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05/26/16
20160150265 
 Touch user interface method and imaging apparatus patent thumbnailnew patent Touch user interface method and imaging apparatus
The present invention relates to a touch user interface of an imaging apparatus such as a smart tv. The present invention relates to a user interface method and to an imaging apparatus, in which various menus required for implementing functions provided by the imaging apparatus such as a remote controller command, content, application, web and a tv channel are structured to be fit to two or more menu search modes and correspond respectively to two or more independent touch regions, so that the whole process, from a menu and search mode selection to a final menu item selection, can be carried out by a single touch movement without viewing a remote controller, and the independent touch regions and dependent touch regions are divided to allow for efficient use of the input sensor of the remote controller, having a narrow touch surface..

05/26/16
20160148711 
 Nuclear facility pool cleaning device patent thumbnailnew patent Nuclear facility pool cleaning device
The invention relates to a nuclear facility pool cleaning device having a floating platform, capable of floating in water, having buoyancy bodies; a drive device for displacing the floating platform on the surface of a water-filled nuclear facility pool to be cleaned; a winching device connected to the floating platform; a pump which is winchable vertically by the winching device and has a vacuum hose, connected thereto at its first end, for cleaning the bottom of the nuclear facility pool; a remote control device for remotely operating at least the drive device and the winching device; an optional stationary external storage tank; and wherein the second end of the vacuum hose preferably leads at least indirectly into the stationary external storage tank.. .
Westinghouse Electric Germany Gmbh


05/26/16
20160148450 
 Vehicle remote control system and vehicle-mounted apparatus incorporated in the same patent thumbnailnew patent Vehicle remote control system and vehicle-mounted apparatus incorporated in the same
A vehicle remote control system including an electronic key pre-registered as a device via which a vehicle can be remote-operated, and a mobile communication device pre-registered as a device that belongs to a user of the vehicle. In the system, a vehicle-mounted authentication unit is configured to determine whether or not authentication of the electronic key and the mobile communication device has succeeded, and a vehicle-mounted allowance determination unit is configured to, if it is determined by the vehicle-mounted authentication unit that the authentication of the electronic key and the mobile communication device has succeeded, allow operation of a predetermined vehicle-mounted activation unit..
Denso Corporation


05/26/16
20160147254 
 Wearable propping display apparatus patent thumbnailnew patent Wearable propping display apparatus
The disclosed apparatus is a display panel (with electronic display) made wearable by suspending it from an operator's neck (or shoulder) by a strap and including a prop to push the display panel away from the operator's stomach/chest and into his comfortable view without using of his hands. The bottom end of the prop makes contact with the operator using an interface designed to provide lateral tipping stability and sliding stability in all directions.

05/26/16
20160146581 
 Remote controlled target system patent thumbnailnew patent Remote controlled target system
In certain embodiments, a system includes a frame with top, middle, and bottom sections. The system further includes a first roller section coupled to the frame and positioned at the top section of the frame.

05/26/16
20160146494 
 Building management system with programmable ir codes patent thumbnailnew patent Building management system with programmable ir codes
A discrete air conditioner controller for controlling a discrete air conditioner unit servicing a building may receive an ir code, in some cases in a raw waveform format, from a handheld remote control that is associated with the discrete air conditioner unit during a programming process. The discrete air conditioner controller may associate the ir code with the discrete air conditioner unit and store the ir code and its association in memory.
Honeywell International Inc.


05/26/16
20160146492 
 Remote controller patent thumbnailnew patent Remote controller
A remote controller for controlling an air-conditioning apparatus including an outdoor unit and an indoor unit includes a storage unit that stores data of different types of digital objects, a touch panel display including a display unit that displays the digital objects and an operation input unit that detects an operation of the digital objects, and a control processor that controls the touch panel display. The control processor displays one of the digital objects associated with an operation expected from a surrounding environment of the indoor unit or an operation history of the operation input unit..
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation


05/26/16
20160145942 
 Arrangement and down-the-hole drilling equipment for angular setting of a drill string patent thumbnailnew patent Arrangement and down-the-hole drilling equipment for angular setting of a drill string
An arrangement for the angular setting of a drill string includes a first tubular member, a second tubular member, a plurality of control and actuator devices that can be shortened and lengthened in a longitudinal direction through the influence of a driving device, and remote controllers by which the control and actuator devices can be set selectively and independently of each other in a radially extended or radially withdrawn condition.. .
Lkab Wassara Ab


05/26/16
20160144777 
 Vehicle signal control system patent thumbnailnew patent Vehicle signal control system
A vehicle control system includes, among other things, one or more functional warning units positioned in various positions in a vehicle. A central controller is configured to generate a desired state of the functional warning units and encode the desired state into a packet.
Soundoff Signal, Inc.


