Global Patent Index - EP 1257776 A2

EP 1257776 A2 2002-11-20 - FIREARM SIMULATION AND GAMING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OPERATIVELY INTERCONNECTING A FIREARM PERIPHERAL TO A COMPUTER SYSTEM

Title (en)

FIREARM SIMULATION AND GAMING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OPERATIVELY INTERCONNECTING A FIREARM PERIPHERAL TO A COMPUTER SYSTEM

Title (de)

FEUERWAFFENÜBUNGSSIMULATION- UND -SPIELSYSTEM UND VERFAHREN ZUR OPERATIVEN VERBINDUNG EINES FEUERWAFFENANSCHLUSSGERÄTES MIT EINEM RECHNERSYSTEM

Title (fr)

SYSTEME DE JEU ET DE SIMULATION D'ARME A FEU ET PROCEDE PERMETTANT DE CONNECTER DE MANIERE OPERATIONNELLE UNE ARME A FEU PERIPHERIQUE A UN SYSTEME INFORMATIQUE

Publication

EP 1257776 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 01908610 A

Priority

  • US 0101287 W
  • US 17582900 P

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0151877A2] A firearm simulation system according to the present invention includes a laser transmitter assembly and a computer system coupled to a display for providing a virtual target. The laser assembly emits a beam of laser light from a firearm in the form of a cross-hair toward the virtual target. The display is surrounded by detector arrays each disposed along a corresponding display edge to sense the emitted cross-hair beam. The computer system receives signals from the detector arrays and indicates the location of a simulated projectile impact location on the display. Alternatively, relfective strips may be employed to reflect portions of the cross-hair beam, while a sensing device detects the beam reflections and transmits detection information to the computer system. The computer system may further include various gaming software and enable the simulated firearm to be operatively interconnected with the game to provide enhanced interaction.

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

F41G 1/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A63F 13/00 (2006.01); F41G 3/26 (2006.01); F41J 5/02 (2006.01); G09B 9/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

F41G 3/2655 (2013.01); F41G 3/2633 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 0151877A2

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 0151877 A2 20010719; WO 0151877 A3 20020502; AU 3645801 A 20010724; EP 1257776 A2 20021120; JP 2003519775 A 20030624; US 2002012898 A1 20020131

INPADOC legal status


2005-02-16 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20040803

2002-11-20 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20020813

2002-11-20 [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

2002-11-20 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO

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