Global Patent Index - EP 0920688 A4

EP 0920688 A4 2001-05-23 - IMPROVEMENTS RELATING TO EVENT DETECTION AND RECORDAL

Title (en)

IMPROVEMENTS RELATING TO EVENT DETECTION AND RECORDAL

Title (de)

AUFNAHME UND DETEKTION VON EREIGNISSEN

Title (fr)

PERFECTIONNEMENTS PORTANT SUR LA DETECTION ET L'ENREGISTREMENT D'EVENEMENTS

Publication

EP 0920688 A4 (EN)

Application

EP 97937909 A

Priority

  • NZ 9700099 W
  • NZ 29920096 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9808205A1] A method and apparatus to assist in testing of fire alarms and other emergency warning systems. Such a system typically contains annunciator devices (14) such as sounders, speakers or strobe lights and these must normally be checked for acceptable operation on a regular basis. The invention enables a single or married individual to activate the alarm system briefly, without creating undue disturbance for surrounding occupants of an office or apartment block for example. The individual can then inspect an event recorder (20) located near or integral with each annunciator, to check that the respective annunciator has operated correctly. Operation of the annunciator may be assessed by monitoring input or output of the annunciator, such as current levels, or audible or visible output. Alternatively, each annunciator may communicate an indication of acceptable operation directly to a main control panel (11).

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

G08B 29/10; G08B 29/12

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G08B 29/10 (2006.01); G08B 17/00 (2006.01); G08B 29/12 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G08B 29/126 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9808205 A1 19980226; AU 4035997 A 19980306; CN 1234893 A 19991110; EP 0920688 A1 19990609; EP 0920688 A4 20010523; JP 2000516741 A 20001212

INPADOC legal status


2002-03-13 [18D] APPLICATION DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20010622

2001-05-23 [A4] DESPATCH OF SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

- Effective date: 20010405

2001-05-23 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A4

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

1999-06-09 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 19990319

1999-06-09 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE