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Pub. No.:    WO/2013/058984    International Application No.:    PCT/US2012/058524
Publication Date: 25.04.2013 International Filing Date: 03.10.2012
G06K 17/00 (2006.01), G08C 17/02 (2006.01)
Applicants: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY [US/US]; 3M Center Post Office Box 33427 Saint Paul, Minnesota 55133-3427 (US) (For All Designated States Except US)
Inventors: DOANY, Ziyad H.; (US).
PARKINSON, Timothy A.; (US)
Agent: ROSENBLATT, Gregg H.; 3M Center Office of Intellectual Property Counsel Post Office Box 33427 Saint Paul, Minnesota 55133-3427 (US)
Priority Data:
13/278,991 21.10.2011 US
Abstract: front page image
(EN)A portable locator for locating an obscured marker. The locator includes a portable locator housing, a first antenna disposed within the housing, a second antenna disposed orthogonally to the antenna within the housing; and a processor. The processor is configured to interact with each of the first and second antennas, such that each of the first and second antennas is configured to transmit and receive signals. The locator may include more than two antennas, and may include multiple sets of antennas.
(FR)L'invention concerne un localisateur portable destiné à localiser une balise masquée. Le localisateur comprend un boîtier portatif de localisateur, une première antenne située dans le boîtier, une seconde antenne disposée orthogonalement par rapport à l'antenne dans le boîtier et un processeur. Le processeur est conçu pour interagir avec chacune des première et seconde antennes, de telle sorte que chacune des première et seconde antennes est configurée pour émettre et recevoir des signaux. Le localisateur peut comprendre plus de deux antennes et peut comporter de multiples ensembles d'antennes.
Designated States: AE, AG, AL, AM, AO, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BH, BN, BR, BW, BY, BZ, CA, CH, CL, CN, CO, CR, CU, CZ, DE, DK, DM, DO, DZ, EC, EE, EG, ES, FI, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, GT, HN, HR, HU, ID, IL, IN, IS, JP, KE, KG, KM, KN, KP, KR, KZ, LA, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LY, MA, MD, ME, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, MY, MZ, NA, NG, NI, NO, NZ, OM, PA, PE, PG, PH, PL, PT, QA, RO, RS, RU, RW, SC, SD, SE, SG, SK, SL, SM, ST, SV, SY, TH, TJ, TM, TN, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, US, UZ, VC, VN, ZA, ZM, ZW.
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (BW, GH, GM, KE, LR, LS, MW, MZ, NA, RW, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AL, AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, MK, MT, NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, RS, SE, SI, SK, SM, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG).
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)