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International application No. Applicant's or agent's file reference
PCT/US2016/069186 1781-0022WO
International filing date (day/month/year) (Earliest) Priority Date (day/month/year)
29 December 2016
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)).
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)).
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
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.
none of the figures is to be published with the abstract.


     F28D 19/04 (2006.01)i
According to International Patent Classification (IPC) or to both national classification and IPC


Minimum documentation searched (classification system followed by classification symbols):
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


Category* Citation of document, with indication, where appropriate, of the relevant passages Relevant to claim No.
WO 2010129092 A1 (ALSTOM TECHNOLOGY LTD [CH]; O'BOYLE KEVIN J [US]) 11 November 2010 (2010-11-11)
pages 10-11; figure 11
WO 9822768 A1 (AIR PREHEATER ABB [US]) 28 May 1998 (1998-05-28)
pages 8-9; figure 4
EP 2700893 A1 (ALSTOM TECHNOLOGY LTD [CH]) 26 February 2014 (2014-02-26)
figures 1-5
Special categories of cited documents:
document defining the general state of the art which is not considered to be of particular relevance
document cited by the applicant in the international application
earlier application or patent but published on or after the international filing date
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)
document referring to an oral disclosure, use, exhibition or other means
document published prior to the international filing date but later than the priority date claimed
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
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
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


Patent document cited in search report Publication date
Patent family member(s) Publication date
WO 2010129092 A1
11 November 2010
AU 2010245218 A1
AU 2016202857 A1
BR PI1014805 A2
CA 2759895 A1
CA 2830686 A1
CN 102422112 A
CN 103994688 A
DK 2427712 T3
DK 2667138 T3
EP 2427712 A1
EP 2667138 A1
ES 2470670 T3
ES 2553000 T3
IL 215250 A
IL 230376 A
JP 5656979 B2
JP 5908027 B2
JP 2012526262 A
JP 2014178109 A
KR 20120000562 A
KR 20130059427 A
MX 339981 B
SG 174884 A1
SG 185973 A1
TW 201102609 A
TW 201329414 A
US 2010282437 A1
US 2016153726 A1
WO 2010129092 A1
ZA 201107086 B
ZA 201204857 B
24 November 2011
26 May 2016
05 April 2016
11 November 2010
11 November 2010
18 April 2012
20 August 2014
16 June 2014
07 December 2015
14 March 2012
27 November 2013
24 June 2014
03 December 2015
30 April 2015
30 April 2015
21 January 2015
26 April 2016
25 October 2012
25 September 2014
02 January 2012
05 June 2013
20 June 2016
28 November 2011
28 December 2012
16 January 2011
16 July 2013
11 November 2010
02 June 2016
11 November 2010
27 December 2012
26 March 2014
WO 9822768 A1
28 May 1998
AT 200569 T
BR 9713399 A
CA 2272264 A1
CN 1238833 A
DE 69704576 D1
DE 69704576 T2
DK 0960314 T3
EP 0960314 A1
ES 2158521 T3
JP 3168427 B2
JP 2000505187 A
US 5836379 A
WO 9822768 A1
15 April 2001
25 January 2000
28 May 1998
15 December 1999
17 May 2001
08 November 2001
13 August 2001
01 December 1999
01 September 2001
21 May 2001
25 April 2000
17 November 1998
28 May 1998
EP 2700893 A1
26 February 2014
AU 2013219214 A1
AU 2016201784 A1
BR 102013029453 A2
CA 2824528 A1
CN 103629970 A
EP 2700893 A1
JP 5777671 B2
JP 2014041000 A
KR 20140026294 A
RU 2013139150 A
TW 201411053 A
US 2014054003 A1
US 2016040939 A1
ZA 201306306 B
13 March 2014
07 April 2016
13 October 2015
23 February 2014
12 March 2014
26 February 2014
09 September 2015
06 March 2014
05 March 2014
27 February 2015
16 March 2014
27 February 2014
11 February 2016
25 June 2014
Name and mailing address of the ISA/:
European Patent Office
P.B. 5818, Patentlaan 2, 2280 HV Rijswijk,
Telephone No. (+31-70)340-2040
Facsimile No. (+31-70)340-3016
Date of the actual completion of the international search:
01 September 2017
Date of mailing of the international search report:
11 September 2017
Authorized officer:
Merkt, Andreas
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