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Audio electronic item locator

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000004409D
Publication Date: 2000-Nov-08
Document File: 2 page(s) / 978K

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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 an audible 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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Audio 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 an audible 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 speaker alarm

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

In operation, a user locates any item by pressing button 110 on transmitter 100. Transmitter 100 sends a signal to receiver 210, which sounds an audible alarm signal from speaker 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.