06243707 is referenced by 109 patents and cites 7 patents.

A method and system for commanding and controlling diverse home devices connected to a home network is provided. According to the method, sequences of commands which are used to control a home device are stored as a macro to control the home device. A sequence of commands, used to control a plurality of home devices in tandem, is stored as a macro. The invention provides the user a capability of operating a single button to implement a sequence of control commands from within a HTML page contained on the respective home devices being controlled.

Title
Method and apparatus for creating home network macros
Application Number
9/103469
Publication Number
6243707 (B1)
Application Date
June 24, 1998
Publication Date
June 5, 2001
Inventor
Robert M Wolff
Fremont
CA, US
Michael S Deacon
San Jose
CA, US
G Kevin Harms
San Jose
CA, US
Richard James Humpleman
Fremont
CA, US
Agent
Sherman & Sherman
US
Agent
Jeffrey P Aiello
US
Kenneth L Sherman Esq
US
Assignee
Samsung Electronics
US
IPC
G06F 17/30
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