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International application No. Applicant's or agent's file reference
PCT/KR2017/011931 OPP173564KR
International filing date (day/month/year) (Earliest) Priority Date (day/month/year)
26 October 2017 06 January 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
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.: 5, 7, 11
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 5, 7 and 11 refer to any one of the multiple dependent claims which do not comply with PCT Rule 6.4(a).
Claims Nos.: 4, 6, 8-10, 12-15
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.     2    
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.


     H01M 2/10 (2006.01)i; H01M 10/42 (2006.01)i; H01M 2/20 (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:
한국등록실용신안공보 및 한국공개실용신안공보: 조사된 최소문헌란에 기재된 IPC
일본등록실용신안공보 및 일본공개실용신안공보: 조사된 최소문헌란에 기재된 IPC
Electronic data base consulted during the international search (name of data base and, where practicable, search terms used):
eKOMPASS(KIPO internal) & Keywords: battery system, cell stack, cell connecting unit, printed circuit board (PCB), flexible bracket


Category* Citation of document, with indication, where appropriate, of the relevant passages Relevant to claim No.
US 2009-0297892 A1 (IJAZ, MUJEEB et al.) 03 December 2009 See paragraphs [0058]-[0067]; claim 1; and figures 3a-3c.
KR 10-2014-0130357 A (TYCO ELECTRONICS AMP KOREA CO., LTD.) 10 November 2014 See paragraphs [0019]-[0053]; claims 1, 11-15; and figures 3, 11.
KR 10-2009-0096962 A (YANG, HAE SOOL et al.) 15 September 2009 See paragraphs [0012]-[0030]; claim 1; and figures 3-5e.
JP 2014-520365 A (COMMISSARIAT A L`ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNAT IVES) 21 August 2014 See paragraphs [0030]-[0047]; claim 1; and figures 1-4, 7.
WO 2015-046635 A1 (SK INNOVATION CO., LTD.) 02 April 2015 See paragraphs [0054]-[0118]; claim 1; and figures 3-15.
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 2009-0297892 A1
03 December 2009
BR PI0911250 A2
CA 2721548 A1
CN 102057519 A
CN 102057519 B
EP 2266154 A2
EP 2266154 B1
EP 2266154 B8
JP 2011-521403 A
JP 5518046 B2
KR 10-1633943 B1
KR 10-2010-0134111 A
US 8475954 B2
WO 2009-154855 A2
WO 2009-154855 A3
06 October 2015
23 December 2009
11 May 2011
16 April 2014
29 December 2010
10 June 2015
26 August 2015
21 July 2011
11 June 2014
27 June 2016
22 December 2010
02 July 2013
23 December 2009
25 February 2010
KR 10-2014-0130357 A
10 November 2014
KR 10-2009-0096962 A
15 September 2009
JP 2014-520365 A
21 August 2014
CN 103703873 A
EP 2721911 A1
EP 2721911 B1
FR 2976761 A1
FR 2976761 B1
KR 10-2014-0048209 A
US 2014-0120393 A1
WO 2012-171668 A1
02 April 2014
23 April 2014
31 August 2016
21 December 2012
02 May 2014
23 April 2014
01 May 2014
20 December 2012
WO 2015-046635 A1
02 April 2015
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:
01 February 2018
Date of mailing of the international search report:
01 February 2018
Authorized officer:
JANG, Gijeong
Telephone No. +82-42-481-8364
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