Personal data network

DC CAFC
  • US 5,699,357 A
  • Filed: 03/06/1996
  • Issued: 12/16/1997
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/06/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A data network system for effecting coordinated operation of a plurality of electronic devices carried on the person of a user, said system comprising:

  • a server microcomputer unit which is battery powered and portable so as to be carried on the person of a user;

    a plurality of peripheral units which are battery powered and portable, which are adapted to be carried on the person of the user, and which provide either input information from the user or output information to the user;

    said server microcomputer incorporating an RF transmitter for sending commands and synchronizing information to said peripheral units;

    said peripheral units each including an RF receiver for detecting said commands and synchronizing information and including also an RF transmitter for sending input information from the user to said server microcomputer;

    said server microcomputer including a receiver for receiving input information transmitted from said peripheral units;

    said server and peripheral transmitters being energized in low duty cycle RF bursts at intervals determined by a code sequence which is timed in relation to said synchronizing information.

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