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08/18/16
20160241919 
 Method and system for reproducing contents, and computer-readable recording medium thereof patent thumbnailnew patent 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.


08/18/16
20160241910 
 Systems and methods for using a remote control for presence detection patent thumbnailnew patent Systems and methods for using a remote control for presence detection
The systems and methods discussed herein are directed to presence detection of portable devices of audience measurement panel members, and include a first audience measurement device in proximity to a media device, and a second audience measurement device in the form of a remote control for controlling the media device. The second audience measurement device may receive broadcast identification codes from the portable device of a panel member, and may transmit indicators of received signal strength to the first audience measurement device.
Google Inc.


08/18/16
20160241806 
 Commercial television-interfacing dongle and  use of same patent thumbnailnew patent Commercial television-interfacing dongle and use of same
A commercial television-interfacing dongle 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, memory, a control interface, and a universal serial bus (usb) interface.
Enseo, Inc.


08/18/16
20160239201 
 Multi-touch remote control method patent thumbnailnew patent Multi-touch remote control method
A multi-touch remote control method comprises following steps: a remote control device receiving a touch gesture input; computing a number of the touch points of the touch gesture input; generating and transferring a mouse event data to a receiving device as a mouse input if the number of the touch points is 1; and generating and transferring a single touch event data to the receiving device as a single touch input if the number of the touch points is greater than 1 and all the touch points of the touch gesture input are close to each other.. .

08/18/16
20160239096 
 Image display apparatus and pointing  same patent thumbnailnew patent Image display apparatus and pointing same
An image display apparatus that automatically adjust a pointing direction of a remote controller to almost match with a position of a pointer on a screen, and a pointing method performed by the image display apparatus are provided. The image display apparatus includes a reference angle detector configured to detect a reference angle formed by the pointing direction of the remote controller with respect to a reference direction set for a display; a remote control direction detector configured to detect a remote control direction which is a direction in which the remote controller is viewed, from a reference point set on the display; and a standard direction adjuster configured to adjust a standard direction set in the remote controller so that the standard direction reaches the reference point on the display as viewed from the remote controller, based on the reference angle and the remote control direction..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


08/18/16
20160239044 
 Remote control device patent thumbnailnew patent Remote control device
A remote control device and a method of assembly are provided. The remote control device may include a control unit and a holder.
Hunter Douglas Inc.


08/18/16
20160237746 
 Remotely controlled gate system patent thumbnailnew patent Remotely controlled gate system
A remotely controlled gate system which includes a controller in remote communication with an actuator for raising and lowering a gate. The remotely controlled gate system includes a pivotable first gate arm and a stationary second gate arm which are interconnected by a plurality of horizontally-extending cables across a point of egress.
Schirado Inventions, Llc


08/18/16
20160237734 
 Multi-controller data bus adaptor operable based upon data bus adaptor communication determined adaptor codes and related methods patent thumbnailnew patent Multi-controller data bus adaptor operable based upon data bus adaptor communication determined adaptor codes and related methods
A remote control system may be for a vehicle including a data communications bus and connecting vehicle devices. The vehicle devices may be operable with a set of vehicle device codes from among different sets thereof for different vehicles.
Omega Patents, L.l.c.


08/18/16
20160237660 
 Remotely controlled hydrant system patent thumbnailnew patent Remotely controlled hydrant system
A remotely controlled hydrant system which may be quickly and efficiently connected to or disconnected from a hydrant to allow remote control of the hydrant by a remote controller such as a mobile phone. The remotely controlled hydrant system generally includes a frame which may be removably connected to a hydrant, such as a frost-free hydrant commonly used in agriculture.
Schirado Inventions, Llc


08/18/16
20160236914 
 Control station for operating a machine, in particular a wireless, portable, and manually operated remote control for a crane patent thumbnailnew patent Control station for operating a machine, in particular a wireless, portable, and manually operated remote control for a crane
A control switch for operating a machine, the control switch including a housing that includes a gripping region for an operator, and a detecting device for detecting an operator. The control switch further includes a safety circuit for activating the control switch when an operator is detected, and deactivating the control switch when the operator is not detected.
Terex Mhps Gmbh


08/18/16
20160236651 
new patent

Multi-controller data bus adaptor operable based upon controller downloaded adaptor codes and related methods


A remote control system may be for a vehicle including a data communications bus extending throughout the vehicle and connecting vehicle devices. The vehicle devices may be operable with a given set of vehicle device codes from among different sets thereof for different vehicles.
Omega Patents, L.l.c.


08/18/16
20160236110 
new patent

Flying toy wingsuit character


A remote controlled flying toy wingsuit character having a forward elevated dihedral wing configuration and a rearward lowered tail stabilizer, thereby producing an airfoil effect on the overall wingsuit character. The wingsuit character is stabilized against yawing motion by the a-shape arrangement of leg members, and this stabilizing drag effect is enhanced by a drag inducing edge running along the outside surface of the leg members.
Tanous Works, Llc


08/18/16
20160235249 
new patent

Coffee grinder remote control and data collection device


The ability to grind coffee as needed and in the precise quantity required is key to ensuring quality because once ground it begins to oxidize rapidly and lose much of its flavor and aroma. One embodiment of this invention converts existing coffee grinders into portion controlled grind-on-demand devices, grinding only what is required for immediate use.

