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VIBRATING PORTABLE TELEPHONE RINGER/PAGER

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000006136D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Dec-06
Document File: 1 page(s) / 43K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Gary Biitman: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

There is a large hearing impaired population that may be unaware of normal telephone rings. Devices currently exist to .allow these people to communicate over telephones and to notify them that a phone is ringing. One such device is a light flasher that can be attached to the phone, but this can be difficult to see during the day and is ineffective if the person is asleep.

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MOFOROLA INC. Technical Developments Volume 12 April 1991

VIBRATING PORTABLE TELEPHqNE

RINGER/PAGER ~

by Gary Biitman, Jerry Pine and DiAnn Bee&h

  There is a large hearing impaired population that may be unaware of normal telephone rings. Devices currently exist to .allow these people to communicate over telephones and to notify them that a phone is ringing. One such device is a light flasher that can be attached to the phone, but this can be difficult to see during the day and is ineffective if the person is asleep.

  By integrating a low power transmitter into a telephone which transmits an alert page to a vibrating ringer/pager worn by a handicapped person, it is

possible to alleviate the iroblems associated with light flashers. This design wbuld alert equally well during the day and night and c& awaken a sleeping person. A single transmitter should be effective over a fairly large area whereas the:lflashers are only useful in visual proximity. ~

  The technology currently exists in pagers and can easily be adapted to this new device. Additionally, such a device would be extremely useful in noisy environments where wdrkers may be unable to hear normal rings.

152 0 Motorola. 1°C. 1991

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