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1. WO2016144869 - OPTOELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME


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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/US2016/021178 05003793A1GC
International filing date (day/month/year) (Earliest) Priority Date (day/month/year)
07 March 2016 12 March 2015
Applicant
PPG INDUSTRIES OHIO, INC.
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:
2. Certain claims were found unsearchable
3. Unity of invention is lacking
This International Searching Authority found multiple inventions in this international application, as follows:
1. claims: 1-12
an optoelectronic device, and a method of making said device.
2. claim: 13
a glass drawn assembly.
3. claim: 14
a vapour deposition coater.
1.
As all required additional search fees were timely paid by the applicant, this international search report covers all searchable claims.
2.
As all searchable claims could be searched without effort justifying additional fees, this Authority did not invite payment of additional fees.
3.
As only some of the required additional search fees were timely paid by the applicant, this international search report covers only those claims for which fees were paid, specifically claims Nos.:
4.
No required additional search fees were timely paid by the applicant. Consequently, this international search report is restricted to the invention first mentioned in the claims; it is covered by claims Nos.: 1-12
Remark on Protest
The additional search fees were accompanied by the applicant’s protest and, where applicable, the payment of a protest fee.
The additional search fees were accompanied by the applicant’s protest but the applicable protest fee was not paid within the time limit specified in the invitation.
No protest accompanied the payment of additional search fees.
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

     H01L 51/52 (2006.01)i; H01L 51/44 (2006.01)i; H01L 31/00 (2006.01)i; C03B 17/06 (2006.01)i; H01L 51/00 (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):
     H01L; C03B
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):
EPO-Internal, WPI Data

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 2011037379 A1 (LECAMP GUILLAUME [FR] ET AL) 17 February 2011 (2011-02-17)
1,2,4,6,8-11
Y
page 9, paragraph 260 - page 10, paragraph 284; figures 1, 2
12
(2)
X
GB 2405030 A (UNIV LOUGHBOROUGH [GB]; ETH [CH]) 16 February 2005 (2005-02-16)
1-8,10,11
page 14, line 27 - page 17, line 15; figure 5
(3)
Y
WO 2014163063 A1 (NIPPON ELECTRIC GLASS CO [JP]) 09 October 2014 (2014-10-09)
12
claims 1-6; figure 2
(4)
A
EP 1930471 A2 (GEN ELECTRIC [US]) 11 June 2008 (2008-06-11)
1-12
the whole document
(5)
A
US 4988561 A (WASON SATISH K [US]) 29 January 1991 (1991-01-29)
1-12
the whole document
*
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 2011037379 A1
17 February 2011
CN 101960638 A
EA 201070799 A1
EP 2232610 A2
FR 2925981 A1
JP 5744523 B2
JP 2011508400 A
KR 20100113093 A
TW 200952548 A
US 2011037379 A1
WO 2009083693 A2
26 January 2011
28 February 2011
29 September 2010
03 July 2009
08 July 2015
10 March 2011
20 October 2010
16 December 2009
17 February 2011
09 July 2009
GB 2405030 A
16 February 2005
NONE
WO 2014163063 A1
09 October 2014
CN 104736488 A
KR 20150140264 A
TW 201439017 A
US 2015353408 A1
WO 2014163063 A1
24 June 2015
15 December 2015
16 October 2014
10 December 2015
09 October 2014
EP 1930471 A2
11 June 2008
EP 1930471 A2
US 2008138624 A1
11 June 2008
12 June 2008
US 4988561 A
29 January 1991
NONE
Name and mailing address of the ISA/:
European Patent Office
P.B. 5818, Patentlaan 2, 2280 HV Rijswijk,
Netherlands
Telephone No. (+31-70)340-2040
Facsimile No. (+31-70)340-3016
Date of the actual completion of the international search:
13 June 2016
Date of mailing of the international search report:
10 August 2016
Authorized officer:
Parashkov, Radoslav
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