JP2003078977A - Mobile phone with remote control function - Google Patents

Mobile phone with remote control function

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JP2003078977A
JP2003078977A JP2001265661A JP2001265661A JP2003078977A JP 2003078977 A JP2003078977 A JP 2003078977A JP 2001265661 A JP2001265661 A JP 2001265661A JP 2001265661 A JP2001265661 A JP 2001265661A JP 2003078977 A JP2003078977 A JP 2003078977A
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Kiyonobu Kawashima
清信 川島
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PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a mobile phone with a remote control function that can easily control remote control of a device to be controlled such as a television receiver, an air-conditioner and a VTR and has a telephone function with one mobile element and a comparatively simple configuration.
SOLUTION: The mobile phone is provided with a function mode changeover switch 2 that switches a telephone function mode or a remote control function mode, a remote control code storage IC 6 to which a plurality of infrared ray signal wavelength codes are stored so as to be compatible with many kinds of remote control functions of house appliance electric product manufacturers, a number button 4 with a plurality of selection buttons to access the remote control code storage IC 6 to read a desired remote control code, and an infrared ray emission section 5 that receives the remote control code read from the remote control code storage IC 6 through the operation of the number button 4 and generates an infrared ray signal with a wavelength corresponding to the remote control code.
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【発明の詳細な説明】 【0001】 【発明の属する技術分野】本発明は、携帯電話機、コードレス電話機、PHS等の携帯用電話装置に関し、特に、携帯電話機や家庭内コードレス電話機などに家電製品のリモートコントロール(以下リモコンと略記する) BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION [0001] [Technical Field of the Invention The present invention is a mobile phone, a cordless phone, relates to a portable telephone system such as PHS, in particular, of consumer electronics products such as mobile phones and home cordless phone remote control (hereinafter remote abbreviated)
機能を持たせ、電話にて家電製品のコントロールを可能にしたリモコン機能付き携帯電話機に関する。 Function to have a, relates to a mobile phone with a remote control function that enables the control of consumer electronics products by telephone. 【0002】本発明においては、あらかじめ電話機内にメーカ別、機種別に多種の家電製品に対応できるようにメーカ別及び主な機種のリモコン機能を内蔵させており、これにより、多種の家電製品が1つの電話機にて操作が可能になる。 [0002] In the present invention, previously manufacturer-specific in the phone, which is built in the remote control functions of the manufacturer-specific and major models to accommodate the various appliances for each model, thereby, a wide appliances 1 One of the operation at the phone becomes available. 【0003】 【従来の技術】従来、携帯電話機、PHS等を用いて、 [0003] Conventionally, mobile phone, using a PHS, etc.,
ビデオテープレコーダ(以下VTR)、テレビジョン(以下テレビ)、エアコンディショナ(以下エアコン) Video tape recorder (hereinafter referred to as VTR), television (hereinafter TV), air conditioner (hereinafter referred to as air conditioner)
等の電気機器を遠隔制御する方法あるいはシステムが提案されている。 The method or system for remotely controlling electrical equipment and the like have been proposed. 【0004】例えば特開平11−284757号公報には、携帯電話機とこの携帯電話機からの信号を受信し、 [0004] Japanese Unexamined Patent Publication No. 11-284757, receives the mobile telephone signal from the mobile phone,
