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Visual electronic item locator

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000004403D
Publication Date: 2000-Nov-08
Document File: 2 page(s) / 987K

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Abstract

The present invention is an electronic item locater that includes a transmitter and one or more receivers. The transmitter enables a user to locate any item, such as a missing remote control unit for a television set, by causing a small receiver attached to the missing item to emit a visible alarm signal when a button on the transmitter is pressed. The transmitter can be programmed to send unique signals to multiple receivers. The receivers are small, battery-powered objects that can be attached to items such as television remote control units, cordless telephones, and car keys.

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Visual electronic item locator

The present invention is an electronic item locater that includes a transmitter and one or more receivers. The transmitter enables a user to locate any item, such as a missing remote control unit for a television set, by causing a small receiver attached to the missing item to emit a visible alarm signal when a button on the transmitter is pressed. The transmitter can be programmed to send unique signals to multiple receivers. The receivers are small, battery-powered objects that can be attached to items such as television remote control units, cordless telephones, and car keys.

Figure 1 Transmitter

Figure 1 shows a transmitter 100 that includes buttons 110 and case 120.

Figure 2 Television remote control with receiver and light alarm

Figure 2 shows an exemplary television remote control 200 with an attached receiver 210 and light 220.

In operation, a user locates any item by pressing button 110 on transmitter 100. Transmitter 100 sends a signal to receiver 210, which activates light 220 so that the user can find the missing object. Each button on transmitter 100 can be programmed to set off a separate receiver 210.