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International application No. Applicant's or agent's file reference
PCT/KR2017/008065 F201703-0025
International filing date (day/month/year) (Earliest) Priority Date (day/month/year)
26 July 2017 03 August 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.     4c    
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 3/044 (2006.01)i; G06K 9/00 (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:
한국등록실용신안공보 및 한국공개실용신안공보: 조사된 최소문헌란에 기재된 IPC일본등록실용신안공보 및 일본공개실용신안공보: 조사된 최소문헌란에 기재된 IPC
Electronic data base consulted during the international search (name of data base and, where practicable, search terms used):
eKOMPASS(KIPO internal) & Keywords: fingerprint, window, glass, cover, substarte, intergrated, structre, depth


Category* Citation of document, with indication, where appropriate, of the relevant passages Relevant to claim No.
US 2015-0036065 A1 (APPLE INC.) 05 February 2015 See paragraphs [0041]-[0042], [0048]-[0049], [0064], [0069]-[0070], [0072], [0096]-[0099]; claim 5; and figures 1, 3A, 4B, 6, 8-10, 17-18.
WO 2016-093669 A1 (CRUCIALTEC CO.,LTD.) 16 June 2016 See claim 12; and figure 7.
GB2490593 A GB 2490593 A (VALIDITY SENSORS INC.) 07 November 2012 See paragraphs [0041], [0045]; and figures 2a-2b.
US 2015-0371076 A1 (TPK TOUCH SOLUTIONS (XIAMEN) INC.) 24 December 2015 See claim 1; and figure 2.
WO 2016-061155 A1 (CORNING INCORPORATED) 21 April 2016 See claim 1; and figure 3.
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 2015-0036065 A1
05 February 2015
WO 2016-093669 A1
16 June 2016
KR 10-2016-0071352 A
21 June 2016
GB 2490593 A
07 November 2012
DE 102012008847 A1
DE 102012008847 A8
TW 201246087 A
TW I490789 B
08 November 2012
17 July 2014
16 November 2012
01 July 2015
US 2015-0371076 A1
24 December 2015
CN 105468187 A
JP 2016-006648 A
JP 6073415 B2
KR 10-2015-0145205 A
TW 201601045 A
TW I545492 B
TW M517365 U
06 April 2016
14 January 2016
01 February 2017
29 December 2015
01 January 2016
11 August 2016
11 February 2016
WO 2016-061155 A1
21 April 2016
KR 10-2017-0070173 A
TW 201621585 A
US 2017-0228072 A1
21 June 2017
16 June 2016
10 August 2017
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 November 2017
Date of mailing of the international search report:
08 November 2017
Authorized officer:
LEE, Dal Kyong
Telephone No. +82-42-481-8440
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