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1. WO2020109755 - DOOR CLOSER

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International application No. Applicant's or agent's file reference
PCT/GB2019/053301 H14525WO-TMA
International filing date (day/month/year) (Earliest) Priority Date (day/month/year)
21 November 2019 29 November 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.     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.
none of the figures is to be published with the abstract.


     E05F 3/10 (2006.01)i; E05F 3/12 (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.
GB 2007757 A (EATON CORP) 23 May 1979 (1979-05-23)
page 1, line 54 - page 3, line 77; figures 1-3
DE 9413039 U1 (GRETSCH UNITAS GMBH [DE]) 18 May 1995 (1995-05-18)
page 17, line 4 - page 19, line 13; figure 12
DE 19526061 A1 (GEZE GMBH & CO [DE]) 23 January 1997 (1997-01-23)
page 3, line 15 - line 38; figures 2,3
US 4263694 A (JENTSCH DIETRICH) 28 April 1981 (1981-04-28)
column 4, line 16 - column 7, line 25; figures 1-7
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
GB 2007757 A
23 May 1979
CA 1112256 A
DE 2844302 A1
GB 2007757 A
US 4115897 A
10 November 1981
19 April 1979
23 May 1979
26 September 1978
DE 9413039 U1
18 May 1995
DE 19526061 A1
23 January 1997
US 4263694 A
28 April 1981
DE 2751859 A1
FR 2409362 A1
GB 2008666 A
IT 1098589 B
JP S5478838 A
JP S6339757 B2
SE 427944 B
US 4263694 A
23 May 1979
15 June 1979
06 June 1979
07 September 1985
23 June 1979
08 August 1988
24 May 1983
28 April 1981
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:
31 January 2020
Date of mailing of the international search report:
10 February 2020
Authorized officer:
Rémondot, Xavier
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