Patent Number: 7,132,925

Title: Container with a selective opening and closing mechanism

Abstract: A system and apparatus which includes one or more locking container devices comprising a closeable container for holding at least one object; lock coupled to the container and moveable between a lock position and an unlock position; and programmable timer circuit for actuating the lock at a programmed time which is either specified or randomly set. The container device alternatively includes a receiving component for sensing a change an external condition including but not limited to, geographic location, temperature, sound and one or more predetermined operations. The timer circuit is alternatively unlocked by receiving an unlock signal via an appropriate communication medium from a remote source. The container device also includes a transmitter for transmitting an appropriate signal to the remote source. An interface terminal is coupled to the remote source and configured to accept at least one external condition instruction to be transmitted to the receiving component.

Inventors: Johnson; Ronald J. (San Jose, CA), Johnson; Kenneth R. (Campbell, CA)


International Classification: H04Q 1/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-07 0:00:00