08042049 is referenced by 74 patents and cites 93 patents.

A control server, or similar central processor, manages the distribution of data (including audio and video), voice, and control signals among a plurality of system components connected via a wired and/or wireless communications network. The system components include audio/visual components (such as, televisions, monitors, PDAs, notepads, notebooks, MP3, portable stereo, etc.) as well as household appliances (such as, lighting, ovens, alarm clocks, etc.). A portable controller allows a user to access and control the system components from any location within a controlled residential and/or non-residential environment, including its surrounding areas. The portable controller includes a user and management interface that contains customized control screens for the system components. The control screens are stored in a hierarchical architecture that is searchable by region or component type.

Title
User interface for multi-device control
Application Number
10/783511
Publication Number
8042049 (B2)
Application Date
February 23, 2004
Publication Date
October 18, 2011
Inventor
Paul Krzyzanowski
Fanwood
NJ, US
Justin Flores
West Palm Beach
FL, US
Glenn Harter
Wellington
FL, US
David Killian
Lake Worth
FL, US
Agent
Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox P L L C
Assignee
OpenPeak
FL, US
IPC
G06F 3/00
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