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A home control and automation system and method. The system generally includes one or more wireless remote controls, a plurality of appliances (including network enabled appliances and traditional legacy appliances in the exemplary system), associated control centric devices, and associated content centric devices. Various methods for control and operation of appliances in the networked home control and automation environment are disclosed. Specifically, methods are disclosed which enable advanced home control features such as location based control setup and operation, network enabled legacy appliances and system integration, save and recall capabilities for appliance and media states, generic command based appliance controls, dynamic/complex macro command generation, and Internet based control capabilities from remote locations are disclosed in conjunction with the system of the current invention.

Title
Home appliance control system and methods in a networked environment
Application Number
10/978860
Publication Number
7136709 (B2)
Application Date
November 1, 2004
Publication Date
November 14, 2006
Inventor
Allen Yuh
Diamond Bar
CA, US
Wayne Scott
Newport Beach
CA, US
Robert Lilleness
Cypress
CA, US
Patrick H Hayes
Mission Viejo
CA, US
Mauro Dresti
West Covina
CA, US
Christopher Chambers
Stanton
CA, US
Jeremy Black
Santa Ana
CA, US
Paul D Arling
Irvine
CA, US
Agent
Gary R Jarosik
Assignee
Universal Electronics
CA, US
IPC
H04Q 7/00
G08B 1/08
G05B 23/02
G05B 11/01
G05B 15/02
G05B 19/18
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