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1. (WO1998053430) CONTINUING EDUCATION TRACKING AND REPORTING SYSTEM AND METHOD
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Pub. No.: WO/1998/053430 International Application No.: PCT/US1998/010380
Publication Date: 26.11.1998 International Filing Date: 22.05.1998
Chapter 2 Demand Filed: 15.12.1998
IPC:
G07C 1/14 (2006.01) ,G07C 11/00 (2006.01)
G PHYSICS
07
CHECKING-DEVICES
C
TIME 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
1
Registering, indicating, or recording the time of events or elapsed time, e.g. time-recorders for work people
10
together with the recording, indicating, or registering of other data, e.g. of signs of identity
12
wherein the time is indicated in figures
14
with apparatus adapted for use with individual cards
G PHYSICS
07
CHECKING-DEVICES
C
TIME 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
11
Arrangements, systems, or apparatus for checking, e.g. the occurrence of a condition, not provided for elsewhere
Applicants:
FOX, R., Barry [US/US]; US
MARTIN, Paul, J. [US/US]; US
Inventors:
FOX, R., Barry; US
MARTIN, Paul, J.; US
Agent:
KILLEN, Craig, N. ; Dority & Manning, P.A. P.O. Box 1449 Greenville, SC 29602-1449, US
Priority Data:
60/041,49424.05.1997US
60/060,67202.10.1997US
Title (EN) CONTINUING EDUCATION TRACKING AND REPORTING SYSTEM AND METHOD
(FR) PROCEDE ET SYSTEME DE SUIVI ET DE COMPTES-RENDU DE FORMATION PERMANENTE
Abstract:
(EN) A computer-based system for tracking and reporting attendance of individuals at continuing education activities and the like. One or more suitable identification devices, such as card readers, are placed at the site of the educational activity. An identification card is distributed to each of the prospective attendees prior to occurrence of the educational activity. Upon entering the site of the educational activity, data from the identification card of each attendee is electronically recognized by the card reader. For example, a magnetically encoded card may be swiped through the card reader in a manner similar to that by which credit cards are validated. After all of the attendees have been identified in this manner, data stored in the card reader is transferred to a central computer. The data is then used to update various database files stored in the central computer. The information can then be analyzed, sorted or otherwise manipulated to generate selected attendance reports and the like.
(FR) La présente invention concerne un système informatique de suivi et de compte-rendu de participation d'individus à des activités de formation permanente et analogues. Un ou plusieurs dispositifs d'identification appropriés, tels que des lecteurs de cartes sont placés sur le site de l'activité de formation. On distribue une carte d'identification à chaque participant potentiel avant le début de l'activité de formation. Lors de l'entrée sur le site de formation permanente, les données provenant de la carte d'identification de chaque participant sont reconnues électroniquement par le lecteur de cartes. Une carte codée magnétiquement peut, par exemple, être introduite dans un lecteur de cartes de manière analogue à celle qui permet de valider les cartes de crédit. Une fois que tous les participants ont été, ainsi, identifiés, les données stockées dans le lecteur de cartes sont transférées à un ordinateur central. Les données sont, ensuite, utilisées pour mettre à jour différents fichiers de bases de données de l'ordinateur central. Les informations peuvent être analysées, triées ou manipulées de manière à générer des comptes-rendus de participation sélectionnés et analogues.
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African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) (GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, SD, SZ, UG, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, CH, CY, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, IE, IT, LU, MC, NL, PT, SE)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG)
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)
Also published as:
AU1998075858