A device remote control system configured for use with an automobile remote keyless entry is disclosed herein. The device is specifically configured for use in association with a remote keyless entry key fob. The key fob is operable to transmit at least one automobile instruction signal, such as a door lock signal, door unlock signal, trunk release signal, or other automobile instruction signal. The device comprises a receiver, a processor, and a transmitter. The receiver is configured to receive the automobile instruction signal transmitted by the key fob and deliver the signal to the processor. The processor analyzes the signal and determines whether it is an appropriate signal indicating that a device such as a garage door should be opened or closed. The transmitter is configured to transmit a device operation signal in response to the processor when the processor indicates that the device should be operated.
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ФОРМУЛА ИЗОБРЕТЕНИЯ (CLAIMS)
What is claimed is:
1. A method of controlling a non-automotive remotely controlled device using a key fob configured to transmit an automotive instruction signal, the method comprising: receiving the automotive instruction signal transmitted from the key fob; identifying the received automotive instruction signal; and transmitting a control signal for the non-automotive remotely controlled device following identification of the received automotive instruction signal if the automobile instruction signal is received in a manner that meets a predetermined criterion indicating that the automotive instruction signal is intended to also control the non-automotive remotely controlled device.