Comcast won a U.S. patent on Tuesday for a touch-screen remote control that is designed to sit horizontally on a charging station.
Comcast SVP and Executive Creative Director Tom Loretan is named as inventor on the patent for the next-generation remote control.
Abstract: A handheld remote control device may have an angled directional control pad having a planar orientation that is askew from a front face control surface of the remote control device. The angled directional control pad may include a rear portion on the rear of the remote control device, which may be angled as well. The rear portion of the directional control pad may include an inductive charging circuit for charging a battery of the remote control device, and may be configured to mate with a charging base.
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