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1. WO2019059962 - LOAD CONTROL DEVICE HAVING A WIDE OUTPUT RANGE


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INTERNATIONAL SEARCH REPORT (ISR)
Part 1:  1  2  3  4  5  6          Part 2:  A  B  C  D  E 
International application No. Applicant's or agent's file reference
PCT/US2018/019519 17-00058-P2 PCT
International filing date (day/month/year) (Earliest) Priority Date (day/month/year)
23 February 2018 22 September 2017
Applicant
LUTRON ELECTRONICS CO , INC
FOR FURTHER ACTION: See Form PCT/ISA/220 as well as, where applicable, item 5 below.
This international search report has been prepared by this International Searching Authority and is transmitted to the applicant according to Article 18. A copy is being transmitted to the International Bureau.
It is also accompanied by a copy of each prior art document cited in this report.
1. Basis of the report
a. With regard to the language, the international search was carried out on the basis of:
the international application in the language in which it was filed.
a translation of the international application into                                          which is the language of a translation furnished for the purposes of international search (Rules 12.3(a) and 23.1(b)).
b.
This international search report has been established taking into account the rectification of an obvious mistake authorized by or notified to this Authority under Rule 91 (Rule 43.6bis(a)).
c.
With regard to any nucleotide and/or amino acid sequence disclosed in the international application, the international search was carried out on the basis of a sequence listing:
2. Certain claims were found unsearchable
3. Unity of invention is lacking
4. Title of the invention
The text is approved as submitted by the applicant.
The text has been established by this Authority to read as follows:
5. Abstract
The text is approved as submitted by the applicant.
The text has been established, according to Rule 38.2, by this Authority as it appears in Box No. IV. The applicant may, within one month from the date of mailing of this international search report, submit comments to this Authority.
6. Drawings
a.
The figure of the drawings to be published with the abstract is Figure No.     2    
as suggested by the applicant.
as selected by this Authority, because the applicant failed to suggest a figure.
as selected by this Authority, because this figure better characterizes the invention.
b.
none of the figures is to be published with the abstract.

A. CLASSIFICATION OF SUBJECT MATTER

     H05B 33/08 (2006.01)i
According to International Patent Classification (IPC) or to both national classification and IPC

B. FIELDS SEARCHED

Minimum documentation searched (classification system followed by classification symbols):
     H05B
Documentation searched other than minimum documentation to the extent that such documents are included in the fields searched:
Electronic data base consulted during the international search (name of data base and, where practicable, search terms used):
EPO-Internal, WPI Data

C. DOCUMENTS CONSIDERED TO BE RELEVANT

Category* Citation of document, with indication, where appropriate, of the relevant passages Relevant to claim No.
(1)
X
US 2012153920 A1 (GUENTHER GARY DAVID [US] ET AL) 21 June 2012 (2012-06-21)
1-3,11-15,18,19
Y
paragraphs [0044], [0045], [0049]; figure 8
4-13,16,17,20-22
(2)
Y
EP 2214457 A1 (PANASONIC ELEC WORKS CO LTD [JP]) 04 August 2010 (2010-08-04)
4-10,16,17,20-22
figures 4-8
(3)
Y
US 2008252275 A1 (MARTIN STEVEN LEO [US]) 16 October 2008 (2008-10-16)
1-22
figure 1
(4)
Y
DE 102016100710 A1 (PANASONIC IP MAN CO LTD [JP]) 21 July 2016 (2016-07-21)
1-22
figure 2
(5)
Y
WO 0241483 A2 (PECO II INC [US]) 23 May 2002 (2002-05-23)
1,15,18
figure 1
(6)
Y
US 2011080110 A1 (NUHFER MATTHEW W [US] ET AL) 07 April 2011 (2011-04-07)
1-22
paragraph [0016]; figure 3
(7)
A
EP 1689212 A1 (PATENT TREUHAND GES FUER ELEKTRISCHE GLUEHLAMPEN MBH [DE]; OSRAM SPA [) 09 August 2006 (2006-08-09)
1-22
figure 4
(8)
A
US 2015061521 A1 (COHEN ISAAC [US]) 05 March 2015 (2015-03-05)
1-22
figure 5
*
Special categories of cited documents:
"A"
document defining the general state of the art which is not considered to be of particular relevance
"D"
document cited by the applicant in the international application
"E"
earlier application or patent but published on or after the international filing date
"L"
document which may throw doubts on priority claim(s) or which is cited to establish the publication date of another citation or other special reason (as specified)
"O"
document referring to an oral disclosure, use, exhibition or other means
"P"
document published prior to the international filing date but later than the priority date claimed
"T"
later document published after the international filing date or priority date and not in conflict with the application but cited to understand the principle or theory underlying the invention
"X"
document of particular relevance; the claimed invention cannot be considered novel or cannot be considered to involve an inventive step when the document is taken alone
"Y"
document of particular relevance; the claimed invention cannot be considered to involve an inventive step when the document is combined with one or more other such documents, such combination being obvious to a person skilled in the art
"&"
document member of the same patent family

