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REMOTE BEEPER FOR SONY'S 900 MHz BASE UNIT TELEPHONE

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000021393D
Original Publication Date: 2000-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Jan-16
Document File: 1 page(s) / 145K

Publishing Venue

Sony Technical Digest

Related People

Roderick Allen McDivitt: INVENTOR

Abstract

With the inherent goal of creating more telephone call response options, this remote beeper detaches from a base phone unit and beeps or vibrates when there is an incoming call. The beeper has a 300 foot range and can be held inside of a pocket or clipped on to a shirt, with the same signal that activates the ringer on a cordless phone activating the beeper. When not in use, the beeper slides into position on either the side or front of the base unit phone. A more expensive version could have the added feature of a caller ID. The key functionality of this invention would be to aid a person who (1) does not have an answering machine or service, (2) does not want an answering machine or service to answer a particular call, or (3) to aid a person who is hearing impaired to more easily answer a call.

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Sony Technical Digest, Volume 3, November 2000, ISSN 1521-5180

REMOTE BEEPER FOR SONY'S 900 MHz BASE UNIT TELEPHONE

Invention by:

Roderick Allen McDivitt

With the inherent goal of creating more telephone call response options, this remote beeper detaches from a base phone unit and beeps or vibrates when there is an incoming call. The beeper has a 300 foot range and can be held inside of a pocket or clipped on to a shirt, with the same signal that activates the ringer on a cordless phone activating the beeper. When not in use, the beeper slides into position on either the side or front of the base unit phone. A more expensive version could have the added feature of a caller ID. The key functionality of this invention would be to aid a person who (1) does not have an answering machine or service, (2) does not want an answering machine or service to answer a particular call, or (3) to aid a person who is hearing impaired to more easily answer a call.

The physical size of the beeper dimensions are approximately 1 .5" x 1 " x 0.5". The small size of the beeper allows it to even provide functionality when incorporated in a much larger and bulkier cordless phone base unit. The beeper will have anode and cathode contacts to trickle charge its own battery when attached to the base unit. If attached to a cordless phone, the trickle charge circuit could be connected in parallel with a circuit that charges the phone. A voltage comparative circuit with a LED indicator could be added to t...