Methods for translating a device command

  • US 8,165,867 B1
  • Filed: 09/15/2000
  • Issued: 04/24/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/15/2000
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of using a first electronic device to operate a second electronic device in real time, while the second device is not physically connected to the first device, and is only intermittently local to the first device, comprising:

  • using a first device to (a) obtain visual or auditory information from external to the first device where the information comprises a human-understandable device command directed toward an operation of the second device, (b) manipulate the obtained information, and (c) transmit the manipulated information to a distal computer system;

    the distal computer system operating as a remote human-to-device command translation service provider using at least a portion of the manipulated information to translate the human-understandable device command into a formatted device command executable by the second device;

    transmitting the formatted device command to the second device; and

    the second device executing the formatted device command having received the formatted device command from the distal computer system, while the second device is local to the first device.

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