Global Patent Index - EP 1007903 A1

EP 1007903 A1 2000-06-14 - PORTABLE SYSTEM FOR INVENTORY IDENTIFICATION AND CONTROL

Title (en)

PORTABLE SYSTEM FOR INVENTORY IDENTIFICATION AND CONTROL

Title (de)

TRAGBARES SYSTEM ZUR INVENTARERKENNUNG UND PRÜFUNG

Title (fr)

SYSTEME PORTABLE POUR IDENTIFICATION ET VERIFICATION D'INVENTAIRE

Publication

EP 1007903 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 97928887 A

Priority

US 9709839 W

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9857120A1] Portable device (100) may be carried about by an operator within a prescribed area which contains one or more inventoried objects such as units of lumber (10). Within this area, the current location of both the units of lumber (10) and device (100) are constantly monitored by tracking computer system (80). As device (100) is carried about within the prescribed area, at any time it may be pointed at any unit (10) which is of interest to the operator. Device (100) will then employ distance measurement unit (108) to determine the distance between observation point (120) and projected spot (121). Once calculated, the location of spot (121) is then compared to the last known location of all surfaces of lumber units to determine which unit is currently being "spotted". All information is then communicated by device (100) via antenna (107) to stacking system (80).

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

G01B 11/02

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G06Q 10/00 (2012.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G06Q 10/087 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

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

EPO simple patent family

WO 9857120 A1 19981217; AU 3304197 A 19981230; AU 747325 B2 20020516; CA 2297194 A1 19981217; EP 1007903 A1 20000614; EP 1007903 A4 20011107

INPADOC legal status


2004-07-14 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20040103

2002-01-30 [RAP1] TRANSFER OF RIGHTS OF AN EP PUBLISHED APPLICATION

- Owner name: BETHLEHEM TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

2002-01-30 [RIN1] INVENTOR (CORRECTION)

- Inventor name: AMAN, JAMES A.

2002-01-30 [RIN1] INVENTOR (CORRECTION)

- Inventor name: HALLER, WILLIAM R.

2001-11-07 [A4] SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

- Effective date: 20010924

2001-11-07 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A4

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

2001-11-07 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- Free text: 7G 01B 11/02 A, 7G 01B 11/00 B

2000-06-14 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20000110

2000-06-14 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

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