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1. (WO2019067512) ASPIRATEUR ET COLLECTEUR DE SALETÉ POUR ASPIRATEUR



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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/US2018/052811 206190-9267-WO01
International filing date (day/month/year) (Earliest) Priority Date (day/month/year)
26 September 2018 28 September 2017
Applicant
TTI (MACAO COMMERCIAL OFFSHORE) LIMITED
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
This International Searching Authority found multiple inventions in this international application, as follows:
1. claims: 1-24
Vacuum cleaner with a dirt collector, a sensor operable to output a signal corresponding to an amount of debris in the dirt collector and a controller operable to determine a fill level in the dirt collector based on the signal
1.1. claims: 1-4
Vacuum cleaner with a dirt collector, an infrared sensor operable to output a signal corresponding to a distance to an amount of debris in the dirt collector, a controller operable to determine a fill level in the dirt collector based on the signal and a visual display that displays the fill level in the dirt collector
1.2. claims: 5-14
Vacuum cleaner with a dirt collector, a first sensor operable to output a first signal corresponding to a pressure within the dirt collector, a second sensor operable to output a second signal corresponding to an amount of debris in the dirt collector and a controller operable to determine a fill level in the dirt collector based on the first and second signals
1.3. claims: 15-24
Vacuum cleaner with a dirt collector, a sensor operable to output a signal corresponding to an amount of debris in the dirt collector, a controller operable to determine a fill level in the dirt collector based on the signal and a visual display located on the dirt collector and operable to display the fill level in the dirt collector
2. claims: 25-41
Dirt collector comprising a housing, an air-permeable filter media extending from the housing such that the filter media and housing at least define a collection volume, wherein at least a portion of the housing is transmissive of infrared radiation, translucent or transparent.
1.
As all required additional search fees were timely paid by the applicant, this international search report covers all searchable claims.
2.
As all searchable claims could be searched without effort justifying additional fees, this Authority did not invite payment of additional fees.
3.
As only some of the required additional search fees were timely paid by the applicant, this international search report covers only those claims for which fees were paid, specifically claims Nos.:
4.
No required additional search fees were timely paid by the applicant. Consequently, this international search report is restricted to the invention first mentioned in the claims; it is covered by claims Nos.: 1-24
Remark on Protest
The additional search fees were accompanied by the applicant’s protest and, where applicable, the payment of a protest fee.
The additional search fees were accompanied by the applicant’s protest but the applicable protest fee was not paid within the time limit specified in the invitation.
No protest accompanied the payment of additional search fees.
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

     A47L 9/19 (2006.01)i; A47L 9/28 (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):
     A47L
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

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 2007084011 A1 (CLOUD JOHN A III [US]) 19 April 2007 (2007-04-19)
5,8-12,15,16
Y
A
paragraphs [0021] - [0027]; figures 1-5
13
1
(2)
X
US 2006150360 A1 (REICK-MITRISIN CHRISTIAN [US] ET AL) 13 July 2006 (2006-07-13)
15,16,20,23
Y
A
paragraphs [0073] - [0081]; figures 1-15
13
1
(3)
X
DE 102012110758 A1 (VORWERK CO INTERHOLDING [DE]) 15 May 2014 (2014-05-15)
15,16,20
Y
paragraphs [0015], [0033] - [0050]; figure 1
13
(4)
X
DE 102005045544 A1 (VORWERK CO INTERHOLDING [DE]) 29 March 2007 (2007-03-29)
15,23
paragraphs [0003], [0004], [0014] - [0017]; figure 1
(5)
X
US 2015230680 A1 (LI GARY [CN] ET AL) 20 August 2015 (2015-08-20)
15,21
paragraphs [0020] - [0027]; figures
(6)
A
EP 0456083 A1 (FEDAG [CH]) 13 November 1991 (1991-11-13)
1
column 2, lines 18-21
column 3, line 9 - column 4, line 17; figure 1
(7)
A
DE 102015003916 A1 (NILFISK-ADVANCE AS [DK]) 29 September 2016 (2016-09-29)
1
paragraphs [0099], [0109] - [0122]; figure 7
*
Special categories of cited documents:
"A"
document defining the general state of the art which is not considered to be of particular relevance
"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 2007084011 A1
19 April 2007
NONE
US 2006150360 A1
13 July 2006
CA 2593764 A1
US 2006150360 A1
WO 2006076279 A2
20 July 2006
13 July 2006
20 July 2006
DE 102012110758 A1
15 May 2014
NONE
DE 102005045544 A1
29 March 2007
DE 102005045544 A1
WO 2007033977 A1
29 March 2007
29 March 2007
US 2015230680 A1
20 August 2015
CN 104856612 A
US 2015230680 A1
26 August 2015
20 August 2015
EP 0456083 A1
13 November 1991
CA 2041829 A1
DE 4014442 A1
EP 0456083 A1
FI 912153 A
JP H04227811 A
US 5141309 A
06 November 1991
07 November 1991
13 November 1991
06 November 1991
17 August 1992
25 August 1992
DE 102015003916 A1
29 September 2016
CN 107567299 A
DE 102015003916 A1
EP 3274512 A2
KR 20170141693 A
US 2018055316 A1
WO 2016155872 A2
09 January 2018
29 September 2016
31 January 2018
26 December 2017
01 March 2018
06 October 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:
25 February 2019
Date of mailing of the international search report:
30 April 2019
Authorized officer:
Maisonnier, Claire
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