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International application No. Applicant's or agent's file reference
PCT/IB2020/054212 CM05047Q-WO-MN
International filing date (day/month/year) (Earliest) Priority Date (day/month/year)
04 May 2020 02 May 2019
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.     2    
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.


     A61C 17/16 (2006.01)i; A61C 17/22 (2006.01)i; A61C 17/26 (2006.01)i; B26B 21/52 (2006.01)i; H01R 12/58 (2011.01)i; H01R 13/02 (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):
     A61C; B26B; H01R
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.
EP 2218559 A1 (TRISA HOLDING AG [CH]; EVEREADY BATTERY INC [US]) 18 August 2010 (2010-08-18)
figures 4, 5, 11
EP 2384664 A1 (BRAUN GMBH [DE]) 09 November 2011 (2011-11-09)
paragraphs [0025], [0026], [0043], [0058], [0008], [0091]; figures
US 2003236026 A1 (ENDO TOSHIO [JP]) 25 December 2003 (2003-12-25)
paragraphs [0005], [0057], [0058], [0062], [0063], [0068], [0070]; figures 6, 7
US 4541034 A (FANNING WILLIAM J [US]) 10 September 1985 (1985-09-10)
figure 1
EP 3479795 A1 (BRAUN GMBH [DE]) 08 May 2019 (2019-05-08)
paragraphs [0031] - [0035]; figures 2, 6
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
EP 2218559 A1
18 August 2010
EP 2218559 A1
EP 2396150 A1
PL 2218559 T3
US 2011314677 A1
US 2016046028 A1
WO 2010091882 A1
18 August 2010
21 December 2011
31 January 2013
29 December 2011
18 February 2016
19 August 2010
EP 2384664 A1
09 November 2011
AU 2011248338 A1
CA 2798609 A1
CN 102869286 A
EP 2384664 A1
JP 5437531 B2
JP 2013528426 A
KR 20120140683 A
US 2011289699 A1
WO 2011140058 A1
29 November 2012
10 November 2011
09 January 2013
09 November 2011
12 March 2014
11 July 2013
31 December 2012
01 December 2011
10 November 2011
US 2003236026 A1
25 December 2003
JP 3645539 B2
JP 2004022516 A
US 2003236026 A1
11 May 2005
22 January 2004
25 December 2003
US 4541034 A
10 September 1985
EP 3479795 A1
08 May 2019
AU 2018361741 A1
EP 3479795 A1
US 2019125067 A1
WO 2019087089 A1
23 April 2020
08 May 2019
02 May 2019
09 May 2019
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:
20 May 2020
Date of mailing of the international search report:
02 June 2020
Authorized officer:
Fouquet, Michèle
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