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Smart television system and turn-on and turn-off method thereof

Mstar Semiconductor

Smart television system and turn-on and turn-off method thereof

Method for controlling bidirectional remote controller and bidirectional remote controller implementing the method

Samsung Electronics

Method for controlling bidirectional remote controller and bidirectional remote controller implementing the method

Method for controlling bidirectional remote controller and bidirectional remote controller implementing the method

Thomson Licensing

Method and apparatus for interference mitigation in a wireless home gateway interface


Date/App# patent app List of recent Remote Control-related patents
07/23/15
20150208129 
 Method and  operating television application patent thumbnailMethod and operating television application
A method and a device for operating a television application are provided. The method includes: starting an application editing mode of a television; detecting whether a first icon displayed on a screen of the television is selected; if the first icon is selected, detecting whether a designated key on a remote controller of the television is pressed down; and if the designated key on the remote controller of the television is pressed down, moving the first icon, or adding a first application corresponding to the first icon into a folder..
Xiaomi Inc.


07/23/15
20150208124 
 Smart television system and turn-on and turn-off method thereof patent thumbnailSmart television system and turn-on and turn-off method thereof
A smart television, and a turn-off method and a turn-on method for the smart television system are provided. The smart television system includes a remote controller and a smart television.
Mstar Semiconductor, Inc.


07/23/15
20150208114 
 Method for controlling bidirectional remote controller and bidirectional remote controller implementing the method patent thumbnailMethod for controlling bidirectional remote controller and bidirectional remote controller implementing the method
A method for controlling a bidirectional remote controller is provided. The method includes receiving, at the bidirectional remote controller, menu information from a display apparatus; generating, at the bidirectional remote controller, a menu screen based on the received menu information for controlling the display apparatus; and displaying the generated menu screen on a display of the bidirectional remote controller..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


07/23/15
20150208028 
 Method and  interference mitigation in a wireless home gateway interface patent thumbnailMethod and interference mitigation in a wireless home gateway interface
The invention relates to a wireless home gateway apparatus and methods of wirelessly delivering audio and/or video programs between a home gateway and a client device and to interference mitigation techniques on such system. Specifically, the invention relates to transmitting an audio video program on a first channel, receiving a control signal from a remote control indicating interference on said first channel, changing the transmission channel to a second channel, and transmitting data indicating said second channel to said remote control..
Thomson Licensing


07/23/15
20150208018 
 Sensor means for television receiver patent thumbnailSensor means for television receiver
An electric and electronic sensor for selecting high resolution multi-medial operative programs and functions, connected to an interface device (2) for an appliance for processing a plurality of high resolution multi-medial operative programs and functions, integrated with a television receiver screen (7), for setting, performing such multi-medial operative programs and functions for personal computers and television receivers, and displaying them on the video screen (7). The sensor includes a set of sensors (12-18) connected to a microprocessor (1) of the interface device (2) and adapted to select the operative programs and function by the spaced away movements and gestures of the user, without the user directly manipulating the various sensor circuits and/or utilizing remote control apparatus, and also by not pressing, touching or skimming any device interacting with these sensor circuits..

07/23/15
20150208013 
 Methods and systems for ignoring unintentional key presses patent thumbnailMethods and systems for ignoring unintentional key presses
Various arrangements are described for ignoring inadvertent remote control key presses. A remote control may detect multiple key presses associated with various commands.
Echostar Technologies, L.l.c.


07/23/15
20150208012 
 Multi-purpose handheld electronic command and control device with ergonomic features patent thumbnailMulti-purpose handheld electronic command and control device with ergonomic features
A multi-purpose handheld electronic device with ergonomic features for a handheld device is described. This device may be configured or reconfigured for multiple uses that may include a remote control device, a wifi phone device, a gaming device, a data entry and data display device, and a video display device.

07/23/15
20150207626 
 Communication secured between a medical device and its remote control device patent thumbnailCommunication secured between a medical device and its remote control device
The invention comprises a medical assembly composed by a medical device and a remote control which communicate in a secure and wireless manner. The remote control is connected to at least one security token.
Debiotech S.a.


