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UNIVERSAL PROGRAMMABLE REMOTE CONTROL/TELEPHONE

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000006404D
Original Publication Date: 1992-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Jan-01
Document File: 1 page(s) / 55K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Loi Tran: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

The purpose of this paper will show how to add a Universal Programmable Remote Control to an existing cordless telephone.

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MO7-OROLA INC. Technical Developments Volume 15 May 1992

UNIVERSAL PROGRAMMABLE REMOTE CONTROL/TELEPHONE

by Loi Tran, Nigel Smith and Mike Spring

facturer very little compared to the valuable added feature. This will also generate additional sales.

PURPOSE

  The purpose of this paper will show how to add a Universal Programmable Remote Control to an existing cordless telephone.

PROBLEMS TO BE SOLVED

   There are many different remote control devices now appearing in the market. For instance, a TV has a remote control. A stereo has a remote control. A Compact Disc player has a remote control. To cut down the confusion concerning the amount of remote control devices in one area, manufacturers have developed a Universal Remote Control that can learn the commands generated by any infrared remote control. Now, we are taking this one step further by introducing a cordless telephone com- bined with a universal remote control.

DESCRIBETHE IMPLEMENTATION

  Basically, the telephone handset will act like a nor- mal telephone or cordless telephone but will also have the capability of being programmed as a universal remote control. By installing an infrared receiver/transmitter, the handset can learn the patterns emitted by other infrared remote controls. The handset will store these patterns in EEPROM or battery backed up RAM and thus can play it back any time the handset is commanded to.

  On the handset, there will be keys or key sequences to select different tinctions such as:...