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International application No. Applicant's or agent's file reference
PCT/KR2017/003831 2016OPSE8903
International filing date (day/month/year) (Earliest) Priority Date (day/month/year)
07 April 2017 27 April 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.     6b    
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.


     G06F 21/32 (2013.01)i; G06K 9/00 (2006.01)i; G06F 3/041 (2006.01)i; G06F 3/0488 (2013.01)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: touchscreen display, pressure sensor, fingerprint sensor, unlock, security policy


Category* Citation of document, with indication, where appropriate, of the relevant passages Relevant to claim No.
US 2010-0240415 A1 (JONG HWAN KIM et al.) 23 September 2010 See paragraphs [0049], [0073]-[0076], [0088]-[0091], [0099], [0127]-[0129]; claim 1; and figures 1-2, 4, 11.
US 2008-0253624 A1 (SHIH-FANG WONG et al.) 16 October 2008 See paragraphs [0026]-[0034]; and figure 4.
KR 10-2015-0092479 A (LG ELECTRONICS INC.) 13 August 2015 See paragraphs [0037]-[0044]; and figure 3.
WO 2016-018085 A1 (SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.) 04 February 2016 See paragraphs [0217]-[0223]; and figure 14.
KR 10-2011-0108646 A (SK TELECOM CO., LTD.) 06 October 2011 See paragraphs [0056]-[0063]; 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
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 2010-0240415 A1
23 September 2010
CN 101853379 A
CN 101853379 B
EP 2230623 A1
KR 10-1549558 B1
KR 10-1657549 B1
KR 10-2010-0104648 A
US 8443199 B2
06 October 2010
28 May 2014
22 September 2010
03 September 2015
20 September 2016
29 September 2010
14 May 2013
US 2008-0253624 A1
16 October 2008
CN 101286190 A
US 8019131 B2
15 October 2008
13 September 2011
KR 10-2015-0092479 A
13 August 2015
CN 106415569 A
EP 3103049 A1
US 8949618 B1
WO 2015-119324 A1
15 February 2017
14 December 2016
03 February 2015
13 August 2015
WO 2016-018085 A1
04 February 2016
AU 2015-297122 A1
CN 106575201 A
EP 3175335 A1
KR 10-2016-0014481 A
US 2016-0034117 A1
04 February 2016
19 April 2017
07 June 2017
11 February 2016
04 February 2016
KR 10-2011-0108646 A
06 October 2011
KR 10-1196759 B1
05 November 2012
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:
07 July 2017
Date of mailing of the international search report:
10 July 2017
Authorized officer:
CHIN, Sang Bum
Telephone No. +82-42-481-8398
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