Global patent index - EP 0983580 A1

EP 0983580 A1 2000-03-08 - BABY MONITOR WITH TRANSMISSION OF AUDIO AND TEMPERATURE SIGNALS

Title (en)

BABY MONITOR WITH TRANSMISSION OF AUDIO AND TEMPERATURE SIGNALS

Title (de)

BABYÜBERWACHUNGSVORRICHTUNG MIT ÜBERTRAGUNG VON AUDIO- UND TEMPERATURSIGNALEN

Title (fr)

APPAREIL DE SURVEILLANCE POUR BEBE AVEC TRANSMISSION DE SIGNAUX AUDIO ET DE TEMPERATURE

Publication

EP 0983580 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 97919550 A

Priority

GB 9701142 W

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9849662A1] It is common to employ a baby monitoring device - a sound tranceiving apparatus, with a microphone/transmitter in the child's room coupled to a loudspeaker/receiver carried by or located adjacent a Parent, so that any noises the child makes are instantly transmitted to and received by the Parent. The transmitter and receiver are usually coupled either inductively or electromagnetically - in the latter case, by radio (usually Very High Frequency [VHF] radio of only a short range). Paediatricians nowadays consider that an important factor in a very yound child's life is the ambient temperature, and thus it is therefore necessary for the ambient temperature of the child's room to be taken into account, and for the appropriate changes to be made if the temperature rises or falls beyond suitable limits. The invention seeks to render this task easier by providing up-to-date information about the room temperature. More specifically, it proposes that at regular and frequent intervals the monitoring equipment uses an associated temperature sensor to provide a temperature-indicating output which is transmitted (over a sub-carrier) to the receiver and there displayed by appropriate display means for the Parent to see and act upon.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

G08B 21/00; G01K 1/02

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G01K 1/02 (2006.01); G08B 21/02 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G08B 21/0208 (2013.01); G01K 1/024 (2013.01); G08B 21/0211 (2013.01); G08B 21/0294 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9849662A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE FR IT

EPO simple patent family

WO 9849662 A1 19981105; AU 2398497 A 19981124; EP 0983580 A1 20000308

INPADOC legal status

2002-10-02 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Ref Legal Event Code: 18D

- Effective date: 20020326

2002-01-02 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Ref Legal Event Code: 17Q

- Effective date: 20011113

2000-03-08 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Ref Legal Event Code: 17P

- Effective date: 19991004

2000-03-08 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Ref Legal Event Code: AK

- Designated State(s): DE FR IT