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International application No. Applicant's or agent's file reference
PCT/EP2016/051950 3h304600CHE73AS
International filing date (day/month/year) (Earliest) Priority Date (day/month/year)
29 January 2016
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.     2    
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.


     B60L 11/18 (2006.01)i; H02J 7/00 (2006.01)i; G01R 31/36 (2006.01)i; G01R 19/165 (2006.01)i; H01M 10/48 (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):
     B60L; H02J; G01R; H01M
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.
WO 2011001266 A2 (TOYOTA MOTOR CO LTD [JP]; TAKAHASHI KENJI [JP]; NISHI YUJI [JP]; TOMUR) 06 January 2011 (2011-01-06)
paragraph [0116]; figures 11,12,17
paragraph [0147] - paragraph [0150]
EP 2626763 A1 (SONY CORP [JP]) 14 August 2013 (2013-08-14)
paragraph [0136]
EP 1920517 A2 (TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INC [US]) 14 May 2008 (2008-05-14)
paragraph [0017] - paragraph [0033]; figures 5-8
EP 2793038 A2 (SAMSUNG SDI CO LTD [KR]) 22 October 2014 (2014-10-22)
paragraph [0003] - paragraph [0022]; claims 1-15
US 2012049802 A1 (BARSUKOV YEVGEN P [US] ET AL) 01 March 2012 (2012-03-01)
the whole document
US 5703469 A (KINOSHITA NAOKI [JP]) 30 December 1997 (1997-12-30)
the whole document
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
WO 2011001266 A2
06 January 2011
CN 102470771 A
EP 2432659 A2
JP 4744622 B2
JP 2011015520 A
US 2012109443 A1
WO 2011001266 A2
23 May 2012
28 March 2012
10 August 2011
20 January 2011
03 May 2012
06 January 2011
EP 2626763 A1
14 August 2013
BR 112013007691 A2
CN 103154844 A
CN 104348246 A
EP 2626763 A1
JP 5691365 B2
JP 2012085380 A
KR 20130121824 A
TW 201230611 A
US 2013181655 A1
WO 2012046549 A1
09 August 2016
12 June 2013
11 February 2015
14 August 2013
01 April 2015
26 April 2012
06 November 2013
16 July 2012
18 July 2013
12 April 2012
EP 1920517 A2
14 May 2008
CN 101507081 A
EP 1920517 A2
JP 2009505330 A
US 2007029970 A1
WO 2007016661 A2
12 August 2009
14 May 2008
05 February 2009
08 February 2007
08 February 2007
EP 2793038 A2
22 October 2014
CN 104113103 A
EP 2793038 A2
EP 2952922 A1
JP 2014211427 A
KR 20140125473 A
US 2014312910 A1
22 October 2014
22 October 2014
09 December 2015
13 November 2014
29 October 2014
23 October 2014
US 2012049802 A1
01 March 2012
CN 103038657 A
JP 2013541700 A
US 2012049802 A1
WO 2012027736 A2
10 April 2013
14 November 2013
01 March 2012
01 March 2012
US 5703469 A
30 December 1997
JP 3540437 B2
JP H08336202 A
US 5703469 A
07 July 2004
17 December 1996
30 December 1997
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:
28 September 2016
Date of mailing of the international search report:
06 October 2016
Authorized officer:
Al-Taie, Haider
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