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International application No. Applicant's or agent's file reference
PCT/EP2019/067420 MBW16110-PCT
International filing date (day/month/year) (Earliest) Priority Date (day/month/year)
28 June 2019 29 June 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.

The present invention is related to a method for producing a bobbin the method comprising the steps of: - providing a web (210) of a material containing alkaloids, wherein the web of a material containing alkaloids contains at least about 5 percent in dry weight basis of an aerosol-former; - feeding the web (210) of a material containing alkaloids to an embossing device in a transport direction; - embossing the web (210) of a material containing alkaloids to form an embossed web (220) of a material containing alkaloids; - winding the embossed web (220) of a material containing alkaloids in a bobbin (200).

6. Drawings
The figure of the drawings to be published with the abstract is Figure No.     4    
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.


     A24C 5/20 (2006.01)i; A24C 5/00 (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.
US 4047536 A (ASFOUR EMIL S) 13 September 1977 (1977-09-13)
column 6, line 52 - column 8, line 14; figures 11-20
WO 2017089545 A1 (PHILIP MORRIS PRODUCTS SA [CH]) 01 June 2017 (2017-06-01)
page 23, lines 18-29; claim 10; figures 7,8
page 11, lines 8-16
US 2015150302 A1 (METRANGOLO ALESSANDRO [CH] ET AL) 04 June 2015 (2015-06-04)
paragraph [0096]
US 3472236 A (DEARSLEY GEORGE) 14 October 1969 (1969-10-14)
column 3, lines 15-17,35-40; figures 1,4-9,24
column 4, lines 19-32
column 6, lines 8-43
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 4047536 A
13 September 1977
DE 2526850 A1
FR 2275160 A1
GB 1509018 A
IT 1045184 B
JP S521999 B2
JP S5112999 A
NL 7507320 A
US 4047536 A
08 January 1976
16 January 1976
26 April 1978
10 May 1980
19 January 1977
31 January 1976
23 December 1975
13 September 1977
WO 2017089545 A1
01 June 2017
BR 112018007875 A2
CN 108135247 A
EP 3379950 A1
JP 2019502366 A
KR 20180087239 A
US 2018368465 A1
WO 2017089545 A1
30 October 2018
08 June 2018
03 October 2018
31 January 2019
01 August 2018
27 December 2018
01 June 2017
US 2015150302 A1
04 June 2015
AR 091210 A1
AU 2013269589 A1
AU 2018200641 A1
BR 112014029738 A2
CA 2875167 A1
CN 104411191 A
CN 108514152 A
EP 2854576 A1
HK 1203776 A1
JP 6403666 B2
JP 2015517817 A
KR 20150024324 A
NZ 703083 A
PH 12014502504 A1
RU 2014153579 A
SG 11201407906T A
TW 201404317 A
UA 118086 C2
US 2015150302 A1
WO 2013178766 A1
ZA 201408251 B
21 January 2015
22 January 2015
15 February 2018
27 June 2017
05 December 2013
11 March 2015
11 September 2018
08 April 2015
06 November 2015
10 October 2018
25 June 2015
06 March 2015
26 August 2016
22 December 2014
20 July 2016
30 December 2014
01 February 2014
26 November 2018
04 June 2015
05 December 2013
31 August 2016
US 3472236 A
14 October 1969
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:
25 September 2019
Date of mailing of the international search report:
08 October 2019
Authorized officer:
Schwarzer, Bernd
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