unit for generating remote controlling signals while shaking the remote control device. The remote control method includes the following steps. Firstly, a series of sensing signal is provided by the sensing unit. Next, a series of reference value is generated according to the series of sensing signal. Then, when to start/stop to store the series sensing signal is determined according to the series of reference value. Afterwards, the series of sensing signal is recognized for generating the remote controlling signal. Finally, the remote controlling signal is transmitted.01-20-2011
20080211707Slider-Activated Remote Controller for a Vehicle - A slider-activated vehicle remote controller incorporates a sliding mechanism to enable locking and/or unlocking of a vehicle. Either a straight-path slide movement or an axis-based slide movement can be used as the sliding mechanism for the slider-activated vehicle remote controller, wherein a direction of the sliding movement or a particular position of the sliding mechanism of the slider-activated vehicle remote controller can be configured to indicate the vehicle's locked and/or unlocked status. Therefore, by looking at the current shape of the slider-activated vehicle remote controller, a user can readily identify whether the vehicle is locked or unlocked. In one embodiment of the invention, the sliding mechanism acts as a switch to trigger locking and/or unlocking of the vehicle. In another embodiment of the invention, the sliding mechanism activates an underlying switch to trigger locking and/or unlocking of the vehicle.09-04-2008
20090237288Remote control device - A remote control device which can remotely control drive quantities of apparatuses arranged two-dimensionally and better matches a sense of adjustment of a user with being excellent in usability. The remote control device comprises an acceleration sensor unit including an acceleration sensor to detect three-dimensional acceleration; a specified area determining unit that determines one of the plurality of areas to be a specified area based on detected acceleration of the acceleration sensor unit in a first direction and a second direction different from the first direction in the plane; and a drive quantity determining unit that determines a drive quantity of one of the subject apparatuses placed in the specified area according to a detected acceleration of the acceleration sensor unit in a third direction perpendicular to the plane.09-24-2009
20090051580REMOTE CONTROL TRANSMITTER - A control part for causing transmission of a remote control signal from a transmission part according to a resistance of a pressure-sensitive conductive contact part causes periodic transmission of a repetition signal, when the resistance of the pressure-sensitive conductive contact part is kept constant. Thus, when an operating body is continuously held down with a constant force and the resistance of the pressure-sensitive conductive contact part is kept constant, the control part causes periodic transmission of the repetition signal having a smaller number of pulses, at predetermined intervals. With such an operation, a remote control transmitter capable of reducing power consumption is provided.02-26-2009
20090309779Programmable Wireless Remote Control System And Method For Snow Plows - A control system and method for operating a snow plows is disclosed which utilizes a programmable, wireless remote control for providing fully functional operation of a snow plow blade mounted on a vehicle. The system includes a remote control that can be used to operate both a snow plow and a spreader, with the system being configurable to work with any of a variety of different snow plows. The remote control may be programmed to perform a series of functions that can be sequentially performed by pressing a single button on the remote control.12-17-2009
20110018754REMOTE OPERATION APPARATUS, OPERATION TARGET APPARATUS, METHOD FOR CONTROLLING REMOTE OPERATION APPARATUS, METHOD FOR CONTROLLING OPERATION TARGET APPARATUS, AND REMOTE OPERATION SYSTEM - A remote operation apparatus (01-27-2011
20090096657REMOTE CONTROL UNIT FOR OPERATING AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A remote control unit includes a housing, at least one pushbutton, a signal transmitter and a detection circuit. The pushbutton is disposed on the housing. The signal transmitter is mounted rotatably on the housing and capable of being switched between first and second positions. The detection circuit is coupled electrically to the pushbutton and the signal transmitter for generating a control signal upon detecting activation of the pushbutton. The signal transmitter transmits a first function signal when the signal transmitter is disposed at the first position and a second function signal different from the first function signal when the signal transmitter is disposed at the second position.04-16-2009
20100171646Remote control apparatus using electrostatic sensor - A remote controller has at least one input switch, and transmits a signal based on a state of the input switch to a target object. A main electrode pair is arranged as the input device and is configured such that inter-electrode distance varies in accordance with a pressing force. Plural sub electrode pairs are each arranged at positions different from the main electrode pair and are configured such that inter-electrode distance varies in accordance with a pressing force. The signal processor monitors a capacitance value of the main electrode pair and the plural sub electrode pairs, and performs predetermined signal processing in accordance with the capacitance value that has been detected. A transmitter transmits a control signal in accordance with the capacitance value of the main electrode pair to the target object.07-08-2010
20110279300WIRELESS BATTERY-POWERED REMOTE CONTROL WITH LABEL SERVING AS ANTENNA ELEMENT - A remote control for a wireless control system includes a controller, at least one actuator for operating the controller, a radio-frequency (RF) transmitter coupled to the controller, an antenna coupled to the RF transmitter, and a housing for the controller, the RF transmitter, the antenna and a power source. The antenna comprises a conductive loop mounted in the housing and being disposed in a first plane. The remote control further comprises a surface on the housing disposed in a second plane substantially parallel to and overlying the first plane. The surface has a conductive material disposed thereon substantially coplanar with the second plane and substantially coextensive with said conductive loop on said first plane.11-17-2011
20120032830Motion Controlled Vehicle Power Adapter - A motion controlled vehicle power adapter with a vehicle power adapter that can be plugged into the 12V vehicle power outlet and has a remote motion sensor at one end of the vehicle power adapter opposite the end that plugs into the 12 V vehicle power outlet. The remote motion sensor is operated by the operator's hand motion near the sensor without contacting the sensor. The remote motion sensor may be detachable from the vehicle power adapter. The operator's hand motions are translated into control signals and sent to a portable electronic device to control its functions. The control signals may be sent through a wire or wirelessly through a wireless transmitter.02-09-2012
20110285570RADIO COMMUNICATION MODULE, REMOTE CONTROLLER, AND RADIO SYSTEM - A radio remote controller can precisely transfer user's intended control. A radio communication module sends control data for controlling a controlled device by radio communications to provide remote control to the controlled device. The radio communication module includes a communication control section, and a communication section. The communication control section creates transmission data by adding order data indicative of a transmission order to control data to be successively transmitted to the controlled device. The communication section successively outputs the transmission data created by the communication control section via a radio signal. The radio communication module further includes a transmission buffer for storing therein the transmission data. In order to re-transmit the transmission data to the controlled device, the communication control section causes the communication section to output the transmission data stored in the transmission buffer via a radio signal.11-24-2011
20110298646CODE SET DETERMINATION FOR A REMOTE CONTROL - Universal Remote Controls are designed for controlling a large amount of appliances. Each of these appliances needs to be controlled by using codes of its own code set. For this reason, Universal Remote Controls store multiple code sets, so that they are able to control any of the appliances by using the corresponding code set. A method is described for determining the right code set to be used for controlling an appliance. Thereto, the remote control sends one or more commands using the corresponding code of at least one of the multiple code sets to the appliance (12-08-2011
20120154195SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REMOTE CONTROLLED DEVICE SELECTION - A system and method are provided for selecting a remote controlled device to be controlled from among a plurality of remote controllable devices. The system includes an electronic device having a registration interface configured to register device data corresponding to the plurality of remote controllable devices, a position locator configured to determine position data corresponding to a position of the electronic device, and an orientation interface configured to receive orientation data corresponding to an orientation of a user. A controller is configured to select the remote controlled device based on the device data, the position data, and the orientation data. The plurality of remote controllable devices each may include a respective data source configured to provide the device data, and a headset may be configured to generate the orientation data.06-21-2012
20100090877Remote control device - The present invention is directed to a system and method which allows a device user who is within a sterile environment to interact remotely with a device physically located outside of the sterile zone. In one embodiment, the remote link is wireless and allows the operator to adjust critical controls without breaking the sterile environment. The remote device is designed to be sheathed in sterile sheaths and further designed, in one embodiment, to keep the remote control element from physically interacting with the patient and in some cases with the device operator. In one embodiment, the remote device operator interacts with the remote device verbally.04-15-2010
20090102696UNIVERSAL REMOTE CONTROL APPARATUS, SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING UNIVERSAL REMOTE CONTROL, AND METHOD FOR THE SAME BASED ON BATCH INSTRUCTION - Disclosed are a universal remote control apparatus, a system for controlling a universal remote control, and a method for the same based on a batch instruction, in which at least one device is selected using a pointing scheme performed by a user, and a standard control command is acquired from the selected device, thereby automatically generating the batch instruction. The universal remote control apparatus, which includes a device selection unit for receiving, from a user, a selection input with respect to a first device and a second device; a pointer providing unit for providing a pointer for selecting the first device and the second device; and a batch instruction-generation unit for generating a batch instruction for controlling the first device and the second device based on device information with respect to the first device and the second device.04-23-2009
20100127913Remote Control Device with Directional Mode Indicator - Methods, systems, and products disclose a remote control device that controls multiple consumer electronics devices based on orientation.05-27-2010
20090153389Scroll bar with video region in a media system - An electronic device associated with a remote wand controlling the operations of the electronic device is provided. The wand may include a motion detection component operative to provide an output reflecting the motion of the wand to the electronic device, such that the movements of a cursor displayed by the electronic device may be related to the output of the motion detection component. The wand may also include an input mechanism operative to receive user inputs. Using the input mechanism, the wand may detect a user's inputs and direct the electronic device to zoom or scroll displayed objects. The electronic device may display a screen saver by which the user may select particular media items for playback while remaining in the screen saver mode. In some embodiments, the electronic device may display video with a scroll bar that includes a preview window of the video.06-18-2009
20090146860REMOTE CONTROLLER, CONTROL METHOD THEREOF AND IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS HAVING THE SAME - A remote controller of an image processing apparatus includes: a touch screen which displays an input menu; a menu processor which processes the touch screen to display respective input menus corresponding to at least two modes among a control mode of the image processing apparatus, a character input mode and a handwriting mode; and a controller which controls the menu processor to display the input menu of the mode corresponding to a selection signal when the selection signal for the mode is received.06-11-2009
20100123613SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR RAPID CONFIGURATION OF A UNIVERSAL CONTROLLING DEVICE - A universal controlling device is provided with one or more buttons which, when activated in a set up mode, serves to initiate a rapid configuration of the controlling device to utilize one of a group of pre-selected command data sets.05-20-2010
