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International application No. Applicant's or agent's file reference
PCT/US2018/043715 170659-68162
International filing date (day/month/year) (Earliest) Priority Date (day/month/year)
25 July 2018 29 August 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
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.     5    
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.


     F02B 29/04 (2006.01)i; F28D 1/053 (2006.01)i; F28F 9/10 (2006.01)i; F28F 1/12 (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:
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: aftercooler, header, slot, core tube, flared end, adapter, tapered section, sleeve, nut


Category* Citation of document, with indication, where appropriate, of the relevant passages Relevant to claim No.
WO 2014-010673 A1 (ISUZU MOTORS LIMITED) 16 January 2014 See paragraphs [0013]-[0014] and figures 1-2.
US 5348082 A (VELLUET et al.) 20 September 1994 See column 3, lines 63-64, column 5, lines 16-21 and figure 3.
US 4735442 A (BURLI, KURT) 05 April 1988 See column 2, line 20 - column 3, line 21 and figures 4-7.
US 2004-0183303 A1 (WESTERMANN, PIRMIN) 23 September 2004 See paragraphs [0016]-[0018] and figure 2.
US 2010-0201124 A1 (DUQUETTE et al.) 12 August 2010 See paragraphs [0031]-[0033] and figures 1, 4
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
WO 2014-010673 A1
16 January 2014
CN 104471342 A
CN 104471342 B
JP 2014-020588 A
JP 6011088 B2
25 March 2015
17 May 2017
03 February 2014
19 October 2016
US 5348082 A
20 September 1994
BR 9301645 A
EP 0567410 A1
FR 2690515 A1
JP 06-129793 A
KR 10-1993-0022049 A
MX 9302405 A
26 October 1993
27 October 1993
29 October 1993
13 May 1994
23 November 1993
31 May 1994
US 4735442 A
05 April 1988
EP 0219661 A1
EP 0219661 B1
IL 79876 A
JP 62-063296 A
KR 10-1994-0008640 B1
US 4809418 A
29 April 1987
27 March 1991
15 January 1992
19 March 1987
24 September 1994
07 March 1989
US 2004-0183303 A1
23 September 2004
AT 321231 T
CN 1271361 C
CN 1510324 A
DE 20219884 U1
DK 1431645 T3
EP 1431645 A1
EP 1431645 B1
ES 2258179 T3
PT 1431645 E
US 7309085 B2
15 April 2006
23 August 2006
07 July 2004
22 April 2004
31 July 2006
23 June 2004
22 March 2006
16 August 2006
30 June 2006
18 December 2007
US 2010-0201124 A1
12 August 2010
CA 2686084 A1
WO 2008-150469 A1
11 December 2008
11 December 2008
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:
31 October 2018
Date of mailing of the international search report:
31 October 2018
Authorized officer:
HWANG, Chan Yoon
Telephone No. +82-42-481-3347
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