Global Patent Index - EP 1078334 A1

EP 1078334 A1 2001-02-28 - METHOD FOR CLOCKING ATHLETES AND CORRESPONDING BIB

Title (en)

METHOD FOR CLOCKING ATHLETES AND CORRESPONDING BIB

Title (de)

VERFAHREN ZUR SPORTZEITMESSUNG UND ZUGEHÖRIGER LATZ MIT NUMMER FÜR ATHLETEN

Title (fr)

PROCEDE DE CHRONOMETRIE DE SPORTIFS ET DOSSARD CORRESPONDANT

Publication

EP 1078334 A1 (FR)

Application

EP 98933727 A

Priority

  • FR 9801356 W
  • FR 9708048 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: FR2765371A1] The invention concerns a method for clocking competing athletes on a predetermined track, and the corresponding bib for implementing the method. The invention is characterised in that each athlete carries a normally passive electronic label (16) emitting a predetermined signature in response to an activation by an electromagnetic field. The track comprises at least a first marker arranged at the track start and a second marker at the track finish, the two markers emitting a substantially permanent an electromagnetic field and comprising a receiver for each bib (10) signature, the receiver outputs of the markers being connected to computing and memorising means determining for each label (16) at least the time elapsed between the passage perpendicular to the first and second markers. Each bib (10) carries an electronic label whereof the signature is paired with an information with visual and/or optic reading (12, 14) in response to an activation by an electromagnetic field.

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

G07C 1/24

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G07C 1/24 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G07C 1/24 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9900771A1

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

FR 2765371 A1 19981231; FR 2765371 B1 19990820; AU 8344998 A 19990119; EP 1078334 A1 20010228; WO 9900771 A1 19990107

INPADOC legal status


2007-06-27 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20070103

2005-05-04 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20050317

2004-04-07 [RAP1] TRANSFER OF RIGHTS OF AN EP PUBLISHED APPLICATION

- Owner name: LECHEVALLIER, THIERRY

2004-04-07 [RIN1] INVENTOR (CORRECTION)

- Inventor name: LECHEVALLIER, THIERRY

2001-02-28 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20000505

2001-02-28 [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