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International application No. Applicant's or agent's file reference
PCT/US2017/015282 EE206PCT
International filing date (day/month/year) (Earliest) Priority Date (day/month/year)
27 January 2017 27 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.


     H02S 40/34 (2014.01)i; H01L 31/042 (2014.01)i; H02S 30/00 (2014.01)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: mounting bracket, rectracted position, extended position, photovoltaic module


Category* Citation of document, with indication, where appropriate, of the relevant passages Relevant to claim No.
US 2015-0144181 A1 (PHIL GILCHRIST et al.) 28 May 2015 See paragraphs [0033]-[0037]; and figures 2-4.
US 2015-0163949 A1 (HAIBO ZHANG et al.) 11 June 2015 See paragraphs [0026]-[0029]; and figures 4-8.
US 2013-0208423 A1 (STEVEN M. TOM et al.) 15 August 2013 See paragraphs [0023]-[0033]; and figures 2-5.
US 2014-0166356 A1 (SOLAREDGE TECHNOLOGIES LTD.) 19 June 2014 See paragraphs [0030]-[0033]; and figures 1a-1g.
KR 10-2015-0089341 A (LG ELECTRONICS INC.) 05 August 2015 See paragraphs [0034]-[0060]; and figures 1-5.
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 2015-0144181 A1
28 May 2015
AU 2014-354752 A1
EP 3075218 A4
EP 3075218 A1
WO 2015-081204 A1
04 June 2015
07 December 2016
05 October 2016
04 June 2015
US 2015-0163949 A1
11 June 2015
US 9343600 B2
17 May 2016
US 2013-0208423 A1
15 August 2013
US 8902590 B2
WO 2013-122959 A2
WO 2013-122959 A3
02 December 2014
22 August 2013
02 October 2014
US 2014-0166356 A1
19 June 2014
US 8690110 B2
US 9099849 B2
US 2015-0381104 A1
US 2010-0294903 A1
US 9438161 B2
08 April 2014
04 August 2015
31 December 2015
25 November 2010
06 September 2016
KR 10-2015-0089341 A
05 August 2015
EP 2897286 A2
EP 2897286 A3
JP 2015-133902 A
KR 10-2015-0085412 A
US 2015-0200603 A1
22 July 2015
23 September 2015
23 July 2015
23 July 2015
16 July 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 April 2017
Date of mailing of the international search report:
20 April 2017
Authorized officer:
PARK, Hye Lyun
Telephone No. +82-42-481-3463
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