07/23/15
20150206424 
 Wireless multi-function remote control device patent thumbnailWireless multi-function remote control device
A portable remote control device (100) for a radio is housed within a key fob housing (102). The key fob housing (102) camouflages a plurality of radio interface functions..
Motorola Solutions, Inc


07/23/15
20150206366 
 Electronic device operation using remote user biometrics patent thumbnailElectronic device operation using remote user biometrics
An electronic device having at least one operational setting, such as a power setting, with at least a first state and a second state. The electronic device may also include an access controller that can receive state data and authorization data from an external source such as a remote control.
Apple Inc.


07/23/15
20150205881 

Remote management and access of databases, services and devices associated with a mobile terminal


Apparatus, method and computer products are provided for remote network access and management of mobile terminals. The mobile terminal executes a web server application that allows remote network devices to access the mobile terminal.
Nokia Corporation


07/23/15
20150205623 

Device configuration for multiple users using remote user biometrics


An electronic device receives data associated with at least one biometric detected by a sensor of a remote control device. The biometric may be at least one fingerprint, retinal scan, facial image, and/or any other biometric.
Apple Inc.


07/23/15
20150205622 

Device configuration with multiple profiles for a single user using remote user biometrics


An electronic device receives data associated with at least one biometric detected by a sensor of a remote control device that is operable to transmit one or more instructions to the electronic device. A profile for a user associated with the data is determined out of a number of profiles for the user based on the data.
Apple Inc.


07/23/15
20150204562 

Air-conditioning apparatus and support system of the same


When a user thinks “is it a malfunction?” and wants to relieve this doubt and worry, the user first pushes a menu button 83b on the remote control 80 and further pushes a minus button 83c or a plus button 83a to set the cursor on the “in a case such as . .
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation


07/23/15
20150204340 

Brushless dc motor fan controlled either remotely or by conducting wire


A fan is provided with a brushless dc motor; a controller assembly mounted in the brushless dc motor and electrically connected to the motor; a control electrically connected to the controller assembly; and a remote control. The controller assembly includes a filter, a full-wave rectifier electrically connected to the filter for converting ac into dc, a motor controller electrically interconnected the full-wave rectifier and the brushless dc motor, a wire control module electrically connected the control, a microprocessor electrically connected to the wire control module, a control ic electrically interconnected the motor controller and the microprocessor, and a remote control module electrically connected to the control.
Perfect Union Co., Ltd.


07/23/15
20150204113 

Remote control for vehicles


A remote control device for a vehicle includes an interior handle coupling lever that rotates in accordance with manipulation of an interior manipulating handle, an exterior handle coupling lever that rotates in accordance with manipulation of an exterior manipulating handle, and a switch device. The switch device includes an interior manipulation detector for detecting rotation of the interior manipulating handle, an exterior manipulation detector for detecting rotation of the exterior manipulating handle, and wiring members each having a detector connection terminal and an external connection terminal connected to the interior manipulation detector or the exterior manipulation detector.
Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha


07/23/15
20150203193 

Method and system for the powered self push back of an aircraft


A powered self push back method and system for an aircraft are provided to move an aircraft on the ground safely during push back without assistance from an external tug vehicle or the aircraft main engines. The method employs constant cooperative communication and signals between the pilot and the ground crew during the push back process to ensure that push back of the aircraft is safe, efficient, and reduces aircraft turnaround time.

07/23/15
20150202540 

Ground vehicle-like control for remote control aircraft


A hand-held radio transmit controller for remotely controlling an aircraft, and a method for controlling a remote control aircraft offering ground vehicle-like control.. .
Traxxas Lp


07/23/15
20150202073 

Head and cervical spine position articulating device


An articulating device to position the head and spine during imaging and treatment of a patient. The device provides mechanism to lock a patient's head using a posterior head support, and anterior face mask or a nose depressor.
Aktina Corp.


07/23/15
20150201548 

Manure agitation boat


Apparatus and methods for mixing the contents of manure storage lagoons. Remotely controlled floating agitation vessels are provided.
Hydro Operating, Llc


07/16/15
20150201441 

Method and device for achieving remote manipulation


Convenient for the remote control.. .

07/16/15
20150201147 

Reminder dialog presentation and behavior


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


07/16/15
20150201066 

In-vehicle device, control method thereof, and remote control system


An input/output limitation information storage unit stores input/output limitation information in which limitation processing for limiting operation input to the application and display output from the application is prescribed by associating the limitation processing with the application. A determination unit acquires a vehicle state of a vehicle, and determines the limitation processing to be applied to the operation input to the application and the display output from the application on the basis of the application running on the terminal device, the vehicle state, and the input/output limitation information.
Clarion Co., Ltd.


