GB2400675A - System and process for charting the time and position of a contestant in a race - Google Patents

System and process for charting the time and position of a contestant in a race Download PDF

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GB2400675A
GB2400675A GB0414947A GB0414947A GB2400675A GB 2400675 A GB2400675 A GB 2400675A GB 0414947 A GB0414947 A GB 0414947A GB 0414947 A GB0414947 A GB 0414947A GB 2400675 A GB2400675 A GB 2400675A
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Fernando Vincenzini
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    • GPHYSICS
    • G07CHECKING-DEVICES
    • G07CTIME OR ATTENDANCE REGISTERS; REGISTERING OR INDICATING THE WORKING OF MACHINES; GENERATING RANDOM NUMBERS; VOTING OR LOTTERY APPARATUS; ARRANGEMENTS, SYSTEMS OR APPARATUS FOR CHECKING NOT PROVIDED FOR ELSEWHERE
    • G07C1/00Registering, indicating or recording the time of events or elapsed time, e.g. time-recorders for work people
    • G07C1/22Registering, indicating or recording the time of events or elapsed time, e.g. time-recorders for work people in connection with sports or games
    • G07C1/24Race time-recorders
    • GPHYSICS
    • G01MEASURING; TESTING
    • G01CMEASURING DISTANCES, LEVELS OR BEARINGS; SURVEYING; NAVIGATION; GYROSCOPIC INSTRUMENTS; PHOTOGRAMMETRY OR VIDEOGRAMMETRY
    • G01C17/00Compasses; Devices for ascertaining true or magnetic north for navigation or surveying purposes
    • GPHYSICS
    • G01MEASURING; TESTING
    • G01CMEASURING DISTANCES, LEVELS OR BEARINGS; SURVEYING; NAVIGATION; GYROSCOPIC INSTRUMENTS; PHOTOGRAMMETRY OR VIDEOGRAMMETRY
    • G01C19/00Gyroscopes; Turn-sensitive devices using vibrating masses; Turn-sensitive devices without moving masses; Measuring angular rate using gyroscopic effects
    • GPHYSICS
    • G01MEASURING; TESTING
    • G01CMEASURING DISTANCES, LEVELS OR BEARINGS; SURVEYING; NAVIGATION; GYROSCOPIC INSTRUMENTS; PHOTOGRAMMETRY OR VIDEOGRAMMETRY
    • G01C9/00Measuring inclination, e.g. by clinometers, by levels
    • GPHYSICS
    • G06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
    • G06FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
    • G06F15/00Digital computers in general; Data processing equipment in general

Abstract

A system and a process for determining the timing and position of contestants on a track comprises at least one set of two trapezoidal shaped loops (120) that have a longitudinal axis that project from an inside rail to an outside rail on the track. There is also at least one competitor communication device (10) that can be coupled to each contestant. A remote base station (205) is in communication with the positioning device wherein the positioning device determines a contestant time as the contestant passes the wire loop (20) and also determines the position of the contestant in relation to an inside guide such as a rail. A relay (17) positioned in the center of the track can also be used to increase the signal flowing between the base station and the positioning device.

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GB 2400675 A continuation (74) Agent and/or Address for Service: Nabarro

Nathanson Lacon House, Theabald's Road, LONDON, WC1X BOW, United Kingdom

GB0414947A 2001-12-03 2002-12-03 System and process for charting the time and position of a contestant in a race Expired - Fee Related GB2400675B (en)

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US33662001 true 2001-12-03 2001-12-03
PCT/US2002/038459 WO2003048686A3 (en) 2001-12-03 2002-12-03 System and process for charting the time and position of a contestant in a race

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GB2400675A true true GB2400675A (en) 2004-10-20
GB2400675B GB2400675B (en) 2006-09-06

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Citations (5)

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US3946312A (en) * 1974-06-25 1976-03-23 Oswald Robert A Timing apparatus and system
US4142680A (en) * 1977-03-21 1979-03-06 Oswald Robert A High resolution timing recording system
US5737280A (en) * 1994-11-21 1998-04-07 Univert Inc. Clocking system for measuring running speeds of track runners
US5812049A (en) * 1996-10-25 1998-09-22 Micro Utility Ltd. System and method for monitoring a competitive activity
US20020152040A1 (en) * 1999-07-14 2002-10-17 Dennis Majoe Position and orientation detection system

Patent Citations (5)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US3946312A (en) * 1974-06-25 1976-03-23 Oswald Robert A Timing apparatus and system
US4142680A (en) * 1977-03-21 1979-03-06 Oswald Robert A High resolution timing recording system
US5737280A (en) * 1994-11-21 1998-04-07 Univert Inc. Clocking system for measuring running speeds of track runners
US5812049A (en) * 1996-10-25 1998-09-22 Micro Utility Ltd. System and method for monitoring a competitive activity
US20020152040A1 (en) * 1999-07-14 2002-10-17 Dennis Majoe Position and orientation detection system

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GB0414947D0 (en) 2004-08-04 grant
CA2469186A1 (en) 2003-06-12 application
WO2003048686A2 (en) 2003-06-12 application
WO2003048686A3 (en) 2003-07-24 application
GB2400675B (en) 2006-09-06 grant

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