受信した信号に従ってテレビ、エアコン、VTR等の被制御機器を遠隔制御するための遠隔制御信号を光送信する制御手段と、この制御手段から光送信された遠隔制御信号に従って遠隔制御される複数の被制御機器とを備えた携帯電話リモコンシステムが開示されており、このようなリモコンシステムにより携帯電話機を用いて家電機器の予約操作を可能としている。 TV according to the received signal, and control means for air-conditioning, optically transmits a remote control signal for remotely controlling the controlled apparatus such as a VTR, a plurality of the being remotely controlled in accordance with the remote control signal light transmitted from the control means control device and a mobile phone remote control system is disclosed which includes a, which enables reservation operation of home appliances by using a cellular phone by such a remote control system. 【0005】 【発明が解決しようとする課題】しかしながら、上記公報に開示されたシステムにおいては、遠隔制御信号を光送信する上記制御手段に設けられた制御部が、上記携帯電話機から受信した信号を解析し、所望の被制御機器に対応したフォーマットに変換した後に、光送信ユニットから被制御機器の電源を“オフ”するための遠隔制御信号を被制御機器に向けて光送信する構成となっているが、この制御部がいかにして被制御機器に対応したフォーマットに変換するのかは全く開示されておらず、不明であり、この部分がソフト的にもハード的にもかなり複雑となるものと予想される欠点があった。 [0005] The present invention is, however, in the system disclosed in the above publication, the control unit provided in the control means for optically transmitting a remote control signal, a signal received from the mobile phone analyzed, after converting to the format that corresponds to the desired controlled device, a remote control signal to "off" the power supply of the controlled device from the optical transmitting unit is configured to light transmitted toward the controlled device It has, but not at all disclosed or to convert into a format that the control unit corresponding to how to the controlled device, is unknown, and that this portion becomes rather complicated in a software manner in hardware also there is a drawback to be expected. 【0006】本発明は従来の上記実情に鑑み、従来の技術に内在する上記欠点を解消する為になされたものであり、従って本発明の目的は、比較的簡単な構成により一個の携帯素子で被制御機器を容易に制御することを可能とした新規なリモコン機能付き携帯電話装置を提供することにある。 [0006] The present invention has been made in view of the above-mentioned conventional situation, has been made to solve the above-described drawbacks inherent in the prior art, an object of the present invention is therefore a relatively simple configuration by a single mobile device and to provide a novel remote control function-equipped mobile phone device made it possible to easily control the controlled device. 【0007】 【課題を解決するための手段】上記目的を達成する為に、本発明に係るリモコン機能付き携帯電話機は、電話機能とリモートコントロール機能とのモードを切り替える機能モード切り替えスイッチと、多種の家電製品メーカのリモートコントロール機能に対応するように複数の赤外線信号波長コードが記憶されているリモコンコード記憶ICと、該リモコンコード記憶ICにアクセスして所望のリモコンコードを読み出す複数の選択ボタンを有する番号ボタンと、該番号ボタンの操作によって前記リモコンコード記憶ICから読み出されたリモコンコードを供給されて該リモコンコードに対応した波長の赤外線信号を発生する赤外線発光手段とを備えて構成される。 [0007] To achieve the above object, according to an aspect of a cellular telephone with remote control function according to the present invention, a function mode changeover switch for switching the mode between the telephone function and the remote control function, a wide a plurality of infrared signal wavelengths code to correspond to the remote control function appliances manufacturers have a remote control code storage IC stored, a plurality of selection buttons for reading a desired remote control code to access the remote control code storage IC configured with the number buttons, and an infrared light emitting means for generating an infrared signal having a wavelength corresponding to the remote control code is supplied with the remote control code read from the remote control code storage IC by operating the 該番 No. button. 【0008】 【発明の実施の形態】次に、本発明をその好ましい一実施の形態について図面を参照しながら詳細に説明する。 DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION Next will be described in detail with the present invention with reference to the drawings for the preferred embodiment. 【0009】図1は、本発明による一実施の形態を示すブロック構成図、図2は、本発明に係るシステムの一例を示す斜視図である。 [0009] Figure 1 is a block diagram showing an embodiment according to the present invention, FIG. 2 is a perspective view showing an example of a system according to the present invention. 