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1. (WO2019063656) INFLATABLE CONDUIT AND HEADGEAR INCLUDING SAME



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INTERNATIONAL SEARCH REPORT (ISR)
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International application No. Applicant's or agent's file reference
PCT/EP2018/076197 2017P02335WO
International filing date (day/month/year) (Earliest) Priority Date (day/month/year)
26 September 2018 28 September 2017
Applicant
KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
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)).
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)).
c.
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: 1-11
A conduit with a dual walls
2. claims: 12-14
A head gear with arm comprising an inner and outer wall
1.
As all required additional search fees were timely paid by the applicant, this international search report covers all searchable claims.
2.
As all searchable claims could be searched without effort justifying additional fees, this Authority did not invite payment of additional fees.
3.
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.:
4.
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.: 1-11
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.

A conduit (6) for conveying a flow of a gas therethrough includes an inner wall (42) having a first end and an opposite second end. The inner wall is disposed around, and defines a central passage (44) extending between the first end and the second end. The central passage is structured to convey the flow of the gas therethrough between the first end and the second end. The conduit also includes an outer wall (50) disposed about the inner wall and a sealed compartment defined between the inner wall and the outer wall, the sealed compartment being structured to house a fixed quantity of a gas therein.


6. Drawings
a.
The figure of the drawings to be published with the abstract is Figure No.     1, 6    
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.
b.
none of the figures is to be published with the abstract.

A. CLASSIFICATION OF SUBJECT MATTER

     A61M 16/06 (2006.01)i; A61M 16/08 (2006.01)i
According to International Patent Classification (IPC) or to both national classification and IPC

B. FIELDS SEARCHED

Minimum documentation searched (classification system followed by classification symbols):
     A61M
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

C. DOCUMENTS CONSIDERED TO BE RELEVANT

Category* Citation of document, with indication, where appropriate, of the relevant passages Relevant to claim No.
(1)
X
US 2016279374 A1 (GRAHAM PETER KENNETH [NZ] ET AL) 29 September 2016 (2016-09-29)
1,2,4,10,11
A
paragraphs [0003], [0016], [0017], [0031], [0044], [0078] - [0095]; figures 1-6
3,5-9
paragraphs [0103], [0116], [0117]
(2)
X
GB 2465358 A (SLE LTD [GB]) 19 May 2010 (2010-05-19)
1-4,10,11
page 3, line 30 - page 4, line 16; figures 1-5
page 4, line 29 - page 7, line 33; figure 5
(3)
X
US 2875757 A (GALLEHER JR ELLIS A) 03 March 1959 (1959-03-03)
1-5,9,10
A
column 4, lines 25-27; figures 1-3
11
column 3, lines 34-38
(4)
X
US 4463755 A (SUZUKI TATSUO [JP]) 07 August 1984 (1984-08-07)
1,5,9,11
column 11, line 65 - column 13, line 32; figures 1-621,22
(5)
X
US 2002036019 A1 (WOELFEL MARK E [US] ET AL) 28 March 2002 (2002-03-28)
1,2,4,10,11
paragraphs [0001], [0012], [0026] - [0047]; figures 1-14
(6)
X
US 2014236083 A1 (SIMS DAVID JOHN [NZ]) 21 August 2014 (2014-08-21)
1-4,10,11
paragraphs [0152], [0154]; figures 2a, 2b
paragraphs [0143] - [0180]
(7)
A
US 2015101607 A1 (VIRR ALEXANDER [AU] ET AL) 16 April 2015 (2015-04-16)
1-11
paragraphs [0003], [0016] - [0023]; figures 1,2,5
*
Special categories of cited documents:
"A"
document defining the general state of the art which is not considered to be of particular relevance
"E"
earlier application or patent but published on or after the international filing date
"L"
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)
"O"
document referring to an oral disclosure, use, exhibition or other means
"P"
document published prior to the international filing date but later than the priority date claimed
"T"
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
"X"
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
"Y"
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

D. INFORMATION ON PATENT FAMILY MEMBERS

Patent document cited in search report Publication date
(day/month/year)
Patent family member(s) Publication date
(day/month/year)
US 2016279374 A1
29 September 2016
DE 112011101780 T5
GB 2492736 A
JP 6005631 B2
JP 2013526976 A
US 2013112201 A1
US 2016279374 A1
WO 2011149362 A1
14 March 2013
09 January 2013
12 October 2016
27 June 2013
09 May 2013
29 September 2016
01 December 2011
GB 2465358 A
19 May 2010
NONE
US 2875757 A
03 March 1959
NONE
US 4463755 A
07 August 1984
DE 3218771 A1
DK 221582 A
FR 2505658 A1
IT 1151571 B
US 4463755 A
10 February 1983
19 November 1982
19 November 1982
24 December 1986
07 August 1984
US 2002036019 A1
28 March 2002
US 6431218 B1
US 2002036019 A1
13 August 2002
28 March 2002
US 2014236083 A1
21 August 2014
CN 103857434 A
EP 2726133 A2
US 2014236083 A1
US 2018280652 A1
WO 2013002655 A2
11 June 2014
07 May 2014
21 August 2014
04 October 2018
03 January 2013
US 2015101607 A1
16 April 2015
US 2010083965 A1
US 2015101607 A1
US 2018243525 A1
WO 2008095245 A1
08 April 2010
16 April 2015
30 August 2018
14 August 2008
Name and mailing address of the ISA/:
European Patent Office
P.B. 5818, Patentlaan 2, 2280 HV Rijswijk,
Netherlands
Telephone No. (+31-70)340-2040
Facsimile No. (+31-70)340-3016
Date of the actual completion of the international search:
10 December 2018
Date of mailing of the international search report:
12 February 2019
Authorized officer:
Loughman, John
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