20090146861MULTIFUNCTIONAL REMOTE CONTROL UNIT - A multifunctional remote control unit comprises a main body of remote control unit receiving and having a sheet of mirror equipped in the back of front shell, and front magnetic rim placed in the back peripheral, a spacer placed into make-up products of a comb and powder puff, and rear magnetic rim placed in the back peripheral, and a hinge connected with the remote control unit and spacer, by means of hinge, front magnetic rim and rear magnetic rim to absorb each other so as to form the remote control unit.06-11-2009
20080316083State-Sensitive Navigation Aid - Navigation logic and related methods are described for assisting a user in using a remote control (RC) device. The navigation logic determines a current state of a user's interaction with an application, and then determines the keys of the RC device that are relevant to the determined state. The navigation logic then displays a representation of the relevant keys on a user interface presentation of a presentation device. The representation resembles a physical layout of associated physical keys on the RC device. To assist the user in focusing on the relevant keys, the representation de-emphasizes other input mechanisms of the RC device that do not have a bearing on the user's current interaction with the application. One exemplary way of de-emphasizing these other keys is to entirely omit these keys from the representation.12-25-2008
20100127912REMOTE CONTROL - A remote control device having an emitter pointing in a direction generally non-parallel to a plane defined by the buttons. In some versions three emitters are provided, with the emitters pointing in different directions and having different radiation patterns. In additional versions, at least some of the buttons include Braille markings.05-27-2010
20090303097SYSTEMS, METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR CHANGING AN OPERATIONAL MODE OF A REMOTE CONTROL - Various embodiments of systems, methods and apparatus are provided for changing an operational mode of a remote control for a controlled device. A remote control queries a controlled device to determine the operating state of the controlled device. Responsive to determining the operating state of the controlled device, the remote control determines whether to enter an active mode state and/or limited power mode state. Components of the remote control may then be commanded to enter a selected operating mode state depending on whether the components are utilized by the present operational state of the controlled device.12-10-2009
20090231178Downloadable remote control - A universal remote control (09-17-2009
20090096656COLOR-CODING CONNECTORS FOR INFRA-RED REPEATER - An IR controller that provides a single point for communications with a remote and connects with the various components of a video or audio system which are configured to respond to IR signals. The apparatus receives and routes IR signals either serially or in parallel to the system components through uniquely labeled or color coded IR capable cables. The apparatus may be equipped with an RF to IR converter for an RF capable remote controller.04-16-2009
20100090878APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR PROCESSING REMOTE CONTROL INFORMATION - A message transmitting signal comprised of a sequence of high level and low level pulses arranged to provide a message, such as the IR bit pattern output by a remote control device, is analysed. Distinct durations during which pulses are at a high level are formed into a first table and distinct durations during which the pulses are at low level are formed into a second table. An index is linked to the first and second tables, the index identifying the order, level and distinct duration of the pulses in the signal. The index can be categorised to identify the protocol of the message and can be used to recognise protocols and, in a universal remote control device, to generate message transmitting signals.04-15-2010
20090278724ELECTRONIC APPARATUS WITH REMOTE CONTROL FUNCTIONS - An electronic apparatus with remote control functions including an operating module, a control module and a transmitting module is disclosed. The operating module generates at least one operating signal. The control module is coupled to the operating module and generates at least one first control signal and at least one second control signal according to the operating signal. The transmitting module is coupled to the control module and transmits the first control signal and the second control signal. The first control signal is within a first frequency range, and the second control signal is within a second frequency range.11-12-2009
20090284403WIRELESS AV TRANSMITTING SET - A wireless AV transmitting set includes a remote controller main body having an internal memory device and an external connecting recess for stably holding a digital AV player therein, and a first pair of electric contacts, via which data is transmitted and power is supplied to the remote controller main body and the digital AV player in the connecting recess; a seat having a receiving recess for holding the remote controller main body and a second pair of electric contacts corresponding to the first pair of electric contacts for supplying an external power source to the remote controller main body received in the receiving recess; and a wireless transmitter provided on the remote controller main body for wirelessly transmitting AV data files stored in the digital AV player or the memory device to an external playing device for playing. Therefore, the remote controller main body has expanded functions.11-19-2009
20090289828Wireless transferable control system - It is desirable for operators of remote control systems to share the experience of controlling remote devices or appliances with others. To accomplish this, a system has evolved whereby a Slave transmitter is cable connected to a Master transmitter and a Master/Slave Switch is added to the Master transmitter enabling control to be transferred back and forth between the transmitters. The present invention replaces the hard-wired connection with a wireless facility consisting of a discrete or segmented programmable Slave Receiver and Adaptive Director Firmware Module that provides the desired functionality wirelessly and also provides significant case-of-use and compatibility features currently unavailable. By replacing the hard-wired connection with a wireless connection, a receiver that can accept and demodulate the wireless transmission, and adaptive programmable firmware (hardware and software) the present invention provides the desired transferability of control readily and conveniently without the limitations or constraints of the current art.11-26-2009
20090289829PROGRAMMABLE REMOTE CONTROL AND METHOD FOR PROGRAMMING A REMOTE CONTROL - A programmable remote control and programming method for a remote control employing an original remote control and an internal or external database in which a plurality of code combinations is stored. When a first code assigned to a predetermined button is received, it is selected in the database which code combinations contain this code assigned to the predetermined function. If several code combinations are selected, then prompts are displayed for a second code and possibly additional codes for other buttons or combinations of buttons and, in the database, the code combinations in which there are corresponding matches between codes and button functions are selected. This process is repeated until only a single code combination is selected. All of the codes for the selected code combination are then imported and assigned to the individual buttons or combinations of buttons.11-26-2009
20090295616HANDS-FREE DEVICE FOR REMOTE CONTROL - An electronic remote-control system is disclosed. The system includes a control device, having a finger attachment, at least one switch, and means for wirelessly communicating with a remote control. The system also includes a wireless remote control, having means for wirelessly communicating with the control device and with an electronic receiver device, and an electronic receiver device, having means for wirelessly communicating with the remote control.12-03-2009
20090262002METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COMMUNICATION BETWEEN A REMOTE DEVICE AND AN OPERATOR - Embodiments of the invention allow sensors positioned on or near a remotely controlled device to monitor the status and/or internal conditions of the device and transmit the status information through a data link to a receiver station, or control station, where the information can be provided to a user or operator via sensory stimulation signals. Such sensory stimulation signals can include auditory stimulation signals that can convey the information to the user while allowing the user to maintain visual attention on the remote device. A remote station can obtain information from sensors operably connected to the remote device. The sensor information can be transmitted as digital information from the remote station to a control station, or receiver station, where it is converted to sensory stimulation signals, such as sounds. Such sounds can include tones, alarms, speech, other audible sounds, or combinations thereof. An operator controlling the remote device can, upon receiving the sensory stimulation signals, provide input signals for controlling the remote device.10-22-2009
20090262000Electric control system and electric control unit - A plurality of electric control units are connected to perform data-communication through a communication line. Each electric control unit comprises a recording means for recording data and a communication means, to control an operation of an object to be controlled. One of the plurality of electric control units determines whether it is possible to record data in the recording means, and records the data in the recording means when it determines that it is possible to record the data in the recording means. The “one of the plurality of electric control units” transmits the data to other electric control unit when it determines that it is not possible to record the data in the recording means. The “other electric control unit” receives the transmitted data and records it in own recording means.10-22-2009
20090237287Method of Programming A Universal Remote Control - A method for setting up a Remote Control is described. In one step (09-24-2009
20110199250INTERACTIVE WEB-BASED CODESET SELECTION AND DEVELOPMENT TOOL - A system, such as a web server, in communication with the database, includes a configurator application for providing data from the database to a consumer to thereby allow the consumer to configure a controlling device whereupon the controlling device will be adapted to command functional operations of one or more appliances and a builder application for providing data from the database to a developer to thereby allow the developer to develop one or more codesets to be provisioned to a controlling device to thereby allow the controlling device to be adapted to command functional operations of one or more appliances.08-18-2011
20090002217Touchpad-enabled remote controller and user interaction methods - The handheld case of the remote control unit includes at least one touchpad, and other sensors, such as acceleration sensors, case perimeter sensors, pressure sensors, RF signal sensors. These sensors provide a rich array of sensory inputs that are classified by a pattern recognizer to generate control commands for both the consumer electronic equipment and the remote control unit itself. A power management system to conserve unit battery power is also responsive to the pattern recognizer to allow intelligent power management control. The control system uses the display of the consumer electronic equipment to provide instructions to the user, and the behavior of the remote control system uses what is displayed on the display as context information for pattern recognition.01-01-2009
20100127914REMOTE CONTROL - A remote control having a touch-sensitive key pad, an energy store, a transmitter, two plates joined together on which these are arranged, and a position sensor which provides an on/off function depending on its position or orientation.05-27-2010
20080278364System for communication and control and method thereof - A system for communication and control is provided. The system for communication and control includes a remote controller and a first controlled device. The remote controller is for outputting a broadcast signal, a lock signal and a control signal. The first controlled device is for receiving the broadcast signal and outputting a first magnitude signal to the remote controller according to the magnitude of the received broadcast signal. The remote controller, in response to the first magnitude signal, outputs the lock signal to lock the first controlled device and outputs the control signal to control the first controlled device.11-13-2008
20080291074Universal Remote Control Device - A universal remote control device controls both first and second electronic devices that may be remote from each other, via different communication channels. The remote control device is used with an optical fiber network, including a first optical transceiver coupled to the first electronic device, a second optical transceiver coupled to the second electronic device, and an optical fiber coupled between the first optical transceiver and the second optical transceiver. The remote control device comprises an infrared (IR) transmitter for transmitting a first control signal for controlling the first electronic device via an IR communication channel, and a wireless communication interface for transmitting a second control signal for controlling the second electronic device to the first optical transceiver via a wireless communication channel. The second control signal is further transmitted from the first optical transceiver to the second electronic device via the optical fiber and the second optical transceiver.11-27-2008
