Electronic clock with solar cell and rechangeable battery
Alarm shut-off device, with a wake up signal delivering integrated circuit and a receiving and signal shaping network
Light source with gradually changing intensity
Motion controlled clock with alarm and flashlight features
System for monitoring eyes for detecting sleep behavior
Electronic clock and calendar apparatus with audio message recording and playback
ApplicationNo. 10043382 filed on 10/26/2001
US Classes:340/575, Sleep340/573.1, Human or animal368/10, COMBINED WITH DISPARATE DEVICE368/245, With variable loudness or tone368/256, With optical signal180/272, Responsive to absence or inattention of operator, or negatively reactive to attempt to operate vehicle by person not qualified mentally or physically to do so368/205, Solar cell368/13, Telephone600/558, Eye or testing by visual stimulus315/307, Automatic regulation340/573.3, Domestic animal training, monitoring, or controlling340/628, Smoke340/321, Portable self-contained (e.g., movie usher's signalling flashlight)5/639, Adapted to accommodate disparate article340/576Drive capability
ExaminersPrimary: Hofsass, Jeffery
Assistant: Lai, Anne V.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesG08B 2300
AbstractThis invention provides an alarm system and method for adjusting the wake-up signals. The system includes a means for tracking the behavior of a person in a predetermined area under surveillance after the activation of an alarm clock, and a means for determining whether the person is motionless for a predetermined time period. Upon recognition that the observed behavior indicates the person is still sleeping, the wake-up signals are gradually increased. At the same time, the electrical power supplied to a plurality of electronic devices may be increased to assist the person to wake up.