- BL number
- Concerning rights in
- Hearing Officer
- Miss J Pullen
- Decision date
- 23 November 2011
- Person(s) or Company(s) involved
- VB UK IP Limited
- Provisions discussed
- PA 1977 Sections 1(2)(a), 4(1) and 14 (3)
- Excluded fields (allowed), Industrial application, Sufficiency
- Related Decisions
The invention relates to a method and apparatus for determining distance of visual fixation based on respiratory data. The basis of the invention is a theory that pressure from the respiratory system is exerted on the rear of the eyeballs and can influence visual capability of an individual. The invention can be used to control items which use auto focus, for example cameras and other optical equipment, games and weapons.
The Hearing Officer considered the evidence and submissions provided by the applicant with regard to sections 1(2)(a), 4(1) and 14(3). The Hearing Officer found the application to lack industrial applicability and sufficiency and so refused the application under Section 18(3).
Full decision O/415/11 72Kb