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International application No. Applicant's or agent's file reference
PCT/EP2017/070026 2017P00035WO
International filing date (day/month/year) (Earliest) Priority Date (day/month/year)
08 August 2017
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.     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.


     G06F 12/0866 (2016.01)i; G06F 12/0886 (2016.01)i; G06F 12/0895 (2016.01)n
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 2003005230 A1 (SOLOMON BARUCH [IL] ET AL) 02 January 2003 (2003-01-02)
paragraph [0003]
paragraph [0017] - paragraph [0039]
figures 1-6
US 2009276602 A1 (CHEDRU OLIVIER [FR]) 05 November 2009 (2009-11-05)
paragraph [0006] - paragraph [0020]
paragraph [0088] - paragraph [0108]
page 1-; figures 6-9
US 8705527 B1 (ADDEPALLI SATEESH K [US] ET AL) 22 April 2014 (2014-04-22)
column 3, line 29 - column 6, line 64
column 11, line 37 - line 57
column 20, line 3 - column 24, line 57
figures 1-33
US 2008148002 A1 (FLEMING MATTHEW D [US]) 19 June 2008 (2008-06-19)
paragraph [0007] - paragraph [0009]
paragraph [0021] - paragraph [0029]
figures 1-4
US 2013046951 A1 (JONES STEPHEN [US]) 21 February 2013 (2013-02-21)
paragraph [0004] - paragraph [0009]
paragraph [0067] - paragraph [0099]
figures 5-7
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
US 2003005230 A1
02 January 2003
US 2009276602 A1
05 November 2009
EP 2013737 A1
ES 2332388 T3
FR 2899353 A1
US 2009276602 A1
WO 2007118955 A1
14 January 2009
03 February 2010
05 October 2007
05 November 2009
25 October 2007
US 8705527 B1
22 April 2014
US 8514825 B1
US 8705527 B1
US 8718797 B1
US 8848608 B1
US 8863256 B1
US 8903593 B1
US 8989954 B1
US 9036509 B1
US 9083581 B1
US 9154900 B1
US 2013301584 A1
US 2014215491 A1
US 2014303807 A1
US 2014380442 A1
US 2015029987 A1
US 2015222708 A1
US 2015264554 A1
US 2017251339 A1
20 August 2013
22 April 2014
06 May 2014
30 September 2014
14 October 2014
02 December 2014
24 March 2015
19 May 2015
14 July 2015
06 October 2015
14 November 2013
31 July 2014
09 October 2014
25 December 2014
29 January 2015
06 August 2015
17 September 2015
31 August 2017
US 2008148002 A1
19 June 2008
US 2013046951 A1
21 February 2013
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:
09 February 2018
Date of mailing of the international search report:
21 February 2018
Authorized officer:
Alvado Cárcel, Lucía
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