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Dr. Joseph Jackson

Inventor Remote Control

U.S. Army Retired Non-Commissioned Officer

Inventor, Six US Patents


Harvey, “Jefferson Parish” Louisiana



Dr. Joseph N. Jackson was accepted into the United States Army at the age of 18. He worked as a stevedore unloading ships in Alaska from 1956-1957 and as a Military Policeman from 1958-1961. Served two tours in Korea 1961-62 and 1970-71.  


In 1961, D..Jackson went to television repair school at night, and owned and operated a radio and television service shop part-time for seven years in Fayetteville, North Carolina, near Fort Bragg where he was stationed.  He was honorably discharged from the Army in February 1968 after 12 years of service.  He rejoined in June 1970, and worked in Korea as an engineer equipment technician.  In 1971, he graduated from the U.S. Army Recruiting and Career Counselor School and work in Boston, Massachusetts in 1971-1972.   He transferred to California in 1973 as an Army Recruiter and Career Counselor and worked in this capacity until his retirement July 1978.


In 1975, Dr. Jackson completed his degree in Business Administration from Columbia College, Columbia, Missouri. He received his Ph.D. in Applied Science and Technology from Glendale University in 2008.


The holder of numerous “Certificates of Completion” in the areas of Advanced Television Electronics, Business Management (Marketing), Leadership Development and Public Speaking, Dr. Jackson’s creative inventions make him an icon among Black American inventors, and his lectures have encouraged a generation of young people to “think outside the box.”


His early efforts led to the precursor of the V-Chip, technology that is used in the television industry to allow parents to block out violent and objectionable programs that could be seen by young children, and the creation of the Programmable Television Controller and other innovative devices for the television industry.  His fascination with technology and electronics led him to create a modernized version of an ancient idea.  His expertise has garnered him worldwide esteem.


A few years back, he was called upon by the network television industry to testify before the House of Representatives and several Senators regarding technical solutions to television violence.  He was called as a consultant to demonstrate the control that parents would have with his technology, the affordability of the device, and the simplicity of implementation by concerned parents.

Dr. Jackson founded Protelcon, Inc., in 1993 to market and distribute the TeleCommander, the first empowerment television accessory designed to give parents control over the viewing content and habits of children.


He holds six issued U.S. Patents in the areas of telecommunications (Programmable Television Receiver Controllers), Fertility Prediction Devices (female). He also holds several copyrights, trademarks, and Pending Patents in the areas of Aircraft Security and Tracking Systems.


The idea for programmable television came to Dr. Jackson in 1976.  His idea culminated with the following U.S. Patents:


                                    #4,081,754 March 1978

                                    #4,228,543 October 10, 1980

                                    #5,548,345 August 1, 1996

                                    #6,094,194 June 20, 2000


The idea for a personal female “Biorhythmic Cycle Indicator” resulted in the following U.S. Patents:


                                    #5,836,890 November 17, 1998

                                    #6,022,323 February 8, 2000


Dr. Jackson co-founded the Black Invention Museum in 1993. In 1996, Choice Technologies was created as a research and development entity to demonstrate the viability and prototype development of his intellectual properties. Presently, he serves as Patent Consultant to many potential inventors in the local community and nationally. He speaks some conversational Korean and Spanish.



Awards and Community Recognition


Endorsement from the LOS ANGELES UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT, STUDENT HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, District Nursing Services, was received on October 29, 2009, for his FEM-CHOICE ® Cycle Prediction System that will be utilitzed as a teaching tool for their Growth & Development Program for fifth and sixth graders throughout the district. With 639 schools in the district, it is the second largest in the United States.


“Award of Excellence” plaque from the Film & Television Advisory Board, Hollywood, California, in 1971 for his innovation to the television industry (First Parental Control System).


Invitation to speak at a special conference held jointly by the four major networks (ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX) on the subject of “Violence on TV.” (Hosted by CBS in New York) where he demonstrated his parental control technology in 1994.


Numerous appearances on local television programs.


Several articles published in the Los Angeles Times, Long Beach Press Telegram, The Los Angeles Sentinel, The Wave, and other local newspapers.  He also appeared in Jet Magazine on January 19, 1978.




Dr.Jackson is a member of the Black Business Association of Los Angeles, the Hawthorne Chamber of Commerce, the Carson Black Chamber of Commerce (Carson, California), and served on the Advisory Board of MESA/MEP at the California State University of Long Beach School of Engineering. Commisioner: City of Hawthorne. CA (Presently)




Listed below are examples of some of the schools, institutions and civic organizations where he has lectured on the topic of “Creativity and the Inventive Process.” (Black History Month)

Los Angeles Air Force Base, El Segundo, CA

Cal State University, Long Beach, CA

Cal State University, Los Angeles, CA.

Cal State University, Dominguez Hills, Carson, CA

Los Angeles City College, Los Angeles, CA

El Camino College, Hawthorne, CA

U.S. Housing and Urban Development, Los Angeles, CA.

Department of the Navy, Long Beach, CA

United States Coast Guard, Long Beach, CA

Southern California Edison, Headquarters, Irwindale, CA

MTA Los Angeles, CA

California Association for the Physically Handicapped, Los Angeles, CA.

The African American Heritage Museum, Hammond, Louisiana

West Los Angeles College, Los Angeles, CA.

Los Angeles Trade Tech. Los Angeles, CA.

Los Angeles Unified School District Student Health and Human Service Division

District Nursing Service. Los Angeles, CA.

Carson Black Chamber of Commerce, Carson, CA.

The Law Offices of Morrison & Foerster, Los Angeles, CA.

City of Los Angeles (Bureau of Street Services) Los Angeles, CA. 

Social Security Administration Office, Long Beach, CA

Internal Revenue Department Long Beach, CA Office

Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems, El Segundo, CA                       

Numerous high schools and other civic organizations



“I’ve always said that whatever I do next had to be a big idea, global in scope, intellectually challenging, and it had to make a notable difference in the lives of others. With this in mind, I will seek out like-minded individuals to assist me in achieving these goals.”

                                                                                    Dr. Joseph N. Jackson


For additional information contact:

Dr Joseph N. Jackson Ph.D.

13620 Cerise Ave.

Hawthorne, CA. 90250



Dr. Joseph Jackson
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