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1. WO2020202070 - METHOD TO DETECT AND ENUMERATE MICROORGANISMS


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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/IB2020/053156 81859WO003
International filing date (day/month/year) (Earliest) Priority Date (day/month/year)
02 April 2020 05 April 2019
Applicant
3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
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

     C09K 8/66 (2006.01)i; C12M 1/16 (2006.01)i; C12Q 1/04 (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):
     C09K; G01N; C12M; C12Q; E21B
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
US 4565783 A (HANSEN PAUL E [US] ET AL) 21 January 1986 (1986-01-21)
1-14
cited in the application
column 7, lines 35-50; claims 1-3; example 1; table 1
(2)
A
US 2017233691 A1 (BRUTINEL EVAN D [US] ET AL) 17 August 2017 (2017-08-17)
1-14
paragraphs [0046], [0056], [0085], [0118], [0136], [0139], [0209], [0257]; claim 1; examples 5,6,15
(3)
A
US 2019023975 A1 (SHIM SANG HEA [US] ET AL) 24 January 2019 (2019-01-24)
1-14
claim 1; example 4
(4)
A
US 2017355943 A1 (BRUTINEL EVAN D [US] ET AL) 14 December 2017 (2017-12-14)
1-14
paragraphs [0059], [0175]; claim 1; example 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)
US 4565783 A
21 January 1986
US 4476226 A
US 4565783 A
09 October 1984
21 January 1986
US 2017233691 A1
17 August 2017
AU 2015305566 A1
BR 112017003130 A2
CA 2958637 A1
CN 106574226 A
EP 3183332 A1
JP 2017525367 A
RU 2017104850 A
US 2017233691 A1
WO 2016028839 A1
09 March 2017
28 November 2017
25 February 2016
19 April 2017
28 June 2017
07 September 2017
21 September 2018
17 August 2017
25 February 2016
US 2019023975 A1
24 January 2019
CA 3010526 A1
US 2019023975 A1
WO 2017120433 A1
13 July 2017
24 January 2019
13 July 2017
US 2017355943 A1
14 December 2017
CN 107002008 A
EP 3224343 A1
JP 2017536135 A
US 2017355943 A1
WO 2016085688 A1
01 August 2017
04 October 2017
07 December 2017
14 December 2017
02 June 2016
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:
08 June 2020
Date of mailing of the international search report:
17 June 2020
Authorized officer:
Redecker, Michael
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