20080238756Radio Control Transmitter for Models - A radio control transmitter for a model is disclosed wherein a control range is limited to not to exceed a maximum control range without using a mechanical means. In accordance with the transmitter, an added control range being a sum of two or more of the control ranges is calculated, whether the added control range exceeds a maximum control range set to correspond to the operating section of the object to be controlled is determined, and the control range is corrected when the added control range exceeds the maximum control range.10-02-2008
20090179789Electronic device control based on user gestures applied to a media headset - An electronic device including an interface for receiving a control signal from a peripheral control device via a wired communications channel where the control signal is derived from a user control gesture. The electronic device also includes a data store for storing a list of known control signals where each known control signal has an associated control instruction. The electronic device further includes a processor that identifies the received control signal by comparing the received control signal with the list of known control signals and controls an operation of the electronic device based on the control instruction associated with the identified control signal.07-16-2009
20090160695Remote control apparatus - A remote control apparatus is disclosed that includes a display unit, a remote control unit, and a controller. The controller is configured to: causes the display unit to display multiple select switch image items over an image; divide the image into multiple regions in correspondence with the multiple select switch image items; specify an operation position existing region as corresponding to one of the multiple regions that the operation position is positioned in; and configured to cause one select switch image items corresponding to the operation position existing region to appear as being in a selectable status. When the controller receives a select switch selection command from the remote control unit, the controller is configured to determine that the one select switch image item being in the selectable status is selected and the controller is configured to issue a device operation command.06-25-2009
20090184858Status Indication for Building Automation Systems - Status indication of a device to be controlled in a building automation system; including functionalities and/or devices for recognizing a command signal that has been sent from a controlling device to a device to be controlled; and, interpreting the state of the device to be controlled from the command signal.07-23-2009
20080316082Remote control system and method for providing application program thereof - A remote control system including a remote controller and a computer system are provided. The computer system includes a remote control signal receiver, an image capturing device, a storage device and a processor. The remote controller outputs a remote control signal in response to a user's operation. When the remote controller is moved from steady state, the remote controller outputs the remote control signal as a motion detecting signal to the remote control signal receiver. The processor determines whether the remote control signal is a motion detecting signal. If the remote control signal is a motion detecting signal, the processor controls the image capturing device to capture an image of the user and stores the image into the storage device as a reference image and a set of personal setting data corresponding to the user's operation behavior. The processor loads the personal setting data for providing an application program accordingly.12-25-2008
20080316081BATTERY-FREE REMOTE CONTROL DEVICE - A control device capable of controlling an electronic device via wireless communications, the control device comprising a first antenna capable of receiving a radio frequency (RF) carrier at a first frequency, a power generation circuit capable of converting RF power of the RF carrier into direct-current (DC) power, a plurality of input devices configured to allow adjustment of a number of settings of the electronic device, each of the input devices being related to one of the number of settings, a memory device configured to store a number of codes, each of the number of codes being related to one of the number of settings, a control unit configured to receive the DC power and capable of retrieving one of the number of codes in the memory device based on a selection of at least one of the input devices, and a modulator capable of modulating the one code at the first frequency.12-25-2008
20110221622REMOTE CONTROL WITH USER IDENTIFICATION SENSOR - Described herein is a remote control including a saucer-shaped housing, a removable faceplate, and a processor. The saucer-shaped housing may be circular in plan view and sized to be graspable by a user in one or two hands. The upper side of the housing may be convexly shaped and support a keypad with a plurality of selectable buttons. In some embodiments, the remote control includes a biometric sensor for receiving biometric information from a user of the remote control and communicating the received biometric information to a processor configured to recognize the user based on the received biometric information. The remote control and/or the processor may be configured to enable a recognized user to access viewing control options provided via the hand-held remote control device.09-15-2011
20110221623CONTROL DEVICE, CONTROL SYSTEM AND CONTROL METHOD - A control device which controls an operation of a controlled device, includes: an operation information storage unit to store operation information about an acceptable operation; a control information acquisition unit to acquire control information about the controlled device; and an association table generation unit to generate an association table for storing the operation information stored in the operation information storage unit associated with the control information acquired by the control information acquisition unit.09-15-2011
20090079613REMOTE CONTROLLER, METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A remote controller that is mainly used for handling of various electronics device and can be remotely-handled simply and surely is provided. When predetermined pressing force is added to a operating body, a predetermined set value is stored on a storing section when a detection value of a pressure-sensitive conducting contact exceeds a predetermined resistance value and the detected value is stored on the storing section when the detection value of the contact point is within the range of the predetermined resistance value. Since a remote control signal is generated by means of a ratio of a value stored on the storing section and a value obtained when the remote controller is handled, electronics device can be handled without being influenced by variation of elements constituting the remote controller.03-26-2009
20090051579DATA RECORDING/REPRODUCING DEVICE - In a data recording/reproducing device, data files recorded on a recording medium are assigned, in an order of newer recording start times, from a small-numbered numeric button (02-26-2009
20090021414Remote Control for Mobile Machine, In Particular for Public Works Machine, Agricultural or Load-Handling Machine - The invention relates to a remote control of mobile engines, in particular working, agriculture and load-handling machines used for generating control signals to a client's device by means of communications means and comprising at least one sensor indicating the position of a control handle, a unit for processing signals transmitted by at least one sensor and an actuator for transmitting control signals processed by the processing unit to the client's device. The remote control comprises test means for introducing a signal derived from a test signal transmitted by the client's device into the processing unit input and is used for transmitting an information set to the client's device in response to the test signal, wherein said information set comprises at least one response signal corresponding to the processing of the signal derived from the test signal by the processing unit.01-22-2009
20090021413METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING A PROXY DEVICE OVER A NETWORK BY A REMOTE DEVICE - Methods and systems for wireless communication are disclosed and may include generating via a wireless mobile communication device (WMCD), persistent remote agents (PRAs) that may be enabled to perform one or more tasks. The PRAs may be communicated to remote devices to perform the tasks. The preferences of a user of the WMCD may be incorporated into the PRAs. The result of the tasks may be received by the WMCD from the remote devices. The PRAs may be communicated from the WMCD to the remote devices via one of a plurality of wireless protocols. At least one additional PRA may be spawned from the PRAs at the remote devices, and may be communicated to additional remote devices. The tasks may be performed by the PRAs periodically. The WMCD may communicate a message to the remote devices to initiate performance of the tasks by the PRAs.01-22-2009
20090231179ARRANGEMENT, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR THE WIRELESS CONTROL OF AN APPARATUS - The invention relates to an arrangement, a system as well as methods for the wireless control of a device, in each of which a device (09-17-2009
20090002219TWO WAY COMMUNICATION BETWEEN AN APPLIANCE AND A REMOTE CONTROL - A method for storing and using information received from a controllable appliance in a controlling device. In response to a detected activation of a key of the controlling device the controlling device transmits a request signal to the controlled appliance for the purpose of retrieving from the controlled appliance data associated with a media tuning state of the controlled appliance, such as a tuned-to channel, CD or DVD track being played, or the like, The controlling device receives from the controlled appliance the media tuning state data and stores the media tuning state data in memory. The media tuning state data stored in the memory of the controlling device may then be used to transmit from the controlling device to the controlled appliance a media tuning command to cause the controlled appliance to replicate the previously captured media tuning state.01-01-2009
20090002218DIRECTION AND HOLDING-STYLE INVARIANT, SYMMETRIC DESIGN, TOUCH AND BUTTON BASED REMOTE USER INTERACTION DEVICE - A remote control unit selectively transmits a control signal for remotely controlling an electronic device. The unit defines an imaginary cut plane that substantially bisects the unit. The unit includes a plurality of input features collectively disposed symmetrically with respect to the imaginary cut plane. The input features include a first and second input feature. The first and second input features are disposed on opposite sides of the cut plane. Furthermore, the unit includes a sensor that detects a first and second holding position of the unit. The first holding position and the second holding position are substantially opposite to each other. Moreover, the unit includes a controller that associates the control signal with the first input feature when the sensor detects the first holding position, and the controller associates the control signal with the second input feature when the sensor detects the second holding position.01-01-2009
20090243910REMOTE CONTROLLER - The remote controller includes: a casing with a battery holder provided to house a battery; a lid to cover the battery holder of the casing and provided with a latch-hook extending downward at its end; a switch-contact to carry out electrical switching conducted by the operation panel; a controller to send remote signals from transmitter in response to the electrical switching of the switch-contact; a plurality of protrusions provided symmetrically on the front and rear surfaces of the latch-hook on the lid; and latch-pawls provided on the casing internally to engage with the protrusions. The remote controller can hold the lid reliably and additionally can open/shut the lid easily.10-01-2009
20090160694Interaction with autonomous consumer electronics devices - Interaction with autonomous consumer devices involves representing, on a mobile device, a target entity that is commonly accessible by applications of the mobile device. The target entity is presented via a legacy inter-application service that is different from a service associated with a target autonomous consumer electronics device. User composition of data targeted to the target entity is facilitated via a selected one of the applications. Selection of the target entity as a recipient of a user action via the selected application is also facilitated. In response to the user action, the data is sent via a network to the autonomous consumer electronics device to cause the service of the autonomous consumer electronics device to respond to the data.06-25-2009
