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Paired Mobile Phone and Keys to Recover Lost Items

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000249068D
Publication Date: 2017-Jan-31
Document File: 3 page(s) / 246K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a solution to pair a mobile phone and set of keys to recover said items when lost. The system enables a user to find a misplaced mobile phone using a remote controller attached to a set of keys and enables a user to track a set of keys using a button built into the mobile phone case.

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Paired Mobile Phone and Keys to Recover Lost Items

With smart phones quickly becoming a staple in modern households, users often have trouble keeping track of the phone’s location. While present solutions use a Global Positioning System (GPS) to track a mobile phone, this is not an ideal solution if a user does not want the phone to be easily traceable. Attempting to locate a phone by calling it is unsuccessful if the device is in silent mode or the battery is drained.

In addition to smart phones becoming a necessity, individuals usually have several keys (e.g., house, mail, car keys) to monitor.

The novel system provides a solution that enables a user to locate a mobile phone using a remote controller attached to a set of keys and enables a user to track a set of keys using a button built into the mobile phone case.

The novel system tracks both the user’s keys and mobile phone by coupling the two items into two remotes, each tracking the location. The cell phone case has an individual battery pack built in to power a light source, a speaker, and a vibration motor. These separate features can be activated by clicking separate buttons on a remote controller attached to the set of keys. This allows a user to find the mobile phone even when the phone is out of battery power. Likewise, the mobile phone’s case has buttons that can be clicked to make the remote controller attached to the keys vibrate, emit a sound, and/or light up.

The described system has two key components, a cell phone case and a wireless remote that can be attached to keys. The cell phone case can be made out of any material of the manufacturer’s choosing. The case and remote both contain a custom microchip t...