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International application No. Applicant's or agent's file reference
PCT/US2015/065326 84347102
International filing date (day/month/year) (Earliest) Priority Date (day/month/year)
11 December 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.     4    
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.


     B29C 67/00 (2017.01)i; B33Y 30/00 (2015.01)i; B33Y 50/00 (2015.01)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: print, density engine, plane region, classifier


Category* Citation of document, with indication, where appropriate, of the relevant passages Relevant to claim No.
US 2015-0298474 A1 (HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.) 22 October 2015 See abstract; claims 1, 14; and figure 1.
US 2008-0158274 A1 (TASAKA, KAZUTAKA) 03 July 2008 See abstract; and claims 1, 11.
US 8297728 B2 (RICHARDS, AUSTIN LLOYD et al.) 30 October 2012 See abstract; and claim 1.
US 2011-0211205 A1 (ITOGAWA, YOSHIHIRO) 01 September 2011 See abstract.
US 8967751 B2 (AZUMA, SATOSHI et al.) 03 March 2015 See abstract.
US 8840210 B1 (HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.) 23 September 2014 See abstract; and claims 1, 10, 14.
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 2015-0298474 A1
22 October 2015
CN 104936787 A
EP 2925525 A1
JP 2016-500032 A
WO 2014-082673 A1
23 September 2015
07 October 2015
07 January 2016
05 June 2014
US 2008-0158274 A1
03 July 2008
EP 1938999 A2
EP 1938999 A3
JP 2008-162072 A
02 July 2008
25 February 2009
17 July 2008
US 8297728 B2
30 October 2012
BR PI0703721 A
JP 04984071 B2
JP 2008-100515 A
US 2008-0094430 A1
US 2010-0321427 A1
US 7832819 B2
10 June 2008
25 July 2012
01 May 2008
24 April 2008
23 December 2010
16 November 2010
US 2011-0211205 A1
01 September 2011
JP 05152222 B2
JP 2011-177898 A
US 8651634 B2
27 February 2013
15 September 2011
18 February 2014
US 8967751 B2
03 March 2015
JP 05665386 B2
JP 2012-006260 A
US 2011-0316921 A1
04 February 2015
12 January 2012
29 December 2011
US 8840210 B1
23 September 2014
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:
09 September 2016
Date of mailing of the international search report:
09 September 2016
Authorized officer:
KANG, Sung Chul
Telephone No. +82-42-481-8405
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