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European Patents Fulltext

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File Description [top]

European Patents Fulltext covers all European patent applications and granted European patents published since the opening of the European Patent Office (EPO) in 1978, and bibliographic records for PCT (Patent Cooperation Treaty) applications transferred to the EPO. Each record consists of:

  • Bibliographic, administrative, and legal status data from the European Patent Bulletin (1978 forward)
  • Complete specification(s) and claims of published, unexamined applications ("A" documents) from 1986 forward (full text in the original language of publication)
  • Complete specification(s) and claims of examined, granted patents ("B" documents), if available, from 1991 forward (full text in English, German, and French)

Titles are available in all three languages. English abstracts are added to German and French documents within several weeks of their addition to the database. Claims of "B" documents are searchable in all three official languages. The approximate breakdown of languages for the full patent specification (text) is 55-60% English, 30- 35% German, and 10-15% French.

The full text of European patents and applications is obtained from the EPO. Bibliographic, administrative, and legal status information corresponds to the European Patent Bulletin, and to its online equivalent, the European Patent Registry.



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Subject Coverage [top]

European Patents Fulltext covers all technologies patentable under European patent law.



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Dialog File Data [top]

Dates Covered: December 1978 to the present.
File Size: 900,000 records as of February 1998
Update Frequency: Weekly


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  • International


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PHARMPAT Pharmaceutical Patents
STATUSEP European Patent Office
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    DIALOG(R)File 348:EUROPEAN PATENTS 
    (c) 1998 EUROPEAN PATENT OFFICE. All rts. reserv. 
     
    00481315 
    **ORDER fax of complete patent from KR SourceOne.  See HELP ORDER348** 
  /TI  Power conservation for battery powered data processing systems. 
    Leistungseinsparung fur batteriebetriebene Datenverarbeitungssysteme. 
    Conversation d'energie pour systemes de traitement de donnees a piles. 
    PATENT ASSIGNEE: 
  /CO, CO=, PA=, AK=, AS=    ACER INCORPORATED, (1037593), 347 Chung Feng Road, Lungtan, Taoyuan 
  CN=      32514, (TW), (applicant designated states: DE;FR;GB;IT) 
    INVENTOR: 
  /AU, AU=    Lin, Steven, 1 -3, F, No.129,Sec.1, Fu-Hsing S.Rd., Taipei, (TW) 
      Kao, Kent, No.5 Lane 85, Ting-Kuo St., Keelung City, (TW) 
      Hsu, Robert, 4F, No.3, Alley 37, Chung-Ching Lane, Chung-Kang Rd., 
  IL=, CN=      Hsing-Chuang City, Taipei Hsien, (TW
    LEGAL REPRESENTATIVE: 
  LR=    Skone James, Robert Edmund et al (50281), GILL JENNINGS & EVERY 
  RL=      53-64 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1HN, (GB
  PC=, PN=,/PN, PD=  PATENT (CC, No, Kind, Date):  EP 473249  A2  920304 (Basic) 
                                  EP 473249  A3  920805 
  AC=, AN=, /AN, AD=  APPLICATION (CC, No, Date):   EP 91301949 910308; 
  AC=, AN=, /AN, AD=  PRIORITY (CC, No, Date): US 573628 900827 
  DS=  DESIGNATED STATES: DE; FR; GB; IT 
  IC=  INTERNATIONAL PATENT CLASS: G06F-001/32; 
  CT=  CITED PATENTS (EP A): DE 3040326 A; GB 2064835 A 
    CITED REFERENCES (EP A): 
  RF=    PATENT ABSTRACTS OF JAPAN vol. 7, no. 35 (P-175)(1180) 10 February 1983 
     
    ABSTRACT EP 473249 A2 
  /AB       A battery powered data processing device having an oscillator 
      (209) and a microprocessor (202) connected to the oscillator, the 
      microprocessor having a programmable standby mode and a circuit 
      responsive to the standby mode for disabling the oscillator. The 
      device uses a sensor circuit (219-221) to generate from the standby 
      mode when a key is depressed. A signal generator (210) is responsive 
      to signals from the oscillator to disable the reset signal. (see 
      image in original document) 
    ABSTRACT WORD COUNT: 78 
     