08/18/16
20160235035 
new patent

Entertaining feeder


The invention relates to a pet feeder, in particular, to a feeder having a remote control function, and more specifically to an entertaining feeder. In view of problems such as currently, pet hardly participates in an entire feeding process, so that the need of pet hardly matches manual feeding, and pet cannot obtain a sense of delight and a sense of achievement in the feeding process, an entertaining feeder is provided.
Tongfu Manufacturing Co., Ltd.


08/11/16
20160234471 

Front projection ereader system


Techniques are disclosed for purchasing, accessing, and/or providing electronic content by a projection based ereader. In accordance with one embodiment, a projector system is provided that is configured to engage a lighting socket and can be controlled by, for example, a remote control and/or imaged user input actions.
Nook Digital, Llc


08/11/16
20160232944 

Remotely controlled audio and video recording system


A remotely controlled audio and video recording system (ravrs) that includes a remote control unit (rcu) and an audio and video recorder (avr). The avr, which is located near a speaker's podium, is remotely controlled by an individual operating the rcu.

08/11/16
20160232795 

Method for autonomous controlling of a remote controlled aerial vehicle and corresponding system


A method for autonomous controlling of a remote controlled aerial vehicle, wherein a flight operator commands the aerial vehicle, comprising the steps of: initializing a data link between the aerial vehicle and a ground segment; determining an operation condition of the data link during use of the data link; and issuing at least one autonomous controlling command, if, as a result of the determining, a loss of the data link is determined.. .
Airbus Defence And Space Gmbh


08/11/16
20160232784 

Managing the control of an electrical device controllable by infrared control signals


The invention concerns an apparatus (4) for managing the control of an electrical device (1), said device being controllable by infrared control signals (ir_cmd) from an infrared remote control (2) associated with the electrical device (1). The apparatus (4) comprises an infrared receiver (40), an infrared emitter (41) and an interface module (42) suitable for receiving control signals emitted by a third-party management system (3).
Voltalis


08/11/16
20160232782 

Electronic apparatus, control method and system thereof


An electronic apparatus includes a first communicator configured to perform communication with a remote control device, which is configured to remotely control the electronic apparatus, the first communicator having an activated state in a standby state of the electronic apparatus; a second communicator configured to perform communication with an internet of things (iot) server, the second communicator having an inactivated state in the standby state of the electronic apparatus; and a processor configured to, in response to receiving a sensing result signal, including a sensing result sensed by at least one sensing device, from the remote control device, activate the second communicator to transmit the sensing result received from the remote control device to the iot server.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


08/11/16
20160232763 

Wireless camera, microphone, security, repeater, intercom, conferencing and/or remote control systems and methods


A light switch camera system comprises a toggle switch for turning a light on and off, the toggle switch having a central bore; a camera positioned within the central bore for capturing video images; a control unit coupled to the camera for receiving the video images captured by the camera and for controlling at least temporary storage of at least a portion of the video images; and a wireless unit coupled to the control unit for communicating the wireless images to a wireless media capture server.. .

08/11/16
20160231740 

Wireless remote controlled electronic system for a vehicle


The disclosure relates to systems, devices, and methods for wirelessly actuating a component of a vehicle such that it is selectively transitionable between an on condition and an off condition. The systems and devices may include a receiver and a remote transmitter.
Wolo Mfg. Corp.


08/11/16
20160231739 

System and controlling a remote aerial device for up-close inspection


The method and system may be used to control the movement of a remote aerial device in an incremental step manner during a close inspection of an object or other subject matter. At the inspection location, a control module “stabilizes” the remote aerial device in a maintained, consistent hover while maintaining a close distance to the desired object.
State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company


08/11/16
20160231724 

Methods and systems for remotely operating a machine tool by means of a mobile communication device


This disclosure describes systems and methods for remotely operating machine tools that include a stationary operating device that can operate in a control mode for controlling the machine tool or in a mode without control authorization. The methods include activating a first communication connection between a mobile communication device and the stationary operating device.
Trumpf Werkzeugmaschinen Gmbh + Co. Kg


08/11/16
20160231715 

Automatic closure system impact detection


A method is provided, including providing an accelerometer responsive to motion of a closure forming part of an automatic closure system, providing an output of the accelerometer to first and second comparator circuits, the first comparator circuit having a first reference voltage such that the output of the first comparator circuit is indicative of a direction of closure motion and the second comparator circuit having an adjustable second reference voltage such that the output of the second comparator circuit is scaled relative to this adjustable second reference voltage to adjust the sensitivity of the output of the second comparator, providing a microcontroller coupled to the first and second comparator circuits, the microcontroller determining both a motion sequence of the closure and whether the closure has impacted an object, and providing an interface circuit for communicating the output from the microcontroller to a remote controller circuit.. .

08/11/16
20160228779 

Stuffed object with device keeping apparatus


A device including a stuffed object such as a pillow, stuffed animal or stuffed toy which includes an attached tethering device which includes an attachment mechanism such as an adhesive pad or other means that can attach to a stand-alone, hand held device such as a remote control. Stuffed objects such as pillows and stuffed toys are often placed in various places as a decorative item.

08/11/16
20160228325 

Motorized muscle relaxing therapy system


A portable, flexible, versatile athletic massage device with improved adjustable therapeutic massage is described. It is comprised of one or more vibrating units embedded in a pliant wrap-around material.

08/11/16
20160227758 

Remote robotic can call system


The present invention relates to a holder for an animal can call used for hunting. A can call is positioned about the device so that when a user activates a remote control, the holder inverts the can call producing a noise that attracts game animals..

