Global Patent Index - EP 0974136 A1

EP 0974136 A1 2000-01-26 - A METHOD OF LOCALIZING STORAGE DEVICES, A MONITORING SYSTEM FOR LOCALIZING STORAGE DEVICES FOR GOODS, AND USE OF THE MONITORING EQUIPMENT

Title (en)

A METHOD OF LOCALIZING STORAGE DEVICES, A MONITORING SYSTEM FOR LOCALIZING STORAGE DEVICES FOR GOODS, AND USE OF THE MONITORING EQUIPMENT

Title (de)

VERFAHREN ZUR LOKALISIERUNG VON BEWAHRUNGVORRICHTUNGEN, ÜBERWACHUNGSYSTEM ZUR LOKALISIERUNG VON BEWAHRUNGVORRICHTUNGEN FÜR WAHREN UND BENUTZUNG VOM ÜBERWACHUNGSYSTEM

Title (fr)

PROCEDE SERVANT A LOCALISER DES DISPOSITIFS DE STOCKAGE, SYSTEME DE SURVEILLANCE PERMETTANT DE LOCALISER DES DISPOSITIFS DE STOCKAGE DE MARCHANDISES, ET UTILISATION DE L'EQUIPEMENT DE SURVEILLANCE

Publication

EP 0974136 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98914843 A

Priority

  • DK 9800144 W
  • DK 38697 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9848396A1] The present invention relates to a method and a monitoring system, in particular for use in the monitoring of containers (4). Each container has a radio connection to positioning satellites of the GPS type (5), the SatCom type (6) as well as near field communications equipment from which data may be transferred to a data processing unit. Thus, according to the invention several possible radio connections are provided between the individual near filed communications equipment, it being first checked whether a connection can be established to the position satellite, and if this is not possible, it is attempted to establish a radio connection to the communications satellite. If this cannot be done either, then a radio connection is established to another near field communications equipment. The containers can hereby be monitored and tracked currently if for some reason they loose a radio connection. If the containers are placed at particularly difficult places, an embodiment of the invention comprises near field communications equipment which is not placed on any container and which can communicate with the containers and with the satellites.

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

G08G 1/127; B61L 25/02; G01S 5/14

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B65G 1/137 (2006.01); B61L 25/02 (2006.01); G01S 5/00 (2006.01); G01S 19/14 (2010.01); G08G 1/127 (2006.01); G08G 1/13 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G08G 1/127 (2013.01); G01S 5/0027 (2013.01); G01S 19/14 (2013.01); G01S 2205/002 (2013.01); G01S 2205/008 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9848396A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

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

EPO simple patent family

WO 9848396 A1 19981029; AU 6918898 A 19981113; AU 722440 B2 20000803; BR 9808490 A 20000523; CA 2285930 A1 19981029; CN 1255222 A 20000531; EP 0974136 A1 20000126; JP 2002510269 A 20020402

INPADOC legal status


2002-05-22 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20020404

2001-11-14 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20011001

2000-01-26 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 19990928

2000-01-26 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

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

2000-01-26 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO

- Free text: AL PAYMENT 19990927;LT PAYMENT 19990927;LV PAYMENT 19990927;MK PAYMENT 19990927;RO PAYMENT 19990927;SI PAYMENT 19990927