Abstract: An electronic timepiece has a time display unit including a dial made from a non-conductive material, and hands; and a movement that drives the hands. The movement includes a circuit board, a planar antenna attached to the circuit board, a stepper motor that drives the hands, and a battery. The planar antenna, the stepper motor, and the battery are disposed to positions overlapping the time display unit in plan view, and not overlapping each other in plan view.
Abstract: The invention concerns a pressure sensor including means of sensing pressure and converting pressure into an electrical signal able to be transmitted by an electrical circuit to an control interface circuit of an indicator device, wherein said sensing and conversion means include: a closed volume and a liquid contained in the closed volume, said liquid being electrically conductive and capable of moving inside said closed volume, at least one sensing member arranged inside the closed volume in a given position in said volume, said sensing member including at least one pair of electrodes and cooperating with the liquid when said liquid moves in the closed volume, so that said electrical circuit is closed when the liquid passes said sensing member. The pressure sensor is intended to be integrated in a pressure measuring device, particularly a timepiece.
September 11, 2014
Date of Patent:
September 19, 2017
The Swatch Group Research and Development Ltd
Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods for providing a metronome embedded in a search results page. One example computer-implemented method includes displaying, by a mobile computing device, a search results webpage that includes a metronome user interface. The method includes receiving, by the mobile computing device, a user input that requests implementation of the metronome at a tempo. In response to receiving the user input, the method includes generating, by the mobile computing device, an audio clip that exhibits the tempo. The method includes using, by the mobile computing device, an audio player application to play the audio clip. The audio player application does not experience interruption or latency when the mobile computing device transitions to a lock screen state during playback of the audio clip.
Abstract: Portable object provided with a mechanism for measuring atmospheric pressure, the atmospheric pressure measuring mechanism including an atmospheric pressure sensor whose geometric dimensions vary with atmospheric pressure fluctuations, the variations in the geometric dimensions of the atmospheric pressure sensor being applied to a device displaying a barometric tendency connected to the atmospheric pressure sensor via a coupling mechanism actuated by a user, the coupling mechanism being capable of being switched between a first position, in which the kinematic connection between the atmospheric pressure sensor and the barometric tendency display device is interrupted, and a second position in which the barometric tendency display device is kinematically coupled to the atmospheric pressure sensor.
March 19, 2014
Date of Patent:
July 12, 2016
Montres Breguet SA
Benoit Junod, Davide Sarchi, Alain Zaugg, Jan Pittet
Abstract: Embodiments of the invention describe a clasp assembly for detachably coupling a first housing to a second housing. The clasp assembly to further includes a data connector to provide an input/output (I/O) interface to a computing component of the first housing, and a data connector housing corresponding to the data connector, wherein the data connector is exposed when the clasp assembly is in an open position, and wherein the data connector is disposed in the data connector housing when the clasp assembly is in a closed position.
December 28, 2013
Date of Patent:
February 9, 2016
Gregory A. Peek, Mark R. Francis, Andy S. Idsinga
Abstract: A mattress age indicating device includes an enclosure and an indicating assembly contained within the enclosure. The age indicating device may be configured to present an indication related to the mattress's age and may be coupled to the mattress or other bedding or seating product.
Abstract: According to an embodiment of the invention a timepiece is provided, having a body, a case at least partially imitating a tin can. The body is configured to be inserted into the case and assuming an assembled position and a mounting mechanism adapted to releasably secure the body to the case in the assembled position. According to another embodiment of the invention a timepiece is provided, having a body, a replaceable timepiece face, and a case at least partially imitating a tin can. The body is configured to be inserted into the case and assuming an assembled position and the timepiece face is configured to be releasably coupled to the body.
Abstract: A mattress age indicating device includes an enclosure, and an indicating assembly contained within the enclosure. The age indicating device may be configured to present an indication related to the mattress's age and may be coupled to the mattress or other bedding or seating product.