05/26/16
20160144187 
 Systems and methods for delivering neural therapy correlated with patient status patent thumbnailnew patent Systems and methods for delivering neural therapy correlated with patient status
Therapy systems for treating a patient are disclosed. Representative therapy systems include an implantable pulse generator, a signal delivery device electrically coupled to the pulse generator, and a remote control in electrical communication with the implantable pulse generator.
Nevro Corporation


05/26/16
20160143448 
new patent

Bedside organizer


A bedside organizer securable to a bed and used to conveniently store various items therein. The beside organizer includes a flexible panel having a front portion and a rear portion, wherein the rear portion is configured to be compressed between a mattress and a box spring.

05/19/16
20160142788 

Remote control video modulator


A video modulator is presented. The modulator includes a video input interface, a video modulation circuit, a video output interface, a communication interface, and control circuitry.
Echostar Technologies L.l.c.


05/19/16
20160142780 

System and saving and recalling state data for media and home appliances


A set of media playback and device settings data from each home appliance of a first set of home appliances is stored on a central server and/or sent to a remote control device upon initiation of a suspend command by a user. The stored media and devices states may be used at a later time to control the first set of home appliances, or a user may, after relocating to a second set of home appliances, initiate a resume state command whereupon media playback and device settings data from the central server and/or remote control device controls each home appliance in the second set of home appliances to bring about the same or substantially similar media and device states as in the first set of home appliances..
Universal Electronics Inc.


05/19/16
20160142765 

Set-top box with enhanced content and use of same


A set-top box with enhanced content and system and method for use of the same are disclosed. In one embodiment, a wireless transceiver is located within a housing, which also interconnectively includes a television input, television output, a processor, and memory.
Enseo, Inc.


05/19/16
20160142648 

Seamless setup and control for home entertainment devices and content


Embodiments described herein enable a switching device to automatically select av port(s) coupled to electronic device(s) that a user would like to use to watch and/or listen to content. The av port(s) may be automatically selected based on receiving a command, determining that a particular remote control device is being used, and/or determining that a particular piece of content has been selected.
Branch Media Labs, Inc.


05/19/16
20160142647 

Automatic identification and mapping of consumer electronic devices to ports on an hdmi switch


Methods, systems, and apparatuses are described for automatic identification and mapping of consumer electronic devices to ports on an hdmi switch. A device that is connected to an hdmi switch is identified based on data received over an hdmi connection, and ports on the hdmi switch are automatically mapped and configured.
Branch Media Labs, Inc.


05/19/16
20160142509 

Smart remote control system


A smart remote control system includes multiple terminals and a server. Each terminal is accessible by an electronic device through use of a registered account/password set.
Netvox Technology Co., Ltd.


05/19/16
20160139688 

Method for remote-controlling target apparatus using mobile communication terminal and remote control system thereof


Methods and apparatuses are provided for remote-controlling a target apparatus using a mobile communication terminal. A communication link is established with the target apparatus having a display screen adapted to visualize an object.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


05/19/16
20160139663 

System and control based on face or hand gesture detection


System and method for control using face detection or hand gesture detection algorithms in a captured image. Based on the existence of a detected human face or a hand gesture in an image captured by a digital camera (still or video), a control signal is generated, and provided to a device.
May Patents Ltd.


05/19/16
20160139628 

User programable touch and motion controller


A wearable device having a display and a touchscreen is disclosed. The device is capable of interfacing with and controlling remotely controllable devices.

05/19/16
20160138820 

Remote control device


A remote control device according to the present invention includes an operation unit for switching and setting an operation state of an apparatus performing at least one of a heating operation and a cooling operation, a display unit that displays a screen on which an operation at the operation unit is reflected, and a controller that controls a display operation of the display unit. The controller causes the display unit to display at least one of a type and a range of an operation state that is able to be switched and set by the operation unit..
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation


05/19/16
20160136532 

Disclub golf & phonefly: xphone with sfdpcc & dual-phone-watch pair smart flying disc phone for cloud computation


“let the bullet fly for a while, let the phone fly, phonefly!” the carrier of the phonefly xphone is the disclub golf. The next generation phonefly xphone is the dual-phone-watch pair having the flying capabilities and remote monitoring/watching capability.

05/19/16
20160136314 

Sanitizing surfaces


Sanitizing surfaces in a location related to aircraft. There are multiple rows of seats.

05/19/16
20160136313 

Systems and methods for disinfecting a remote control using ultraviolet light


A remote control having an ultraviolet light emitting device for disinfecting the outer surfaces of the remote control is disclosed. In particular, the remote control may include an ultraviolet transmissive housing and internal ultraviolet emitting light emitting diodes.
Echostar Technologies L.l.c.