08/04/16
20160227289 

Dynamic adjustment of electronic program guide displays based on viewer preferences for minimizing navigation in vod program selection


Items of video content offered for viewing on a video-on-demand (vod) platform of a digital tv service provider are each assigned a respective title and hierarchical address corresponding to hierarchically-arranged categories and subcategories within which the title for the video content is to be categorized. The title is listed in a location of an electronic program guide (epg) using the same categories and subcategories as its hierarchical address.
Broadband Itv, Inc.


08/04/16
20160227268 

Remote controller, control method thereof and image processing apparatus having the same


A remote controller of an image processing apparatus includes: a touch screen which displays an input menu; a menu processor which processes the touch screen to display respective input menus corresponding to at least two modes among a control mode of the image processing apparatus, a character input mode and a handwriting mode; and a controller which controls the menu processor to display the input menu of the mode corresponding to a selection signal when the selection signal for the mode is received.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


08/04/16
20160227265 

Discovery, access control, and communication with networked services


Particular embodiments permit a computer program running within a security sandbox to discover and communicate with networked services for example print servers, or remote control programming interfaces for tvs, stereos, and game boxes. The sandbox allows the computer program to originate unicast connections to a limited set of hosts but otherwise provides no access to the network.
Free Stream Media Corp.


08/04/16
20160227152 

Remote controller, display device and remote control display system


The present invention provides a remote controller, a display device and a remote control display system. The remote controller comprises a control module and a transmitter module electrically connected to each other, wherein the remote controller is provided with at least five direction keys each corresponding to a different control direction, and when any one of the direction keys is pressed, the control module can control the transmitter module to transmit a direction remote control signal corresponding to the pressed direction key to a remotely controlled display device.
Beijing Boe Multimedia Technology Co., Ltd.


08/04/16
20160227151 

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


A remote control apparatus for controlling a display apparatus, the remote control apparatus including a communicator configured to perform communication with the display apparatus; a user interface provided with a plurality of control surfaces each mapped to each of a plurality of display areas provided on a screen of the display apparatus; and a processor configured, in response to a user command being input through at least one of the plurality of control surfaces, to transmit a signal for controlling a display area mapped to a control surface to which the user command has been input.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


08/04/16
20160227150 

Method and device for remote control


A method for remote control includes obtaining motion data generated by a wearable device according to a user motion, generating a remote control signal for controlling a home appliance according to the motion data, and sending the remote control signal to the home appliance.. .
Xiaomi Inc.


08/04/16
20160225260 

Keyless entry system linked to vehicle-to-vehicle communications system


Apparatus for use in a vehicle equipped with a vehicle-to-vehicle communication system. A remote keyless entry fob is provided for remote control of vehicle access.
Trw Aumotive U.s. Llc


08/04/16
20160225252 

System and adaptive programming of a remote control


A method and system for adaptively configuring a remote control includes analyzing a log of events, maintained by the remote control, which indicate how the remote control and the devices it controls are used by a user. Once the analysis is performed, the system and method can suggest alternative configurations of the remote control to the user.
Logitech Europe S.a.


08/04/16
20160225133 

Interactive system, remote controller and operating method thereof


There is provided an interactive system, which includes a remote controller. The remote controller is equipped with a camera to capture an operating frame having a user image and a background image therein; and a processing unit to analyze the operating frame to identify a user image section and a background image section within the operating frame corresponding to the user image and the background image respectively, wherein the processing unit generates a movement information of the remote controller according to intensity distributions of the user image section and the background image section..
Pixart Imaging Inc.


08/04/16
20160224196 

Remote control apparatus, remote control system, information processing remote control apparatus, and program


A remote control apparatus includes a display panel, an operation detector detecting an operation of touching the display panel, a remote controller remotely controlling an electronic apparatus in accordance with the touch operation, an item selection unit allowing a user to select a selection item in the display panel, a touch operation determination unit comparing a duration time of an operation of touching the selection item with a predetermined threshold value, a detailed information obtaining unit obtaining detailed information on the selection item from the electronic apparatus when the duration time is smaller than the threshold value, a related information obtaining unit obtaining related information on the selection item using the selection item as a searching condition from an external service apparatus when the duration time is equal to or larger than the threshold value, and a display controller controlling display of the detailed information or the related information.. .
Sony Corporation


08/04/16
20160224134 

Display apparatus and control method thereof


A display apparatus including a display configured to display a pointing object, a communicator configured to perform communication with a remote control device which recognizes a movement and transmits a signal corresponding to the recognized movement, and a processor configured to control a moving state of the pointing object based on the signal received from the remote control device. The processor controls the moving state of the pointing object according to a relative coordinate method for a first area where a screen of the display is included, and controls the moving state of the pointing object according to an absolute coordinate method for a second area outside the first area..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


08/04/16
20160224120 

Virtual remote control apparatus and method thereof


A virtual remote control apparatus for controlling an electronic device, including: a photographed information collection unit which receives photographed information from the a photography device; a user detection unit which detects a motion of a user by analyzing the photographed information; a hand motion recognition unit which recognizes a first hand of both hands as a panel and a second hand as a control means by analyzing the photographed information, and creates control information according to a movement of the control means placed above the panel; and a control unit which operates the hand motion recognition unit when sensing information that informs detection of the user is received from the user detection unit, creates a control command corresponding to the control information received from the hand motion recognition unit so as to control the electronic device.. .
Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute Of Science And Technology


