Patents Examined by Leslie Von Beck
  • Patent number: 4850040
    Abstract: An infrared remote control system for allowing a console to control the operation of a plurality of remote devices all situated in the same substantially enclosed space, for example, a hotel room. The console includes several simultaneously-operated infrared transmitters, the transmitters being aimed in different directions. Remote devices respond to respective codes, but some also retransmit received radiation so that the console can gain access even to remote devices which are not along a line of sight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 1987
    Date of Patent: July 18, 1989
    Assignee: Inncom International, Inc.
    Inventors: Rudor M. Teich, Duane Buckingham