05909183 is referenced by 317 patents and cites 6 patents.

In a personal area network, a method for programming an appliance by a controller. The method includes steps of a) determining (358), by the controller (300), that the appliance (324) is included in the personal area network; b) determining (328), by the controller (300), that the appliance (324) is in data communication with the controller (300); and c) when the appliance (324) is in data communication with the controller (300), performing substeps of: i) requesting downloading (330) of a command set for controlling the appliance (324); ii) receiving (332) the command set for controlling the appliance (324); and iii) programming (401) the command set into a memory of the controller.

Title
Interactive appliance remote controller, system and method
Application Number
8/774977
Publication Number
5909183
Application Date
December 26, 1996
Publication Date
June 1, 1999
Inventor
Ernest Earl Woodward
Chandler
AZ, US
Jeffrey Martin Harris
Chandler
AZ, US
Ronald W Borgstahl
Phoenix
AZ, US
Agent
Lanny L Parker
Robert D Atkins
Assignee
Motorola
IL, US
IPC
H04Q 1/00
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