Method, system, software, and signal for estimating battery life in a remote control device

  • US 6,449,726 B1
  • Filed: 07/21/1999
  • Issued: 09/10/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/21/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A method, in a system including a host device and at least one remote battery powered device, said host device and at least one remote battery powered device being operably connected via a wireless connection, comprising the steps of:

  • maintaining information relating to battery life;

    metering periods of remote device use; and

    estimating remaining battery life from the periods of use and the information relating to battery life.

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