05/19/16
20160135905 

Robotic surgical station


A robotic surgical station is described. The robotic surgical station has a base configured to be fixed to the ground, a ring-shaped structure to which a patient bed and a plurality of robot arms are restrained at respective first and second mounts and a remote control unit that may be used by a surgeon to carry out a surgical intervention on a patient..
The Board Of Trustees Of The University Of Illinois


05/19/16
20160135664 

Handle remote control for use with bronchoscopy navigation system


A surgical system includes an extended working channel, a magnetic field generator, a sensor, a workstation, a computer readable recording medium, and a remote control handle. The extended working channel is sized for insertion into the working channel of a bronchoscope and to receive one or more instruments therethrough.
Covidien Lp


05/19/16
20160135389 

Methods and systems for irrigation control


A wireless system is provided for monitoring environmental, soil, or climate conditions and/or controlling irrigation or climate control systems at an agricultural or landscape site. In some embodiments, the wireless system includes at least one wireless nodes for monitoring environmental, soil, or climate conditions and/or for controlling one or more irrigation or climate control systems at the site.
Rain Bird Corporation


05/12/16
20160134994 

System and testing communication in a vehicle system


Communication methods and systems wirelessly communicate onboard messages between communication devices onboard the same vehicle. The communication devices can wirelessly communicate with other communication devices onboard other vehicles in a vehicle system for remote control of the vehicles.
General Electric Company


05/12/16
20160134942 

Multimedia playing system, multimedia file sharing method and control method thereof


A multimedia playing system, a multimedia file sharing method and a control method are provided. The multimedia playing system includes multimedia playing devices, a server device and a user device.
Ali Corporation


05/12/16
20160134834 

System and control based on face or hand gesture detection


System and method for control using face detection or hand gesture detection algorithms in a captured image based on the existence of a detected human face or a hand gesture in an image captured by a digital camera (still or video), a control signal is generated, and provided to a device. The control may provide power or disconnect power supply to the device (or part of the device circuits).
May Patents Ltd.


05/12/16
20160132062 

Servomechanism with proportional control of action force


The servomechanism transmitting restrained force to a load device for use with standard remote control systems. The magnitude of the transmitted force is proportional to the control signal and does not depend on the position of the actuator.
Uzdaroji Akcine Bendrove "my Research"


05/12/16
20160130785 

Remote controlled compaction machine


A compaction machine such as a vibration trench roller has a supplemental receiver such as an eye located generally centrally of the machine and within a common reception zone of another receiver on the machine. The eye can receive a signal that is blocked from impinging upon the machine's other receiver(s), preventing the machine from shutting down when it passes beneath an obstruction and negating the need for the operator to reposition himself or herself to reestablish communications with the machine.
Wacker Neuson Production Americas Llc


05/12/16
20160129999 

Drone systems for pre-trip inspection and assisted backing


Embodiments relate to using a uav for assisting drivers of large wheeled vehicles when backing up in reverse and for conducting pre-trip inspections of the wheeled vehicle prior to driving. The uav can be a multirotor copter using simultaneous localization and mapping technology to maneuver autonomously.
Paccar Inc


05/12/16
20160129597 

Docking system for a tele-presence robot


A remote controlled robot system that includes a mobile robot with a robot camera and a battery plug module, and a remote control station that transmits commands to control the mobile robot. The system also includes a battery charging module that mates with the mobile robot battery plug module, and an alignment system that aligns the battery plug module with the battery charging module.
Intouch Technologies, Inc.


05/12/16
20160129516 

System for controlling welding parameter of a welding system


Embodiments of a the present disclosure include a remote control system for a welding system having a control device and control circuitry configured to select a first operating parameter adjustment for a first operating parameter of the welding system based on a first actuation of the control device, wherein the first operating parameter adjustment comprises an adjustment to a rate of change of the first operating parameter.. .
Illinois Tool Works Inc.


05/12/16
20160129271 

Server for communication with an implantable medical device


A system and method for modifying the parameters of an implantable medical device includes an implantable medical device that communicates with a remote control device that, in turn, communicates through the browser of a computer or any other device capable of using mark-up language protocol. The computer optionally communicates with other computers and/or devices through a network..
Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation


05/05/16
20160128121 

Terminal device, remote control system, and remote control target determination method therefor


To accurately determine the nearest electronic device in establishing a pairing with an electronic device to be a target for remote control. A terminal device includes a received signal strength acquiring unit, a device selection processing unit, and a connecting unit.
Aplix Ip Holdings Corporation


05/05/16
20160127868 

Sensor remote control system, remote control device, sensor device and remotely controlling sensor


A sensor remote control system is provided. The sensor remote control system includes a sensor device configured to transmit and receive a detection signal in a direction to detect information in the direction, and a remote control device configured to transmit, to the sensor device, a control signal to remotely control the sensor device.
Furuno Electric Co., Ltd.


