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KID ALERT

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000007020D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Feb-19
Document File: 1 page(s) / 44K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Ernie Gibson: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

There is a growing concern among parents over lost children in public places, such as amusement parks, and shopping centers. There is a need for an inexpensive, alerting device to caution a parent when a child wanders away. The KID ALERT will provide these functions.

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MOTOROLA INC. Technical Developments Volume 20 October 1993

KID ALERT

by Ernie Gibson and Michelle Gibson

PROBLEM

  There is a growing concern among parents over lost children in public places, such as amusement parks, and shopping centers. There is a need for an inexpensive, alerting device to caution a parent when a child wanders away. The KID ALERT will provide these functions.

RF signal to the kid unit periodically (check in). The kid unit acknowledges by transmitting a similarly coded RF signal to the parent unit. In the event that the child wanders away, and the kid unit is out of range (30 ft.), no signal is received by the kid unit, and no acknowledgement is sent to the parent unit. Both units timeout and send an alert tone, where the kid unit puts out a louder tone. Each system will be programmed with unique codes to prevent falsing from other units in the vicinity. The kid unit will only be able to be reset by the parent unit, and each unit will be compact so they can be worn comfortably by parent and child.

SOLUTION

  The KID ALERT consists of a parent unit and a kid unit. Both units contain a low powered trans- mitter and receiver. The parent unit transmits a coded

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