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International application No. Applicant's or agent's file reference
PCT/US2016/060265 P91965PCT-0412
International filing date (day/month/year) (Earliest) Priority Date (day/month/year)
03 November 2016 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.     1    
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
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: bluetooth, low, energy, beacon, content, validation, server, safety, level, score, and similar terms.


Category* Citation of document, with indication, where appropriate, of the relevant passages Relevant to claim No.
US 2015-0334569 A1 (CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.) 19 November 2015 See paragraphs [0011], [0021], [0026], [0040]-[0051], [0056]; claims 1, 7, 9, 13; and figures 2, 4.
US 8108536 B1 (BRIAN HERNACKI et al.) 31 January 2012 See column 5, lines 38-48; column 9, lines 33-46; claims 1, 6; and figures 2, 9.
US 2013-0227700 A1 (MANDEEP DHILLON et al.) 29 August 2013 See paragraphs [0011]-[0045]; and figures 1-3.
US 2015-0072618 A1 (JOHN HASTINGS GRANBERY) 12 March 2015 See paragraphs [0023]-[0054]; and figures 1-5.
US 2015-0126119 A1 (EGAN SCHULZ et al.) 07 May 2015 See paragraphs [0014]-[0034]; and figures 1-2.
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 2015-0334569 A1
19 November 2015
US 09258713 B2
09 February 2016
US 8108536 B1
31 January 2012
US 2013-0227700 A1
29 August 2013
US 09390243 B2
12 July 2016
US 2015-0072618 A1
12 March 2015
AU 2014-315484 A1
CA 2916053 A1
CN 105493484 A
EP 3042494 A1
KR 10-2016-0037134 A
US 2016-345126 A1
US 09445220 B2
WO 2015-034755 A1
21 January 2016
12 March 2015
13 April 2016
13 July 2016
05 April 2016
24 November 2016
13 September 2016
12 March 2015
US 2015-0126119 A1
07 May 2015
AU 2014-347258 A1
CA 2915909 A1
CN 105340304 A
EP 3066852 A1
JP 2016-534618 A
KR 10-2016-0026883 A
US 2016-066162 A1
US 09215570 B2
WO 2015-069369 A1
21 January 2016
14 May 2015
17 February 2016
14 September 2016
04 November 2016
09 March 2016
03 March 2016
15 December 2015
14 May 2015
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 February 2017
Date of mailing of the international search report:
22 February 2017
Authorized officer:
KIM, Seong Woo
Telephone No. +82-42-481-3348
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