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1. WO2020142067 - ABSORBENT ARTICLES WITH CURVED ELASTICIZED LAMINATES


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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/US2018/068145 65057125PC01
International filing date (day/month/year) (Earliest) Priority Date (day/month/year)
31 December 2018
Applicant
KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
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

     A61F 13/49 (2006.01)i; A61F 13/494 (2006.01)i; A61F 13/15 (2006.01)i; A61F 13/496 (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):
Documentation searched other than minimum documentation to the extent that such documents are included in the fields searched:
Korean utility models and applications for utility models
Japanese utility models and applications for utility models
Electronic data base consulted during the international search (name of data base and, where practicable, search terms used):
eKOMPASS(KIPO internal) & Keywords: absorbent article, elasticized laminates, leg cuff, containment flap, elastomeric member, fold, curvature, bond line

C. DOCUMENTS CONSIDERED TO BE RELEVANT

Category* Citation of document, with indication, where appropriate, of the relevant passages Relevant to claim No.
(1)
X
US 5993433 A (ST. LOUIS, R. G. et al.) 30 November 1999 See column 3, line 45 - column 37, line 62; figures 1-11.
1-20
(2)
X
WO 00-07534 A1 (KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.) 17 February 2000 See page 7, line 24 - page 11, line 19; page 14, line 31 - page 15, line 5; page 31, line 20 - page 33, line 16; page 38, lines 5-26; page 44, line 28 - page 45, line 6; figures 1-8.
1-20
(3)
X
US 2003-0120248 A1 (MIYAMOTO, K.) 26 June 2003 See paragraphs [0024], [0025], [0029], [0034], [0035]; figures 1-3.
1-20
(4)
X
US 5911713 A (YAMADA, J. et al.) 15 June 1999 See column 3, lines 1-25; column 4, line 15 - column 5, line 4; figures 1-7.
1-20
(5)
A
US 2006-0122571 A1 (CHANG, K. E. et al.) 08 June 2006 See figures 5, 31-33.
1-20
*
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 5993433 A
30 November 1999
AU 1999-10981 A1
AU 1999-010981 B2
CA 2304672 A1
CN 1282234 A
EP 1024772 A1
EP 1024772 B1
JP 4378744 B2
JP 2001-520082 A
KR 10-0606302 B1
WO 99-20215 A1
10 May 1999
26 July 2001
29 April 1999
31 January 2001
09 August 2000
22 June 2005
09 December 2009
30 October 2001
28 July 2006
29 April 1999
WO 00-07534 A1
17 February 2000
AU 1999-053382 B2
AU 1999-53382 A1
CA 2299493 A1
CN 1311651 A
EP 1102571 A1
EP 1102571 B1
JP 4521118 B2
JP 2002-522117 A
KR 10-0648562 B1
US 6235137 B1
US 6248097 B1
US 2001-0025683 A1
US 6652693 B2
WO 00-66351 A2
WO 00-66351 A3
24 January 2002
28 February 2000
30 October 2000
05 September 2001
30 May 2001
29 June 2005
11 August 2010
23 July 2002
24 November 2006
22 May 2001
19 June 2001
04 October 2001
25 November 2003
09 November 2000
15 February 2001
US 2003-0120248 A1
26 June 2003
AU 2002-367280 A1
AU 2002-351336 A1
CN 1602177 A
CN 1602176 A
US 7527616 B2
US 2003-0120247 A1
US 7435243 B2
WO 03-055427 A2
WO 03-055427 A3
WO 03-057004 A3
WO 03-057004 A2
24 July 2003
15 July 2003
30 March 2005
30 March 2005
05 May 2009
26 June 2003
14 October 2008
10 July 2003
14 August 2003
30 October 2003
17 July 2003
US 5911713 A
15 June 1999
CA 2197181 A1
CN 1158079 A
EP 0955977 A1
EP 0955977 B1
JP 08-066424 A
JP 3830545 B2
KR 10-0203652 B1
WO 96-05792 A1
29 February 1996
27 August 1997
17 November 1999
23 November 2005
12 March 1996
04 October 2006
15 June 1999
29 February 1996
US 2006-0122571 A1
08 June 2006
AU 2005-313943 A1
AU 2005-313943 B2
AU 2011-250872 A1
AU 2011-250872 B2
CA 2593041 A1
CN 101232859 A
CN 101232859 B
CN 102657574 B
CN 102657574 A
EP 1835876 B1
EP 1835876 A1
US 7704243 B2
US 2011-0015607 A1
US 8784397 B2
WO 2006-063218 A1
15 June 2006
18 August 2011
08 December 2011
01 August 2013
15 June 2006
30 July 2008
20 June 2012
03 June 2015
12 September 2012
29 October 2014
26 September 2007
27 April 2010
20 January 2011
22 July 2014
15 June 2006
Name and mailing address of the ISA/:
Korean Intellectual Property Office
189 Cheongsa-ro, Seo-gu, Daejeon Metropolitan City, 302-701
Republic of Korea
Facsimile No. +82-42-481-8578
Date of the actual completion of the international search:
23 September 2019
Date of mailing of the international search report:
23 September 2019
Authorized officer:
HAN, Inho
Telephone No. +82-42-481-3362
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