20090315751ADAPTIVE VEHICLE SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING A RADIO FREQUENCY (RF) RECEIVER/CONTROL UNIT(S) - A vehicle system for controlling at least one radio frequency (RF) receiver/control unit is provided. The system comprises a global positioning system (GPS) receiver, a vehicle controller, and a vehicle interface display. The GPS receiver is configured to generate a geographic location signal indicative of the first location of the RF receiver/control unit. The vehicle controller is configured to associate the geographic location signal to an RF control signal. The vehicle interface display is configured to present at least one menu option for occupant selection to control the operation of the RF receiver/control unit such that the vehicle interface display controls the vehicle controller to transmit the RF control signal to control the RF receiver/control unit to perform the predetermined operation in response to the occupant selecting the at least one menu option.12-24-2009
20090315752METHOD, APPARATUS AND PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR AUTOMATICALLY TURNING ON OR OFF MULTIPLE DEVICES WITH A REMOTE CONTROL - A programmable universal remote controller is programmed with adjustable inactivity period timeout and control capabilities whereby each individual external controlled device's activity status may be monitored and the device automatically turned on or off by the remote controller when the remote controller detects that the device has been inactive for a desired period of time based on the history of the remote controller's interaction with the controlled device.12-24-2009
20090251352Wireless Battery-Powered Remote Control Having Multiple Mounting Means - A remote control for a wireless load control system comprises a housing having a length and a width slightly smaller than the length and the width of an opening of a standard faceplate, respectively, such that the housing is adapted to be received within the opening of the standard faceplate. The remote control comprises a controller, a radio-frequency transmitter coupled to the controller, and a battery coupled to provide power to the controller and the radio-frequency transmitter, which are all contained within the housing. The remote control may be provided with multiple mounting means. For example, the remote control may be coupled to a lanyard, clipped to a car visor, rested on a table top, or mounted to a wall.10-08-2009
20090262001REMOTE CONTROL SYSTEM AND REMOTE CONTROL SIGNAL PROCESSING METHOD - A remote control system is provided. The remote control system includes at least one first remote control apparatus and at least one second remote control apparatus. The at least one first remote control apparatus includes a command input unit, a first control unit, and a first output unit. The at least one second remote control apparatus includes a first user interface unit, a first input unit, a second control unit, and a second output unit.10-22-2009
20100156694SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CREATING MACRO ROUTINES IN A REMOTE CONTROL - A remote control for appending commands into a learned macro routine of commands is provided. A receiver is arranged to receive signals from one or more remote controls, wherein the signals represent one or more commands comprising a macro. The remote control stores the macro in memory and has “learned” the received macro. The learned macro can be modified by appending one or more additional commands into the macro using commands already contained within the remote control.06-24-2010
20100188279Methods and Apparatus for Controlling One or More Electronic Devices Based on the Location of a User - A method and apparatus are disclosed for controlling one or more electronic devices based on the location of a user. A remote control is configured by determining a location of a user; and automatically configuring the remote control with one or more menus that are appropriate for the location. The remote control may be, for example, a personal user interface. The user location can be determined, for example, using triangulation techniques by determining if the user is in proximity of a fixed Bluetooth device. The remote control may be automatically configured to present one or more menus for one or more of activities and a device located in the location.07-29-2010
20100001893REMOTE CONTROLLER TO SET OPERATING MODE USING ANGLES, METHOD OF SETTING OPERATING MODE THEREOF, AND METHOD OF DETERMINING HOST DEVICE - A remote controller, a method of setting an operating mode thereof, and a method of determining a host device. The remote controller includes an angle detection unit to set a direction of an end of the remote controller to be a reference axis if a manipulation is input, and to detect a rotational angle between the reference axis and the front end axis of the remote controller if the remote controller rotates, and a controlling unit to control the remote controller to operate in an operating mode corresponding to the rotational angle.01-07-2010
20100238061Remote Control Method and Related Apparatus for a Computer System - A remote control method for a computer system includes receiving a remote control signal including a control command, checking validity of the remote control signal to generate a check result when the control command is utilized for switching the computer system from a first operating mode to a second operating mode, and switching the computer system from the first operating mode to the second operating mode when the check result indicates that the remote control is valid.09-23-2010
20100149017REMOTE CONTROL SYSTEM - A remote control system includes a remote control receiver storing an operation code controlling an electronic device, and a remote control transmitter operable to store a received operation code. The remote control receiver is operable to read the stored operation and to transmit the read operation code to the remote control transmitter. The remote control transmitter is operable to store the transmitted operation code, and to transmit the stored operation code to the remote control receiver according to operation on the operation unit. The remote control receiver is operable to control the electronic device according to the operation code transmitted from the remote control transmitter. The remote control system remotely controls the electronic device reliably with simple operation.06-17-2010
20090322583Systems and Methods for Remote Control Setup - A remote control device may include: first circuitry to control a function of a first electronic device; second circuitry to be set to control a function of a second electronic device; and a setup controller to set the second circuitry to control a function of a target electronic device based on a code received from a separate device. An electronic device to be controlled by a remote control device may include: an input device to receive a signal from the remote control device; an output device to send a signal to the remote control device; and a processor coupled to the input and output devices, and configured to access a database of codes and to selectively provide codes from the database to the remote control device, the codes configured to set circuitry of the remote control device to control a function of the electronic device and/or an auxiliary electronic device.12-31-2009
20090322582SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DUAL MEDIA CONTROL OF REMOTE DEVICES - A remote for controlling devices and communicating data to and from such devices using both IR and RF signals. The remote control may transmit a first signal to one or more devices which, in turn may each transmit a reply signal to the remote. Each reply signal typically, although not necessarily, contains an identification of the transmitting device and the signal strength of the first signal, as detected at the device. The remote may employ this information to determine which device is closest and transmit commands accordingly.12-31-2009
20090140905SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING SERVICES IN A HOME ENVIRONMENT - A system and method is provided for assigning services to users of a home entertainment system environment, wherein the home entertainment system environment includes a computing system (06-04-2009
20090109080Remote control security supervisory control method - A remote control security supervisory control method adopted for use on a security supervisory control system which includes at least a sensor to detect risky conditions in a surveillance scope and a system host to execute a security supervisory control system procedure. The system includes a remote control device capable of performing remote control. The method of the invention includes steps of: sending a wake-up signal from the remote control device to the sensor; the sensor received the wake-up signal entering a setting mode from a sleeping mode in regular conditions to alter the system procedure; the remote control device sending a command signal to the system host through the sensor to alter the existing security supervisory control system procedure to redo setting of the system procedure; and the system host received the command signal feeding back a confirmation signal to the sensor to finish the alteration setting.04-30-2009
20100134340REMOTE CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE REMOTE CONTROL SYSTEM - A remote control system (06-03-2010
20110122010FLEXIBLE ANNULAR PROTECTION OF A REMOTE CONTROL - A remote control device (05-26-2011
20110001651Zero standby power laser controlled device - In certain embodiments, a remotely controllable television has an energy converter that receives light energy from a laser in a remote controller and converts the light energy to electrical energy. A remote control code interpreter that is receives a turn-on code from the remote controller. The electrical energy from the energy converter is used to supply power to the remote control code interpreter. This abstract is not to be considered limiting, since other embodiments may deviate from the features described in this abstract.01-06-2011
20090009377Manipulator with motor speed adjustable actuated circuit used to contrl remote-controlled spotlight - A hand-held manipulator is an independent device and has a motor actuated circuit functioned to supply a 12-volt DC power and a motor speed adjustable actuated circuit provided with voltage adjustable function to regulate the motor actuated circuit to supply a regulated voltage smaller or greater than 12-volt DC power, and then the hand-held manipulator is particularly adapted to connect with a 12-volt DC power source for wireless or manual remotely controlling a remote-controlled spotlight by way of constant speed, slower speed or faster speed to adjust its lighting direction.01-08-2009
20090066557Wireless Communication Device Including A Universal Keypad - The present invention provides a multifunctional input device. The input device includes a functional mode which defines the mode of operation of the input device. Each functional mode includes one or more domain levels with each domain level containing one or more domain-level values. Each domain level-value within each functional mode is assigned to one of a plurality of programmable input keys. The domain-level value assigned to each programmable input key controls the function of that programmable input key within a given functionality and domain level. The present invention also includes a display to indicate the domain-level value associated with each of the programmable input keys within a given functionality.03-12-2009
20110109490PROGRAMMING A UNIVERSAL REMOTE CONTROL VIA DIRECT INTERACTION WITH AN ORIGINAL REMOTE CONTROL - A method and system for programming a universal remote control (URC) to operate with a remote-controlled device is disclosed. A user may be instructed to operate a control element of an original remote control (ORC) of the remote-controlled device. The ORC may be operated directly with the URC, which may so receive a programming code from the ORC. The programming code may be used by the URC to determine an identity of the remote-controlled device and/or the ORC. Based on the identity, the URC may obtain corresponding programming codes for the remote-controlled device. The URC may be configured to use at least one of the programming codes to remotely control the remote-controlled device.05-12-2011
20110025542Integration Interface of a Remote Control Toy and an Electronic Game - An integration interface of a remote control toy and an electronic game includes an electronic equipment, at least one camera unit, an electronic monitor, an operation unit, a remote control signal output device, a horn, and a controlled object. Thus, when the operation unit inputs an operation signal into the electronic equipment, by decoding and calculation of the electronic equipment, the electronic equipment drives the remote control signal output device to transmit a wireless signal to drive and control movement of the remote control toy, so that the user or controller can operate the true toy on the electronic monitor so as to achieve a virtual reality amusement.02-03-2011
20110025543OPERATION TERMINAL, PROCESSING METHOD PERFORMED BY THE OPERATION TERMINAL, INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD PERFORMED BY THE INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM - There is provided an operation terminal including a mouse which has a spherical object, an electric power acquisition section which has a piezoelectric element and also converts energy generated by rotation of the spherical object by a force applied by a user into energy for striking the piezoelectric element, and a capacitor section which acquires and accumulates electric power generated by striking the piezoelectric element.02-03-2011
20100156693Programmable remote control system and method thereof - A programmable remote control system and the method thereof are provided to solve the problem of learning a controlling language at a huge time cost in the prior art. A control command group is remotely set and stored in the triggering end for positive and negative logic determination and control. The mechanism facilitates the provision of the control command group for actively transmitting messages.06-24-2010
