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List of Associated Patent Applications

  1. Radioactive Timekeeping

  2. Measurement of velocity through space

  3. Thermonuclear Power Generation (GB)

  4. Thermonuclear Power Generation (International PCT)

  5. Process for destroying radioactive materials (International PCT)

(1960-1970 A.C. Sturt as inventor assigned GB and US patents and applications on industrial processes for the manufacture of polymers, coatings and synthetic rubbers by emulsion polymerisation including polychloroprene to Revertex Ltd of Harlow, Distillers Chemicals and Plastics and BP Chemicals.)

1. GB0319595.5 Sturt, Alan Charles

Radioactive Timekeeping
Written and lodged by Alan Charles Sturt
Date Lodged: 20 Aug 2003
(Patents and Designs Journal No. 5966, 24 September 2003, page 4920).

  1. Description

  2. Drawing

  3. Supporting papers submitted to Patent Offices

    1. Radioactive Clocks - A Basis for the Absolute Measurement of Time

    2. The Concept of Invariant Time-intervals

    3. Use of the Poisson Distribution to Relate Time-intervals and Random Events

    4. Final argument submitted

  4. Foreign filings by Alan Charles Sturt:

    European Patent Office No. 04253617.7
    Reference ACS/RTIM
    EPO DG1 29. 06. 2004

    Sealed copy of application Ref ACS/RTIM supplied by The Patent Office 23 February 2005 and sent to EPO as evidence of the priority date.

    LI>Publication of applications

    1. GB2405225 ACS/RTIM "Using Radioactive Decay to Produce Standard Timing Signals" published by The Patent Office on internet 24 February 2005.

    2. European Patent Bulletin 2005/8 ACS/RTIM 04253617.7 "Radioactive Timekeeping" published on http://ep.espacenet.com/ Advanced Search on 23 February 2005.

  5. Final Claims submitted to Patent Offices

  6. Patents status

    1. Radioactive Timekeeping GB 2 405 225 B.

      received letter of NOTIFICATION OF GRANT: PATENT SERIAL NUMBER:GB2405225 dated 18 April 2006

      received paper copy of UK Patent GB 2 405 225 B with Certificate of Grant of Patent dated 17 May 2006, proprietor and inventor Alan C Sturt

      renewed 10th year

      indexed on www.patent.gov.uk under Patents, find by patent number or under Sturt.

    2. Radioactive Timekeeping EP 1 508 841 A2 European Patent Application

      received paper copy of published application
      examination requested and paid for 2 May 2006
      renewal fee for the 03 year paid. Due date 30 June.

      status and arguments submitted indexed on www.epoline.org, follow Register plus and search under
      publication number ep1508841 or under sturt

      search by subject or sturt on espacenet.com



2. GB0324124.7 Sturt, Alan Charles

Measurement of velocity through space
Written and lodged by Alan Charles Sturt
Date lodged 15 Oct 2003
(Patents and Designs Journal No. 5981, 7 January 2004, Erratum page 13).

The original entry for application GB0324124.7 was advertised in Patents and Designs Journal No. 5974 on 19 November 2003 on page 5972, but the applicant's name was wrongly spelt. Hence the published Erratum.

  1. Description

  2. Supporting papers submitted to Patent Offices

    1. Mass in the Universal Inertial Field - A Revised Version

    2. Final argument submitted

  3. Foreign filings by Alan Charles Sturt:

    European Patent Office: No. 04254508.7
    Reference ACS/VEL
    EPO DG1 10.08.2004

    Sealed copy of application Ref ACS/VEL supplied by The Patent Office 20 April 2005 and sent to EPO as evidence of the priority date.

  4. Publication of applications:

    1. GB2407225 ACS/VEL "Measurement of Velocity through Space" published by The Patent Office on internet 20 April 2005.

    2. E P 1 524 527 "Measurement of velocity through Space" published in European Patent Bulletin 2005/16 on 20 April 2005. With search.

  5. Final claims submitted to Patent Offices

  6. Patents status

    1. Measurement of Velocity through Space GB 2 407 225 B

      received letter of NOTIFICATION OF GRANT: PATENT SERIAL NUMBER:GB2407225 dated 2 May 2006

      received paper copy of UK Patent GB 2 407 225 B with Certificate of Grant of Patent dated 31 May 2006, proprietor and inventor Alan C Sturt

      renewed 10th year

      indexed on www.patent.gov.uk under Patents, find by patent number or under Sturt.

