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1. WO2018134159 - APPARATUS FOR HEATING SMOKABLE 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/EP2018/050907 E2721 WO
International filing date (day/month/year) (Earliest) Priority Date (day/month/year)
15 January 2018 17 January 2017
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.     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

     H05B 6/10 (2006.01)i; A24F 47/00 (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):
     A24F; H05B
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
WO 2016120344 A2 (BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO CO [GB]) 04 August 2016 (2016-08-04)
1-4,9,14-17,23,24,26,27,30,31
page 14, line 23 - page 15, line 26; figures 7a-7c,8a,8b
page 22, line 16 - line 18
(2)
X
US 2014060554 A1 (COLLETT WILLIAM ROBERT [US] ET AL) 06 March 2014 (2014-03-06)
1-5,9,14-17,23,24,26,27,31
paragraph [0103] - paragraph [0110]; figures 4-7
paragraph [0046]
paragraph [0105]
(3)
A
EP 2316286 A1 (PHILIP MORRIS PROD [CH]) 04 May 2011 (2011-05-04)
1-31
paragraph [0075]; figures 2a-2e
(4)
A
EP 0438862 A2 (PHILIP MORRIS [US]) 31 July 1991 (1991-07-31)
1-31
column 5, line 17 - column 6, line 41; figures 1A,1B
*
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)
WO 2016120344 A2
04 August 2016
AU 2016212042 A1
CA 2973305 A1
CN 107427086 A
EP 3250061 A2
JP 2018504127 A
KR 20170107550 A
WO 2016120344 A2
27 July 2017
04 August 2016
01 December 2017
06 December 2017
15 February 2018
25 September 2017
04 August 2016
US 2014060554 A1
06 March 2014
CN 104768407 A
EP 2892373 A2
HK 1212170 A1
JP 6242898 B2
JP 2015532828 A
KR 20150047616 A
RU 2015106844 A
US 2014060554 A1
US 2015027459 A1
WO 2014037794 A2
08 July 2015
15 July 2015
10 June 2016
06 December 2017
16 November 2015
04 May 2015
27 October 2016
06 March 2014
29 January 2015
13 March 2014
EP 2316286 A1
04 May 2011
AU 2010311913 A1
CA 2778903 A1
CN 102595943 A
CN 104886775 A
CO 6541612 A2
DK 2493342 T3
EA 201290240 A1
EP 2316286 A1
EP 2493342 A1
EP 2850956 A1
EP 3248483 A1
EP 3248484 A1
EP 3248485 A1
EP 3248486 A1
EP 3248487 A1
ES 2529305 T3
HK 1173347 A1
HK 1203775 A1
IL 219251 A
JP 6190112 B2
JP 6190983 B2
JP 6209296 B2
JP 6210610 B2
JP 6210611 B2
JP 6210612 B2
JP 2013509160 A
JP 2017127320 A
JP 2017127321 A
JP 2017127322 A
JP 2017127323 A
JP 2017127324 A
JP 2017201987 A
KR 20120101637 A
KR 20170021361 A
KR 20170102584 A
KR 20170116240 A
KR 20170116241 A
KR 20170116242 A
KR 20170116243 A
MY 159829 A
NZ 599364 A
PT 2493342 E
UA 106394 C2
WO 2011050964 A1
ZA 201202839 B
07 June 2012
05 May 2011
18 July 2012
09 September 2015
16 October 2012
26 January 2015
28 December 2012
04 May 2011
05 September 2012
25 March 2015
29 November 2017
29 November 2017
29 November 2017
29 November 2017
29 November 2017
18 February 2015
17 July 2015
06 November 2015
31 July 2016
30 August 2017
30 August 2017
04 October 2017
11 October 2017
11 October 2017
11 October 2017
14 March 2013
27 July 2017
27 July 2017
27 July 2017
27 July 2017
27 July 2017
16 November 2017
14 September 2012
27 February 2017
11 September 2017
18 October 2017
18 October 2017
18 October 2017
18 October 2017
15 February 2017
26 July 2013
24 February 2015
26 August 2014
05 May 2011
27 December 2012
EP 0438862 A2
31 July 1991
AT 114107 T
AU 643239 B2
CA 2031226 A1
DE 69014195 D1
DE 69014195 T2
DK 0438862 T3
EP 0438862 A2
ES 2063930 T3
GR 3014895 T3
JP 3053426 B2
JP H03192677 A
NO 905149 A
TR 25310 A
US 5093894 A
15 December 1994
11 November 1993
02 June 1991
22 December 1994
18 May 1995
30 January 1995
31 July 1991
16 January 1995
31 May 1995
19 June 2000
22 August 1991
05 June 1991
01 January 1993
03 March 1992
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:
19 April 2018
Date of mailing of the international search report:
03 May 2018
Authorized officer:
Gea Haupt, Martin
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