Global Patent Index - EP 0979130 A1

EP 0979130 A1 2000-02-16 - APPARATUS FOR ENTERTAINING A CROWD

Title (en)

APPARATUS FOR ENTERTAINING A CROWD

Title (de)

VORRICHTUNG ZUR MASSENUNTERHALTUNG

Title (fr)

DISPOSITIF PERMETTANT DE DIVERTIR UN GROUPE DE PERSONNES

Publication

EP 0979130 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98919353 A

Priority

  • GB 9801264 W
  • GB 9708929 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: GB2325104A] An apparatus for entertaining a crowd comprises a plurality of microphones 3a, 3b, 3c, 3d feeding into a microcomputer 1 and a large display 2 controlled by the microcomputer. The microcomputer 1 is programmed to control the large display 2 in dependence on values representing properties of signals from the microphones 3a, 3b, 3c, 3d. Elements of the displayed image may be controlled by the microcomputer 1 to represent the values of the properties of signals from different microphones or groups of microphones independently, or the difference between values for different microphones or groups of microphones. In another embodiment, screens are located at different locations and controlled to display the same image. This image is altered in dependence on the signals output by microphones at the two locations. Sensors other than microphones are also suggested. Also, the system may be used to control the direction of spotlights rather than images on a screen.

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

A63F 13/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A63J 5/02 (2006.01); A63F 13/00 (2006.01); G06T 13/00 (2006.01); A63F 9/24 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A63F 13/20 (2014.09); A63F 13/00 (2013.01); A63F 2009/2432 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9850123A1

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

GB 2325104 A 19981111; GB 9708929 D0 19970625; AU 7222998 A 19981127; EP 0979130 A1 20000216; JP 2001509719 A 20010724; WO 9850123 A1 19981112

INPADOC legal status


2002-04-17 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

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- Effective date: 20011009

2001-05-16 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

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- Effective date: 20010329

2000-02-16 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

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- Effective date: 19991030

2000-02-16 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

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