    2. Measurement of Velocity through Space EP 1 524 527 A1 European Patent Application

      received paper copy of published application
      examination requested and paid for 11 October 2005. Can now proceed to examination.
      renewal fee for the 03 year paid. Due date 31 July.

      Status and arguments submitted indexed on www.epoline.org, follow Register plus and search under
      publication number ep1524527 or under sturt

      search by subject or sturt on espacenet.com

    3. GB0511424.4 Sturt, Alan Charles

    Thermonuclear Power Generation
    Written and lodged by Alan Charles Sturt
    Date Lodged: 4 June 2005

    1. Published as GB 2 426 862 A on 6/12/06 title Thermonuclear power generation utilising fission and fusion reactions. Search on www.patent.gov.uk under Publication Number GB2426862. View abstract and description on the link ESP@CENET from
    2. Substantive examination requested 8/1/07 along with

      - supporting letter setting out the physical basis of the invention, and detailed rebuttal of prior disclosure identified by the search, and
      - new physics paper: Neutrons in the Structure of Atomic Nuclei by A.C. Sturt 29 November 2006.

    3. Arguments accepted in letter of 13 February 2007. Process of grant under way.

    4. Granted as GB2426862 with effect from 13 March 2007.

    5. Received paper copy of GB2 426 862 Date of Publication 11.04.2007 Inventor Alan Charles Sturt.

    6. Renewed 8th year.

    4. PCT/GB2006/002047 Sturt, Alan Charles

    Thermonuclear Power Generation

    1. Date Published 14 December 2006. View description and claims on ESP@CENET under STURT ALAN CHARLES.

    2. 17 August 2007 the PCT International Search Report and the Written Opinion of the International Searching Authority received.

    3. 4 October 2007 Reply to the Written Opinion sent to World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), 34 Chemin des Colombettes, CH-1211 Geneva 20, Switzerland.

    4. Entered the national phase in designated countries in Europe and in the US.

    5. Notification from the European Patent Office that the application has been re-published as EP application 1891645.

    6. International application published as WO2006131712

    7. US application rejected by examiner. Arguments submitted by inventor 23 September 2011 through patent attorneys to show that rejection was on wrong grounds.

    8. Arguments rejected by US examiner and Final Office action issued.

    9. Inventor appealed against the rejection and submitted further arguments 20 March 2012 through patent attorneys to show that the grounds for rejection were wrong.

    10. US 8,315,350 B2 Method and Apparatus for Heat Production granted to Alan Charles Sturt inventor Nov. 20 2012. Paper copy received and signed for.

    11. EU patent application No. 06744101.4 renewed for the 8th year.

    12. 7 January 2014 EPO issued Notice of Allowance of EU patent application No. 06744101.4 .

      17 January 2014 I confirmed that I wished to proceed with filing, approved the text and authorised translations into French and German, which has now been done (9 May 2014).

      The application can now be expected to proceed to grant.

      24 March 2014 I chose UK, France, Germany and Switzerland for validation.

    5. GB 0624203.6 Sturt, Alan Charles

    Process for destroying radioactive materials
    Date filed: 4 December 2006

    1. Notification from UK Patent Office dated 8 December 2006 indicating that they consider the above application to fall within the EURATOM Treaty (1957), and asking if the applicant agrees to the disclosure of the contents of the specification to the Euratom Commission.

    2. Applicant Alan Charles Sturt agreed to this disclosure by letter 8 February 2007.
    3. 11 June 2008 International Search Report and a copy of the Written Opinion received. Reply prepared.
    4. 12 June 2008 International application published with Publication Number WO2008/068466

    5. GB application granted and published 5 October 2011 as GB2444525.

    6. European patent application No. 07824778.0 5th year renewal 3 October 2011.

    7. US application rejected by examiner. Arguments submitted by inventor 9 October 2011 through patent attorneys to show that rejection was on wrong grounds.

    8. Inventor appealed against the rejection and submitted further arguments 5 April 2012 through patent attorneys to show that the grounds for rejection were wrong.

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