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04/07/16
20160100223 
 Integrating video share and text messaging with set-top box and access point patent thumbnailIntegrating 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 patent thumbnailSystems 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 patent thumbnailSystems 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 patent thumbnailRemote 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 patent thumbnailElectrical 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.


04/07/16
20160099595 
 Quickly charger has usb charging-ports for lighting device patent thumbnailQuickly charger has usb charging-ports for lighting device
Quickly usb charging ports for lighting device has usb charging-ports which meet 2007 released specification has minimum 1.0 amp to 5 amp at dc 5 volt safety and quickly charging capacity to quickly charge dc current into energy-storage unit or assembly inside the other electric or digital product(s) without high voltage dc current for overheat and fire risk and, optionally, additional outlet-units, to supply ac current to other electric or digital devices including smart phone, computer, communication, consumer electric products. The usb-unit(s) or usb-module(s) or outlet-unit(s) fit within or install on anywhere of the item's housing including anywhere of the base, pole, bar, stand, step, contour, edge, walls.

04/07/16
20160098920 
 Transcoder enabled cloud of remotely controlled devices patent thumbnailTranscoder enabled cloud of remotely controlled devices
Various embodiments are directed to one or more transcoder devices in communication with an input device such as a remote control device and multiple destination devices in which the transcoder device(s) facilitate communication between the remote control and the various destination devices in the vicinity. The transcoder device(s) can also provide the user with an environmental awareness of conditions and events surrounding the user.
Intel Corporation


04/07/16
20160098919 
 Remote control with enhanced touch surface input patent thumbnailRemote control with enhanced touch surface input
A folding remote control with an inner touch surface such as a touch pad is disclosed. The touch surface is split in two sections which together span both inner surfaces of the two sections of the folding remote providing a large touch surface.

04/07/16
20160098874 
 Wireless access control system including remote access wireless device generated magnetic field based unlocking and related methods patent thumbnailWireless access control system including remote access wireless device generated magnetic field based unlocking and related methods
A wireless access control system may include a remote access wireless device that includes a magnetic field generator and a remote controller coupled to remote access wireless device wireless communications circuitry and the magnetic field generator. The system may also include a lock assembly for a door and that includes a magnetic sensor and a lock controller coupled to a lock, lock wireless communications circuitry, and the magnetic sensor.
Unikey Technologies Inc.


04/07/16
20160098085 
 Systems and methods for haptic remote control gaming patent thumbnailSystems and methods for haptic remote control gaming
Systems and methods for haptic remote control gaming are disclosed. In one embodiment a portable multifunction device receives information from a remotely controllable device.
Immersion Corporation


04/07/16
20160097545 

Remote control and management device for heating system using a smart phone application and method thereof


Disclosed are a remote control and management device for a heating system and a method thereof, and more particularly, to a remote control and management device for a heating system using direct communication of a room controller (r/c), in which a smart phone application (app) suffering from an authentication procedure by an integrated management server and a wireless (wifi)/wired (lan) module are equipped, and a remote control and management method for a heating system using the same.. .
Kyungdong One Corporation


04/07/16
20160097525 

Quickly charger has usb charging-ports for lighted cosmetic mirror device or lighting device


Quickly usb charging ports for lighted cosmetic mirror related device has mirror, or reflective surface, or magnify kits has usb charging-ports which meet 2007 released specification has minimum 1.0 amp to 5 amp at dc 5 volt range for charging capacity to quickly charge dc current into energy-storage unit or assembly inside the other electric or digital product(s) and, optionally, additional outlet-units, to supply ac current to other electric or digital devices including smart phone, computer, communication, consumer electric products, people cosmetic kits or tools or equipment. The usb-unit(s) or usb-module(s) or outlet-unit(s) fit within or install on anywhere of the device's housing including anywhere of the base, housing, walls.

04/07/16
20160097522 

Quickly charger has usb charging-ports for lighting device


The light device has usb charger has ac outlet power source has though the ac-to-dc device to change from 1st alternative current to 1st voltage direct current and the 1st voltage dc current though the circuit-inside or ic or dc-to-dc circuit to get 2nd voltage or though more dc-to-dc devices to get more voltage dc current. The light device has at least one of voltage dc current to supply to usb charger charging-port output-end at 5volt and one of desire voltage dc current to supply to dc light source.

04/07/16
20160096530 

Integrated vehicle monitoring and control


The disclosed system discourages drivers from manual use of mobile personal communications devices while operating a vehicle. Software installed on the mobile device uses the mobile device itself to determine whether the device is being used during operation of the vehicle.

