Method for selecting a remote control command set

CAFC
  • US 5,614,906 A
  • Filed: 04/23/1996
  • Issued: 03/25/1997
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/23/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A method for selecting an appropriate one of a plurality of command sets stored in a remote control having a plurality of assignable user actuated switches or keys for controlling a remotely controllable electronic device, comprising the steps of:

  • (a) assigning an effects observable command from each of said plurality of command sets to one of said plurality of assignable user actuated switches or keys, each assigned, effects observable command to be transmitted when the corresponding one of the assignable user actuated switches or keys is actuated;

    (b) actuating sequentially and individually each one of the plurality of assignable user actuated switches or keys, to individually transmit each assigned effects observable command until the proper effect is observed;

    (c) halting the actuating of the plurality of assignable user actuated switches or keys; and

    (d) setting the remote control to transmit future remote control commands from the command set containing the last transmitted effects observable command.

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