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1. WO2019057685 - STENT MONITORING

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International application No. Applicant's or agent's file reference
PCT/EP2018/075139 UBTT0293
International filing date (day/month/year) (Earliest) Priority Date (day/month/year)
18 September 2018 20 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.     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.


     A61B 5/05 (2006.01)i; A61B 5/06 (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):
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.
ARAUZ-GAROFALO GIANLUCA ET AL, "Microwave spectrometry for the evaluation of the structural integrity of metallic stents", October 2015 (2015-10), Vol. 41, No. 4,
[retrieved on  1901-01-01]
/*2. Experimental Methods p. 04192-2 - 041902-5 */
Gianluca Arauz Garofalo, "Prospects of microwave spectrometry for vascular stent monitoring", Spain 13 June 2017 (2017-06-13), page 1-126,
Retrieved from the Internet:
[retrieved on  2018-03-02]
/* Chapter 2: Microwave spectrometry p. 29 ff */
US 2003036674 A1 (BOUTON CHAD EDWARD [US]) 20 February 2003 (2003-02-20)
paragraphs [0070] - [0077], [0098], [0099]
DE 102009013458 A1 (MICHEL NORBERT [DE]) 23 September 2010 (2010-09-23)
paragraphs [0002], [0007] - [0015]; figure 2
JP H09238020 A (MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC WORKS LTD) 09 September 1997 (1997-09-09)
paragraphs [0010] - [0011]
US 5262783 A (PHILPOTT ANDREW G [GB] ET AL) 16 November 1993 (1993-11-16)
column 2, lines 50-61; figure 1
Special categories of cited documents:
document defining the general state of the art which is not considered to be of particular relevance
document cited by the applicant in the international application
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 2003036674 A1
20 February 2003
AT 343347 T
AT 550806 T
AU 2002327367 A1
CA 2455402 A1
DE 60215668 T2
EP 1414339 A2
EP 1647306 A2
EP 1834667 A2
US 2003036674 A1
WO 03009752 A2
15 November 2006
15 April 2012
17 February 2003
06 February 2003
30 August 2007
06 May 2004
19 April 2006
19 September 2007
20 February 2003
06 February 2003
DE 102009013458 A1
23 September 2010
JP H09238020 A
09 September 1997
US 5262783 A
16 November 1993
AT 134774 T
DE 69117495 D1
EP 0513287 A1
ES 2083599 T3
GB 2253108 A
IE 914133 A1
JP 2929142 B2
JP H05503786 A
KR 100220145 B1
US 5262783 A
WO 9209905 A1
15 March 1996
04 April 1996
19 November 1992
16 April 1996
26 August 1992
03 June 1992
03 August 1999
17 June 1993
01 September 1999
16 November 1993
11 June 1992
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:
08 January 2019
Date of mailing of the international search report:
15 January 2019
Authorized officer:
Trachterna, Morten
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