Abstract: An LED light with a time piece uses a simple light-medium body with a very rough finish to allow light from LED(s) to pass though input-end(s) of the light-medium body and travel within the body and obtain a very even brightness on all surfaces of the light medium that are seen by a viewer. The movement for the time display can include analog indicators with a built-in light-medium on the top cover to achieve a super slim LED illumination for the time piece. For night light application, the sealed-unit may consist of prong-means and an LED related circuit sealed within a safety standard plastic material and assembled with the night light body to save a lot of cost enable use of all kinds of materials. The invention may also be adapted to an LCD display timepiece.
Abstract: An electronic timepiece that receives signals and displays information can be driven using solar power while suppressing antenna sensitivity loss to a sufficiently low level. An electronic timepiece has a dial, on the face of which time is displayed, a flat antenna, and a solar cell. The flat antenna is disposed in an area on the back side of the dial, extends in the plane direction of the dial, and receives signals passing through the dial. The solar cell is also disposed in the area on the back side of the dial, positioned vertically between the dial and the flat antenna. The solar cell also extends in the plane direction of the dial.
Abstract: A vibratory alarm assembly includes a cover that may be positioned on a mattress. A vibrator pocket is coupled to the cover. A controller pocket coupled to the cover. A vibrating member is positionable within the vibrator pocket. A controller is positionable within the controller pocket. The controller has a housing. The controller is operationally coupled to the vibrating member. A processor is coupled to the housing. An alarm is coupled to the housing. The alarm is operationally coupled to the processor. A microphone is coupled to the housing. The microphone is operationally coupled to the processor. A power supply is coupled to the housing.
Abstract: An electronic timepiece has a main plate 120 for a movement 110 that drives a time display unit inside an outside case 80; an annular antenna 40 housed inside the case 80 and positioned relative to the main plate 120; and aback cover 85 that engages the case 80. A circuit bridge 130 disposed below the main plate 120 has an upward pressure part 131 that pushes the main plate 120 to the time display unit side when the case 80 and back cover 85 are engaged. The main plate 120 has a movement top positioning part 122 that contacts the vertical positioning surface and positions the main plate 120 vertically to the case 80 when the main plate 120 is lifted toward the time display side by the upward pressure part 131.
Abstract: An electronic timepiece has a case; an annular antenna housed in the case; a time display unit that is disposed on the inside of the antenna, and includes a dial and hands that rotate on a center pivot; and a battery compartment housing a storage battery that feeds the antenna. The antenna is not superimposed with the storage battery held in the battery compartment when seen from the direction perpendicular to the dial.
Abstract: A timepiece, comprising first and second arms connected at one end at an acute angle, and a bar locking system located in a wedge area of the timepiece where the arms are connected at the acute angle, wherein the first and second arms are hollow such that they can house electrical components, and wherein the bar locking system is employed to attach the timepiece to a leash plug of a surfboard.
Abstract: A fork for engaging and holding a food item while the food item is cooking includes an elongate fork body; a fork distal end including at least one tine; a fork proximal end with a fork handle; a stopwatch timer with a timer display mechanism and a timer actuating mechanism for timing the emersion of a food item within a fondue liquid to determine that the food item is cooked sufficiently but not excessively; and a timer power source connected to the timer.
Abstract: A wrist watch-style timepiece includes a means for secure mounting onto a variety of common hunting weapons, such as a rifle, a crossbow, a shotgun or a bow. The mounting members are envisioned to include a variety of straps and closures configured to accommodate the selected type of weapon and to be connected to the timepiece by mounting collars. The timepiece is intended to show the time in a glow-in-the-dark display in a user's line of sight, thereby avoiding any rustling sounds associated with consulting a wrist watch or pocket timepiece.
Abstract: The present invention is related to a watch case adapted to be integrated into a wrist watch device, the watch case comprising an inner volume for housing internal components of the wrist watch device and attachment elements for attaching at least one watch strap of the wrist watch device, wherein at least one portion of the inner volume of the watch case extends laterally (or longitudinally) beyond the points of attachment of the at least one watch strap. The present invention is also directed to a corresponding watch strap as well as to a wrist watch device comprising such a watch case.
