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HANDS-FREE ACTUATION OF REMOTE CONTROLS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000012265D
Publication Date: 2003-Apr-23

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Abstract

Hands free operation of a remote controlled device can be accomplished using voice recognition techniques or by automatically identifying that a proper ID is within range. Remote controlled devices, such as garage door openers, can be actuated without requiring the user to push a button. In one embodiment, a transmitter is responsive to a user's voice commands. In another embodiment, a unique ID associated with a location or an object is detected by a device associated with the other of the location or object. These embodiments are particularly well suited to be used with a vehicle. More particularly, they are well suited to be used to actuate a garage door from a vehicle with requiring a user to actuate a button. These systems can be include the use of a trainable transmitter.