Global Patent Index - EP 1018081 A1

EP 1018081 A1 2000-07-12 - NAVIGATION SYSTEM WITH USER DEFINABLE COST VALUES

Title (en)

NAVIGATION SYSTEM WITH USER DEFINABLE COST VALUES

Title (de)

NAVIGATIONSSYSTEM MIT ANWENDERDEFINIERBARE KOSTENWERTE

Title (fr)

SYSTEME DE NAVIGATION INTEGRANT DES VALEURS DE COUT DEFINIES PAR L'USAGER

Publication

EP 1018081 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 97942552 A

Priority

US 9716551 W

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9914701A1] A navigation system (20) permits the user to designate certain roads or area to avoid when planning a route. The navigation system generally includes a database (28) of road segments and a cost associated with the road segments, such as estimated time or travel across that road segment and estimated length of travel across that road segment. The navigation system (20) determines a route from a selected beginning point to a desired destination by evaluating the cost of the road segments to be traveled in several potential routes and recommends the potential route having the lowest total cost. The user can selectively modify the cost of selected road segments to indicate a preference or avoidance of such roads. By increasing the cost of a road segment, the navigation system (20) is less likely to recommend a potential route which includes that road segment. Similarly, by decreasing the cost of a selected road segment, the navigation system (20) is more likely to recommend a potential route which includes that road segment.

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

G06F 17/00; G08G 1/137

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G01C 21/34 (2006.01); G08G 1/0968 (2006.01); G08G 1/137 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G08G 1/096827 (2013.01); G01C 21/3461 (2013.01); G08G 1/096838 (2013.01); G08G 1/096861 (2013.01); G08G 1/137 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH DE ES FI FR GB IT LI NL SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9914701 A1 19990325; AU 4423197 A 19990405; CA 2303221 A1 19990325; EP 1018081 A1 20000712; EP 1018081 A4 20010228

INPADOC legal status


2015-11-25 [18R] REFUSED

- Effective date: 20150623

2015-06-23 [REG DE R003] REFUSAL DECISION NOW FINAL

2012-03-14 [RAP1] TRANSFER OF RIGHTS OF AN EP PUBLISHED APPLICATION

- Owner name: BEACON NAVIGATION GMBH

2011-06-29 [RAP1] TRANSFER OF RIGHTS OF AN EP PUBLISHED APPLICATION

- Owner name: BEACON NAVIGATION INC.

2009-08-12 [RAP1] TRANSFER OF RIGHTS OF AN EP PUBLISHED APPLICATION

- Owner name: MITAC INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION

2007-09-26 [RAP1] TRANSFER OF RIGHTS OF AN EP PUBLISHED APPLICATION

- Owner name: MAGELLAN NAVIGATION, INC.

2006-10-04 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20060905

2001-02-28 [A4] SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

- Effective date: 20010117

2001-02-28 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A4

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH DE ES FI FR GB IT LI NL SE

2001-02-28 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- Free text: 7G 06F 17/00 A, 7G 08G 1/137 B, 7G 01C 21/20 B

2000-07-12 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20000315

2000-07-12 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH DE ES FI FR GB IT LI NL SE