Abstract: A timepiece with LED lights uses a simple light-medium body with a very rough finish to allow light from LED(s) to pass though input-end(s) of the light-medium body and travel within the body and obtain a very even brightness on all surfaces of the light medium that are seen by a viewer. Combined with a milky/frosted front sheet overlay, the light-medium surface can get perfect area illumination effects. The movement for the time display can include analog indicators with a guilt-in light-medium on the top cover to achieve a super slim LED illumination for the time piece. For night light application, the sealed-unit may consist of prong-means and an LED related circuit sealed within a safety standard plastic material and assembled with the night light body to save a lot of cost enable use of all kinds of materials. The invention may also be adapted to an LCD display timepiece.
Abstract: A medicine holder encloses one or more medicines which are in their original labeled containers, and emits an alarm signal when each dose is due. The alarm is automatically silenced when the holder is opened to retrieve the medicine. The timer is then automatically restarted when the holder is closed. The dose regimen is determined by an easily-operated selector switch, and is visibly displayed.
Abstract: The present invention is a device for displaying real time and advertising media to a person. In one embodiment, the device comprises a front cover, a clock engaged with said front cover for displaying real time, and a first sheet having an advertising portion. The first sheet is moveably engaged with the front cover to an open position where the real time and advertising portion are visible to the person. The clock comprises a clock movement mechanism engaged with the front cover, a clock face imprinted on the front cover, and an hour and minute hand engaged with the clock movement mechanism. The device further comprises a mounting fastener engaged with front cover and clock movement mechanism. The mounting fastener is adapted to allow the device to be hung on a wall.
Abstract: A clock for displaying collectibles and method of displaying collectibles within the clock is disclosed. The clock is a customizable device comprising a core having a first surface, a second surface opposite to the first surface and a thickness portion connecting the first and the second surfaces. The clock further includes a first structure removably attached to the first surface of the core and a clock movement received in an opening in the core. Also provided is a plurality of recesses, each of the recesses having a depth and configured and dimensioned to receive a collectible. In at least some embodiments, the recesses are provided in the core while in at least some other embodiments, the recesses are provided in the first structure of the clock. The collectibles are additionally secured in position within the clock by way of one or more adaptors.
Abstract: A device for displaying an item, wherein the item being displayed can be selectively changed. The device includes an annular body with an inside circumferential surface having an associated mounting arrangement including a shoulder, a groove and a snap ring. A changeable item for display is generally received in the annular body and held in place between the shoulder and the groove by positioning the snap ring into the groove. In some embodiments, the annular body may be adapted to be carried and used on a strap or band, generally in the manner a wristwatch is carried and used. In other embodiments, the annular body may be free-standing or adapted to be supported by a suitable support. The present invention may further include a cover hingedly attached to the annular body. In some embodiments, the cover may have generally similar characteristics as the annular body, it may interchangeably display other selected items, and/or it may include or display a watch face.
Abstract: A calendar apparatus includes a housing having opposed side rails for holding a calendar therebetween. The calendar apparatus includes a processor and a memory device in data communication with the processor. The apparatus includes a user input device, a microphone, and an audio output positioned in the housing and in data communication with the processor. The processor includes programming for inputting event data using the input device, inputting message data using the microphone, actuating the audio output device to provide alarm or to display message data after occurrence of an event. The calendar apparatus may include a picture holder, a clock, and a calculator.
Abstract: An accessory storage compartment that also functions as a clock comprising a front face, a back face, a first side, and a second side. The storage compartment can be opened to form a first half and a second have via a hinge. A button clasp secures the two halves together. Inside the storage compartment is an earring grid for holding earrings, a ring holding apparatus, and a plurality of hooks for holding necklaces, bracelets, and the like. Disposed on the front face of the compartment is a clock.
Abstract: Apparatus, methods and computer program products for time and time management instruction are provided. In one embodiment, an apparatus includes: a time instruction module; an indicia of time controlled by the time instruction module; and an input/output mechanism configured to provide a display related to time or time management.
