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1. (EP0531289) SYSTEM OF IMAGING, CATALOGING, AND OVERLAYING FEET AND FOOTWEAR.

Office : European Patent Office
Application Number: 90911181 Application Date: 14.05.1990
Publication Number: 0531289 Publication Date: 17.03.1993
Publication Kind : B1
Prior PCT appl.: Application Number:US1990002868 ; Publication Number: Click to see the data
IPC:
A 61B
A 43D
A43D 1/02
G 01B
A43D 119/00
A61B 5/117
G01B 11/24
G05B 19/418
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
B
DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
5
Measuring for diagnostic purposes; Identification of persons
103
Measuring devices for testing the shape, pattern, size or movement of the body or parts thereof, for diagnostic purposes
107
Measuring physical dimensions, e.g. size of the entire body or parts thereof
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
43
FOOTWEAR
D
MACHINES, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT OR METHODS FOR MANUFACTURING OR REPAIRING FOOTWEAR
1
Foot or last measuring devices; Measuring devices for shoe parts
02
Foot-measuring devices
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
43
FOOTWEAR
D
MACHINES, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT OR METHODS FOR MANUFACTURING OR REPAIRING FOOTWEAR
1
Foot or last measuring devices; Measuring devices for shoe parts
02
Foot-measuring devices
G PHYSICS
01
MEASURING; TESTING
B
MEASURING LENGTH, THICKNESS OR SIMILAR LINEAR DIMENSIONS; MEASURING ANGLES; MEASURING AREAS; MEASURING IRREGULARITIES OF SURFACES OR CONTOURS
11
Measuring arrangements characterised by the use of optical means
24
for measuring contours or curvatures
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
43
FOOTWEAR
D
MACHINES, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT OR METHODS FOR MANUFACTURING OR REPAIRING FOOTWEAR
119
Driving or controlling mechanisms of shoe machines; Frames for shoe machines
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
B
DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
5
Measuring for diagnostic purposes; Identification of persons
117
Identification of persons, e.g. finger-printing, foot-printing or impression techniques
G PHYSICS
01
MEASURING; TESTING
B
MEASURING LENGTH, THICKNESS OR SIMILAR LINEAR DIMENSIONS; MEASURING ANGLES; MEASURING AREAS; MEASURING IRREGULARITIES OF SURFACES OR CONTOURS
11
Measuring arrangements characterised by the use of optical means
24
for measuring contours or curvatures
G PHYSICS
05
CONTROLLING; REGULATING
B
CONTROL OR REGULATING SYSTEMS IN GENERAL; FUNCTIONAL ELEMENTS OF SUCH SYSTEMS; MONITORING OR TESTING ARRANGEMENTS FOR SUCH SYSTEMS OR ELEMENTS
19
Programme-control systems
02
electric
418
Total factory control, i.e. centrally controlling a plurality of machines, e.g. direct or distributed numerical control (DNC), flexible manufacturing systems (FMS), integrated manufacturing systems (IMS), computer integrated manufacturing (CIM)
CPC:
A43D 119/00
G05B 19/41865
G05B 2219/32024
G05B 2219/45243
Applicants: FOOT IMAGE TECH INC
Inventors: WHITE JAY P
THIES WESLEY A
SWEASY WILLIAM J JR
Priority Data: 07520572 11.05.1990 US
07520591 11.05.1990 US
Title: (DE) SYSTEM ZUM ABBILDEN, KATALOGISIEREN UND ÜBERLAGERN VON FÜSSEN UND SCHUHEN.
(EN) SYSTEM OF IMAGING, CATALOGING, AND OVERLAYING FEET AND FOOTWEAR.
(FR) SYSTEME D'AFFICHAGE, DE CATALOGAGE ET DE RECOUVREMENT DE PIEDS ET DE CHAUSSURES.
Abstract: front page image
(EN) A system is provided for visually displaying foot images and overlaying of an image of selected footwear which includes a visual display (122) for displaying a measured foot image and an image of a selected footwear as well as an input device (126) for causing relative movement between the image of the selected footwear and the measured foot image to electronically determine the fit of the selected footwear with the measured foot. The system may include a foot measuring device (134) for measuring the foot and producing an image of the foot on the visual display (122) and a footwear database for providing selected footwear data to the visual display (122). In addition, an integrated system is provided for footwear visual image cataloging and selection which includes a foot measuring device (134) for electronically measuring a customer's foot, a data processing device (120) for receiving foot measurement data, customer identification data and customer preference data, a storage device (170) for storing a footwear catalog comprising footwear images and footwear related data, and a visual display (122) for displaying images and data related to the measured foot, suggested footwear images and suggested footwear related data stored in the footwear catalog wherein the suggested footwear images and footwear related data are automatically selected by matching the customer preference data and foot measurement data to footwear related data in the footwear catalog.
(FR) Système d'affichage d'images de pied et de recouvrement de celles-ci par une image d'une chaussure choisie, comprenant un élément d'affichage (122) pour afficher une image d'un pied mesuré et une image d'une chaussure choisie ainsi qu'un dispositif d'entrée (126) servant à produire un mouvement relatif entre l'image de chaussure et l'image de pied mesuré pour déterminer de manière électronique si la chaussure choisie est de la pointure requise pour le pied mesuré. Le système peut comprendre un dispositif de mesure d e pied (134) servant à mesurer et à produire une image du pied sur l'élément d'affichage (122) et une base de données fournissant des données choisies concernant les chaussures à l'élément d'affichage (122). En outre un système intégré de catalogage et de sélection d'images de chaussures est décrit, lequel comprend un dispositif de mesure de pied (134) servant à mesurer électroniquement le pied d'un client, un dispositif de traitement de données (120) servant à recevoir des données relatives aux données de mesure de pied, aux données d'identification de client et de préférence du client, un dispositif de mémorisation (170) servant à mémoriser un catalogue de chausssures comprenant des images de chaussures et des données relatives à celles-ci, et un élément d'affichage servant à afficher des images et des données relatives au pied mesuré, des images de chaussures proposées et des données concernant les chaussures proposées mémorisées dans le catalogue de chaussures. Selon ce système, les images de chaussures proposées et les données relatives à celles-ci sont automatiquement sélectionnées par la corrélation des données de préférence de clients et celles de mesures de pied avec les données relatives aux chaussures incluses dans le catalogue de chaussures.
Also published as:
JPH05506369CA2082526AU1990059616WO/1991/017676