    LEGAL STATUS (Type, Pub Date, Kind, Text): 
  /LS   Application:     920304 A2 Published application (A1with Search 
                                Report;A2without Search Report) 
     Search Report:   920805 A3 Separate publication of the European or 
                                International search report 
  LD=   Examination:     930324 A2 Date of filing of request for examination: 
                                930127 
  AF=   Examination:     970409 A2 Date of despatch of first examination 
                                report: 970221 
  LA=  LANGUAGE (Publication,Procedural,Application): English; English; English 
    FULLTEXT AVAILABILITY: 
    Available Text  Language   Update    Word Count 
  AV=        CLAIMS A  (English)  EPABF1      370 
  DT=        SPEC A    (English)  EPABF1     1130 
  WA=  Total word count - document A         1500 
  WB=  Total word count - document B            0 
  WD=  Total word count - documents A + B    1500 
     
    SPECIFICATION EP 473249 A3 
  /SP, /TX      The present invention relates to a processing device, for example 
      forthe conservation of power in battery powered processing systems. 
        The usefulness of a battery-powered device such as a portable 
      personal computer will typically increase if the time duration of 
      its battery sustained operation can be prolonged. Given the fixed 
      amount of electricity which a battery can store, the time duration 
      of a battery-powered device must in turn be prolonged by 
      conservation of its power consumption. 
        Power consumption is conserved in the prior art by switching a 
      device's circuits to a low-power, standby mode at times when 
      operation of the circuits is not needed. Such conservation is 
      commonly applied to keyboard devices where the "think" time of its 
      operators is usually comparable, if not longer, that the "keying 
      -in" time. 
        One prior art method of power conservation is disclosed in 
      US-A-4,649,373. Another prior art power conservation method is 
      disclosed in Application Notes AP-252 of the "Microcontroller 
      Handbook" published by Intel Corporation, page 9-54. In these prior 
      art methods, one or more output ports of the microprocessor is used 
      to set the device into a low power, standby mode. 
        In accordance with the present invention, a processing device 
      comprises: 
           (a) an oscillator; 
           (b) a microprocessor connected to the oscillator, the 
      microprocessor having a programmable standby mode and a circuit 
      responsive to the standby mode for disabling the oscillator; 
           (c) a sensor circuit generating a reset signal in response to a 
      predefined activity in the processing system to reset the 
      microprocessor from the standby mode; and 
           (d) a signal generator responsive to signals from the 
      oscillator for disabling the reset signal. 
        With the present invention, power conservation can be achieved 
      without the use of any input/output port of the microprocessor. 
        An example of a data processing system incorporating a processing 
      device according to the invention will now be described with 
      reference to the accompanying drawings in which:- 
           Figure 1 shows a battery-powered computer system; and 
           Figure 2 shows the circuit of the keyboard device within the 
      computer system of Figure 1. 
        Figure 1 is a diagram of a battery powered computer system 100 
      wherein the present invention is embodied. The computer system 100 
      comprises a battery 101 powering a central processing unit 102, a 
      video display device 103 and a keyboard device 104. 
        A schematic circuit of the keyboard device 104 is shown in Figure 
      2. The keyboard device 104 has a matrix keyboard 201 controlled by a 
      microprocessor 202 executing instructions stored in a memory (not 
      shown). This microprocessor may be an 80C51BH micro-controller chip 
      made by Intel Corporation. 
        The control of the matrix keyboard 201 by the microprocessor 202 
      is achieved using techniques known in the art. Basically, the 
                                          (...) 
        Because of the power conservation, by way of switching between 
      normal operating mode and the standby mode, is achieved without 
      requiring the use of any input/output pin of the microprocessor 202, 
      the circuit of the present invention can this provide conservation 
      of power without restricting the flexibility of the microprocessor. 
     
