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About this file: EP0998175

EP0998175 - Method for soldering Dpak-type electronic components to circuit boards [Right-click to bookmark this link]
StatusNo opposition filed within time limit
Status updated on  12.12.2003
Database last updated on 18.05.2019
Most recent event   Tooltip22.04.2005Lapse of the patent in a contracting statepublished on 08.06.2005  [2005/23]
Applicant(s)For all designated states
The American Road
Dearborn, MI 48126 / US
Former [2000/18]For all designated states
Ford Motor Company
The American Road
Dearborn, MI 48126 / US
Inventor(s)01 / Sinkunas, Peter Joseph
7111, Foxcreek Drive
Canton, Michigan 48187 / US
Representative(s)Messulam, Alec Moses , et al
Harrison IP Limited
3 Ebor House
London Ebor Business Park
Millfield Lane
Nether Poppleton York YO26 6QY / GB
Former [2000/18]Messulam, Alec Moses , et al
A. Messulam & Co. 24 Broadway
Leigh-on-Sea Essex SS9 1BN / GB
Application number, filing date99307378.217.09.1999
Priority number, dateUS1998017204714.10.1998         Original published format: US 172047
Filing languageEN
Procedural languageEN
PublicationType: A1 Application with search report 
Type: B1 Patent specification 
Search report(s)(Supplementary) European search report - dispatched on:EP31.01.2000
Designated contracting statesDE,   ES,   GB [2001/03]
Former [2000/18]AT,  BE,  CH,  CY,  DE,  DK,  ES,  FI,  FR,  GB,  GR,  IE,  IT,  LI,  LU,  MC,  NL,  PT,  SE 
TitleGerman:Verfahren zum Löten eines D-pak Bauteiles auf einer gedruckten Schaltungsplatte[2000/18]
English:Method for soldering Dpak-type electronic components to circuit boards[2000/18]
French:Procédé pour souder des composants électroniques du type D-pak sur une plaquette de circuit imprimé[2000/18]
Examination procedure12.10.2000Examination requested  [2000/49]
28.03.2002Despatch of communication of intention to grant (Approval: Yes)
13.08.2002Communication of intention to grant the patent
23.08.2002Fee for grant paid
23.08.2002Fee for publishing/printing paid
Opposition(s)06.11.2003No opposition filed within time limit [2004/05]
Fees paidRenewal fee
30.07.2001Renewal fee patent year 03
22.08.2002Renewal fee patent year 04
Lapses during opposition  TooltipES18.09.2003
Documents cited:Search[A]US5112635  (LIEBERMANN BENNO E [US]) [A] 1-7 * the whole document *;
 [A]  - PATENT ABSTRACTS OF JAPAN, (19841221), vol. 008, no. 280, Database accession no. (M - 347), & JP59150665 A 19840828 (TOSHIBA KK) [A] 1-7 * abstract *