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International application No. Applicant's or agent's file reference
PCT/US2016/015765 84424048
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.     7    
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.


     G01J 3/44 (2006.01)i; G01N 21/65 (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: analyte, detection, chamber, stage, tunable, lens, focus, spectroscopy


Category* Citation of document, with indication, where appropriate, of the relevant passages Relevant to claim No.
US 2012-0170050 A1 (SAVRAN et al.) 05 July 2012 See paragraphs [0024]-[0028], [0052]-[0058]; claim 1; and figures 1, 4, 9.
US 2007-0252983 A1 (TONG et al.) 01 November 2007 See paragraphs [0041], [0061]; and figures 2, 5, 10.
US 7738096 B2 (ZHAO et al.) 15 June 2010 See figures 3A-3C.
US 7450227 B2 (DWIGHT et al.) 11 November 2008 See figure 17.
US 2006-0023209 A1 (LEE et al.) 02 February 2006 See figure 9.
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 2012-0170050 A1
05 July 2012
US 8663563 B2
04 March 2014
US 2007-0252983 A1
01 November 2007
US 7511808 B2
31 March 2009
US 7738096 B2
15 June 2010
CA 2667040 A1
CA 2668259 A1
US 2006-0252065 A1
US 2007-0090572 A1
US 2007-0166539 A1
US 2008-0144026 A1
US 2009-0082220 A1
US 2009-0086201 A1
US 2009-0149344 A1
US 2009-0303472 A1
US 2010-0104749 A1
US 7583379 B2
US 7656525 B2
US 7658991 B2
US 7880876 B2
US 7889334 B2
US 7940387 B2
09 December 2009
16 December 2009
09 November 2006
26 April 2007
19 July 2007
19 June 2008
26 March 2009
02 April 2009
11 June 2009
10 December 2009
29 April 2010
01 September 2009
02 February 2010
09 February 2010
01 February 2011
15 February 2011
10 May 2011
US 7450227 B2
11 November 2008
US 2006-0061762 A1
WO 2006-137885 A2
WO 2006-137885 A3
23 March 2006
28 December 2006
26 July 2006
US 2006-0023209 A1
02 February 2006
US 2005-0255236 A1
US 7133129 B2
US 7212284 B2
WO 2006-015078 A1
17 November 2005
07 November 2006
01 May 2007
09 February 2006
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:
20 October 2016
Date of mailing of the international search report:
20 October 2016
Authorized officer:
KANG, Sung Chul
Telephone No. +82-42-481-8405
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