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Electronic Suitcase Locator

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000004536D
Publication Date: 2001-Jan-16
Document File: 2 page(s) / 504K

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Abstract

The present invention is an electronic suitcase locater that includes a transmitter and one or more receivers. The transmitter enables a user to locate a suitcase by causing a small receiver attached to the missing item to emit a visible alarm signal when a button on the transmitter is pressed. The receiver is a small, battery-powered object that can be attached to any suitcase using a two-sided adhesive tape, for example.

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Electronic Suitcase Locator

Because most luggage is manufactured in only one color (black), a common problem for many air travelers is locating luggage at airport baggage carousels. What is needed is a way to help air travelers identify their luggage more easily.

The present invention is an electronic suitcase locater that includes a transmitter and one or more receivers. The transmitter enables a user to locate a suitcase by causing a small receiver attached to the missing item to emit a visible alarm signal when a button on the transmitter is pressed. The receiver is a small, battery-powered object that can be attached to any suitcase using a two-sided adhesive tape, for example.

Figure 1 Transmitter

Figure 1 shows a transmitter 100 that includes button 110 and case 120.

Figure 2 Suitcase with receiver unit

Figure 2 shows an exemplary suitcase 200 with an attached receiver 210 and light 220.

In operation, a user locates suitcase 200 by pressing button 110 on transmitter 100. Transmitter 100 sends a signal to receiver 210, which activates light 220 so that the user can find their suitcase among the piles of identical suitcases.