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International application No. Applicant's or agent's file reference
PCT/US2017/040364 78322WO004
International filing date (day/month/year) (Earliest) Priority Date (day/month/year)
30 June 2017 01 July 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.     6A    
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.


     B24D 3/32 (2006.01)i; B24D 3/34 (2006.01)i; C09K 3/14 (2006.01)i; B24D 11/00 (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: nonwoven, abrasive, particle, web, two fiber


Category* Citation of document, with indication, where appropriate, of the relevant passages Relevant to claim No.
US 5685935 A (HEYER et al.) 11 November 1997 See column 1, line 11 - column 2, line 26; column 4, line 64 - column 7, line 10; column 9, line 42 - column 13, line 38; claim 1; and figures 1-3.
US 2016-0008957 A1 (3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY) 14 January 2016 See paragraphs [0036], [0039]; and figures 1A-1C.
WO 2010-075041 A2 (SAINT-GOBAIN ABRASIVES, INC. et al.) 01 July 2010 See page 4, line 2 - page 8, line 11.
US 2013-0012112 A1 (HSU et al.) 10 January 2013 See paragraphs [0016]-[0026], [0030]-[0041]; and figures 1-2, 4-5.
US 2016-0052106 A1 (3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY) 25 February 2016 See paragraphs [0054]-[0055]; and figures 1A, 15.
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 5685935 A
11 November 1997
EP 0656080 B1
EP 0656080 A1
JP 3245170 B2
JP 08-500642 A
KR 10-1995-0703093 A
WO 1994-004738 A1
18 September 1996
07 June 1995
07 January 2002
23 January 1996
23 August 1995
03 March 1994
US 2016-0008957 A1
14 January 2016
CA 2903967 A1
CN 105008093 A
EP 2964424 A4
EP 2964424 A1
JP 2016-512177 A
KR 10-2015-0125968 A
MX 2015011535 A
WO 2014-137972 A1
12 September 2014
28 October 2015
23 November 2016
13 January 2016
25 April 2016
10 November 2015
05 February 2016
12 September 2014
WO 2010-075041 A2
01 July 2010
CA 2747634 A1
CN 102245351 A
EP 2382068 A2
JP 2012-512037 A
MX 2011006358 A
RU 2486047 C2
RU 2011-127318 A
SG 171980 A1
US 8734205 B2
US 2010-0159805 A1
WO 2010-075041 A3
ZA 201105422 B
01 July 2010
16 November 2011
02 November 2011
31 May 2012
03 August 2011
27 June 2013
27 January 2013
28 July 2011
27 May 2014
24 June 2010
16 September 2010
29 August 2012
US 2013-0012112 A1
10 January 2013
BR 112013031621 A2
CN 103649395 B
CN 103649395 A
EP 2726658 A4
EP 2726658 A2
JP 5764261 B2
JP 2014-516817 A
KR 10-1584516 B1
KR 10-2014-0024960 A
WO 2013-003650 A2
WO 2013-003650 A3
06 December 2016
31 May 2017
19 March 2014
15 July 2015
07 May 2014
19 August 2015
17 July 2014
12 January 2016
03 March 2014
03 January 2013
28 March 2013
US 2016-0052106 A1
25 February 2016
CN 105121096 A
EP 2978567 A4
EP 2978567 A1
JP 2016-514627 A
MX 2015013566 A
WO 2014-160578 A1
02 December 2015
16 November 2016
03 February 2016
23 May 2016
05 February 2016
02 October 2014
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:
12 October 2017
Date of mailing of the international search report:
12 October 2017
Authorized officer:
BAE, Geun Tae
Telephone No. +82-42-481-3547
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