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1. WO2020113217 - SQUEEZE-OUT POUCH

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International application No. Applicant's or agent's file reference
PCT/US2019/063997 P1329PC00
International filing date (day/month/year) (Earliest) Priority Date (day/month/year)
02 December 2019 30 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.

A spouted pouch (100) has a pouch (105) and a spout (110) and holds a viscous product (115), formed from a flexible pouch material (120). The spouted pouch includes a first (125) and second end (130), with a gusset (135) being disposed at the second end of the pouch. The spout is disposed at the first end of the pouch and has a sealboat that extends into the pouch according to a length of the sealboat and forming a seal that seals the viscous product within the spouted pouch. A stability of the spouted pouch is a function of the length of the sealboat extension into the pouch, a depth of the gusset, dimensions of the sealboat, and a width of the pouch, such that the spouted pouch is stable both standing in a downside-up orientation in which the gusset contacts a support surface and standing in an upside-down orientation in which the sealboat contacts the support surface.

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.


     B65D 75/00 (2006.01)i; B65D 75/58 (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.
JP 2009012861 A (DAINIPPON PRINTING CO LTD) 22 January 2009 (2009-01-22)
paragraphs [0024], [0025], [0040], [0068], [0095], [0096], [0116], [0117]; figures 1-35
US 2017088318 A1 (FRANCA MARCOS P [BR] ET AL) 30 March 2017 (2017-03-30)
abstract; figures 1-8
JP H0266478 U (.) 18 May 1990 (1990-05-18)
figures 1-3
US 2007110344 A1 (MURRAY R C [US]) 17 May 2007 (2007-05-17)
paragraph [0061]; figures 1,21
JP 2010083562 A (DAINIPPON PRINTING CO LTD) 15 April 2010 (2010-04-15)
abstract; figures 1-19
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
JP 2009012861 A
22 January 2009
JP 5239521 B2
JP 2009012861 A
17 July 2013
22 January 2009
US 2017088318 A1
30 March 2017
AR 106106 A1
CA 3000221 A1
CL 2018000725 A1
CN 108025835 A
CO 2018003804 A2
EP 3356247 A1
JP 2018529589 A
TW 201731895 A
US 2017088318 A1
WO 2017058613 A1
13 December 2017
06 April 2017
17 August 2018
11 May 2018
10 July 2018
08 August 2018
11 October 2018
16 September 2017
30 March 2017
06 April 2017
JP H0266478 U
18 May 1990
US 2007110344 A1
17 May 2007
JP 2010083562 A
15 April 2010
JP 5463645 B2
JP 2010083562 A
09 April 2014
15 April 2010
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:
06 February 2020
Date of mailing of the international search report:
17 February 2020
Authorized officer:
Leijten, René
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