08/04/16
20160224019 

System for mounting an annular component on a shaft


A system for mounting an annular component on a shaft, comprising (a) a hydraulic nut having an annular coaxial cavity and a ring-like piston, displaceable within the cavity; (b) a displacement sensor for providing a displacement signal indicating the axial displacement of the piston within the cavity; (c) a wireless displacement transmitter for transmitting the displacement signal; (d) a pressure sensor for providing a pressure signal indicating a pressure within the cavity; (e) a wireless pressure transmitter for transmitting the pressure signal; (f) a pump arranged to pump fluid into the cavity; and (g) a remote control device having a communications device arranged to receive transmitted pressure and displacement signals, wherein the remote control device is arranged to output control information for controlling the pump.. .
Aktiebolaget Skf


08/04/16
20160223997 

Remote control system, in-home device, relay apparatus, device management method, and program


A remote control system (100) includes a home appliance (10) and a relay device (20, 30) for relaying transmission of an operation instruction for controlling the home appliance (10). The home appliance (10) includes a first detector for detecting a communication interruption on a first communication line (41, 42) for transmission of the operation instruction from the relay device (20, 30) to the home appliance (10), a receiver for receiving, from the relay device, an interruption signal indicating a communication interruption on a second communication line (42, 43) for transmitting the operation instruction from a communication device to the relay device (20, 30), and a state changer for changing a state of the home appliance in accordance with a duration of at least one of the communication interruption detected by the first detector or the communication interruption indicated by the interruption signal.
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation


08/04/16
20160220673 

Light-activatable polymeric nanoparticles


The present subject matter relates to light-activatable polymeric nanoparticles (nps) for the transportation and release of an active substance, methods for obtain said particles and their uses. A light-activatable nanoparticle for the transportation and release of an active substance, comprising a polycation preferably a polimer polycation, a polyanion and a light-sensitive photochrome attached to the polycation or the polyanion, wherein said photochrome is hydrophobic and suitable to photo-cleave when activated by an irradiation source, generating a negative charge and releasing the active substance.
Cnc - Centro De NeurociÊncias E Biologia Celular


08/04/16
20160220373 

Penile prosthetic assembly having selectively controlled vibratory unit


A penile prosthetic assembly includes at least one cylinder made from a medical grade material that is configured for surgical implantation within the corpora chambers of a penis. A vibratory unit attached to the at least one cylinder includes a motor connected to a portable power source, such as at least one battery.

08/04/16
20160220097 

Remote controller for balloon controlling device and endoscope system


A remote controller includes a first balloon operation section, a second balloon operation section, a first balloon state display section, and a second balloon state display section. Each of the first and second balloon operation sections performs a pressing operation to swell or contract a balloon.
Fujifilm Corporation


08/04/16
20160219867 

Waterfowl decoy device


A waterfowl decoy device provides remote control to raise and lower decoys attached to a moving hub such that the decoys simulate flight. The device includes a hub and a support arm coupled to the hub.

08/04/16
20160219865 

Remote controlled motion activated water repellant system and method


A motion activated water repellant sprinkler device for repelling animals that can be remotely controlled is provided. When the device is in on mode, the user can remotely adjust the sensitivity setting of the motion detector, set a time period for which the sprinkler will continually spray, and turn off the device so that the user can approach the device without being sprayed.
Woodstream Corporation


07/28/16
20160219682 

Remote control for a wireless load control system (as amended)


A remote control for a wireless load control system, the remote control comprising: a housing having a front surface and an outer periphery defined by a length and a width; an actuator provided at the front surface of the housing; a wireless transmitter contained within the housing; and a controller contained within the housing and coupled to the wireless transmitter for causing transmission of a wireless signal in response to an actuation of the actuator, the wireless transmitter and the controller adapted to be powered by a battery contained within the housing; wherein the length and the width of the housing are slightly smaller than a length and a width of a standard opening of a faceplate, respectively, such that the outer periphery of the housing is adapted to be received within the standard opening of the faceplate when the housing and the faceplate are mounted to a vertical surface.. .
Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.


07/28/16
20160219669 

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.


07/28/16
20160219430 

System and remotely controlling mobile communication devices


A system for remotely controlling mobile communication devices includes a redirection system, a remote control system and a mobile data communication device. The redirection system detects a triggering event at a host system and in response to the triggering event continuously redirects data items from the host system to a wireless network.
Blackberry Limited


07/28/16
20160219416 

Remote control of separate audio streams with audio authentication


A process for remote control of audio streams, including capturing and digitizing a broadcasted audio stream for an event, sending the captured audio stream of the event to a server based program, providing control functions to users for processing the audio stream according to user preferences, providing internet appliance applications to users for accessing the control functions on the server, and authenticating users to the server who are authorized to use the control functions on the server on the captured audio stream for the event.. .

07/28/16
20160219341 

Dynamic adjustment of electronic program guide displays based on viewer preferences for minimizing navigation in vod program selection


Items of video content offered for viewing on a video-on-demand (vod) platform of a digital tv service provider are each assigned a respective title and hierarchical address corresponding to hierarchically-arranged categories and subcategories within which the title for the video content is to be categorized. The title is listed in a location of an electronic program guide (epg) using the same categories and subcategories as its hierarchical address.
Broadband Itv, Inc.


07/28/16
20160219340 

Dynamic adjustment of electronic program guide displays based on viewer preferences for minimizing navigation in vod program selection


Items of video content offered for viewing on a video-on-demand (vod) platform of a digital tv service provider are each assigned a respective title and hierarchical address corresponding to hierarchically-arranged categories and subcategories within which the title for the video content is to be categorized. The title is listed in a location of an electronic program guide (epg) using the same categories and subcategories as its hierarchical address.
Broadband Itv, Inc.


