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International application No. Applicant's or agent's file reference
PCT/US2017/053100 8888-91102
International filing date (day/month/year) (Earliest) Priority Date (day/month/year)
22 September 2017 22 September 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.     1    
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 1/16 (2006.01)i; G06F 3/01 (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:
Electronic data base consulted during the international search (name of data base and, where practicable, search terms used):
EPO-Internal, WPI Data


Category* Citation of document, with indication, where appropriate, of the relevant passages Relevant to claim No.
WO 2013067230 A1 (BALAN ALEXANDRU O [RO]; HASTINGS RYAN L [US]; LATTA STEPHEN G [US]; SC) 10 May 2013 (2013-05-10)
paragraphs [0071] - [0102]; figures 1C-1G
paragraphs [0122] - [0170]; figures 4A-4B,5G
US 9304003 B1 (ASHMAN MATTHEW SAMMIS [US] ET AL) 05 April 2016 (2016-04-05)
column 1, line 1 - column 4, line 3; figures 1,2
column 10, line 23 - column 13, line 63; figures 15-19
US 2016049012 A1 (TORII SHINYA [JP] ET AL) 18 February 2016 (2016-02-18)
paragraphs [0032] - [0059]; figures 1-2
paragraphs [0101] - [0104], [0123]; figure 9
US 2015310263 A1 (ZHANG CHA [US] ET AL) 29 October 2015 (2015-10-29)
paragraphs [0010] - [0022]; figures 1-5
EP 2879022 A1 (NEC SOLUTION INNOVATORS LTD [JP]) 03 June 2015 (2015-06-03)
paragraphs [0027] - [0029]; figure 3
paragraph [0052]; figure 6
paragraphs [0084] - [0094]; figures 9-11
US 2012229248 A1 (PARSHIONIKAR UDAY [US] ET AL) 13 September 2012 (2012-09-13)
paragraph [0142]; figure 14
WO 2016073986 A1 (EYE LABS LLC [US]) 12 May 2016 (2016-05-12)
paragraphs [0106] - [0109]; figures 9-11
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
WO 2013067230 A1
10 May 2013
CN 103091843 A
HK 1183105 A1
US 2013114043 A1
WO 2013067230 A1
08 May 2013
10 June 2016
09 May 2013
10 May 2013
US 9304003 B1
05 April 2016
CN 107407567 A
US 9304003 B1
WO 2016148851 A1
28 November 2017
05 April 2016
22 September 2016
US 2016049012 A1
18 February 2016
JP 2016040865 A
US 2016049012 A1
US 2017287228 A1
24 March 2016
18 February 2016
05 October 2017
US 2015310263 A1
29 October 2015
AU 2015253557 A1
CA 2943424 A1
CN 106255978 A
EP 3137938 A1
JP 2017516140 A
KR 20160146861 A
US 2015310263 A1
WO 2015167909 A1
09 March 2017
05 November 2015
21 December 2016
08 March 2017
15 June 2017
21 December 2016
29 October 2015
05 November 2015
EP 2879022 A1
03 June 2015
CN 104508600 A
EP 2879022 A1
HK 1205311 A1
JP 5936155 B2
JP WO2014016987 A1
US 2015205484 A1
WO 2014016987 A1
08 April 2015
03 June 2015
11 December 2015
15 June 2016
07 July 2016
23 July 2015
30 January 2014
US 2012229248 A1
13 September 2012
US 2012229248 A1
WO 2012125596 A2
13 September 2012
20 September 2012
WO 2016073986 A1
12 May 2016
EP 3216023 A1
US 2016131908 A1
US 2016133053 A1
US 2016133055 A1
US 2016133170 A1
US 2016170481 A1
US 2017228938 A1
US 2017336861 A1
WO 2016073986 A1
13 September 2017
12 May 2016
12 May 2016
12 May 2016
12 May 2016
16 June 2016
10 August 2017
23 November 2017
12 May 2016
Name and mailing address of the ISA/:
European Patent Office
P.B. 5818, Patentlaan 2, 2280 HV Rijswijk,
Telephone No. (+31-70)340-2040
Facsimile No. (+31-70)340-3016
Date of the actual completion of the international search:
12 December 2017
Date of mailing of the international search report:
22 December 2017
Authorized officer:
Suarez Y Gonzalez, R
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