03/31/16
20160094987 

Mobile communication apparatus having anti-theft and auto-notification functions


A mobile communication apparatus comprises an anti-theft control circuit and a transmission control circuit. The anti-theft control circuit has an information management module and a security module.
Mediatek Inc


03/31/16
20160094948 

Wireless communication device mountable on mobile object, monitoring control system of wireless communication device mountable on mobile object, monitoring control wireless communication device mountable on mobile object, and remote control center


A wireless communication device mounted on a mobile object, the mobile object including: a mobile communication unit that is able to connect to a mobile communication network; and a wireless network connection unit that provides a wireless network connection service based on the mobile communication network connected by the mobile communication unit, the wireless communication device includes: a satellite positioning unit configured to acquire position information on the wireless communication device based on a satellite positioning system; and a control unit configured to control a connection state of the wireless network connection service based on the position information acquired by the satellite positioning unit.. .
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha


03/31/16
20160094881 

Methods and systems for facilitating media service personalization by way of a capacitive sensing remote control device


In an exemplary method, a media service personalization system determines a first frequency response pattern based on frequency responses to a plurality of alternating current signal frequencies output to at least one external electrode of a remote control device, correlates the first frequency response pattern to a first personalized mode of operation, and directs a media service access device to operate in accordance with the first personalized mode of operation. In certain examples, the media service personalization system directs a frequency response determination facility of the remote control device to output the plurality of alternating current signal frequencies to the at least one external electrode of the remote control device and measure the frequency responses to the plurality of alternating current signal frequencies..
Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc.


03/31/16
20160094873 

Method and device for watching high-definition cable tv programs


A method for watching high-definition cable tv programs includes: a blue-tooth learning remote controller learning remote-controller controlling instructions of a high-definition cable tv set top box, and uploading the learned instructions to a smart terminal such that the smart terminal controls the high-definition cable tv set top box; the smart terminal controlling the high-definition cable tv set top box to choose high-definition cable tv programs; the high-definition cable tv set top box outputting a hdmi signal; the smart tv dongle receiving the hdmi signal, and outputting the hdmi signal to a high-definition tv; the smart tv dongle performing an encoding and a packing on the hdmi signal and then transmitting the packed signal to the smart terminal by using a wireless manner; and the smart terminal performing a de-packing and a decoding on the received signal and then playing the decoded signal on the smart terminal.. .
Inventec Appliances (jiangning) Corporation


03/31/16
20160094702 

Universal remote control


Disclosed is a universal remote control device including a display to provide a graphical unit interface (gui), a controller configured to process registration requests from state machines associated with remotely controllable appliances and to manage control data transfer to and from the state machines responsive to the registration requests, and a communication module to enable communications between the device and the state machines. Additionally disclosed is a graphics interface unit (gui) implementable on a display of a computing device operable to remotely control a plurality of appliances.
Tekoia Ltd.


03/31/16
20160094699 

Remote interface device for vehicular remote control


A remote operation system remotely controls a vehicle. The system may include a rf receiver and a remote interface device.
The Regents Of The University Of Michigan


03/31/16
20160092153 

Connected classroom


A connected classroom system provides for local and remote control and display of media streams. An instructor may, for instance, direct audio/video streams of the instructor to any number of displays and speakers located within a classroom.
Accenture Global Services Limited


03/31/16
20160091895 

Remotely controllable vehicles


The invention relates to a system and a method for remote control of an unmanned electric ground vehicle provided with at least one electric engine and a control unit for at least one engine. The invention also relates to the use of a digital handheld device provided as a remote control unit.
Rovio Entertainment Ltd


03/31/16
20160091535 

Wireless rogowski coil system


A rogowski coil in a sensor unit has voltage induced by a conductor surrounded by the rogowski coil. The voltage is integrated to represent current which is converted to digital data representing current in the conductor and sent wirelessly to a multimeter.
Fluke Corporation


03/31/16
20160091196 

Light device has charging functions


The light device has usb charger has ac outlet power source and has ac-to-dc circuit to change one of alternative current to 1st voltage dc and the 1st voltage dc though the circuit-inside or ic or dc-to-dc circuit to get 2nd voltage or though more dc-to-dc devices to get more voltage dc current. The light device has at least one of 5 volt dc to supply to usb charger charging-port output-end and one of desire voltage dc to supply to dc light source.

03/31/16
20160090831 

Auger boring machine


An electric auger-boring machine. The machine has electric motors for auger rotation and thrust.
American Augers, Inc.


03/31/16
20160089215 

Hands-free lighting system


A hands-free lighting system comprising: a master control unit, a light unit, and a remote control unit. The master control unit is configured for controlling the operation of a remote light unit based on a signal received from a remote control unit.
Raptor Inventions, Llc


03/24/16
20160088346 

Method and system for reproducing contents, and computer-readable recording medium thereof


A content reproducing method and system for performing seamless playback of contents between devices is provided. The contents reproducing system includes a portable device which, when a short distance communication with a remote control which is configured to control an electronic device occurs during reproducing of contents, generates data required by the electronic device for reproducing the contents that are being reproduced, and which transmits the generated data to the remote control; the remote control which receives the data from the portable device and which transmits the received data to the electronic device, in conjunction with the occurrence of the short distance communication with the portable device; and the electronic device for receiving the contents from a contents provider and reproducing the contents..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


03/24/16
20160088329 

Plug and play method and system of viewing live and recorded contents


A plug and play method of viewing live and recorded contents includes the steps of: requesting information of a capturing device by a remote control center; sending an accessing request from an internet-enabled receiving device to the remote control center through internet; verifying whether the information of the capturing device matches with the accessing request from the receiving device by the remote control center; and establishing a communication channel between the capturing device and the receiving device to enable contents captured by the capturing device to be transmitted to the receiving device in a live manner through internet.. .