20110115664PROGRAMMING A REMOTE CONTROL USING REMOVABLE STORAGE - A method and system for programming, using a removable storage, a remote control apparatus providing universal remote control functionality is disclosed. A removable storage module may be introduced into the remote control apparatus. Programming codes for a remote-controlled device controllable by the remote control apparatus may be transferred from the removable storage module. Executable code for configuring the remote control apparatus may also be transferred. The programming codes may be assigned to control elements of the remote control apparatus. The remote control apparatus may be configured to use at least one of the programming codes to remotely control the remote-controlled device.05-19-2011
20090033537MOTION ACTIVATED REMOTE CONTROL BACK-LIGHTING - A remote control includes at least one spring motion switch and an electrical circuit to control remote control functions when the remote control is moved. In one embodiment, the motion switch activates keyboard back-lighting. A single spring motion switch may be used or two spring motion switches may be positioned approximately orthogonally, for example, a first spring motion switch to activate on motion along the remote control's length L, and a second spring motion switch to activate on motion along the remote control's width W. One simple and inexpensive motion switch is a cantilevered spring. The remote control according to the present invention with back-lighting activated by remote control motion is particularly useful when viewing a video or listening to music in low light.02-05-2009
20110084867SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONFIGURING OPERATION OF A REMOTE CONTROL BY A DISPLAY DEVICE - System and methods are provided for configuring operation of a remote control by a display device. In one embodiment a method includes detecting user selection of an input of the display device and determining a command for the remote control based on the user selection of the input, wherein the command identifies a configuration for the remote control. The method further includes transmitting the command to the remote control, by the display device, for configuration of the remote control, wherein the configuration specifies operation of the remote control with one or more devices associated with the input.04-14-2011
20110241922SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTHENTICATING COMPONENTS IN WIRELESS HOME ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM - Configuration information is exchanged between a home entertainment system server and various wireless components by pushing a button on the server and a random button on a remote control device as it is pointed at the devices sought to be authenticated.10-06-2011
20090322581REMOTE CONTROLLER FOR PORTABLE MOBILE NETWORK DEVICE - An exemplary remote controller for a mobile internet device includes a remote control module, a center control module, and a wireless transmitter. The mobile internet device includes a wireless receiver disposed therein. The remote control module generates a control signal. The center control module determines whether the control signal is legal. The transmitter reads out a wireless data from the control signal and transmits to the wireless receiver. A remote control system and method thereof are also provided.12-31-2009
20110102230DYNAMIC LINKING OF CODESETS IN UNIVERSAL REMOTE CONTROL DEVICES - A codeset having function-code combinations is provisioned on a controlling device to control functions of an intended target device. Input is provided to the controlling device which designates a function to be controlled on the intended target device. From a plurality of codes that are each associated with the designated function in a database stored in a memory of the controlling device a first code that is determined to be valid for use in controlling the designated function on the intended target device is selected. When the codeset is then provisioned on the controlling device, the provisioned codeset includes as a function-code combination thereof the designated function and the first code.05-05-2011
20090027252CUSTOMIZABLE REMOTE CONTROL DEVICE - A remote controller for controlling a remote unit includes a stationary button assigned to a first function of the remote unit, and a first flexible button assigned to a second function of the remote unit and configured to be addable to or removable from the remote controller. The remote controller may further include a base, a membrane layer mountable on the base, the membrane layer including the stationary button and a first flexible button base, a first flexible button cap mountable on the first flexible button base to form the first flexible button, and a first face mountable on the membrane layer and having a first opening pattern exposing the stationary button and the first flexible button.01-29-2009
20110248877SYSTEM AND METHOD PROVIDING REMOTE USER SELECTION OF A DEVICE - A system and method providing remote user selection of a device, substantially as shown in and/or described in connection with at least one of the figures, as set forth more completely in the claims, substantially as shown in and/or described in connection with at least one of the figures, as set forth more completely in the claims.10-13-2011
20090315753Apparatus and method for managing memory of a digital video recorder - A method for clearing a memory component of an electronic device using a universal remote control unit includes initiating, by a user, an upgrading mode; entering, by a user, a code associated with a device to be controlled by the remote control unit; entering, by a user, a signal formatting data entry which includes signal formatting data, via the keys of the keypad, to be stored in memory of the remote control unit; and associating the type of device to be controlled by the remote control unit with the signal formatting data entry. The signal formatting data is formed to allow a sequence of depression of keys to cause the memory component of the device to be cleared.12-24-2009
20080238755REMOTE CONTROL WITH TV LISTING DISPLAY - A device includes a keypad that further includes first keys related to selecting television channels associated with a set top box and a second key related to requesting a television listing. The device further includes an infra-red transceiver that transmits a request for television listing information to a set top box based on user selection of the second key, and receives television listing data, from the set top box, that includes program information related to a plurality of channels over a period of time. The device also includes a color display unit that displays the television listing data.10-02-2008
20110254723Communication system and communication device - A communication system includes: a remote controller having an input unit inputting user operations and a communication unit performing bidirectional communication, transmitting a remote control code in accordance with the user operation with respect to the input unit from the communication unit; and a host device having a communication unit performing bidirectional communication and a host function unit executing processing corresponding to the remote control code received in the communication unit, wherein the host device transmits a status response from the communication unit in response to a status inquiry transmitted from the communication unit of the remote controller, the remote controller repeatedly executes a status check communication procedure including the transmission of the status inquiry and waiting for receiving the status response after transmitting the remote control code at given time intervals during which the communication unit is in a dormant state.10-20-2011
20080252509REMOTE CONTROL SIGNAL GENERATION DEVICE AND REMOTE CONTROL SYSTEM - A remote control signal generation device for converting a primary remote control signal compliant to one code system according to a predetermined remote controller into a secondary remote control signal compliant to another code system and outputting the secondary remote control signal, includes an exterior member having shape and size suitable for being held in a battery holder, which is configured to hold a rated plural number of batteries having a predetermined specification to be applied as a power source for the remote controller to obtain a rated electromotive force by the rated number of batteries connected in series, instead of one of the plural number of batteries, a converter section, responsive to the exterior member being held in the battery holder instead of one of the batteries together with the others of the batteries, for being supplied with a voltage corresponding to a total value of the electromotive force of the others of the batteries to convert the supplied voltage into an output voltage corresponding to the rated electromotive force, a primary remote control signal detection section for detecting the primary remote control signal, a signal code conversion processing section for generating the secondary remote control signal compliant to the another code system corresponding to the primary remote control signal detected by the primary remote control signal detection section, and a secondary remote control signal transmission section for transmitting the secondary remote control signal generated by the signal code conversion processing section, and the converter section and the signal code conversion processing section are disposed in the exterior member.10-16-2008
20080204302Remote Control Device with Directional Mode Indicator - Methods, systems, and products are disclosed for a remote control device. Means for detecting orientation of the remote control device couples to a processor. The processor changes a mode of operation of the remote control device in response to a change in the orientation.08-28-2008
20110133976STATE-BASED REMOTE CONTROL SYSTEM - A remote control system includes a remote control device configured to control a plurality of consumer electronic devices. The remote control system further includes a programming system configured to: i) receive identifying information, which identifies each of the consumer electronic devices, ii) generate at least one macro, which is configured for collectively controlling the consumer electronic devices to perform a media function; and iii) issue a query to a user to determine whether the macro is to be used by the remote control device. If a positive response is received by the programming system in response to the query, then configuring the remote control device for using the macro. If a negative response is received by the programming system in response to the query, then not configuring the remote control device for using the macro.06-09-2011
20110133975ELECTRICAL ENERGY-GENERATING DEVICE AND REMOTE CONTROL EQUIPPED WITH SUCH A DEVICE - An electric power-generating device (06-09-2011
20100182187APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR REMOTE CONTROLLING - An apparatus for remote-controlling an auxiliary device remote-controls easily the auxiliary device used with preset main devices in a conference, a seminar, a lecture, etc. The apparatus a main device remote controller configured to control setting components of the main device, an auxiliary device remote controller configured to control setting components of the auxiliary device, and a controller configured to receive and memorize a first control signal outputted from the main device remote controller, receive a second control signal outputted from the auxiliary device remote controller, and delivers the received first control signal or the second control signal to the main device or the auxiliary device.07-22-2010
20110260903Universal remote control device in smart phone - The present utility provides a universal remote control device in smart phone, where it consists of two components: a hardware device which can be connected to a smart phone through the hands-free/earpiece connector; and a piece of software application running on the smart phone. The hardware device consists of a microcontroller unit (MCU), an IR transmitter, an IR receiver and a power regeneration circuit. This device adds the IR front-end components to a smart phone, thus enabling it to have capability to receive and transmit IR signals compatible with those in the electrical appliances and their corresponding remote controls. The software application running on the smart phone is responsible for generating an audio signal to power the hardware device and displaying a graphical representation of the remote control, usually consisting of buttons, knots, dials, a simulated LCD, etc. The present invention provides a universal remote control device in smart phone as an enhancement. It is a low cost device which can transmit or receive IR signal.10-27-2011
20080218398Remote control integration device for controlling electronic devices - A remote control integration device for controlling electronic devices, comprises a remote controller having a memory unit for storing an instruction set having a plurality of instructions; a key set having a plurality of keys; a first transceiver and a first processor for generating instruction signals according to operation of keys; for storing the instruction set to the memory unit and for emitting the generating instruction signals and the instruction set in the memory unit through the first transceiver; and a remote controller having a second transceiver; and a second processor receiving the instructions or instruction set from the remote controller; and decoding the receiving signals into control signals; and a switch receiving electric power and outputting the electric power according to the decoding signals from the second processor.09-11-2008
