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International application No. Applicant's or agent's file reference
PCT/US2016/014749 90037823
International filing date (day/month/year) (Earliest) Priority Date (day/month/year)
25 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.     3    
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.


     H04L 29/06 (2006.01)i; H04L 12/22 (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 models
Japanese 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: access, identity, modifying, confirmation message, setting


Category* Citation of document, with indication, where appropriate, of the relevant passages Relevant to claim No.
US 6282649 B1 (HOWARD SHELTON LAMBERT et al.) 28 August 2001 See column 2, lines 37-54; claims 1, 4; and figure 1.
US 2010-0169394 A1 (JUDAH GAMLIEL HAHN) 01 July 2010 See paragraphs [0012], [0016]; and figure 1A.
US 2012-0266239 A1 (CHARLES B. BRADLEY, Ⅱ) 18 October 2012 See paragraphs [0037], [0043]; and figure 3.
US 2015-0279198 A1 (OPLINK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.) 01 October 2015 See paragraphs [0004]-[0005]; and figure 1.
EP 0447339 A2 (INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION) 18 September 1991 See column 2, lines 41-47; and figure 4.
Special categories of cited documents:
document defining the general state of the art which is not considered to be of particular relevance
document cited by the applicant in the international application
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 6282649 B1
28 August 2001
GB 2329497 A
GB 2329497 B
GB 9719874 D0
24 March 1999
31 January 2001
19 November 1997
US 2010-0169394 A1
01 July 2010
CN 102227733 A
CN 102227733 B
EP 2377063 A1
KR 10-2011-0098721 A
TW 201025072 A
US 8166067 B2
WO 2010-074817 A1
26 October 2011
26 March 2014
19 October 2011
01 September 2011
01 July 2010
24 April 2012
01 July 2010
US 2012-0266239 A1
18 October 2012
AU 2012-201489 A1
AU 2012-201489 B2
CA 2771485 A1
GB 201206566 D0
GB 2490217 A
GB 2490217 B
US 09081982 B2
01 November 2012
04 December 2014
18 October 2012
30 May 2012
24 October 2012
25 March 2015
14 July 2015
US 2015-0279198 A1
01 October 2015
CN 104954352 A
EP 2930702 A1
US 9280890 B2
30 September 2015
14 October 2015
08 March 2016
EP 0447339 A2
18 September 1991
EP 0447339 A3
JP 07-093263 A
US 5263158 A
15 December 1993
07 April 1995
16 November 1993
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:
05 October 2016
Date of mailing of the international search report:
10 October 2016
Authorized officer:
KIM, Seong Woo
Telephone No. +82-42-481-3348
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