03/24/16
20160088236 

Audio video content input/output chassis system


The reason these two functions have never been managed efficiently is because they are always performed by separate devices, which have no integration or cooperation with each other. Many homes have both, a hub-based universal remote control system, and a content switcher.

03/24/16
20160086483 

Universal remote controller and remote control method thereof


A remote controller and a remote control method thereof are provided. The 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 remote controller is pointing towards, and controls the communication module to transmit the user command to the pointed device to control the pointed device..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


03/24/16
20160086108 

Continuous dynamic boundaries


Among other things, we describe a reality alternative to our physical reality, named the expandaverse, that includes multiple digital realities that may be continuously created, broadcast, accessed, and used interactively. In what we call an alternate reality teleportal machine (artpm), some elements of the digital reality(ies) can be implemented using and providing functions that include: devices, architectures, processing, sensors, translation, speech recognition, remote controls, subsidiary devices usage, virtual teleportals on alternate devices, presence, shared planetary life spaces, constructed digital realities, reality replacements, filtered views, data retrieval in constructed views, alternate realities machine(s), multiple identities, directories, controlled boundaries, life space metrics, boundaries switching, property protection, publishing/broadcasting, digital events, events location/joining, revenues, utility(ies), infrastructure, services, devices management, business systems, applications, consistent customizable user interface, active knowledge, optimizations, alerts, reporting, dashboards, switching to “best”, marketing and sales systems, improvement systems, user chosen goals, user management, governances, digital freedom from dictatorships, photography, and entertainment..

03/24/16
20160082595 

Self-mobile robot laser-guided travel operating system and control method therefor


A laser-guided walking operation system for a self-moving robot comprising a self-moving robot (10) and a laser beam transmitter (20). A control mechanism (12) and a walking mechanism (13) are arranged on a machine body (11) of the self-moving robot.
Ecovacs Robotics (suzhou) Co., Ltd.


03/17/16
20160081166 

Color-changing lighting dynamic control


A control gateway for colored or color-changing lighting fixtures to allow access to local and remote control systems with real time control with power backup for security triggering using an established color code to indicate the nature of the emergency.. .
Inception Innovations, Inc.


03/17/16
20160080890 

Automobile intelligent control instrument and automatic intelligent management system based on internet of things


An automobile intelligent control instrument and an intelligent management system based on internet of things and belongs to an automobile instrument includes: a master controller of the automobile intelligent control instrument terminal based on the internet of things, wherein the master controller of the automobile intelligent control instrument terminal based on the internet of things is respectively accessed to many function modules inside an automobile and is further accessed to an information safety management module. The information safety management module is accessed to a signal base station, which is accessed to a remote control terminal.
Chengdu Qinchuan Technology Development Co., Ltd.


03/17/16
20160080679 

System and optimized appliance control


A device receives a request from a controlling device, such as a remote control, smart phone, or the like, where the request is intended to have one or more target devices perform one or more functional operations. The device responds to the request by applying the optimum methodology to propagate one or more commands to each intended target appliance to cause each intended target appliance to perform the intended one or more functional operations..
Universal Electronics Inc.


03/17/16
20160080615 

Modular multifunctional bio-recognition lighting device


A modular multifunctional bio-recognition lighting device includes an led module having multiple operation modes and an image capture module for video recording, which are arranged in an interior of a housing. The led module supplies continuous illumination, air quality indication, and flashing light alarming.

03/17/16
20160078753 

System and methods for enhanced remote control functionality


A hand-held device having a touch sensitive surface uses a relative distance from an origin location to each of a plurality of touch zones of the touch sensitive surface activated by a user to select a one of the plurality of touch zones as being intended for activation by the user.. .
Universal Electronics Inc.


03/17/16
20160077686 

Easy-to-use grid-based user interface and navigation model for smart tv devices


The embodiment this patent proposes is a user interface (portal) for smart tv devices composed of a grid of different types of elements: sections, applications, widgets and anchor spaces. This grid of elements can be scrolled to the left or to the right to allow the user to access hidden elements.
Npg Technology, S.a.


03/17/16
20160077599 

User interface with position awareness


A remote control device for controlling lighting systems includes a sensor configured to determine a location of the remote control device in relation to the lighting systems. A controller is configured to determine a nearest light source of the lighting systems relative to the location of the remote control device and to control this nearest light source.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


03/17/16
20160077566 

Electronic architecture for controlling a dc/ac voltage converter


Electronic architecture (3) for controlling a dc/ac voltage converter (2), said converter (2) comprising a plurality of arms mounted in parallel, each arm comprising two controllable switching cells (21), in series and separated by a mid-point, the arms being paired in h-bridges (20), the architecture (3) comprising: —a main control unit (36), configured to communicate through a potential barrier (61) with a remote control unit (35), and —a plurality of secondary control units (37), each secondary control unit (37) being dedicated to controlling a respective h-bridge (20), and comprising: —a processing unit (40) for processing the information received from the main control unit (36), and —a monitoring unit (41) for monitoring the controllable switching cells (21) of said h-bridge (20), said monitoring unit (41) being configured to modify the state of all or some of said switching cells (21) of said h-bridge (20) at least on the basis of information received from the corresponding processing unit (40).. .
Valeo Systemes De Controle Moteur


03/17/16
20160077410 

Camera integrated with monopad and remote control


Various embodiments provide for a telescoping monopod or a tripod with a telescoping pole that allows an imaging device to be mounted thereon and be remotely controlled via a mobile device. A mounting assembly on the monopod can include motors that facilitate pan and tilt functionality, and a controller that operates the motors and the imaging device.

