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A method and system for commanding and controlling diverse home devices is provided. A first home device capable of displaying user interface data is connected to a home network. A second home device stores user interface data that defines a user interface for commanding and controlling the second home device, also connected to the home network. The first device receives the user interface data from the second device over the network. The first device then displays the user interface as defined by the data. The user interacts with the user interface displayed on the first device by a control device. User input is accepted from the user responsive to the interaction. Control and command information is sent from the first home device to the second home device in order to control the second device according to the user input. Since the user interface can be displayed from any device, a single control device may control a plurality of different devices without requiring any change in the mode of operation of the control device.

Title
Browser based command and control home network
Application Number
9/892334
Publication Number
6603488 (B2)
Application Date
June 26, 2001
Publication Date
August 5, 2003
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 3/00
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