Having Alarm Controlled By Holder Patents (Class 368/43)
  • Patent number: 8375081
    Abstract: Calendar repair may be provided. Calendar events, such as appointments and meetings, may be created and copied to a plurality of attendee calendars. A first copy of the event may be compared to a second copy of the event, and an event property of the second event may be updated to match a corresponding event property of the first event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Vanessa C. Feliberti, Cliff M. Don, Firdosh R. Ghyara, Sina Hakami, Matthias Leibmann, Roberto Ribeiro Da Fonseca Mendes, Paul David Tischhauser
  • Patent number: 6411569
    Abstract: A radio-controlled wristwatch includes a casing. A central portion of the casing disposed generally centrally with reference to a longitudinal center axis of the casing is formed of metal at least on the exterior thereof. An antenna core is disposed within a chamber defined by the casing. The antenna core lies on a plane oriented transversely with respect to the longitudinal axis. A spacer ring is disposed in the chamber between the central portion and the antenna core, the spacer ring formed of electrically non-conductive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2002
    Assignee: Junghans Uhren GmbH
    Inventors: Günter Megner, Rüdiger Daut
  • Patent number: 5621458
    Abstract: A docking and control apparatus for portable electronic entertainment devices comprises a power supply for generating a battery eliminating current. A plurality of calendars are stored in memory and are user selectable. An algorithm combines the selection to form a custom calendar. The algorithm also combines user specific event dates, names and control functions to produce a consolidated calendar. The control functions may include choices of message displayed upon event occurrence, and devices and functions to be triggered at event occurrence. The time of activation within the event day may be specified. The user may generate a specific message which may be stored for recall. The algorithm anticipates event occurrence and generates appropriate advisory messages. A microprocessor maintains a real time clock calendar and executes a calendar algorithm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 15, 1997
    Assignee: Thomson Consumer Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy C. Mann, John H. Stevens
  • Patent number: 5568451
    Abstract: A compact electronic apparatus includes a storage section for storing a piece of input data for each item; a display section for displaying the piece of input data for each item; and a data changing section for causing a mark to be included in the displayed piece of input data so as to indicate that the item is a particular one. Moreover, the piece of input data may arbitrarily include time data regarding a time of each item; and the display section may display a piece of input data including time data which corresponds to a prescribed period having a particular time or a period previous to the prescribed period along with a piece of input data including no time data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 22, 1996
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroshi Fukutomi
  • Patent number: 5557585
    Abstract: Broadcast signal receiver which has an internal clock controls an internal or external tuner which receives a plurality of broadcast signals to tune to a predetermined broadcast signal which includes time data indicating a local time. The broadcast signal tuned to is supplied as a tuned output signal. The time data is extracted from the tuned output signal and the internal clock of the broadcast signal receiver is automatically set to the local time indicated by the time data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 17, 1996
    Assignee: Sony Corp.
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Hanai, Kimio Kakurai, Kenji Hamamoto
  • Patent number: 5448532
    Abstract: An electronic world clock device indicates a time in connection with a designated region based on a time difference in a reference region to be stored, and comprises clock means for counting a present time in a specified home region and memory means for storing various regions and names of the countries and the time differences corresponding to said various regions in the world, and said designated region and the name of the country where said designated region belongs are stored at the same time, so that said designated region as well as the name of the corresponding country and/or a time difference between two different regions in the world are indicated at the same time on the basis of the time difference in said reference region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 5, 1995
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshiro Kataoka, Shigenobu Yanagiuchi, Yasuharu Tanaka, Yoshihiro Shintaku
  • Patent number: 5444671
    Abstract: In a timepiece provided with means to set the time, dates and an alarm time, and display means to indicate functions, means are foreseen to enter messages and announcements. Via a transmitter built into the watch, these messages can be conveyed to a corresponding receiver. At the same time the timepiece is equipped to receive messages, it being possible to receive messages transmitted by another corresponding transmitter. These messages can be indicated by display means which are housed in the timepiece. Thus this timepiece can be used as a means of communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 22, 1995
    Inventors: Andreas Tschannen, Henri Cosandier
  • Patent number: 4868800
    Abstract: An electronic advanced date warning system including a base having a front surface, a first member associated with the front surface for lighting selected date warning areas thereon, a second member associated with the front surface for lighting selected areas thereon corresponding to specific categories of events associated with the selected date warning areas of the first member, and a member for selectively activating and deactivating both of the first and second lighting members to provide the advanced date warnings and associated event indicators. The system can include an enlarged front surface exhibiting conventional calendar information indicia that can be used in conjunction with the first member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 1988
    Date of Patent: September 19, 1989
    Inventor: Amihadar Arber
  • Patent number: 4841504
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for assembling an information signal on a rotary recording medium comprising a pre-recorded track recorded with pre-recorded information signals and an unrecorded track not recorded with information signals by use of a light beam in which an information signal to be newly recorded on the rotary recording medium is recorded continuously from the pre-recorded information signal already recorded on the pre-recorded track. The apparatus by use of a light beam searches for a pre-recorded track turn which is a portion of the pre-recorded track immediately preceding the unrecorded track and continuously reproduces the information signal from the searched pre-recorded track turn as it waits for a command signal commanding the recording of the information signal to be recorded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 1987
    Date of Patent: June 20, 1989
    Assignee: Teac Corporation
    Inventors: Hirohisa Yamaguchi, Akira Mashimo
  • Patent number: 4715010
    Abstract: An easy to use schedule alarm is disclosed which is capable of sounding an alarm and displaying the content of a schedule or memorandum automatically without setting the alarm time or entering a data display instruction. With the scheduled data or memorandum being entered into the device in advance, it can notify the scheduled times by sounding an alarm and by displaying the contents of a schedule and memorandum thus serving to prevent one from leaving out scheduled times and data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 1985
    Date of Patent: December 22, 1987
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tomohiro Inoue, Shinji Tsugei, Shigeki Iguchi
  • Patent number: 4490711
    Abstract: Structure 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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1981
    Date of Patent: December 25, 1984
    Inventor: Robert W. Johnston
  • Patent number: 4354260
    Abstract: A personal data bank system is disclosed for use in combination with a digital watch. The personal data bank system is capable of generating, storing and recalling alphanumeric data using a minimum number of switches. The system includes a set control logic circuit capable of generating a sequence of alphanumeric characters which are displayed on the watch. Upon repeated actuations of a single switch, a desired array of characters are selected and thereafter are stored in a memory. Recalling the information is accomplished by either an alphabetic search or by a unique code number system wherein a code number is assigned to each data set. The sequence of characters is generated by the set control logic circuit which includes a blank character to facilitate the programming of the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 1980
    Date of Patent: October 12, 1982
    Inventor: Carmine S. Planzo