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International application No. Applicant's or agent's file reference
PCT/US2017/046404 P118404PCT
International filing date (day/month/year) (Earliest) Priority Date (day/month/year)
11 August 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.     5H    
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 39/22 (2006.01)i; H01L 39/24 (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: conductive layer, conductive circuit element, Josephson junction, electrode, lead


Category* Citation of document, with indication, where appropriate, of the relevant passages Relevant to claim No.
US 2016-0343935 A1 (INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION) 24 November 2016 See paragraphs [0004], [0024]-[0070]; claim 1; and figures 1-3, 10.
US 5250817 A (RICHARD L. FINK) 05 October 1993 See column 7, line 31 – page 9, line 9; claim 11; and figure 3.
US 2006-0163706 A1 (STEPHEN E. LUCE et al.) 27 July 2006 See paragraphs [0029]-[0030]; claims 3-7; and figure 4.
WO 2017-015432 A1 (MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY) 26 January 2017 See paragraphs [0095]-[0101]; claim 1; and figures 3A-3C.
US 2011-0089405 A1 (ERIC LADIZINSKY et al.) 21 April 2011 See paragraphs [0076]-[0084]; claim 1; and figures 5A-5C.
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 2016-0343935 A1
24 November 2016
US 2017-0062228 A1
US 9515247 B1
US 9705063 B2
US 2016-0343934 A1
02 March 2017
06 December 2016
11 July 2017
24 November 2016
US 5250817 A
05 October 1993
US 2006-0163706 A1
27 July 2006
US 7183656 B2
27 February 2007
WO 2017-015432 A1
26 January 2017
US 2011-0089405 A1
21 April 2011
CA 02751897 A1
CN 102334206 B
CN 102334206 A
CN 105914219 A
EP 3098865 A1
EP 2401776 A2
EP 2401776 B1
JP 2012-519379 A
US 2015-0187840 A1
US 9490296 B2
US 8951808 B2
US 2017-098682 A1
WO 2010-099312 A2
WO 2010-099312 A3
02 September 2010
29 June 2016
25 January 2012
31 August 2016
30 November 2016
04 January 2012
10 August 2016
23 August 2012
02 July 2015
08 November 2016
10 February 2015
06 April 2017
02 September 2010
29 December 2010
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:
01 May 2018
Date of mailing of the international search report:
01 May 2018
Authorized officer:
KANG, Hee Gok
Telephone No. +82-42-481-8264
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