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1. (WO2017097316) SHEARS



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INTERNATIONAL SEARCH REPORT (ISR)
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International application No. Applicant's or agent's file reference
PCT/EP2015/078760 P3193pc00
International filing date (day/month/year) (Earliest) Priority Date (day/month/year)
07 December 2015
Applicant
HUSQVARNA AB
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:
SHEARS

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 shears, in particular a pruning shears or secateur (1), comprising a first shears part (3) and a second shears part (3'), each of the first and second shears parts (3, 3') having a cutting blade (11, 11') and a shaft or lever arm (5, 5') which are arranged at opposite sides of a pivot (7), the pivot (7) rotatably connecting the first and second shears parts (3, 3') with each other, the shears further comprising a laminated or flat spring element (27) acting upon the first and second shear parts (3, 3') to move the shears on to an open position, the laminated or flat spring element (27) comprising a first portion (27') fixedly arranged at or allocated to the first shears part (3) and a flexibly arranged second portion (27") acting on the second shears part (3'), wherein a longitudinal portion (39) of the laminated or flat spring element (27) is provided with at least one corrugation (41) extending in a longitudinal direction of the laminated or flat spring element (27).


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

     A01G 3/02 (2006.01)i; B26B 13/16 (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):
     A01G; B26B
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 5619892 A (EGGERT DANIEL M [US]) 15 April 1997 (1997-04-15)
1-9,12-14
A
the whole document
10,11
(2)
A
GB 1089225 A (FRIEDRICH FREUND; KURT FREUND; WALTER SIEBERS) 01 November 1967 (1967-11-01)
1-14
the whole document
(3)
A
DE 2801254 A1 (WALLACE MFG) 19 July 1979 (1979-07-19)
1-14
the whole document
(4)
A
GB 1450368 A (COOPER SONS LTD JOHN) 22 September 1976 (1976-09-22)
1-14
the whole document
*
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 5619892 A
15 April 1997
US 5522289 A
US 5619892 A
04 June 1996
15 April 1997
GB 1089225 A
01 November 1967
NONE
DE 2801254 A1
19 July 1979
NONE
GB 1450368 A
22 September 1976
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:
18 August 2016
Date of mailing of the international search report:
26 August 2016
Authorized officer:
Balzar, Maarten
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