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1. WO2020139681 - SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A VOLTAGE TUNABLE MULTILAYER CAPACITOR


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INTERNATIONAL SEARCH REPORT (ISR)
Part 1:  1  2  3  4  5  6          Part 2:  A  B  C  D  E 
International application No. Applicant's or agent's file reference
PCT/US2019/067385 AVX-918-PCT
International filing date (day/month/year) (Earliest) Priority Date (day/month/year)
19 December 2019 26 December 2018
Applicant
AVX CORPORATION
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)).
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)).
c.
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
a.
The figure of the drawings to be published with the abstract is Figure No.     1    
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.
b.
none of the figures is to be published with the abstract.

A. CLASSIFICATION OF SUBJECT MATTER

     H01G 7/06 (2006.01)i; H01G 4/30 (2006.01)i
According to International Patent Classification (IPC) or to both national classification and IPC

B. FIELDS SEARCHED

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 models
Japanese 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: voltage tunable capacitor, controller, analog-to-digital converter, processor, charge pump, bias voltage

C. DOCUMENTS CONSIDERED TO BE RELEVANT

Category* Citation of document, with indication, where appropriate, of the relevant passages Relevant to claim No.
(1)
X
US 2017-0230002 A1 (STMICROELECTRONICS (TOURS) SAS) 10 August 2017 See paragraphs [0023]-[0038] and figures 1-2.
1-10,29
Y
11-28
(2)
Y
US 2017-0162335 A1 (AVX CORPORATION) 08 June 2017 See paragraph [0034], claims 1-3, 16-17 and figures 2A-2D.
11-28
(3)
A
JP 2017-127081 A (PANASONIC IP MANAGEMENT CORP.) 20 July 2017 See paragraphs [0022]-[0051] and figures 2-4.
1-29
(4)
A
US 2017-0170564 A1 (NXP B.V.) 15 June 2017 See paragraphs [0020]-[0029] and figures 1-2.
1-29
(5)
A
US 2018-0068800 A1 (STMICROELECTRONICS (TOURS) SAS) 08 March 2018 See paragraphs [0034]-[0047] and figures 4-6.
1-29
*
Special categories of cited documents:
"A"
document defining the general state of the art which is not considered to be of particular relevance
"D"
document cited by the applicant in the international application
"E"
earlier application or patent but published on or after the international filing date
"L"
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)
"O"
document referring to an oral disclosure, use, exhibition or other means
"P"
document published prior to the international filing date but later than the priority date claimed
"T"
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
"X"
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
"Y"
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

D. INFORMATION ON PATENT FAMILY MEMBERS

Patent document cited in search report Publication date
(day/month/year)
Patent family member(s) Publication date
(day/month/year)
US 2017-0230002 A1
10 August 2017
CN 206498389 U
CN 107066002 B
CN 107066002 A
EP 3206303 B1
EP 3206303 A1
FR 3047602 A1
US 9859843 B2
15 September 2017
27 November 2018
18 August 2017
07 March 2018
16 August 2017
11 August 2017
02 January 2018
US 2017-0162335 A1
08 June 2017
CN 108369866 A
DE 112016005613 T5
JP 2019-502259 A
US 10431388 B2
US 2020-0006007 A1
WO 2017-100230 A1
03 August 2018
06 September 2018
24 January 2019
01 October 2019
02 January 2020
15 June 2017
JP 2017-127081 A
20 July 2017
WO 2017-122602 A1
20 July 2017
US 2017-0170564 A1
15 June 2017
US 9991597 B2
05 June 2018
US 2018-0068800 A1
08 March 2018
FR 3013537 A1
US 9847178 B2
US 10276308 B2
US 2015-0137616 A1
22 May 2015
19 December 2017
30 April 2019
21 May 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:
17 April 2020
Date of mailing of the international search report:
17 April 2020
Authorized officer:
JANG, Gijeong
Telephone No. +82-42-481-8364
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