05/05/16
20160127675 

Display apparatus, remote control apparatus, remote control system and controlling method thereof


A display apparatus which is controlled by a remote control apparatus is provided. The display apparatus includes an output unit including a display and a speaker, a communicator configured to perform communication with the remote control apparatus while the display apparatus is turned off, and a processor configured to be turned on according to a predetermined signal received from the remote control apparatus while the display apparatus is turned off, and control an operation of the output unit based on at least one of channel selection information and volume control information included in the predetermined signal..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


05/05/16
20160127423 

Direct connection with side channel control


A wireless computer that pairs with a remote audio-video presentation device, such as a television. As a result of the pairing, a communication channel is established for the computer to transmit audio-video content for presentation through that device.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


05/05/16
20160127129 

System and providing massage related services


A method of providing massage related services comprises providing a massage apparatus, establishing a connection between a terminal device and a server computer, transferring a massage program executable on the massage apparatus from the server computer to the terminal device, establishing a connection between the terminal device and the massage apparatus, and transferring the massage program from the terminal device to the massage apparatus. Once the new massage program is downloaded in the massage apparatus, a graphical user interface displayed by a remote controller of the massage apparatus can be updated with a new icon associated with the new massage program.
Osim International Ltd


05/05/16
20160125733 

Method of pairing a remote control


Systems and methods are described for automatically pairing a remote control device with a target device (e.g., electronically controllable device). In one embodiment, ir communication data and auto-pairing discovery requests are transmitted from the remote control device to the target device.
Comcast Cable Communications, Llc


05/05/16
20160125732 

Method of controlling a remote controlled system


A method of controlling a remote controlled system includes the steps of: a. Establishing corresponding relationships between a detector and home appliances; b.
Grand Mate Co., Ltd.


05/05/16
20160124616 

Control map providing method and apparatus


A method of providing a control map for a control target facility is provided. The method includes generating a central node corresponding to an interest object, the interest object being selected by a user from among first objects managed by a remote control system; generating peripheral nodes respectively corresponding to second objects that are associated with the interest object, the second objects being selected from among the first objects; generating an edge which connects the central node to one of the peripheral nodes or connects the peripheral nodes to each other; and graphically rendering the central node, the peripheral nodes, and the edge to be displayed..
Samsung Sds Co., Ltd.


05/05/16
20160124606 

Display apparatus, system, and controlling method thereof


A display apparatus, a system, and controlling methods are provided. The display apparatus includes: a display configured to display a user interface (ui) screen; a receiver configured to receive a control signal from a remote control device; and a controller configured to move a cursor on the displayed ui screen based on the received control signal and, in response to the cursor being positioned in a preset area determined based on information about the ui screen, operate in a minute control mode..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


05/05/16
20160124430 

Positioning device for a remote control of a heavy duty vehicle or an agricultural vehicle


A positioning device for a remote control of a heavy duty vehicle or agricultural vehicle includes an elastic element. The elastic element has a fastening portion, configured to be secured to a body of the remote control, and a retaining portion, arranged to cooperate with an actuator of the remote control at a threshold position delimiting a first portion of a displacement trajectory of the actuator, and a second portion of the displacement trajectory, so as to oppose movement of the actuator according to its displacement trajectory along at least one displacement direction upon switching of said threshold position and allow switching at the threshold position in said displacement direction as a result of application of a threshold switching force exerted on the actuator.
Robert Bosch Gmbh


05/05/16
20160124428 

Ground remote control an aircraft with an electric taxi system


A ground remote control system for an aircraft includes a security pairing device configured to establish a first secure communication link and protocol between a remote control device and a ground remote control system controller; and establish a second secure communication link and protocol, using the first communication link and protocol between the remote control device and the ground remote control system controller. The ground remote control system controller is configured to receive drive command signals, brake command signals, steering command signals, and power command signals, from the remote control device and generate the electronic drive commands, the electronic brake commands, the electronic steering commands, and the electronic power commands..
Honeywell International Inc.


05/05/16
20160124402 

Companion control interface for smart devices


A companion remote control system is usable with smart devices for controlling a plurality of controlled components. An overall control system includes: a companion remote configured for remote communication, and providing command options for a user desiring to interact with a controlled component; a software application configured for running on smart devices, which typically includes a graphical interface for the user to select desired controlled component from plurality of controlled components; and a control processor capable of communicating with companion remote, smart device and controlled components.
Remote Technologies Incorporated


05/05/16
20160123668 

Sand dispensing system and dispensing sand into a metal making furnace


A sand dispensing system with a compact movable sand reservoir, mounted for movement atop a metal making furnace, is refillable with a predetermined amount of sand, and tilts with the furnace. The reservoir dispenses a directed stream of the predetermined amount of sand through a nozzle in a sump panel door to fill a tap hole in the furnace.

