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International application No. Applicant's or agent's file reference
PCT/IB2019/060122 2712DAP-PCT
International filing date (day/month/year) (Earliest) Priority Date (day/month/year)
25 November 2019 02 December 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.


     A61F 2/14 (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):


Category* Citation of document, with indication, where appropriate, of the relevant passages Relevant to claim No.
SU 1160623 A1 (MO NII MICROCHIRURG [SU]) 07 October 1987 (1987-10-07)
column 1, line 7 - line 24; figure 2
EP 2067453 A1 (CORONIS GMBH [DE]) 10 June 2009 (2009-06-10)
paragraphs [0018], [0040], [0045]; figure 4
WO 2004105588 A2 (ACUFOCUS [US]; CHRISTIE BRUCE ARTHUR [US] ET AL.) 09 December 2004 (2004-12-09)
column 13, line 14 - line 23; figures 20,21
US 4865601 A (CALDWELL DELMAR R [US] ET AL) 12 September 1989 (1989-09-12)
column 8, line 61 - column 9, line 7; figure 3
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
SU 1160623 A1
07 October 1987
EP 2067453 A1
10 June 2009
EP 2067453 A1
ES 2370804 T3
US 2011160851 A1
WO 2009071312 A2
10 June 2009
22 December 2011
30 June 2011
11 June 2009
WO 2004105588 A2
09 December 2004
AT 524137 T
EP 1635739 A2
EP 2301477 A1
ES 2380540 T3
JP 4689615 B2
JP 5324527 B2
JP 2007516019 A
JP 2010227615 A
US 2005033420 A1
US 2006079959 A1
US 2006079960 A1
US 2006268226 A1
US 2006268227 A1
US 2006268228 A1
US 2006271176 A1
US 2006271177 A1
US 2006271178 A1
US 2006271179 A1
US 2006271180 A1
US 2006271181 A1
US 2006271182 A1
US 2006271183 A1
US 2006274264 A1
US 2006274265 A1
US 2015366658 A1
WO 2004105588 A2
15 September 2011
22 March 2006
30 March 2011
16 May 2012
25 May 2011
23 October 2013
21 June 2007
14 October 2010
10 February 2005
13 April 2006
13 April 2006
30 November 2006
30 November 2006
30 November 2006
30 November 2006
30 November 2006
30 November 2006
30 November 2006
30 November 2006
30 November 2006
30 November 2006
30 November 2006
07 December 2006
07 December 2006
24 December 2015
09 December 2004
US 4865601 A
12 September 1989
AT 149816 T
CA 1329310 C
DE 3855828 D1
DE 3855828 T2
EP 0446197 A1
JP 2738944 B2
JP H03501214 A
KR 890701071 A
US 4865601 A
WO 8900032 A1
15 March 1997
10 May 1994
17 April 1997
19 June 1997
18 September 1991
08 April 1998
22 March 1991
19 December 1989
12 September 1989
12 January 1989
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:
28 February 2020
Date of mailing of the international search report:
11 March 2020
Authorized officer:
Skorovs, Peteris
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