Global Patent Index - EP 1242950 A2

EP 1242950 A2 2002-09-25 - METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SPECIFYING MATERIALS

Title (en)

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SPECIFYING MATERIALS

Title (de)

VERFAHREN UND APPARAT ZUR BESTIMMUNG VON MATERIALIEN

Title (fr)

PROCEDE ET SYSTEME DE SPECIFICATION DE MATERIAUX

Publication

EP 1242950 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 00980952 A

Priority

  • US 0032855 W
  • US 46731999 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0146883A2] A method and system of facilitating the manufacture and purchase processes of materials whereby a first party defines a fingerprint of a desired material and then communicates that fingerprint, as well as the techniques of analysis used, to at least one second party. The second party then defines a second fingerprint of a second material using the same testing techniques and communicates the results to the first party for comparison of the two fingerprints. If the fingerprints do not match, the first party sends a notification of rejection to the second party. If the fingerprints are found to be a match, a purchase order or request for manufacture is initiated by the first party and the process is tracked from the date of order through the delivery of the material.

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

G06F 17/60

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G06Q 30/00 (2012.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G06Q 30/06 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 0146883A3

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 0146883 A2 20010628; WO 0146883 A3 20020502; AU 1814501 A 20010703; EP 1242950 A2 20020925; JP 2003518299 A 20030603

INPADOC legal status


2004-05-19 [18D] APPLICATION DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20031111

2003-08-13 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20030630

2003-01-02 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20021104

2002-09-25 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A2

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE TR

2002-09-25 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO:

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