Global Patent Index - EP 1002261 A1

EP 1002261 A1 2000-05-24 - DISTRIBUTED CONTROL USING GROUP CONCEPTS

Title (en)

DISTRIBUTED CONTROL USING GROUP CONCEPTS

Title (de)

VERTEILTES STEUERUNGSSYSTEM, WELCHES GRUPPENENTWURFE VERWENDET

Title (fr)

COMMANDE REPARTIE UTILISANT DES CONCEPTS DE GROUPE

Publication

EP 1002261 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98930090 A

Priority

  • US 9811843 W
  • US 87263597 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9857239A1] A distributed control system comprising a plurality of devices operating on a communication infrastructure. Each device communicates with each other device to determine what data that device can supply to other devices on the communication infrastructure, if any, and to determine which other devices can supply data that device needs to operate, if any. The invention can be expanded to more complicated systems including numerous similar devices which would not normally be capable of self-configuration by separating the devices into functional groups, and performing the applicants' self-configuration method to the associations of devices, rather than all devices within the system.

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

G05B 19/042; G05B 19/418

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G05B 19/042 (2006.01); G05B 19/418 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G05B 19/0421 (2013.01); G05B 19/41845 (2013.01); Y02P 90/16 (2015.11)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9857239A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE FR GB IT NL

EPO simple patent family

WO 9857239 A1 19981217; AU 7956098 A 19981230; CA 2293822 A1 19981217; EP 1002261 A1 20000524

INPADOC legal status


2002-10-09 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20020409

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

- Effective date: 20010927

2000-05-24 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 19991224

2000-05-24 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): DE FR GB IT NL