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1. WO2020142678 - FLUID JET AGRICULTURAL DEVICES, SYSTEMS AND 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/US2020/012171 HYP-216PC
International filing date (day/month/year) (Earliest) Priority Date (day/month/year)
03 January 2020 03 January 2019
Applicant
HYPERTHERM, 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.

An ultra high-pressure liquid jet soil processing system of an agricultural implement is provided, including a frame, an ultra high- pressure liquid pump (504) disposed on the frame, a set of ultra high-pressure lines (510) fluidly connected to the ultra high-pressure liquid pump, and at least a first liquid jet soil implementation head (508) and a second liquid jet soil implementation head (508) fluidly connected to the ultra high-pressure liquid pump via the set of ultra high-pressure lines. The first and second implementation heads are configured to condition soil for seed (1706, 2400) deposition by generating a plurality of trenches (700a, b).


6. Drawings
a.
The figure of the drawings to be published with the abstract is Figure No.     9,24b    
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

     A01C 5/06 (2006.01)i; A01C 7/06 (2006.01)i; A01C 23/02 (2006.01)i; A01C 7/00 (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):
     A01C; B05B
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 2017303460 A1 (BUTLER GREGORY DEAN [AU] ET AL) 26 October 2017 (2017-10-26)
1,3-6,12-14,20,22,29,30,32,33,36,37,40
Y
figures 1-3
15-18,31,36,38
A
paragraphs [0020], [0038], [0040] - [0047], [0049], [0053] - [0055], [0059]
2,7-11,19,21,23-28,34,35,39,41
(2)
X
US 2010175600 A1 (CRUSON BRIAN [CA]) 15 July 2010 (2010-07-15)
1,4,5
Y
paragraphs [0002], [0003], [0062] - [0066]; figures 1-8
36
(3)
X
US 5370069 A (MONROE MICHAEL [US]) 06 December 1994 (1994-12-06)
14,19
Y
figures 1-4
31
column 2, line 62 - column 3, line 49
(4)
X
WO 9611564 A1 (GREAT PLAINS MFG INC [US]; CLARK STANLEY R [US]; STELTER MARK R [US]) 25 April 1996 (1996-04-25)
14
figures 1-26,29
page 1 - page 2, line 10
page 7, lines 13-28
page 9, lines 25-32
page 14, line 4 - page 15, line 12
page 17, lines 8-35
page 20, lines 4-11
page 21, line 22 - page 22, line 2
page 23, lines 1-12
page 24, lines 1-14
page 26, line 7 - page 27, line 9
page 32, line 10 - page 33, line 3
page 34, line 29 - page 35, line 26
(5)
Y
US 2017110345 A1 (NASMAN RONALD [US] ET AL) 20 April 2017 (2017-04-20)
15-18,38
paragraphs [0028], [0035], [0036], [0040]; figure 7
(6)
Y
EP 2777819 A1 (KOHLER CO [US]) 17 September 2014 (2014-09-17)
15-18,38
paragraph [0021]; claim 1; figure 4
*
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 2017303460 A1
26 October 2017
AU 2017202558 A1
US 2017303460 A1
US 2019133018 A1
09 November 2017
26 October 2017
09 May 2019
US 2010175600 A1
15 July 2010
NONE
US 5370069 A
06 December 1994
NONE
WO 9611564 A1
25 April 1996
AU 3957895 A
US 5605105 A
WO 9611564 A1
06 May 1996
25 February 1997
25 April 1996
US 2017110345 A1
20 April 2017
US 2017110345 A1
US 2018254202 A1
20 April 2017
06 September 2018
EP 2777819 A1
17 September 2014
CN 104043543 A
EP 2777819 A1
EP 3225313 A1
US 2014263760 A1
17 September 2014
17 September 2014
04 October 2017
18 September 2014
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:
03 April 2020
Date of mailing of the international search report:
20 April 2020
Authorized officer:
Reininghaus, F
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