07/28/16
20160219253 

Diving photographing system and diving photographing device thereof


The present disclosure provides a diving photographing device. The diving photographing device includes a base for mounting a diving photographing apparatus, a first handle and a second handle arranged on the base to be handheld by a user, a remote control device arranged in the diving photographing device for remote control of the diving photographing apparatus; the remote control device includes a triggering switch arranged on the first handle and being operable by a user and a remote control circuit board connected to the triggering switch; and the triggering switch is wirelessly connected to the diving photographing apparatus.
Shenzhen Aee Technology Co., Ltd


07/28/16
20160219175 

Image forming apparatus, image forming system, remote control method and non-transitory computer-readable recording medium encoded with remote control program


An image forming apparatus includes a communication circuit capable of, in the case where an operation mode is any of a driving mode and a power saving mode, communicating with a remote operation device, a sleep transition portion to switch the operation mode to the power saving mode, a setting portion to set setting information in accordance with a remote operation command received from the remote operation device, a process execution portion to, in the case where the remote operation command received corresponds to an execution instruction operation, execute a process in accordance with the set setting information, and a recovery portion to maintain the operation mode in the power saving mode, and to, only in the case where the communication circuit receives the remote operation command corresponding to the execution instruction operation, switch the operation mode to the driving mode.. .
Konica Minolta, Inc.


07/28/16
20160219161 

Image processing system, image processing device, terminal device and non-transitory readable recording medium


An image processing system comprises: an image processing device capable of displaying a screen; and a terminal device that communicates with the image processing device and operates the image processing device via a remote control. The image processing device sends the screen to the terminal device, thereby enabling the terminal device to display the screen, and determines an application to run on the terminal device based on the screen and sends application running information specified by the determination result or cooperative application information corresponding to the application running information, to the terminal device.
Epas


07/28/16
20160217684 

Remote control system for medical apparatus


An apparatus comprising a wireless communication device for enabling the remote control of a medical apparatus. The apparatus includes a remote control enable device comprising a transmitter and one or more switches, actuatable by enable buttons.
Ion Beam Applications, S.a.


07/28/16
20160217408 

Multi-dimensional command center


A command center provides ad-hoc search and navigation through different dimensional topic levels that allow users to better analyze and correlate data. The command center not only generates and displays content and metrics associated with an event, but can also generate and display real-time content and metrics for other topics, products, and/or services related to a currently displayed topic.
Tigerlogic Corporation


07/28/16
20160216700 

Methods for controlling appliances using scripted switches and buttons


A method and system allowing for the use of traditional buttons and switches to operate sophisticated features of smart appliances when a smartphone, a tablet, or a computer is not available is provided. Wall switches with existing wiring in a building or buttons on appliances can be used when a smartphone or other remote controlling devices are not available.

07/28/16
20160216153 

Remote control systems that can distinguish stray light sources


remote control systems that can distinguish predetermined light sources from stray light sources, e.g., environmental light sources and/or reflections are provided. The predetermined light sources can be disposed in asymmetric substantially linear or two-dimensional patterns.
Apple Inc.


07/28/16
20160214839 

Portable electronic vehicle lift


A portable electronic vehicle jack is provided. The present invention provides a vehicle lifting device including a telescoping hydraulic cylinder disposed inside a portable housing, wherein a piston is extendable and retractable therefrom.

07/28/16
20160214717 

Combination of unmanned aerial vehicles and the method and system to engage in multiple applications


This invention relates to an unmanned aerial vehicle hereinafter called “mother uav” member (11) capable of carrying modules of sub unmanned aerial vehicle members (12) hereinafter called “sub uav” member. More particularly, the method and system that is capable of communicating via satellite and remote control technology wherein ejecting said sub uav members (12) from the mother uav member (11) wherein sub uav members (12) autonomously fly in sequence in a coordinated manner with the mother uav member (11), and capable of engaging in multiple missions in high, medium, low altitude, and surface, also communication with under sea submarines (27).

07/28/16
20160214713 

Unmanned aerial vehicle with lights, audio and video


An unmanned aerial vehicle (i.e., drone) has a main body having top and bottom halves shaped to resemble beverage bottle caps, and hinged to one another in a clamshell arrangement to surround an interior compartment. The main body is mounted on a landing gear structure having at least two support legs.

07/28/16
20160214693 

Submersible remote controlled vehicle


An underwater powered observation system that includes a submersible vehicle assembly with a camera and an on board source of electrical power that receives propulsion directions via a miniature multi-conductor cable connected to a color monitor integral to a control unit. The submersible vehicle assembly is powered by an onboard rechargeable battery that energizes both horizontal and vertical thrusters to guide and move the vehicle assembly through the water from directions communicated by the control unit.