Abstract: A clock with a wireless function, in which the receiving sensitivity of an antenna is improved and the antenna can reliably receive a prescribed radio wave even in the case in which a watch case or the like made of a conductive metal is used. The clock is provided with an antenna that is stored in a housing to receive an external radio wave, a watch case that configures at least a part of the housing, that has at least one portion electrically conductive, and that is separated into a plurality of parts, and an insulating region disposed between at least two parts among the plurality of parts of the watch case to insulate the two parts one from the other.
Abstract: A watch design that has a movable of fixed case that keeps the face of the watch visible regardless of the position of the wrist. In this way, a user can quickly see the watch face in the proper orientation so that the time can be quickly and correctly determined. The watch face is offset from the watchcase to provide space for the user's wrist when the face is turned in a viewing position. In this way, a viewer can see the watch face without discomfort caused by the watch face rubbing against the user's wrist. The watch has a display that can be angled for viewing by either forming an angled housing or by using a prism to project the display.
Abstract: An animated toy alarm clock resembles a stuffed puppy, kitten, or other lovable creature. When the alarm is armed, the creature rotates or bows its limbs so that its body assumes a sleeping position. It may emit audible purring or other soothing noises for the relaxation of its owner. When the alarm goes off at the preset alarm time, the creature rotates or stretches its limbs so that its body rises into an awake position. It may emit barking, meowing, or other excited noises to awaken its owner to the world. The alarm clock may be conveniently disguised as a pet tag hung around an animal collar.
Abstract: A marine instrument, such as a clock, barometer, or thermometer, has a face having indicia associated with the face, an instrument movement, and at least one hand having a direct or indirect connection to the movement and positioned to move with respect to the face, or a display connected to an electronic movement. The components are encased within a casing that is water tight to at least 12 inches (e.g. about 30 feet) of water. A vent, such as a porous plastic plug, allows the passage of air in and out of a substantially water-tight volume containing the movement, but precludes water passage up to the rated pressure.
November 1, 2000
Date of Patent:
April 21, 2009
Trintec Industries Inc.
Brendon G. Nunes, Gregory J. T. Lowe-Wylde
Abstract: A wearable medication container includes a time piece incorporated into a first portion of the wearable apparatus; a second portion of the wearable apparatus, the second portion connected to the first portion via a hinge, the first portion and the second portion configured to include at least one insulating membrane; and a medication container incorporated into at least the second portion, the medication container configured to provide waterproof containment for medication.
Abstract: An apparatus that combines a wristwatch with a survival kit includes a wafer component moveably connected to a watch, wherein the wafer further comprises a mirrored surface, a compass and a perimetric cutting edge. The wafer is rotatably attached to the wristwatch to allow movement of the wafer between a closed position and an open position wherein a user may view the compass, provide signaling using the mirror or utilize the cutting tool provided thereon. The wafer is also detachable from the wristwatch to allow the wafer to be utilized in a standalone mode.
Abstract: In a body-worn personal communications apparatus, for example a wrist-carried wireless telephone, an antenna (102) is a helical or other physically-shortened electric antenna that makes use of the enhanced normal component of electric field close to the body. A microphone (114) can act as a top load to the antenna, thereby enabling the use of a shorter antenna. The antenna (102) may be formed from coaxial cable, enabling it to provide electrical connections between the microphone (114) and transceiver circuitry in the body of the apparatus. By arranging for the microphone (114) to have low impedance at radio frequencies, the coaxial cable acts as an inductive stub and enables the antenna (102) to be further shortened.
Abstract: An add-on timer for a medicine container is provided having a base plate affixed to the top of an existing lid, a housing overlaying and coupled to the base plate, and a timing unit within the housing. The housing is displaceable relative to the base plate by a person depressing or twisting the housing, which actuates a switch and resets the timing unit. A display indicates the elapsed time since the container was last accessed, to assist a patient in following dosage instructions.
Abstract: The invention relates to a watch housing comprising a body made in two parts (2, 3), connected one to the other. The one of the two parts (2) guarantees the function of a watch whilst the second part (3), connected to the bracelet, comprises means for attachment of an interchangeable module (M). Said module (M) is extended by an elastic tongue (20) and security means are provided to ensure that the tongue (20) is supported on the first part (2) whilst subjecting the above to a permanent force maintaining the same in the open position.