    CLAIMS EP 473249 A3 
  /CM, /TX    1.  A processing device comprising: 
         (a) an oscillator (209); 
         (b) a microprocessor (202) connected to the oscillator (209), the 
          microprocessor having a programmable standby mode and a circuit 
          responsive to the standby mode for disabling the oscillator; 
         (c) a sensor circuit (219, 220, 221) generating a reset signal in 
          response to a predefined activity in the processing system to 
          reset the microprocessor from the standby mode; and 
         (d) a signal generator (210) responsive to signals from the 
          oscillator (209) for disabling the reset signal. 
      2.  A device according to claim 1, wherein the signal generator 
          comprises a rectifier circuit (210) 
      3.  A device according to claim 2, wherein the signal generator 
          further comprises a transistor (216) having a control terminal 
          coupled to an output of the rectifier circuit (210). 
      4.  A device according to any of the preceding claims wherein the 
          sensor circuit comprises a transistor (220) having a control 
          terminal which is driven by the predefined activity. 
      5.  A device according to claim 4, wherein the sensor circuit 
          further comprises a capacitor (223) connected in series with the 
          transistor (220). 
      6.  A device according to any of the preceding claims where the 
          predefined activity is a key stroke of a keyboard. 
                                    (,,,) 


BASIC INDEX [top]

SEARCH
SUFFIX
DISPLAY
CODE
FIELD NAME
INDEXING
SELECT EXAMPLES
None None All Basic Index Fields1,2 Segment
& Word
S DI(W)CHLORO
S NORMAL(W)OPERATING(W)MODE
/AB AB Abstract1,2 Segment
& Word
S CHLORO(W)PHENYL/AB
S DATA(W)PROCESS?/AB
/AE AE English Abstract1,2 Segment
& Word
S CHLORO(W)PHENYL/AE
S DATA(W)PROCESS?/AE
/AN AN Application Number3 Word S 91301949/AN
/AU AU Author/Inventor3 Word S KAO/AU
None CA Claims A
None CB Claims B
None CE All Claims in English
None CF All Claims in French
None CG All Claims in German
/CM CM All Claims1,2,4 Segment
& Word
S CHLORO(W)PHENYL/CM
S CONSERV?(2N)POWER/CM
/CO CO Company (Assignee)3,13 Word S ACER/CO
/LS LS Legal Status Text5 Word S SEARCH(W)REPORT/LS
/PA PA Patent Assignee3 Word S ACER/PA
/PN PN Patent Number3 Word S 473249/PN
None SA Specification A
None SB Specification B
None SE Specification in English
None SF Specification in French
None SG Specification in German
/SP SP All Specifications1,2,4 Segment
& Word
S CHLORO(W)PHENYL/SP
S POWER(W)CONSERV?/SP
None TE Title in English
None TF Title in French
None TG Title in German
/TI TI All Titles1,2 Segment
& Word
S CHLORO/TI
S CONVERSATION(1W)ENERGIE/TI
/TX TX All Text1,2 Segment
& Word
S DI(W)CHLORO/TX
S DRAIN(W)ELECTRODE)/TX

1 All chemical names are indexed as complete individual words and chemically significant word segments. Words such as CHLOROBENZENE can be retrieved by either segment, e.g., S CHLORO or S BENZENE. Any term in the Basic Index can be restricted to a full word using the /FW suffix, e.g., S BENZENE/FW. Locants, such as 2,3, indicate the position of a chemical group within the structure and are searched as words, e.g., S 2(W)3.

2 Text fields (/AB, /CM, /SP, /TI, /TX) are searchable in English. German and/or French, when available. Only the title is provided in all three languages.

3 Searchable in the Basic Index and in the Additional Indexes.

4 Complete text of specification and claims is available for published applications (A documents) from 1986 forward and for examined, granted patents (B documents) from 1991 forward.

5 Searchable in English only.

6 Includes Description of Drawings, Background of Invention, Summary of Invention, etc.

7 Note that when the suffix /TX is used, hits are retrieved only from the specification and claims fields.

8 The language field applies primarily to the title and abstract. Use AV= to search the exact language of the claims and specifications. The EPO languages include English, French and German, but only the title and the claims in the B document are provided in all three languages.