07/16/15
20150200728 

Scheme for remote control of the output power of a transmitter in a smart sfp transceiver


A scheme is described for remote control of the output power of a transmitter in a smart sfp (or sfp+, or xfp) duplex (or bidi, or swbidi) transceiver in a communication system using an operating system with oam and pp functions, an oam, pp & payload processor, a transceiver, an optical power meter (optional), a bert, and an optical link in the field.. .
Oe Solutions Co., Ltd.


07/16/15
20150199900 

Display device


The present invention provides a display device comprising a display module, a wireless remote control device, a housing body, and a package body. The housing body surrounds the display module and includes a through hole penetrating through the housing body.
Top Victory Investments Ltd.


07/16/15
20150199899 

Remote control and communication remote control


A remote control for controlling a controllable device, including: an infrared transmitter that transmits information via infrared light; a wireless transceiver that transmits information by wireless communication via radio waves; a receiver that receives, from a user, control information to be transmitted to the controllable device; a wireless communication determination unit configured to determine whether wireless communication between the wireless transceiver and the controllable device is possible; and a control unit configured to select, based on a result of the determination by the wireless communication determination unit, one of the infrared transmitter and the wireless transceiver for transmission of the control information to the controllable device, and cause the selected one of the infrared transmitter and the wireless transceiver to transmit the control information to the controllable device.. .
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.


07/16/15
20150199898 

Remote control system for electric devices, signal conversion device, and control signal conversion devices


The invention discloses a remote control system for electric devices, a signal conversion device, and a control method for signal conversion devices. The signal conversion device may control an electric device according to a remote control signal including an identification code and a control command.
Kye Systems Corp.


07/16/15
20150199855 

Remote control of vehicular wireless router settings


A method of controlling a wireless hotspot at a vehicle includes receiving one or more wi-fi control variables along with a vehicle identity at a central facility; authenticating the received wi-fi control variables at the central facility using the vehicle identity; establishing a cellular connection between the central facility and a vehicle providing the wi-fi hotspot identified by the transmitted vehicle identity; and transmitting a command to change the wi-fi control variables from the central facility to the vehicle when the wi-fi control variables have been authenticated.. .
General Motors Llc


07/16/15
20150198936 

Controlling a machine in remote or autonomous mode


A system for controlling a machine may include a remote control (rc) input device configured to remotely initiate a rc enabled mode on the machine. The rc input device may subsequently establish a communication link with the machine when no other rc input device currently has a communication link with the machine.
Caterpillar Inc.


07/16/15
20150198347 

Wireless controller with gateway


remote control of energy consumption is realized using a readily installable, flexible approach. According to an example embodiment of the present invention, a remote source communicates with a wireless controller for executing energy usage control.
Honeywell International Inc.


07/16/15
20150198346 

Hvac control system and controlling an hvac system


A control system is configured to improve the efficiency of the heating and/or cooling equipment, and to aid in cutting costs associated with the running of the heating and/or cooling equipment. That is, to save the user on utility costs, while maintaining comfort within the space that is controlled.

07/16/15
20150197989 

Underwater drilling rig assembly and operating the underwater drilling rig assembly


An underwater drilling rig assembly includes a hull anchored to a sea floor with at least one anchoring component. Also included is a rig assembly disposed on the hull.
Conocophillips Company


07/16/15
20150197015 

Separable module type snake robot for providing seamless communication and operation the same


Disclosed is a snake robot for exploration and disclosed is a separable module type snake robot that configures an ad-hoc mesh network by separating a body part into multiple mobile relay modules according to a propagation situation to seamlessly transmit image information to a remote control center.. .
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute


07/16/15
20150196456 

Dockable remote control for portable spas


A waterproof, floatable and dockable remote control for controlling portable spa functions comprising a waterproof touch screen display and a sealed battery housing containing a battery rechargeable by wireless power transfer wherein the remote communicates over a wireless link with a spa-based controller and employs a graphic display system designed to maintain graphics responsiveness while extending battery life.. .
Watkins Manufacturing Corporation


