US 9,808,730 B2
Multi-function electronic device-enabled transmit controller
Michael S. Jenkins, Fairview, TX (US); Gary DeWitt, Plano, TX (US); Brad Shirley, Plano, TX (US); Richard Dale Rice, Jr., Wylie, TX (US); Lane Roathe, Garland, TX (US); Chris Russell, Richardson, TX (US); and Larry DeFauw, Dallas, TX (US)
Assigned to TRAXXAS LP, McKinney, TX (US)
Filed by TRAXXAS LP, McKinney, TX (US)
Filed on Apr. 30, 2014, as Appl. No. 14/266,789.
Application 14/266,789 is a continuation of application No. PCT/US2012/062613, filed on Oct. 30, 2012.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/553,863, filed on Oct. 31, 2011.
Prior Publication US 2015/0015376 A1, Jan. 15, 2015
Int. Cl. G05B 11/01 (2006.01); A63H 30/04 (2006.01); G08C 17/02 (2006.01); H04Q 9/00 (2006.01)
CPC A63H 30/04 (2013.01) [G08C 17/02 (2013.01); H04Q 9/00 (2013.01); G08C 2201/50 (2013.01); G08C 2201/93 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A transmit controller capable of automatic configuration, the transmit controller comprising:
a memory comprising one or more operational parameters effecting a control instruction for controlling movement;
a control user interface for remotely controlling movement of a model vehicle;
an auxiliary user interface connector for connecting to an auxiliary user interface device, the auxiliary user interface device comprising a processor to automatically configure the transmit controller;
a transmit controller processor comprising a configuration to:
receive a vehicle identifier from a model vehicle receiver;
transmit the vehicle identifier to the auxiliary user interface device;
receive one or more operational parameter settings from the auxiliary user interface device in response to the transmission of the vehicle identifier;
change the one or more operational parameters to the one or more operational parameter settings;
receive the control instruction from the control user interface;
determine an output signal based on the control instruction and the changed one or more operational parameters; and
transmit the output signal remotely to the model vehicle to thereby control the movement of the model vehicle.