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1. (WO2019066654) FRAME WITH ACOUSTIC SOURCES FOR MARINE SURVEY



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INTERNATIONAL SEARCH REPORT (ISR)
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International application No. Applicant's or agent's file reference
PCT/NL2018/050642 P116653PC00
International filing date (day/month/year) (Earliest) Priority Date (day/month/year)
28 September 2018 29 September 2017
Applicant
FUGRO TECHNOLOGY B.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
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
a.
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.
b.
none of the figures is to be published with the abstract.

A. CLASSIFICATION OF SUBJECT MATTER

     G01V 1/38 (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):
     G01V
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 5469404 A (BARBER HAROLD P [US] ET AL) 21 November 1995 (1995-11-21)
1,2,6-10,12-15
abstract; figures 1,3-5
column 1, lines 13-18
column 2, line 67 - column 3, line 26
column 4, lines 11-21
column 5, lines 7-21
column 6, line 62
(2)
X
US 4858205 A (HARRISON EARNEST R [US]) 15 August 1989 (1989-08-15)
1,6-10,12-15
abstract; figure 2
column 2, line 66 - column 3, line 16
column 4, lines 52-56
column 5, lines 25-54
(3)
Y
US 2016061981 A1 (LONG ANDREW SAMUEL [AU]) 03 March 2016 (2016-03-03)
1-15
abstract; figures 1,4
paragraphs [0002], [0025], [0035] - [0039]
(4)
Y
US 2017219731 A1 (ERIKSEN OLA KAAS [NO] ET AL) 03 August 2017 (2017-08-03)
1-15
paragraphs [0011] - [0015]
(5)
Y
US 2004000446 A1 (BARBER HAROLD P [US]) 01 January 2004 (2004-01-01)
10
paragraph [0035]
figure 4
(6)
Y
US 2014153361 A1 (KARLSEN KENNETH [NO] ET AL) 05 June 2014 (2014-06-05)
4
figure 1
paragraphs [0018], [0020]
(7)
Y
US 2016124104 A1 (KIM WON SIK [KR] ET AL) 05 May 2016 (2016-05-05)
4
figure 2
paragraphs [0021], [0026], [0046], [0047]
(8)
Y
WO 2017155391 A1 (FUGRO N V [NL]) 14 September 2017 (2017-09-14)
11
page 6, line 17 - page 8, line 3
*
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 5469404 A
21 November 1995
NONE
US 4858205 A
15 August 1989
AU 628057 B2
EP 0355954 A2
NO 892197 A
US 4858205 A
10 September 1992
28 February 1990
26 February 1990
15 August 1989
US 2016061981 A1
03 March 2016
EP 2993493 A2
US 2016061981 A1
09 March 2016
03 March 2016
US 2017219731 A1
03 August 2017
NO 341025 B1
US 2017219731 A1
07 August 2017
03 August 2017
US 2004000446 A1
01 January 2004
NONE
US 2014153361 A1
05 June 2014
EP 2926173 A2
US 2014153361 A1
WO 2014082856 A2
07 October 2015
05 June 2014
05 June 2014
US 2016124104 A1
05 May 2016
JP 5894316 B1
JP 2016090562 A
KR 101521857 B1
US 2016124104 A1
23 March 2016
23 May 2016
21 May 2015
05 May 2016
WO 2017155391 A1
14 September 2017
AU 2017231572 A1
EP 3427086 A1
WO 2017155391 A1
27 September 2018
16 January 2019
14 September 2017
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:
05 March 2019
Date of mailing of the international search report:
13 March 2019
Authorized officer:
de Jong, Frank
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