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1. WO2020001725 - A SHEET DISPENSING SYSTEM AND A METHOD FOR SUPPLYING AND DISPENSING INDIVIDUAL SHEETS


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INTERNATIONAL SEARCH REPORT (ISR)
Part 1:  1  2  3  4  5  6          Part 2:  A  B  C  D  E 
International application No. Applicant's or agent's file reference
PCT/EP2018/063681 157063/BJ/CB
International filing date (day/month/year) (Earliest) Priority Date (day/month/year)
24 May 2018 20 January 2017
Applicant
PAL-CUT A/S
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.

The present invention relates to a method of dispensing individual sheets and a sheet dispensing system. The sheet dispensing system (10) comprises a frame assembly (14), a reel loading station (20), a sheet dispenser station (40) and a delivery station (70) connected to the sheet dispenser station (40). The reel loading station (20) includes a supply reel (22) of a cellulose fiber based web and a support for supporting the supply reel. The sheet dispenser station includes a feeding mechanism (50) serving to receive the cellulose fiber based web from the reel loading station (20) and a cutting mechanism (60) having a reciprocating cutter assembly for cutting the cellulose fiber based web into individual sheets. The delivery station includes a delivery table (71) connected to the sheet dispenser station (40). The reel loading station (20) or the sheet dispenser station (40) or delivery station (70) further comprises a smoothing mechanism (100) to compensate for the curvature of the cellulose fiber based web and provide non-curved individual sheets (28).


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

     B65H 23/34 (2006.01)i; B65H 35/04 (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):
     B65H; B65G
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
JP 2003048348 A (KONISHIROKU PHOTO IND) 18 February 2003 (2003-02-18)
1-14
Y
figures
1-3,8-14
(2)
Y
US 4941374 A (FOCKE HEINZ [DE]) 17 July 1990 (1990-07-17)
1-14
cited in the application
column 3, lines 5-51; figures
(3)
Y
JP S5675337 A (RICOH KK) 22 June 1981 (1981-06-22)
4
abstract; figures
(4)
Y
DE 2044725 A1 (XEROX CORP) 11 March 1971 (1971-03-11)
5
the whole document
(5)
Y
EP 0341971 A2 (KOBAYASHI SEISAKUSHO [JP]) 15 November 1989 (1989-11-15)
6,7
column 1, lines 3-51
column 3, line 57 - column 4, line 4
column 4, lines 47-55
column 5, line 1 - column 6, line 9; figures
(6)
A
JP S6164655 A (HITACHI LTD) 03 April 1986 (1986-04-03)
1-14
abstract; figures
(7)
E
EP 3351493 A1 (PAL CUT AS [DK]) 25 July 2018 (2018-07-25)
1-14
the whole document
*
Special categories of cited documents:
"A"
document defining the general state of the art which is not considered to be of particular relevance
"D"
document cited by the applicant in the international application
"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)
JP 2003048348 A
18 February 2003
NONE
US 4941374 A
17 July 1990
BR 8803134 A
CA 1305193 C
DE 3720933 A1
EP 0296346 A2
JP 2520938 B2
JP S6417718 A
US 4941374 A
08 February 1989
14 July 1992
05 January 1989
28 December 1988
31 July 1996
20 January 1989
17 July 1990
JP S5675337 A
22 June 1981
NONE
DE 2044725 A1
11 March 1971
DE 2044725 A1
GB 1288846 A
JP S5034690 B1
US 3649447 A
11 March 1971
13 September 1972
11 November 1975
14 March 1972
EP 0341971 A2
15 November 1989
EP 0341971 A2
JP H0550422 B2
JP H01285557 A
US 5141484 A
15 November 1989
29 July 1993
16 November 1989
25 August 1992
JP S6164655 A
03 April 1986
NONE
EP 3351493 A1
25 July 2018
EP 3351493 A1
WO 2018134354 A1
25 July 2018
26 July 2018
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:
24 September 2018
Date of mailing of the international search report:
10 October 2018
Authorized officer:
Lemmen, René
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