BABY MONITOR HAVING A TEMPORARY MUTE FUNCTION AND METHOD OF USE

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12628045

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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 included 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 invention also include a safety features operable to disable the temporary mute function in possible emergency situations.

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

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KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N V (1)
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (4)
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THOMSON LICENSING (1)
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EAGLETRON TELECOMMUNICATIONS LIMITED (1)
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SOLAR WIDE INDUSTRIAL LTD. (1)
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ROBINSON, JIM (1)
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BABY SNOOZE, LLC (1)
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MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC (2)
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Maverick Industries, Inc. (1)
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KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V. (1)
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RCA LICENSING CORPORATION, TWO INDEPENDENCE WAY, PRINCETON, NJ 08540, A CORP. OF DE (1)
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LIFESIZE, INC. (1)
* 2006/0132,595 Speakerphone supporting video and audio features 45 2005
 
Noel, Peter D. (1)
* 7629883 Baby monitor having a temporary mute function and method of use 2 2006
 
J.J. Mackay Canada Limited (1)
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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N V (2)
* 8564434 Baby monitoring systems 0 2012
* 2013/0099,921 BABY MONITORING SYSTEMS 1 2012
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