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1. WO2020112443 - ENSEMBLE POMPE DOTÉ D'UNE SOUPAPE DE POUSSÉE POUR UNE PROTHÈSE PÉNIENNE ET PROTHÈSE PÉNIENNE GONFLABLE


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INTERNATIONAL SEARCH REPORT (ISR)
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International application No. Applicant's or agent's file reference
PCT/US2019/062213 0073-564WO1
International filing date (day/month/year) (Earliest) Priority Date (day/month/year)
19 November 2019 27 November 2018
Applicant
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
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
This international search report has not been established in respect of certain claims under Article 17(2)(a) for the following reasons:
1.
Claims Nos.: 34, 35
because they relate to subject matter not required to be searched by this Authority, namely:
The subject matter of claims 34,35 involves a method for treating male erectile dysfunction (see paragraph 4 of the description). The method comprises the step of transferring by a pump assembly a fluid from a fluid reservoir to an inflatable member, said method step constituting  a therapeutic treatment. The International preliminary searching authority is not required to establish an opinion with regard to novelty, inventive step and industrial applicability on methods for treatment of the human body by surgery or therapy (Rule 39.1(iv) PCT).
2.
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:
3.
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:
PUMP ASSEMBLY HAVING A PUSH VALVE FOR A PENILE PROSTHESIS AND INFLATABLE PENILE PROSTHESIS

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

     A61F 2/26 (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):
     A61F
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 2007142700 A1 (FOGARTY TERENCE M [US] ET AL) 21 June 2007 (2007-06-21)
1-33
paragraph [0006]
paragraph [0093]; figures 8-10,14
(2)
X
US 2013072751 A1 (FOGARTY TERENCE M [US]) 21 March 2013 (2013-03-21)
1,6,8-11,27-33
paragraphs [0059] - [0068]; figures 1,2,9,10
*
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 2007142700 A1
21 June 2007
AU 2006327076 A1
BR PI0620043 A2
CA 2634161 A1
CN 101351173 A
EP 1962745 A2
ES 2555752 T3
US 2007142700 A1
US 2012108896 A1
US 2014179995 A1
US 2015087897 A1
US 2016100946 A1
WO 2007073556 A2
28 June 2007
25 October 2011
28 June 2007
21 January 2009
03 September 2008
08 January 2016
21 June 2007
03 May 2012
26 June 2014
26 March 2015
14 April 2016
28 June 2007
US 2013072751 A1
21 March 2013
NONE
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:
06 March 2020
Date of mailing of the international search report:
23 March 2020
Authorized officer:
Farizon, Pascal
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