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International application No. Applicant's or agent's file reference
PCT/IB2019/052239 P0917-2NWO
International filing date (day/month/year) (Earliest) Priority Date (day/month/year)
19 March 2019 22 March 2018
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.


     B60L 53/16 (2019.01)i; B60L 53/302 (2019.01)i; B60L 53/18 (2019.01)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.
US 2017144558 A1 (REMISCH DIRK [DE]) 25 May 2017 (2017-05-25)
paragraph [0043] - paragraph [0050]
figures 2-4
US 2017338006 A1 (GONTARZ BENJAMIN JACOB [US] ET AL) 23 November 2017 (2017-11-23)
paragraph [0015]
paragraph [0021] - paragraph [0022]
paragraph [0031] - paragraph [0034]
paragraph [0047]
figures 2,3,4
WO 2017133893 A1 (HUBER+SUHNER AG [CH]) 10 August 2017 (2017-08-10)
page 24, line 17 - page 36, line 7
figures 7a, 8a
US 2015217654 A1 (WOO YEE SHAN [US] ET AL) 06 August 2015 (2015-08-06)
paragraph [0039]
figures 7-8
DE 102016209607 A1 (PHOENIX CONTACT E-MOBILITY GMBH [DE]) 07 December 2017 (2017-12-07)
paragraph [0051] - paragraph [0060]
figures 1-2
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 2017144558 A1
25 May 2017
DE 102015120048 A1
US 2017144558 A1
24 May 2017
25 May 2017
US 2017338006 A1
23 November 2017
CA 3025028 A1
EP 3459087 A2
US 2017338006 A1
WO 2017201017 A2
23 November 2017
27 March 2019
23 November 2017
23 November 2017
WO 2017133893 A1
10 August 2017
CN 108701513 A
EP 3411883 A1
WO 2017133893 A1
23 October 2018
12 December 2018
10 August 2017
US 2015217654 A1
06 August 2015
CN 106104949 A
EP 3103173 A1
JP 2017507640 A
KR 20160119147 A
US 2015217654 A1
US 2016200206 A1
WO 2015119791 A1
09 November 2016
14 December 2016
16 March 2017
12 October 2016
06 August 2015
14 July 2016
13 August 2015
DE 102016209607 A1
07 December 2017
CN 109313966 A
DE 102016209607 A1
EP 3465699 A1
WO 2017207266 A1
05 February 2019
07 December 2017
10 April 2019
07 December 2017
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:
20 June 2019
Date of mailing of the international search report:
28 June 2019
Authorized officer:
Marín Saldaña, I
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