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1. WO2018142149 - KEG CLOSURE HOUSING WITH INTEGRALLY FORMED INNER DUCT


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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/GB2018/050304 P46611WO/SPC
International filing date (day/month/year) (Earliest) Priority Date (day/month/year)
02 February 2018 03 February 2017
Applicant
PETAINER LARGE CONTAINER IP LIMITED
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: 1-18, 24
Closure for a beverage keg wherein the outer housing wall and the inner duct are integrally formed together as part of a single housing component
2. claims: 19-23
Closure for a beverage keg with a venting system provided in the housing wall, separate from the inlet and configured to provide fluid communication between the headspace of the keg and an exterior of the closure
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.: 1-18, 24
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:
KEG CLOSURE HOUSING WITH INTEGRALLY FORMED INNER DUCT

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.

A closure (1) for a beverage keg (90) is provided, comprising an outer housing wall (13) defining at least a portion of a valve housing (21) and an inner duct (24) that is located within the outer housing wall (13). The inner duct (24) extends through at least a portion of the valve housing (21) to define a flow path through the closure (1). The outer housing wall (13) and the inner duct (24) are integrally formed together as part of a single housing component.


6. Drawings
a.
The figure of the drawings to be published with the abstract is Figure No.     4b    
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

     B67D 1/08 (2006.01)i; B67D 1/12 (2006.01)i; F16K 17/16 (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):
     B67D; F16K
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)
A
EP 2450307 A2 (APPS WILLIAM P [US]; HANSEN WAYNE MATTHEW [US]) 09 May 2012 (2012-05-09)
1
paragraphs [0008], [0023]; figure 15
(2)
X
WO 2012062821 A1 (PETAINER LIDKOEPING AB [SE]; AHLSTROEM KARL-JOHAN [SE]) 18 May 2012 (2012-05-18)
1-6,8-12,24
page 9, line 18 - line 22; figures 6-10
(3)
X
GB 1315973 A (ALUMASC LTD) 09 May 1973 (1973-05-09)
1-11,24
page 2, line 5 - line 49; figure 1
(4)
X
WO 0020326 A1 (LEER KONINKLIJKE EMBALLAGE [NL]; BOULANGE MICHEL [FR]; WILLINGHAM JOHN) 13 April 2000 (2000-04-13)
1-6,8-13,24
page 4, line 31 - page 5, line 13
(5)
X
EP 0102701 A2 (GRUNDY TEDDINGTON LTD [GB]) 14 March 1984 (1984-03-14)
1-6,9-11,24
Y
page 5, line 10 - page 6, line 14; figure 1
14-16
(6)
Y
EP 2505546 A1 (SCHAEFER WERKE GMBH [DE]) 03 October 2012 (2012-10-03)
14-16
paragraph [0014] - paragraph [0017]
*
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)
EP 2450307 A2
09 May 2012
CA 2757748 A1
CA 2997773 A1
EP 2450307 A2
EP 2599744 A2
ES 2451394 T3
MX 338356 B
US 2012181289 A1
US 2016016779 A1
09 May 2012
09 May 2012
09 May 2012
05 June 2013
26 March 2014
13 April 2016
19 July 2012
21 January 2016
WO 2012062821 A1
18 May 2012
BR 112013011276 A2
CA 2816914 A1
CN 103298730 A
EP 2637962 A1
ES 2532510 T3
GB 2485528 A
RU 2013125921 A
UA 110224 C2
US 2013334253 A1
US 2016039654 A1
WO 2012062821 A1
ZA 201303843 B
01 November 2016
18 May 2012
11 September 2013
18 September 2013
27 March 2015
23 May 2012
20 December 2014
10 December 2015
19 December 2013
11 February 2016
18 May 2012
26 February 2014
GB 1315973 A
09 May 1973
AT 320459 B
BE 767007 A
CH 540447 A
DE 2123347 A1
DE 7118408 U
ES 197048 U
FR 2091385 A5
GB 1315973 A
NL 7106451 A
NO 129947 B
SE 367385 B
10 February 1975
01 October 1971
15 August 1973
02 December 1971
02 September 1971
01 April 1975
14 January 1972
09 May 1973
15 November 1971
17 June 1974
27 May 1974
WO 0020326 A1
13 April 2000
AU 6112799 A
GB 2357496 A
WO 0020326 A1
26 April 2000
27 June 2001
13 April 2000
EP 0102701 A2
14 March 1984
DE 3374780 D1
DK 298783 A
EP 0102701 A2
ES 273328 U
GB 2125917 A
JP S5926491 A
NO 832460 A
PT 76976 A
US 4548343 A
14 January 1988
08 January 1984
14 March 1984
16 January 1984
14 March 1984
10 February 1984
09 January 1984
01 August 1983
22 October 1985
EP 2505546 A1
03 October 2012
DE 102011015516 A1
EP 2505546 A1
RU 2012112206 A
US 2012248109 A1
04 October 2012
03 October 2012
10 October 2013
04 October 2012
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:
23 May 2018
Date of mailing of the international search report:
01 August 2018
Authorized officer:
Desittere, Michiel
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