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International application No. Applicant's or agent's file reference
PCT/US2016/069633 31718-33990/PCT
International filing date (day/month/year) (Earliest) Priority Date (day/month/year)
31 December 2016 27 December 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.


     H01L 41/09 (2006.01)i; H01L 41/193 (2006.01)i; H01L 41/25 (2013.01)i; H01L 41/27 (2013.01)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:
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: elastomer layer, fluid-based circuit, sensing layer, via layer, actuator layer, fluidic transistor


Category* Citation of document, with indication, where appropriate, of the relevant passages Relevant to claim No.
US 2014-0238153 A1 (ROBERT J. WOOD et al.) 28 August 2014 See paragraphs [0041]-[0049], [0066]-[0072]; and figures 1, 5.
WO 2016-205375 A1 (THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN)  22 December 2016 See paragraphs [0046]-[0050], [0057], [0060]-[0066]; and figures 1A, 5A-6A.
US 2013-0333094 A1 (THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS) 19 December 2013 See paragraphs [0068], [0100], [0171].
US 2015-0088043 A1 (EUGENE C. GOLDFIELD et al.) 26 March 2015 See paragraphs [0055]-[0094]; and figures 1-9.
US 2016-0363997 A1 (SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.) 15 December 2016 See paragraphs [0079]-[0083]; and figures 7-11.
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 2014-0238153 A1
28 August 2014
CN 103959029 A
EP 2758760 A2
JP 2014-528079 A
KR 10-2014-0078704 A
WO 2013-044226 A2
WO 2013-044226 A3
30 July 2014
30 July 2014
23 October 2014
25 June 2014
28 March 2013
11 July 2013
WO 2016-205375 A1
22 December 2016
US 2013-0333094 A1
19 December 2013
CN 105283122 A
EP 2830492 A1
JP 2015-521303 A
KR 10-2015-0004819 A
US 9554484 B2
WO 2013-149181 A1
27 January 2016
04 February 2015
27 July 2015
13 January 2015
24 January 2017
03 October 2013
US 2015-0088043 A1
26 March 2015
WO 2013-033669 A2
WO 2013-033669 A3
07 March 2013
27 June 2013
US 2016-0363997 A1
15 December 2016
WO 2016-205143 A1
22 December 2016
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:
15 September 2017
Date of mailing of the international search report:
15 September 2017
Authorized officer:
KIM, Seong Woo
Telephone No. +82-42-481-3348
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