Global patent index - EP 0909409 B1

EP 0909409 B1 2000-08-23 - TIME ZONE INDICATOR DEVICE

Title (en)

TIME ZONE INDICATOR DEVICE

Title (de)

UHRWERK

Title (fr)

DISPOSITIF HOROMETRIQUE

Publication

EP 0909409 B1 (FR)

Application

EP 97928097 A

Priority

  • CH 9700262 W
  • CH 170196 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9801795A1] A device comprising a spherical shell (1) supported on a shaft (2) powered by a motor (5) via a gear (4) such that it rotates once every 24 hours, is disclosed. The shell (1) encloses a circular flat screen (23) supported on on a cradle (22) via a horizontal pin perpendicular to the design. An eccentric (21) at the end of the shaft (19) and guided in a fixed shaft (20) swings the screen supporting a lamp (26) on either side of a central position aligned with the rotational axis of the shell (1), thereby showing the areas of night and day as well as the height of the sun above the equator in the different seasons. The shaft (20) is driven via the gear (17) of said motor (5). The graduated time indicator (10) has radial plates (14) with inner edges (15) opposite the meridians of the shell (1). The indicator is stationary and enables the local time to be determined at any point on the globe.

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

G04B 19/22; G04G 9/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G04B 19/22 (2006.01); G04G 9/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G04G 9/0076 (2013.01); G04B 19/226 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

CH DE FR GB IT LI

EPO simple patent family

WO 9801795 A1 19980115; AU 3252397 A 19980202; DE 69702912 D1 20000928; DE 69702912 T2 20010405; EP 0909409 A1 19990421; EP 0909409 B1 20000823; HK 1016705 A1 20010323; JP 2000514186 A 20001024; US 6018503 A 20000125

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