07/09/15
20150195649 

Method for proximity based audio device selection


A method for devices to remote control and stream audio signals to nearby audio devices in a wireless network based audio system. The wireless audio devices are on a segregated wireless network set up by a network bridge connected to a home wireless router.
Flyover Innovations, Llc


07/09/15
20150195515 

Image display apparatus, driving method thereof, and image display method


An image display apparatus including an interface configured to receive a first control command from a first remote control apparatus and a second control command from a second remote control apparatus, an image processor configured to process a first content image corresponding to the received first control command and a second content image corresponding to the received second control command, a display, and a controller configured to, in response the first control command being received from the first remote control apparatus, control the image processor to process the first content image and control the display to display the processed first content image, in response to the second control command viewing being received from the second remote control apparatus while the processed first content image is displayed, control the image processor to process the second content image and control the display to display the processed first content image and the processed second content image in a multi-view viewing mode.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


07/09/15
20150195474 

Contextual, two way remote control


Methods and systems for allowing interaction between devices are described. At a first device, an application is executed.

07/09/15
20150194721 

Remote antenna deployment latch


A remote antenna deployment latch is disclosed. The remote antenna deployment latch includes a latch assembly having a latch pin movable to alternately secure an antenna in, and release the antenna from, a deployed position.
Raytheon Company


07/09/15
20150194051 

Handheld electronic apparatus, remote control method, home appliance system and home appliance apparatus


A handheld electronic apparatus, a remote control method, a home appliance system and a home appliance apparatus are disclosed. The handheld electronic apparatus comprises a network module, an orientation sensor, a touch display and a processor.
Wistron Corporation


07/09/15
20150194050 

Remote control device and method


The present invention relates to a method of controlling a device remotely and includes: transmitting a device selecting signal; receiving a response signal from a device to be controlled that receives the device selecting signal; identifying the device to be controlled by using the response signal; changing at least one of an angle of beam spread and direction of the device selecting signal if the identified device to be controlled is two or more in number; and generating a remote control signal by using device control information corresponding to the identified device to be controlled and transmitting the generated signal to the device to be controlled.. .
Intellectual Discovery Co., Ltd.


07/09/15
20150194048 

Universal remote


A universal remote control system and method for employing a centralized database for programming the universal remote control (urc) to control the operation of appliance(s). The appliance(s) may or may not be made by different manufactures.

07/09/15
20150194047 

Contextual, two way remote control


Methods and systems for allowing interaction between devices are described. At a first device, an application is executed.

07/09/15
20150193143 

Systems and methods for fast keyboard entry using a remote control in video conferencing and other applications


Systems and methods for performing data entry in videoconferencing and other systems that use remote controls and other non keyboard-based user interface devices. In some embodiments, the keys of a numeric keypad are associated with letters and symbols, such that when a number key is pressed the system displays a selection of choices in a spatial configuration, including the number pressed as well as additional character choices.
Vidyo, Inc.


07/09/15
20150193138 

Systems and methods for touch-screen-based remote interaction with a graphical user interface


In an exemplary method, a user interface system receives touch screen input data representative of a touch screen input provided by a user on a touch screen of a remote control device configured to communicate wirelessly with an electronic device that provides a graphical user interface (“gui”) for display on a display screen, converts the touch screen input to gui input associated with the gui provided by the electronic device for display on the display screen, and applies the gui input to the gui displayed on the display screen. In certain examples the user interface system converts the touch screen input to gui input in accordance with a touch-screen-based directional-hop movement mode or a touch-screen-based free-cursor directional movement mode..
Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc.


07/09/15
20150192925 

Wireless data communications between a remotely operated vehicle and a remote location


A remote control system for controlling a remotely operated vehicle (rov) may comprise an rov wireless transceiver operatively in communication with one or more wireless transceivers deployed at a distance from the rov. The remote wireless transceivers are operatively in communication with one or more rov consoles and rov may be operated from the remote location by operatively connecting the first rov console to a second wireless data transceiver; establishing wireless data communications between the second wireless data transceiver and the rov wireless transceiver; and controlling a predetermined rov function at the rov from the first rov console via communications established between the second wireless data transceiver and the rov wireless transceiver.
Oceaneering International, Inc.