【0010】 【実施の形態の構成】図1を参照するに、携帯電話機またはコードレス電話機1に、通常の電話機とリモコン機能とのモードを切り替えるリモコン機能切り替えスイッチ2が搭載されており、通常は電話機能として使用される電話機1はリモコン機能切り替えスイッチ2によってリモコンに切り替えられた時に、家電製品の遠隔操作を実現するリモコンとして機能する。 [0010] Referring to FIG. 1 [Configuration of Embodiment], the mobile telephone or cordless telephone 1 has the remote control function selector switch 2 for switching the mode between the normal phone and the remote control function is mounted, usually telephone phone 1 to be used as performance when switched to remote control by the remote control function selector switch 2, which functions as a remote control for implementing the remote control of household appliances. 【0011】電話機1の内部には多種の家電製品メーカのリモコンに対応できるように、あらかじめ複数のリモコン機能3を記憶したリモコンコード記憶IC6が内蔵されている。 [0011] Inside the telephone 1 to cope with the remote control of a wide consumer electronics manufacturers, it is built remote control code storage IC6 in advance stores a plurality of remote control function 3. 【0012】即ち、リモコンコード記憶IC6は、各家電メーカ毎に使用されているリモコンの機能や信号の波長を記憶しており、電話機1の番号ボタン4にて設定された番号を押すことにより、リモコンコード記憶IC6 Namely, the remote control code storage IC6 stores a wavelength of functions and signals of the remote control used in each home appliance manufacturers, by pressing the set number by number button 4 of the telephone 1, remote control code storage IC6
に記憶されている操作者の希望する被制御機器である家電製品のリモコン機能3を呼び出すことができる。 Can call the remote control function 3 of appliances as the controlled device desired by the operator is stored in. 【0013】更に、あらかじめ割り当てられた番号ボタン4を操作することにより赤外線発光部5から信号を発信し、家電製品のリモコンとして使用可能となる。 Furthermore, by transmitting a signal from the infrared ray emitting unit 5 by operating the number buttons 4 preassigned, it made available as a remote control for home appliances. 【0014】赤外線発光部5には、多種の家電製品メーカ別、機種別の被制御機器のリモコン機能に対応する波長(周波数)の赤外線信号を出力することができるような赤外線出力装置(図示せず)が内蔵されており、番号ボタン4の操作により、操作者の所望する赤外線信号を出力する。 [0014] The infrared light emitting part 5, various appliances manufacturer-specific, infrared output device can output an infrared signal having a wavelength corresponding to the remote control function of another controlled device model (frequency) (shown not) it is built, by the operation of the number buttons 4, and outputs the desired infrared signal operator. 【0015】 【実施の形態の動作】次に本発明による一実施の形態の動作について説明する。 [0015] [Operation of Embodiment] Next, the operation of one embodiment according to the present invention will be described. 【0016】電話機1内に記憶されている、使用したい家電製品のコードを電話機1の番号ボタン4で呼び出し、設定することで家電製品のリモコンとして使用可能となる。 [0016] stored in the telephone 1, the code of the home appliance call with number buttons 4 of the telephone 1 to be used, and can be used as a remote control of appliances by setting. 【0017】即ち、先ず切り替えスイッチ2を操作してスイッチ2をリモコン機能モードに設定する。 [0017] That is, first by operating the selector switch 2 to set the switch 2 to the remote control function mode. 【0018】次に、番号ボタン4を押圧することにより、リモコンコード記憶IC6から所望とする番号ボタン4の設定された番号に対応したリモコン機能3を読み出すことができる。 Next, it can be read out by pressing the number buttons 4, the remote control function 3 corresponding to the set number of number buttons 4, desired from the remote control code storage IC 6. 【0019】続いて操作者は、上記読み出した番号ボタン4の設定された番号に対応するリモコン機能3のコードを赤外線発光部5に供給する。 [0019] Then the operator supplies the code of the remote control function 3 corresponding to the set number of number buttons 4 read the infrared light emitting unit 5. 【0020】上記操作によって、赤外線発光部5から所望とする波長の赤外線信号が発生され、コードレス電話機1はリモコンとして機能する。 [0020] By the above operation, an infrared signal wavelength is generated to be desired from the infrared light emitting unit 5, the cordless telephone 1 functions as a remote control. 