The LiteLife™ is a reminder and tracker for repeatable functions, scoring, or counting way-points. It is placed, but removable and reusable, on or around an item such as a pill bottle or wrist. The LiteLife™ is a reminder and tracker of highly repeatable actions or logistics.
The LiteLife™ consists of a repositionable Slider that is located on a band with indicia. The Slider’s viewing frame centers on the Band’s indicia to indicate and communicate a message. Sliding and rotating the mechanics of the Slider is designed to cognitively engage the user when it is repositioned over the indicia.
The LiteLife™ offers three designs: the Basic Mechanical tracking band, the NFC Chip Mechanical Tracking Band and the Deluxe Electronic Tracking Band. Basic Mechanical tracking band is visual tracking. The mechanical plus the electronic forms of the LiteLife™ transmits the Slider position and time to a non-included device for further characterization, storage, or re-transmittal. The Band and Slider have display lights that indicate positive position sensing and data transmittal confirmation. Limited data type can be received which engages the display lights.
The LiteLife™ Slider position framed on the Band indicia, characterizes the relative conditional state of the application, communicates an action performed, to be performed, or to send a response. The Slider remains on the Band’s relative position until it is moved to another Band position. A Rotating Ring is added to the base unit Slider for additional communique modes. The Band/Slider/Rotatable Ring with Indicia visually characterizes a situation based on available Band indicia.
The Band ring is a ring shaped object or linear strap. The Band may include elasticity or Velcro™, which allows for the LiteLife™ to be placed over and remain on various shaped objects such as a pill bottle or a person’s wrist. Programmable applications that recognize the LiteLife™ relative position of the repositionable components are unlimited allowing the LiteLife™ to be distanced from non-included receivers such as: cell phones, computers, or electronic games. Data transfer is viable with cell phone frequencies, “WIFI” spots, Bluetooth, or direct download according to FCC and manufacturer protocols (USPTO).
Example – Prescription/Supplements Dosage Counter
Pill dosage is tracked with the LiteLife™ placed directly around a pill bottle. The Slider is moved to the next sequential Indicia after the dosage is taken. The simplest LiteLife™ is an elastic band with seven day indicia and one mechanical slider – no electronics. The user moves the Slider to the following day after the dosage is administered. If administration is forgotten, the user references the Slider’s framed day or Icon. As example, when dosages are twice daily (day and night) the day of week is tracked with Slider position on Band and the day/night function is tracked with the Rotating Ring on base unit Slider.
Example – Golf Wristlet Scorer
The LiteLife™ Golf Slider tracks accumulated golf strokes as represented on Band indicia. The LiteLife™ is moved to the stroke number, holds position during swing, and is moved forward by the user as strokes are accumulated, finally ending in strokes for a given hole. In simple mechanical form, the golfer would then write down the strokes on the typical score tally sheet and then reset the golf wristlet scorer. The Slider can be designed to look like a golf ball and the Band indicia are integers or icons representing one through nine. A Rotating Ring is added to the base Slider so strokes can be tracked against the hole numbers. In electronic form, strokes per hole and per round are compiled against regulation with the addition of icons and electronic pickups to the base unit Slider and/or Rotating Ring. The data is sent to a non-included unit for storage and retrieval (USPTO).
PRODUCT FEATURES & BENEFITS
- Slider position framed on Band indicia characterizes the relative conditional state of the non-included unit
- It communicates an action performed or to be performed
- Electronic version has display lights that indicate positive position sensing and data transmittal confirmation
- A cognitive reminder and tracker of repeatable actions: mechanical and electronic form
- Does not create permanent markings
- In the electronic version, the slider position and time are tracked, saved, and communicated to a remote device such as cell phone for further use and position characterization
- Can be worn on the wrist, placed over an item such as a pill bottle, or stretched over appropriately sized non-included items
- Has various medical, sports, artistic, communication, voting, and packaging uses when limited variances are necessary for communication
- Can be placed around non-included units such as: pill bottles, wrists, paper work, perishable goods, or mail bundles due to its elastic design
- Does not need additional handling of pills as prepared in pharmacy
- Will not interfere with prescription label
- Electronic “Off-Board” emoji/indice definition and action
- Cognitive improvement using visual and moveable elements
- Positive positon selectivity of indices
- Simple to use
- Visible in all conditions with emoji, indices or Unicode
- Mechanical or electronic with reduced battery requirements in RFID, or NFD design
- Lightweight, removable, reusable
The LiteLife™ is a Band with indicia and an integral repositionable Slider where the Slider’s viewing window frame centers on one Band indicia to indicate and communicate the intended message. Band elasticity, Band protuberances and the Slider’s pinch plate keep the Slider from shifting off the chosen Band indicia. The Slider’s position on the Band’s indicia communicates an action performed, to be performed, to convey a conditional state, or a message. The Slider remains on the Band’s relative position until the Slider is repositioned to another Band position indicating a different characteristic or mode. The new conditional state is indicated by the different Slider position with the viewing window frame surrounding the different indicated indicia (USPTO).