03/17/16
20160076859 

Portable target shooting system with sensors and remote control


A target shooting system includes an actuator, one or more impact sensors, a controller, and can include a remote device. The actuator couples a target member to a base member and is configured to move the target member relative to the base member.
Apex Target Systems Llc


03/17/16
20160076356 

Universal remote control system for hydrocarbon recovery tools


Methods and systems for controlling a set of tools for hydrocarbon recovery are presented. One example system generally includes a remote controller and a device controller.
Weatherford Technology Holdings, Llc


03/17/16
20160075293 

Method and system for remotely controlling telematics unit of vehicle


A method for remotely controlling a telematics unit (tmu) of a vehicle includes: receiving, by a telematics multimedia system (tms) center, login information of a vehicle remote control application of a user terminal using a vehicle remote control service; transmitting, by the tms center, a wake-up message for enabling the tmu of the vehicle to the tmu of the vehicle as soon as the login information is received; and transmitting, by the tms center, a remote control signal for controlling the tmu of the vehicle to the tmu of the vehicle after the wake-up message is transmitted.. .
Hyundai Motor Company


03/17/16
20160075218 

Remote controlled sun visor


This invention is considerably safer than a convention sun visor. It provides seven times more horizontal coverage, twice the vertical coverage, no need to take your eyes off the road while ducking your head when moving the visor to side window.

03/17/16
20160074764 

Acousto-optical baby toy with a remote control monitoring function


An acousto-optical baby toy includes a cantilever control unit, an acousto-optical unit connected with the cantilever control unit, and a support unit connected with the cantilever control unit. The acousto-optical baby toy further comprises a remote controller connected with the circuit board of the cantilever control unit in a wireless manner.

03/17/16
20160074657 

Head-wearing wireless control transcranial electrical stimulation device


A head-wearing wireless control transcranial electrical stimulation device includes a head-wearing part and a remote control part. An integrated circuit board is arranged within a cavity of a first end of the head-wearing part.
Advance Electronic And Medical Industries Company Limited


03/10/16
20160073478 

Systems and methods for self commissioning and locating lighting system


The present disclosure provides techniques for a self-commissioning and locating lighting system. The system includes a group of light fixtures, each emitting a unique optical data signal.
Cooper Technologies Company


03/10/16
20160073468 

Variable lumen output and color spectrum for led lighting


An adjustable led lighting system may allow for a variable lumen output, an estimation of remaining life expectancy, and/or control of lighting intensity, color temperature, and/or wavelength distribution. An led lighting system may be capable of mimicking externally monitored, remote controlled, pre-defined, user-selected, or other lighting conditions.
Dynotron, Inc.


03/10/16
20160073264 

Distributed and mobile virtual fences


A virtual fence server receives a request to access a service for remote control of a device from user equipment. The virtual fence server authorizes the user equipment to access the service in response to the user equipment being within a virtual fence defined by beacon signals generated by a plurality of beacons.
Alcatel Lucent


03/10/16
20160073165 

Two-way television enabled therapeutic communication systems and methods


A communication method and system for providing a secure communication pathway between a user and a third-party is described. The system uses a telecommunications provider which has a controller for distributing and controlling electronic communications between a database, a translation server, a third-party provider of content and public identification information (pii), and at least one television of a user.
The Genesis Institute Initiative


03/10/16
20160073154 

Program guide system with video-on-demand browsing


An interactive television program guide system is provided in which a viewer may direct a television to simultaneously display a selected television program and a program guide display. A viewer may use the program guide display to browse available video-on-demand (vod) while continuing to view a previously selected program in the background.
Rovi Guides, Inc.


03/10/16
20160073151 

Remote control programming using images


Imaging capabilities of a remote control are leveraged to automatically identify a remotely controllable device and program the remote control accordingly. The remote control uses its built-in image device to obtain an image of a remotely controllable device.
Thomson Licensing


03/10/16
20160073103 

Remote diagnostic device for computer-controlled apparatus


A remote diagnostic device for a computer-controlled apparatus is provided with a camera configured to pick up an image on a display screen of the computer-controlled apparatus, a diagnostic computer installed in a remote place, and a signal conversion adapter. The signal conversion adapter transmits the image picked up by the camera to the diagnostic computer through a network communication line, automatically identifies an actuator of the computer-controlled apparatus, and converts a remote control signal received from the diagnostic computer into an input/output signal for the actuator and outputs the signal to the computer-controlled apparatus..
Fanuc Corporation


03/10/16
20160071407 

Multi-master wireless remote control


In one embodiment, a first controlling device includes a processor to send a first pairing request to a remote device, receive a grant of access from the remote device, receive user input commands, receive a second pairing request from a second controlling device, grant access to the second controlling device, receive control commands from the second controlling device, and send control commands to the remote device based on the control commands received from the second controlling device and the user input commands, after the first controlling device loses a connection with the remote device, the processor being operative to send a third pairing request to the remote device and receive a denial of the third pairing request and an identification of the second controlling device from the remote device, send a fourth pairing request to the second controlling device, receive a grant of access from the second controlling device.. .
Cisco Technology, Inc.


