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International application No. Applicant's or agent's file reference
PCT/US2018/024690 401703-PCT
International filing date (day/month/year) (Earliest) Priority Date (day/month/year)
28 March 2018 03 April 2017
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.     1A    
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 3/023 (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.
US 2005041011 A1 (SILFVERBERG MIIKA [FI] ET AL) 24 February 2005 (2005-02-24)
paragraphs [0025], [0026], [0028], [0034], [0036], [0039], [0040], [0042] - [0051]; figures 2A, 4A-4D, 5A-5E, 7, 10
WO 2010147611 A1 (INTEL CORP [US]; FERREN BRAN [US]) 23 December 2010 (2010-12-23)
page 4, line 7 - page 5, line 13; figure 1
page 8, line 13 - line 21
WO 2015127325 A1 (DRNC HOLDINGS INC [US]) 27 August 2015 (2015-08-27)
paragraphs [0003], [0026], [0027], [0038] - [0041]; figures 3A, 3B
US 2014078065 A1 (AKKOK AHMET [TR]) 20 March 2014 (2014-03-20)
paragraph [0025]
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 2005041011 A1
24 February 2005
AT 433146 T
AU 2003230055 A1
AU 2003240148 A1
AU 2003267469 A1
CN 1685303 A
CN 1689039 A
CN 101025672 A
DE 10392170 T5
EP 1546851 A1
EP 1547011 A1
EP 1898300 A2
GB 2399439 A
KR 20050050113 A
KR 20050057613 A
KR 20080007412 A
US 2004067762 A1
US 2005041011 A1
US 2005273724 A1
US 2006128438 A1
WO 2004031931 A1
WO 2004031932 A1
WO 2004032053 A1
15 June 2009
23 April 2004
23 April 2004
23 April 2004
19 October 2005
26 October 2005
29 August 2007
11 November 2004
29 June 2005
29 June 2005
12 March 2008
15 September 2004
27 May 2005
16 June 2005
18 January 2008
08 April 2004
24 February 2005
08 December 2005
15 June 2006
15 April 2004
15 April 2004
15 April 2004
WO 2010147611 A1
23 December 2010
BR PI0924002 A2
EP 2443532 A1
JP 5532499 B2
JP 2012527709 A
KR 20120013409 A
KR 20120013410 A
KR 20120016087 A
SG 175398 A1
US 2012075194 A1
WO 2010147611 A1
11 December 2012
25 April 2012
25 June 2014
08 November 2012
14 February 2012
14 February 2012
22 February 2012
29 December 2011
29 March 2012
23 December 2010
WO 2015127325 A1
27 August 2015
EP 3108338 A1
US 2017060413 A1
WO 2015127325 A1
28 December 2016
02 March 2017
27 August 2015
US 2014078065 A1
20 March 2014
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:
31 May 2018
Date of mailing of the international search report:
08 June 2018
Authorized officer:
Thibaudeau, Jean
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