Global Patent Index - EP 1027693 A4

EP 1027693 A4 2001-03-28 - ACTIVE BADGE OR TAG FOR A LOCATING AND TRACKING SYSTEM

Title (en)

ACTIVE BADGE OR TAG FOR A LOCATING AND TRACKING SYSTEM

Title (de)

AKTIVES NEUNENSSCHIELD ODER ETIKETT FÜR EINEN LOKALISIERUNG UND VERFOLGUNGSSYSTEM

Title (fr)

ETIQUETTE OU BADGE ACTIF DESTINE A UN SYSTEME DE LOCALISATION ET DE SUIVI

Publication

EP 1027693 A4 (EN)

Application

EP 98955188 A

Priority

  • US 9822914 W
  • US 96042597 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9923632A1] A personnel badge or asset tag (10) for a locating and tracking system, the badge or tag including a housing (11) which has a front panel (14) facing away from the person or asset and a back panel facing toward the person or asset when worn by the person or attached to the asset. The personnel badge also including an attachment member (20) mounted on the back panel, the attachment memberincluding a mounting plate (22), a pivoting plate (30) having a portion for engaging the mounting plate, a pivot connector (46) for pivotally connecting the pivoting plate to the mounting plate for attachment of the badge to the person. The asset tag having an opening on the front panel through which light can be transmitted, the asset tag also including at least three light sources, a surface (216) for mounting the at least three light sources (250, 252, 254) between the back and front panels adjacent to the opening in the front panel, each of the at least three light sources being mounted on the surface at an angle between the light source and the surface to maximize the angle of dispersion of light transmitted through the opening in the front panel.

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

G09F 3/20; A44C 15/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G01C 21/00 (2006.01); G01S 13/75 (2006.01); G01S 13/76 (2006.01); G01S 13/79 (2006.01); G09F 3/20 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G09F 3/20 (2013.01); G09F 3/207 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

  • No further relevant documents disclosed
  • See also references of WO 9923632A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

BE CH DE FR GB IT LI

EPO simple patent family

WO 9923632 A1 19990514; AU 1205399 A 19990524; CA 2307813 A1 19990514; EP 1027693 A1 20000816; EP 1027693 A4 20010328; JP 2001522052 A 20011113

INPADOC legal status


2005-04-13 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20041005

2004-09-22 [RAP1] TRANSFER OF RIGHTS OF AN EP PUBLISHED APPLICATION

- Owner name: HILL-ROM SERVICES, INC

2004-09-15 [RAP1] TRANSFER OF RIGHTS OF AN EP PUBLISHED APPLICATION

- Owner name: HILL-ROM, INC.

2004-07-07 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20040525

2001-03-28 [A4] SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

- Effective date: 20010213

2001-03-28 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A4

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

2001-03-28 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- Free text: 7G 09F 3/20 A, 7A 44C 15/00 B

2000-12-13 [RAP1] TRANSFER OF RIGHTS OF AN EP PUBLISHED APPLICATION

- Owner name: HILL-ROM COMPANY, INC.

2000-12-13 [RAP1] TRANSFER OF RIGHTS OF AN EP PUBLISHED APPLICATION

- Owner name: ARIAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION

2000-08-16 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20000509

2000-08-16 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

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