05/05/16
20160123603 

Control system for ventilator


A ventilator for a stove includes a fan with a motor, and a microprocessor controller that regulates the speed of the fan motor. The controller has a first input from a wireless receiver with a remote control, and a second input from a rotatable local control knob with a rotary encoder.
Foremost Groups, Inc.


05/05/16
20160121989 

Remote control device, and remotely steering ship


A remote steering system is provided. The remote steering system includes a steering device configured to control a traveling direction of a ship by at least adjusting an angle of a rudder, and a remote control device configured to remotely control the steering device.
Furuno Electric Co., Ltd.


05/05/16
20160121168 

Jump all


A system for jumping rope comprising an electronic box with a rotatable circular groove to which a hook is anchored to hold one end of a jump rope, with the other end of the jump rope hooked on to one of a plurality of hooks anchored to a telescoping pole mounted on a tripod with rotatable wheels. The electronic box is mounted on a telescoping pole attached to a stand with rotatable wheels and a central pivot section to fold the structure for easy transport and storage.

05/05/16
20160121151 

Remote control of fire suppression systems


In one implementation, a computer-implemented method includes receiving, at a computer system, information that indicates that a fire has been detected in a building and that a fire suppression system within the building has begun dousing the fire; monitoring sensor information from one or more sensors located within the building; determining, by the computer system and based on the sensor information, whether the fire has been extinguished; activating, in response to determining that the fire has been extinguished, a feature to turn off a water supply to the building, the feature being presented on a computing device for a user who is associated with the building; receiving, after activating the feature and from the computing device, a command to turn off the water supply; and transmitting, by the computer system, a control signal that causes an electromechanical device to close a water valve within the building.. .
Wwtemplar Llc


04/28/16
20160120001 

Color temperature tuning


An advance control led lighting system is disclosed. The lightings system includes led light fixtures with sets of different white led arrays that emit different output spectra.
Finelite Inc.


04/28/16
20160119741 

Remote control system and signal converter of the same


A remote control system includes a control signal source, a signal converter, a first electric appliance, a second electric appliance, and a third electric appliance. The control signal source sends out wifi signals which contain control commands.
Grand Mate Co., Ltd.


04/28/16
20160119465 

Smart remote control device for electric lift table


The invention provides a smart remote control device for electric lift table, which belongs to lift table technical field. The invention comprises a control power module, an actuation power module, at least one intelligent terminal with bluetooth function, a bluetooth module, a mcu unit, a motor driving module, at least one linear motor and at least one speed encoder.

04/28/16
20160118824 

Remotely monitorable multi-port charging device


A remotely monitorable multi-port charging device has a circuit board provided with plural current-detecting elements and a processing unit. A charging portion having plural connecting ports is for connecting and charging multiple electronic devices.

04/28/16
20160118173 

Remote control kit


A remote control kit includes a magnetic holder and a remote control, wherein the magnetic holder includes a magnet and a non-slip member which covers the magnet. The remote control includes a case and a ferromagnetic member therein.
Grand Mate Co., Ltd.


04/28/16
20160117920 

Method for retransmission of infared remote control signals, and remote control signal transponder


A method for retransmission of infrared remote control signals is disclosed, including acquiring key code values of a remote control of a second electrical appliance to be simulated and retransmitted by a first electrical appliance; creating a key code value table of remote control pulse signals of the second electrical appliance according to the key code values, and storing the key code value table in a server; downloading, by the first electrical appliance, the key code value table corresponding to the remote control of the second electrical appliance, from the server via a network; and receiving, by the first electrical appliance, key codes that input from the remote control for remotely controlling the second electrical appliance, converting the received key codes into corresponding remote control pulse signals according to the key code value table, and retransmitting the remote control pulse signals to a signal receiver of the second electrical appliance.. .
Quatius Limited


04/28/16
20160117919 

Terminal device and remote control method


An objective of the present invention is to provide an easy to use terminal device and remote control method. Provided is a terminal device having electric equipment remote control function, comprising a location information detection means for acquiring the present location of the terminal device, a near field communication means, and an information storage means.
Hitachi Maxell, Ltd.


04/28/16
20160117086 

Method of setting user interface of remote control system


A method of setting a user interface of a remote control system includes the following steps: a. Set a first region on a screen of an electronic device; b.
Grand Mate Co., Ltd.


