Global Patent Index - EP 1016255 A1

EP 1016255 A1 2000-07-05 - SYSTEM AND METHOD TO SET UP A COMMUNICATION BASED ON IDENTIFICATION CARDS

Title (en)

SYSTEM AND METHOD TO SET UP A COMMUNICATION BASED ON IDENTIFICATION CARDS

Title (de)

VORRICHTUNG UND VERFAHREN ZUM VERBINDUNGSAFUN BAU MITTELS IDENTIFIZIERUNGSKARTEN

Title (fr)

SYSTEME ET PROCEDE D'ETABLISSEMENT D'UNE COMMUNICATION SUR LA BASE DE CARTES D'IDENTIFICATION

Publication

EP 1016255 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98921687 A

Priority

  • GB 9711546 A
  • GB 9722080 A
  • IB 9800880 W

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9856155A1] Communications between stations (1) of a network are set up under control of tokens (11) inserted in base units (7-9) at the stations (1), finger-depression of any token (11) causing data identifying the token (11) and its unit (7-9) to be transmitted for read out from a central database unit (27) of data that establishes communication with the station (1) where a paired or other related token (11) is located. The database is updated according to movements from station (1) to station (1) of the tokens (11), enabling related tokens (11) distributed between different users to be used for immediate communication without keying in of location-data. The establishment of communication-connection is signified at the called station (1) by energising an LED (29 Fig 2; 29' Fig 3) within the token (11) or its base unit (9). Alternative tokens (31 Fig 4; 41 Fig 5) with (or without) appropriate interface base-units and operated differently are described, together with communication via the Internet (Fig 6).

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

H04M 1/66; H04M 3/42

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G07F 7/08 (2006.01); H04M 1/276 (2006.01); H04M 3/38 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G07F 7/0866 (2013.01); G06Q 20/363 (2013.01); H04M 1/2765 (2013.01); H04M 3/38 (2013.01); H04M 3/387 (2013.01); H04M 2203/6081 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9856155A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE ES FR GB IT NL SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9856155 A1 19981210; AU 7445898 A 19981221; EP 1016255 A1 20000705

INPADOC legal status


2002-07-10 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Ref Legal Event Code: 18D

- Effective date: 20020101

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

- Ref Legal Event Code: 17P

- Effective date: 20000314

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

- Ref Legal Event Code: AK

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