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1. (WO2003063475) REMOTE WIRELESS DEVICE WITH EPG DISPLAY, INTERCOM AND EMULATED CONTROL BUTTONS

Pub. No.:    WO/2003/063475    International Application No.:    PCT/US2003/001595
Publication Date: Jul 31, 2003 International Filing Date: Jan 16, 2003
IPC: H04L 12/28
H04L 29/08
H04N 21/41
H04N 21/436
H04N 21/4788
H04N 21/482
H04N 5/445
H04N 7/173
H04N 5/44
Applicants: GENERAL INSTRUMENT CORPORATION
Inventors: FALVO, Barry, P.
ELCOCK, Albert, F.
Title: REMOTE WIRELESS DEVICE WITH EPG DISPLAY, INTERCOM AND EMULATED CONTROL BUTTONS
Abstract:
A user's remote wireless device (210) is used to send messages to targeted destinations within the user's home environment via an in-home network. The remote wireless device (210) presents a user-friendly menu that enables the user to select the format of the messages (e.g., audio, text and/or graphics). The messages may be set to be sent at a particular time (reminder messages) or sent immediately (intercom messages). An application program (240) running on the remote wireless device (210) emulates on a display (245) of the remote wireless device (210) a plurality of control buttons used to select the destination, format and time, and to control the selection of program channels displayed on a television (215).