Global Patent Index - EP 1846126 A1

EP 1846126 A1 2007-10-24 - METHODS FOR THE UNAMBIGUOUS ASSOCIATION OF AT LEAST ONE AUTONOMOUS STORAGE UNIT WITH AT LEAST ONE PLAYER IN A SCORE KEEPING DEVICE

Title (en)

METHODS FOR THE UNAMBIGUOUS ASSOCIATION OF AT LEAST ONE AUTONOMOUS STORAGE UNIT WITH AT LEAST ONE PLAYER IN A SCORE KEEPING DEVICE

Title (de)

VERFAHREN ZUR EINDEUTIGEN ZUORDNUNG MINDESTENS EINER AUTONOMEN SPEICHEREINHEIT ZU MINDESTENS EINEM SPIELER IN EINER SPIELSTANDSSPEICHERVORRICHTUNG

Title (fr)

PROCEDE D'ASSOCIATION UNIVOQUE D'AU MOINS UNE UNITE MEMOIRE AUTONOME ET D'AU MOINS UN JOUEUR DANS UN DISPOSITIF DE STOCKAGE DE SCORE

Publication

EP 1846126 A1 (DE)

Application

EP 05701249 A

Priority

EP 2005000882 W

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO2006079357A1] The invention relates to methods for the unambiguous personal association of at least one autonomous storage unit (10) with at least one player in a score keeping device (20) in order to store at least one status of a game, especially a computer game, network game, or trading card game. The inventive method is characterized in that an unambiguous identification feature that is effective in the game environment is allocated in a way clearly indicating the player's action to a game status, particularly an amount of properties of a game piece created and/or guided by the player and/or an amount of game situations created and/or managed by the player within the group of players detected by the score keeping device, said game status being created and/or managed by the player, being stored in the at least one autonomous storage unit, and unambiguously identifying the player. For this purpose, data is exchanged in a registering manner between the at least one autonomous storage unit and a game manager's storage unit (30) which manages the at least one autonomous storage unit. As a result of said data exchange, a first register data set (40) that characterizes the player and is linked to the game status is created, stored, and processed in the game manager's storage unit (30) while a second register data set (41) which is comparable to the first register data set and is linked to the stored game status is created, stored, and processed in the autonomous storage unit.

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A63F 13/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A63F 13/95 (2014.09); A63F 13/10 (2013.01); A63F 13/73 (2014.09); G07F 17/3251 (2013.01); A63F 13/335 (2014.09); A63F 2300/201 (2013.01); A63F 2300/206 (2013.01); A63F 2300/636 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 2006079357A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

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

EPO simple patent family

WO 2006079357 A1 20060803; EP 1846126 A1 20071024; US 2008305874 A1 20081211; US 2011250973 A1 20111013; US 8702521 B2 20140422

INPADOC legal status


2017-07-19 [18R] REFUSED

- Effective date: 20170522

2017-05-22 [REG DE R003] REFUSAL DECISION NOW FINAL

2017-02-22 [RAP1] TRANSFER OF RIGHTS OF AN EP PUBLISHED APPLICATION

- Owner name: SMARTRAC INVESTMENT B.V.

2012-12-19 [RIN1] INVENTOR (CORRECTION)

- Inventor name: WILM, ROBERT

2011-11-02 [RAP1] TRANSFER OF RIGHTS OF AN EP PUBLISHED APPLICATION

- Owner name: RIETZLER, MANFRED

2010-11-17 [19U] DATE OF INTERRUPTION (INTERRUPTION OF PROCEEDINGS) BEFORE GRANT

- Effective date: 20100501

2010-11-17 [19W] DATE OF RESUMPTION (AFTER INTERRUPTION OF PROCEEDINGS) BEFORE GRANT

- Effective date: 20110401

2010-05-26 [RIN1] INVENTOR (CORRECTION)

- Inventor name: WILM, ROBERT

2010-05-26 [RIN1] INVENTOR (CORRECTION)

- Inventor name: KRUSPIG, VOLKMAR

2008-07-02 [RAP1] TRANSFER OF RIGHTS OF AN EP PUBLISHED APPLICATION

- Owner name: PUBLICSOLUTIONS GMBH

2008-07-02 [RIN1] INVENTOR (CORRECTION)

- Inventor name: PUBLICSOLUTIONS GMBH

2008-06-18 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20080516

2008-05-07 [DAX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT (TO ANY COUNTRY) DELETED

2007-10-24 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20070817

2007-10-24 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

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