06396523 is referenced by 235 patents.

A remote control for controlling a home entertainment device having a display screen provided with a movable object includes a touch pad. The touch pad is operable with the display screen such that the display screen is mapped to the touch pad area. The touch pad generates a signal in response to an operator touching the touch pad. The signal is indicative of the location of the touch on the touch pad. A controller is operable with the touch pad for receiving a signal from the touch pad in response to an operator touching the touch pad. In response to an operator touching the touch pad the controller moves the movable object on the display screen to the location on the display screen corresponding to the location of the touch on the touch pad. The touch pad also generates a gesture signal in response to a gesture performed on the touch pad. The gesture signal is indicative of the gesture performed on the touch pad. Each gesture performed on the touch pad corresponds to a control function. The controller is operable with the touch pad for receiving a gesture signal from the touch pad in response to an operator performing a gesture on the touch pad. In response to an operator performing a gesture on the touch pad the controller controls the home entertainment device to enable the control function corresponding to the gesture performed on the touch pad.

Title
Home entertainment device remote control
Application Number
9/524299
Publication Number
6396523 (B1)
Application Date
March 14, 2000
Publication Date
May 28, 2002
Inventor
Jeff Mossontte
Oxnard
CA, US
Steven B Branton
Ventura
CA, US
William Allen Yates
Camarillo
CA, US
Jack A Segal
Oxnard
CA, US
Agent
Brooks & Kushman P C
US
Assignee
Interlink Electronics
CA, US
IPC
G09G 5/00
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