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1. WO2016153459 - PASSIVE SERIES-FED ELECTRONICALLY STEERED DIELECTRIC TRAVELLING WAVE ARRAY


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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/US2015/021667 111052-74PCT
International filing date (day/month/year) (Earliest) Priority Date (day/month/year)
20 March 2015
Applicant
AMI RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT, LLC
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
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:
PASSIVE SERIES-FED ELECTRONICALLY STEERED DIELECTRIC TRAVELLING WAVE ARRAY

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.     9,13,25    
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

     H01Q 3/26 (2006.01)i; H01Q 3/32 (2006.01)i; H01Q 3/36 (2006.01)i; H01Q 15/16 (2006.01)i; H01Q 21/00 (2006.01)i; H01Q 5/35 (2015.01)i; H01Q 3/22 (2006.01)i; H01Q 3/44 (2006.01)i; G02F 1/29 (2006.01)i; H01P 1/18 (2006.01)i; H01L 41/09 (2006.01)i; H01Q 21/06 (2006.01)i; H01Q 9/04 (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):
     H01Q; G02F; H01P; H01L
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 2012206310 A1 (APOSTOLOS JOHN T [US] ET AL) 16 August 2012 (2012-08-16)
1,6-9,12-16
cited in the application
Y
paragraphs [0009], [0010], [0013], [0016] - [0018], [0086], [0117] - [0120], [0140], [0144]; figures 1-3, 2-1-2-4, 6,7,11-13,16-19
2-4
(2)
Y
WONG H ET AL, "DESIGN OF DUAL-POLARIZED L-PROBE PATCH ANTENNA ARRAYS WITH HIGH ISOLATION", IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION, IEEE SERVICE CENTER, PISCATAWAY, NJ, US,Vol. 52, No. 1, 01 January 2004 (2004-01-01), page 45-52,
XP001046269
2-4
II. Basic element;figure 1
(3)
Y
US 2010103049 A1 (TABAKOVIC HARIS [US]) 29 April 2010 (2010-04-29)
2-4
paragraphs [0001], [0012], [0013], [0047]; claims 1,2,4; figures 1b, 6b
(4)
A
US 3720953 A (AJIOKA J) 13 March 1973 (1973-03-13)
1-4
Title;figures 1-11
column 1, lines 35-53
column 2, lines 53-68
column 3, lines 8-29
claims 1,2
(5)
A
US 4504806 A (CONN JAMES K [US] ET AL) 12 March 1985 (1985-03-12)
5
claims 6,15; figures 4,5
(6)
A
US 5266910 A (MOURIER GEORGES [FR]) 30 November 1993 (1993-11-30)
5
1. Field of the Invention;figure 8
(7)
A
WO 2013168936 A1 (SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO LTD [KR]) 14 November 2013 (2013-11-14)
10,11
figure 8
(8)
A
GB 2351185 A (MARCONI ELECTRONIC SYST LTD [GB]) 20 December 2000 (2000-12-20)
16
page 6, line 13 - page 7, line 2; figure 2
*
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 2012206310 A1
16 August 2012
NONE
US 2010103049 A1
29 April 2010
US 2010103049 A1
WO 2010048500 A1
29 April 2010
29 April 2010
US 3720953 A
13 March 1973
NONE
US 4504806 A
12 March 1985
NONE
US 5266910 A
30 November 1993
EP 0509900 A1
FR 2675636 A1
JP H0629706 A
US 5266910 A
21 October 1992
23 October 1992
04 February 1994
30 November 1993
WO 2013168936 A1
14 November 2013
EP 2847824 A1
KR 20150006839 A
US 2013300602 A1
WO 2013168936 A1
18 March 2015
19 January 2015
14 November 2013
14 November 2013
GB 2351185 A
20 December 2000
AT 239982 T
AU 5234700 A
CA 2374349 A1
DE 60002593 D1
DE 60002593 T2
EP 1216491 A1
GB 2351185 A
JP 2003502970 A
WO 0079636 A1
15 May 2003
09 January 2001
28 December 2000
12 June 2003
01 April 2004
26 June 2002
20 December 2000
21 January 2003
28 December 2000
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:
04 December 2015
Date of mailing of the international search report:
11 December 2015
Authorized officer:
Retsoulis, Ioannis
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