GB2353440A - Communication system for use in sports - Google Patents

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GB2353440A
GB2353440A GB9921257A GB9921257A GB2353440A GB 2353440 A GB2353440 A GB 2353440A GB 9921257 A GB9921257 A GB 9921257A GB 9921257 A GB9921257 A GB 9921257A GB 2353440 A GB2353440 A GB 2353440A
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Gloria A Sodipo
Isaac Sodipo
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    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
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    • H04B1/00Details of transmission systems, not covered by a single one of groups H04B3/00 - H04B13/00; Details of transmission systems not characterised by the medium used for transmission
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A system is described which enables a football manager or coach to communicate with players during training or a noisy football match. The players are provided with earpieces which are fitted with a miniature amplifier, loudspeaker fig. 1 (1) and a volume control, said earpieces have a round part which fits in the ear and a connecting attachment which fits around the ear. The manager or coach is provided with a mouthpiece which comprises a microphone 4 and a box 6 which may be used to display advertising. Said box may be worn around the waist with a detachable stretch strap 7. In order to communicate a message to their players, a manager may talk into the mouthpiece which transmits a radio signal to the earpieces so that the players may hear clearly what the manager says. Alternatively a conical manual microphone may be used to communicate with the players.

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2353440 NAME OF PRODUCT: VOICE MANAGER (VM)

INTRODUCTION: 1 believe that this product will be necessary in particular situation when the football manager finds it difficult to shout loud or talk loud; example if he has cough, severe head, migraine or simply lost his voice because he sang Christmas carol the day before.

Voice Manger is a product that can reduce stress in Football Management. Voice Manager is made up of an ear-piece and a mouthpiece. There is also a microphone with mini amplifier attached. These three items makes up the voice manager package.

It can be used in a large football pitch like Old Trafford or Wembly Stadium to ease communication.

THE EAR PIECE:

This goes round the footballers ear and clips or fastens together round the ear. The ear piece transmits what the football manager/coach says to the players during football match without the manager having to shout and get his message across to the player in the field.

The earpiece is made up of a round solid part measuring about the sieze of a 5 pence coin or about 1 centimetre in measurement and a flat connecting attachment which stretches round the ear. The round part should fit into the external earhole of the footballer and should have a little mini amplifier built in, so that the footballer can hear clearly what the manager/coach says.

The earpiece works on the same frequency with the mouth piece so as to make communication possible.

In a football match, we suggest that the twenty two players of a team wear an eaipiece.

THE MOUTHPIECE:

This product is used by the football Manager during a match. He/she will speak into the voice set, where the message will then transmit to the earpiece for the players to hear.

The mouthpiece has the same radio frequency as the eaipiece so as to make communication possible.

The mouthpiece should measure approximately 30 centimetre by 15 centimetre.

The mouthpiece is an eye catching object and we recommend that advertisement can be placed through this medium.

2 MANUAL MICROPHONE:

The microphone is designed like a cone. It measures 30 centimetres by 15 centimetres by 5 centimetres.

This product can be used by the football Manager to communicate to the players. There is a mini amplifier attached to the inner part of it and there is a handle so that the football manager can hold on to.

The microphone can be used by the Manager during training or in a match with smaller spectators/Audience. This product should be light weight and may be, reflect on team or club colours.

OVERVIEW:

The earpiece and mouthpiece should be used during big matches in a large stadium with large spectators or viewers because there is alway huge background noise here, so that the manager will have to shout a lot in order to get message across to the players, therefore The earpiece and mouthpiece will eliminate the shouting across the field, whereas the microphone may be used during training or in a match with smaller audience/spectators.

Voice manager can also be used similarly in other contact and non-contact sports like: American football, basketball etc. In territorial army, police or navy.

In travel expedition or some unusual sports where groups or individuals has the tendency of wandering away from the main group, the earpiece and mouth can make an invaluable point of contact. It can equally be used in rugby football or defence organisations.

My view or hope is that this product idea should be tried, and then introduced to the first division or premier league team in UK football or others who might be interested.

Should this not be possible due to legislation or other reasons; 1 believe that you can try other countries who would be prepared to use voice manager and perhaps their law may not be as restrictive of our product.

Example of countries are: South Africa, Mexico, America etc.

We are not technologically sound in knowledge, but we think that when this ideas are put together, by your engineers, this might bring about a modem communication system in football.

3 CAUTION It is very important that voice manager is designed in a way that any sabottge activities towards the football player is reduced. For instance, some sports hooligans could use the voice manager medium and transmit loud explosive sound into the ears of footballers.

This is very dangerous and may lead to damaged eardrums.

Unlawful action is to be envisaged or expected in a situation where some fans become bitter and unruly for one reason or the other.