【0021】 【他の実施の形態】本発明は、コードレス電話機を対象としているが、有線電話機についても受話器に赤外線発信器を設置することにより、同様な使用が可能となる。 [0021] [Other Embodiments] The present invention is directed to a cordless telephone, by installing an infrared transmitter to receiver for wire telephone, it is possible to similarly use. 【0022】 【発明の効果】本発明は以上の如く構成され、作用するものであり、本発明によれば以下に示すような効果が得られる。 [0022] According to the present invention constituted as described above, is intended to act, according to the present invention the following effects are obtained. 【0023】個人所有の家電製品の増加に伴い、従来においては数種のリモコンを使用する必要があったが、本発明により、本電話機のみで複数種の家電製品に対して使用可能となる。 [0023] With the increase in home appliances privately owned, although in the conventional has been necessary to use several of the remote control, the present invention enables use for a plurality of types of appliances only in the phone. 【0024】本発明においては、リモコンコード記憶I [0024] In the present invention, the remote control code storage I
C6から読み出されたリモコン機能コードに対応して赤外線発光部5から異なった波長(周波数)の赤外線信号が出力されるので、メーカA、B、C・・・・・に対応して赤外線信号A'、B'、C'・・・・・が出力され、また機種L、M、N・・・・・別に対応して赤外線信号L'、M'、N'・・・・・が出力されるので、一個の電話機で、携帯電話として使用できると共に、あらゆる機種の家電製品を遠隔制御することが可能となる。 In response to remote control function code read from C6 Since infrared signal having a wavelength different from the infrared light emitting unit 5 (the frequency) is output, the manufacturer A, B, infrared signals corresponding to the C · · · · · A ', B', C '····· are output, also model L, M, N · · · · · separate infrared signal corresponding L', M ', N' ····· output since the, by a single telephone, it is possible to use as a portable telephone, home appliances of any type making it possible to remotely control.

【図面の簡単な説明】 【図1】本発明による一実施の形態を示すブロック構成図である。 Is a block diagram showing an embodiment according to the drawings: Figure 1 of the present invention. 【図2】本発明に係るシステムの一例を示す斜視図である。 Is a perspective view showing an example of a system according to the present invention; FIG. 【符号の説明】 1…コードレス電話機2…切り替えスイッチ3…リモコン機能コード記憶4…番号ボタン5…赤外線発光部6…リモコンコード記憶IC [Description of Reference Numerals] 1 ... cordless telephone 2 ... changeover switch 3 ... remote control function code storing 4 ... number buttons 5 ... infrared port 6 ... remote control code storage IC

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  1. 【特許請求の範囲】 【請求項1】 電話機能とリモートコントロール機能とのモードを切り替える機能モード切り替えスイッチと、 [Claims 1. A function mode changeover switch for switching the mode of the telephone function and the remote control function,
    多種の家電製品メーカのリモートコントロール機能に対応するように複数の赤外線信号波長コードが記憶されているリモコンコード記憶ICと、該リモコンコード記憶ICにアクセスして所望のリモコンコードを読み出す複数の選択ボタンを有する番号ボタンと、該番号ボタンの操作によって前記リモコンコード記憶ICから読み出されたリモコンコードを供給されて該リモコンコードに対応した赤外線信号を発生する赤外線発光手段とを具備することを特徴としたリモートコントロール機能付き携帯電話機。 A plurality of selection buttons for reading and remote control code storage IC in which a plurality of infrared signal wavelengths code is stored, the desired remote control code to access the remote control code storage IC so as to correspond to the remote control function various household appliances manufacturers and number buttons having a; and a said infrared light emitting means is supplied with a remote control code read from the remote control code storage IC by generating an infrared signal corresponding to the remote control code by the operation of 該番 No. button a mobile phone with a remote control functions. 【請求項2】 前記赤外線発光手段は、前記リモコンコードに対応した異なる波長の赤外線信号を出力することを更に特徴とする請求項1に記載のリモートコントロール機能付き携帯電話機。 Wherein said infrared light emitting means, the cellular telephone with remote control function according to claim 1, further characterized in that the output infrared signals of different wavelengths corresponding to the remote control code.
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