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Electronic Car Locator

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000004538D
Publication Date: 2001-Jan-18
Document File: 2 page(s) / 541K

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Abstract

The present invention is an electronic vehicle locater that includes a transmitter and a receiver. The transmitter enables a user to locate a vehicle by causing a small receiver attached to the vehicle's radio antenna to emit a visible alarm signal when a button on the transmitter is pressed. The receiver is a small, battery-powered object that can be attached to any antenna using an adhesive glue, for example.

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Electronic Car Locator

As shopping malls get larger and larger, a common problem for many shoppers is locating their vehicles in shopping mall parking lots. What is needed is a way to help vehicle owners identify their vehicles more easily.

The present invention is an electronic vehicle locater that includes a transmitter and a receiver. The transmitter enables a user to locate a vehicle by causing a small receiver attached to the vehicle's radio antenna to emit a visible alarm signal when a button on the transmitter is pressed. The receiver is a small, battery-powered object that can be attached to any antenna using an adhesive glue, for example.

Figure 1 Transmitter

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

Figure 2 Automobile antenna with receiver unit

Figure 2 shows an exemplary vehicle 200 with a receiver 210 and light 220 attached to car antenna 230.

In operation, a user locates vehicle 200 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 their vehicle among a sea of similar vehicles.