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1. WO2020141301 - APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING A ROD OF AEROSOL-GENERATING MATERIAL


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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/GB2019/053513 IMG87948PCT1
International filing date (day/month/year) (Earliest) Priority Date (day/month/year)
11 December 2019 04 January 2019
Applicant
BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO (INVESTMENTS) LIMITED
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.     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.
b.
none of the figures is to be published with the abstract.

A. CLASSIFICATION OF SUBJECT MATTER

     A24B 3/14 (2006.01)i; A24C 5/14 (2006.01)i; A24C 5/18 (2006.01)i; A24C 5/20 (2006.01)i; A24D 1/20 (2020.01)i; B65H 19/18 (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):
     A24B; A24C; A24D; B65H
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)
Y
US 4579293 A (STEINIGER WOLFGANG [DE]) 01 April 1986 (1986-04-01)
1-46
column 4 - column 9; figure 1
(2)
Y
US 2002185143 A1 (CROOKS EVON LLEWELLYN [US] ET AL) 12 December 2002 (2002-12-12)
1-46
paragraph [0032]; claim 15; figure 1
(3)
Y
US 2017233210 A1 (KUMMEL MATTHIEU [FR] ET AL) 17 August 2017 (2017-08-17)
2-5,8,9,15,19,20,29-32,36,37,39
paragraph [0063] - paragraph [0073]; figures 1-3,6
(4)
Y
US 6807969 B1 (WESSINGER ERIC W [US] ET AL) 26 October 2004 (2004-10-26)
17,18,38
column 5; figure 4
(5)
Y
US 6705325 B1 (HICKS DOUGLAS R [US] ET AL) 16 March 2004 (2004-03-16)
21,40
abstract; figure 10
(6)
Y
WO 2018211116 A1 (PHILIP MORRIS PRODUCTS SA [CH]) 22 November 2018 (2018-11-22)
22,23,42
page 12 - page 14; figures 5-7,15,16
(7)
A
US 3472236 A (DEARSLEY GEORGE) 14 October 1969 (1969-10-14)
24,25,43,44
column 5; figure 1
(8)
A
US 2018064160 A1 (GINDRAT PIERRE-YVES [CH] ET AL) 08 March 2018 (2018-03-08)
1-46
claims 12, 13; figures 5,15
*
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 4579293 A
01 April 1986
DE 3441205 A1
GB 2154217 A
IT 1178613 B
JP H0515618 B2
JP S60137747 A
US 4579293 A
05 June 1985
04 September 1985
09 September 1987
02 March 1993
22 July 1985
01 April 1986
US 2002185143 A1
12 December 2002
NONE
US 2017233210 A1
17 August 2017
BR 112017003100 A2
CN 107580552 A
EP 3206978 A1
JP 2017533155 A
KR 20170067713 A
RU 2017107169 A
US 2017233210 A1
WO 2016059022 A1
05 December 2017
12 January 2018
23 August 2017
09 November 2017
16 June 2017
15 November 2018
17 August 2017
21 April 2016
US 6807969 B1
26 October 2004
US 6595216 B1
US 6807969 B1
22 July 2003
26 October 2004
US 6705325 B1
16 March 2004
AR 042091 A1
AR 042092 A1
AR 068001 A2
AT 460090 T
AT 469572 T
AU 2003294325 A1
BR 0316419 A
CA 2505917 A1
CN 1738550 A
CN 1738551 A
EP 1575387 A1
ES 2343886 T3
ES 2346870 T3
HK 1088792 A1
JP 4122001 B2
JP 2006516188 A
KR 20050074635 A
MX PA05005372 A
RU 2322163 C2
US 6705325 B1
US 2004094171 A1
US 2004094172 A1
WO 2004045321 A1
ZA 200504018 B
ZA 200504070 B
08 June 2005
08 June 2005
28 October 2009
15 March 2010
15 June 2010
15 June 2004
11 October 2005
03 June 2004
22 February 2006
22 February 2006
21 September 2005
12 August 2010
21 October 2010
13 February 2009
23 July 2008
29 June 2006
18 July 2005
17 February 2006
20 April 2008
16 March 2004
20 May 2004
20 May 2004
03 June 2004
28 June 2006
28 March 2007
WO 2018211116 A1
22 November 2018
CN 110505813 A
EP 3624612 A1
KR 20200007815 A
WO 2018211116 A1
26 November 2019
25 March 2020
22 January 2020
22 November 2018
US 3472236 A
14 October 1969
NONE
US 2018064160 A1
08 March 2018
CN 105307517 A
DK 2969871 T3
EP 2969871 A1
ES 2618837 T3
HU E032566 T2
JP 5977902 B1
JP 2016531544 A
KR 20160003282 A
LT 2969871 T
PL 2969871 T3
PT 2969871 T
RU 2015148608 A
US 2016286852 A1
US 2018064160 A1
WO 2015173275 A1
03 February 2016
03 April 2017
20 January 2016
22 June 2017
28 September 2017
24 August 2016
13 October 2016
08 January 2016
10 April 2017
31 July 2017
23 March 2017
15 May 2017
06 October 2016
08 March 2018
19 November 2015
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:
27 February 2020
Date of mailing of the international search report:
06 March 2020
Authorized officer:
Schwertfeger, C
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