Door suicide alarm

  • US RE44,039 E1
  • Filed: 12/05/2011
  • Issued: 03/05/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/16/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A door alarm system comprising:

  • a door frame having opposed side jambs and a header extending between said jambs, said door frame defining an opening;

    a door mounted in said door frame by a hinge assembly to be movable between an open position and a closed position;

    said door having a top, bottom and sides;

    said door top and said header defining a gap when said door is closed;

    a pressure sensitive switch mounted to the door proximate the door top;

    the switch extending substantially the full length of the door between the sides of said door;

    said switch having a height such that said switch extends into said gap when said door is closed; and

    an alarm;

    said switch being in communication with said alarm;

    whereby, when said switch detects pressure anywhere along its length, said switch will transmit a signal to activate said alarm.

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