Global Patent Index - EP 0955985 A4

EP 0955985 A4 2001-02-14 - METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REDUCING STRAIN OF THE EYES

Title (en)

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REDUCING STRAIN OF THE EYES

Title (de)

VERFAHREN UND GERÄT ZUM VERMINDERN DER AUGENERMÜDUNG

Title (fr)

PROCEDE ET APPAREIL PERMETTANT DE REDUIRE LA FATIGUE OCULAIRE

Publication

EP 0955985 A4 (EN)

Application

EP 96942182 A

Priority

  • AU 9600829 W
  • AU PN724195 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9723188A1] Apparatus for reducing fatigue and/or strain in the eyes of a person viewing an object at relatively close range. The apparatus includes means (10) for automatically repositioning the object relative to the eyes at least periodically whereby causing a shift in the focus of the eyes and a corresponding shift in tension of muscles associated with the eyes. In a preferred embodiment the object is repositioned such that the shift in tension of the eye muscles is substantially constant.

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

A61H 5/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A61H 5/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A61H 5/00 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

CH DE DK FR GB IT LI NL SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9723188 A1 19970703; AU PN724195 D0 19960118; CA 2240942 A1 19970703; EP 0955985 A1 19991117; EP 0955985 A4 20010214; JP 2000501976 A 20000222; MX 9804952 A 19981031

INPADOC legal status


2001-03-21 [18W] WITHDRAWN

- Date of withdrawal: 20010122

2001-02-14 [A4] SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

- Effective date: 20010104

2001-02-14 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A4

- Designated State(s): CH DE DK FR GB IT LI NL SE

1999-11-17 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 19980720

1999-11-17 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): CH DE DK FR GB IT LI NL SE