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RFID Proximity Sensor for Television Remote Control

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000030787D
Publication Date: 2004-Aug-26
Document File: 1 page(s) / 9K

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Related People

Kim Annon Ryal: INVENTOR

Abstract

Embed a RFID reader in a television or set-top box. Embed a RFID tag in the remote control. Use the RFID reader as a proximity sensor to recognize when the remote has migrated.

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Sony Corporation

Sony Electronics Inc.
IPD Case #50T5827

Title:

RFID Proximity Sensor for Television Remote Control

Abstract:

Embed a RFID reader in a television or set-top box. Embed a RFID tag in the remote control. Use the RFID reader as a proximity sensor to recognize when the remote has migrated.

Inventors:

Kim Annon Ryal

Description of the Invention

Provide a concise technical description of your invention in the format outlined below on the following pages.

1: Explain the problems, issues or needs which led to the invention, and explain how others have addressed these problems, issues or needs.

My daughter has learned to use the remote control for DirecTV. As a result, this remote ends up migrating around the house and is often the subject of a search. It would be nice to have the set-top box (STB) let her know when she's moving it out of the room.

2: Describe your invention in terms of how it solves the problems described in paragraph 1.

Specifically identify the new or novel features of your invention. Describe the construction and operation of the invention including drawings (flow charts, schematics, block diagrams, mechanical drawings, photographs, etc.) You may attach documentation in the form of letters, memos, engineering notebook pages, etc. if available, or you may use as many invention disclosure data sheets as necessary. Be sure each page is signed, dated and witnessed.

Embed a RFID reader in the television or STB. Embed a RFID tag in the remote...