03/10/16
20160071400 

Personal incident alert system


A personal incident alert system, for alerting aid responders to guide them to a residence where an individual has suffered a personal incident, and having a bulb having a globe portion containing a plurality of low voltage response lights, a base portion attached to the globe containing a plurality of response circuits and connectable to a domestic conventional power supply and adapted to activate the response lights, fastening means on the base portion whereby it is adapted to be received in a conventional domestic electrical lamp receptacle, and, a radio frequency remote controller adapted to communicate with the response circuits in the base portion operable to activate the low voltage response lights.. .

03/10/16
20160070534 

Techniques to remotely manage a multimedia conference event


Techniques to remotely manage a multimedia conference event are described. An apparatus may comprise a mobile remote control having a communications component operative to establish a wireless connection between a mobile remote control and a multimedia conference server hosting a multimedia conference event.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


03/10/16
20160070510 

Image forming apparatus remote control system, image forming apparatus, and remote control method


An image forming apparatus remote control system in which an information terminal device and an image forming apparatus are connected with each other via a network, the system capable of displaying an operation screen on a terminal operation unit of the information terminal device via the network based on operation unit image data corresponding to an operation screen displayed on an apparatus operation unit of the image forming apparatus, and capable of operating the apparatus operation unit of the image forming apparatus by remote control on the terminal operation unit side, the system includes a control unit that controls the remote control, wherein the control unit displays warning screens each including a display cancel function on the operation screens when a use action of the remote control system and a use action of the apparatus operation unit overlap with each other.. .
Konica Minolta, Inc.


03/10/16
20160069644 

Projectile sighting and launching control system


A remote controlled projectile sighting and launching system (rcpsls) is disclosed. In some embodiments, such a system can be compliant with the americans with disabilities act (ada) and can automatically facilitate moving targets, unmanned operation of a projectile launching device and automatic friendly-fire over-ride.

03/10/16
20160067134 

Remote control housing systems, devices, and methods, and protective covers for remote controls


A cover device for a remote control device comprises an anterior wall defining a central opening therein, a posterior wall formed of two ledges and defining a gap therein, a first lateral wall connected to the anterior wall and the posterior wall, a second lateral wall connected to the anterior wall and the posterior wall, a superior wall connected to the anterior wall, the posterior wall, the first lateral wall, and the second lateral wall, and a door hingedly connected to the anterior wall. The cover device may further comprise two overhangs connected to one of the lateral walls, and the two overhangs may define a rail slot.

03/03/16
20160066029 

System and optimized appliance control


A device receives a request from a controlling device, such as a remote control, smart phone, or the like, where the request is intended to have one or more target devices perform one or more functional operations. The device responds to the request by applying the optimum methodology to propagate one or more commands to each intended target appliance to cause each intended target appliance to perform the intended one or more functional operations..
Universal Electronics Inc.


03/03/16
20160066022 

Live television application information panel


An intelligent television and methods for user interaction between the intelligent television and the user are provided. In general, a user is provided with navigation, notification, and setup options which enable one or more functions associated with the intelligent television.
Flextronics Ap, Llc


03/03/16
20160066015 

Remote control for first and second apparatus


First apparatuses (1) to be remotely controlled by devices (3) comprise interfaces (11) for receiving first signals from second apparatuses (2) that define that the second apparatuses (2) have received codes from the devices (3), interfaces (12) for sending second signals to the devices (3), and first controllers (21) for detecting the first signals and in response to detection results generating the second signals for providing assistance to the configurations of the devices (3) for remotely controlling the second apparatuses (2). The devices (3) for remotely controlling the first apparatuses (1) comprise interfaces (14) for sending codes to the second apparatuses (2) for remotely controlling the second apparatuses (2), interfaces (15) for receiving the second signals from the first apparatuses (1), and second controllers (22) for detecting the second signals for configuring the devices (3) for remotely controlling the second apparatuses (2)..
Home Control Singapore Pte. Ltd.


03/03/16
20160065831 

Camera remote control


Certain embodiments of the present invention provide the ability to control a camera from a wearable mechanism device, such as a watch, pendant or other device with its own limited display. Certain embodiments of the present invention provide a wearable mechanism device for remotely controlling a camera with an intuitive user interface and sequencing of interface options.
Apple Inc.


03/03/16
20160065828 

Method for controlling electronic device using ip camera having function of wireless remote controller


A networked camera for controlling electronic devices is provided. The camera includes a camera module for obtaining images, a remote control module for generating remote control signals for electronic devices, and a module for controlling orientation of the remote control module.
Honesttechnology Co., Ltd


03/03/16
20160063856 

System and configuring the remote control functionality of a portable device


A system and method used to configure a smart device to command functional operations of a target appliance. The smart device retrieves from a controllable appliance, such as a settop box, data indicative of a codeset identity of the target appliance wherein the codeset identity was determined during a process used to configure a conventional universal remote control to command functional operations of the target appliance and wherein the process used to configure the conventional universal remote control is performed in cooperation with the controllable appliance.
Universal Electronics Inc.


