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1. WO2020109372 - METAL OR RUBBER RESONATORS FOR USE IN MONITORING CONVEYOR BELT WEAR AND LONGITUDINAL RIP SENSOR SYSTEMS


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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/EP2019/082710 2018P02171WO
International filing date (day/month/year) (Earliest) Priority Date (day/month/year)
27 November 2019 28 November 2018
Applicant
CONTITECH TRANSPORTBANDSYSTEME GMBH
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.

A system for detecting properties of a rubber product is disclosed. The system includes a dipole antenna and circuitry. The dipole antenna is configured to obtain antenna measurements and measure for a resonance frequency of a conductive resonator (200), wherein the dipole antenna (200) is positioned at a first position (A) and a second position (B). The circuitry is configured to determine one or more resonator properties (X) based on the antenna measurements.


6. Drawings
a.
The figure of the drawings to be published with the abstract is Figure No.     2    
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

     B65G 43/02 (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):
     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
US 2003132893 A1 (FORSTER IAN J [GB] ET AL) 17 July 2003 (2003-07-17)
1-25
paragraph [0204] - paragraph [0205]; figure 1
figure 109
figure 119
(2)
X
US 2002116992 A1 (RICKEL CARL NELSON [US]) 29 August 2002 (2002-08-29)
1-25
paragraph [0019] - paragraph [0025]; figures
(3)
X
JP H11208862 A (YOKOHAMA RUBBER CO LTD; TAIYO KEISOKU KK) 03 August 1999 (1999-08-03)
1-25
abstract; figures
(4)
X
JP 2010037096 A (YOKOHAMA RUBBER CO LTD) 18 February 2010 (2010-02-18)
1-25
claim 3; figures
(5)
X
CN 103698059 A (SIEMENS AG) 02 April 2014 (2014-04-02)
23-25
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)
US 2003132893 A1
17 July 2003
AT 390732 T
AU 2003233015 A1
CN 1739220 A
DE 60320037 T2
EP 1590856 A1
EP 1983604 A2
JP 4315911 B2
JP 2006514462 A
KR 20060013366 A
KR 20100047347 A
KR 20100107082 A
US 2003132893 A1
US 2006290587 A1
US 2006290588 A1
US 2007057861 A1
WO 2004070876 A1
15 April 2008
30 August 2004
22 February 2006
02 April 2009
02 November 2005
22 October 2008
19 August 2009
27 April 2006
09 February 2006
07 May 2010
04 October 2010
17 July 2003
28 December 2006
28 December 2006
15 March 2007
19 August 2004
US 2002116992 A1
29 August 2002
NONE
JP H11208862 A
03 August 1999
JP 4091156 B2
JP H11208862 A
28 May 2008
03 August 1999
JP 2010037096 A
18 February 2010
JP 4992856 B2
JP 2010037096 A
08 August 2012
18 February 2010
CN 103698059 A
02 April 2014
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:
28 February 2020
Date of mailing of the international search report:
09 March 2020
Authorized officer:
Schneider, Marc
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