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Remote control device for controlling various functions of one or more appliances Patent #: 4728949
ApplicationNo. 304300 filed on 01/31/1989
US Classes:700/83, Having operator control interface (e.g., control/display console)340/825.37, Additional to other selective control340/825.69, Radio link340/825.72, Wireless link379/102.01, Remote control704/270, Application704/272, Novelty item704/274, Warning/alarm system704/275Speech controlled system
ExaminersPrimary: Smith, Jerry
Assistant: Gordon, Paul P.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassG05B 015/02
AbstractA system for and a method of providing an expandable home automation controller is disclosed which supports multiple numbers and multiple different types of data communications with both appliances and subsystems within the home as well as systems external to the home. The system is based upon a central processor, such as a microprocessor-based computer, and is connected by means of a data bus to control the various products and subsystems within a home or commercial building, such as lighting systems, security systems, various sensors, multiple external terminals, as well as to allow for the input of commands by a variety of means such as touchscreens, voice recognition systems, telephones, custom switches or any device capable of providing an input to a computer system. The system functions can be readily controlled by the user utilizing a high resolution graphics display and associated touchscreen interface.