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1. WO2020141322 - ROLLER SUPPORT

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International application No. Applicant's or agent's file reference
PCT/GB2020/050004 PM348200WO
International filing date (day/month/year) (Earliest) Priority Date (day/month/year)
03 January 2020 04 January 2019
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:
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.

A roller support system (14) for a printing machine, comprising: a plurality of spindles (16, 18), each spindle defining a spindle axis (17, 19) and being configured to support a roller (6, 8) for rotation about each spindle axis, and a support member (20) supporting the plurality of spindles, wherein the support member is configured to rotate about a support axis (36) so as to selectively position a first one of the plurality of spindles in a printing position and a second one of the plurality of spindles in a non-printing position.

6. Drawings
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.
none of the figures is to be published with the abstract.


     B41F 5/24 (2006.01)i; B41F 9/18 (2006.01)i; B41F 13/20 (2006.01)i; B41F 13/38 (2006.01)i; B41F 13/40 (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):
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.
GB 1382352 A (WINDMOELLER & HOELSCHER) 29 January 1975 (1975-01-29)
page 2, lines 57-106; figures 1-3
US 2016101616 A1 (D ANNUNZIO FEDERICO [IT] ET AL) 14 April 2016 (2016-04-14)
figures 1-3,3A
paragraphs [0028] - [0050]
DE 202014008836 U1 (ROSAS WOLF DAVID [DE]) 08 December 2014 (2014-12-08)
figures 1,2
paragraphs [0001], [0002]
EP 3137300 B1 (BOBST FIRENZE S R L [IT]) 08 March 2017 (2017-03-08)
figures 1,2
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
GB 1382352 A
29 January 1975
DE 2139834 B1
FR 2149894 A5
GB 1382352 A
IT 956766 B
JP S4827804 A
21 September 1972
30 March 1973
29 January 1975
10 October 1973
12 April 1973
US 2016101616 A1
14 April 2016
CN 105377558 A
DK 3010717 T3
EP 3010717 A1
ES 2620664 T3
RU 2016101086 A
US 2016101616 A1
WO 2014202255 A1
02 March 2016
27 March 2017
27 April 2016
29 June 2017
21 July 2017
14 April 2016
24 December 2014
DE 202014008836 U1
08 December 2014
EP 3137300 B1
08 March 2017
BR 112016024403 A2
CN 106414075 A
DK 3137300 T3
EP 3137300 A1
ES 2654818 T3
RU 2653523 C1
US 2017043570 A1
WO 2015166409 A1
15 August 2017
15 February 2017
15 January 2018
08 March 2017
15 February 2018
10 May 2018
16 February 2017
05 November 2015
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:
27 February 2020
Date of mailing of the international search report:
09 March 2020
Authorized officer:
Hajji, Mohamed-Karim
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