Global Patent Index - EP 1069931 A1

EP 1069931 A1 2001-01-24 - METHOD AND DEVICE FOR ESTABLISHING CONTACT, BASED ON THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORK, BETWEEN A SELECTION OF TV-VIEWERS AND AN ESTABLISHED GAME PROGRAM

Title (en)

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR ESTABLISHING CONTACT, BASED ON THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORK, BETWEEN A SELECTION OF TV-VIEWERS AND AN ESTABLISHED GAME PROGRAM

Title (de)

VERFAHREN UND VORRICHTUNG UM EINE AUF EINEM TELEKOMMUNIKATIONSNETZWERK BASIERENDE VERBINDUNG ZWISCHEN EINER AUSWAHL VON FERNSEHZUSCHAUERN UND EINEM ETABLIERTEMSPIELPROGRAMM HERZUSTELLEN.

Title (fr)

METHODE ET APPAREIL POUR ETABLIR CONTACT VIA UN RESEAU DE TELECOMMUNICATION, ENTRE UNE SELECTION DE TELESPECTATEURS ET UN PROGRAMME DE JEU FONCTIONNANT

Publication

EP 1069931 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99912178 A

Priority

  • NO 9900053 W
  • NO 980714 A
  • NO 985731 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9942187A1] A method and a device for announcing to TV viewers via the screen of their TV set a key code for use in establishing contact, based on the telecommunications network, between a selection of viewers and an established game program, characterized in that the key code contains elements that are each transmitted in succession to the screen of the TV set in the form of signs and/or symbols, e.g., numbers and/or letters, within selected time slots in at least one TV program and/or in at least one TV commercial spot. The key code for every announcement is selected automatically and randomly among a predetermined number of different key codes.

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

A63F 9/22

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A63F 13/12 (2006.01); H04N 7/16 (2011.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A63F 13/338 (2014.09); A63F 13/12 (2013.01); H04N 21/812 (2013.01); A63F 2300/409 (2013.01); A63F 2300/63 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9942187A1

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

WO 9942187 A1 19990826; AU 3060299 A 19990906; AU 741122 B2 20011122; BR 9908005 A 20001024; CA 2320209 A1 19990826; CN 1146459 C 20040421; CN 1290185 A 20010404; EP 1069931 A1 20010124; HU 0201511 A2 20020828; ID 25804 A 20001102; IL 137771 D0 20011031; JP 2002503934 A 20020205; NO 310050 B1 20010507; NO 985731 A 19990823; NO 985731 D0 19981208; NZ 506258 A 20030829; TR 200002407 T2 20010221

INPADOC legal status


2008-10-29 [18R] REFUSED

- Effective date: 20080622

2007-09-28 [REG HK WD] APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN, DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN, OR REFUSED AFTER PUBLICATION IN HONG KONG

- Document: HK 1030177

2004-10-13 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20040831

2001-01-24 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20000901

2001-01-24 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE