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1. WO2021059135 - MEDICAL SYSTEMS, DEVICES, AND RELATED METHODS


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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/IB2020/058853 09423-354-304
International filing date (day/month/year) (Earliest) Priority Date (day/month/year)
22 September 2020 24 September 2019
Applicant
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC 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.     3C    
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

     A61B 18/22 (2006.01)i; A61B 18/14 (2006.01)i; A61B 18/00 (2006.01)n
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):
     A61B
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
US 2015088130 A1 (SEKINO HIROKAZU [JP] ET AL) 26 March 2015 (2015-03-26)
1-7,12-14
Y
abstract
8-11,15
paragraphs [0008], [0042] - [0044], [0063] - [0065], [0071], [0072], [0078] - [0082]
figures 1,3,4,7
(2)
Y
EP 2881059 A1 (BIOSENSE WEBSTER ISRAEL LTD [IL]) 10 June 2015 (2015-06-10)
8,9,15
abstract
paragraph [0047]
figures 1,6
(3)
Y
WO 2017011542 A1 (BOSTON SCIENT SCIMED INC [US]) 19 January 2017 (2017-01-19)
10,11
abstract
paragraphs [0037], [0043], [0069] - [0075]
figures 9,11
(4)
A
US 2017119470 A1 (DIAMANT VALERY [IL] ET AL) 04 May 2017 (2017-05-04)
1-15
abstract
paragraphs [0097] - [0108]
figures 3A,3B
*
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 2015088130 A1
26 March 2015
CN 104434265 A
JP 2015058233 A
US 2015088130 A1
25 March 2015
30 March 2015
26 March 2015
EP 2881059 A1
10 June 2015
AU 2014268215 A1
CA 2872295 A1
CN 104688332 A
EP 2881059 A1
JP 6584769 B2
JP 2015107329 A
US 2015157405 A1
25 June 2015
05 June 2015
10 June 2015
10 June 2015
02 October 2019
11 June 2015
11 June 2015
WO 2017011542 A1
19 January 2017
AU 2016294415 A1
CA 2986075 A1
CN 107835671 A
EP 3322369 A1
EP 3510962 A1
JP 6754825 B2
JP 2018520782 A
US 2017014187 A1
US 2019083176 A1
US 2020163716 A1
WO 2017011542 A1
14 December 2017
19 January 2017
23 March 2018
23 May 2018
17 July 2019
16 September 2020
02 August 2018
19 January 2017
21 March 2019
28 May 2020
19 January 2017
US 2017119470 A1
04 May 2017
NONE
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 November 2020
Date of mailing of the international search report:
07 December 2020
Authorized officer:
Kretschmann, Jana
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