ApplicationNo. 06/332573 filed on 12/21/1981
US Classes:340/309.4, Selectively or sequentially actuated indicators340/309.5, With independent manual controller368/10, COMBINED WITH DISPARATE DEVICE368/246, With same day plural time selection368/43, Having alarm controlled by holder968/969, At preselected times, e.g., alarm clocks, etc. [G04G 13/02]D10/2Combined (1)
ExaminersPrimary: Swann, III, Glen R.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesA61J 7/04 (20060101)
A61J 7/00 (20060101)
G04G 13/00 (20060101)
G04G 13/02 (20060101)
AbstractStructure ir provided for assisting a person in keeping track of appointments, times for taking medication or the times for turning on electrical equipment or such. The structure comprises an electronic circuit capable of generating signals representing up to N different pre-set times at which specific events are to occur where N is a selected positive integer such as 20. Switches are then provided, each switch corresponding on a one-to-one basis to a unique pre-set time, such that the user can set those switches corresponding to the pre-set times at which the user desires events to take place. An alarm is provided to indicate in sequence when the actual time corresponds to the pre-set time corresponding to each set switch. The user can only shut off the alarm when the alarm is sounding and the system will then automatically record the number of times during which the alarm has come on and the user has responded to the alarm by silencing it thereby to provide a cumulative count of total events to which the user has responded. A doctor can then check the cumulative count to ensure that a patient has presumptively taken medicines prescribed at selected times in accordance with the programmed schedule on the structure. Because the alarm can only be silenced when it is sounding, accidental silencing of the alarm at any time is prevented.The structure of this invention combines the convenience and ease of an electronic alarm system with the simplicity and permanence of a written record of events.
Field of SearchSelectively or sequentially actuated indicators