Global patent index - EP 1026648 A1

EP 1026648 A1 2000-08-09 - System for detecting and indicating change in condition of apparatus

Title (en)

System for detecting and indicating change in condition of apparatus

Title (de)

System zur Detektierung und Anzeige der Zustandsveränderung eines Gerätes

Title (fr)

Système pour la détection et l'affichage du changement de l'état d'un appareil

Publication

EP 1026648 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 00100858 A

Priority

GB 9902284 A

Abstract (en)

The invention relates to the ability to allow a user of electrical apparatus to detect a change in condition of further apparatus such as, in one embodiment to allow a person watching television to detect an incoming telephone call even when they may not be able to hear the ringing tone due to the volume of the television set. The invention utilises in one embodiment a means connected to a line to detect a change in condition of the line and, in response, causes a change in condition of electrical apparatus connected to the means such as reducing the volume of the apparatus or displaying a message.

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

G08B 25/08

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G08B 25/08 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G08B 25/085 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

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

EPO simple patent family

EP 1026648 A1 20000809; GB 9902284 D0 19990324

INPADOC legal status

2003-02-26 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

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