Baby monitor having a temporary mute function and method of use

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7629883
APP PUB NO 20080068155A1
SERIAL NO

11531275

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Abstract

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A system and method for monitoring a baby is disclosed incorporating a parent unit in communication with a baby unit. The parent unit includes a function operable to temporarily mute the substantial reproduction of baby sounds at the parent unit. The parent unit may additionally include a plurality of outputs including a digital display of the time remaining before the temporary mute function is disabled, a visual indication that the substantial reproduction of sound is muted, a visual display indicative of the volume of the baby sounds, and music played when the substantial reproduction of sound is muted. Embodiments of the present invention also include a safety features operable to disable the temporary mute function in possible emergency situations.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
Noel, Peter D.DENVER, CO0

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Noel, Peter David Denver , US 2 4

Cited Art Landscape

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KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N V (1)
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LIFESIZE, INC. (1)
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J.J. Mackay Canada Limited (1)
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EAGLETRON TELECOMMUNICATIONS LIMITED (1)
* 2005/0088,298 Baby monitor 1 2003
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
* 2010/0148,955 BABY MONITOR HAVING A TEMPORARY MUTE FUNCTION AND METHOD OF USE 1 2009
* D729395 Baby sleep stimulator 0 2013
 
GRACO CHILDREN'S PRODUCTS INC. (1)
* 2009/0235,006 Baby Monitoring System with a Receiver Docking Station 9 2008
 
DOREL JUVENILE GROUP, INC. (1)
* 9215428 Child-monitoring system 1 2014
* Cited By Examiner

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