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EP About this file: EP0931975

EP0931975 - Light-controlled safety switch [Right-click to bookmark this link]
StatusNo opposition filed within time limit
Status updated on  27.02.2004
Database last updated on 15.06.2024
Most recent event   Tooltip27.02.2004No opposition filed within time limitpublished on 14.04.2004  [2004/16]
Applicant(s)For all designated states
Pem Management, Inc.
Suite 1225, 300 Delaware Avenue Wilmington
Delaware 19801 / US
Former [2003/21]For all designated states
Pem Management, Inc.
Suite 1225, 300 Delaware Avenue
Wilmington, Delaware 19801 / US
Former [1999/30]For all designated states
P.O. Box 1000
Danboro Pennsylvania 18916 / US
Inventor(s)01 / Oei, Thomas G.
808 South Armour Street
Allentown, PA 18103 / US
02 / Dickert, James R.
5508 Ascot Crescent
Pipersville, PA 18947 / US
03 / Swanstrom, Kenneth A.
2968 Mill Road
Doylestown, PA 18901 / US
04 / Yeh, Edward P.
17 Old Dutch Road
Harleysville, PA 19438 / US
Representative(s)Evans, Claire
Marks & Clerk
90 Long Acre
Former [2002/39]Evans, Claire
Edward Evans Barker Clifford's Inn Fetter Lane
London EC4A 1BZ / GB
Former [1999/30]Foster, Mark Charles
Edward Evans & Co., Chancery House, 53-64 Chancery Lane
London WC2A 1SD / GB
Application number, filing date98309272.712.11.1998
Priority number, dateUS1998016510002.10.1998         Original published format: US 165100
US19980072306P23.01.1998         Original published format: US 72306 P
US19980086886P27.05.1998         Original published format: US 86886 P
Filing languageEN
Procedural languageEN
PublicationType: A1 Application with search report 
Type: B1 Patent specification 
Search report(s)(Supplementary) European search report - dispatched on:EP10.05.1999
F16P3/00 (EP,US); B21J13/00 (EP,US); B21J15/28 (EP,US);
B30B15/285 (EP,US); Y10T408/21 (EP,US)
Designated contracting statesDE,   FR,   GB,   IT [2000/14]
Former [1999/30]AT,  BE,  CH,  CY,  DE,  DK,  ES,  FI,  FR,  GB,  GR,  IE,  IT,  LI,  LU,  MC,  NL,  PT,  SE 
TitleGerman:Lichtsteuerbare Sicherheitsschaltung[1999/30]
English:Light-controlled safety switch[1999/30]
French:Interrupteur de sécurité commandé par la lumière[1999/30]
Examination procedure26.01.2000Examination requested  [2000/13]
29.01.2000Loss of particular rights, legal effect: designated state(s)
09.05.2000Despatch of communication of loss of particular rights: designated state(s) CY
30.01.2002Despatch of a communication from the examining division (Time limit: M06)
02.08.2002Reply to a communication from the examining division
25.10.2002Communication of intention to grant the patent
13.02.2003Fee for grant paid
13.02.2003Fee for publishing/printing paid
Opposition(s)26.01.2004No opposition filed within time limit [2004/16]
Fees paidRenewal fee
13.11.2000Renewal fee patent year 03
14.11.2001Renewal fee patent year 04
13.11.2002Renewal fee patent year 05
Penalty fee
Penalty fee Rule 85a EPC 1973
01.03.2000CY   M01   Not yet paid
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Documents cited:Search[A]JPH09136195  ;
 [A]EP0046169  (BRAUN AG [DE]);
 [A]US5086965  (MARSTELLER K EDWARD [US], et al)
 [A]  - PATENT ABSTRACTS OF JAPAN, (19970930), vol. 097, no. 009, & JP09136195 A 19970527 (ANRITSU CORP) [A] 1,9,10 * abstract *
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