9 Use Limit /PB to restrict to the Basic Patent, i.e., the first patent published

10 UB= retrieval changes over time. When equivalent patents are added, the change is reflected in UE= and subtracted from UB=. Use PD= or PY= and limit to Basic Patent using /PB for precise retrieval, e.g., PY=1995/PB or PD=200102/PB.

11 With the introduction of the Reformed International Patent Classification (IPCR/8) on January 1, 2006, the format of the IPC group has increased in length from 3 to 4 digits. For comprehensive retrieval, both forms of the classification should be searched, e.g., S IC=H04R-025/00 OR IC=H04R-0025/00 . Advanced level classification codes can be searched directly in the ICA= index. IPCR/8 Classification codes can be linked to their attributes using the S operator.

12 Each IPCR/8 classification code is also assigned a series of attributes. These include classification level (A - Advanced, C - Core, S - Subclass), value (I - Invnetive, N - Non-inventive), position (F - First, L - Later), status (B - basic, R - Reclassified, V - Various, D - Deleted), version date, action date, source (H - Human, M - Machine, G - Generated), and assigning office. The classification attributes can be searched with the IA= prefix and can be linked to an IPCR/8 classification code (assigned after January 1, 2006) using the S operator and quotes around the classification code, e.g., S IA=F(S)IC="A61K-0031/198" .

13 The CO= field includes patent assignee and opponent names.


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AC= AC Application Country Phrase S AC=EP
S AC=WO
AC= AC, PR Priority Application Country Phrase S AC=US/PR
AD= AD Application Date and PCT Application Date Phrase S AD=910308
S AD=9103
AD= AD, PR Priority Application Date Phrase S AD=19900827/PR
S AD=199008/PR
AF= AF,LS Legal Status Availability5 Phrase S AF=EXAMINATION
AK= AK Assignee Code Phrase S AK=1037593
AN= AN Application Number3 Phrase S AN=EP 91301949
S AN=EP 200101030
AN= AN PCT Application Number3 Phrase S AN=WO 91DE234
S AN=WO 2001EP6521
AN= AN, PR Priority Application Number3 Phrase S AN=US 573628/PR
S AN=EP 2000870261/PR
AU= AU, IV Author/Inventor3 Word
& Phrase
S AU=KAO KENT
AU=KAO(W)AU=KENT
AV= AV Fulltext Availability4,8 Phrase S AV=CLAIMS A (ENGLISH)
AY= AY Application Year Phrase S AY=1991
AY= AY,PR Priority Application Year Phrase S AY=1990/PR
None AZ DIALOG Accession Number
CN= CN Assignee Country Phrase S CN=TW/PA
CN= CN Author/Inventor Country Phrase S CN=TW/AU
CO= CO Company (Assignee)3,13 Word
& Phrase
S CO=ACER INC?
S CO=(ACER(W)INC?)
CS= CS Assignee Location Word
& Phrase
S CS=LUNGTAN
S CS=LUNGTAN, TAOYUAN?
CT= CT, SR Cited Patent Phrase S CT=DE 3040326
DS= DS Designated States Phrase S DS=DE
DT= DT Document Type4 Phrase S DT=A
IA= IC International Patent Class (IPCR/8) Attributes12 Phrase S IA=I
S IA=F(S)IC="A61K-0031/198"
IC= IC International Patent Class11,12 Phrase S IC=H04R-0029/00 OR IC=H04R-029/00
S IC=H04R-0029 OR IC=H04R-029
S IC=H04R
ICA= IC Advanced International Patent Class11,12 Phrase S ICA="H01L-0021/8234"
S ICA=H01L-0021
S ICA=H01L
IL= IL Inventor Location Word
& Phrase
S IL=TAIPEI
S IL=HSING-CHUANG CITY?
LA= LA Language of Publication8 Phrase S LA=ENGLISH
S LA=FRENCH
S LA=GERMAN
LD= LD Legal Status Date Phrase S LD=930107
S LD=9301
S LD=93
LR= LR Legal Representative Word
& Phrase
S LR=(SKONE(1N)JAMES)
S LR=GILL JENNINGS?
None LS Legal Status Information
OP= OP Opponent Word
& Phrase
S OP=(GENERAL(W)ELECTRIC)
S OP=GENERAL ELECTRIC?
PA= PA Assignee Code Phrase S PA=1037593
PA= PA Patent Assignee3 Word
& Phrase
S PA=(ACER (W)INC?)
S PA=ACER INC?
None PB Patent Basic
PC= PC, PB Patent Country9 Phrase S PC=EP
S PC=WO
S PC=EP/PB
PC= PC, PB Patent Country and Kind Phrase S PC=EP A2
S PC=EP B1/PB
PD= PD, PB Publication Date and PCT Publication Date9 Phrase S PD=19920701
S PD=199207
S PD=200101/PB
None PI Patent Information
PL= PL Assignee Location Word
& Phrase
S PL=LUNGTAN
S PL=LUNGTAN, TAOYUAN?
PN= PN, PB Patent Number3,9 Phrase S PN=EP 493113
S PN=EP 1205629
S PN=EP 670169/PB
S PN=WO 9114620
None PR Priority Data
PY= PY, PB Publication Year9 Phrase S PY=1992
S PY=2000/PB
RF= RF, SR Cited References (Non-Patent) Word S RF=(PATENT(1W)ABSTRACTS(2W)JAPAN)
RL= RL Representative Location Word
& Phrase
S RL=LONDON
S RL=NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE?
None SR Cited Patents and References
UA= UA Update - Published Application A- Fulltext Phrase S UA=9609
UB= UB Update - Basic Patent10 Phrase S UB=9112
UD= None Update - All Records Phrase S UD=9999
UE= UE Update - Equivalent Patents10 Phrase S UE=9999
UG= UG Update - Granted Patent B- Fulltext Phrase S UG=9999
UL= None Update - Legal Status Phrase S UL=9212
UR= None Update - Translated Abstract in English Phrase S UR=9609
UT= UA, UG Update - All Full Text Phrase S UT=9609
WA= WD Word Count for Published Application A Numeric S WA=370
WB= WD Word Count for Granted Patent B Numeric S WB=1130
WD= WD Total Word Count Numeric S WD=1500