Abstract: A timekeeping apparatus having a hidden compartment. The compartment can contain permanent or removable psychological messages and/or printed messages, pictures or photographs. The apparatus has a timepiece which is pivotable relative to a backing. The backing has a removable door on its underside which is removed for placement of the message into the backing. The user can then lift open the timepiece to reveal the message in the hidden compartment.
Abstract: A wristworn device comprising a radio communication device for receiving from and/or transmitting signals to a radio communication device external to the wristworn device. In at least one embodiment, the casing comprises a metallic watchcase having a slot, and wherein the watchcase is electrically coupled to the radio communication device to function as the antenna. In another embodiment, a metallic loop is provided in the casing proximate the watchcase, wherein the metallic loop is electrically coupled to the radio communication device to function as the antenna and the watchcase comprises a slot and functions as an element for the reception and/or transmission of electromagnetic radiation. In a third embodiment, the metallic watchcase does not have a slot and the watchcase is electrically coupled to the radio communication device to function as the antenna.
Abstract: Mediwatch is an alarm watch that opens into a pillbox. The face of the watch is on a hinge with a secure safety closure. There are three or four pill compartments inside the base of the watch, thus allowing the wearer to carry a full day's supply of medication. The watch will be available in four styles: wrist watch, neck watch, pocket watch, bracelet watch with two extra pill compartments.
July 2, 2004
Date of Patent:
March 27, 2007
Theresa Ann Pitocco, Michelle Christina Pitocco
Abstract: A medication reminder device provides a C-shaped support for receiving gently tapered pill bottles of a variety of sizes. The support is made in sections to provide an internal cavity receiving a timer. The timer includes, in circuit, a receptacle for a battery, an alarm, a timer assembly for periodically energizing the alarm and an on/off switch. The on/off switch includes an operator exposed through the interior of the support so that inserting a bottle into the support causes the operator to be depressed thereby initiating operation of the timer assembly.
Abstract: The present invention is directed toward a timepiece, such as a watch, having a protective cover with a gem set therein. The protective cover may be crystal, plastic or any other transparent and durable material. The protective cover has an aperture having concentric cuts. The setting is seated in the aperture and secured to the protective cover. The setting is configured to be of a similar size and shape as the aperture so that it may be securely affixed to the protective cover. A gasket may be inserted between the setting and the aperture to create a watertight seal in the watch cover. The timepiece may also have a hinged, hidden compartment on the backside of the watch frame. Engravings may be made in the hidden compartment, and small, thin objects may be stored therein.
Abstract: An assembly is provided that allows construction of a watch that includes multifunctional illumination options. The assembly of the present invention provides a means for illuminating the watch face, a high intensity flashlight and a watch locator beacon. The assembly overcomes the drawbacks associated with filament lamps by using LED lamps that provide greater brightness with less power consumption. Further, the present invention relies on a unique feature of LED's, whereby they are only illuminated by DC power at the right polarity to provide a compact assembly that utilized a minimum amount of space.
Abstract: The wrist watch with internal tag according to the present invention includes a watch case 12 which includes a ring shaped case 12a and a rear lid 12c, a drive section 13 which is housed in the watch case, a display section 14 which is housed in the watch case 12, is driven by the drive section 13, and displays a time instant, and an RFID tag (18) which is housed in the watch case 12 and includes an antenna 16 and an IC chip 17. The antenna includes a rod shaped magnetic core member 16a which is provided to follow around the inner surface of the rear lid 12c between the ring shaped case 12a and the drive section 13, and a coil 16b which is wound in a helical shape around the magnetic core member 16a. And the magnetic core member 16a is shaped so as to bend around following the inner surface of the ring shaped case (12a), and is made from a layered amorphous foil material or a composite material so as to have a certain flexibility.
Abstract: A wristwatch is converted into an emergency call device by unscrewing a rear cover from the back of the wristwatch housing and screwing in a transmitter housing that carries a signal-emitting mechanism.
