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1. (WO2017093893) CONTAINER FOR PASTY OR SEMI-LIQUID PRODUCTS.



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INTERNATIONAL SEARCH REPORT (ISR)
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International application No. Applicant's or agent's file reference
PCT/IB2016/057185 G2475-WO1959
International filing date (day/month/year) (Earliest) Priority Date (day/month/year)
29 November 2016 04 December 2015
Applicant
G.D S.P.A.
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 English 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.

The invention relates to a container (2, 19) for pasty or semi-liquid products, having a substantially tubular shape and extending along a longitudinal axis (A). The container comprises: a first longitudinal end (50) which is closed and flattened; a second longitudinal end (51), opposite to the first longitudinal end (50) and comprising an opening (14) and a dispensing element (15); a first side wall (60) and a second side wall (61), opposite each other and interposed between the first longitudinal end (50) and the second longitudinal end (51). The container comprises, at the first side wall (60) and second side wall (61), a plurality of first lines of weakness (5, 5', 5", 5"') which are transverse to the longitudinal axis (A) and which define a plurality of corresponding zones (7, 8, 10, 11) which are selectively squeezable, in twos, towards each other and progressively from the first longitudinal end (50) to the second longitudinal end (51), defining corresponding stable configurations for the zones (7, 8, 10, 11). Furthermore, the container comprises, at the first side wall (60) and second side wall (61), a plurality of second lines of weakness (3, 9, 11a, 20) transverse to the first lines of weakness.


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

     B65D 5/18 (2006.01)i; B65D 85/72 (2006.01)i; B65D 5/42 (2006.01)n; B65D 5/74 (2006.01)n; B65D 5/76 (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):
     B65D; A61J
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

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 3065898 A (DAUGHERTY JOHN M) 27 November 1962 (1962-11-27)
1,6,8,9
Y
column 1, line 7 - column 2, line 24; figures 1-3
2-5,7
(2)
Y
WO 2014118813 A1 (IPI SRL [IT]) 07 August 2014 (2014-08-07)
2-5
page 6, line 15 - line 28
figures 1-4
(3)
Y
GB 2035266 A (MARDON SON & HALL LTD) 18 June 1980 (1980-06-18)
5
page 1, line 6 - line 21
page 1, line 67 - page 2, line 26
figures 1-7
(4)
Y
WO 0204302 A1 (MEAD CORP [US]; AUCLAIR JEAN MICHEL [FR]) 17 January 2002 (2002-01-17)
5
page 7, line 14 - page 10, line 19
figures 1-4
(5)
Y
WO 8402648 A1 (HAUSTRUP PLASTIC AS [DK]; PLM AB [SE]) 19 July 1984 (1984-07-19)
5
figures 1,2a-2c
(6)
Y
US 4049033 A (RALSTON JR PHILIP G) 20 September 1977 (1977-09-20)
7
figures 2-6
(7)
A
US 5373965 A (HALM HANS [DE] ET AL) 20 December 1994 (1994-12-20)
1-9
column 5, line 18 - line 34
column 6, line 25 - column 8, line 54; figures 1-4
*
Special categories of cited documents:
"A"
document defining the general state of the art which is not considered to be of particular relevance
"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 3065898 A
27 November 1962
NONE
WO 2014118813 A1
07 August 2014
EP 2951102 A1
WO 2014118813 A1
09 December 2015
07 August 2014
GB 2035266 A
18 June 1980
NONE
WO 0204302 A1
17 January 2002
AT 318761 T
AU 6072600 A
DE 60026311 T2
DK 1301407 T3
EP 1301407 A1
ES 2260030 T3
PT 1301407 E
WO 0204302 A1
15 March 2006
21 January 2002
02 November 2006
26 June 2006
16 April 2003
01 November 2006
31 July 2006
17 January 2002
WO 8402648 A1
19 July 1984
DK 432784 A
EP 0162845 A1
NO 843618 A
WO 8402648 A1
11 September 1984
04 December 1985
12 September 1984
19 July 1984
US 4049033 A
20 September 1977
AU 506198 B2
BR 7507697 A
CA 1089804 A
DE 2552145 A1
DK 524275 A
EG 11792 A
ES 442876 A1
FI 753151 A
FR 2291910 A1
GB 1517359 A
GB 1517360 A
IL 48406 A
IL 54188 A
IT 1049630 B
JP S51142887 A
NL 7513550 A
NO 753903 A
NO 771543 A
NO 771544 A
PL 113167 B1
SU 1050559 A3
US 4049033 A
YU 295175 A
20 December 1979
10 August 1976
18 November 1980
12 August 1976
22 May 1976
29 March 1978
01 April 1977
22 May 1976
18 June 1976
12 July 1978
12 July 1978
25 July 1979
25 July 1979
10 February 1981
08 December 1976
25 May 1976
24 May 1976
24 May 1976
24 May 1976
29 November 1980
23 October 1983
20 September 1977
30 June 1982
US 5373965 A
20 December 1994
AU 8867491 A
DE 69125617 D1
DE 69125617 T2
EP 0558538 A1
IE 914038 A1
IS 3783 A7
JP H06502830 A
PT 99567 A
US 5373965 A
WO 9209494 A1
ZA 9109176 B
25 June 1992
15 May 1997
20 November 1997
08 September 1993
03 June 1992
23 May 1992
31 March 1994
31 December 1993
20 December 1994
11 June 1992
28 October 1992
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:
19 January 2017
Date of mailing of the international search report:
20 February 2017
Authorized officer:
Fitterer, Johann
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