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Researchers Submit Patent Application, "Remote Control Method of Multi-Mode Remote Controller, Remote Controller, User Terminal and System", for...

August 6, 2014



Researchers Submit Patent Application, "Remote Control Method of Multi-Mode Remote Controller, Remote Controller, User Terminal and System", for Approval

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Electronics Newsweekly -- From Washington, D.C., VerticalNews journalists report that a patent application by the inventors Wang, Xiaohui (Shenzhen, CN); Shi, Chi (Shenzhen, CN); Mao, Guohong (Shenzhen, CN); Zhou, Guang (Shenzhen, CN); Wen, Lifu (Shenzhen, CN), filed on April 10, 2012, was made available online on July 24, 2014.

No assignee for this patent application has been made.

News editors obtained the following quote from the background information supplied by the inventors: "Nowadays, televisions become increasingly more intelligent and have more functions. They are configured with intelligent operating systems, bringing more functions and experience to the users, such as picture browse, e-book reading, network browse, etc. However, a remote controller matching with the television is relatively unintelligent, it is a conventional push-button remote controller, a simulation-mouse controller, or the like. These remote controllers can only function rigidly, and a method for integrating respective control modes together and switching among the multiple control modes is desirable."

As a supplement to the background information on this patent application, VerticalNews correspondents also obtained the inventors' summary information for this patent application: "In order to solve at least one part of the existing technical problems above, the present invention provides a remote control method, a multi-mode remote controller, a user terminal, and a system, using touch control technique for multi-mode remote controller. Thus, seamless automatic switching among multiple control modes can be realized, and various interaction requirements of different kinds of users can be satisfied.

"In one embodiment of the present invention, it is provided a remote control method of multi-mode remote controller, comprising:

"determining a current control mode, wherein the remote controller comprises various control modes;

"analyzing a touch control signal, and generating a remote control instruction to be sent to a user terminal so that the user terminal operates a currently displayed content, wherein, the remote control instruction corresponds to the touch control signal under the current control mode.

"Correspondingly, in another embodiment of the present invention, it is provided a multi-mode remote controller having multiple control modes, wherein the remote controller specifically comprises:

"an obtaining module for obtaining a touch control signal on a touchscreen and from a user;

"a microprocessor for analyzing the touch control signal obtained on the touchscreen and generating a corresponding remote control instruction; and

"a communicating module for sending the remote control instruction generated by the microprocessor to a user terminal.

"Correspondingly, in yet another embodiment of the present invention, it is provided a user terminal, comprising:

"a mode determining module for determining a current control mode;

"a controlling module for determining an operation manner for a currently displayed content, according to the current control mode determined by the mode determining module and a received remote control instruction sent by a remote controller; and

"an operating module for operating the currently displayed content according to the operation manner for the currently displayed content which is determined by the controlling module.

"Correspondingly, in yet another embodiment of the present invention, it is provided a remote control system for multi-mode remote controller, comprising a remote controller and a user terminal, wherein the remote controller comprises an multi-mode remote controller described in any one of claims 7-10, the user terminal comprises a user terminal described in any one of claims 11-15, and specifically, the user terminal comprises a television set-top box or a television.

"The implementation of one embodiment of the present invention can have the following benefit effects.

"In one embodiment of the present invention, a multi-mode remote controller and a remote control system include various control modes and can switch automatically among multiple control modes according to a remote control instruction and a current work scenario. After determining the current control mode, the remote control can be performed according to a touch control signal on the touchscreen from a user and the determined control mode. Even if a user inputs identical touch control signals on the touchscreen, it can also be generated respective remote control instructions corresponding to the touch control signal under respective current control modes due to that the current control modes can be different. Therefore, a method for switching automatically among various control modes can be realized, remote control functions of an ordinary remote controller can be improved, and remote control requirements of users can be satisfied.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

"FIG. 1 is a flowchart of a remote control method for multi-mode remote controller according to a first embodiment of the present invention;

"FIG. 2 is a flowchart of a remote control method for multi-mode remote controller according to a second embodiment of the present invention;

"FIG. 3 is a flowchart of a remote control method for multi-mode remote controller according to a third embodiment of the present invention;

"FIG. 4 is a flowchart of a remote control method for multi-mode remote controller according to a fourth embodiment of the present invention;

"FIG. 5 is a structure diagram of a multi-mode remote controller according to the present invention;

"FIG. 6 is a second structure diagram of a multi-mode remote controller according to the present invention;

"FIG. 7 is a third structure diagram of a multi-mode remote controller according to the present invention;

"FIG. 8 is a structure diagram of a user terminal according to the present invention;

"FIG. 9 is a second structure diagram of a user terminal according to the present invention;

"FIG. 10 is a third structure diagram of a user terminal according to the present invention;

"FIG. 11 is a fourth structure diagram of a user terminal according to the present invention."

For additional information on this patent application, see: Wang, Xiaohui; Shi, Chi; Mao, Guohong; Zhou, Guang; Wen, Lifu. Remote Control Method of Multi-Mode Remote Controller, Remote Controller, User Terminal and System. Filed April 10, 2012 and posted July 24, 2014. Patent URL: http://appft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-adv.html&r=3834&p=77&f=G&l=50&d=PG01&S1=20140717.PD.&OS=PD/20140717&RS=PD/20140717

Keywords for this news article include: Patents, Electronics, Microprocessors.

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