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EP0707221 - Ultrasonic diagnostic system gain control [Right-click to bookmark this link]
StatusNo opposition filed within time limit
Status updated on  24.11.2000
Database last updated on 13.07.2018
Most recent event   Tooltip06.08.2004Lapse of the patent in a contracting state
New state(s): LU
published on 22.09.2004  [2004/39]
Applicant(s)For all designated states
ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY LABORATORIES, INC.
22100 Bothell Everett Highway Bothell
Washington 98041 / US
[N/P]
Former [1996/16]For all designated states
ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY LABORATORIES, INC.
22100 Bothell Everett Highway
Bothell, Washington 98041 / US
Inventor(s)01 / Rust, David
3002 NW 72nd Street
Seattle, Washington 98117 / US
02 / Roundhill, David N.
16906 28th Drive SE
Bothell, Washington 98012 / US
[1996/16]
Representative(s)Lottin, Claudine , et al
Société Civile SPID, 156, Boulevard Haussmann
75008 Paris / FR
[N/P]
Former [2000/02]Lottin, Claudine , et al
Société Civile S.P.I.D. 156, Boulevard Haussmann
75008 Paris / FR
Former [1999/35]van der Veer, Johannis Leendert , et al
International Octrooibureau B.V., P.O. Box 220
5600 AE Eindhoven / NL
Former [1996/16]Mercer, Christopher Paul , et al
Carpmaels & Ransford 43, Bloomsbury Square
London WC1A 2RA / GB
Application number, filing date95307169.311.10.1995
[1996/16]
Priority number, dateUS1994032148212.10.1994         Original published format: US 321482
[1996/16]
Filing languageEN
Procedural languageEN
PublicationType: A1 Application with search report 
No.:EP0707221
Date:17.04.1996
Language:EN
[1996/16]
Type: B1 Patent specification 
No.:EP0707221
Date:26.01.2000
Language:EN
[2000/04]
Search report(s)(Supplementary) European search report - dispatched on:EP29.12.1995
ClassificationInternational:G01S15/89, G01S7/529
[1996/16]
Designated contracting statesAT,   BE,   CH,   DE,   DK,   ES,   FR,   GB,   GR,   IE,   IT,   LI,   LU,   MC,   NL,   PT,   SE [1996/16]
TitleGerman:Diagnostik-Ultraschall-System mit Regelung des Verstärkungsfaktors[1996/16]
English:Ultrasonic diagnostic system gain control[1996/16]
French:Appareil de diagnostic ultrasonore ayant un contrôle de gain ajustable[1996/16]
Examination procedure26.09.1996Examination requested  [1996/48]
22.04.1997Despatch of a communication from the examining division (Time limit: M08)
19.11.1997Reply to a communication from the examining division
01.02.1999Despatch of communication of intention to grant (Approval: Yes)
04.06.1999Communication of intention to grant the patent
14.09.1999Fee for grant paid
14.09.1999Fee for publishing/printing paid
Opposition(s)27.10.2000No opposition filed within time limit [2001/02]
Fees paidRenewal fee
10.10.1997Renewal fee patent year 03
28.10.1998Renewal fee patent year 04
02.11.1999Renewal fee patent year 05
Lapses during opposition  TooltipAT26.01.2000
BE26.01.2000
CH26.01.2000
ES26.01.2000
GR26.01.2000
LI26.01.2000
NL26.01.2000
SE26.01.2000
DK26.04.2000
PT26.04.2000
IE11.10.2000
LU11.10.2000
[2004/39]
Former [2004/07]AT26.01.2000
BE26.01.2000
CH26.01.2000
ES26.01.2000
GR26.01.2000
LI26.01.2000
NL26.01.2000
SE26.01.2000
DK26.04.2000
PT26.04.2000
IE11.10.2000
Former [2003/45]AT26.01.2000
BE26.01.2000
CH26.01.2000
ES26.01.2000
LI26.01.2000
NL26.01.2000
SE26.01.2000
DK26.04.2000
PT26.04.2000
IE11.10.2000
Former [2003/08]AT26.01.2000
BE26.01.2000
CH26.01.2000
ES26.01.2000
LI26.01.2000
NL26.01.2000
SE26.01.2000
PT26.04.2000
IE11.10.2000
Former [2002/26]AT26.01.2000
BE26.01.2000
CH26.01.2000
ES26.01.2000
LI26.01.2000
SE26.01.2000
PT26.04.2000
IE11.10.2000
Former [2002/23]AT26.01.2000
BE26.01.2000
CH26.01.2000
LI26.01.2000
SE26.01.2000
PT26.04.2000
IE11.10.2000
Former [2002/17]AT26.01.2000
BE26.01.2000
CH26.01.2000
LI26.01.2000
PT26.04.2000
IE11.10.2000
Former [2001/09]AT26.01.2000
BE26.01.2000
CH26.01.2000
LI26.01.2000
PT26.04.2000
Former [2001/08]AT26.01.2000
BE26.01.2000
CH26.01.2000
LI26.01.2000
Former [2000/52]CH26.01.2000
LI26.01.2000
Former [2000/50]CH01.05.2000
LI01.05.2000
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 [Y]US4201982  (HUMPHRIES PETER E [CA]) [Y] 4 * column 3, line 60 - column 4, line 33; figure 3 *;
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