Abstract: An analog wearable electronic device that is operationally coupleable to a transmitting device. The transmitting device includes means for viewing a simulation of a display provided on the wearable electronic device, changing information displayable on the simulated display and transmitting the changed information and/or information from which the changed information is derivable to the wearable electronic device. The wearable electronic device includes a receiver for receiving from the transmitting device the changed information and/or the information from which the changed information is derivable. A controller assembly processes the changed information and/or derives the changed information, and an actuation mechanism moves a display indicator based at least in part on the changed information. The changed information is thereafter reflected on the display of the wearable electronic device by the display indicator.
Abstract: A time keeping system having a first time module operable to keep a first time, a second time module operable to keep a second time, and a control module operatively coupled to the first time module and to the second time module. The control module adjusts the first time in response to information stored in the control module and adjusts the second time to reduce a time difference between the first time and the second time.
February 17, 2006
Date of Patent:
July 1, 2008
Quartex, division of Primex, Inc.
Terrence J. O'Neill, Robin W. Gollnick, Roland W. Bihler
Abstract: A radio-controlled clock (RCC) for receiving and decoding a transmitted time signal to display a precise time in accordance with a time standard. A light emitting diode (LED) display emits sufficient light for easy readability under all lighting conditions, including the time numerals. A signal reception indicator remains lit if the RCC has successfully decoded a time signal. If the time signal is currently being received and decoded, the signal reception indicator flashes. If the decoding is unsuccessful, the signal reception indicator will be unlit until the next decoding attempt. A power transformer to supply current to electronic circuitry contained within in the housing of the RCC is located in the power line cord, as at the plug end, to minimize electromagnetic interference with the decoding of the time signals. A signal strength indicator may have multiple segments to indicate if the received signal is strong, medium, weak or too weak for decoding.
March 10, 2006
Date of Patent:
June 10, 2008
Equity Industries, Inc.
Keith Kibiloski, Charles Wong Tak Chung
Abstract: An alarm clock with an alarm system which can be deactivated by means of either a local or remote manually operated push button switch which must be held in a depressed condition for a predetermined period of time in order to effectively deactivate the clock alarm. Means is provided to adjust the length of required switch hold-down time. An indicator is provided for showing the completion of the required hold-down period. In the case of remote deactivation, wherein the user must walk to the location of the push button switch, a radio link is employed to couple the remotely located switch with the locally positioned clock alarm system and to provide the desired alarm deactivation. The completion of the hold down period is signalled either by visual indicating means or by audible sounding means.