Global Patent Index - EP 1256211 A2

EP 1256211 A2 2002-11-13 - POSITION DETERMINATION USING BLUETOOTH DEVICES

Title (en)

POSITION DETERMINATION USING BLUETOOTH DEVICES

Title (de)

POSITIONBESTIMMUNG MIT BLUETOOTHGERÄTEN

Title (fr)

DETERMINATION DE LA POSITION A L'AIDE DE DISPOSITIFS BLUETOOTH

Publication

EP 1256211 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 01907087 A

Priority

  • US 0103982 W
  • US 50018900 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0158098A2] Apparatus and method to determine the position of a wireless device with Bluetooth capabilities. The method relies on transferring positioning information between devices using Bluetooth technology. If one of these devices knows its position (because it is in fixed position or because it has a GPS receiver or GPS sensor, or other ways of determining its own position), then this positioning information can be transferred to other devices in the RF proximity. In addition, triangulation using range measurements, and/or signal strength from several devices in the RF proximity can be used to determine the device position.

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

H04L 12/56

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G01S 5/00 (2006.01); G01S 5/02 (2010.01); H04L 12/28 (2006.01); H04L 12/56 (2006.01); G01S 5/14 (2006.01); H04W 64/00 (2009.01); H04W 84/18 (2009.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G01S 1/68 (2013.01); G01S 5/0009 (2013.01); G01S 5/0072 (2013.01); G01S 5/02 (2013.01); H04W 64/00 (2013.01); H04W 84/18 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 0158098A3

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 0158098 A2 20010809; WO 0158098 A3 20020307; AU 2001234912 B2 20050324; AU 3491201 A 20010814; BR 0108120 A 20060207; CA 2399730 A1 20010809; CN 1451216 A 20031022; EP 1256211 A2 20021113; IL 151080 D0 20030410; JP 2004500566 A 20040108

INPADOC legal status


2007-03-14 [18D] APPLICATION DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20060926

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

- Effective date: 20020903

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:

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