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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

Publishing Venue

Sony Technical Digest

Related People

Inventors:
Roderick Allen McDivitt

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.