07/02/15
20150189726 

Wall-mountable wireless remote control device


A wall-mountable remote control device may be installed in place of an existing light switch and may be configured to transmit wireless signals to an electrical load device, such as a screw-in light-emitting diode (led) lamp, to provide control of the electrical load device. The remote control device may comprise an air-gap switch adapted to be electrically coupled in series between a power source and the controllable light source, but may not comprise a bidirectional semiconductor switch for controlling the amount of power delivered to the electrical load device using a phase-control dimming technique.
Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.


07/02/15
20150189725 

Faceplate remote control device for use in a load control system


A faceplate remote control device may be attached to a wall-mounted mechanical light switch that has a toggle actuator. The faceplate remote control device may include a toggle indicator that detects operation of the toggle actuator of the mechanical switch.
Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.


07/02/15
20150189724 

Controlling light intensity at a location


A mobile device that is configured for wireless communication may be configured to operate as a remote control device in a lighting control system, controlling one or more lighting control devices of the lighting control system. The remote control device may control the light intensity in a space, for instance at a location of the remote control device, in response to an ambient light intensity measured at the remote control device.
Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.


07/02/15
20150189363 

Method for controlling television device and television control system


A method for controlling a television device comprises the following steps. A portable device with a wireless power receiver module is provided.
Amtran Technology Co., Ltd


07/02/15
20150189357 

Multimedia device and remote control device for synchronizing screen, and same


Disclosed is a multimedia device for synchronizing a screen with a remote control device. The multimedia device comprises: a communication portion for communicating with the remote control device; and a control portion for outputting data of a plurality of images on a display portion, and transmitting the data of the images that is outputted on the display portion to the remote control device through the communication portion, thereby synchronizing the screens between the multimedia device and the remote control device..
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute


07/02/15
20150189219 

Real-time automatic mute control system


An automatic advertisement muting control device incorporating a processor for processing the program source to detect the presence of commercial messages. Video and audio event detectors detect the presence of events in the signal as it is received in real-time.

07/02/15
20150188982 

Method and remote control of devices over network


The invention is a way to remote control apparatuses over internet in a cost effective and easy manner so that it is easy for non-technical users to setup and use. The method uses, a mobile computer, such as a contemporary ‘smart-phone’, with wireless internet connection and an audio port to control apparatuses and also allows local and remote operators, if manned, to exchange text, voice and video modes of communication as well..

07/02/15
20150187325 

Display system, flexible remote controller, flexible display apparatus, and control method thereof


A flexible display apparatus is provided. The flexible display apparatus includes a flexible display, a bending driver configured to deform the flexible display, a receiver configured to receive information indicating deformation of a flexible remote controller, and a controller configured to, in response to the receiver receiving the deformation information, control the bending driver to deform the display to a shape corresponding to the deformation of the flexible remote controller..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


07/02/15
20150187209 

Method and system for synchronization and remote control of controlling units


Systems and methods for controlling devices, including controller and actuators are disclosed. Actuators may be devices where remote control of the device or devices is convenient, such as lights, window shades, fans and similar items.
Sigma Designs, Inc.


07/02/15
20150187207 

Household electric appliance, household electric system, and server apparatus


Provide are a household electric appliance, household electric system and server apparatus that perform operation start or stop at reserved set times and that are convenient with regard to reserving operation. A household electric appliance capable of a reserved operation of performing an operation start or stop at a set time comprises: a receiving unit that receives a setting signal indicative of an operation start time in the reserved operation of the household electric appliance from each of a remote controller and a mobile terminal; a storage unit that stores the setting signal; and a control unit that controls operation of the household electric appliance.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.


07/02/15
20150187187 

Wireless visual notification device for mobile device


Disclosed herein are visual notification devices that are capable of wirelessly connecting to a mobile device to provide visual and/or audible notification to users of status changes on their mobile device, such as receipt of sms, mms, phone calls, voice mails, calendar appointments, and battery status in a location different from that of the mobile device. In operation a user can place the device in or near a working space (e.g.
Incipio Technologies, Inc.


07/02/15
20150187186 

Wifi landing page for remote control of digital signs


A digital sign may be controlled from a user device. The sign may broadcast a network identifier to which the user's device connects.
Google Inc.


07/02/15
20150186921 

Wifi landing page for remote control of digital signs


A digital sign may be controlled from a user device. The sign may broadcast a network identifier to which the user's device connects.
Google Inc.