20080218397Slide action remote control with display - A hand held apparatus for remotely controlling consumer electronics appliances comprises an upper housing having top and bottom surfaces and a lower housing having top and bottom surfaces, with the bottom surface of the upper housing and the top surface of the lower housing being slidably engaged to permit the lower housing to move relative to the upper housing between closed and open positions. The remote control also has a display located in the top surface of the upper housing for presenting an image relevant to the control or operation of the remote control itself or the controlled appliances; a first set of tactile input devices located in the top surface of the upper housing and including an input device for interacting with the displayed image; and a second set of tactile input devices located in the top surface of the lower housing. The two housings may move relative to one another so that the second set of input devices is covered by the top housing when the lower housing is in the closed position and is uncovered when the lower housing is in the open position.09-11-2008
20100066584Interface for Remote Controllers - An apparatus and method interfaces consumer devices and wireless remote controllers. A remote controller interface is configured to sense and process wireless control signals received from a set of secondary remote controllers associated with a set of secondary consumer devices. There is one secondary remote controller for each secondary consumer device. The interface is configured to enable input from any of the secondary consumer devices to the primary consumer device in response to sensing the wireless control signals.03-18-2010
20100060504IMAGE PROCESSING SYSTEM AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - There are provided an image processing system and a control method thereof. The image processing system includes a control terminal which outputs control information for controlling an operation of at least one image processing apparatus according to a preset input through a wireless communication protocol, and a relay unit which converts the control information outputted from the control terminal into an infrared code and outputs the converted infrared code to the image processing apparatus, to control the operation of the image processing apparatus according to the control information.03-11-2010
20100060505SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR EXTENDING TRANSMITTER TRAINING WINDOW - A method for configuring a transmitter device to transmit a recognized transmission to a receiving device is provided. The method includes transmitting a first transmission and transmitting a second transmission after the first transmission. The method further includes receiving, during the second transmission, a user input signal from an interface for receiving signals from one or more user interface elements. The method further includes storing an attribute associated with the second transmission in a memory device in response to the user input signal.03-11-2010
20110187575REMOTE CONTROL TRANSMITTER - A remote control transmitter of the present invention includes an electrostatic touch panel, a cover covering the electrostatic touch panel and having a fulcrum portion, and a wiring board having a switch contact and electrically connected to the electrostatic touch panel. Furthermore, the remote control transmitter includes a control unit for transmitting a remote control signal in response to an operation of the electrostatic touch panel or the switch contact. The cover is formed such that it is capable of carrying out rotational movement around the fulcrum portion, and the switch contact is pressed according to the rotational movement of the cover.08-04-2011
20110187574REMOTE CONTROLLED POWER CONSUMING DEVICE AND MODULE - A power consuming device that includes a control circuitry controlling a plurality of components installed in the power consuming device comprises a communication module receiving communication signals from a remote source, and a control module including an electrical relay coupled between an external power source and the control circuitry, the control module coupled between the external power source and the communication module to provide power from the external power source to the communication module, and wherein the electrical relay is configured to transmit power from the power source to the control circuitry when the communication signals energize the electrical relay. A communication assembly utilized in a power consuming device is also described herein.08-04-2011
20100039307USING A/V DEVICE TO SEND CONTROLLED DEVICE COMMUNICATION-RELATED PARAMETERS TO PROGRAM REMOTE CONTROL - An A/V device such as a TV presents a series of GUIs that a user can navigate through using a programmable bidirectional remote control to select a type of component to be controlled, the manufacturer, and model number. Once the desired component is selected by navigating through the GUIs, the TV sends back the necessary code information to enable the remote control to communicate with the component.02-18-2010
20120098692DETECTION USING TRANSMISSION NOTIFICATION - A remote controller is arranged for selecting a light source among a plurality of light sources. The remote controller has an omnidirectional transmitter and is arranged to instruct, by means of the omnidirectional transmitter, the light sources to transmit a directional signal comprising a code, which is unique for each light source. Further, the remote controller has a directional signal receiver, and is arranged to receive the directional signals from the light sources, and signal comparison circuitry connected with the directional signal receiver. The remote controller is arranged to select one of the light sources on basis of the received directional signals. Furthermore, the remote controller comprises a transmission indicator, which is arranged to generate an indication signal, indicative of a successful omnidirectional transmission, and it is arranged to initiate the selection of one of the light sources by means of the indication signal.04-26-2012
20110148685CONFIGURABLE LIGHT FIXTURE, CONFIGURABLE LIGHTING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONFIGURING A LIGHTING SYSTEM - A configurable light fixture for a lighting system is described. The light fixture comprising a receiver, wherein the receiver of the light fixture is arranged to, upon receipt of a pairing signal from a transmitter, store a transmitter ID comprised in the pairing signal in a first memory unit when the pairing signal is received within a pairing time window, the pairing time window being opened when the receiver is switched on from an off state, the receiver being arranged to, upon receipt of a control signal, compare a transmitter ID comprised in the control signal with the stored transmitter ID and release the control signal when the stored transmitter ID corresponds with the transmitter ID comprised in the control signal.06-23-2011
20110140948Proxy Remote Control - A method includes receiving, at a proxy remote control signal receiver device, first control data from a remote control device that is associated with a first device. The first control data is prevented from being received at a remote control signal receiver associated with the first device. The first control data is associated with execution of a first action at the first device. The method includes communicating the first control data from the proxy remote control signal receiver device to a proxy controller and receiving second control data from the proxy controller. The second control data is associated with execution of a second action at the first device that is different from the first action. The second control data is communicated to the first device via the proxy remote control signal receiver device. The incoming commands may be superseded with another command set destined for the second device or ignored based on the context of the incoming commands.06-16-2011
20110050477ELECTRONIC APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD THEREOF, REMOTE CONTROL APPARATUS, AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - An electronic apparatus, control method thereof, remote control apparatus that controls the electronic apparatus, and control method thereof. The remote control apparatus includes a communication unit which communicates with the electronic apparatus; a user input unit which receives a user button selection indicating an input button; a sensing unit which senses movement of the remote control apparatus; and a control unit which controls the communication unit to transmit information about the user button selection to perform a function corresponding to the input button if the remote control apparatus is in a button input mode, and to transmit information about the movement of the remote control apparatus to the electronic apparatus to control the electronic apparatus by the movement if the remote control apparatus is in a motion recognition mode. Accordingly, controlling a game or a multimedia content is easier, and the user is provided with a new and interesting experience.03-03-2011
20110050478METHOD FOR CONTROLLING EXTERNAL DEVICE AND REMOTE CONTROLLER THEREOF - A method for controlling devices connected together, and which includes determining a type of a first device when the first device is connected to a transmitting device, determining what key buttons on a remote controller are needed to operate the detetermined type of the first device, activating the key buttons on the remote controller that are needed to operate the determined type of the first device, receiving an input signal indicating a selection of at least one key button needed to operate the determined type of the first device, transmitting the received input signal to a second device that is different than the first device, generating, by the second device, a remote control signal corresponding to the received input signal, transmitting, by the second device, the generated remote control signal to the first device, and performing a function on the first device corresponding the input signal indicating the selection of said at least one key button on the remote controller.03-03-2011
20090153390Arbitration system and method for use with wireless remote control devices in a multiple video screen entertainment system - An arbitration system and method for use with wireless remote control devices in a multiple video screen entertainment system includes transmitting a control signal from the remote to one or more video devices in the entertainment system. The control signal is received at a video screen where the signal strength of the control signal is measured at each device. A signal representing the received signal strength is transmitted from a video device to the remote and a comparison is made of the received signal strength of each of the received signals from each video device at the remote. The remote is then associated to the video device having the highest signal strength where a command is transmitted from the remote with an identification indication for its control of that video device.06-18-2009
20100134338VIRTUAL UNIVERSAL REMOTE CONTROL - A method for providing a virtual, universal remote control feature includes displaying a virtual remote interface for an electronic device. A user interaction with an element of the virtual remote interface is detected. The virtual remote interface element is mapped to a device-function code. The device-function code is provided to a code transmitter. The device-function code corresponds to a control command associated with the electronic device.06-03-2010
20100289685PROGRAMMING A UNIVERSAL REMOTE CONTROL USING AN IDENTIFYING DEVICE IMAGE - A method and system for programming a universal remote control (URC) to operate with a new remote controlled device is disclosed. A digital image of the new device is generated and sent to a multimedia content distribution network (MCDN) server, along with MCDN account information. The digital image may be used to identify the new device. Programming codes may be retrieved and sent to client premises equipment (CPE) at an MCDN client identified by the MCDN account information. The CPE may be instructed to reprogram the URC to control the new device using the programming codes. The digital image may be sent to the server using wireless telephony service provided by the MCDN service provider.11-18-2010
20100134341TRACK FAN REMOTE CONTROL SYSTEM - A system using a remote control to provide independent control of power to one or more track fans and track lights, as well as control of speed of rotation of each fan, and brightness of each light across one or more tracks of various types. The remote control also allows groups of track fans and/or track lights to be controlled together, and allows the controlled track fans and track lights to be attached to different tracks.06-03-2010
20120127011Method, System and Devices for Remote Control and Be-Controlled - A remote control method applied to a remote control system, including a remote control device and at least one be-controlled device, includes the following steps. The remote control device discovers the at least one be-controlled device dynamically via a network and retrieves a device control profile from the at least one be-controlled device. The device control profile includes a composite finite state machine representing the dependency of various operation states of the at least one be-controlled device and multiple control codes coded in a bit-string format. Then the remote control device retrieves a current operation state code from the at least one be-controlled device via the network periodically. The remote control device analyzes the current operation state code based on the device control profile to accordingly generate a user interface to control the at least one be-controlled device.05-24-2012
