06211870 is referenced by 135 patents and cites 18 patents.

A portable hand-held remote control unit device is disclosed which may be utilized for selecting designated functions in a plurality of remotely controllable multimedia processing units. Multiple user selectable screen objects may be created from a general purpose computer and transferred to the remote control unit. The screen objects include screen layout and descriptions of soft keys to be displayed on a graphic display of the remote control unit, as well as commands associated with the screen object, the soft keys and programmable keys on the remote control unit. The user may select any of the loaded screen objects for controlling various multimedia processing units, for performing complex functions of commands to various multimedia processing units.

Title
Computer programmable remote control
Application Number
9/111547
Publication Number
6211870 (B1)
Application Date
July 7, 1998
Publication Date
April 3, 2001
Inventor
William Foster
Newport Beach
CA, US
Agent
Arter & Hadden
US
Assignee
Combi Mote
CA, US
IPC
G06F 3/00
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