Global Patent Index - EP 1623354 A4

EP 1623354 A4 2009-02-18 - TRACKING SYSTEM AND ASSOCIATED METHOD

Title (en)

TRACKING SYSTEM AND ASSOCIATED METHOD

Title (de)

VERFOLGUNGSSYSTEM UND ZUGEORDNETES VERFAHREN

Title (fr)

SYSTEME DE PISTAGE ET PROCEDE ASSOCIE

Publication

EP 1623354 A4 (EN)

Application

EP 04801948 A

Priority

  • US 2004014025 W
  • US 0314483 W

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO2005022292A2] A tracking system (10) for tracking movable assets (16) and several methods for using the system are provided. The tracking system includes a monitoring device (22), a tracking information network (20), a data communication network (18), a tracker tag (12), and a tracking information server (14). The tracker tag uses GPS technology. The tracking information server provides programmed instructions to the tracker tag in messages via a messaging system. The tracker tag selectively retrieves the messages from the messaging system. The tracking information server provides tracking information and related information to a subscriber. In one embodiment, the tracker tag is in communication with an Iridium satellite constellation (28) and tracking information is displayed to the subscriber when the asset is substantially anywhere in the world. In another embodiment, the monitoring device is in communication with the Iridium satellite constellation and tracking information is displayed to the subscriber when the subscriber is substantially anywhere in the world, preferably via the Internet (36).

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G06F 19/00 (2006.01)

IPC 8 main group level (invention and additional information)

G06F (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G07C 5/085 (2013.01); G06Q 10/08 (2013.01); G06Q 10/107 (2013.01); G06Q 50/30 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

[X] US 6028537 A 20000222 - SUMAN MICHAEL J [US], et al

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HU IE IT LI LU MC NL PL PT RO SE SI SK TR

EPO simple patent family

WO 2005022292 A2 20050310; WO 2005022292 A3 20050519; AU 2004269647 A1 20050310; BR PI0410242 A 20060516; CA 2524770 A1 20050310; CN 1806245 A 20060719; EP 1623354 A2 20060208; EP 1623354 A4 20090218; JP 2007521548 A 20070802; MX PA05011880 A 20060217; NO 20055778 A 20060206; NO 20055778 D0 20051206; RU 2005137723 A 20060427

INPADOC legal status


2010-01-27 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20081202

2009-02-18 [A4] DESPATCH OF SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

- Effective date: 20090116

2006-08-09 [DAX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT (TO ANY COUNTRY) DELETED

2006-02-08 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20051129

2006-02-08 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A2

- Designated State(s): AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HU IE IT LI LU MC NL PL PT RO SE SI SK TR