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The need for a more-readily usable interface for programmable devices is widely recognized. The present invention relates to programmable sequencing devices, or, more particularly, the remote controls for consumer electronic devices. The present invention provides an enhanced interface for facilitating human input of a desired control sequence in a programmable device by employing specialized visual feedback. The present invention also relates to a new interface and method of interfacing with a programmable device, which is usable as an interface for a programmable video cassette recorder.

Title
Adaptive pattern recognition based controller apparatus and method and human-factored interface therefore
Application Number
9/260802
Publication Number
7242988 (B1)
Application Date
March 2, 1999
Publication Date
July 10, 2007
Inventor
Steven M Hoffberg
Irvington, 10533
NY, US
Linda Irene Hoffberg
Arlington, 02174
MA, US
Agent
Milde & Hoffberg
IPC
G06F 3/00
G06F 13/00
H04N 5/445
H04N 7/16
G05B 15/00
G05B 11/01
G05B 13/02
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