Global Patent Index - EP 1256072 A2

EP 1256072 A2 2002-11-13 - A METHOD AND DEVICE FOR GROUPING DYNAMICALLY VARYING LIMITED RANGE ENTITIES FOR RAPID SEARCHING

Title (en)

A METHOD AND DEVICE FOR GROUPING DYNAMICALLY VARYING LIMITED RANGE ENTITIES FOR RAPID SEARCHING

Title (de)

VERFAHREN UND VORRICHTUNG ZUR SCHNELLE LOKALISIERUNG MIT GRUPPIERUNG SICH ZEITLICH UND RÄUMLICH VERÄNDERNDER EINHEITEN MIT BEGRENZTER REICHWEITE

Title (fr)

PROCEDE ET DISPOSITIF POUR LE REGROUPEMENT D'ENTITES DE PORTEE EFFICACE LIMITEE A VARIATION DYNAMIQUE PERMETTANT LA RECHERCHE RAPIDE

Publication

EP 1256072 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 00987976 A

Priority

  • US 0030090 W
  • US 16298899 P
  • US 50163300 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0133434A2] The present invention relates to the field of topological searches and more particularly to a method and device for selecting functional entities in a topological space. It utilizes standard physical space partioning techniques along with entity characteristics to distribute them into limited size overlapping sets. Partitioning is performed based on the functionality and location of the entity rather than on the morphology of the entity. A membership value, ranging from 0 to 1, is assigned to each entity associated with each set resulting in fuzzy characteristics for the sets. Dynamic variation in the range of effectiveness of the entity is accounted for by changing the memberships of the entities to the groups based on the varying range of effectiveness. A metric can be derived from the membership value list of each entity to enable a unique single dimensional comparison of two disparate entities that are described in many dimensions.

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

G06F 17/30

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

H04Q 7/34 (2006.01); G06F 17/30 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G06F 17/30705 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 0133434A3

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 0133434 A2 20010510; WO 0133434 A3 20020829; AU 2424101 A 20010514; CA 2389710 A1 20010510; EP 1256072 A2 20021113; JP 2003517758 A 20030527

INPADOC legal status


2007-08-22 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20070227

2006-11-15 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20040727

2004-09-15 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20040727

2002-11-13 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20020502

2002-11-13 [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

2002-11-13 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO

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