The Band and Slider invention can be configured as a mechanical form or a mechanical/electronic form. Design characteristics are added as the Band and Slider morphs from mechanical to mechanical/electronic.
The electronic configuration allows for receipt of digital position data through radio frequency or cell phone frequencies. Receipt confirmation or a limited discrete inbound acknowledgement is in the most advanced electronic design.
The Rotating Ring is of bezel design that can point to specific locations on the fixed component of the base Slider or the top half/bottom half of the Band indicia. The Rotating Ring has a centered opening that does not interfere with the Band indicia framed by the base unit Slider (USPTO).
The Band material is thermoplastic with elastic properties. It may be opaque, clear, or magnifying as application requires and is of a ring-shaped or linear form with connectable ends such as Velcrotm. Contact by routing the Band through the Slider, the Band elasticity, and protuberances on the Band, provide frictional forces for Slider position retention. The frictional forces are large enough to prevent unintentional Slider movement but small enough for repositioning with intension. The Band protuberances assist in mechanical separation of Band indicia (USPTO).
The base Slider is sectioned into halves, triads, quads, multiple sections, or icons, dictated by the application. The Slider clasps the Band but is repositionable to various locations on the Band. The Slider’s front is a frame opening. This aperture surrounds or points to each unique Band indicia. The selected Band’s communique is viewable through the Slider frontal opening thus communicating the chosen Band indicia. The Slider and Band have frictional surfaces holding the Slider relative position until repositioned. The Slider has a clasp arrangement where the openings allow the annulus Band to slip onto the Slider during assembly. The Slider clasping slots of the Pinch Plate zone are fractionally wider than the Band width and create Band offsets that create frictional surfaces between the Band and the Slider (USPTO).
Electronic Band and Slider:
The electronic LiteLife™ recognizes Slider position on Band with Slider to Band electronic contacts and Rotating Ring to the base unit Slider contacts. These framed or indicated Indicia positions are electronically recognized through effect sensors or circuit continuity. The Slider’s residence time on an indicia are recorded and transmitted to a non-included device where additional instructions are completed. Time and date functions may be included in some non-included applications. The clock time and new position is recorded and can be transmitted when the Slider is repositioned, programmed to deliver at time intervals or downloaded. The following are embodiments of the electronic form of the LiteLife™ (USPTO).
- Relative Slider position, Rotating Ring and clock time are recorded, retrieved, or transmitted from LiteLife™. The relative position against time is retained therefore time duration of position is captured.
- The indicia positions have remote definitions, instructions, and functions. Long term use and manipulation of data is performed in the non-included device.
- Specific Indicia initiate data transfer with remote device and reset of Band data.
- Electronic monitoring LiteLife™ contain power source, data chip, Slider position sensor, Rotating Ring position sensor, Band identifier, and transmitter.
- A predetermined sequence of Indicia may be required when using Indicia integers 0 through nine to obtain two or three digit integers.
The Band indicia could be time sequences, emoticons, icons, words or numbers. The Indicia or Function: examples or in combination: Pill Bottles, Golf Strokes, Caloric Intake, Marathon Mileage, Food Containers, Packages, Drink Containers, Consumable Quantities, Bandage Day Tracker, Dates, Relative Position, Time, Quantities, and Specific Directions (USPTO).
The LiteLife™ is covered by United States Utility Patent: 9,795,198
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