07/02/15
20150186326 

System, centralized management of security inspection devices


Disclosed is system, apparatus and method for centralized management of security inspection devices, which provide connection and communication between local security inspection devices and a remote control site according to bus communication scheme. The system comprises: a plurality of security inspection devices arranged on the spot; a remote control site arranged at a remote side; and a field bus network connecting the plurality of security inspection devices with the remote control site and transmitting signals between the plurality of security inspection devices and the remote control site according to bus communication scheme.
Nuctech Company Limited


07/02/15
20150185751 

Load-sensing remote control device for use in a load control system


A load control system, such as a lighting control system, may be configured to control a first electrical load in response to a sensed operational characteristic of a second electrical load. The load control system may include a load control device electrically connected to the first electrical load, and a load-sensing remote control device that is configured to sense an operational characteristic of the second electrical load.
Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.


07/02/15
20150184772 

Valve remote control apparatus


A valve remote control apparatus is configured to mechanically connect, to a manual operating portion 11 of an existing manual valve 10, an output shaft 21a of an air motor 21 using an air pressure as a drive source, and to remotely control the manual value 10. The valve remote control apparatus includes a solenoid valve (operating valve 53) operated by an operation signal transmitted and received wirelessly between a contact information terminal portion 51 and a contact information operating portion 52.

07/02/15
20150183386 

Self-powered wireless fuse switch


A self-powered wireless fuse switch is disclosed that is a plug-in replacement for a fuse found in the electrical system of vehicles. The self-powered wireless fuse adds remote-controlled switching capabilities for short and long-range control of power to subsystems of a vehicle electrical system.

07/02/15
20150182694 

Safety processor for wireless control of a drug delivery device


A system and method provide for enhanced reliability and safety of programming and/or operating a medical device, such as an infusion pump, with a remote control device, such as a mobile phone (e.g., a smartphone). A safety processor acts as an intermediary device between the smartphone and medical device to review transmissions from the smartphone prior to the transmissions being delivered to the medical device.
Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc.


06/25/15
20150181677 

System and illumination of a rain gutter


A rain gutter illumination system having a cover for attaching to a rain gutter with an aperture along the substantial length of the cover, and opposing recesses for retaining a decorative insert. When the decorative insert is inserted in the cover, it is held in place by the recesses, and a light source and optional diffusing panel may be arranged in the cover so that the light source projects light through the aperture of the illuminable surface.

06/25/15
20150181662 

Sensor arrangement for controlling room lighting, sensor network for controlling room lighting and controlling room lighting


A sensor arrangement for controlling room lighting comprises a light sensor and a controller. The light sensor is arranged for both detecting an ambient light level and for detecting a remote signal to be emitted by a remote control unit.
Ams Ag


06/25/15
20150181278 

Display apparatus and display method thereof


A display apparatus is provided. The display apparatus may include a receiver configured to receive a command to display a virtual remote controller from a remote controller, a display configured to display a virtual remote controller which is divided into a plurality of ui areas including items with different properties according to the virtual remote controller display command, and a controller configured to magnify a size of one ui area from among the plurality of ui areas according to a received manipulation, and control to display additional information regarding at least one item included in the magnified ui area..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


06/25/15
20150181270 

Video presentation interface with enhanced navigation features


A system and technique for simultaneously presenting multiple, content object data streams on a user interface in a manner which encourages multidimensional browsing using directional navigation commands from a traditional remote control allows a viewer to select from live broadcast content, previously recorded content, and content which has yet to be recorded. According to another aspect of the disclosure, a viewer may view in a time shifted manner, not only previously recorded content, but any advertisements or commercials contained in, including possibly skipping an advertisement, if the profile associated with the viewer has earned enough viewing credit to perform such activity..

06/25/15
20150181200 

Remote control system


A method comprising: capturing, by a device equipped with a camera, at least one image about a physical object; recognizing the physical object on the basis of the at least one captured image; retrieving a 3-dimensional (3d) model of the physical object from a memory; and showing the 3d model of the physical object on a display of the device.. .
Nokia Corporation


06/25/15
20150181057 

Image forming apparatus, controlling the same, and storage medium


An image forming apparatus, upon a restart, does not activate, if an accepted restart instruction is not an instruction by a remote control accepted from an information processing apparatus, an application for remotely controlling the image forming apparatus from the information processing apparatus, and, upon a restart, does activate, if the restart instruction is an instruction by the remote control, the application.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


