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1. WO2016001640 - CONDUCTING MESH

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International application No. Applicant's or agent's file reference
PCT/GB2015/051895 P31485WO/RSW
International filing date (day/month/year) (Earliest) Priority Date (day/month/year)
29 June 2015 01 July 2014
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 filed or furnished:
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.     3    
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.


     G01M 3/16 (2006.01)i; G01M 3/40 (2006.01)i; G01M 3/18 (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):
     G01M; E02D; G01N
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.
US 2006105163 A1 (BRAY KENNETH A [GB] ET AL) 18 May 2006 (2006-05-18)
paragraph [0006] - paragraph [0012]; claims 1-4; figures 2,3
paragraph [0021] - paragraph [0024]
US 5850144 A (HOWELLS HARVEY [US] ET AL) 15 December 1998 (1998-12-15)
column 2, line 46 - column 3, line 11; figures 1,2
column 3, line 42 - column 4, line 67
AU 2012202190 A1 (ANGAS IND PTY LTD) 16 August 2012 (2012-08-16)
page 4, line 14 - page 9, line 17; figure 1
US 6648552 B1 (SMITH ANN MARIE [US] ET AL) 18 November 2003 (2003-11-18)
column 1, line 13 - column 1, line 19; figure 4
column 5, line 36 - column 6, line 56
US 2005170177 A1 (CRAWFORD JULIAN S [US] ET AL) 04 August 2005 (2005-08-04)
paragraph [0001] - paragraph [0005]; figures 1,2
paragraph [0016] - paragraph [0022]
paragraph [0050] - paragraph [0051]
US 2012090400 A1 (HATAMI KIANOOSH [US] ET AL) 19 April 2012 (2012-04-19)
paragraph [0004] - paragraph [0008]; figure 1
paragraph [0013] - paragraph [0015]
paragraph [0057] - paragraph [0074]
US 5288168 A (SPENCER JOHN L [US]) 22 February 1994 (1994-02-22)
column 2, line 64 - column 3, line 63; figures 1-3
column 7, line 8 - column 7, line 29
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
US 2006105163 A1
18 May 2006
EP 1659224 A1
GB 2420313 A
US 2006105163 A1
24 May 2006
24 May 2006
18 May 2006
US 5850144 A
15 December 1998
AU 2012202190 A1
16 August 2012
US 6648552 B1
18 November 2003
US 6648552 B1
US 2004064979 A1
US 2005271474 A1
18 November 2003
08 April 2004
08 December 2005
US 2005170177 A1
04 August 2005
AT 399222 T
EP 1559815 A2
ES 2308098 T3
JP 2005213718 A
PT 1559815 E
US 2005170177 A1
15 July 2008
03 August 2005
01 December 2008
11 August 2005
12 September 2008
04 August 2005
US 2012090400 A1
19 April 2012
CN 103718014 A
EP 2697621 A1
JP 2014519596 A
US 2012090400 A1
WO 2012141727 A1
09 April 2014
19 February 2014
14 August 2014
19 April 2012
18 October 2012
US 5288168 A
22 February 1994
AT 132623 T
CA 2096204 A1
DE 4239119 A1
DE 69301212 D1
DE 69301212 T2
EP 0584469 A1
ES 2083796 T3
GR 3019300 T3
JP 2655232 B2
JP H06100078 A
US 5288168 A
15 January 1996
25 February 1994
10 March 1994
15 February 1996
15 May 1996
02 March 1994
16 April 1996
30 June 1996
17 September 1997
12 April 1994
22 February 1994
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:
29 September 2015
Date of mailing of the international search report:
07 October 2015
Authorized officer:
Foster, Keir
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