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1. WO2017138700 - MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF SCANNING MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGE USING THE SAME


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INTERNATIONAL SEARCH REPORT (ISR)
Part 1:  1  2  3  4  5  6          Part 2:  A  B  C  D  E 
International application No. Applicant's or agent's file reference
PCT/KR2017/000363 SH-52660-PCT
International filing date (day/month/year) (Earliest) Priority Date (day/month/year)
11 January 2017 12 February 2016
Applicant
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
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)).
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)).
c.
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
a.
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.
b.
none of the figures is to be published with the abstract.

A. CLASSIFICATION OF SUBJECT MATTER

     A61B 5/055 (2006.01)i; A61B 5/00 (2006.01)i; G01R 33/36 (2006.01)i; G01R 33/38 (2006.01)i
According to International Patent Classification (IPC) or to both national classification and IPC

B. FIELDS SEARCHED

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: MRI, slice, repetition time, RF pulse, coverage area, move

C. DOCUMENTS CONSIDERED TO BE RELEVANT

Category* Citation of document, with indication, where appropriate, of the relevant passages Relevant to claim No.
(1)
X
KR 10-2015-0128607 A (BETH ISRAEL DEACONESS MEDICAL CENTER, INC.) 18 November 2015 See abstract, paragraphs [43]-[50] and figures 3a,3b.
1,5,6,8,12,13,15
Y
2-4,7,9-11,14
(2)
Y
KR 10-1301490 B1 (KOREA ADVANCED INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY et al.) 29 August 2013 See paragraphs [70],[80],[85],[112].
2-4,7,9-11
(3)
Y
JP 2006-122301 A (GE MEDICAL SYSTEMS GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY CO., L.L.C.) 18 May 2006 See paragraph [05].
4,11,14
(4)
A
KR 10-2013-0099612 A (KOREA UNIVERSITY RESEARCH AND BUSINESS FOUNDATION) 06 September 2013 See claims 1-7 and figures 1-4.
1-15
(5)
A
US 2009-0179641 A1 (MATSUDA et al.) 16 July 2009 See claims 1-15 and figures 1-5.
1-15
*
Special categories of cited documents:
"A"
document defining the general state of the art which is not considered to be of particular relevance
"D"
document cited by the applicant in the international application
"E"
earlier application or patent but published on or after the international filing date
"L"
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)
"O"
document referring to an oral disclosure, use, exhibition or other means
"P"
document published prior to the international filing date but later than the priority date claimed
"T"
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
"X"
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
"Y"
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

D. INFORMATION ON PATENT FAMILY MEMBERS

Patent document cited in search report Publication date
(day/month/year)
Patent family member(s) Publication date
(day/month/year)
KR 10-2015-0128607 A
18 November 2015
EP 2942635 A1
US 2015-0323630 A1
KR 10-1664138 B1
11 November 2015
12 November 2015
10 October 2016
KR 10-1301490 B1
29 August 2013
CN 103505212 A
EP 2677334 A1
US 2013-0335080 A1
15 January 2014
25 December 2013
19 December 2013
JP 2006-122301 A
18 May 2006
JP 4699739 B2
15 June 2011
KR 10-2013-0099612 A
06 September 2013
KR 10-1310707 B1
24 September 2013
US 2009-0179641 A1
16 July 2009
CN 101574258 B
CN 101574258 A
JP 2009-160342 A
US 7859263 B2
10 August 2011
11 November 2009
23 July 2009
28 December 2010
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:
14 April 2017
Date of mailing of the international search report:
19 April 2017
Authorized officer:
KIM, Yeon Kyung
Telephone No. +82-42-481-3325
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