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Motion Sensor Technology for TV

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000169427D
Publication Date: 2008-Apr-22
Document File: 2 page(s) / 32K

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James Brown: INVENTOR

Abstract

Motion sensors are used in a variety of products including outdoor and indoor lighting, burglar alarms, etc. Motion sensors combine energy savings and security into one product. A motion sensor built into a TV would provide these could be useful for several reasons.

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Sony Corporation

Sony Electronics Inc.

IPD Case # 50X9456

Title:

Motion Sensor Technology for TVĀ 

Description of the Invention:

Motion sensors are used in a variety of products including outdoor and indoor lighting, burglar alarms, etc. Motion sensors combine energy savings and security into one product. A motion sensor built into a TV would provide these could be useful for several reasons.

Inventor:

James Brown

Invention Disclosure:

What issues/problems does your invention try to address?

TV's are often left on when people fall asleep or leave the house wasting energy and reducing the life of the product.

How did others try to address these issues/problems?

Timers

Explain your invention and specifically identify the new and novel features.

A motion sensor built into the TV with adjustable sensitivity controls which would turn the TV on or off.

1)      Power saving:

a)      If you leave the house or go to bed without turning off the TV it will turn off by itself saving power.

b)      If you fall asleep the TV will automatically turn itself off after a period of inactivity. Should you roll over or move in your sleep, the TV will turn back on and most likely wake you up to either continue watching the program or to go to bed.

2)      Security:

a)      If someone enters your home while you are not there the TV will turn on, possibly scaring off the intruder.

3)      Convenience:

a)      The first thing many people do when they come home or enter the room...