Global Patent Index - EP 1005629 A1

EP 1005629 A1 2000-06-07 - MONITOR FOR COLLECTING DATA ON CONSUMABLE PRODUCTS

Title (en)

MONITOR FOR COLLECTING DATA ON CONSUMABLE PRODUCTS

Title (de)

ÜBERWACHUNGSGERÄT ZUR ERFASSUNG VON DATEN ÜBER VERBRAUCHSGÜTER

Title (fr)

DISPOSITIF DE SURVEILLANCE DESTINE A LA COLLECTE DE DONNEES SUR DES PRODUITS CONSOMMABLES

Publication

EP 1005629 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98943306 A

Priority

  • US 9817392 W
  • US 5623097 P
  • US 91643297 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9909380A1] A monitor for collecting data on consumer consumption of products dispensable by portions comprises a supporting member (22) capable of supporting a dispensable product (50) thereon, a weight sensor (30) in operative communication with the supporting member (22), and a recorder (40). The tested product has a product weight. The weight sensor (30) measures the product weight as the portions of the tested dispensable product are removed therefrom. The recorder (40) is in communication with the weight sensor (30) for receiving and recording the product weight. The monitor has a current weight baseline capable to be automatically adjusted to compensate for changes in the product weight, not associated with removal of the product portions, such as those caused by environmental conditions. Optionally, the monitor further comprises a consumer input device (60) for receiving data generated by a user regarding usage and acceptability of the tested product. The results of the product weight measurements and the data generated by a user may be uploaded to a computer to create a data file.

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

G01G 19/415

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G01G 23/42 (2006.01); B67D 1/00 (2006.01); G01G 19/415 (2006.01); G07F 13/04 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B67D 1/0008 (2013.01); G01G 19/415 (2013.01); G07F 13/04 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9909380A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

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

EPO simple patent family

WO 9909380 A1 19990225; AU 9113398 A 19990308; BR 9811726 A 20001003; CA 2300901 A1 19990225; CN 1276866 A 20001213; EP 1005629 A1 20000607; JP 2001515220 A 20010918

INPADOC legal status


2009-03-11 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

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- Effective date: 20080913

2007-07-11 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

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- Effective date: 20040112

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

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- Effective date: 20040112

2000-06-07 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

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- Effective date: 20000303

2000-06-07 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

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