Global patent index - EP 1015863 A1

EP 1015863 A1 2000-07-05 - MONITORING THE CONTENTS OF A CONTAINER BY ULTRASONIC MEANS

Title (en)

MONITORING THE CONTENTS OF A CONTAINER BY ULTRASONIC MEANS

Title (de)

ÜBERWACHUNG EINES BEHÄLTERINHALTS MITTELS ULTRASCHALLVORRICHTUNG

Title (fr)

SURVEILLANCE DU CONTENU D'UN CONTENEUR PAR DES MOYENS A ULTRASONS

Publication

EP 1015863 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98944039 A

Priority

  • GB 9802794 W
  • GB 9719940 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9915870A1] The contents of the container (1) are non-intrusively monitored by probing the container with an ultrasonic signal, and measuring changes in the ultrasound signature of the received signal after the signal has passed through the contents of the container.

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

G01M 3/24; G01M 3/22

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G01N 29/04 (2006.01); G01M 3/22 (2006.01); G01M 3/24 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G01M 3/24 (2013.01); G01M 3/226 (2013.01); G01N 2291/044 (2013.01); G01N 2291/048 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9915870A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

BE CH ES FR GB IT LI SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9915870 A1 19990401; AU 9171798 A 19990412; EP 1015863 A1 20000705; GB 9719940 D0 19971119; JP 2001517785 A 20011009; ZA 9808605 B 20000531

INPADOC legal status

2005-02-16 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Ref Legal Event Code: 18D

- Effective date: 20040810

2002-06-19 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Ref Legal Event Code: 17Q

- Effective date: 20020502

2000-07-05 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Ref Legal Event Code: 17P

- Effective date: 20000406

2000-07-05 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Ref Legal Event Code: AK

- Designated State(s): BE CH ES FR GB IT LI SE