Global Patent Index - EP 1266337 A2

EP 1266337 A2 2002-12-18 - SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SEARCHING A COMBINATORIAL SPACE

Title (en)

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SEARCHING A COMBINATORIAL SPACE

Title (de)

SYSTEM UND VERFAHREN ZUM SUCHEN EINES KOMBINATORISCHEN RAUMS

Title (fr)

SYSTEME ET PROCEDE DE RECHERCHE DANS UN ESPACE COMBINATOIRE

Publication

EP 1266337 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 00977840 A

Priority

  • IL 0000779 W
  • US 16674499 P
  • US 20980600 P

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0139098A2] A system and method for searching through combinatorial space, without a combinatorial explosion. The search is performed for various combinations of basic elements, according to at least one desired property of the combination, which is translatable into a quantitative measurement of the success of the search. Since the number of variables and hence the number of combinations may be very large, preferably samples of combinations are examined. Those elements of the combinations which have consistent maximization and/or promotion of the quantitative measurement are then kept, while the other elements are dropped. This process is then repeated until some minimum number of combinations is found, which could then optionally be further evaluated according to a similar parameter and/or some other parameter or characteristic.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

G06F 19/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

C40B 30/02 (2006.01); G06F 17/10 (2006.01); G06F 17/30 (2006.01); G06F 19/00 (2011.01); G06F 19/16 (2011.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

C40B 30/02 (2013.01); G06F 19/16 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 0139098A3

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE TR

EPO simple patent family

WO 0139098 A2 20010531; WO 0139098 A3 20020912; WO 0139098 A8 20040429; AU 1546901 A 20010604; AU 780941 B2 20050428; CA 2391987 A1 20010531; EP 1266337 A2 20021218; JP 2003524831 A 20030819

INPADOC legal status


2007-11-28 [18D] APPLICATION DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20070601

2002-12-18 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20020621

2002-12-18 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A2

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE TR

2002-12-18 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO:

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