TV Remote Control Patent

(FILED 2009) Contextual Mapping of On-Screen Keyboard to Remote Input Device for Text Entry on TV... - A television remote control has a telephone-like keypad with an NxM (in our example: 3x5) array of buttons. An on-screen keyboard with an infinite number of letters, numbers and symbols is sectioned into 3x5 arrays to map to the remote control keypad. The user is able to use the remote control keypad to access key in any of the sections of this infinite keyboard to input text and numbers on the TV screen. Every input is only as many button-presses away as there are keyboard sections...

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Ali Michel
Product Design Leader Palo Alto, CA