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1. WO2016118026 - PROSTATE BIOPSY NEEDLE


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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/PL2016/000006
International filing date (day/month/year) (Earliest) Priority Date (day/month/year)
21 January 2016 22 January 2015
Applicant
SIECZKOWSKI MARCIN
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
This International Searching Authority found multiple inventions in this international application, as follows:
1. claims: 1-10
Coating of surfaces
2. claims: 11-13
Second channel along the cannula
1.
As all required additional search fees were timely paid by the applicant, this international search report covers all searchable claims.
2.
As all searchable claims could be searched without effort justifying additional fees, this Authority did not invite payment of additional fees.
3.
As only some of the required additional search fees were timely paid by the applicant, this international search report covers only those claims for which fees were paid, specifically claims Nos.:
4.
No required additional search fees were timely paid by the applicant. Consequently, this international search report is restricted to the invention first mentioned in the claims; it is covered by claims Nos.: 1-10
Remark on Protest
The additional search fees were accompanied by the applicant’s protest and, where applicable, the payment of a protest fee.
The additional search fees were accompanied by the applicant’s protest but the applicable protest fee was not paid within the time limit specified in the invitation.
No protest accompanied the payment of additional search fees.
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, 39    
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 10/02 (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):
     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 2010130850 A1 (PAKTER ROBERT L [US]) 27 May 2010 (2010-05-27)
1-10
paragraphs [0022], [0029], [0030] - [0036], [0042] - [0045], [0047], [0050], [0051], [0053]; figures 1,2,7,8
(2)
X
US 2003236513 A1 (SCHWARZ MARLENE C [US] ET AL) 25 December 2003 (2003-12-25)
1-10
paragraphs [0021] - [0025], [0049], [0050], [0052], [0053]
(3)
X
WO 2014014336 A1 (UNIVERSITI MALAYA UM [MY]) 23 January 2014 (2014-01-23)
1-10
page 16, line 1 - page 17, line 2; figures 1a,1b
(4)
X
US 2004022864 A1 (FREYMAN TOBY [US] ET AL) 05 February 2004 (2004-02-05)
1-10
paragraphs [0054], [0063], [0065], [0073], [0079]; figure 1
(5)
X
US 2012059247 A1 (SPEEG TREVOR W V [US] ET AL) 08 March 2012 (2012-03-08)
1-10
paragraphs [0069] - [0071]; figure 13
(6)
A
US 5014717 A (LOHRMANN GUENTER [DE]) 14 May 1991 (1991-05-14)
1-10
figure 1
*
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 2010130850 A1
27 May 2010
NONE
US 2003236513 A1
25 December 2003
AU 2003245578 A1
EP 1513565 A1
US 2003236513 A1
US 2008311173 A1
WO 2004000381 A1
06 January 2004
16 March 2005
25 December 2003
18 December 2008
31 December 2003
WO 2014014336 A1
23 January 2014
MY 150885 A
WO 2014014336 A1
12 March 2014
23 January 2014
US 2004022864 A1
05 February 2004
AU 2003261251 A1
EP 1526882 A1
US 2004022864 A1
WO 2004012795 A2
23 February 2004
04 May 2005
05 February 2004
12 February 2004
US 2012059247 A1
08 March 2012
CA 2808299 A1
CN 103079477 A
EP 2611365 A2
JP 2013538615 A
KR 20130133173 A
US 2012059247 A1
WO 2012030490 A2
08 March 2012
01 May 2013
10 July 2013
17 October 2013
06 December 2013
08 March 2012
08 March 2012
US 5014717 A
14 May 1991
DE 3903956 A1
JP H0373138 A
US 5014717 A
16 August 1990
28 March 1991
14 May 1991
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:
28 April 2016
Date of mailing of the international search report:
26 July 2016
Authorized officer:
Hochrein, Marion
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