Global Patent Index - EP 1241632 A1

EP 1241632 A1 2002-09-18 - A method of automatic billing for a person or an object being transported, by a means of transportation

Title (en)

A method of automatic billing for a person or an object being transported, by a means of transportation

Title (de)

Ein Verfahren für ein automatisches Abrechnungssystem entweder einer Person oder einer Ware, die von Verkehrsmitteln transportiert wird

Title (fr)

Une méthode de facturation automatique d'une personne ou d'un objet transporté par un moyen de transport

Publication

EP 1241632 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 01610105 A

Priority

DK PA200100418 A

Abstract (en)

The invention provides a method of automatic billing a person or an object such as cargo or a piece of luggage being transported, by a means of transportation, a distance from a station of departure to a station of destination, where the travelling person or object has an individual device that can be wirelessly detected and that represents the person or the object. Preferably, the individual device is a Bluetooth device such as a mobile phone, a personal digital assistant (PDA) or other communication device based on short-range radio signals. When the person or object including the individual device is on the means of transportation, the individual device is automatically detected, and the presence board of the individual device is taken to mean that the person or object is also on board. A system checks that billing can actually be performed based on the detected individual device, and the person is preferably asked to confirm, through wireless communication using the individual device, that billing can take place. <IMAGE>

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

G07B 15/02

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G07B 15/02 (2011.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G07B 15/02 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

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

EP 1241632 A1 20020918

INPADOC legal status


2004-01-02 [18D] APPLICATION DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20030319

2003-07-10 [REG DE 8566] DESIGNATED COUNTRY DE NOT LONGER VALID

2003-06-04 [AKX] PAYMENT OF DESIGNATION FEES

2002-09-18 [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

2002-09-18 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO:

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