Global Patent Index - EP 0992949 A2

EP 0992949 A2 2000-04-12 - People counting system by pressure images

Title (en)

People counting system by pressure images

Title (de)

System zum Zählen von Personen mit Hilfe von Druckbildern

Title (fr)

Système de comptage de personnes par images de pression

Publication

EP 0992949 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 99500166 A

Priority

ES 9801987 A

Abstract (en)

This people counting system is composed of one or more sensor surfaces each one formed by independent pressure sensible cells in a bi-dimensional matrix arrangement, and frequently installed on a small dimension stair step, capable of providing a pressure image every few milliseconds; and of one or more pressure image analysing systems capable of collecting the images generated through the sensor surfaces and, by means of image processing methods, detect the number of footprints left on every surface during each sampling period, link the footprints detected on consecutive events, determine (by their past history) their moving direction, group the possible footprints of each person and count them on the correct direction when they leave the surface. <IMAGE>

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

G07C 9/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G06M 1/10 (2006.01); G07C 9/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G06M 1/108 (2013.01); G07C 9/00 (2013.01)

Citation (applicant)

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

EP 0992949 A2 20000412; EP 0992949 A3 20010516; ES 2151844 A1 20010101; ES 2151844 B1 20010716

INPADOC legal status


2012-01-04 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20110714

2011-03-02 [RAP1] TRANSFER OF RIGHTS OF AN EP PUBLISHED APPLICATION

- Owner name: ELIOP SEINALIA, S.L.

2009-11-11 [RAP1] TRANSFER OF RIGHTS OF AN EP PUBLISHED APPLICATION

- Owner name: NUCLEO DE COMUNICACIONES Y CONTROL, S.L.

2004-11-03 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20040920

2002-02-13 [AKX] PAYMENT OF DESIGNATION FEES

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2001-05-16 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A3

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

2001-05-16 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO

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2000-09-13 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20000615

2000-05-03 [RIN1] INVENTOR (CORRECTION)

- Inventor name: LOPEZ MUDARRA,JUAN IGNACIO

2000-05-03 [RIN1] INVENTOR (CORRECTION)

- Inventor name: GARCIA BAYO, RAMON

2000-05-03 [RIN1] INVENTOR (CORRECTION)

- Inventor name: PALOMO LOPEZ, CARLOS

2000-05-03 [RIN1] INVENTOR (CORRECTION)

- Inventor name: LEON SANCHEZ, FRANCISCO

2000-04-12 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A2

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