United States Patent no. 8,432,264, issued on April 30, was assigned to TiVo Inc. (Alviso, Calif.).
"Motion-activated remote control backlight" was invented by Roger Hsu (Palo Alto, Calif.). According to the abstract released by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office: "An apparatus for performing remote control operations is provided. A remote control detects a particular movement, and performs operations based on the detected movement."
The patent was filed on July 23, 2010, under Application No. 12/842,904.