04728949 is referenced by 216 patents and cites 9 patents.

A remote control unit, particularly for a television receiver or a video tape recorder, having a limited number of keys which have different functions that are identified by lettering presented on display elements corresponding to the keys, depending upon which appliance is selected for control. The remote control unit employs a microprocessor which cooperates with plug-in memories for the various appliances, the memories defining the key usages and corresponding lettering, etc. The remote control unit includes an additional display element for providing brief instructions to the user or displaying information received from the controlled appliance via a return channel.

Title
Remote control device for controlling various functions of one or more appliances
Application Number
6/592798
Publication Number
4728949
Application Date
March 23, 1984
Publication Date
March 1, 1988
Inventor
Walter Vossing
Wenningsen
DE
Gunter Oberjatzas
Hanover
DE
Hans Joachim Platte
Hemmingen
DE
Agent
Spencer & Frank
Assignee
Telefunken Fernseh und Rundfunk
DE
IPC
H04Q 1/00
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