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EP1909384 - Rectifier circuit with variable capacitor, semiconductor device using the circuit, and driving method therefor [Right-click to bookmark this link]
StatusThe application is deemed to be withdrawn
Status updated on  19.04.2019
Database last updated on 15.06.2024
FormerExamination is in progress
Status updated on  10.08.2018
Most recent event   Tooltip19.04.2019Application deemed to be withdrawnpublished on 22.05.2019  [2019/21]
Applicant(s)For all designated states
Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
398 Hase
Atsugi-shi, Kanagawa-ken 243-0036 / JP
Former [2008/15]For all designated states
398 Hase
Atsugi-shi, Kanagawa-ken 243-0036 / JP
Inventor(s)01 / Osada, Takeshi
Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd. 398 Hase
Atsugi-shi Kanagawa-ken 243-0036 / JP
Representative(s)Grünecker Patent- und Rechtsanwälte PartG mbB
Leopoldstraße 4
80802 München / DE
Former [2008/15]Grünecker, Kinkeldey, Stockmair & Schwanhäusser Anwaltssozietät
Maximilianstrasse 58
80538 München / DE
Application number, filing date07019156.428.09.2007
Priority number, dateJP2006027456706.10.2006         Original published format: JP 2006274567
Filing languageEN
Procedural languageEN
PublicationType: A2 Application without search report 
Type: A3 Search report 
Search report(s)(Supplementary) European search report - dispatched on:EP26.10.2015
ClassificationIPC:H02M7/06, G06K19/07
H02M7/06 (EP,US); H02M1/08 (KR); G06K19/0715 (EP,US);
H02M7/4818 (EP,US); Y02B70/10 (EP,US)
Former IPC [2008/15]H02M7/06
Designated contracting statesDE,   FI,   FR,   GB,   NL [2016/25]
Former [2008/15]AT,  BE,  BG,  CH,  CY,  CZ,  DE,  DK,  EE,  ES,  FI,  FR,  GB,  GR,  HU,  IE,  IS,  IT,  LI,  LT,  LU,  LV,  MC,  MT,  NL,  PL,  PT,  RO,  SE,  SI,  SK,  TR 
TitleGerman:Gleichrichterschaltung mit variabler Kapazität, Halbleiter mit dieser Schaltung und Ansteuerungsverfahren dafür[2008/15]
English:Rectifier circuit with variable capacitor, semiconductor device using the circuit, and driving method therefor[2008/15]
French:Circuit de redresseur avec capacité variable, semi-conducteur utilisant le circuit, et méthode de commande[2008/15]
Examination procedure12.05.2016Amendment by applicant (claims and/or description)
12.05.2016Examination requested  [2016/25]
26.05.2016Loss of particular rights, legal effect: designated state(s)
01.07.2016Despatch of communication of loss of particular rights: designated state(s) AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DK, EE, ES, GR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, MT, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, TR
08.08.2018Despatch of a communication from the examining division (Time limit: M04)
19.12.2018Application deemed to be withdrawn, date of legal effect  [2019/21]
17.01.2019Despatch of communication that the application is deemed to be withdrawn, reason: reply to the communication from the examining division not received in time  [2019/21]
Divisional application(s)The date of the Examining Division's first communication in respect of the earliest application for which a communication has been issued is  08.08.2018
Fees paidRenewal fee
11.09.2009Renewal fee patent year 03
14.09.2010Renewal fee patent year 04
29.09.2011Renewal fee patent year 05
12.09.2012Renewal fee patent year 06
12.09.2013Renewal fee patent year 07
12.09.2014Renewal fee patent year 08
11.09.2015Renewal fee patent year 09
13.09.2016Renewal fee patent year 10
12.09.2017Renewal fee patent year 11
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Documents cited:Search[XI]GB2307379  (SONY CORP [JP]) [X] 1,23,24,46 * abstract * * page 3, line 4 - line 7 * * page 7, line 22 - page 8, line 6; figure 1 * * page 10, line 15 - page 11, line 16 * * page 12, line 3 - line 6 * * page 12, line 20 - page 13, line 14 * * page 15, line 17 - line 20; figure 3 * [I] 2,5,8,11,15,19,25,28,31,34,38,42;
 [A]US6134130  (CONNELL LAWRENCE EDWIN [US], et al) [A] 1-46* page 6, line 14 - page 9, line 17; figures 1-3 *;
 [XI]US6212431  (HAHN TAE W [US], et al) [X] 1,23,24,46 * column 3, line 19 - line 25 * * column 6, line 53 - column 7, line 21 * [I] 2,5,8,11,15,19,25,28,31,34,38,42
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