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1. WO2018122637 - A DEVICE AND METHOD FOR VERIFICATION OF FIELD DEVICES


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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/IB2017/055956 IN-16041
International filing date (day/month/year) (Earliest) Priority Date (day/month/year)
28 September 2017 28 December 2016
Applicant
ABB SCHWEIZ AG
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.     1    
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

     G05B 19/042 (2006.01)i; G05B 23/02 (2006.01)i; G01R 31/28 (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):
     G05B; G01R
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 2004199351 A1 (OTT MICHAEL G [US] ET AL) 07 October 2004 (2004-10-07)
1-6
paragraphs [0009], [0035], [0036], [0042], [0056]; figures 1, 3
(2)
X
DE 102011075764 A1 (ENDRESS & HAUSER GMBH & CO KG [DE]) 29 November 2012 (2012-11-29)
1-6
paragraph [27to41and56]; figure 1
(3)
X
DE 102010044184 A1 (ENDRESS & HAUSER PROCESS SOLUT [CH]) 24 May 2012 (2012-05-24)
1-6
paragraphs [0045], [0046]; figure 2
(4)
A
WO 2008048501 A2 (FISHER ROSEMOUNT SYSTEMS INC [US]; RUSSELL ALDEN C [US]; DEWEY ALAN R) 24 April 2008 (2008-04-24)
1-6
abstract
*
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 2004199351 A1
07 October 2004
CN 1619444 A
CN 102890504 A
DE 102004015617 A1
GB 2400456 A
HK 1068969 A1
JP 5715199 B2
JP 2004310769 A
JP 2010218565 A
JP 2013229053 A
US 2004199351 A1
US 2004199364 A1
25 May 2005
23 January 2013
11 November 2004
13 October 2004
22 September 2006
07 May 2015
04 November 2004
30 September 2010
07 November 2013
07 October 2004
07 October 2004
DE 102011075764 A1
29 November 2012
NONE
DE 102010044184 A1
24 May 2012
DE 102010044184 A1
WO 2012065808 A1
24 May 2012
24 May 2012
WO 2008048501 A2
24 April 2008
CN 101523164 A
EP 2074384 A2
JP 4975822 B2
JP 2010507141 A
US 2008091376 A1
WO 2008048501 A2
02 September 2009
01 July 2009
11 July 2012
04 March 2010
17 April 2008
24 April 2008
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:
21 November 2017
Date of mailing of the international search report:
28 November 2017
Authorized officer:
Juillot, Olivier J.
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