20120127012DETERMINING USER INTENT FROM POSITION AND ORIENTATION INFORMATION - In a first embodiment of the present invention, a method for controlling a receiving device, the method comprising: detecting a position of a control device operated by a user; detecting horizontal orientation or vertical inclination of the control device; based on the position and the horizontal orientation or vertical inclination of the control device, determining that the control device is pointed at the receiving device as opposed to another receiving device in the vicinity; and causing the control device to control the receiving device at which it is pointed based on the determination that the control device is pointed at the receiving device.05-24-2012
20100207802G-SENSOR REMOTE CONTROLLER - A G-sensor (gravity sensor) remote controller is characterized in that at least a G-sensor and a microprocessor are provided within the main body of the remote controller. Each G-sensor provided in the main body of the remote controller is used for sensing the tapping action of a user to produce sensing signals and different sensing signals can be produced according to the area on the main body the user taps or the tapping frequency within a period of time. The microprocessor provided in the main body of the remote controller is electrically connected with the G-sensor and for processing the sensing signals from the G-sensor to control the function setting of the remote controller itself or other electric apparatuses.08-19-2010
20090058708UNIVERSAL REMOTE CONTROL APPARATUS, SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING UNIVERSAL REMOTE CONTROL, AND METHOD FOR THE SAME - A universal remote control apparatus, a system for controlling a universal remote control, and a method for the same, and more particularly, to a universal remote control apparatus, a system for controlling a universal remote control, and a method for the same, which includes batch instruction information having graphical user interface (GUI) components corresponding to status information of at least one device, and provides the GUI adapting mechanical properties of the device to a user.03-05-2009
20090058709Information processing system, information processing device and method, remote control, program, and recording medium - An information processing device that transmits and receives data to and from a device to which external devices are connected and that processes a signal transmitted from a remote control including buttons to which codes are allocated, the codes being different for each of the external devices, includes a storing unit configured to store, for each of the external devices, a table representing a relationship between the codes and the buttons; a generating unit configured to generate data of a graphical user interface in which a picture of the remote control and button names corresponding to the codes are located; and a control unit configured to perform, if a button included in the remote control to be used for issuing a command to change the button names has been operated, control such that the codes are changed while the table is referred to and that the button names are changed.03-05-2009
20090058707DUAL MODE REMOTE CONTROL SYSTEM - A remote control system includes a plurality of devices located in a plurality of zones in an operational area. A controller is coupled to and controls the plurality of devices. A handheld control device includes a first wired interface and a wireless transmitter. The wireless transmitter commands the controller to control a first set of devices selected from the plurality of devices. A docking station is located in one of the plurality of zones. The docking station is connected to the controller through a wired network and has a second wired interface connectable with the first wired interface when the handheld control device is docked such that the handheld control device connects to the controller through the wired network to control a second set of devices selected from the plurality of devices. The second set of devices is different from the first set of devices.03-05-2009
20120299761METHOD AND INTEGRATED ROUTING DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING REMOTE SYSTEMS VIA SHORT MESSAGES - A method and an integrated routing device for controlling remote systems via short messages are provided. When a mobile communication device controls remote systems via short messages, the method and the integrated routing device verify whether the mobile communication device is a legal commander. When the mobile communication device is verified as a legal commander, the method and the integrated routing device generate a verification code and subtract consumed time caused by message relay from a first control duration to generate a second control duration. The mobile communication device performs remote control during the second control duration. By completing above procedure, the method and the integrated routing device are capable of preventing fatal damages resulted from missing the right timing for executing control commands, and can further improve the efficiency of controlling remote systems via short messages.11-29-2012
20090096658CONTROL DEVICE, COMMUNICATION DEVICE FOR CONTROL, RELAY DEVICE, CONTROL SYSTEM, CONTROL METHOD, CONTROL PROGRAM TO REALIZE CONTROL METHOD THEREOF, AND COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM HAVING PROGRAM THEREOF RECORDED - A gateway device includes a third block communicating information, and a control unit controlling the third block so as to generate second information representing an operation of an air conditioner and to transmit the second information to the air conditioner based on first information representing control contents of the air conditioner received by the third block. Accordingly, an apparatus connected to a network and absent of a high-level circuit can be controlled at high level.04-16-2009
20100271252EASY TO USE UNIVERSAL REMOTE CONTROL - A programmable remote control 10-28-2010
20120188112Configuring Remote Control Devices Utilizing Matrix Codes - An electronic device determines information for configuring control of the device by a remote, generates a matrix codes including the information, and transmits the matrix code to a display device. The remote then captures the displayed matrix code, decodes the information, and configures itself to control the electronic device. Configuration of the remote may include pairing, configuring selection elements of the remote, and so on. In some implementations, the electronic device may interact with another device and the information may be for configuring the remote to control the electronic device in the context of the other device. Additionally, in various implementations, the remote may transmit identifying information to the electronic device which may configure itself to further communicate with the remote utilizing such information. Moreover, in various implementations, the remote may capture matrix codes generated by other devices in order to configure the remote to control those devices as well.07-26-2012
20120188113REMOTE CONTROL APPARATUS AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE REMOTELY CONTROLLED BY THE SAME - A remote control apparatus including: a storage unit for storing message set information constituting information about one or more message sets each including one or more messages including different control requests; a control unit for generating binary code data each corresponding to the one or more messages each corresponding to the different control requests; and a communication interface unit for transmitting the binary code data to a controlled apparatus, wherein transmitted and received data amounts are minimized.07-26-2012
20120229320Nine-square virtual input system using a remote control - A nine-square virtual input system includes a nine-square virtual keyboard having multiple subsidiary nine-square grids. There is a main-location subsidiary nine-square grid, and each subsidiary nine-square grid has virtual keys corresponding to predefined symbols or user options respectively. A display device displays the virtual keyboard. A remote control controls the display device and has an input function key, a set of direction keys, and a set of digit keys. By pressing the input function key, the display displays the virtual keyboard in an OSD manner. By pressing the set of direction keys, an input focus is moved among the subsidiary nine-square grids, and then by pressing the set of digit keys to select a virtual key, the predefined symbol or user option corresponding to the selected virtual key is inputted.09-13-2012
20080303707WIRELESS REMOTE - Various embodiments include apparatus, systems, and methods including an apparatus comprising a remote operable to receive a non-radio frequency beacon signal, the non-radio frequency beacon signal transmitted within and contained substantially within an approximate line-of-sight transmission space, the non-radio frequency beacon signal including at least one channel information portion, wherein the channel information portion includes information indicating a radio frequency, the remote operable to establish bi-directional communications using the radio frequency designated by the at least one channel information portion.12-11-2008
20100238062REMOTE CONTROLLER - A remote controller is provided with: at least one first input unit that macro-controls predetermined remotely controlled devices including signal source devices; a plurality of second input units that select the signal source devices; a memory unit that stores a plurality of remote control codes for remotely controlling the remotely controlled devices; a transmitting unit that externally transmits the remote control codes; and a control unit that, when the first input unit is operated, outputs the remote control codes for remotely controlling the plurality of remotely controlled devices to the transmitting unit, and causes the transmitting unit to externally transmit the codes, wherein when the first input unit and one of the second input units are operated in a predetermined manner, a signal source device to be remotely controlled by the first input unit is changed to a signal source device that has been selected by the operated one of the second input units.09-23-2010
20100328135METHOD OF CONTROLLING A DEVICE ARRANGEMENT - The invention describes a method of controlling a device arrangement (D), which method comprises generating at least one electrical signal (12-30-2010
20100328133ELECTRONIC DEVICE, REMOTE CONTROL SYSTEM, SIGNAL PROCESSING METHOD, CONTROL PROGRAM AND RECORDING MEDIUM - An electronic device (12-30-2010
20110037637PROGRAMMING A UNIVERSAL REMOTE CONTROL VIA DIRECT INTERACTION - A method and system for programming a universal remote control (URC) to operate with a remote-controlled device is disclosed. Programming codes for the remote-controlled device may be transferred from an original remote control using a programming interface. The transfer may be performed directly with the URC. The transfer may also be performed using consumer-premises equipment of a multimedia content distribution network. The URC may be configured to use at least one of the programming codes to remotely control the remote-controlled device.02-17-2011
20110037636SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR VERIFYING PARAMETERS IN AN AUDIOVISUAL ENVIRONMENT - A method is provided in one example embodiment and includes communicating a code to initiate cycling through a plurality of potential audiovisual inputs. The method includes receiving image data that is rendered on a display, the image data being based on a first one of the audiovisual inputs. The method also includes comparing the image data of the first one of the audiovisual inputs to a stored test pattern image associated with a selected audiovisual application to verify if the image data matches the stored test pattern for the selected audiovisual application. In more specific embodiments, the cycling through of the plurality of potential audiovisual inputs is terminated if the image data matches the stored test pattern for the selected audiovisual application. The code represents one or more infrared audiovisual commands being repeatedly sent to the display. The commands are sent until the stored test pattern image is detected on the display.02-17-2011
20110037635PROGRAMMING A UNIVERSAL REMOTE CONTROL VIA PHYSICAL CONNECTION - A method and system for programming a universal remote control (URC) to operate with a remote-controlled device is disclosed. A connection to the remote-controlled device may be established. In response, the remote-controlled device may send device information. The device information may include programming codes for programming the URC to control the remote-controlled device. The device information may also be used to query a server to obtain the programming codes.02-17-2011
20100231432REMOTE CONTROLLER AND REMOTE CONTROL SYSTEM - A remote control method includes: grouping a plurality of apparatuses to respond to a command from a single remote controller at the same time; broadcasting, by the remote controller, a command corresponding to an operation; receiving, by each of the plurality of apparatuses, the command and judging whether the received command is addressed to a group to which the apparatus itself belongs; and executing, when it is judged by each of the plurality of apparatuses that the received command is addressed to the apparatus itself, processing corresponding to the command.09-16-2010
