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1. WO2020115146 - MOUTHPIECE WITH INNER AND OUTER TUBULAR SECTIONS


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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/EP2019/083699 43478-PCT
International filing date (day/month/year) (Earliest) Priority Date (day/month/year)
04 December 2019 06 December 2018
Applicant
PHILIP MORRIS PRODUCTS S.A.
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

     A61M 15/06 (2006.01)i; A24F 47/00 (2020.01)i; A61M 15/00 (2006.01)i; A24F 7/00 (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):
     A61M; A24F
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
WO 2009009013 A2 (MANTA DEVICES LLC [US]; JONES ANDREW [US]; MILLER RICHARD L [US]) 15 January 2009 (2009-01-15)
1,2,6-10
figure 5
page 19, line 30 - line 31
page 21, line 4 - line 20
(2)
Y
WO 2017212284 A1 (BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO LTD [GB]) 14 December 2017 (2017-12-14)
1-13
figures 2-4
page 11, line 4 - line 18
page 12, line 26 - page 15, line 7
page 16, line 8 - line 17
(3)
Y
WO 2014183073 A1 (LOEC INC [US]) 13 November 2014 (2014-11-13)
1-13
figures 1A-C
passages of the description relating to figures 1A-C
(4)
Y
GB 2137067 A (BROWN & WILLIAMSON TOBACCO) 03 October 1984 (1984-10-03)
1-13
figure 2
passages of the description relating to figure 2
(5)
Y
US 2954778 A (LEBERT HERBERT A) 04 October 1960 (1960-10-04)
1-13
figure 2
passages of the description relating to figure 2
(6)
Y
GB 191110910 A (TIMMINS JOSEPH GEORGE) 25 April 1912 (1912-04-25)
1-13
figure 1
passages of the description relating to figure 1
(7)
Y
US 4413641 A (DWYER JR R WILLIAM [US] ET AL) 08 November 1983 (1983-11-08)
1-13
figure 1
passages of the description relating to figure 1
(8)
Y
WO 2013132056 A1 (ACTIVAERO GMBH [DE]) 12 September 2013 (2013-09-12)
7-9
figure 5
page 16, line 27 - line 37
(9)
Y
WO 2015117702 A1 (PHILIP MORRIS PRODUCTS SA [CH]) 13 August 2015 (2015-08-13)
11
figure 1
passages of the description relating to figure 1
*
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)
WO 2009009013 A2
15 January 2009
CN 101795723 A
DK 2898914 T3
EP 2170444 A2
EP 2898914 A2
EP 3453418 A1
JP 5528336 B2
JP 5651200 B2
JP 6497893 B2
JP 2010532677 A
JP 2013121528 A
JP 2015037613 A
JP 2017070849 A
US 2009013994 A1
US 2013032144 A1
US 2014102451 A1
US 2014216454 A1
US 2017319795 A1
US 2018207374 A1
WO 2009009013 A2
04 August 2010
03 September 2018
07 April 2010
29 July 2015
13 March 2019
25 June 2014
07 January 2015
10 April 2019
14 October 2010
20 June 2013
26 February 2015
13 April 2017
15 January 2009
07 February 2013
17 April 2014
07 August 2014
09 November 2017
26 July 2018
15 January 2009
WO 2017212284 A1
14 December 2017
AR 108776 A1
BR 112018075490 A2
CA 3026442 A1
CL 2018003482 A1
EP 3468395 A1
JP 2019524064 A
KR 20190004348 A
US 2019124974 A1
WO 2017212284 A1
26 September 2018
19 March 2019
14 December 2017
15 March 2019
17 April 2019
05 September 2019
11 January 2019
02 May 2019
14 December 2017
WO 2014183073 A1
13 November 2014
CN 105722410 A
EP 2993997 A1
US 2016081394 A1
WO 2014183073 A1
29 June 2016
16 March 2016
24 March 2016
13 November 2014
GB 2137067 A
03 October 1984
AU 544031 B2
BE 899155 A
BR 8401127 A
DE 3410060 A1
DK 135484 A
ES 278385 U
FI 840990 A
FR 2542978 A1
GB 2137067 A
GR 81811 B
JP S59183683 A
LU 85211 A1
NL 8400862 A
US 4517996 A
16 May 1985
02 July 1984
26 February 1985
04 October 1984
26 September 1984
01 January 1986
26 September 1984
28 September 1984
03 October 1984
12 December 1984
18 October 1984
30 May 1984
16 October 1984
21 May 1985
US 2954778 A
04 October 1960
NONE
GB 191110910 A
25 April 1912
NONE
US 4413641 A
08 November 1983
NONE
WO 2013132056 A1
12 September 2013
AU 2013229447 A1
CA 2866632 A1
CA 2984393 A1
CN 104271187 A
CN 107929894 A
DK 2846859 T3
EP 2846859 A1
EP 3146990 A1
ES 2619959 T3
HK 1207011 A1
HU E033664 T2
JP 6174056 B2
JP 6514277 B2
JP 2015513427 A
JP 2017205540 A
KR 20140145120 A
NZ 628562 A
PL 2846859 T3
PT 2846859 T
RU 2014140751 A
SG 11201405061V A
US 2015174343 A1
WO 2013132056 A1
28 August 2014
12 September 2013
12 September 2013
07 January 2015
20 April 2018
03 April 2017
18 March 2015
29 March 2017
27 June 2017
22 January 2016
28 December 2017
02 August 2017
15 May 2019
14 May 2015
24 November 2017
22 December 2014
28 August 2015
31 July 2017
23 March 2017
27 April 2016
27 November 2014
25 June 2015
12 September 2013
WO 2015117702 A1
13 August 2015
AR 099324 A1
AU 2014381786 A1
CA 2937976 A1
CN 105934168 A
CN 110236238 A
CN 110236239 A
EP 3104721 A1
EP 3549464 A1
HK 1226258 A1
JP 6438967 B2
JP 2017506076 A
JP 2019050821 A
KR 20160119776 A
PH 12016501300 A1
RU 2016136340 A
RU 2018119508 A
SG 11201605856U A
TW 201544020 A
UA 118776 C2
US 2017027226 A1
WO 2015117702 A1
ZA 201604482 B
13 July 2016
22 September 2016
13 August 2015
07 September 2016
17 September 2019
17 September 2019
21 December 2016
09 October 2019
29 September 2017
19 December 2018
02 March 2017
04 April 2019
14 October 2016
15 August 2016
15 March 2018
09 November 2018
30 August 2016
01 December 2015
11 March 2019
02 February 2017
13 August 2015
30 August 2017
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:
11 February 2020
Date of mailing of the international search report:
20 February 2020
Authorized officer:
Cecchini, Stefano
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