03/03/16
20160063113 

Methods, systems, and products for discovering electronic devices


Methods, systems, and products self-identify an electronic device to a remote control. The remote control queries the electronic device, and the electronic device sends a response.
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.


03/03/16
20160062477 

Device and creating virtual keyboard


In a method for creating a virtual keyboard, multiple intersections formed as a honeycomb structure are set on a plane. A selected type of virtual keyboard is acquired according to a command input by a user.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.


03/03/16
20160062351 

Real-time remote control system for semiconductor automation equipment


Disclosed is a real-time remote control system for semiconductor automation equipment which may monitor an operating condition of the semiconductor automation equipment in real-time and enable an internet protocol (ip) to be shared, so that a plurality of semiconductor automation equipment computers are reliably connected. By transmitting a mouse signal of a remote computer via a serial port of the semiconductor automation equipment computer, even semiconductor automation equipment that does not support usb/ps2 ports can transmit a remote control signal through a mouse of the remote computer, and transmit a signal for monitoring or controlling an operation of the semiconductor automation equipment without a separate ip allocation operation in real-time..
Baron System Co., Ltd


03/03/16
20160061545 

System and a protected reloading of a remote controlled weapon station


Rcws (remote controlled weapon system or station) of the deck-penetrator type and a method for protected reloading of a weapon system that is fed by belt of rounds from an ammunition container that is positioned in the rcws, wherein the rwcs includes a system for protected reloading of the weapons system, that comprises—a bracket, that on it the ammunition container is mounted, and the bracket is amenable to be propelled via an opening in the deck of the vehicle upon which the rcws is positioned, unto an inner space of the carrier vehicle and back from this space to the rcws; and means for movably positioning the bracket, in at least two states—a first state wherein the bracket is positioned inside the inner space of the carrier vehicle and for reloading anew the weapons system; and a second state wherein the bracket is a least substantially embedded in the rcws for feeding the weapons system by a belt of rounds from inside of the ammunition container that is positioned on the bracket.. .
Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd.


03/03/16
20160059938 

Smart floating platforms


Disclosed are modular floating platforms configured to be joined together to form a cover over surfaces of natural and artificial bodies of water and other liquids, for reducing evaporation and other purposes. The floating platforms may be motorized and provided with remote control systems, so that the platforms may be assembled together on command to provide uniform coverage of the surface of the body of water.
The Arizona Board Of Regents On Behalf Of The University Of Arizona


03/03/16
20160059142 

Interactive smart doll


An interactive child's doll may include: an electronic circuit housed in a body, the electronic circuit including a microcontroller, a motion/position/orientation determining module coupled to the microcontroller, a sensor module coupled to the microcontroller for providing data related to the environment in which the body is located, a sound generating module coupled to the microcontroller for generating audio signals for interacting with the child, a memory module coupled to the microcontroller for storing instructions and data received from the wireless device and for storing preprogrammed instructions and data for controlling interactivity with the wireless device, and a power supply for providing power to the electronic circuit. A wireless remote control device that commands and interacts with the doll and may receive wirelessly instructions for commanding the interactive doll is also described..

02/25/16
20160057550 

Canal hearing wireless remote control of an appliance using behind the tragus switch


The present disclosure describes examples of systems and methods of wireless remote control of appliances and medical devices using a canal hearing device upon manual activation of a switch placed in the concha cavity behind the tragus. The manual activation of the switch may be by applying a force to the tragus by a finger of a user of the canal hearing device.
Ihear Medical, Inc.


02/25/16
20160057375 

Systems and methods for hand gesture control of an electronic device


Systems and methods of generating device commands based upon hand gesture commands are disclosed. An exemplary embodiment generates image information from a series of captured images, generates commands based upon hand gestures made by a user that emulate device commands generated by a remote control device, identifies a hand gesture made by the user from the received image information, determines a hand gesture command based upon the identified hand gesture, compares the determined hand gesture command with the plurality of predefined hand gesture commands to identify a corresponding matching hand gesture command from the plurality of predefined hand gesture commands, generates an emulated remote control device command based upon the identified matching hand gesture command, and controls the media device based upon the generated emulated remote control device command..
Echostar Technologies L.l.c.


02/25/16
20160057374 

Display device, remote control device to control display device, controlling display device, controlling server and controlling remote control device


A display device, a remote control device for the display device, a method of controlling the display device, a method of controlling the remote control device, and a method of controlling a server includes collecting at least one piece of situation information or receiving at least one piece of situation information from a remote control device, determining a current state of a user based on the collected or received at least one piece of situation information, instructing the remote control device to output a notification signal corresponding to the current state of the user, and generating the control command according to the current state of the user and providing a sense-based image service to the user according to the control command.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


02/25/16
20160056970 

Home device, remote control system and program


A controller of an in-home controller receives, via a terminal communicator, input data related to a manager registration transmitted from a terminal device. The controller performs a manager registration based on the received input data.
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation


02/25/16
20160056968 

Remotely controllable electronic device, network system for controlling the electronic device and remote control method thereof


An electronic device including: a processor configured to control the electronic device while the electronic device is turned-on and turn-off the electronic device in response to a turn-off command; a network interface card (nic) configured to periodically exchange a keep awake message with an external server through a repeater while the processor is turned-off; and a power supply configured to supply power to the nic while the electronic device is turned-off.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