07/28/16
20160214573 

Access control system for a motor vehicle


An access control system for activating functionalities of a motor vehicle using a remote control includes: the remote control; an access control unit located in the motor vehicle, configured to communicate with the remote control via radiofrequency signals; one or more components for locating a user via a location of the remote control by determining the position of the remote control in an environment close to the motor vehicle or inside the motor vehicle, the environment being divided into a plurality of predetermined zones; one or more components for associating the determined position of the remote control with a single zone of the plurality of predetermined zones; and a detection unit, the detection unit being configured to detect a control event, the control event being provided for activation of at least one functionality of the motor vehicle.. .
Johnson Controls Automotive Electronics Sas


07/28/16
20160214041 

Remote control faucet filter system


A faucet filter system is connected to a water supply line, and includes a manifold connectable to the supply line and providing selective fluid communication with the supply line and a filter apparatus in fluid communication with the manifold, at least one remote actuated valve is associated with the manifold and configured for controlling water flow in the manifold to the filter apparatus when filtered water is desired. A wireless controller is disposed remotely from the filter apparatus and the manifold and is configured for actuating the valve between a first position, in which water flows from the water supply conduit through a faucet inlet, and a second position, in which water flows from the water supply conduit, to the filter apparatus, through the filter outlet and through the faucet inlet.
Culligan International Company


07/28/16
20160213955 

Powered air-purifying respirator


A powered air purifying respirator (papr) for delivering a forced flow of filtered air to a wearer is disclosed. The papr comprises a turbo unit with turbo unit components including a fan, an electric motor, and an electronic control unit having a wireless electronic control transceiver, the fan being driven by the electric motor under the control of the electronic control unit and the electronic control unit being configured to send and receive information via the electronic control transceiver; a turbo unit power source that provides power to the turbo unit components; a turbo remote control unit having a wireless turbo remote control transceiver; at least one turbo status indicator unit, adapted to indicate a current operating status of the turbo unit and/or turbo unit components, having a wireless turbo status transceiver; wherein at least one of the turbo remote control unit and turbo status indicator unit is remote from the turbo unit, and wherein at least two of the electronic control transceiver, the turbo remote control transceiver and the turbo status transceiver are in wireless communication with each other..
3m Innovative Properties Company


07/21/16
20160212576 

Sensor having an integrated zigbee® device for communication with zigbee® enabled appliances to control and monitor zigbee® enabled appliances


A sensor device integrates zigbee® technology into power switch device to provide monitoring and control of power usage, as well as operational control of connected devices. The sensor device uses a power line communication (plc) network to transfer collected data and to provide remote control capability to connected appliances.
Asoka Usa Corporation


07/21/16
20160212492 

Systems and methods for automatically modifying functionality of an actuator


Systems and methods are described herein for enabling a viewer to quickly toggle through related media assets without having to remove their attention from any given media assets. For example, if a user is watching a soccer game but wants to switch between two or more other soccer games the user is interested in, the user's remote control device may be automatically reprogrammed to allow the user to switch between soccer games at the touch of a numbered button on the remote control that corresponds to a different soccer game, rather than having to open up a program guide to learn what channel the different soccer game is playing on.
Rovi Guides, Inc.


07/21/16
20160212490 

Dynamic adjustment of electronic program guide displays based on viewer preferences for minimizing navigation in vod program selection


Items of video content offered for viewing on a video-on-demand (vod) platform of a digital tv service provider are each assigned a respective title and hierarchical address corresponding to hierarchically-arranged categories and subcategories within which the title for the video content is to be categorized. The title is listed in a location of an electronic program guide (epg) using the same categories and subcategories as its hierarchical address.
Broadband Itv, Inc.


07/21/16
20160211576 

Two-way antenna mounting bracket and assembly with independently adjustable electromechanical antenna tilt and azimuthal steering for beam reshaping


An assembly for a mobile communications antenna system includes a bracket assembly onto which an antenna array is mounted. The bracket assembly includes a steering arrangement configured to provide angular adjustment of an antenna beam azimuth, and an electromechanical tilting arrangement configured to adjust a tilt position of the antenna array.
Outthink Technologies Llc


07/21/16
20160210157 

Multimedia terminal for vehicle and data processing method thereof


A data processing method of a multimedia terminal for a vehicle includes booting, by an integration micom, a guest operation system according to a wakeup command received from a modem included in the multimedia terminal for the vehicle. The integration micom is physically independent from a main central processing unit (cpu).
Hyundai Motor Company


07/21/16
20160209733 

Holder for mobile devices to take self-portraits or selfies remotely


A holder for mobile devices with camera including phones or tablets for taking self-portraits or selfies remotely. The holder device comprises of a receptacle to insert and clamp securely a mobile device, where the clamping also establishes an electronic connection between the holder device and the mobile device.

07/21/16
20160209185 

Remote control target and use


A remote control target and method of using same is provided. A remote control target is used outdoors or at an indoor shooting range and guided over terrain by a remote control.

07/21/16
20160209073 

Air-conditioning remote controller and air-conditioning system


An air-conditioning remote controller allowing a user to intuitively grasp a setting status of an air-conditioner and to use the controller commonly between a plurality of models of the main body of the air-conditioners, the air-conditioning remote controller including an input unit to input setting values for setting items relating to air-conditioning control, and a display unit having a predetermined area to display a plurality of icons thereon and displaying setting values and icons depending on the number of taps, wherein the display unit changes the number of displayable icons depending on the number of taps for the main body of the air-conditioner controlled using the setting values, and also displays the icons with the larger size per tap as the number of the icons in the air-conditioner is getting smaller.. .
Hitachi Appliances, Inc.


07/21/16
20160208470 

Automatic popup device


An automatic popup device assembly that electromechanically opens and closes a sink drain stopper plug. The device operates from within a waterproof capsulated cartridge that seamlessly attaches to a standard water drain pipe assembly.

