Underwater alert system

  • US RE42,218 E1
  • Filed: 02/15/2007
  • Issued: 03/15/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/22/2001
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. An underwater alert system comprising:

  • a first transmitter assembly, adapted to be carried by a first diver, including;

    at least a first alert switch adapted to generate at least a first electrical alert actuation signal responsive to the at least the first alert switch being actuated;

    a first transmitter electrically coupled to the at least the first alert switch and adapted to generate at least a first predetermined electrical transmit signal responsive to receiving the at least the first electrical alert actuation signal, respectively;

    a first transmitting element electrically coupled to the first transmitter and adapted to generate at least a first predetermined wireless signal responsive to receiving the at least the first predetermined electrical transmit signal, respectively; and

    a first waterproof transmitter housing adapted to carry at least one of the at least the first alert switch, the first transmitter and the first transmitting element; and

    a first receiver assembly, adapted to be carried by a second diver having a first mask adapted to be worn on the second diver'"'"'s head, including;

    a first receiving element adapted to generate at least a first electrical receive signal responsive to receiving the at least the first predetermined wireless signal, respectively;

    a first receiver electrically coupled to the first receiving element and adapted to generate at least a first predetermined electrical alert attention signal responsive to receiving the at least the first electrical receive signal, respectively;

    at least a first alert device electrically coupled to the first receiver and adapted to generate at least a first predetermined alert responsive to receiving the at least the first predetermined electrical alert attention signal; and

    a first waterproof receiver housing adapted to carry at least one of the first receiving element, the first receiver and the at least the first alert device;

    wherein the first mask is adapted to carry at least the at least the first alert device of the first receiver assembly in a way that permits the at least the first predetermined alert to gain the attention of the second diver when the first mask is worn on the second diver'"'"'s head.

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