Communication system providing automatic identification of calling parties
Telephone-responsive device for muting the sound output of a television set
Portable telephone handset with remote control
Programmable remote control device for interacting with a plurality of remotely controlled devices Patent #: 5410326
ApplicationNo. 367409 filed on 12/30/1994
US Classes:455/420, Control of another apparatus379/102.03, Entertainmemt appliance (e.g., TV, VCR, radio, etc.)455/462, Including private cordless extension system455/566, Having display725/106, Telephony via television distribution network725/114, Server or headend725/131Receiver (e.g., set-top box)
ExaminersPrimary: Bost, Dwayne D.
Assistant: Trost, William
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassH04Q 007/32
AbstractAn interactive communication system includes a portable unit of a cordless telephone for providing wireless telephone communications and integrating telephone functions and control of remotely operated devices, such as television sets, video cassette recorders and cable converters. The portable unit advantageously provides controlling information to a remotely operated device in response to voice and data communications occurring over the telephone network.