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International application No. Applicant's or agent's file reference
PCT/KR2019/018543 PSD18-0323
International filing date (day/month/year) (Earliest) Priority Date (day/month/year)
27 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.     4    
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.


     D06F 58/10 (2006.01)i; D06F 58/24 (2006.01)i; D06F 58/20 (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: clothes treating apparatus, dry duct, discharge port


Category* Citation of document, with indication, where appropriate, of the relevant passages Relevant to claim No.
US 2015-0191863 A1 (SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.) 09 July 2015 paragraphs [0076]-[0100] and figures 1-5
KR 20-0473784 Y1 (CHANG O GO) 31 July 2014 paragraph [0024] and figure 1
KR 10-2014-0095742 A (LG ELECTRONICS INC.) 04 August 2014 paragraph [0067] and figure 3
KR 10-2017-0069461 A (SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.) 21 June 2017 paragraphs [0077]-[0101] and figures 4-6
KR 10-2006-0004363 A (WINIADAEWOO CO., LTD.) 12 January 2006 paragraph [0047] and figure 4
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 2015-0191863 A1
09 July 2015
EP 2894251 A2
EP 2894251 A3
EP 2894251 B1
KR 10-2015-0081602 A
US 10094065 B2
15 July 2015
26 August 2015
03 October 2018
15 July 2015
09 October 2018
KR 20-0473784 Y1
31 July 2014
KR 10-2014-0095742 A
04 August 2014
AU 2014-210504 A1
AU 2014-210504 B2
AU 2014-210506 A1
AU 2014-210506 B2
AU 2014-210507 A1
AU 2014-210507 B2
BR 112015016360 A2
BR 112015016951 A2
BR 112015017081 A2
CN 104903507 A
CN 104903507 B
CN 104919105 A
CN 104919105 B
CN 104919108 A
CN 104919108 B
EP 2948582 A1
EP 2948583 A1
EP 2948584 A1
EP 2948584 B1
KR 10-1995429 B1
KR 10-2014-0095740 A
KR 10-2014-0095788 A
KR 10-2014-0100227 A
KR 10-2017695 B1
US 2014-0208603 A1
US 2014-0208604 A1
US 2014-0208609 A1
US 9163352 B2
US 9279211 B2
US 9290885 B2
WO 2014-115999 A1
WO 2014-116001 A1
WO 2014-116002 A1
02 July 2015
28 April 2016
02 July 2015
09 June 2016
02 July 2015
21 April 2016
11 July 2017
11 July 2017
11 July 2017
09 September 2015
12 September 2017
16 September 2015
13 June 2017
16 September 2015
18 July 2017
02 December 2015
02 December 2015
02 December 2015
11 March 2020
02 July 2019
04 August 2014
04 August 2014
14 August 2014
03 September 2019
31 July 2014
31 July 2014
31 July 2014
20 October 2015
08 March 2016
22 March 2016
31 July 2014
31 July 2014
31 July 2014
KR 10-2017-0069461 A
21 June 2017
CN 108368667 A
EP 3360999 A1
EP 3360999 A4
US 2018-0355548 A1
WO 2017-099393 A1
03 August 2018
15 August 2018
26 December 2018
13 December 2018
15 June 2017
KR 10-2006-0004363 A
12 January 2006
KR 10-0601433 B1
14 July 2006
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:
28 April 2020
Date of mailing of the international search report:
28 April 2020
Authorized officer:
PARK, Hye Lyun
Telephone No. +82-42-481-3463
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