04/28/16
20160117081 

Controlling entertainment system using combination of inputs from proximity sensor and touch sensor of remote controller


An entertainment system includes a video display unit (vdu) that receives hover location information and a touch selection signal from a remote controller. The hover location information indicates a location of the user movable object while adjacent to but not contacting the remote controller.
Thales Avionics, Inc.


04/28/16
20160114745 

On board vehicle remote control module


The present disclosure describes a microprocessor executable diagnostic module operable to receive, from a vehicle component, a signal regarding a warning and/or error and select a destination for the signal from a plurality of destinations, the plurality of destinations comprising one or more of a vehicle input/output system to present the warning and/or error to a vehicle occupant, an emergency service provider, an emergency responder, a manufacturer of the vehicle, a service facility located in proximity to a current vehicle location, and a remotely located diagnostic service to diagnose a cause of the warning and/or error signal.. .
Autoconnect Holdings Llc


04/21/16
20160112905 

Multiservice communication device with dedicated control channel


A multiservice communication device includes a plurality of transceivers that wirelessly transceive data with a corresponding plurality of networks in accordance with a corresponding plurality of network protocols. A control channel transceiver transceives control channel data with a remote management unit including local control data sent to the management unit and remote control data received from the management unit.

04/21/16
20160112748 

Multifunctional television remote control with access control and method


The multifunctional television remote control includes a fingerprint verification module and sensory feedback to monitor and control access to television content. The method includes placing at least one finger on a fingerprint reader, obtaining fingerprint data, verifying the user is an authorized user and providing feedback to the user, such as a child.

04/21/16
20160112738 

Systems and methods for securely providing adaptive bit rate streaming media content on-demand


A system for securely providing adaptive bit rate streaming media content on-demand may include a security server of a program distributor that selects, based on a received authorized request, which of a differently encrypted stored versions of a “special segment” of the requested program to deliver to the receiving device during the transmission of the requested program. The selection may be based on a pseudo-random selection process per request for the program based on an identifier of the request associated with the remote control device.

04/21/16
20160112668 

Determining remote control state and user via accelerometer


Methods, and system, and entertainment device are provided for identifying a user. A method includes detecting acceleration of a user manipulated component, comparing the detected acceleration with user acceleration that is associated with a user of the electronic device, identifying the user of the electronic device based on the comparison of the detected acceleration and the user acceleration, and operating the electronic device based on the identified user of the electronic device..

04/21/16
20160111874 

Smart electrical outlets and associated networks


A control system (300) allows recognized standard premise electrical outlets, for example nema, cee and bs, among others to be remotely monitored and/or controlled, for example, to intelligently execute blackouts or brownouts or to otherwise remotely control electrical devices. The system (300) includes a number of smart receptacles (302) that communicate with a local controller (304), e.g., via power lines using the tcp/ip protocol.

04/21/16
20160110996 

Electromagnetic remote control and control method thereof


An electromagnetic remote control and control method thereof; when rotating a second rotary disc (20), the repulsive force between a first magnetic piece (30) on the second rotary disc (20) and a second magnetic piece (40) on a first rotary disc (10) is increased; when detecting increase in force on the second magnetic piece (40), transmitting a corresponding control instruction to a controlled device. The controlled terminal can be controlled by rotating the second rotary disc (20) without providing additional function keys, thus the electromagnetic remote control is small and easy to carry..

04/21/16
20160110995 

Remote controller and remote control system


A remote controller 101 includes: an operation unit 11; a power generating unit 12 that generates electric power by operation on the operation unit 11; a signal generating unit 13 that operates by using the electric power generated by the power generating unit 12 and is able to output a signal of a kind corresponding to the content of each operation on the operation unit 11; a storage unit 15 that operates by using the electric power generated by the power generating unit 12 and nonvolatilely stores the content of an output signal of the signal generating unit 13; and a transmission control unit 14 that operates by using the electric power generated by the power generating unit 12 and transmits a wireless signal including information corresponding to the content of the output signal stored in the storage unit 15 when the operation on the operation unit 11 satisfies a predetermined condition.. .

04/21/16
20160110881 

Motion tracking device control systems and methods


Provided herein are systems and methods for controlling displacement of a location indicator on the display of a controlled computing device in response to movements of a remote controlling object. Various embodiments may further cause the controlled computing device to perform other operations, broadly referred to as command operations, in response to movements of the controlling object.

04/21/16
20160110206 

Display apparatus and controlling method thereof


A display apparatus is provided. The display apparatus includes a communicator configured to perform communication with a remote control apparatus having a touch pad, a display configured to display a first gui corresponding to a touch input on the touch pad, and a controller configured to, in response to receiving location information of the touch input, provide a visual feedback via the first gui to guide an executable touch interaction at a corresponding touch location based on the received location information..