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SUFFIX FIELD NAME EXAMPLES
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SORTABLE FIELDS EXAMPLES
AU, IC, PA, PD, PN, TI SORT S6/ALL/TI


RANK [top]

RANK FIELDS EXAMPLES
All phrase- and numeric-indexed fields in the Additional Indexes can be ranked. Other RANK codes include: ANPR, ANPRYY, ANYY, AU, IA, IC RANK IC


MAP [top]

MAP FIELDS EXAMPLES
AN, ANPR, ANYY (creates AN= entry with attached year for US applications), CO, CT, IC, PA, PN MAP PN TEMP2


USER-DEFINED FORMAT OPTIONS [top]

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4 -- Full Record with Tagged Fields
5 Long Bibliographic Citation, International Patent Classification, Cited References, Legal Status, All Abstracts, and Fulltext Availability
6 -- Title, Fulltext Availability, Word Count, and Language of Publication
7 -- Bibliographic Citation, Abstract, Claims A and B, Legal Status, and Fulltext Availability
8 Short Title, Word Count, Language of Publication, and International Patent Classification Codes
9 Full Full Record, with Specifications A and B and Claims A and B , if available
24 -- All Front Page Information
27 -- Bibliographic Citation, Abstract, Claims A, Legal Status, and Fulltext Availability
29 -- Bibliographic Citation, Abstract, Specifications A, Claims A, Legal Status, and Fulltext Availability
37 -- Bibliographic Citation, Abstract, Claims B, Legal Status, and Fulltext Availability
39 -- Bibliographic Citation, Abstract, Specifications B, Claims B, Legal Status, and Fulltext Availability
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