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International application No. Applicant's or agent's file reference
PCT/US2018/045807 APPM25423WO1
International filing date (day/month/year) (Earliest) Priority Date (day/month/year)
08 August 2018 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.     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.


     H01L 49/02 (2006.01)i; H01L 21/027 (2006.01)i; H01L 21/02 (2006.01)i; H01L 21/311 (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: semiconductor, inductor, center, core, magnetic, etching, mask, etching, substrate, seed, layer


Category* Citation of document, with indication, where appropriate, of the relevant passages Relevant to claim No.
US 7262680 B2 (ALBERT Z. H. WANG) 28 August 2007 See column 2, lines 60-70; column 4, lines 40-45; column 5, lines 15-20; claim 1; and figures 1, 4.
KR 10-2005-0059947 A (MAGNACHIP SEMICONDUCTOR, LTD.) 21 June 2005 See page 3; and figures 1a-1f.
KR 10-2007-0116460 A (SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.) 10 December 2007 See claims 1-10; and figures 1a-5d.
US 7807337 B2 (HYO JONG LEE et al.) 05 October 2010 See claims 1-11; and figure 3A.
US 7381607 B2 (EDWARD B. HARRIS et al.) 03 June 2008 See columns 4-5; and figures 1-12.
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 7262680 B2
28 August 2007
US 2005-0190035 A1
01 September 2005
KR 10-2005-0059947 A
21 June 2005
KR 10-2007-0116460 A
10 December 2007
US 7807337 B2
05 October 2010
AT 398332 T
CN 1624916 A
EP 1530226 A2
EP 1530226 A3
EP 1530226 B1
KR 10-0689665 B1
KR 10-2005-0043341 A
US 2005-0116317 A1
US 2008-0102409 A1
15 July 2008
08 June 2005
11 May 2005
25 October 2006
11 June 2008
08 March 2007
11 May 2005
02 June 2005
01 May 2008
US 7381607 B2
03 June 2008
CN 101345242 A
CN 101345242 B
CN 101794775 A
CN 101794775 B
CN 1707806 A
CN 1707806 B
EP 1513170 A2
EP 1513170 A3
EP 1513170 B1
EP 1830402 A2
EP 1830402 A3
EP 1830402 B1
JP 2005-072588 A
JP 2007-300143 A
KR 10-1084959 B1
KR 10-2005-0020707 A
SG 109577 A1
TW 200509370 A
TW 201330228 A
TW I412119 B
TW I418017 B
US 2005-0040471 A1
US 2007-0107206 A1
US 7075167 B2
14 January 2009
21 July 2010
04 August 2010
28 December 2011
14 December 2005
18 August 2010
09 March 2005
25 May 2005
24 September 2014
05 September 2007
17 October 2007
17 June 2015
17 March 2005
15 November 2007
23 November 2011
04 March 2005
30 March 2005
01 March 2005
16 July 2013
11 October 2013
01 December 2013
24 February 2005
17 May 2007
11 July 2006
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:
27 November 2018
Date of mailing of the international search report:
27 November 2018
Authorized officer:
KIM, Seong Woo
Telephone No. +82-42-481-3348
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