Abstract: A combination noise blocking headset and alarm clock, having a pair of padded earpieces for blocking out ambient noise so that a commuter can sleep or read on a subway or train without distractions, and having an alarm clock unit within one of the earpieces for waking up or alerting the user at a predetermined time.
Abstract: A timekeeping and magnifying device is disclosed. The device includes a watch and a magnifying lens pivotally connected to the watch. The lens may be pivoted away from the face of the watch to magnify objects other than the face of the watch. In one embodiment of the invention, the device includes spring structure which is adapted to bias the lens away from the face, and a fastener which selectively retains the lens adjacent the face of the watch until disengaged, at which point the spring structure automatically pivots the lens away from the face of the watch. In a variation of this embodiment, the fastener is actuated by a push-button mechanism. The device may further include a light that is actuated when the lens is pivoted away from the face of the watch, such as by the spring structure.
Abstract: A timekeeping apparatus having a hidden compartment. The compartment can contain permanent or removable psychological message and/or printed messages. The messages can be printed messages, digital messages, recordable audio messages and aromatic messages. The compartment can also contain such items has a mood sensing stone which changes color according to the wearer's mood, magnets or crystals.
Abstract: A digital clock mounted within a flap overlying the spine of a notepad on a notepad cover is provided. A raised bezel or surround constructed from a soft, pliable material, such as soft polyvinylchloride (PVC), covers a portion of the clock chip, exposing its digital readout. Detents or holes may be provided for inserting pens or other blunt instruments for setting the clock. A port is provided in the flap to access the underside of the clock chip, and can be covered, along the underside of the flap, with a piece of elastic material. By moving the elastic material aside, access to the battery of the clock chip is provided.
May 29, 2003
Date of Patent:
July 26, 2005
The Gem Group
Mark T. Salander, Agnes Csilla Domotor, Joshua B. Lederer
Abstract: The invention concerns a patch antenna (20) for a small-sized portable electronic instrument comprising a radiating element (21) separated from a ground plane (23) by a dielectric (22) and comprising feed (25) and ground (26) conductors for electrically connecting said radiating element and said ground plane (23) respectively, to an electric module (6). The ground plane (23) consists of a stamped metal plate including at least a folded foot (26a, 26b) outside said ground plane and directly connecting said ground plane (23) to said electronic module (6), said foot (26a, 26b) forming said ground conductor (26) of the antenna.
Abstract: A habit cessation aide includes a timer to determine the interval between starting a habitual act, a display for displaying messages in operative connection to the timer, and a strap for securing to a user's body. A widely held habit is smoking, for which the illustrated embodiment is directed towards. The habit cessation device also includes an alarm, which may be auditory, vibratory, or a combination. As shown, the device is in the form of a wristwatch and also functions as a standard wristwatch and includes features such as calculating and displaying items including at least time, date, and elapsed time. Depending upon the frequency of cigarette smoking, signaled by the push of a specialized button, different messages are displayed, such as encouraging, statistical or informational, to help the user quit the habit.
Abstract: A clock has a face for telling time, a light for illuminating the face, and a switch for controlling the light. The switch cannot be used for turning the light on when the clock is stored. This conserves the clock battery by preventing accidental discharge of the battery when the clock is stored, for example in a suitcase. A magnifying lens is automatically moved to an optimal position relative to the clock face to magnify the face when the clock is deployed to display the time. The magnifying lens can also be used independently to magnify, and optionally illuminate, another object.
Abstract: A housing including a sleeve portion having an interior bend configured to receive a knuckle on a wearer's finger such that the housing can be securely mounted on the wearer's finger. The housing also includes a cavity configured to receive an electronics module therein, and a control access configured to align with controls of the electronics module such that the wearer can operate the electronics module when contained in the recess. The housing may include an electronics module such a watch or medical monitoring device.
October 28, 2003
September 30, 2004
Fila Luxembourg S.A.R.L.
Kai Marcucelli, Craig Wojcieszak, Edward C. Frederick