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International application No. Applicant's or agent's file reference
PCT/EP2017/053074 K 89 091/7ch
International filing date (day/month/year) (Earliest) Priority Date (day/month/year)
10 February 2017 11 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                                          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.     1    
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.


     A61M 1/10 (2006.01)i; A61M 1/12 (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):
EPO-Internal, WPI Data


Category* Citation of document, with indication, where appropriate, of the relevant passages Relevant to claim No.
US 2010268017 A1 (SIESS THORSTEN [DE]) 21 October 2010 (2010-10-21)
inflow funnel 41;paragraph [0027]; claim 5; figure 4
US 2014255176 A1 (BREDENBREUKER LARS [DE] ET AL) 11 September 2014 (2014-09-11)
pigtail 31 at the distal end thereof, which serves to prevent the latching on of the suction cage on a vessel wall;paragraph [0082]; figure 3
US 6007478 A (SIESS THORSTEN [DE] ET AL) 28 December 1999 (1999-12-28)
the whole document
US 2014005467 A1 (FARNAN ROBERT C [US] ET AL) 02 January 2014 (2014-01-02)
The at least one inlet aperture may be positioned generally to face the axis to minimize suction with vascular walls;paragraphs [0006], [0027]; figures 1,3,4
Special categories of cited documents:
document defining the general state of the art which is not considered to be of particular relevance
document cited by the applicant in the international application
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
US 2010268017 A1
21 October 2010
AU 2004264655 A1
DE 10336902 B3
EP 1651290 A1
JP 4806350 B2
JP 2007501644 A
US 2010268017 A1
US 2016129170 A1
WO 2005016416 A1
24 February 2005
19 August 2004
03 May 2006
02 November 2011
01 February 2007
21 October 2010
12 May 2016
24 February 2005
US 2014255176 A1
11 September 2014
CN 103975165 A
DE 112012005415 T5
EP 2607712 A1
HK 1199915 A1
US 2014255176 A1
WO 2013093001 A2
06 August 2014
04 September 2014
26 June 2013
24 July 2015
11 September 2014
27 June 2013
US 6007478 A
28 December 1999
AT 276784 T
CA 2254006 A1
DE 69826411 D1
DE 69826411 T2
EP 0916359 A1
JP H11239617 A
US 6007478 A
15 October 2004
13 May 1999
28 October 2004
10 November 2005
19 May 1999
07 September 1999
28 December 1999
US 2014005467 A1
02 January 2014
CA 2663586 A1
EP 2061531 A2
JP 5457182 B2
JP 2010503495 A
US 2009171137 A1
US 2014005467 A1
WO 2008034068 A2
20 March 2008
27 May 2009
02 April 2014
04 February 2010
02 July 2009
02 January 2014
20 March 2008
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:
18 April 2017
Date of mailing of the international search report:
26 April 2017
Authorized officer:
Van Veen, Jennifer
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