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Television Remote Control Locator

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000004554D
Publication Date: 2001-Jan-26
Document File: 1 page(s) / 2K

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Abstract

The present invention is a television remote control locator, which allows a would-be television viewer to push a button on the television and follow an audible beeping noise emitted by the remote control to locate it. The beeping ceases when the user pushes the button a second time.

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Television Remote Control Locator

With the ever-growing number of electronic gadgets in a home, it is very easy to misplace the numerous components, particularly remote controls. Television remote controls are notorious for falling behind pieces of furniture, being carried to a part of the house not near the television, being hidden by small children, taken by animals and the like.

The present invention is a television remote control locator, which allows a would-be television viewer to push a button on the television and follow an audible beeping noise emitted by the remote control to locate it. The beeping ceases when the user pushes the button a second time.

Figure 1 shows an example of a remote control 100, which includes a remote locator light 110 and control buttons 120.

Figure 2 illustrates a method 200, which shows the steps of using a remote control locator system. In step 210, a button located on the television is pushed to help locate a remote control device. In step 220, the button being pushed initiates a signal to be sent to seek the remote control device. In step 230, the signal being emitted is received by the remote control device. In step 240, sound is emitted by the remote control device to indicate its location. In step 250, the remote control device is found. In step 260, the locator button on the television is pushed again to stop sending the signal. In step 270, the sound emitted from the remote control device ceases.