Global Patent Index - EP 1316054 A1

EP 1316054 A1 2003-06-04 - MULTIPLE TAG INTERROGATION SYSTEM

Title (en)

MULTIPLE TAG INTERROGATION SYSTEM

Title (de)

MEHRFACH ETIKETTEN ABFRAGESYSTEM

Title (fr)

SYSTEME D'INTERROGATION D'ETIQUETTES MULTIPLES

Publication

EP 1316054 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 01949782 A

Priority

  • GB 0103277 W
  • GB 0017882 A
  • GB 0028907 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0209022A1] There is described a multiple tag interrogation system (10) for simultaneously interrogating a plurality of tags (200, 210, 220) each including at least two interrogatable features (600, 610, 620) the system (10) comprising a receiving region (50) for receiving the tags (200, 210, 220), interrogating means (100, 110, 150, 160, 170) for interrogating the tags (200, 210, 220) and processing means (40) to determine at least information carried by the said at least two interrogatable features (600, 610, 620) of each tag and spatial position characteristics of the said at least two interrogatable features (600, 610, 620) therein and to identify the information carried by individual tags (200, 210 220) on the basis of the spatial characteristics of the interrogatable features (600, 610, 620). The invention also includes the method of multiple tag interrogation.

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

G06K 7/08

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G06K 7/08 (2006.01); G06K 7/00 (2006.01); G06K 7/10 (2006.01); H04B 1/59 (2006.01); H04B 5/02 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G06K 7/10079 (2013.01); G06K 7/0008 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 0209022A1

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 0209022 A1 20020131; AU 7089701 A 20020205; EP 1316054 A1 20030604; JP 2004505477 A 20040219

INPADOC legal status


2006-08-23 [18D] APPLICATION DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20060201

2004-05-26 [RAP1] TRANSFER OF RIGHTS OF AN APPLICATION

- Owner name: BTG INTERNATIONAL LIMITED

2003-06-04 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20030219

2003-06-04 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

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

2003-06-04 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO:

- Countries: AL LT LV MK RO SI