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Apparatus to trigger an action on a connected appliance via Smart television based on program information

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000243749D
Publication Date: 2015-Oct-16
Document File: 2 page(s) / 43K

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Abstract

Deviced is a solution to trigger an action on a connected appliance via smart television based on program information. Television Program information are typically present in set top box which is processed by smart television.

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Apparatus to trigger an action on a connected appliance via Smart television based on program information

A typical day at home in the evenings will usually be watching television and doing house hold chores like washing clothes , washing dishes , heating water for shower etc. Typically users want to accomplish these chores when their favourite television show is about to end. For example users would like to dry the clothes once they are washed , wipe the dishes once the dish washer is done. Currently users have to manually accomplish this task by using reminders to switch on the devices ahead of the program ending. For most of the users this turns out be an irritant and users may not remember to switch on the device at the appropriate time.

Proposed is a solution where smart television is connected to other devices in the house like washing machine , dish Washer , water heater etc via WiFi , BLE(Bluetooth Low Energy) etc. Users could set triggers in the smart television to do different tasks on these connected appliances based on specifics of the program information which it receives from the set top box.

This solution proposes a smart home technology where the smart television is connected to other home appliances via WiFi, BLE(Bluetooth Low Energy) etc. Users can set triggers in the television to perform certain action on other home appliances which are connected to the television. The smart television will process the triggers in relation to the information which it receives from the set top box like program start time
, program duration , program end time , advertisement interval etc. Device Control Protocol ( DCP ) can be used to connect these devices over the network , allowing them to understand each other's action.

Current known Smart Home technologies typically only perform the user action remotely as suggested by the user. For example user can switch on the washing machi...