The status of this patent is "granted" but I think that this patent document is just publication. if it is granted patent, please let me know where I can find the patent document.

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  • I do see in the Global Dossier via Espacenet that a counterpart US patent was granted US8568925B2.
    – George White
    Sep 21, 2020 at 5:14

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Information at the Japan Patent Office (https://www.j-platpat.inpit.go.jp/h0000), and the Global Dossier (https://globaldossier.uspto.gov/#/result/application/JP/2012515738/125790), indicate that this Japanese patent application was withdrawn on March 21, 2013.

  • This is helpful. Providing a link to the specified page(s) would make it better.
    – Eric S
    Sep 27, 2020 at 17:11
  • Thanks for the hint. I edited the answer with the links.
    – ipesqnyu
    Sep 29, 2020 at 21:11
  • The hyperlink tool (third icon from the left in the editor) allows you to highlight a phrase and then apply a URL. This makes the phrase highlight and lead you to the page without the unsightly URL showing up. Makes reading questions and answers easier.
    – Eric S
    Oct 1, 2020 at 22:55
  • Appreciate the feedback. I'll eventually get it.
    – ipesqnyu
    Oct 2, 2020 at 18:54

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