Global patent index - EP 1055214 A1

EP 1055214 A1 2000-11-29 - REMOTE INTERROGATION OF MONITORED LOCATIONS

Title (en)

REMOTE INTERROGATION OF MONITORED LOCATIONS

Title (de)

FERNABFRAGE VON ÜBERWACHTEN STELLEN

Title (fr)

INTERROGATION A DISTANCE DE POSITIONS SURVEILLEES

Publication

EP 1055214 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99905014 A

Priority

  • GB 9900426 W
  • GB 9802927 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: GB2334409A] Cellular telephone apparatus 15 at a remote location that is being monitored for a predetermined activity or condition, has its condition altered in response to sensing of the predetermined condition or activity such that the response to an incoming call when the activity has been detected differs from the response when the activity has not been detected. For example, when the activity or condition has been detected, the cellular telephone may be switched off or may be switched to play a special pre-recorded message to incoming calls. Different levels of monitoring may also be provided, e.g. detection of a first level may provide the pre-recorded message, while detection of a second level may switch the telephone off. The remote interrogation may be undertaken by an operator or computer system and the time and result of interrogations may be logged. The described embodiment shows a photodetector 12 detecting the illumination of a display 10 by a lamp 11. In response to the detection of a predetermined condition, such as lamp failure, the cellular telephone apparatus 15 is altered so that it provides an appropriate response to an incoming call. Various conditions may be detected including, among others, motion, gas, temperature, float level, intrusion, theft, stress, pressure and flow. The use of a cellular telephone makes the invention particularly useful for remote locations that may lack power and/or fixed wire communications e.g. a boat.

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

G08B 25/08; G08B 26/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G08B 25/08 (2006.01); G08B 26/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G08B 26/007 (2013.01); G08B 25/08 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9941724A1

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

GB 2334409 A 19990818; GB 9802927 D0 19980408; AU 2532499 A 19990830; EP 1055214 A1 20001129; WO 9941724 A1 19990819

INPADOC legal status

2003-08-20 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

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- Effective date: 20030213

2001-02-07 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

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- Effective date: 20001221

2000-11-29 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

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- Effective date: 20000911

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