US 11,656,743 B2
System and method for flexible configuration of a controlling device
Arsham Hatambeiki, Irvine, CA (US); Christopher A. Chambers, Westminster, CA (US); Han-Sheng Yuh, Diamond Bar, CA (US); and Steven Clegg, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA (US)
Assigned to Universal Electronics Inc., Scottsdale, AZ (US)
Filed by Universal Electronics Inc., Scottsdale, AZ (US)
Filed on Aug. 24, 2021, as Appl. No. 17/410,054.
Application 13/673,271 is a division of application No. 12/629,423, filed on Dec. 2, 2009, granted, now 9,632,665, issued on Apr. 25, 2017.
Application 17/410,054 is a continuation of application No. 16/596,622, filed on Oct. 8, 2019, granted, now 11,119,637.
Application 16/596,622 is a continuation of application No. 15/632,775, filed on Jun. 26, 2017, granted, now 10,509,548, issued on Dec. 17, 2019.
Application 15/632,775 is a continuation of application No. 13/673,271, filed on Nov. 9, 2012, granted, now 9,720,575, issued on Aug. 1, 2017.
Application 12/629,423 is a continuation in part of application No. 11/357,681, filed on Feb. 16, 2006, granted, now 7,941,786, issued on May 10, 2011.
Application 11/357,681 is a continuation in part of application No. 11/218,900, filed on Sep. 2, 2005, granted, now 7,266,777, issued on Sep. 4, 2007.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/201,021, filed on Dec. 5, 2008.
Claims priority of provisional application 60/705,926, filed on Aug. 5, 2005.
Claims priority of provisional application 60/608,183, filed on Sep. 8, 2004.
Prior Publication US 2021/0382593 A1, Dec. 9, 2021
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. G06F 3/0484 (2022.01); H04N 21/422 (2011.01); H04N 21/81 (2011.01); G06F 8/10 (2018.01); G06F 3/01 (2006.01); G06F 3/0486 (2013.01); G08C 17/02 (2006.01); G08C 23/04 (2006.01); G11B 27/034 (2006.01); G11B 27/34 (2006.01); G06F 1/16 (2006.01); G06F 9/06 (2006.01)
CPC G06F 3/0484 (2013.01) [G08C 17/02 (2013.01); G08C 23/04 (2013.01); G11B 27/034 (2013.01); G11B 27/34 (2013.01); H04N 21/42204 (2013.01); H04N 21/42208 (2013.01); H04N 21/42224 (2013.01); H04N 21/42228 (2013.01); H04N 21/8186 (2013.01); G06F 1/16 (2013.01); G06F 3/01 (2013.01); G06F 3/0486 (2013.01); G06F 8/10 (2013.01); G06F 9/06 (2013.01); G08C 2201/20 (2013.01); G08C 2201/21 (2013.01); G08C 2201/30 (2013.01); G08C 2201/92 (2013.01)] 14 Claims
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1. A method for configuring a smart device to present information about a home appliance, comprising:
receiving at the smart device a non-appliance specific, graphical user interface comprised of an element for displaying an appliance state;
in response to the smart device being introduced into a network ecosystem which includes the home appliance, causing the smart device to use a data obtained from the network ecosystem to automatically establish within the smart device a link between the received, non-appliance specific, graphical user interface and the home appliance;
causing the smart device to issue a polling message via the link to the home appliance at a polling interval that was pre-associated within the received, non-appliance specific, graphical user interface to the element for displaying the appliance state; and
using a response message received from the home appliance in response to the polling message to update the element for displaying the appliance state.