US Patent No: 8,228,224

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System and method of using a remote control and apparatus

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A method includes receiving a first identification signal, where the first identification signal corresponds to a first control. The method also includes determining an active device function to which the first control corresponds, where the active device function is a first function of a first device when the first device is active and where the active device function is a second function of a second device when the second device is active. The method also includes triggering emission of an audible signal identifying the active device function.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.RENO, NV6628
SBC KNOWLEDGE VENTURES, L.P.RENO, NV231

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Brandt, Jeffrey Lewis Cedar Park, US 31 488
Kortum, Philip Ted Austin, US 50 870
Sullivan, Marc Andrew Austin, US 54 1001

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