Disorderly behaviour is also common in a pre-match and after-match situation, where fans become excessively drunk and mischievous in character.

The win and lose factor will drive fans into extreme behaviour which may be detrimental to others.

The above perception are technical problem which must be taken on board during the design and construction of voice manager. There are likely to be other cautionary measures that needs guarding against, but at the moment 1 can't think of any.

That will be dealt with as it comes. However, in order to maintain a proper standard; The device must be checked for safety by the appropriate safetypersonnel before the product-voice manager can be used. It will be necessary to carry out safety check by each time the device is used.

The earpiece is a device that receives message from the mouth piece. It cannot send back message.

There is a the likelihood of a different version of the earpiece being designed where messages can be sent back. That could be for a specific need.

In order to regulate the sound which the earpiece receives. It could be designed in such a way that the user should be able to reduce or increase the amount of sound required, by pressing the required switches.

VOICE MANAGER ESSENTIAL TECHNICAL FEATURES Figure 1 A - Ear 12iece The visible features are:Loud speaker 1 Earpiece 2 Figure 1 B - Earpiece attached to ear Visible features are:- 4 Speaker 1 Earpiece 2 External ear 3 Figure 2 - MouLhpiece Visible features are:Voice set 4 Wire 5 Advert Box 6 Detachable stretch strap 7 Handle 8 Figure 3 - Manual Microscol)e Visible features are:Handle 8 Amplifier 9 A specific embodiment of the invention will now be described byway of example with reference to the accompanying drawing in which:- Figure 1 A shows the earpiece.

Figure I B shows the earpiece attached to the ear.

Figure 2 shows the mouthpiece with the detachable stretch strap, fixed on.

Figure 3 shows the Manual Microphone.

Claims (1)

1. Voice manager comprises of an earpiece which attaches to the ear of a footballer so that message can be received through the mouthpiece. A mouthpiece whereby the coach or football manager uses to communicate to the Footballer during matches and a manual microphone which is also used alternatively by the coach/manager during training or football match to communicate to players.
2. Voice manager as claimed in 1 will be fitted around the ears of football players during football matches.
3. Voice manager as claimed in 1 or claim 2, where in the football manager or coach can communicate with the players during football match easily without having to shout across.
4. Voice manager as claimed in 2 or claim 3. The earpiece and mouth piece work on the same frequency, so as to make communication possible.
5Noice manager as claimed in 3 or claim 4 where in part of the mouthpiece can be used as an advertisement box.
6. Voice manager as claimed in 4 or claim 5, where in the device can be used effectively in other sports or defence activities or travel expedition.
7. Voice manager as claimed in 5 or claim 6 where in, for safety and comfort, the football manager can strap the mouthpiece around his/her waist with a detachable stretch strap.
8. Voice manager as claimed in 7 or claim 8 where in the device could be subject to sabottage activities towards the players, therefore the device must be checked for safety whenever it is to be used.
9. Voice manager as claimed in any proceding claim where in the voice manager package will eliminate or reduce the shouting across the field which currently occurs during football match by managers or coaches. Thereby reducing stress, exhaustion and frustration of football managers.
10. Voice manager substantially as described herein with reference to figures 1 - 3 of the accompanying drawing.
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US4073416A (en) * 1976-08-06 1978-02-14 Mccomber Kenneth Carrying belt for CB radios and similar devices
US4885797A (en) * 1985-12-13 1989-12-05 Terence H. Leather Communication system
US4972468A (en) * 1987-10-14 1990-11-20 Sanshin Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha Transceiver for hanging on an ear
US5142700A (en) * 1990-08-27 1992-08-25 Reed John W Protective helmet containing an integral transceiver
US5501363A (en) * 1994-06-16 1996-03-26 Muller; Robert E. Combination drinking cup and megaphone
US5537667A (en) * 1992-11-16 1996-07-16 Kenning; Peggy J. Swimming training device with removable receiver disposed therein

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* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US4073416A (en) * 1976-08-06 1978-02-14 Mccomber Kenneth Carrying belt for CB radios and similar devices
US4885797A (en) * 1985-12-13 1989-12-05 Terence H. Leather Communication system
US4972468A (en) * 1987-10-14 1990-11-20 Sanshin Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha Transceiver for hanging on an ear
US5142700A (en) * 1990-08-27 1992-08-25 Reed John W Protective helmet containing an integral transceiver
US5537667A (en) * 1992-11-16 1996-07-16 Kenning; Peggy J. Swimming training device with removable receiver disposed therein
US5501363A (en) * 1994-06-16 1996-03-26 Muller; Robert E. Combination drinking cup and megaphone

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