System and method for optimized appliance control

  • US 10,325,486 B2
  • Filed: 10/20/2017
  • Issued: 06/18/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/28/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
Patent Images

1. A method for configuring a user interface that is caused to be presented by a home theater device in a display device associated with the home theater device, comprising:

  • receiving at the home theater device from a controllable appliance in communication with the home theater device via use of a high definition multimedia (“

    HDMI”

    ) connection data that functions to identify a controllable function of the controllable appliance;

    automatically adding by the home theater device to the user interface an icon representative of the controllable function of the controllable appliance that was identified by the data received from the controllable appliance;

    in response to the home theater device receiving from a controlling device a command transmission that is indicative of a selection of the added icon from the user interface when the user interface is displayed in the display device associated with the home theater device,causing the home theater device to issue a command to at least the controllable appliance to control at least the controllable function of the controllable appliance that was identified by the data received from the controllable appliance.

View all claims
    ×
    ×

    Thank you for your feedback

    ×
    ×