Global patent index - EP 1082584 A1

EP 1082584 A1 2001-03-14 - METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AUTOMATED MEASUREMENT

Title (en)

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AUTOMATED MEASUREMENT

Title (de)

VERFAHREN UND VORRICHTUNG ZUM AUTOMATISCHEN MESSEN

Title (fr)

PROCEDE ET DISPOSITIF PERMETTANT LES MESURES AUTOMATIQUES

Publication

EP 1082584 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99931360 A

Priority

  • GB 9901681 W
  • GB 9811618 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9963306A1] The invention relates to a method and apparatus for automated measurement, particularly the use of automated measurement in retailing. As many as 50 % of all measurement-sensitive furnishing orders are inaccurate, mainly due to difficulties in making accurate measurements on site. There is therefore a requirement for reliable measurements in retailing. The invention provides a method of measuring the distance from a point in space to a reference plane, which may be a wall or other feature, in order to measure required dimensions. At least two different views of this scene are required. The scenes are captured and downloaded to a computer where they are processed using the method. The method offers: 1) speedy, unobtrusive and accurate data capture where furnishings are to be installed; 2) a permanent representation of the site and its key measurements; and 3) seamless integration into retailers' related systems such as CAD, stock control, and ordering systems.

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

G01C 11/06

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G01C 11/06 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G01C 11/06 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9963306A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

BE CH DE FR GB LI SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9963306 A1 19991209; EP 1082584 A1 20010314; GB 9811618 D0 19980729; JP 2002517712 A 20020618

INPADOC legal status

2004-06-23 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Ref Legal Event Code: 18D

- Effective date: 20031201

2001-03-14 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Ref Legal Event Code: 17P

- Effective date: 20001215

2001-03-14 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Ref Legal Event Code: AK

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