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Joseph N. Jackson (1929 – ) holds 6 U.S. patents for telecommunications and fertility prediction inventions. Jackson’s first patent was for his contribution to a v-chip device that allowed users to block selected content on cable television. This type of technology is commonly used for parental controls. He also holds patents for TV remote control devices. Jackson was not the first person to invent the remote control. The first TV remote controls introduced in the U.S. were created by Zenith in 1950. The remote was called, “Lazy Bones”. However it was not wireless. It was attached to the TV by a long cord. Consumers didn’t like it because it was a frequent trip hazard. Development of a remote control patent goes back much further than 1950. The first wireless remote control device, the “Flash-Matic” was developed in 1955 by Zenith engineer, Eugene Polley. Continue reading “Joseph N. Jackson: Inventor of A TV Remote Control”