02/25/16
20160055691 

Smart key control vehicle


A method for controlling a remote control key of a vehicle which includes the remote control key for remotely controlling control objects of the vehicle. The method includes receiving an order for whether to lock or unlock the remote control key and locking the remote control key if the received order is for locking the remote control key..
Hyundai Motor Company


02/25/16
20160052140 

Robot driven by mobile phone


A robot system driven by mobile phone comprises a slave mobile phone for collecting robot information and processing the information; a central interface unit for signal processing conversion between the universal interface of the slave mobile phone and the mechanism component; an executing component for executing the command sent by the slave mobile phone; a master mobile or a remote control computer for remote control, by using a wireless network, sending command to the slave mobile phone and receiving information feedback from the slave mobile phone; input devices carried by the master mobile and the remote control computer as well as additional auxiliary input devices; and functional software of the slave mobile phone, the master mobile phone and the remote control computer. The robot system driven by mobile phone can be used to control a robot remotely, and can be popularized easily in homes in large scale..

02/25/16
20160051825 

Use of a dedicated remote control as an intermediary device to communicate with an implantable medical device


Systems and methods are disclosed in which an external device such as a consumer mobile device (e.g., smart phone) is used as an external controller to bi-directionally communicate with an implantable medical device (imd) using a dedicated patient remote control (rc) as an intermediary device to translate communications between the two. The dedicated rc contains a graphical user interface allowing for control and monitoring of the imd even if the mobile device is not present in the system, which is useful as a back-up should the mobile device experience problems.
Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation


02/25/16
20160051038 

Illuminating backpack


An illuminating backpack for producing an internal lighting source in a backpack that selectively illuminates the interior of the backpack to enable it to be visually inspected and provides decorative illumination visible from the outside of the backpack comprising a base backpack housing that includes two shoulder straps, a plurality of interior lighting elements, a battery component, and a remote control component. The plurality of interior lighting elements define a discrete columns of individual lighting elements which are electrically connected, with each column electrically connected to one another to form a complete lighting circuit that is electrically connected to the battery component through an infrared sensor of the remote control component.

02/18/16
20160050462 

Media center panels for an intelligent television


An intelligent tv can organize metadata about media items for display in a variety of contextual panels. The panels may be interactive or informational and may provide recommendations of other media items to the user.
Flextronics Ap, Llc


02/18/16
20160050384 

Remote controller for electronic appliances such as television and the like


This utility model relates to a remote controller for televisions, video recorders/players comprising a housing having an upper and lower shells, said upper shell being provided with a plurality of different slots adapted to receive different sizes of push buttons, and a printed circuit board with electronic parts disposed inside said housing, characterized in that a circular channel adjustment control and a volume adjustment control traversing respective slots on said upper shell, each of said circular channel and volume adjustment control being pivotally secured to said housing, and each being provided with opposing forward lug and rear lug protruding outwardly from the periphery thereof and in communication with said printed circuit board.. .

02/18/16
20160050375 

Meeting room power and multimedia center device


A meeting room power and multi-media center device having one or more wired or wirelessly connected displays or projectors selectively connected to one or more plurality of connected computers. The device provides user indications of qualified input video signals and enables remote control through wirelessly connected remote controller device.
High Sec Labs Ltd.


02/18/16
20160049267 

Remote controlled light switch cover assembly


A remote controlled light switch cover assembly is described for converting a standard rocker switch into a remote controlled switch. In one embodiment, a method is described, performed by the remote controlled light switch cover, comprising receiving a wireless signal to actuate the standard rocker switch, activating an electric motor that causes a wiper to move along a surface of the standard rocker switch, detecting when the wiper has actuated the standard rocker switch, causing the electric motor to rotate in a reverse direction from the first direction, which causes the wiper to move back towards a valley of the standard rocker switch, detecting when the wiper is positioned over the valley, and in response to detecting when the wiper is positioned over the valley, causing the electric motor to stop rotating, causing the wiper to remain positioned over the valley..
Ecolink Intelligent Technology, Inc.


02/18/16
20160049081 

Measuring system


The invention provides a measuring system comprising a remotely controllable flying vehicle system with a gps device and a measuring device installed thereon, a position measuring device installed at an arbitrary position and able to measure distance and angle and to track, a ground base station for controlling a flight of a flying vehicle, a remote controller able to give and take data to and from the ground base station and able to perform wireless communication to and from the flying vehicle system, and a control unit provided on the flying vehicle system or the ground base station, wherein the flying vehicle system has a retro-reflector as an object to be measured and the position measuring device is constructed so as to track the retro-reflector and perform distance measurement and angle measurement, wherein the flying vehicle system obtains gps coordinates by the gps device at least at two points during flight, the position measuring device measures positions of the two points of the flying vehicle system from an installation point, wherein the position measuring device measures positions of the flying vehicle system at the two points from the installation points, and either one of the control units are configured so as to obtain an absolute coordinate or gps coordinate of the installation point of the position measuring device based on the gps coordinates of the two points and based on distance measurement results and on angle measurement results by the position measuring device.. .
Kabushiki Kaisha Topcon


02/18/16
20160049074 

Canal hearing wireless remote control of an appliance


The present disclosure describes examples of systems and methods of wireless remote control of appliances using a canal hearing device upon manual activation of a switch placed in the concha cavity behind the tragus. In some examples, the lateral end comprises one or more manually activated switches, a wireless antenna, and a battery cell.
Ihear Medical, Inc.


