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International application No. Applicant's or agent's file reference
PCT/US2018/046380 NEIS0001UPCT
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
This International Searching Authority found multiple inventions in this international application, as follows:
1. claims: 1-9, 20-25
Fluid manipulation assembly comprising two thrust apparatuses and Aircraft
2. claims: 10-19, 26-37
Fluid manipulation assembly comprising a boundary apparatus and intentional momentum carrying apparatus
As all required additional search fees were timely paid by the applicant, this international search report covers all searchable claims.
As all searchable claims could be searched without effort justifying additional fees, this Authority did not invite payment of additional fees.
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.:
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.:
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:
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.     3    
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.


     B64C 11/00 (2006.01)i; B64C 11/48 (2006.01)i; B64C 27/10 (2006.01)i; B64C 27/20 (2006.01)i; B64C 29/00 (2006.01)i; B63H 1/12 (2006.01)i; B61C 5/00 (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):
     B64C; B63H; B61C; B64D
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.
DE 29916203 U1 (STRIEBEL CHRISTHARD [DE]) 30 November 2000 (2000-11-30)
page 10, line 42 - page 11, line 18
page 16, line 27 - line 42; figures 1-14
US 2004129833 A1 (PERLO PIERO [IT] ET AL) 08 July 2004 (2004-07-08)
page 1, paragraph 19 - page 2, paragraph 39; figures 1-4,8,9
US 2007130913 A1 (HARRISON HOWARD [CA]) 14 June 2007 (2007-06-14)
page 2, paragraph 19 - page 4, paragraph 35; figures 1-6
GB 2542184 A (ROLLS ROYCE PLC [GB]) 15 March 2017 (2017-03-15)
page 3, line 12 - line 13
page 5, line 12 - page 7, line 2
page 9, line 4 - page 10, line 19; figures 1-4
US 5803410 A (HWANG DANNY P [US]) 08 September 1998 (1998-09-08)
column 3, line 1 - column 4, line 67; figures 1,2,6-9
US 6203269 B1 (LORBER PETER F [US] ET AL) 20 March 2001 (2001-03-20)
column 4, line 6 - line 47; figures 4,5
US 2006202082 A1 (ALVI FARRUKH S [US]) 14 September 2006 (2006-09-14)
page 2, paragraph 32 - page 3, paragraph 42; figures 3-9
FR 2993859 A1 (AIRBUS OPERATIONS SAS [FR]) 31 January 2014 (2014-01-31)
page 6, line 12 - page 9, line 2; figures 1-3
WO 2015198296 A2 (YOUSEF HANI [AE]) 30 December 2015 (2015-12-30)
page 6, line 6 - page 8, line 28; figures 1-9
DE 102013015364 A1 (SCHWARZE MALTE [DE]) 12 March 2015 (2015-03-12)
the whole document
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 29916203 U1
30 November 2000
US 2004129833 A1
08 July 2004
AT 297864 T
DE 60300840 T2
EP 1384662 A1
IT TO20020667 A1
US 2004129833 A1
15 July 2005
18 May 2006
28 January 2004
26 January 2004
08 July 2004
US 2007130913 A1
14 June 2007
US 2007130913 A1
WO 2005049423 A2
14 June 2007
02 June 2005
GB 2542184 A
15 March 2017
US 5803410 A
08 September 1998
US 6203269 B1
20 March 2001
AU 3504300 A
CA 2364321 A1
DE 60006790 T2
EP 1159533 A1
JP 4694696 B2
JP 5613037 B2
JP 2002538379 A
JP 2011102588 A
US 6203269 B1
WO 0050779 A1
14 September 2000
31 August 2000
30 September 2004
05 December 2001
08 June 2011
22 October 2014
12 November 2002
26 May 2011
20 March 2001
31 August 2000
US 2006202082 A1
14 September 2006
FR 2993859 A1
31 January 2014
WO 2015198296 A2
30 December 2015
US 2018265208 A1
WO 2015198296 A2
20 September 2018
30 December 2015
DE 102013015364 A1
12 March 2015
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:
22 November 2018
Date of mailing of the international search report:
06 December 2018
Authorized officer:
Hofmann, Udo
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