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EP0824888 - Mat in the form of an insert or article for sanitary appliances [Right-click to bookmark this link]
StatusNo opposition filed within time limit
Status updated on  10.08.2001
Database last updated on 15.06.2024
Most recent event   Tooltip29.10.2004Lapse of the patent in a contracting state
New state(s): GR
published on 15.12.2004  [2004/51]
Applicant(s)For all designated states
Postfach 1247
56372 Nassau/Lahn / DE
Former [1998/09]For all designated states
Ridder GmbH
Postfach 1247
56372 Nassau/Lahn / DE
Inventor(s)01 / Hübinger, Johannes
Mühlenweg 8
56324 Staudt / DE
02 / Ridder, Jürgen
Obernhofer Strasse 47
56377 Nassau / DE
Representative(s)Hufnagel, Walter
Bad Brückenauer Strasse 6
90427 Nürnberg / DE
Former [1998/09]Hufnagel, Walter, Dipl.-Ing., Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing.
Bad Brückenauer Strasse 6
90427 Nürnberg / DE
Application number, filing date97114095.915.08.1997
Priority number, dateDE1996214317U20.08.1996         Original published format: DE 29614317 U
Filing languageDE
Procedural languageDE
PublicationType: A2 Application without search report 
Type: A3 Search report 
Type: B1 Patent specification 
Search report(s)(Supplementary) European search report - dispatched on:EP29.04.1998
ClassificationIPC:A47K3/00, B29C45/14
B29C45/14311 (EP,US); A47K3/002 (EP,US); B29C45/1418 (EP,US);
B29C45/14344 (EP,US)
Designated contracting statesAT,   BE,   CH,   DE,   ES,   FR,   GB,   GR,   IT,   LI,   NL,   PT [1999/08]
Former [1998/09]AT,  BE,  CH,  DE,  DK,  ES,  FI,  FR,  GB,  GR,  IE,  IT,  LI,  LU,  MC,  NL,  PT,  SE 
TitleGerman:Matte in Form einer Einlage oder Vorlage für sanitäre Einrichtungen[1998/09]
English:Mat in the form of an insert or article for sanitary appliances[1998/09]
French:Tapis sous forme d'un insert ou article pour installations sanitaires[1998/09]
Examination procedure02.12.1998Examination requested  [1999/05]
08.06.1999Request for accelerated examination filed
30.06.1999Despatch of a communication from the examining division (Time limit: M04)
30.06.1999Decision about request for accelerated examination - accepted: Yes
21.09.1999Reply to a communication from the examining division
03.12.1999Despatch of communication of intention to grant (Approval: Yes)
07.04.2000Communication of intention to grant the patent
05.07.2000Fee for grant paid
05.07.2000Fee for publishing/printing paid
Opposition(s)12.07.2001No opposition filed within time limit [2001/39]
Fees paidRenewal fee
26.08.1999Renewal fee patent year 03
05.07.2000Renewal fee patent year 04
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Lapses during opposition  TooltipES11.10.2000
Former [2003/09]ES11.10.2000
Former [2002/27]ES11.10.2000
Former [2002/11]PT11.01.2001
Documents cited:Search[Y]JPH02150321  ;
 [A]GB884468  (SCHMIDT MAX) [A] 1,19 * the whole document *;
 [DA]DE3028661  (HAEFELE ISOKLEPA WERK [DE]) [DA] 1 * the whole document *;
 [XAY]DE3303993  (HAEFELE ISOKLEPA WERK [DE]) [X] 19,20 * page 7, paragraph 2 - page 12, paragraph 1; figure - * [A] 1,2 [Y] 21,22;
 [A]US4491556  (FUJII HIROMASA [JP], et al) [A] 1,19* column A; figure - *;
 [A]GB2247168  (HOLZAPFEL & CO KG GEB [DE]) [A] 1 * page 4, paragraph 2; figures 1,2 *
 [Y]  - PATENT ABSTRACTS OF JAPAN, (19900827), vol. 14, no. 395, Database accession no. (M - 1016), & JP02150321 A 19900608 (KONBI KK) [Y] 21,22 * abstract *
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