04/21/16
20160110057 

Remote controller apparatus and control method thereof


A remote controller apparatus including: a communicator configured to communicate with an external device displaying a pointing object thereon; a sensor configured to sense a movement of the remote controller apparatus; and a controller configured to control movement of the pointing object based on the movement of the remote controller apparatus, determine position information corresponding to the movement of the remote controller apparatus with a first method when the remote controller apparatus operates in a first operating mode, determine the position information corresponding to the movement of the remote controller apparatus with a second method when the remote controller apparatus operates in a second operating mode, control the movement of the pointing object based on the position information, and change the operating mode of the remote controller apparatus in response to a preset event occurring.. .

04/21/16
20160109871 

Remote control of fluid-handling devices


Provided is a process, including: receiving, via the network interface, from a remote user device, a command to change a state of the fluid-handling device to a target state; translating the received command into a translated command operative to cause a local controller of the fluid-handling device to drive the fluid-handling equipment to the target state, the local controller being responsive to the command and feedback from the fluid-handling device indicative of whether the fluid-handling device is in the target state; and sending the translated command to the local controller. .

04/21/16
20160109206 

Suppressive gunfire generator


New forms of suppressive gunfire decoys are provided. In some aspects, a pin-pull device may be used to program and adjust several settings of the decoy devices, activating such devices immediately before deployment.

04/21/16
20160107087 

Remote control of a first user's gameplay by a second user


A method for providing remote control of a user's gameplay is provided. A live video feed of a first user's gameplay is presented to a remote second user.

04/21/16
20160106133 

Method and aging meat


A method and apparatus are provided for aging meat implemented in a form available to the general consumer market. A cooling device comprising a refrigerated chamber is instrumented to provide a controlled atmosphere.

04/21/16
20160106056 

Method and system for housing and protection during adverse environmental conditions


An enclosure pod for housing and protection of an animal comprises a water-proof hardened structural shell defining a chamber; a door providing entry and exit from the chamber; an air supply system configured to provide sufficient life-sustaining air to the chamber; a lighting system configured to provide ambient lighting to the chamber; a food/water/medicine dispenser; a vitals measuring device; a camera including a speaker and microphone; a global positioning system; a communication system including a transceiver and an antenna; a strobe light; a beacon; a waste containment system; and a computer in communication with the door, the air supply system, lighting system, food/water/medicine dispenser, global positioning system, camera, vitals measuring device, and communication system, the computer being configured to automatically control and in response to remote control of the operations of these elements.. .

04/14/16
20160105713 

Set-top-box having a built-in master node that provides an external interface for communication and control in a power-line-based residential communication system


A set-top-box (stb) provides capability for monitoring and control of power usage and the ability to establish communications. A smart residential service system (srss) is provided that uses power line communication (plc) technology to provide secure in-home lan communication and also to monitor and provide remote control of connected appliances in the home.

04/14/16
20160105706 

Method and device for realizing distributed remote control, television and mobile terminal of the device


The present disclosure provides a method for realizing distributed remote control, including: a television sending real-time content signals to the mobile terminal; the mobile terminal receiving the real-time content signals sent from the television to obtain a real-time video program from the television, and sending a remote control request signal to the television; the television receiving the remote control request signal sent from the mobile terminal and sending a corresponding responding signal according to a user response from the mobile terminal and according to whether there is any user in front of the television, wherein the responding signal comprises a refuse signal, a free signal, and a busy signal; and the mobile terminal receiving the responding signal from the television and performing a corresponding following step according to the type of the responding signal.. .

04/14/16
20160105627 

Assignment and characteristics of multiple letters, characters, numbers, strokes and symbols to an individual physical key on a physical keypad integrated into an external remote control device and used for data input on the screen of the electronic device


The present invention allows for multiple letters, characters, numbers, strokes and symbols to be assigned to a given physical key on a physical keypad residing in a hand held remote control device used for data entry on the viewing screen of an electronic device and the methodology of automatically displaying and inserting the assigned data assigned to that physical key on the viewing screen of the electronic device. As the user continues to touch/press said physical key on the external remote control keypad, a software module will display and bring into focus the data assigned to the appropriate time duration of the continued touch/press of said physical key in a visual manner on the viewing screen of the electronic device and will continue rotating thru the assigned data as long as the physical key touch/press continues.

04/14/16
20160105572 

Image forming apparatus, system, and methods of controlling these, and storage medium


An image forming apparatus, in a case where in a remote control instruction received from an information processing apparatus that controls a maintenance, a screen to be displayed next is a restricted screen, if a predetermined input is not accepted from a user of the image forming apparatus, does not display the restricted screen to the operation unit, and if the predetermined input is accepted, does display the restricted screen to the operation unit.. .