20100231431ELECTRONIC SYSTEM - An electronic system includes: an AC-DC converter to convert an AC voltage into a DC voltage and to supply the DC voltage to a secondary battery; a first detector to detect a remaining amount of the secondary battery; a transmitter to transmit a signal corresponding to the remaining amount of the secondary battery; a receiver to receive the signal transmitted by the transmitter; and a controller to control the AC-DC converter using the signal received by the receiver.09-16-2010
20110241921Multi-Function Remote Control and a Method for Obtaining Residual Power - The present invention is related to a multi-function remote control which is supplied power by a rechargeable battery. The multi-function remote control comprises a micro controller unit (MCU), a residual power display, a button unit, a current detector and a voltage detector. The MCU couples to the rechargeable battery and then charges or discharges the rechargeable battery. The current detector measures the current of the rechargeable battery and correspondingly outputs a current-value signal (S10-06-2011
20120092204PUSHBITS FOR SEMI-SYNCHRONIZED POINTING - A method of selecting a light source among a plurality of light sources by means of a remote controller includes the remote controller: instructing, by omnidirectional transmission, the light sources to each transmit a directional signal comprising a code, which is unique for each light source; receiving the directional signals from the light sources; and selecting one of the light sources on basis of the received directional signals. Furthermore, the method includes: generating, remotely of the light sources, codes to be transmitted by the light sources; and the remote controller instructing each one of the light sources which one of the remotely determined codes to transmit.04-19-2012
20120326911ELECTRICAL DEVICE - An electrical device wearable on a body of a user includes a first detector, a second detector, and a mode switch. The first detector detects whether the electrical device is worn on the body. The second detector is mountable on a surface of a first portion of the body and detects whether the first portion is in contact with or separated from a second portion of the body based on whether a closed loop conducting path is formed with the first portion and the second portion. The mode switch switches an operation mode of the electrical device to a lower power consumption mode when the first detector detects that the electrical device is not worn on the body.12-27-2012
20120326910SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SIGNALING IN SENSOR DEVICES - A processing system includes transmitter module, receiver module, and a demodulating module. The transmitter module comprises transmitter circuitry and is configured to simultaneously transmit a first transmitter signal with a first transmitter electrode and a second transmitter signal with a second transmitter electrode. The first transmitter signal includes a combination of a first heterodyne frequency and a carrier frequency. The second transmitter signal comprises a combination of a second heterodyne frequency and the carrier frequency. The receiver module comprise receiver circuitry and is configured to receive a first resulting signal with a receiver electrode, wherein the first resulting signal comprises first effects corresponding to the first transmitter signal and second effects corresponding to the second transmitter signal. The demodulating module is configured to demodulate the first resulting signal to produce a plurality of demodulation signals, wherein the demodulating module comprises a first mixer, a second mixer, a third mixer, a first filter, a second filter and a third filter. The first mixer includes a mixing frequency corresponding to the carrier frequency, the second mixer includes a mixing frequency corresponding to the first heterodyne frequency, and the third mixer includes a mixing frequency corresponding to the second heterodyne frequency.12-27-2012
20110156944DEVICE CONTROL BUS COMMAND TRANSLATION FOR NONCOMPLIANT AND INCOMPATIBLE DEVICES - A method of facilitating consumer device control bus functionality in an entertainment system is presented. In the method, a consumer device control bus command is received from a first electronic device. The control bus command is translated into a wireless remote control command compatible with a second electronic device. The wireless remote control command is transmitted to the second electronic device. A consumer device control command translation device, as well as a consumer electronics device providing related capability, is also provided.06-30-2011
20110156943REMOTE CONTROLLER - A remote controller for toys includes a user interface which applies the low-cost capacitive sensing method with the remote controller. Users can touch and/or drag on a remote controller surface by fingers to remotely control the movement of R/C cars, planes, helicopters or a boat. The remote controller is essentially a flat faced unit and there is no need for protruding control sticks or pushbuttons. This controller is applicable to different types of remote control toys with digital proportional control on speed and steering control. The remote controller is a symmetric product design whereby the controller is easily operable with left and right hand conventions.06-30-2011
20120242526SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FACILITATING APPLIANCE CONTROL VIA A SMART DEVICE - A bridge device, in communication with a smart device, functions to command one or more controllable appliances in response to communications received from the smart device. The bridge device also includes input elements by which the bridge device can be used to directly command common functional operations of the one or more controllable appliances.09-27-2012
20080231492System and method for application dependent universal remote control - A remote control device includes one or more mode buttons which, when manipulated, cause plural controlled devices to assume preset configurations.09-25-2008
20080224915System and method for effectively implementing a universal remote control device - A system and method for effectively implementing a universal remote control device comprises a configurable control assembly that includes an LCD panel for selectively displaying appropriate sets of control symbols that represent control commands for controlling a plurality of different electronic devices. Device control information for the various different electronic devices may be downloaded into the remote control device to support various desired device control modes for controlling the different respective electronic devices. The control assembly also includes a switch matrix that is transparently implemented to include control switches that are each aligned over a corresponding respective one of the control symbols on the LCD panel. The control assembly further includes a button panel with control buttons that are transparently positioned to permit viewing the control symbols on the display panel through the control buttons. The control buttons may thus be utilized for activating aligned control switches to thereby select corresponding ones of the control commands.09-18-2008
20100013695UNIVERSAL REMOTE CONTROLLER AND REMOTE CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - A universal remote controller and a remote control method thereof are provided. The universal remote controller includes a communication module which communicates with a plurality of devices; an input unit through which a user command is input; and a controlling unit which determines a pointed device, among the plurality of devices, that the universal remote controller is pointing towards, and controls the communication module to transmit the user command to the pointed device to control the pointed device01-21-2010
20130176159ONE-WAY REMOTE CONTROL TRANSMITTER CAPABLE OF MEMORIZING LAST BUTTON PUSHED - A one-way remote control transmitter capable of memorizing last button pushed includes a button circuit for activating or deactivating an anti-theft system; an encoding circuit electrically connected to the button circuit for encoding a remote control code; an emitter circuit electrically connected to the encoding circuit for transmitting the remote control code to remotely control a main unit of the anti-theft system; a display electrically connected to the encoding circuit for displaying an operating state of the one-way remote control transmitter; a memory unit electrically connected to the encoding circuit for memorizing a button of the button circuit pushed last time; and a battery for supplying power needed by the one-way remote control transmitter to work normally. A selected button of the button circuit serves as a last-button-pushed display button that can be pushed to read the memory unit and show the last button pushed via the display.07-11-2013
20130099954VIRTUAL UNIVERSAL REMOTE CONTROL - A method for providing a virtual, universal remote control feature includes displaying a virtual remote interface for an electronic device. A user interaction with an element of the virtual remote interface is detected. The virtual remote interface element is mapped to a device-function code. The device-function code is provided to a code transmitter. The device-function code corresponds to a control command associated with the electronic device.04-25-2013
20130141267REMOTE OPERATION DEVICE - A remote operation device includes a main board housed in a casing of the remote operation device, a wireless communication module disposed on a first surface of the main board and including an antenna, a control circuit disposed on the first surface of the main board and performing a remote operation process through wireless communication, at least one ground pattern disposed on a second surface of the main board, and a matrix circuit of remote operation keys disposed on the second surface of the main board.06-06-2013
20080204301PLUSH ENCASED REMOTE CONTROL TRANSMITTER - A novel plush type toy or cushion having an embedded transmitter that is powered by an internal battery pack is disclosed. The embedded transmitter is used to trigger a remote receiver that is attached to an electrical device. The act of squeezing this toy will activate the transmitter. The receiver will alter or toggle its state based on the signal received from the transmitter to affect the attached electrical appliance.08-28-2008
20080198059ONLINE REMOTE CONTROL CONFIGURATION SYSTEM - An online remote control configuration system for efficiently programming a remote control to recognize a plurality of external electronic devices. The online remote control configuration system includes a remote control having a housing, a keypad, and an electronic system for receiving configuration data from a control station via a global computer network (e.g. Internet). The user preferably “samples” one or more signals from a remote control into the electronic system and then uploads the samples to the control station. The control station analyzes the uploaded samples and transmits the appropriate configuration data to properly configure the electronic system. The user may also access a web site of the control station and manually select each of the external electronic devices that the remote control is to operate after which the control station sends the appropriate configuration data to the electronic system.08-21-2008
20100315279WIRELESS CONTROL SYSTEM - To easily ensure that appropriate recognition information is used. A remote control system (12-16-2010
20110309964Network remote control - A network of devices with remote control includes a network interconnecting two or more networked devices and a wireless remote control unit for communicating with one or more of the networked devices. The remote control unit stores an interface for one or more of the networked devices so that the networked devices can be controlled with the remote control unit.12-22-2011
20120007763Assisted Remote Control Macros - A receiver interacts with a remote control to assist with one or more user-defined macros. In a first embodiment, the receiver may execute a macro recording program to record user input and create a macro based at least partially thereon. The receiver may associate the macro with a remote control selection element or a menu element of a menu operable to be displayed by the receiver on a display. The receiver may also transmit the macro to a storage medium. Subsequently, the user may trigger execution of the macro by the remote control or the receiver. In executing the macro, the remote control or the receiver may transmit instructions to entertainment system components or may signal the other to do so. In a second embodiment, the remote control may record the macro transmit it to the receiver for storage.01-12-2012
20130207828RADIO CONTROL TRANSMITTER - A transmitter for controlling a target to be controlled having a motor, the transmitter includes: a start-up manipulation member to control starting and stopping of the motor; a rotational speed control manipulation member to control a rotational speed of the motor according to an operation amount; a control unit to generate the steering signal such that the motor is rotated according to the operation amount of the rotational speed control manipulation member when the operation amount of the rotational speed control manipulation member is equal to or greater than a preset start position while the start-up manipulation member is in a start-up state; and a transmitting unit to transmit the steering signal.08-15-2013

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