Patent Number: 7,710,505

Title: Method and apparatus for remote control of audio visual systems

Abstract: The invention provides a method for improving the functionality of the jump button associated with television, cable/satellite receiver, or any other multi-channel device controlling remote control. The apparatus provides a jump button with the ability to access a wide variety of channels in an intelligent manner. At present, the jump button has the functionality such that the jump to location associated with selecting the jump button is the previously viewed channel, regardless of how the current channel being viewed is selected. The invention disclosed herein is a method of performing jumps on a device like a remote control in a more useful manner.

Inventors: Moore; Charles H. (Sierra City, CA)

Assignee: VNS Portfolio LLC

International Classification: H04N 5/44 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/04/12018