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International application No. Applicant's or agent's file reference
PCT/US2019/063878 5501-4155PCT
International filing date (day/month/year) (Earliest) Priority Date (day/month/year)
29 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 filed or furnished:
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.     3    
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.


     A23G 3/42 (2006.01)i; A61K 8/24 (2006.01)i; A61Q 11/00 (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:
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:confection, white, tooth, sodium hexametaphosphate


Category* Citation of document, with indication, where appropriate, of the relevant passages Relevant to claim No.
US 2007-0148303 A1 (YEAGER, S. J. et al.) 28 June 2007 paragraphs [0014], [0020]; claims 1, 2, 5, 7
US 6555145 B1 (CHERUKURI, S. R.) 29 April 2003 abstract; column 2, lines 40-51; claims 1, 10
US 2006-0210490 A1 (JAKUBOWSKI, H. P. et al.) 21 September 2006 abstract; paragraph [0004]; claim 1
WO 2014-152491 A1 (THE HERSHEY COMPANY) 25 September 2014 claim 1
US 2018-0325814 A1 (THE HERSHEY COMPANY) 15 November 2018 claim 1
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 2007-0148303 A1
28 June 2007
WO 2007-065076 A2
WO 2007-065076 A3
07 June 2007
24 January 2008
US 6555145 B1
29 April 2003
AU 2002-239555 A1
AU 2002-246571 A1
AU 6702601 A
EP 1581160 A2
US 2001-0048965 A1
US 2002-0044960 A1
US 2002-0044962 A1
US 2003-0096001 A1
US 2007-0059367 A1
US 2010-0196466 A1
US 2013-0022675 A1
US 6365209 B2
US 7678387 B2
WO 01-93694 A1
WO 03-011204 A2
WO 03-011204 A3
WO 03-011205 A2
WO 03-011205 A3
17 February 2003
17 February 2003
17 December 2001
05 October 2005
06 December 2001
18 April 2002
18 April 2002
22 May 2003
15 March 2007
05 August 2010
24 January 2013
02 April 2002
16 March 2010
13 December 2001
13 February 2003
03 July 2003
13 February 2003
19 June 2003
US 2006-0210490 A1
21 September 2006
US 2006-0210488 A1
WO 2006-102179 A2
WO 2006-102179 A3
21 September 2006
28 September 2006
07 December 2006
WO 2014-152491 A1
25 September 2014
BR 112015023441 A2
CA 2906803 A1
CA 2906803 C
CN 105208875 A
CN 105208875 B
MX 2015012792 A
US 2016-0037795 A1
18 July 2017
25 September 2014
01 May 2018
30 December 2015
13 April 2018
03 February 2016
11 February 2016
US 2018-0325814 A1
15 November 2018
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:
24 March 2020
Date of mailing of the international search report:
24 March 2020
Authorized officer:
HEO, Joo Hyung
Telephone No. +82-42-481-8150
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