Technology Bundle ID: TAB-2710

Warning System for Mobile Machinery Hazardous Zones

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Primary Inventors: 
William Schiffbauer (CDC)
Co-Inventors: 
Carl Ganoe (CDC)
Development Stage: 
Prototype
Development Status: 
  • In situ data available (on-site)
  • Prototype
Institute or Center: 
CDC

This invention relates to a warning system designed to protect individuals working near hazardous machinery. The system consists of a proximity-warning transmitter mounted to hazardous machinery and a receiver, worn by a worker, capable of detecting the transmitter signal. This worker-safety system can incorporate visual alerts and audible alerts. It also allows automatic shutdown of machinery upon receiver activation and may be particularly useful in the mining industry.

Applications:
  • Auxiliary safety equipment for heavy machinery
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Mining worker safety
Advantages:
  • Easy transmitter installation
  • Signal can be adjusted for an audio or visual "warning zone alert" and a proximal "imminent danger zone alert"

Patents

US Application 09/575,475
Filed on 2000-05-19
US Pat 5,939,986

Issued 1999-08-17

Publications

Schiffbauer WH.
PMID 10519790

Updated

Jan 8, 2014

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