08516087 is referenced by 25 patents and cites 40 patents.

In one embodiment a method is disclosed for interacting with a controllable device in an internet protocol television (IPTV) system. The method receives at a control server, device state data for the controllable device from a first client device in the IPTV network; accesses user interface (UI) data from a database accessible to the control server; reflects the device state data in the UI data at the control server; and sends the UI data from an IPTV server to the first client device. In another embodiment a system is disclosed for interacting with a controllable device in an internet protocol television (IPTV) system. The system receives at a control server, device state data for the controllable device from a first client device in the IPTV network; accesses user interface (UI) data from a database at the control server; reflects the device state data in the UI at the control server; and sends the UI from an IPTV server to the first client device.

Title
Home automation system and method
Application Number
11/353798
Publication Number
8516087 (B2)
Application Date
February 14, 2006
Publication Date
August 20, 2013
Inventor
Mari S Wul
Boarne
TX, US
Jason E Savard
McKinney
TX, US
Mark B Hubacher
San Antonio
TX, US
Carlton L Brownfield
San Antonio
TX, US
Brian B Wilson
San Antonio
TX, US
Agent
G Michael Roebuck PC
Assignee
AT&T Intellectual Property I
GA, US
IPC
G06F 3/00
G06F 15/173
G06F 15/177
G06F 15/16
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