Global Patent Index - EP 1238289 A1

EP 1238289 A1 2002-09-11 - IMPROVEMENTS RELATING TO INFORMATION DELIVERY

Title (en)

IMPROVEMENTS RELATING TO INFORMATION DELIVERY

Title (de)

VERBESSERTE INFORMATIONSLIEFERUNG

Title (fr)

DISTRIBUTION D'INFORMATIONS AMELIOREE

Publication

EP 1238289 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 00985503 A

Priority

  • GB 0004705 W
  • GB 9929718 A
  • GB 0020860 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0144831A1] A system and method for delivering location-specific information to a mobile telephone (1) or the like. A module (2) comprising a receiver (3) and a processor (4) is attached to the mobile telephone (1), and a plurality of transmitters (5) are placed at various predetermined locations, for example works of art in an art gallery. The transmitters (5) are each adapted to transmit a unique code signal within a predetermined range therefrom. Each work of art in the art gallery is located close to a transmitter (5), and the unique coded signal from each transmitter (5) is associated in a central control system (6) with information relating to the work of art close to that transmitter (5). When the module (2) receives a coded signal from a transmitter (5), it causes the mobile telephone (1) to pass this code information to the central control system (6). The central control system (6) then transmits the information associated with the work of art back to the mobile telephone (1) as an audio or visual commentary for appreciation by a human user.

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

G01S 5/02

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G01S 5/00 (2006.01); G01S 5/02 (2010.01); G01S 13/74 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G01S 5/02 (2013.01); G01S 5/0018 (2013.01); G01S 13/74 (2013.01); G01S 2205/008 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 0144831A1

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 0144831 A1 20010621; AU 2191901 A 20010625; EP 1238289 A1 20020911

INPADOC legal status


2003-12-03 [18D] APPLICATION DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20030603

2002-09-11 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20020624

2002-09-11 [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

2002-09-11 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO:

- Free text: AL;LT;LV;MK;RO;SI