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International application No. Applicant's or agent's file reference
PCT/US2018/049126 NIKE278423
International filing date (day/month/year) (Earliest) Priority Date (day/month/year)
31 August 2018 01 September 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.     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.


     D06P 5/30 (2006.01)i; D06P 1/00 (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):
     D06P; B44C; B41M
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.
WO 2017136694 A1 (NIKE INNOVATE CV [US]; NIKE INC) 10 August 2017 (2017-08-10)
paragraphs [0026], [0028], [0059], [0061], [0152] - [0167]; figures 16-22
US 2009091591 A1 (SIVAN YOHANAN [IL] ET AL) 09 April 2009 (2009-04-09)
figure 2b
US 2014020191 A1 (JONES DAVID P [US] ET AL) 23 January 2014 (2014-01-23)
paragraph [0077]; figures 10-17
US 2016327708 A1 (LILES TIMOTHY K [US] ET AL) 10 November 2016 (2016-11-10)
figures 1-52
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
WO 2017136694 A1
10 August 2017
CN 108697201 A
EP 3410885 A1
KR 20180111914 A
TW 201736150 A
US 2017225491 A1
WO 2017136694 A1
23 October 2018
12 December 2018
11 October 2018
16 October 2017
10 August 2017
10 August 2017
US 2009091591 A1
09 April 2009
EP 2205443 A2
US 2009091591 A1
WO 2009048718 A2
14 July 2010
09 April 2009
16 April 2009
US 2014020191 A1
23 January 2014
CN 104428126 A
CN 104859277 A
EP 2838708 A2
US 2014020191 A1
US 2015230562 A1
US 2017311683 A1
WO 2014015033 A2
18 March 2015
26 August 2015
25 February 2015
23 January 2014
20 August 2015
02 November 2017
23 January 2014
US 2016327708 A1
10 November 2016
US 2016327708 A1
US 2017160439 A1
US 2018052258 A1
10 November 2016
08 June 2017
22 February 2018
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 December 2018
Date of mailing of the international search report:
04 January 2019
Authorized officer:
Barathe, Rainier
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