07/21/16
20160206809 

Patch-sized fluid delivery systems and methods


A patch-sized fluid delivery device may include a reusable portion and a disposable portion. The disposable portion may include components that come into contact with the fluid, while the reusable portion may include only components that do not come into contact with the fluid.
Deka Products Limited Partnership


07/21/16
20160206808 

Patch-sized fluid delivery systems and methods


A patch-sized fluid delivery device may include a reusable portion and a disposable portion. The disposable portion may include components that come into contact with the fluid, while the reusable portion may include only components that do not come into contact with the fluid.
Deka Products Limited Partnership


07/21/16
20160205921 

Remote controlled battery powered duck decoy


A remote control decoy having a hollow shell in the shape and appearance, when viewed above a waterline, of a waterfowl. A boat-like hull with an open top and blunted front end is affixed to an underside of the hollow shell such that the boat-like hull rides below the waterline..
Xxtreme Waterfowl R/c Llc


07/14/16
20160205745 

Automatic configuration of a load control device


A load control system for controlling an electrical load may include a sensor, a remote control, and a load control device. The remote control may comprise a button and may be configured to wirelessly transmit a digital message in response to an actuation of the button.
Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.


07/14/16
20160205440 

Information processing apparatus, television receiver, information processing method, program, and information processing system


There is provided an information processing apparatus including an operation section which performs remote control of a television receiver, and a content information acquisition section which acquires content information related to content provided by the television receiver, and causes a storage section to store the content information.. .
Sony Corporation


07/14/16
20160204952 

Method, control terminal, and system for controlling electronic device


A method for controlling an electronic device. The method comprises: a control terminal starting a service of a self-organizing network, and initializing and displaying an information table of electronic devices currently on the self-organizing network; sending, based on an electronic device selected from the electronic device information table by a user, an update request to the electronic device through a network route of the self-organizing network; receiving device function information fed back by the electronic device according to the update request, and establishing a function calling table according to the device function information; and displaying a control ui of the remote control terminal according to the function calling table and sending an execution instruction to the electronic device according to a function item selected by the user.
Shenzhen Tcl New Technology Co., Ltd


07/14/16
20160204859 

Efficient address assignment in coded lighting positioning systems


Remote controllers, positioning systems, and methods configured for the efficient assignment of addresses in a coded lighting positioning system are proposed. Particularly, a proposed remote controller comprises a receiver for receiving coded light from a light source in a coded lighting positioning system, where the coded light comprises an initial light source identifier of the light source.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


07/14/16
20160203710 

Remote control device


A remote control device includes a housing and an upper element. The top surface of the upper element can be partitioned to include different frictionally engaging surfaces.
Apple Inc.


07/14/16
20160203708 

Apparatus, systems, and methods for configuring devices to accept and process remote control commands


A particular device may configure one or more of other devices to accept and execute remote control commands from the particular device's remote control unit. This may be performed via one or more various communication links between the devices on that enables the devices to communicate with each other.
Echostar Technologies L.l.c.


07/14/16
20160203707 

Remote control using passive components


A remote control for one or more technical devices includes: a passive or active radiofrequency identification (rfid) transponder, configured to be triggered by a switching contact physically touched by a user, in order to transmit data to control the one or more technical devices.. .
Deutsche Telekom Ag


07/14/16
20160203705 

Remote control device and controller


The present invention relates to a remote control device (10), comprising one or more command buttons, each of which, when operated, directly or indirectly generates a command signal. The device includes a determination module (20) for determining a button-held-time parameter associated with the operation of a command button; and a transmitting module (18) that is configured to transmit the button-held-time parameter in association with the command signal..
Automatice Technology (australia) Pty Ltd


07/14/16
20160203343 

Secured kvm system having remote controller-indicator


A secure peripheral switching system comprises a secure peripheral switch remotely coupled to a secure remote controller-indicator, wherein the secure peripheral switch is capable of interfacing with at least two coupled host computers while ensuring data isolation among said at least two coupled host computers, said secure peripheral switch comprising a first interface circuitry to securely link the secure peripheral switch with said secure remote controller-indicator; and a secure remote controller-indicator. The secure remote controller-indicator comprises a second interface circuitry to securely link said secure remote controller-indicator with said secure peripheral switch; a control function capable of enabling a remote user control of said coupled secure peripheral switch; an indication function capable of providing a remote user indications of coupled secure peripheral switch; and an anti-tampering circuitry to detect physical tampering event and report such event to said secure peripheral switch..
Hige Sec Labs Ltd.


07/14/16
20160201389 

System and manual and motorized manipulation of an architectural covering


An architectural covering is presented that can be manually moved as well as moved through motorized manipulation. The system includes a header, a bottom bar and shade material and suspension cords extending therebetween.
Qmotion Incorporated


07/14/16
20160199865 

Remote controlled motion activated water repellant system and method


A motion activated water repellant sprinkler device for repelling animals that can be remotely controlled is provided. When the device is in on mode, the user can remotely adjust the sensitivity setting of the motion detector, set a time period for which the sprinkler will continually spray, and turn off the device so that the user can approach the device without being sprayed.
Woodstream Corporation


07/14/16
20160199245 

Rehabilitation device


The invention pertains to a device for rehabilitating patients especially with peripheral nervous system paralysis. The rehabilitation device comprising a remote control terminal, a base, an arm mounted to a column with adjustable height containing an motor propelling the arm and at least two electrodes of the electromyography (emg) sensor according to the invention is characteristic in that the actuator (7) enables the extension (4) to move within the angular range of 360°, while the emg signal from the sensor connected to the muscle or muscles of the patient is transmitted to the network of the motor controlling module (2) and then further by radio or cable connection to a remote control terminal (1)..
Egzotech Spolka Z O.o.


