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1. WO2018125805 - MICROBIAL DETECTION DEVICES INCLUDING ADHESIVE MASKED NUTRIENTS AND METHODS OF USING THE SAME


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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/US2017/068213 78927WO003
International filing date (day/month/year) (Earliest) Priority Date (day/month/year)
22 December 2017 28 December 2016
Applicant
3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
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

     C12M 1/12 (2006.01)i; C12Q 1/04 (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):
     C12Q; C12M
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, BIOSIS, COMPENDEX, EMBASE, FSTA, INSPEC, 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)
A
US 5409838 A (WICKERT PETER D [US]) 25 April 1995 (1995-04-25)
1-17
cited in the application
column 3, line 49 - column 4, line 62
figure 1; examples 1,9
(2)
A
US 5232838 A (NELSON ROBERT L [US] ET AL) 03 August 1993 (1993-08-03)
1-17
cited in the application
column 3, line 1 - line 31
column 5, line 43 - column 6, line 21
figures 1, 3; tables I,II
(3)
A
US 2013084624 A1 (WAKU SHIN-ICHI [JP] ET AL) 04 April 2013 (2013-04-04)
1-17
the whole document
*
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 5409838 A
25 April 1995
NONE
US 5232838 A
03 August 1993
AU 3062692 A
CA 2124207 A1
DE 69207430 D1
DE 69207430 T2
DK 0620844 T3
EP 0620844 A1
ES 2082522 T3
HK 1007764 A1
JP 3383304 B2
JP H07501943 A
NZ 245136 A
US 5232838 A
WO 9312218 A1
19 July 1993
24 June 1993
15 February 1996
12 September 1996
20 May 1996
26 October 1994
16 March 1996
23 April 1999
04 March 2003
02 March 1995
27 June 1995
03 August 1993
24 June 1993
US 2013084624 A1
04 April 2013
CN 102762711 A
EP 2530141 A1
JP 5803677 B2
JP WO2011093342 A1
KR 20120121904 A
US 2013084624 A1
WO 2011093342 A1
31 October 2012
05 December 2012
04 November 2015
20 June 2013
06 November 2012
04 April 2013
04 August 2011
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:
15 March 2018
Date of mailing of the international search report:
26 March 2018
Authorized officer:
Adida, Anne
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