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International application No. Applicant's or agent's file reference
PCT/US2018/046165 3712044-5423
International filing date (day/month/year) (Earliest) Priority Date (day/month/year)
10 August 2018 10 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.

A reconstitution device includes: a piercing member (30) having a first end (32) and a second end (34), the first end of the piercing member configured to engage an administration port; a delivery member (40) having a first end (42) and a second end (44), the first end of the delivery member configured to engage a delivery site; a collar (20) configured to engage a vial (25); and a cap (22) extending from the collar (20) and holding the piercing member (30) and the delivery member (40) such that the second end (34) of the piercing member and the second end (44) of the delivery member are disposed within the cylindrical collar (20).

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.


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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.
EP 0146310 A1 (LILLY CO ELI [US]) 26 June 1985 (1985-06-26)
page 7, line 19 - page 14, line 29; figures 1-2
WO 8603417 A1 (BAXTER TRAVENOL LAB [US]) 19 June 1986 (1986-06-19)
page 44, line 9 - page 48, line 12; figures 18, 19
US 4804366 A (ZDEB BRIAN D [US] ET AL) 14 February 1989 (1989-02-14)
column 7, line 54 - column 17, line 62; figures 1-13
US 4623334 A (RIDDELL JAMES G [GB]) 18 November 1986 (1986-11-18)
column 3, line 43 - column 7, line 58; figure 1
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
EP 0146310 A1
26 June 1985
DE 3478399 D1
EP 0146310 A1
US 4573967 A
06 July 1989
26 June 1985
04 March 1986
WO 8603417 A1
19 June 1986
AU 591883 B2
CA 1261220 A
CA 1284072 C
EP 0203162 A1
EP 0246716 A2
EP 0247704 A2
JP H0481468 B2
JP S62501057 A
NO 863114 A
WO 8603417 A1
ZA 8509249 B
21 December 1989
26 September 1989
14 May 1991
03 December 1986
25 November 1987
02 December 1987
24 December 1992
30 April 1987
02 October 1986
19 June 1986
30 July 1986
US 4804366 A
14 February 1989
AU 605957 B2
CA 1317841 C
DE 3873912 T2
EP 0344298 A1
ES 2009095 A6
IL 88225 A
JP H0560758 B2
JP H03502409 A
MX 165381 B
US 4804366 A
WO 8904190 A1
ZA 8808107 B
24 January 1991
18 May 1993
01 April 1993
06 December 1989
16 August 1989
01 December 1992
02 September 1993
06 June 1991
06 November 1992
14 February 1989
18 May 1989
26 July 1989
US 4623334 A
18 November 1986
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:
06 November 2018
Date of mailing of the international search report:
16 November 2018
Authorized officer:
Petzold, Jan
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