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International application No. Applicant's or agent's file reference
PCT/US2018/044869 170156WO01
International filing date (day/month/year) (Earliest) Priority Date (day/month/year)
01 August 2018 10 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.     2    
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 3/041 (2006.01)i; H01B 5/00 (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:
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: touch, sensor, electrode, array, round, corner, routing


Category* Citation of document, with indication, where appropriate, of the relevant passages Relevant to claim No.
US 2016-0349890 A1 (HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.) 01 December 2016 See paragraphs [0017], [0022]; and figure 2.
US 2015-0145821 A1 (LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.) 28 May 2015 See paragraphs [0093]-[0096], [0105]-[0112]; and figures 9, 11.
US 2015-0309634 A1 (LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.) 29 October 2015 See paragraphs [0110]-[0113]; and figure 6.
US 2013-0147724 A1 (SANGSOO HWANG et al.) 13 June 2013 See paragraphs [0015]-[0022], [0038]-[0039]; and figure 1.
US 2016-0291721 A1 (SYNAPTICS INCORPORATED) 06 October 2016 See paragraphs [0098]-[0099]; and figure 9.
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 2016-0349890 A1
01 December 2016
TW 201642093 A
TW I628566 B
01 December 2016
01 July 2018
US 2015-0145821 A1
28 May 2015
CN 104679321 A
CN 104679321 B
EP 2879026 A1
EP 2879026 B1
JP 2015-106411 A
JP 6005121 B2
KR 10-2015-0062011 A
TW 201523387 A
TW I546713 B
US 9851825 B2
03 June 2015
09 October 2018
03 June 2015
29 August 2018
08 June 2015
12 October 2016
05 June 2015
16 June 2015
21 August 2016
26 December 2017
US 2015-0309634 A1
29 October 2015
CN 105045440 A
CN 105045440 B
KR 10-1633175 B1
KR 10-2015-0125129 A
TW 201541506 A
TW I538027 B
US 2018-0107318 A1
US 9823765 B2
11 November 2015
07 August 2018
24 June 2016
09 November 2015
01 November 2015
11 June 2016
19 April 2018
21 November 2017
US 2013-0147724 A1
13 June 2013
CN 103164076 A
CN 103164076 B
EP 2602697 A2
EP 2602697 A3
JP 2013-122752 A
JP 5583187 B2
KR 10-1360782 B1
KR 10-2013-0065564 A
US 8994673 B2
19 June 2013
27 April 2016
12 June 2013
14 May 2014
20 June 2013
03 September 2014
12 February 2014
19 June 2013
31 March 2015
US 2016-0291721 A1
06 October 2016
CN 106055181 A
JP 2016-197402 A
KR 10-2016-0119715 A
US 9939972 B2
26 October 2016
24 November 2016
14 October 2016
10 April 2018
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:
14 November 2018
Date of mailing of the international search report:
14 November 2018
Authorized officer:
LEE, Seoung Young
Telephone No. +82-42-481-3535
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