Extract from the Register of European Patents

About this file: EP1102080

EP1102080 - Gradient coils for magnetic resonance imaging [Right-click to bookmark this link]
StatusThe application is deemed to be withdrawn
Status updated on  30.07.2004
Database last updated on 25.04.2019
Most recent event   Tooltip30.07.2004Application deemed to be withdrawnpublished on 15.09.2004  [2004/38]
Applicant(s)For all designated states
Marconi Medical Systems, Inc.
595 Miner Road Cleveland
Ohio 44143 / US
Former [2001/21]For all designated states
Marconi Medical Systems, Inc.
595 Miner Road
Cleveland, Ohio 44143 / US
Inventor(s)01 / Morich, Michael A.
7580 Jeremy Avenue
Mentor, Ohio 44060 / US
02 / Petropoulos, Labros S.
6559 Brookland Avenue
Solon, Ohio 44139 / US
Representative(s)van der Veer, Johannis Leendert , et al
Intellectual Property & Standards
P.O. Box 220
5600 AE Eindhoven / NL
Former [2002/26]van der Veer, Johannis Leendert , et al
International Octrooibureau B.V., Prof. Holstlaan 6
5656 AA Eindhoven / NL
Former [2001/21]Waters, Jeffrey
Marconi Intellectual Property Waterhouse Lane
Chelmsford Essex CM1 2QX / GB
Application number, filing date00309902.508.11.2000
Priority number, dateUS1999044128316.11.1999         Original published format: US 441283
Filing languageEN
Procedural languageEN
PublicationType: A2 Application without search report 
Type: A3 Search report 
Search report(s)(Supplementary) European search report - dispatched on:EP23.04.2003
Designated contracting states(deleted) [2004/09]
Former [2001/21]AT,  BE,  CH,  CY,  DE,  DK,  ES,  FI,  FR,  GB,  GR,  IE,  IT,  LI,  LU,  MC,  NL,  PT,  SE,  TR 
TitleGerman:Gradientenspulen für die bildgebende magnetische Resonanz[2001/21]
English:Gradient coils for magnetic resonance imaging[2001/21]
French:Bobines à gradient pour l'imagerie par résonance magnétique[2001/21]
Examination procedure05.12.2003Application deemed to be withdrawn, date of legal effect  [2004/38]
01.04.2004Despatch of communication that the application is deemed to be withdrawn, reason: examination fee not paid in time  [2004/38]
Fees paidRenewal fee
02.12.2002Renewal fee patent year 03
Penalty fee
Penalty fee Rule 85a EPC 1973
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Documents cited:Search[XA]JPH09276247  ;
 [A]US5235279  (KAUFMAN LEON [US], et al) [A] 1,3-5,7-9 * column 4, line 44 - column 5, line 26 * * column 6, line 51 - column 7, line 26; figures 1,2 *;
 [A]US5278504  (PATRICK JOHN L [US], et al) [A] 6 * column 4, line 21 - column 4, line 43 * * column 6, line 39 - column 7, line 41; figure 4 *;
 [A]US5942898  (PETROPOULOS LABROS S [US], et al) [A] 2,5,8 * column 5, line 61 - column 10, line 32; figures 1,2 *;
 [A]US5977771  (PETROPOULOS LABROS S [US]) [A] 5,8 * column 4, line 39 - column 10, line 20; figure 1 *
 [PX]  - L.S.PETROPOULOS, "Phased Array Planar Gradient Sets for MRI systems with Vertical directed fields", PROCEEDINGS OF THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR MAGNETIC RESONANCE IN MEDICINE, EIGHTH SCIENTIFIC MEETING AND EXHIBITION, DENVER, COLORADO, USA, 1-7 APRIL 2000, vol. 1, page 333, XP002237163 [PX] 1-5,7-10 * conference abstract *
 [XA]  - PATENT ABSTRACTS OF JAPAN, (19980130), vol. 1998, no. 02, [X] 1-3,5,7 * abstract * [A] 8-10
 [XA]  - HARVEY P R ET AL, "MODULAR GRADIENT COIL: A NEW CONCEPT IN HIGH-PERFORMANCE WHOLE-BODYGRADIENT COIL DESIGN", MAGNETIC RESONANCE IN MEDICINE, ACADEMIC PRESS, DULUTH, MN, US, (199909), vol. 42, no. 3, ISSN 0740-3194, pages 561 - 570, XP000859169 [X] 1-5,7 * see pages 564,565,569 * [A] 8-10

DOI:   http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/(SICI)1522-2594(199909)42:3<561::AID-MRM19>3.0.CO;2-0