05086385 is referenced by 893 patents and cites 7 patents.

A system for and a method of providing an expandable home automation controller is disclosed which supports multiple numbers and multiple different types of data communications with both appliances and subsystems within the home as well as systems external to the home. The system is based upon a central processor, such as a microprocessor-based computer, and is connected by means of a data bus to control the various products and subsystems within a home or commercial building, such as lighting systems, security systems, various sensors, multiple external terminals, as well as to allow for the input of commands by a variety of means such as touchscreens, voice recognition systems, telephones, custom switches or any device capable of providing an input to a computer system. The system functions can be readily controlled by the user utilizing a high resolution graphics display and associated touchscreen interface.

Title
Expandable home automation system
Application Number
7/304300
Publication Number
5086385
Application Date
January 31, 1989
Publication Date
February 4, 1992
Inventor
Howard E Levine
Adelphi
MD, US
James M Battaglia
Kettering
MD, US
Donald L Packham
Fort Lauderdale
FL, US
Peter A Grendler
Silver Spring
MD, US
Reuel O Launey
Arlington
VA, US
Agent
Dickstein Shapiro & Morin
Assignee
Custom Command Systems
MD, US
IPC
G05B 15/02
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