Global Patent Index - EP 0939940 A4

EP 0939940 A4 2001-05-23 - METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENFORCING HYGIENE

Title (en)

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENFORCING HYGIENE

Title (de)

VERFAHREN UND VORRICHTUNG ZUM ERZWINGEN DER HYGIENE

Title (fr)

PROCEDE ET APPAREIL POUR IMPOSER LE RESPECT DES REGLES D'HYGIENE

Publication

EP 0939940 A4 (EN)

Application

EP 96946400 A

Priority

US 9614276 W

Abstract (en)

[origin: CA2264681A1] A system of hygienic control employing a name tag (10) to be attached to each worker in a hygienically controlled area. Each name tag (10) has a clear signaling light source (28) thereon indicating the worker is sanitary, and an unsanitary signaling light source (26) thereon indicating the worker has not practiced the proper sanitation procedures. The unsanitary light source (26) is enabled when the worker enters a sanitation area, such as a rest room, and is disabled when the worker has washed his/her hands with soap and water. Also, the clear signaling light source (28) is enabled when the worker has complied with the proper sanitation procedure.

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

G08B 5/00; G08B 5/40; G08B 21/24

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G08B 5/00 (2006.01); G08B 5/36 (2006.01); G08B 5/40 (2006.01); G08B 21/24 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G08B 21/245 (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

AU 7402898 A 19980826; CA 2264681 A1 19980305; EP 0939940 A1 19990908; EP 0939940 A4 20010523

INPADOC legal status


2001-11-21 [18D] APPLICATION DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20010301

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

- Effective date: 20010411

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

2001-05-23 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- Free text: 7G 08B 5/00 A, 7G 08B 5/40 B, 7G 08B 21/24 B

1999-09-08 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 19990326

1999-09-08 [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