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1. WO2020112454 - HAPTIC FEEDBACK DEVICE FOR SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS AND ROBOTIC SURGICAL 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/US2019/062352 C00017009WO01-12077PCT
International filing date (day/month/year) (Earliest) Priority Date (day/month/year)
20 November 2019 27 November 2018
Applicant
COVIDIEN LP
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.
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

     A61B 34/00 (2016.01)i; A61B 18/14 (2006.01)i; A61B 17/29 (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):
Documentation searched other than minimum documentation to the extent that such documents are included in the fields searched:
Korean utility models and applications for utility models
Japanese utility models and applications for utility models
Electronic data base consulted during the international search (name of data base and, where practicable, search terms used):
eKOMPASS(KIPO internal) & Keywords: haptic feedback, surgical instrument, skin patch, force sensor, vibration

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 2015-0123776 A1 (KOREA ADVANCED INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY) 07 May 2015 See paragraphs [0007], [0020], [0025], [0033]-[0041], [0046]-[0049], [0056]; claim 2; and figures 3, 5.
1-20
(2)
X
US 10048703 B1 (SHAKER, ADAM et al.) 14 August 2018 See columns 1, 3-7; and figures 2-3.
17-20
(3)
X
US 2011-0046659 A1 (RAMSTEIN, CHRISTOPHE et al.) 24 February 2011 See paragraphs [0015],-[0022]; and figure 3.
17-20
(4)
A
US 2008-0167662 A1 (KURTZ, ANTHONY D.) 10 July 2008 See the whole document.
1-20
(5)
A
US 2015-0064675 A1 (EICHHORN, WADE R. et al.) 05 March 2015 See the whole document.
1-20
*
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 2015-0123776 A1
07 May 2015
KR 10-1181505 B1
WO 2013-129770 A1
10 September 2012
06 September 2013
US 10048703 B1
14 August 2018
None
US 2011-0046659 A1
24 February 2011
AT 553700 T
BR PI0814064 A2
CN 101730506 B
CN 103519853 A
CN 101730506 A
EP 2173255 A2
EP 2173255 B1
JP 2010-533032 A
JP 5550551 B2
WO 2009-009220 A3
WO 2009-009220 A2
15 May 2012
06 January 2015
20 November 2013
22 January 2014
09 June 2010
14 April 2010
18 April 2012
21 October 2010
16 July 2014
12 March 2009
15 January 2009
US 2008-0167662 A1
10 July 2008
None
US 2015-0064675 A1
05 March 2015
None
Name and mailing address of the ISA/:
Korean Intellectual Property Office
189 Cheongsa-ro, Seo-gu, Daejeon Metropolitan City, 302-701
Republic of Korea
Facsimile No. +82-42-481-8578
Date of the actual completion of the international search:
10 March 2020
Date of mailing of the international search report:
10 March 2020
Authorized officer:
HAN, Inho
Telephone No. +82-42-481-3362
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