D. INFORMATION ON PATENT FAMILY MEMBERS

Patent document cited in search report Publication date
(day/month/year)
Patent family member(s) Publication date
(day/month/year)
US 2012153920 A1
21 June 2012
NONE
EP 2214457 A1
04 August 2010
CN 101836505 A
EP 2214457 A1
JP 2009123681 A
US 2010219764 A1
WO 2009054290 A1
15 September 2010
04 August 2010
04 June 2009
02 September 2010
30 April 2009
US 2008252275 A1
16 October 2008
CN 101286704 A
KR 20080092826 A
TW 200841567 A
US 2008252275 A1
15 October 2008
16 October 2008
16 October 2008
16 October 2008
DE 102016100710 A1
21 July 2016
DE 102016100710 A1
JP 2016134282 A
US 2016212815 A1
21 July 2016
25 July 2016
21 July 2016
WO 0241483 A2
23 May 2002
AU 1672402 A
US 6469491 B1
WO 0241483 A2
27 May 2002
22 October 2002
23 May 2002
US 2011080110 A1
07 April 2011
CA 2776292 A1
CN 102668702 A
EP 2486772 A1
US 2011080110 A1
US 2011080111 A1
US 2011080112 A1
US 2013018522 A1
US 2013020964 A1
US 2014125244 A1
WO 2011044040 A1
WO 2011044083 A1
WO 2011044085 A1
14 April 2011
12 September 2012
15 August 2012
07 April 2011
07 April 2011
07 April 2011
17 January 2013
24 January 2013
08 May 2014
14 April 2011
14 April 2011
14 April 2011
EP 1689212 A1
09 August 2006
AT 385166 T
AU 2006200405 A1
CA 2534946 A1
CN 1829398 A
DE 602005004502 T2
EP 1689212 A1
ES 2298987 T3
TW 200640281 A
US 2006170370 A1
15 February 2008
17 August 2006
02 August 2006
06 September 2006
29 January 2009
09 August 2006
16 May 2008
16 November 2006
03 August 2006
US 2015061521 A1
05 March 2015
CN 105474116 A
EP 3066535 A1
JP 2016529871 A
US 2015061521 A1
US 2015061522 A1
US 2015061614 A1
US 2016295653 A1
US 2017188425 A1
WO 2015031534 A1
06 April 2016
14 September 2016
23 September 2016
05 March 2015
05 March 2015
05 March 2015
06 October 2016
29 June 2017
05 March 2015
Name and mailing address of the ISA/:
European Patent Office
P.B. 5818, Patentlaan 2, 2280 HV Rijswijk,
Netherlands
Telephone No. (+31-70)340-2040
Facsimile No. (+31-70)340-3016
Date of the actual completion of the international search:
27 April 2018
Date of mailing of the international search report:
09 May 2018
Authorized officer:
Müller, Uta
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