02/18/16
20160048013 

System and remote control of a microscope


A system and method for remote control of an automated microscope via a widely distributed network.. .
Lkonisys Inc.


02/18/16
20160047410 

Control cable and remote control device using the same


A remote control device is provided, which includes a control cable. The control cable includes a reinforcing wire 11 of which the both ends are fixed by anchors 14, 14, an outer casing 12 made of synthetic resin so as to be slidable to the reinforcing cable, and so as not to constrain the thermal deformation in the axial direction based on the variation of ambient temperature, and an inner cable 13 made of metal having flexibility housed in the outer casing 12 slidably.
Hi-lex Corporation


02/18/16
20160047391 

Electronic ceiling fan control system and use


A ceiling fan includes a fan motor housing; a motor positioned within the motor housing; a plurality of fan blades rotatable by the motor; a fan controller and a wired remote control. The fan controller includes a printed circuit board (pcb) having a wireless communication module and an electronic circuit coupled with the wireless communication module and is configured to control the motor to rotate the plurality of fan blades.
Hunter Fan Company


02/18/16
20160046468 

Remote control and user interface for operating a winch


Methods and systems are provided for remotely controlling winch operation via a user interface of a remote. In one example, a user interface of a remote for a winch includes a menu display including a plurality of menu items, the menu items navigable and selectable with a series of buttons of the remote.
Warn Industries, Inc.


02/18/16
20160046024 

Multi-camera mobile teleconferencing platform


A remote controlled robot system that includes a mobile robot and a remote control station. A user can control movement of the robot from the remote control station.
Intoucht Technologies, Inc.


02/18/16
20160045836 

A sensing control system for electric toy


The present invention provides a sensing control system for an electric toy, characterized in that it comprises a signal detection module for receiving an external sensing and then generating a sensing signal; a calculation and control module for receiving the sensing signal and counting a number of the sensing signal, and then sending out different control signals corresponding to different numbers of the sensing signals; and an electric driving module for receiving the control signal and then sending a driving signal to the electric toy, so as to control the electric toy to work. Therefore, according to different numbers of sensing signals, the electric toy is able to perform different actions or speed changes of the same action.
Guangzhou Alpha Culture Communications Co., Ltd.


02/11/16
20160044375 

Method and system using automated workflow for monitoring of video assets


A method and system for monitoring video assets provided by a multimedia content distribution network (mcdn) includes an expert test monitoring platform (etmp) configured to emulate mcdn client systems at a facility of an mcdn service provider. The etmp may allow execution of etmp scripts that specify remote control commands to send to a desired plurality of multimedia handling devices representing emulated mcdn clients.
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.


02/11/16
20160044373 

Updating properties of remote a/v performance nodes


Aspects include systems, computer readable media and methods for remotely updating properties of audio/visual (a/v) performance nodes that can receive a/v content through a wireless network from a central content source. The central content source can maintain information about properties of such nodes, providing such information to a device configured with remote control software, upon request.
Apple Inc.


02/11/16
20160044271 

Universal remote control for effecting the same function on a plurality of different devices


A universal remote control device effects a same function on a plurality of different remotely controlled devices. The device has a housing, an actuator within the housing, a database of encoded signals for effecting the same function on the plurality of different remotely controlled devices; and a signal emitter configured to emit the encoded signals so as to effect the same function for each of the plurality of different devices in response to actuation of the actuator with no more than ½ second between each encoded signal..

02/11/16
20160044227 

Image capturing device support with remote controller


A system for supporting an image capturing device includes a supporting device supporting the image capturing device, an extension device connected to the supporting device and extendable to a desired length, a lighting device mounted to the supporting device, and a control device controlling the image capturing device. In certain examples, the system includes a supporting device supporting a detachable case of the image capturing device, an extension device connected to the supporting device and extendable to a desired length.

02/11/16
20160043926 

Method and distributed control of an interfacing-device network


A local controller maintains a local database which stores information associated with a set of interfacing devices of a local-area network. The local database can include a database mirror for a remote database, of a remote controller, that stores information for a set of provisioned interfacing devices.
Ubiquiti Networks, Inc.


02/11/16
20160043521 

Controlled discharge connector lead


When a hobby enthusiast has recharged the battery for a remote controlled vehicle, such as a scale facsimile automobile, boat, helicopter or airplane, the battery must be connected again to the vehicle drive system, to provide power. This operation is typically performed by connecting each lead of an electronic speed controller to each corresponding lead of the battery, through a removable barrel receptacle lead and a mating barrel plug lead respectively, attached to each corresponding lead.
Castle Creations, Inc.


02/11/16
20160043335 

Transparent oled architectural partition and method


An intelligent architectural display dividing system includes a foldable, retractable partition including a flexible toled display screen, which is used when deployed in an interior space. A controllable motor is used to controllably retract and deploy the transitory side of the foldable, retractable partition to change between a folded state and a taut state.
Umm Al-qura University




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