06/25/15
20150181056 

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


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


06/25/15
20150180864 

Client computer, remote control system, and remote control method


A client computer that is connectable to a host computer by a network, includes a communication part to communicate with the host computer; a user input part; a system part to perform a function depending on an application; and a controller to control the system part to be put into a locking state to stop performing operations input by a user from the user input part if a locking signal is received from the host computer through the communication part, and to control the communication part to unlock the locking state if an unlocking signal is received from the host computer through the communication part.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


06/25/15
20150179061 

Display setting universal remote controller, method thereof, universal remote controller and setting method thereof


A display apparatus and a universal remote controller setting method which is executable by using the display apparatus are provided. The display apparatus includes a signal receiver configured to receive an infrared (ir) signal which is transmitted from a remote controller, a storage configured to store a plurality of control code sets, a controller configured to analyze a feature of the ir signal, and to extract, from among the plurality of control code sets, a control code set which corresponds to the ir signal, and a communicator configured to transmit the extracted control code set to a universal remote controller..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


06/25/15
20150179060 

Electronic apparatus, control method thereof, remote control apparatus, and control method thereof


An electronic apparatus, control method thereof, remote control apparatus that controls the electronic apparatus, and control method thereof. The remote control apparatus includes a communication unit which communicates with the electronic apparatus; a user input unit which receives a user button selection indicating an input button; a sensing unit which senses movement of the remote control apparatus; and a control unit which controls the communication unit to transmit information about the user button selection to perform a function corresponding to the input button if the remote control apparatus is in a button input mode, and to transmit information about the movement of the remote control apparatus to the electronic apparatus to control the electronic apparatus by the movement if the remote control apparatus is in a motion recognition mode.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


06/25/15
20150179059 

Channel-switching remote controlled barrier opening system


An improved barrier door one way wireless communication system for operating a barrier, such as a garage door, includes the transmission and reception of multibit code hopping data packets in combination with automatic rf channel switching. Packet data is transmitted automatically on more than one rf channels in a switching style while sending two or more redundant multibit code hopping data packets on each of the rf channels.
Overhead Door Corporation


06/25/15
20150179055 

Detecting motion status of moving ohkect structure


A method for detecting motion status of moving object structure is disclosed. The coach controls the remote control receiving module with the remote control transmitting module to actuate the control circuit module.

06/25/15
20150176784 

Light emitting ball structure


A light emitting ball structure is disclosed and comprises a body; a control circuit module, disposed inside the body; at least one sensor, for detecting the motion status of the body and transmit to the control circuit module for data processing; at least one light emitting module, attached on an outer surface of the body; a wireless charge transmitting module, disposed outside the body and actuating a charging operation of a wireless charge receiving module; a rechargeable battery, electrically connected to the control circuit module, the charging operation between the wireless charge transmitting module and the wireless charge receiving module is actuating to charge; a remote control receiving module, electrically connected to the control circuit module and disposed inside the body; and a remote control transmitting module, disposed outside the body and remote controlling the remote control receiving module to process a switch on/off operation.. .

06/25/15
20150175263 

Vehicle control and interface with mobile device


A vehicle control system is described herein that uses a mobile computing device to interface with a remotely operated vehicle. The system provides a link between an existing device with wi-fi or other networking to a radio controlled vehicle.

06/25/15
20150174992 

Yard tractor with remote controlled rear access door


A yard tractor incorporating a fluid cylinder pressurized by fluid from a control valve actuated by a switch accessible from the driver's seat.. .
Ssa Terminals (long Beach) Llc


06/25/15
20150174765 

Remote control button actuation module, system, and method


A device that can house a remote control for activating or controlling one or more features or functions of a vehicle. The device securely holds the remote control and upon reception of a command, operates to control a boom, actuator and pin such that the pin is moved over a particular button of the remote control, and then pressed for a requested period of time.

06/25/15
20150174501 

Personal camera for a remote vehicle


The present invention provides for the field of remote control vehicles with a camera. The images taken by the camera is sent to the user where they may view the images by a visual device.

