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1. WO2020109174 - AN IMPROVED SPEAKING VALVE


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INTERNATIONAL SEARCH REPORT (ISR)
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International application No. Applicant's or agent's file reference
PCT/EP2019/082282 1676884P/PCT
International filing date (day/month/year) (Earliest) Priority Date (day/month/year)
22 November 2019 29 November 2018
Applicant
KAPITEX HEALTHCARE LIMITED
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: 1-8
A speaking valve to allow inspiration and controllable expiration
2. claims: 9-14
A valve element suitable for use in a speaking valve
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.: 1-8
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.
6. Drawings
a.
The figure of the drawings to be published with the abstract is Figure No.     21    
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 16/04 (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):
     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, BIOSIS, 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
WO 0189618 A1 (ATOS MEDICAL AB [SE]; PERSSON JAN OVE [SE]) 29 November 2001 (2001-11-29)
1-8
abstract; claims 1-14; figures 1-3
page 6, paragraph 2 - page 8, paragraph 1
(2)
A
WO 2010114372 A2 (UNIV GRONINGEN [NL]; GRONINGEN ACAD ZIEKENHUIS [NL] ET AL.) 07 October 2010 (2010-10-07)
1-8
the whole document
(3)
A
DE 29913116 U1 (HITTEL JENS PETER [DE]) 27 January 2000 (2000-01-27)
1-8
the whole document
(4)
A
EP 0222509 A2 (HANSA MEDICAL PRODUCTS INC [US]) 20 May 1987 (1987-05-20)
1-8
the whole document
(5)
A
US 2017319813 A1 (VOLGYESI GEORGE [CA]) 09 November 2017 (2017-11-09)
1-8
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)
WO 0189618 A1
29 November 2001
AT 280608 T
AU 5899601 A
DE 60106751 T2
EP 1282455 A1
JP 4220157 B2
JP 2004507286 A
WO 0189618 A1
15 November 2004
03 December 2001
17 March 2005
12 February 2003
04 February 2009
11 March 2004
29 November 2001
WO 2010114372 A2
07 October 2010
CN 102427843 A
CN 104436395 A
EP 2236165 A1
EP 2414016 A2
US 2012090621 A1
US 2015128955 A1
WO 2010114372 A2
25 April 2012
25 March 2015
06 October 2010
08 February 2012
19 April 2012
14 May 2015
07 October 2010
DE 29913116 U1
27 January 2000
NONE
EP 0222509 A2
20 May 1987
NONE
US 2017319813 A1
09 November 2017
NONE
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:
14 February 2020
Date of mailing of the international search report:
23 June 2020
Authorized officer:
Weijland, Albert
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