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International application No. Applicant's or agent's file reference
PCT/IB2019/061375 5441-166PCT
International filing date (day/month/year) (Earliest) Priority Date (day/month/year)
26 December 2019 27 December 2018
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 filed or furnished:
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.     11    
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.


     A61N 1/08 (2006.01)i; A61N 1/36 (2006.01)i; A61N 1/375 (2006.01)i; A61N 1/05 (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:
Electronic data base consulted during the international search (name of data base and, where practicable, search terms used):
eKOMPASS(KIPO internal) & Keywords: MRI compatibility assembly, splint, housing, external magnet, implantable component, implanted magnet, magnetic field, torque, rotation, aligning, fabric bandage, wrapping


Category* Citation of document, with indication, where appropriate, of the relevant passages Relevant to claim No.
US 2017-0312503 A1 (LEIGH, C. R. A. et al.) 02 November 2017 See paragraphs [0031]-[0104]; claims 1-20; figures 1A-19.
US 2011-0264172 A1 (ZIMMERLING, M. et al.) 27 October 2011 See paragraphs [0002]-[0005], [0027]-[0044]; figures 1-16.
WO 2017-105510 A1 (ADVANCED BIONICS AG et al.) 22 June 2017 See the whole document.
US 2018-0270591 A1 (KENNES, P.) 20 September 2018 See the whole document.
US 2015-0374989 A1 (HAZARD, S. et al.) 31 December 2015 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
document cited by the applicant in the international application
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 2017-0312503 A1
02 November 2017
US 10576276 B2
03 March 2020
US 2011-0264172 A1
27 October 2011
AU 2010-276369 A1
AU 2010-276369 B2
AU 2011-242708 A1
AU 2011-242708 B2
AU 2013-312415 A1
AU 2013-312415 B2
CA 2768490 A1
CN 102573987 A
CN 102573987 B
CN 102905756 A
CN 102905756 B
CN 104622638 A
CN 104622638 B
CN 104768606 A
CN 104768606 B
EP 2456517 A1
EP 2456517 B1
EP 2560730 A1
EP 2560730 B1
EP 2892609 A1
EP 2892609 B1
EP 3138605 A1
EP 3138605 B1
EP 3517169 A1
JP 2013-500064 A
JP 5630880 B2
KR 10-1691955 B1
KR 10-1743793 B1
KR 10-2012-0079462 A
KR 10-2013-0052574 A
US 2011-0022120 A1
US 2012-0029267 A1
US 2012-0172659 A1
US 2012-0238799 A1
US 2012-0296155 A1
US 2013-0035540 A1
US 8634909 B2
US 8774930 B2
WO 2011-011409 A1
WO 2011-133747 A1
WO 2011-163115 A1
WO 2014-039743 A1
27 January 2011
04 July 2013
27 October 2011
05 September 2013
13 March 2014
21 January 2016
27 January 2011
11 July 2012
25 February 2015
30 January 2013
01 April 2015
20 May 2015
19 September 2017
08 July 2015
08 September 2017
30 May 2012
06 September 2017
27 February 2013
02 November 2016
15 July 2015
17 April 2019
08 March 2017
10 April 2019
31 July 2019
07 January 2013
26 November 2014
02 January 2017
05 June 2017
12 July 2012
22 May 2013
27 January 2011
02 February 2012
05 July 2012
20 September 2012
22 November 2012
07 February 2013
21 January 2014
08 July 2014
27 January 2011
27 October 2011
29 December 2011
13 March 2014
WO 2017-105510 A1
22 June 2017
EP 3389766 A1
EP 3389766 B1
US 10532209 B2
US 2018-0369586 A1
24 October 2018
20 November 2019
14 January 2020
27 December 2018
US 2018-0270591 A1
20 September 2018
US 2017-0078808 A1
US 9872115 B2
WO 2017-046650 A1
16 March 2017
16 January 2018
23 March 2017
US 2015-0374989 A1
31 December 2015
CN 105188839 A
CN 105188839 B
EP 2968954 A1
US 10124167 B2
US 10300275 B2
US 2019-0038900 A1
WO 2014-164023 A1
23 December 2015
22 May 2018
20 January 2016
13 November 2018
28 May 2019
07 February 2019
09 October 2014
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:
22 April 2020
Date of mailing of the international search report:
23 April 2020
Authorized officer:
HAN, Inho
Telephone No. +82-42-481-3362
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