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International application No. Applicant's or agent's file reference
PCT/IB2017/050531 BWO18998-GN
International filing date (day/month/year) (Earliest) Priority Date (day/month/year)
01 February 2017 01 February 2016
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)).
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)).
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
The figure of the drawings to be published with the abstract is Figure No.     2    
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.
none of the figures is to be published with the abstract.


     B65D 5/66 (2006.01)i; B65D 85/10 (2006.01)i
According to International Patent Classification (IPC) or to both national classification and IPC


Minimum documentation searched (classification system followed by classification symbols):
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):


Category* Citation of document, with indication, where appropriate, of the relevant passages Relevant to claim No.
DE 102008035473 A1 (FOCKE & CO [DE]) 04 February 2010 (2010-02-04)
paragraph [0035] - paragraph [0059]; figures 1-11
EP 2256048 A1 (JAPAN TOBACCO INC [JP]) 01 December 2010 (2010-12-01)
paragraph [0019] - paragraph [0052]; figures 1-3
US 2008087712 A1 (HUNT PHILIP R [GB] ET AL) 17 April 2008 (2008-04-17)
paragraph [0039] - paragraph [0089]; figures 1A,7
DE 102010035939 A1 (BAT CIGARETTENFAB GMBH [DE]) 01 March 2012 (2012-03-01)
paragraph [0027] - paragraph [0041]; figures 1-6C
Special categories of cited documents:
document defining the general state of the art which is not considered to be of particular relevance
earlier application or patent but published on or after the international filing date
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)
document referring to an oral disclosure, use, exhibition or other means
document published prior to the international filing date but later than the priority date claimed
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
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
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


Patent document cited in search report Publication date
Patent family member(s) Publication date
DE 102008035473 A1
04 February 2010
AT 541790 T
DE 102008035473 A1
EP 2310280 A1
WO 2010012350 A1
ZA 201101522 B
15 February 2012
04 February 2010
20 April 2011
04 February 2010
30 November 2011
EP 2256048 A1
01 December 2010
CA 2716350 A1
CN 101965294 A
EP 2256048 A1
ES 2442299 T3
HK 1148990 A1
JP 5089762 B2
KR 20100116622 A
MY 151267 A
TW 200946407 A
UA 99644 C2
US 2010320263 A1
WO 2009107520 A1
03 September 2009
02 February 2011
01 December 2010
11 February 2014
15 March 2013
05 December 2012
01 November 2010
30 April 2014
16 November 2009
10 September 2012
23 December 2010
03 September 2009
US 2008087712 A1
17 April 2008
AR 055822 A1
AT 454336 T
AU 2005313142 A1
BR PI0518430 A2
CA 2586591 A1
CN 101072721 A
EP 1828023 A1
ES 2338802 T3
HK 1113562 A1
JP 4976308 B2
JP 2008522910 A
KR 20070089992 A
UA 90874 C2
US 2008087712 A1
WO 2006061563 A1
ZA 200704157 B
12 September 2007
15 January 2010
15 June 2006
25 November 2008
15 June 2006
14 November 2007
05 September 2007
12 May 2010
24 August 2012
18 July 2012
03 July 2008
04 September 2007
10 June 2010
17 April 2008
15 June 2006
26 November 2008
DE 102010035939 A1
01 March 2012
AR 082817 A1
BR 112012032036 A2
CN 103189278 A
DE 102010035939 A1
EP 2611701 A1
JP 5651242 B2
JP 2013535380 A
KR 20130077875 A
US 2013175189 A1
WO 2012028394 A1
ZA 201208195 B
09 January 2013
08 November 2016
03 July 2013
01 March 2012
10 July 2013
07 January 2015
12 September 2013
09 July 2013
11 July 2013
08 March 2012
29 January 2014
Name and mailing address of the ISA/:
European Patent Office
P.B. 5818, Patentlaan 2, 2280 HV Rijswijk,
Telephone No. (+31-70)340-2040
Facsimile No. (+31-70)340-3016
Date of the actual completion of the international search:
27 April 2017
Date of mailing of the international search report:
09 May 2017
Authorized officer:
Lämmel, Gunnar
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