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International application No. Applicant's or agent's file reference
PCT/US2016/063936 SP15-369
International filing date (day/month/year) (Earliest) Priority Date (day/month/year)
29 November 2016 30 November 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.     5A    
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.


     C03C 23/00 (2006.01)i; C03C 17/36 (2006.01)i; C03C 27/06 (2006.01)i; E06B 3/66 (2006.01)i; E06B 3/663 (2006.01)i; B29C 65/16 (2006.01)i; C03C 27/10 (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):
     C03C; E06B; B29C
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


Category* Citation of document, with indication, where appropriate, of the relevant passages Relevant to claim No.
US 2014186557 A1 (GRZYBOWSKI RICHARD ROBERT [US] ET AL) 03 July 2014 (2014-07-03)
paragraphs [0002] - [0005], [0029] - [0046], [0097] - [0110]
figures 1-4,12-17
pages 1-18
WO 2013008724 A1 (ASAHI GLASS CO LTD [JP]; TAKEDA SATOSHI [JP]; MURAKAMI RYOTA [JP]; MIT) 17 January 2013 (2013-01-17)
the whole document
in particular example 1 (paragraphs 62-70)
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 2014186557 A1
03 July 2014
CN 103443381 A
CN 105442996 A
EP 2691591 A1
JP 5940645 B2
JP 2014514233 A
TW 201245059 A
TW 201518226 A
US 2012247063 A1
US 2014182774 A1
US 2014186557 A1
WO 2012134818 A1
11 December 2013
30 March 2016
05 February 2014
29 June 2016
19 June 2014
16 November 2012
16 May 2015
04 October 2012
03 July 2014
03 July 2014
04 October 2012
WO 2013008724 A1
17 January 2013
JP WO2013008724 A1
WO 2013008724 A1
23 February 2015
17 January 2013
Name and mailing address of the ISA/:
European Patent Office
P.B. 5818, Patentlaan 2, 2280 HV Rijswijk,
Telephone No. (+31-70)340-2040
Facsimile No. (+31-70)340-3016
Date of the actual completion of the international search:
10 February 2017
Date of mailing of the international search report:
20 February 2017
Authorized officer:
Heer, Stephan
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