Resources Contact Us Home
Methods and apparatus for a universal device controller using peer to peer communication

Image Number 10 for United States Patent #8477019.

Methods and apparatus relating to wireless remote control are described. A communications device, such as a cell phone with peer to peer signaling capability, supports remote control functionality. The same communications device can be used as a universal wireless remote controller for a plurality of different remotely controllable devices including, e.g., a television, a DVD player, a light switch, a garage door opener, etc. The communications device monitors for and detects peer to peer signals from remotely controllable devices in its local vicinity. The communications device maintains a list of remotely controllable devices in its vicinity based on the detected peer to peer signals. The universal remote control user interface is configured in accordance with the maintained list. The universal remote controller provides a user interface which varies based on the device to be controlled.

  Recently Added Patents
Encoding method and encoding device, decoding method and decoding device and transcoding method and transcoder for multi-object audio signals
Haworthia plant named `AMSTERDAM`
Methods for enhancing tantalum filament life in hot wire chemical vapor deposition processes
Permanent magnet axial field zeeman slower
Plasmon generator includes three metal layers for thermally-assisted magnetic recording
Display device substrate, method for manufacturing the same, display device, method for forming multi-layer wiring, and multi-layer wiring substrate
Group of amino substituted benzoyl derivatives and their preparation and their use
  Randomly Featured Patents
Advertisements on mobile devices using integrations with mobile applications
Opioid analgesics with controlled active substance release
Device for the longitudinal guidance of a motor vehicle
Semiconductor memory circuit having a fast read amplifier tristate bus driver
Gang saw for cutting blocks of stone
Process for preparing organotin compounds
Method and apparatus for determining modulation scheme for retransmission in a communication system
Self-resetting overcurrent protection element
Control device for periodical driving system
Individually defined personal home area for subscribers in a cellular telecommunications network