06/25/15
20150174402 

Portable tens apparatus and use thereof


A tens apparatus includes a portable tens device having a housing with a lower surface and a pair of integral electrodes that are incorporated into the lower surface of the housing. The portable tens device includes a pulse driver that is located within the housing and adapted to generate a program of pulse waveforms for tens therapy without a carrier wave, and a wireless transceiver component that is operatively connected to the pulse driver.
Modular Therapeutx, Llc


06/25/15
20150173849 

Adaptable integrated energy control system for electrosurgical tools in robotic surgical systems


A method for a minimally invasive surgical system is disclosed including reading first tool information from a storage device in a first robotic surgical tool mounted to a first robotic arm to at least determine a first tool type; reading equipment information about one or more remote controlled equipment for control thereof; comparing the first tool information with the equipment information to appropriately match a first remote controlled equipment of the one or more remote controlled equipment to the first robotic surgical tool; and mapping one or more user interface input devices of a first control console to control the first remote controlled equipment to support a function of the first robotic surgical tool.. .
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.


06/18/15
20150172916 

System and remote control of a mobile device


A system and method are disclosed for remotely controlling a mobile device, useful particularly when a mobile device is displaced or physically dispossessed from a user. The method includes receiving, at a server, a geographical location of a mobile device, wherein the geographical location of the mobile device is monitored in a background mode of the mobile device, storing the received geographical location of the mobile device in a database, sending, in response to a request from the user via a secure website, the geographical location of the mobile device stored on the database, receiving a request from via the secure website to access and modify data of the mobile device, and transmitting instructions to the mobile device, at the received geographical location, to execute the request..
Lance Parker Ip, Llc


06/18/15
20150172835 

Remote control for a hearing assistance device


The present subject matter provides systems and methods for remotely controlling a hearing assistance device, including using a personal wireless device such as a cellular telephone. One embodiment includes a communication system for controlling a hearing assistance device.
Starkey Laboratories, Inc.


06/18/15
20150172780 

Methods and apparatus to present supplemental media on a second screen


Methods and apparatus to present supplemental media on a second screen are disclosed. An example method includes establishing a connection between a digital media device and a computing device based on information identifying the computing device and, in response to establishing the connection, enabling the digital media device to skip a first type of media during a time-shifted presentation of media.
The Nielsen Company (us), Llc


06/18/15
20150172754 

Systems and methods for controlling broadcast audio volume


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

06/18/15
20150172744 

Remote control device capable of synchronizing screens


Disclosed is a remote control device capable of synchronizing screens. The remote control device comprises: a communication portion for communicating with a multimedia device; a touch screen on which a graphic user interface for remote-controlling the multimedia device is displayed; and a control portion for receiving through the communication portion from the multimedia device data of a plurality of images that are outputted on the screen of the multimedia device, and outputting same to the touch screen, and then transmitting remote-control data that is relevant to the multimedia device through the communication portion when inputting through the graphic user interface, thereby synchronizing the screens between the multimedia device and the remote control device..
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute


06/18/15
20150172740 

Remote control lock


A remote control with locking mechanism comprising a housing, where the housing includes a front face and a back face; a plurality of buttons on the front face of the housing, where the plurality of buttons operate a plurality of functions on the remote control; and a remote control lock on the housing, where the remote control lock inactivates the plurality of buttons. The remote control lock is positioned on the back face of the housing to prevent accidental pressing.

06/18/15
20150172587 

Display device, display method and display program


There is provided a display device, a display method and a display program capable of easily controlling a sub-screen. According to an embodiment, the display device is provided, including a display unit capable of displaying a sub-screen at a part, and a display control unit that, in response to an operation performed to a first key in a remote controller, displays the sub-screen at an initial position which is a part of the display unit in the case that the sub-screen is not displayed on the display unit, and displays the sub-screen at a different position or hides the sub-screen in the case that the sub-screen is displayed at a part of the display unit..
Toshiba Lifestyle Products & Services Corporation


06/18/15
20150172586 

Remote controller for setting mode according to state of broadcast receiving apparatus


A remote control apparatus for setting a mode according to a state of a broadcast receiving apparatus is provided. The remote control apparatus sets operation modes based on information regarding a state of a broadcast receiving apparatus received from the broadcast receiving apparatus.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


06/18/15
20150172585 

Image display device


An image display device including a display configured to output content, a charger configured to charge a remote controller to control the image display device, a user input interface configured to receive power on/off signals from the remote controller and a controller configured to control power use of the user input interface depending on whether the remote controller is being charged by the charger is provided.. .
Lg Electronics Inc.




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