Global Patent Index - EP 1236085 A1

EP 1236085 A1 2002-09-04 - METHOD OF LINKING AUTHORIZED USERS TO A PLURALITY OF DEVICES

Title (en)

METHOD OF LINKING AUTHORIZED USERS TO A PLURALITY OF DEVICES

Title (de)

VERFAHREN ZUM VERBINDEN VON BEFUGTEN BENUTZERN MIT EINER MEHRZAHL VON VORRICHTUNGEN

Title (fr)

PROCEDE DE LIAISON D'UTILISATEURS AUTORISES A PLUSIEURS DISPOSITIFS

Publication

EP 1236085 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 00982301 A

Priority

  • US 0032580 W
  • US 16840699 P
  • US 67100400 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0140929A1] A method of monitoring a plurality of electronic devices positioned in an operating space and accessible by a plurality of users includes the steps of compiling a user database (10) comprising a plurality of user codes for authorized users, compiling a device database (12) comprising a plurality of device codes for identifying each one of the devices, and characterized by compiling a linking database (42) linking each user to a plurality of devices. Each of these databases is accessible by a host computer (26). A user (22) has a user token (16) which is emitting a user code (14) and a device (24) has a device token (20) which is emitting a device code (18). The host computer (26) detects the user code (14) and the device code (18) and measures the strength of the user code (14) and the device code (18). The host computer (26) links the user (22) to the device (24) by linking the user code (14) to the device code (16) in the linking database (42). The host computer (26) transmits a disabling signal, a prevention signal, or a security signals in response to detecting the device code (18) which is not linked to the user code (14).

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

G06F 1/00; G06F 7/04; G06F 12/14; G06F 17/60; G06K 7/10; G08B 29/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G06F 12/14 (2006.01); G05B 19/00 (2006.01); G05B 23/00 (2006.01); G06F 1/00 (2006.01); G06F 7/00 (2006.01); G06F 7/04 (2006.01); G06F 11/30 (2006.01); G06F 15/00 (2006.01); G06F 21/20 (2006.01); G06F 21/24 (2006.01); G06K 7/10 (2006.01); G06K 17/00 (2006.01); G08B 29/00 (2006.01); G08C 19/00 (2006.01); H04B 1/00 (2006.01); H04B 3/00 (2006.01); H04L 9/00 (2006.01); H04L 9/14 (2006.01); H04L 9/32 (2006.01); H04Q 1/00 (2006.01); H04Q 9/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G06F 11/3089 (2013.01); G06F 11/3058 (2013.01); G08B 21/0213 (2013.01); G08B 21/0261 (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 TR

EPO simple patent family

WO 0140929 A1 20010607; AU 1935201 A 20010612; CA 2393131 A1 20010607; CN 1413323 A 20030423; EP 1236085 A1 20020904; EP 1236085 A4 20041110; JP 2003515840 A 20030507; MX PA02005420 A 20040421

INPADOC legal status


2005-06-22 [18D] APPLICATION DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20030305

2004-11-10 [A4] DESPATCH OF SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

- Effective date: 20040923

2004-11-10 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- IPC: 7G 06F 1/00 A

2004-11-10 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- IPC: 7G 06F 7/04 B

2004-11-10 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- IPC: 7G 06F 12/14 B

2004-11-10 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- IPC: 7G 08B 29/00 B

2004-11-10 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- IPC: 7G 06F 17/60 B

2004-11-10 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- IPC: 7G 06K 7/10 B

2002-09-04 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20020617

2002-09-04 [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 TR

2002-09-04 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO:

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