(12) International Application Status Report

Received at International Bureau: 04 December 2000 (04.12.2000)

Information valid as of: Not available

Report generated on: 16 January 2019 (16.01.2019)

(10) Publication number: (43) Publication date: (26) Publication language:
WO 2001/03352910 May 2001 (10.05.2001) English (EN)

(21) Application number: (22) Filing date: (25) Filing language:
PCT/US2000/02989630 October 2000 (30.10.2000) English (EN)

(31) Priority number(s): (32) Priority date(s): (33) Priority status:
60/162,537 (US)29 October 1999 (29.10.1999) Priority document received (in compliance with PCT Rule 17.1)
60/169,315 (US)07 December 1999 (07.12.1999) Priority document received (in compliance with PCT Rule 17.1)
60/223,365 (US)07 August 2000 (07.08.2000) Priority document received (in compliance with PCT Rule 17.1)

(51) International Patent Classification:
G08B 21/00 (2006.01)

(71) Applicant(s):
HILL-ROM SERVICES, INC. [US/US]; 300 Delaware Avenue Suite 530 Wilmington, DE 19801 (US) (for all designated states)

(72) Inventor(s):
WILDMAN, Timothy, D.; 7034 State Road 229 North Metamora, IN 47030 (US)
GALLANT, Dennis, J.; 10208 Cartha Lane Harrison, OH 45030 (US)
HAUSMAN, Phill; 309 Trafalgar Lane Cary, NC 27513 (US)

(74) Agent(s):
NIEDNAGEL, Timothy, E.; Bose McKinney & Evans LLP 2700 First Indiana Plaza 135 North Pennsylvania Avenue Indianapolis, IN 46204 (US)

(54) Title (EN): HYGIENE MONITORING SYSTEM
(54) Title (FR): SYSTEME DE SURVEILLANCE/CONTROLE DE L'HYGIENE

(57) Abstract:
(EN): A hygiene monitoring system (100), which incorporate various features of the present invention, monitor location of persons (110) in a facility, location of equipment (115) in the facility, activities performed by persons (110) in the facility, activities performed by equipment (115) in the facility, and/or activities performed on equipment (115) in the facility. From such gathered information, the hygiene monitoring system (100) determines whether certain actions (e.g. washing of a person's hands (107), washing of a piece of equipment (115) need to take place in order to comply with a hygiene policy defined for the facility. The hygiene monitoring system (100) may evaluate level of compliance with the hygiene policy, and provide persons (110) with information (e.g. alerts, reminders, etc.) which aid in increasing the level of compliance with the hygiene policy.
(FR): Un système (100) de surveillance/contrôle de l'hygiène comprenant plusieurs caractéristiques de la présente invention, surveille la position de personnes (110) dans une unité, la position du matériel (115) dans l'unité, les activités menées par les personnes (110) dans l'unité, les activités effectuées par le matériel (115) de l'unité et/ou les activités accomplies sur le matériel (115) de l'unité. A partir de ces informations collectées, le système (100) de surveillance/contrôle détermine si certaines actions (par exemple, le lavage des mains (107) d'une personne, le nettoyage d'une partie de matériel (115)) doivent être effectuées pour se conformer aux règles d'hygiène définies pour l'unité. Le système (100) de surveillance /contrôle de l'hygiène peut évaluer le niveau de conformité aux règles d'hygiène et fournir aux personnes (110) des informations (par exemple des dispositifs d'avertissement, des aide-mémoire, et autres) qui aident à accroître le niveau de conformité aux règles d'hygiène.

International search report:
Received at International Bureau: 08 March 2001 (08.03.2001) [EP]

International Report on Patentability (IPRP) Chapter II of the PCT:
Chapter II demand received: 25 May 2001 (25.05.2001)

(81) Designated States:
AE, AG, AL, AM, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BR, BY, BZ, CA, CH, CN, CR, CU, CZ, DE, DK, DM, DZ, EE, ES, FI, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, HR, HU, ID, IL, IN, IS, JP, KE, KG, KP, KR, KZ, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LV, MA, MD, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, MZ, NO, NZ, PL, PT, RO, RU, SD, SE, SG, SI, SK, SL, TJ, TM, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, UZ, VN, YU, ZA, ZW
European Patent Office (EPO) : AT, BE, CH, CY, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, IE, IT, LU, MC, NL, PT, SE
African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI) : BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) : GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZW
Eurasian Patent Organization (EAPO) : AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM