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International application No. Applicant's or agent's file reference
PCT/IB2018/056696 1117-1726
International filing date (day/month/year) (Earliest) Priority Date (day/month/year)
02 September 2018 07 September 2017
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
This international search report has not been established in respect of certain claims under Article 17(2)(a) for the following reasons:
Claims Nos.: 6-10
because they relate to subject matter not required to be searched by this Authority, namely:
Rule 39.1(iv)  PCT - Method for treatment of the human or animal body by surgery
Claims Nos.:
because they relate to parts of the international application that do not comply with the prescribed requirements to such an extent that no meaningful international search can be carried out, specifically:
Claims Nos.:
because they are dependent claims and are not drafted in accordance with the second and third sentences of Rule 6.4(a).
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.     3    
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.


     A61B 18/12 (2006.01)i; A61B 18/00 (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):
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.
EP 2149342 A1 (TYCO HEALTHCARE [US]) 03 February 2010 (2010-02-03)
figures 1,3,4,6a,6b
paragraph [0010]
paragraph [0042]
WO 2007099460 A2 (ENDYMION MEDICAL LTD [IL]; LISCHINSKY DANIEL [IL]) 07 September 2007 (2007-09-07)
figures 6,7,9a,9b
WO 2013056266 A2 (DIROS TECHNOLOGY INC [US]) 18 April 2013 (2013-04-18)
paragraph [0066] - paragraph [0069]
paragraph [0070] - paragraph [0075]
US 2004044385 A1 (FENN ALAN J [US] ET AL) 04 March 2004 (2004-03-04)
paragraph [0008]; claims 13,14; figure 2
US 2007255269 A1 (SHIN KYONG-MIN [KR]) 01 November 2007 (2007-11-01)
paragraph [0028] - paragraph [0030]; claim 3; figure 1
US 6309386 B1 (BEK ROBIN B [US]) 30 October 2001 (2001-10-30)
column 3, line 29 - line 41
Special categories of cited documents:
document defining the general state of the art which is not considered to be of particular relevance
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 2149342 A1
03 February 2010
EP 2149342 A1
JP 5596944 B2
JP 2010036037 A
US 2010030210 A1
03 February 2010
24 September 2014
18 February 2010
04 February 2010
WO 2007099460 A2
07 September 2007
BR PI0706605 A2
CN 101505674 A
EP 2001385 A2
EP 2532321 A1
IL 192810 A
JP 2009527262 A
KR 20080107374 A
US 2007191827 A1
US 2012265193 A1
US 2013165928 A1
US 2013231611 A1
WO 2007099460 A2
29 March 2011
12 August 2009
17 December 2008
12 December 2012
30 November 2015
30 July 2009
10 December 2008
16 August 2007
18 October 2012
27 June 2013
05 September 2013
07 September 2007
WO 2013056266 A2
18 April 2013
AU 2012323882 A1
AU 2017203754 A1
CA 2852414 A1
EP 2765939 A2
US 2013096549 A1
WO 2013056266 A2
15 May 2014
22 June 2017
18 April 2013
20 August 2014
18 April 2013
18 April 2013
US 2004044385 A1
04 March 2004
AT 485865 T
AU 2003262948 A1
CA 2497532 A1
CN 1688362 A
EP 1549396 A1
HK 1080018 A1
JP 4309348 B2
JP 2005537109 A
MX PA05002461 A
US 2004044385 A1
WO 2004022159 A1
15 November 2010
29 March 2004
18 March 2004
26 October 2005
06 July 2005
17 December 2010
05 August 2009
08 December 2005
03 June 2005
04 March 2004
18 March 2004
US 2007255269 A1
01 November 2007
CN 101061968 A
JP 4457087 B2
JP 2007296304 A
KR 100739002 B1
US 2007255269 A1
31 October 2007
28 April 2010
15 November 2007
06 July 2007
01 November 2007
US 6309386 B1
30 October 2001
AU 9687598 A
US 6139546 A
US 6165173 A
US 6228079 B1
US 6231569 B1
US 6293941 B1
US 6309386 B1
WO 9917672 A1
27 April 1999
31 October 2000
26 December 2000
08 May 2001
15 May 2001
25 September 2001
30 October 2001
15 April 1999
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 December 2018
Date of mailing of the international search report:
07 January 2019
Authorized officer:
Cornelissen, P
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