07526539 is referenced by 193 patents and cites 14 patents.

A software-control-module for enabling a user to monitor and control home-automated-systems and appliances from one or more remote interfaces on a data-packet-network is provided. The module comprises a reporting function for reporting current status of the home-automated-systems and appliances; a selection function for selecting options related to system and appliance settings; a command-building function for building commands for system and appliance control; an execution function for executing commands; and a display function for displaying relevant data and for facilitating interactive control ability. the software-control module is distributed to pre-selected network locations frequented by a user such that the user may have control over home-automated systems and appliances while visiting the network location during network navigation.

Title
Method and apparatus for a distributed home-automation-control (HAC) window
Application Number
9/633801
Publication Number
7526539 (B1)
Application Date
August 7, 2000
Publication Date
April 28, 2009
Inventor
George Hsu
Santa Rosa
CA, US
Agent
Fernandez & Associates
Assignee
PNI Corporation
CA, US
IPC
G06F 15/16
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