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International application No. Applicant's or agent's file reference
PCT/US2017/065162 ISRG09000PCT
International filing date (day/month/year) (Earliest) Priority Date (day/month/year)
07 December 2017 08 December 2016
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.:
because they relate to subject matter not required to be searched by this Authority, namely:
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.: 16
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.     5B    
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 34/20 (2016.01)i; A61B 6/03 (2006.01)i; A61B 90/00 (2016.01)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:
Korean utility models and applications for utility modelsJapanese utility models and applications for utility models
Electronic data base consulted during the international search (name of data base and, where practicable, search terms used):
eKOMPASS(KIPO internal) & Keywords: medical imaging, processing, filtering, navigation, tracking, virtual, airway


Category* Citation of document, with indication, where appropriate, of the relevant passages Relevant to claim No.
US 2014-0282216 A1 (COVIDIEN LP) 18 September 2014 See claims 1-20; paragraphs [0062]-[0087]; figures 1-13.
US 2016-0000302 A1 (COVIDIEN LP) 07 January 2016 See claims 1-15.
US 2009-0105579 A1 (GARIBALDI, J. M.) 23 April 2009 See the whole document.
US 2013-0223702 A1 (VERAN MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.) 29 August 2013 See the whole document.
US 2011-0107270 A1 (WANG, B. et al.) 05 May 2011 See the whole document.
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
US 2014-0282216 A1
18 September 2014
CA 2845918 A1
CN 104050313 A
EP 2779004 A1
JP 2014-180546 A
US 2017-0161456 A1
US 9639666 B2
15 September 2014
17 September 2014
17 September 2014
29 September 2014
08 June 2017
02 May 2017
US 2016-0000302 A1
07 January 2016
CA 2953142 A1
CN 106572794 A
EP 3164049 A1
JP 2017-529882 A
US 2018-0008212 A1
US 9770216 B2
WO 2016-004000 A1
07 January 2016
19 April 2017
10 May 2017
12 October 2017
11 January 2018
26 September 2017
07 January 2016
US 2009-0105579 A1
23 April 2009
US 2013-0223702 A1
29 August 2013
EP 2816966 A1
US 2013-0225942 A1
US 2013-0225943 A1
US 2013-0231556 A1
US 2015-0379710 A1
US 2017-0236272 A1
US 9138165 B2
WO 2013-126659 A1
31 December 2014
29 August 2013
29 August 2013
05 September 2013
31 December 2015
17 August 2017
22 September 2015
29 August 2013
US 2011-0107270 A1
05 May 2011
US 8819591 B2
WO 2011-059554 A2
WO 2011-059554 A3
26 August 2014
19 May 2011
06 October 2011
Name and mailing address of the ISA/:
Korean Intellectual Property Office
189 Cheongsa-ro, Seo-gu, Daejeon Metropolitan City, 302-701
Republic of Korea
Facsimile No. +82-42-481-8578
Date of the actual completion of the international search:
29 March 2018
Date of mailing of the international search report:
29 March 2018
Authorized officer:
JANG, Gijeong
Telephone No. +82-42-481-8364
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