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International application No. Applicant's or agent's file reference
PCT/IB2018/056606 3065-0286i
International filing date (day/month/year) (Earliest) Priority Date (day/month/year)
29 August 2018 07 September 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.     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.


     A61N 1/372 (2006.01)i; A61N 1/36 (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):
eKOMPASS(KIPO internal) & Keywords: cochlear, implant, near-field, far-field, antenna


Category* Citation of document, with indication, where appropriate, of the relevant passages Relevant to claim No.
EP 2052758 A1 (COCHLEAR LIMITED et al.) 29 April 2009 See claims 1-6; fig. 1A, 1B.
JP 5655159 B2 (WIDEX AS) 14 January 2015 See claims 1-7, 18.
US 9522268 B2 (MED-EL ELEKTROMEDIZINISCHE GERAETE GMBH) 20 December 2016 See the whole document.
US 2016-0213925 A1 (ADVANCED BIONICS AG) 28 July 2016 See the whole document.
CN 101669250 A (KONINKL PHILIPS ELECTRONICS NV) 10 March 2010 See the whole document.
Special categories of cited documents:
document defining the general state of the art which is not considered to be of particular relevance
document cited by the applicant in the international application
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
EP 2052758 A1
29 April 2009
AT 517660 T
EP 2052758 B1
US 2017-180885 A1
US 8369959 B2
US 8934984 B2
US 9446233 B2
US 0219084 B2
US 2008-0300658 A1
US 2008-0304686 A1
US 2014-0314264 A1
US 9936312 B2
US 2016-0296751 A1
15 August 2011
27 July 2011
22 June 2017
05 February 2013
13 January 2015
20 September 2016
26 February 2019
04 December 2008
11 December 2008
23 October 2014
03 April 2018
13 October 2016
JP 5655159 B2
14 January 2015
AU 2011-354265 A1
CA 2825413 A1
CN 103210667 A
DK 2661909 T3
EP 2661909 A1
EP 2661909 B1
JP 2014-507833 A
KR 10-2013-0080042 A
SG 191863 A1
US 2013-0195300 A1
US 9344816 B2
WO 2012-092973 A1
06 June 2013
12 July 2012
17 July 2013
14 January 2019
13 November 2013
07 November 2018
27 March 2014
11 July 2013
30 August 2013
01 August 2013
17 May 2016
12 July 2012
US 9522268 B2
20 December 2016
AU 2015-328470 A1
AU 2015-328470 B2
CN 106794345 A
EP 3204107 A1
US 2016-0096012 A1
WO 2016-057354 A1
30 March 2017
02 November 2017
31 May 2017
16 August 2017
07 April 2016
14 April 2016
US 2016-0213925 A1
28 July 2016
EP 3086840 A1
US 9717906 B2
WO 2015-099681 A1
02 November 2016
01 August 2017
02 July 2015
CN 101669250 A
10 March 2010
CN 101669250 B
EP 2151009 A1
EP 2151009 B1
JP 2010-524621 A
JP 5693952 B2
US 2010-0131033 A1
US 8489198 B2
WO 2008-132653 A1
10 September 2014
10 February 2010
13 July 2016
22 July 2010
01 April 2015
27 May 2010
16 July 2013
06 November 2008
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:
21 March 2019
Date of mailing of the international search report:
21 March 2019
Authorized officer:
HAN, Inho
Telephone No. +82-42-481-3362
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