Global Patent Index - EP 0939949 B1

EP 0939949 B1 2003-06-04 - SIGNS AND LIGHTNING SYSTEMS

Title (en)

SIGNS AND LIGHTNING SYSTEMS

Title (de)

ANZEIGE UND BELEUCHTUNGSSYSTEME

Title (fr)

PANNEAUX INDICATEURS ET SYSTEMES D'ECLAIRAGE

Publication

EP 0939949 B1 (EN)

Application

EP 97941107 A

Priority

  • GB 9702578 W
  • GB 9619793 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9812692A1] A sign (1) contains a plurality of self-powered light-emitting elements (5) (e.g. of tritium) which are juxtaposed to form the shape of at least one symbol (e.g. an arrow) and are contained within a housing that is adapted to be floor-mounted or mounted in a wall or the like at low-level. The elements (5) are mounted in base (2) which is sealed to a transparent lid (3) in a gas-tight manner. The base (2) and lid (3) are in turn mounted in an outer box (10) which is secured to a floor (17) to contain the sign (1) therein, substantially flush with the surface of the floor (17). The sign (1) may be used with advantage as an emergency sign or direction system at floor or low level, and does not require an electricity supply. Also disclosed is a lighting system comprising elements (5) mounted within a tube which is in turn engaged within an aluminium profile provided along its length with a recess through which the elements are visible (Figures 3 to 5).

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

G09F 19/22; G09F 13/20

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G09F 19/22 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G09F 19/22 (2013.01); G09F 19/228 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH DE ES FR GB IT LI NL SE

DOCDB simple family

WO 9812692 A1 19980326; AT 242530 T 20030615; AU 4313097 A 19980414; CA 2266779 A1 19980326; DE 69722653 D1 20030710; EP 0939949 A1 19990908; EP 0939949 B1 20030604; GB 9619793 D0 19961106