07081830 is referenced by 14 patents and cites 6 patents.

The present invention provides a control device that controls home electrical appliances via a communication line by using function codes which are set without being specialized for specific home electrical appliances. In particular, the present invention provides a home electrical appliance control device that controls a home electrical appliance connected via a communication line, where the device includes: a memory section for storing a function table for mapping function identifiers, which identify function types allocated with the focus on the function itself to functions with which the home electrical appliance is equipped, with attributes of the functions, and a control section for controlling the home electrical appliance via the communication line based on the function table.

Title
Home electrical appliance control device, control method, control program and home electrical appliance
Application Number
10/609579
Publication Number
7081830 (B2)
Application Date
July 1, 2003
Publication Date
July 25, 2006
Inventor
Norihisa Matsumoto
Moriguchi
JP
Sachio Nagamitsu
Kyoto
JP
Noriko Shimba
Nara
JP
Agent
Wenderoth Lind & Ponack L
Assignee
Matsushita Electric Industrial
JP
IPC
H04Q 1/00
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