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International application No. Applicant's or agent's file reference
PCT/US2016/033737 P84379PCT
International filing date (day/month/year) (Earliest) Priority Date (day/month/year)
23 May 2016 26 June 2015
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
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.     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.
none of the figures is to be published with the abstract.


     G06K 9/00 (2006.01)i; G06K 9/42 (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:
Korean utility models and applications for utility modelsJapanese 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: emotion, detect, face, image, point, stimulus


Category* Citation of document, with indication, where appropriate, of the relevant passages Relevant to claim No.
US 2009-0285456 A1 (MOON et al.) 19 November 2009 See paragraphs [0038]-[0092] and figures 1-18.
US 2003-0182123 A1 (MITSUYOSHI) 25 September 2003 See paragraphs [0119]-[0126] and figure 1.
US 2009-0324017 A1 (GORDON et al.) 31 December 2009 See abstract and figures 1A-4.
US 2013-0300891 A1 (NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND et al.) 14 November 2013 See figures 1-13.
US 2004-0101212 A1 (FEDOROVSKAYA et al.) 27 May 2004 See figures 1a-7b.
Special categories of cited documents:
document defining the general state of the art which is not considered to be of particular relevance
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 2009-0285456 A1
19 November 2009
US 8462996 B2
11 June 2013
US 2003-0182123 A1
25 September 2003
CA 2421746 A1
CA 2421746 C
CA 2676228 A1
CN 1455916 A
CN 1455916 C
CN 1838237 A
CN 1838237 B
EP 1318505 A1
EP 1318505 A4
HK 1060429 A1
HK 1096483 A1
I2 21574 B
JP 2002-091482 A
JP 2002-215183 A
JP 3676969 B2
JP 3676981 B2
KR 10-0714535 B1
KR 10-2003-0046444 A
RU 2287856 C2
TW 221574 A
US 7340393 B2
WO 2002-023524 A1
07 March 2003
25 October 2011
07 March 2003
12 November 2003
20 February 2008
27 September 2006
28 April 2010
11 June 2003
12 September 2007
13 June 2008
17 September 2010
01 October 2004
27 March 2002
31 July 2002
27 July 2005
27 July 2005
07 May 2007
12 June 2003
20 November 2006
01 October 2004
04 March 2008
21 March 2002
US 2009-0324017 A1
31 December 2009
AU 2006-282764 A1
AU 2006-282764 B2
CA 2620619 A1
CA 2620619 C
CN 101310289 A
CN 101310289 B
EP 1924952 A2
EP 1924952 A4
JP 2009-506442 A
JP 5362357 B2
KR 10-1455403 B1
KR 10-2008-0055863 A
NZ 566393 A
US 2007-0047768 A1
US 7606392 B2
US 8218825 B2
WO 2007-025300 A2
WO 2007-025300 A3
WO 2007-025300 A8
01 March 2007
03 May 2012
01 March 2007
13 October 2015
19 November 2008
06 March 2013
28 May 2008
24 August 2011
12 February 2009
11 December 2013
27 October 2014
19 June 2008
31 March 2011
01 March 2007
20 October 2009
10 July 2012
01 March 2007
15 November 2007
19 April 2007
US 2013-0300891 A1
14 November 2013
US 2011-007174 A1
US 2015-269424 A1
US 8488023 B2
13 January 2011
24 September 2015
16 July 2013
US 2004-0101212 A1
27 May 2004
CN 1510903 A
CN 1510903 C
EP 1422639 A2
EP 1422639 A3
JP 2004-178593 A
US 2007-0201731 A1
US 7233684 B2
US 7418116 B2
07 July 2004
05 November 2008
26 May 2004
03 May 2006
24 June 2004
30 August 2007
19 June 2007
26 August 2008
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:
12 September 2016
Date of mailing of the international search report:
12 September 2016
Authorized officer:
Telephone No. +82-42-481-5655
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