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International application No. Applicant's or agent's file reference
PCT/US2018/063624 85006789
International filing date (day/month/year) (Earliest) Priority Date (day/month/year)
03 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.     4C    
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.


     G06F 21/44 (2013.01)i; G06F 21/74 (2013.01)i; G06F 21/85 (2013.01)i; G06F 13/42 (2006.01)i; B41J 2/175 (2006.01)i; G06K 15/00 (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):
     G06F; B41J; G06K
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.
US 2006072952 A1 (WALMSLEY SIMON R [AU] ET AL) 06 April 2006 (2006-04-06)
paragraphs [0864], [1995], [5831]; figures 6,76,77
WO 2016130157 A1 (HEWLETT-PACKARD DEV COMPANY L P [US]) 18 August 2016 (2016-08-18)
abstract; figures 11,,13
US 9922276 B2 (LEXMARK INT INC [US]) 20 March 2018 (2018-03-20)
columns 5,6; figures 2,4
US 9582443 B1 (SWITZER ROGER N [US] ET AL) 28 February 2017 (2017-02-28)
abstract; figures 3,4
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 2006072952 A1
06 April 2006
US 2006072952 A1
US 2006110199 A1
US 2006268030 A1
US 2008129779 A1
06 April 2006
25 May 2006
30 November 2006
05 June 2008
WO 2016130157 A1
18 August 2016
AU 2015382437 A1
AU 2018222920 A1
BR 112017015948 A2
CA 2975825 A1
CN 107206816 A
CN 109649020 A
EP 3256324 A1
EP 3281802 A1
EP 3511165 A1
JP 6530818 B2
JP 2018505077 A
KR 20170109239 A
KR 20190015610 A
NZ 734114 A
RU 2672938 C1
SG 11201706302U A
US 2018050537 A1
US 2018264808 A1
US 2019061347 A1
US 2019248134 A1
WO 2016130157 A1
05 October 2017
27 September 2018
10 July 2018
18 August 2016
26 September 2017
19 April 2019
20 December 2017
14 February 2018
17 July 2019
12 June 2019
22 February 2018
28 September 2017
13 February 2019
26 April 2019
21 November 2018
28 September 2017
22 February 2018
20 September 2018
28 February 2019
15 August 2019
18 August 2016
US 9922276 B2
20 March 2018
US 2013054933 A1
US 2014040517 A1
US 2014351469 A1
US 2016055402 A1
US 2018157943 A1
28 February 2013
06 February 2014
27 November 2014
25 February 2016
07 June 2018
US 9582443 B1
28 February 2017
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:
12 August 2019
Date of mailing of the international search report:
23 August 2019
Authorized officer:
Kerschbaumer, J
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