Global Patent Index - EP 1072026 A1

EP 1072026 A1 2001-01-31 - CONCURRENT DISPLAY AND DATA COMMUNICATING USING LEDs

Title (en)

CONCURRENT DISPLAY AND DATA COMMUNICATING USING LEDs

Title (de)

SIMULTANER ANZEIGE UND DATENKOMMUNIKATION MITTELS LEUCHTDIODEN

Title (fr)

COMMUNICATION DE DONNEES ET AFFICHAGE CONCURRENTS DANS LESQUELS DES DEL SONT UTILISEES

Publication

EP 1072026 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99911979 A

Priority

  • IB 9900667 W
  • US 7868498 P
  • US 7868698 P
  • US 7869198 P
  • US 8262698 P

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9949435A1] A concurrent signaling and data communication system based on the modulation and encoding of digital information using the visible light emitted by light emitting diodes (LEDs) is provided. A general-purpose system includes a transmitter (14a) and receiver circuit (16) coupled to respective computer system (10, 12). The transmitter (14a) is further coupled to an LED beacon (14b), LED dot matrix display (22), or other configuration of LEDs that can be used for simultaneous display and data communication. The computer (10) coupled to the transmitter (14a) is used to control the data communication function of the LEDs, and also may be used to control the display function. A separate computer may also be used to control the display function distinct from the data communication function. The computer (12) coupled to the receiver interprets the data communicated over the optical link between the transmitter (14a) and receiver (16), and may display this information to a user of the system. Two transmitter and receiver designs are provided, one for a non-multi-tasking environment, and the other design for a multi-tasking environment. Several applications of the general-purpose system are provided, including a vehicle speed limiting application, a vehicle location and guidance system application, and a portable traveler information and location system application.

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

G08B 5/00; G08G 1/09; G08G 1/123

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G01C 21/00 (2006.01); G06F 3/00 (2006.01); G08G 1/005 (2006.01); G08G 1/09 (2006.01); G08G 1/095 (2006.01); G08G 1/0967 (2006.01); G08G 1/0968 (2006.01); H04B 10/10 (2006.01); H04B 10/105 (2006.01); H04B 10/22 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G08G 1/096716 (2013.01); G08G 1/096758 (2013.01); G08G 1/096783 (2013.01); G08G 1/096827 (2013.01); G08G 1/096861 (2013.01); G08G 1/096872 (2013.01); G08G 1/0969 (2013.01)

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 9949435 A1 19990930; CN 1334949 A 20020206; EP 1072026 A1 20010131; EP 1072026 A4 20010905; JP 2002527917 A 20020827

INPADOC legal status


2004-04-07 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20031001

2003-07-09 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20030521

2001-09-05 [A4] SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

- Effective date: 20010724

2001-09-05 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A4

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

2001-09-05 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- Free text: 7G 08B 5/00 A, 7G 08G 1/09 B, 7G 08G 1/123 B, 7G 08G 1/0967 B

2001-01-31 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20000919

2001-01-31 [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