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1. WO2020118275 - SYSTÈMES DE SERINGUES ET DE JOINTS AMÉLIORÉS


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INTERNATIONAL SEARCH REPORT (ISR)
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International application No. Applicant's or agent's file reference
PCT/US2019/065099 000191-0145-WO1
International filing date (day/month/year) (Earliest) Priority Date (day/month/year)
06 December 2019 07 December 2018
Applicant
ABRAMS, ROBERT S.
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.:
because they relate to subject matter not required to be searched by this Authority, namely:
2.
Claims Nos.: 46
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:
The present application contains 46 claims. There are so many dependent claims (1,29,46), and they are drafted in such a way that the claims as a whole are not in compliance with the provisions of clarity and conciseness of Article 6 PCT, as they create a smoke screen in front of the skilled reader when assessing what should be the subject-matter to search. The non-compliance with the substantive provisions is to such an extent, that the search was performed taking into consideration the non-compliance in determining the extent of the search (PCT Guidelines 9.19).
The extent of the search was consequently limited to claim 1 to 45, which appears to comprise a reasonable definition of what is understood to be the invention for which protection is sought.
The applicant's attention is drawn to the fact that claims relating to inventions in respect of which no international search report has been established need not be the subject of an international preliminary examination (Rule 66.1(e) PCT). The applicant is advised that the EPO policy when acting as an International Preliminary Examining Authority is normally not to carry out a preliminary examination on matter which has not been searched. This is the case irrespective of whether or not the claims are amended following receipt of the search report or during any Chapter II procedure. If the application proceeds into the regional phase before the EPO, the applicant is reminded that a search may be carried out during examination before the EPO (see EPO Guidelines C-IV, 7.2), should the problems which led to the Article 17(2) declaration be overcome.
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:
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.     4a    
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

     A61M 5/315 (2006.01)i; C08J 7/12 (2006.01)i; B23K 26/364 (2014.01)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):
     A61M; C08J; B23K
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 2017281873 A1 (KANEKO HIROYUKI [JP] ET AL) 05 October 2017 (2017-10-05)
1-45
paragraph [0010] - paragraph [0095]; figures 1-8
(2)
X
WO 2015118958 A1 (SUMITOMO RUBBER IND [JP]) 13 August 2015 (2015-08-13)
1-4,9-12,21-26,29,31,39-42,45
paragraph [0001] - paragraph [0043]; figures 1-3
(3)
X
EP 3058975 A1 (SUMITOMO RUBBER IND [JP]) 24 August 2016 (2016-08-24)
1-4,9-12,21-26,29,31,39-42,45
paragraph [0013] - paragraph [0079]; figures 1-3
(4)
X
EP 3409311 A1 (SUMITOMO RUBBER IND [JP]) 05 December 2018 (2018-12-05)
1,3,4,8,12,21-26,29,31,39-42
paragraph [0001] - paragraph [0057]; figure 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 2017281873 A1
05 October 2017
CN 107261259 A
EP 3225270 A1
JP 2017176540 A
US 2017281873 A1
US 2018289897 A1
20 October 2017
04 October 2017
05 October 2017
05 October 2017
11 October 2018
WO 2015118958 A1
13 August 2015
CN 105682716 A
DE 15746538 T1
EP 3053619 A1
JP 6270265 B2
JP 2015146871 A
US 2016287800 A1
WO 2015118958 A1
15 June 2016
09 March 2017
10 August 2016
31 January 2018
20 August 2015
06 October 2016
13 August 2015
EP 3058975 A1
24 August 2016
CN 105879163 A
EP 3058975 A1
JP 6610920 B2
JP 2016151328 A
US 2016235919 A1
24 August 2016
24 August 2016
27 November 2019
22 August 2016
18 August 2016
EP 3409311 A1
05 December 2018
CN 108973184 A
EP 3409311 A1
JP 2018201841 A
US 2018344939 A1
11 December 2018
05 December 2018
27 December 2018
06 December 2018
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:
18 February 2020
Date of mailing of the international search report:
25 February 2020
Authorized officer:
Knaus-Reinbold, S
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