Global Patent Index - EP 0847956 B1

EP 0847956 B1 2002-11-20 - Device for monitoring the entry area of an escalator or moving walkway

Title (en)

Device for monitoring the entry area of an escalator or moving walkway

Title (de)

Einrichtung zur Vorraumüberwachung für Fahrtreppen und Fahrsteige

Title (fr)

Dispositif pour surveiller la zone d'entrée d'un escalier ou d'un trottoir roulant

Publication

EP 0847956 B1 (DE)

Application

EP 97121286 A

Priority

  • EP 97121286 A
  • EP 96810871 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: EP0847956A1] Light sensors (12) are provided in the area where the hand rail turns so that the sensors monitor the access area to the escalator or moving pavement and in particular an access plate (14). The light sensors can be located in balustrade pedestals either to the right or left of the hand rail or on one side only. The sensor can consist of a transmitter and a receiver. It can be an infrared sensor initiated by reflection of the light beam

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

B66B 25/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B66B 25/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B66B 25/00 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT CH DE FR GB LI

EPO simple patent family

EP 0847956 A1 19980617; EP 0847956 B1 20021120; EP 0847956 B2 20110831

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