07/07/16
20160198547 

Intelligent light control system and light switch apparatus with function of power meter


An intelligent light control system has an electronic device and a light switch apparatus with a function of a power meter. The electronic device generates a remote control command or a read command based on a user's operation.
Luxul Technology Incorporation


07/07/16
20160198235 

Message processing method, device, gateway, stb and iptv


Provided are a message processing method, a device, a gateway, a set-top box (stb) and an internet protocol television (iptv) system. The gateway is connected with a network where the stb is located and connected with a network where a terminal is located, can communicate with the stb and the terminal, and is configured to forward a message between the stb and the terminal.
Zte Corporation


07/07/16
20160198224 

Television system, television set and remote controller


In response to an operation such as power-on or power-off, channel change and sound volume change, a television set combined with a personal computer automatically makes e-mail with information in a predetermined format indicative of the operation attached. The e-mail is automatically sent to another television set to inform the other television set of operation of the own television set.
Nl Giken Incorporated


07/07/16
20160198213 

Display providing enhanced electronic program guide and controlling the same


A network device can include a tuner configured to receive audio and video data of at least one broadcast program, a network interface configured to receive at least one thumbnail image corresponding the at least one broadcast program, a user interface configured to receive a first command for executing an electronic program guide from a remote controller, and a controller configured to output a signal for displaying the electronic program guide in response to the first command. Also, the electronic program guide can include the at least one thumbnail image within a designated time zone..
Lg Electronics Inc.


07/07/16
20160198211 

Ir pairing for rf4ce remote controls


Systems, apparatus, and methods for pairing information appliance devices, such as set-top boxes and/or set-back boxes (the “set-top/back boxes”), to wireless remote control devices. The systems, apparatus, and methods allow the pairing between a set-top/back box and a remote control device to be made to be stateless, thereby facilitating the arbitration of subsequent pairings of the remote control device with one or more set-top/back boxes on a communications network, by a server computer communicably coupled to the respective set-top/back boxes over the communications network..
Time Warner Cable Enterprises Llc


07/07/16
20160198081 

Method and system for providing remote control from a remote client computer


A method and system for remotely controlling a device via a computer network is provided. A client computer generates a client difference program indicative of a change of a state of the device last received from a server computer and transmits the same to the server computer.
Calgary Scientific Inc.


07/07/16
20160197932 

Vehicle module update, protection and diagnostics


Updating, protecting, diagnosing and/or otherwise managing a server, module or other analogous device(s) included on a vehicle for the purposes of facilitating a vehicle related operation is contemplated. A local controller physical connected or otherwise associated with to the vehicle may be employed to implement the contemplated processes, optionally at the direction of a remote controller or other master controller having capabilities sufficient to provide corresponding instructions thereto..
Movimento Group


07/07/16
20160197772 

System and implementing internet of things (iot) remote control applications


A platform, apparatus and method for internet of things implementations for controlling electronic equipment. For example, one embodiment of a system comprises: an internet of things (iot) hub comprising a network interface to couple the iot hub to an iot service over a wide area network (wan), and at least one iot device communicatively coupled to the iot hub over a wireless communication channel, the iot device comprising an infrared (ir) or radio frequency (rf) blaster to control specified electronics equipment via ir or rf communication with the electronics equipment, the iot device further comprising at least one sensor to detect current conditions associated with the operation of the electronics equipment, the iot device to transmit an indication of the current conditions to the iot hub over the wireless communication channel; and the iot hub comprising a remote control code database to store remote control codes usable to control the electronics equipment, the iot hub further comprising control logic to generate remote control commands using the remote control codes, the remote control commands selected by the control logic in response to the current conditions and input from an end user provided via a user device, the iot hub to transmit the commands to the iot device over the wireless communication channel; and the iot device to responsively transmit the commands to the electronics equipment to control the electronics equipment..
Kiban Labs, Inc.


07/07/16
20160196938 

Remote controlled switch cover


A light switch cover for converting a standard toggle switch into a remote-controlled toggle switch. In one embodiment, the light switch cover comprises a switch toggle member for acting upon a toggle light switch member to place the toggle light switch member into either an on position or an off position, a gear train coupled to the switch toggle member that causes the switch toggle member to act upon the toggle light switch member, an electric motor, coupled to the gear train, for driving the gear train in a first direction to cause the switch toggle member to place the toggle light switch member into the on position, and for driving the gear train in a second direction to cause the switch toggle member to place the toggle light switch member into the off position, motor driving circuitry coupled to the electric motor, a receiver for receiving signals that cause actuation of the standard toggle switch, and processing circuitry coupled to the receiver and the motor driving circuitry that causes the light switch cover to receive a signal to turn the toggle switch into the on position and, in response, causing the electric motor to rotate in a direction to cause the switch toggle member to place the toggle light switch member into the on position..
Ecolink Intelligent Technology, Inc.


07/07/16
20160196741 

Remote control system


Provided is a remote control system with which leakage current flowing in a switch can be reduced so that power consumption can be reduced. The remote control system includes a portable information terminal, a server, and an electric device.
Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.


07/07/16
20160196740 

Apparatus and auto-pairing of remote controller using nfc tag


Provided are an apparatus and a method for auto-pairing of a remote controller using an nfc tag. In the nfc tag, a flag indicating whether to pair the nfc tag, identification information of the remote controller and security information are stored and transmitted to an nfc receiver of a controlled device upon tagging.
Pachem Korea Co., Ltd.




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