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Christopher Chambers, Wayne Scott, Cheryl Scott, Allen Yuh, Paul D Arling: System and methods for interacting with a control environment. Universal Electronics, Greenberg Traurig, January 25, 2011: US07877705 (130 worldwide citation)

A system and methods for facilitation of user interactions with an electronic device. A number of user interface methods are described and may be used alone or in combination with one another to present an enhanced interface to a user. A method of providing user interaction using a compact status in ...


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Paul D Arling, Jeremy Black, Christopher Chambers, Mauro Dresti, Patrick H Hayes, Robert Lilleness, Wayne Scott, Allen Yuh: Home appliance control system and methods in a networked environment. Universal Electronics, Gary R Jarosik, November 14, 2006: US07136709 (125 worldwide citation)

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 ...


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Paul D Arling, Patrick H Hayes: Universal remote control adapted to receive voice input. Universal Electronics, Mark R Galis, Gary R Jarosik, September 30, 2003: US06629077 (80 worldwide citation)

A universal remote control adapted to receive a voice input. The voice input is received by the remote control and compared to a plurality of voice command templates that are stored in the memory of the remote control. If the voice input matches one or more of the plurality of voice command template ...


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Patrick H Hayes, James N Conway Jr, Robert P Lilleness, Paul D Arling: System and method for automatically setting up a universal remote control. Universal Electronics, Gary R Jarosik, May 15, 2007: US07218243 (62 worldwide citation)

A system and method for configuring a remote control to command the operation of appliances, to capture demographic data, and to provide services, such as automated warranty registration, instructions, viewing guides, etc., relevant to the appliances is provided. The system includes a database and a ...


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Paul D Arling: Control device with easy lock feature. Universal Electronics, Gary R Jarosik, September 20, 2005: US06947101 (38 worldwide citation)

Methods for identifying control keys with particular devices are disclosed along with methods of assigning control keys to particular devices. In particular, a remote control comprises a set of hard keys comprising channel group keys and volume group keys and a set of soft keys activated via a touch ...


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Stephan de Clerq, Christopher Chambers, Wayne Scott, Allen Yuh, Paul D Arling, Robert Lilleness: System and method for controlling device location determination. Universal Electronics, Greenberg Traurig, April 22, 2008: US07363028 (34 worldwide citation)

A controlling device location determination system and method. A controlling device such as a remote control has programming for transmitting a signal response to a plurality of control environments, each environment including a signaling device. Each signaling device in receipt of the signal reques ...


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Paul D Arling, Patrick H Hayes: System and method for using keystroke data to configure a remote control device. Universal Electronics, Gary R Jarosik, September 7, 2004: US06788241 (33 worldwide citation)

A remote control device is which key use is monitored. A command key, representative of an appliance function, may be correlated to a target appliance that is determined, as a function of the monitored key use, to be the most likely intended recipient of a command to perform that appliance function. ...


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Paul D Arling, Wayne Scott, Christopher Chambers, Joseph Lee Haughawout: System and method for monitoring remote control transmissions. Universal Electronics, Gary R Jarosik, October 24, 2006: US07126468 (28 worldwide citation)

A remote control transmission monitoring system. The system monitors remote control transmissions for the purpose of updating state tables for one or more remotely controllable appliances. The state tables may then be queried for the purpose of determining the present state of an appliance whereby t ...


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Paul D Arling, Patrick H Hayes, Wayne Scott, Christopher Alan Chambers: System and method for limiting access to data. Universal Electronics, Gary R Jarosik, April 19, 2005: US06882729 (27 worldwide citation)

A data system includes a secured appliance capable of receiving broadcast programming and a remote control used to transmit data frames to the secured appliance. The secured appliance is provided with a decryption key that is complimentary to an encryption key provided to the remote control. The enc ...


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Patrick H Hayes, Paul D Arling, Robert P Lilleness: System and method for controlling the recording functionality of an appliance using a program guide. Universal Electronics, Gary R Jarosik, August 7, 2007: US07254777 (22 worldwide citation)

A system and method for displaying an electronic program guide and for remotely controlling the recording functionality of an appliance. A user registers with a Web site to enable the downloading of an electronic program guide (“EPG”) to a portable device. The downloaded and displayable EPG includes ...