Monthly Archives: February 2017


A device that allows people wearing noise-cancellation headphones and headsets to hear acoustic warning signals (e.g. police and ambulance sirens, car and truck’s honks, loud noises, designated words, honking, announcement, announcement tone, or any other loud sounds or predefined pattern of sound), especially runners, cyclists, construction workers, factory workers, and airport/airplane workers and passengers.

Abstract: The present invention provides for a portable apparatus and method for detection of environmental warning signals. The apparatus having an acoustic input device configured to produce an electrical representation of detected environmental warning signals, an electronic pre-processing unit configured to determine if the electrical representation satisfies a primary set of criteria, an electronic post-processing unit configured to verify if the electrical representation satisfies a secondary set of criteria and a warning indicator configured to transmit an alarm notification. The method having the steps of detecting an environmental warning signals, producing an electrical representation of the detected environmental warning signals, pre-processing the electrical representation to determine if a primary set of criteria has been met, if the set of criteria has been met, post processing the detected electrical signal to determine if a secondary set of criteria has been met and producing an alert message through at least one of an audible indicator, vibration indicator, visual indicator or wireless signal transmitter.

Applicant: Picotera Electronics Inc., Vancouver, BC

No. of patent applications: 1

Simple Video Communication Platform

Designed for clients with complex care needs, the Aetonix app doesn’t require passwords or rely on complicated login processes. A client can make or receive a call by touching a picture on a touchscreen or pressing a button on a safety bracelet. Clients can easily signal emergencies and view appointments and medication reminders. Having a face-to-face conversation with those in their circle of care has never been so simple.

Abstract: A system offering simplified bi-directional video communication between a user and a device of a pre-configured one or more persons of interest includes a touch display with a pictorial representation of each of the one or more persons of interest. The touch display is configured to establish the bi-directional video communication with a selected one of said persons of interest in response to a single touch of the pictorial representation of the selected one of the persons of interest. In one implementation, the system includes a monitoring device positioned to monitor one or more biometric parameters of the user, and saving the biometric data on a server for processing. More

Applicant: Aetonix Systems , Ottawa, ON   @aetonix

No. of patent applications: 2

No. of patents: 1