04/14/16
20160105419 

Method for logging of a remote control session


A method for logging of a remote control session, for use in a remote control system comprising a session initiator operable to initiate a remote control session having a session identifier between a first computer and a second computer and a generator for generating a secure data structure comprising a data structure identifier, the method comprising the steps of: in response to generation by the generator of the secure data structure, initiating an associated first remote control session having a first session identifier; capturing data associated with a remote control function executable by a first computer for control of the second computer during the remote control session; obtaining the data structure identifier; and using the data structure identifier and the first session identifier to store the captured data in the secure data structure associated with the remote control session.. .

04/14/16
20160104372 

Electrical equipment and remote control receiving remote signal by electro-magnetic induction


Electrical equipment includes a power supply unit, a signal receiving unit, a rectifying and filtering unit, a switch unit, and a control. The rectifying and filtering unit rectifies and filters remote signals received by the signal receiving unit to generate first voltage signals.

04/14/16
20160104334 

Wireless access control system including lock assembly generated magnetic field based unlocking and related methods


A wireless access control system may include a remote access wireless device that includes a magnetic sensor and a remote controller coupled to remote wireless communications circuitry and the magnetic sensor. The system may also include a lock assembly for a door that includes a magnetic field generator and a lock controller coupled to a lock, lock wireless communications circuitry, and the magnetic field generator.

04/14/16
20160103502 

Character input using modern remote control


Methods and system for generating a first set of selection options for presentation on a display screen of a television. Each first set selection option identifies a sub-set of symbols.

04/14/16
20160103445 

Mobile connectivity and control of semiconductor manufacturing equipment


Integration of semiconductor tool maintenance operations on mobile devices to allow technicians to more accurately perform semiconductor tool maintenance and to allow more accurate analysis of data to improve maintenance procedures to be more repeatable, consistent, and efficient. remote control of maintenance operations for the semiconductor tool via a portable electronic device decreases the time required to service semiconductor tools and thus increase throughput..

04/14/16
20160102936 

Visual tracer and sound training device


A visual tracer and sound training device for training in high threat environments. More specifically, a device comprising a barrel unit, a light unit attached to the barrel unit, an antenna, a removable remote control unit, a gearbox, a motor, a high-capacity hopper device, and speakers..

04/14/16
20160102484 

Assisted movement device for a door of a vehicle


The device (1) further includes remote control means (8) for activating the activating element.. .

04/14/16
20160101832 

Autonomous maritime container system


The present invention provides an apparatus, method and system for utilizing commercial cargo containers. The present invention utilizes containers made autonomous by coupling a container with a detachable propulsion system, having a motor and navigation and steering controls, permitting the rapid, controlled, efficient and safe delivery of cargo containers individually by water.

04/14/16
20160100552 

Reconfigurable animal traning apparatus and system


An animal training apparatus including a stimulation generator/stimulator module to generate the stimulation and deliver the stimulation to the animal, and a microprocessor comprising control logic programmed to control the stimulation generator/stimulator module to deliver the stimulation to the animal when a preset condition is satisfied, wherein at least a portion of the control logic is reprogrammable by a user. Also, an animal training system further includes a remote controller to control the animal training apparatus, wherein at least a portion of user input or functions of the remote controller is reconfigurable by the user.

04/07/16
20160100223 

Integrating video share and text messaging with set-top box and access point


Techniques provide for converged wireline and wireless services in part by employing a set-top box (stb) with machine-to-machine (m2m) communication. The stb, associated with an access point, such as a femtocell, can be used to send/receive messages, including video, to/from user equipment (ue) via a core network.
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.


04/07/16
20160100214 

Systems and methods for controlling broadcast audio volume


Viewers use remote controls to generate mute signals based on broadcast programming. Those mute signals are processed into mute messages, which are sent to viewers' television audio controls, which mute and un-mute broadcast audio based on the mute messages.

04/07/16
20160100205 

Systems and methods for securely providing adaptive bit rate streaming media content on-demand


A system for securely providing adaptive bit rate streaming media content on-demand may include a security server of a program distributor that selects, based on a received authorized request, which of a differently encrypted stored versions of a “special segment” of the requested program to deliver to the receiving device during the transmission of the requested program. The selection may be based on a pseudo-random selection process per request for the program based on an identifier of the request associated with the remote control device.
Echostar Technologies L.l.c.


04/07/16
20160100118 

Remote control assembly


A remote control assembly includes a base unit that may support a television. A base processor is coupled to the base unit.

04/07/16
20160100091 

Electrical enclosure with built in remote inspection and virtual control of sensor placement


A remote controllable monitoring system includes a movable sensor to monitor characteristic(s) of electrical components of equipment housed at different locations inside of an electrical enclosure. The movable sensor is movably mounted inside of the electrical enclosure.
Schneider Electric Usa, Inc.




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