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International application No. Applicant's or agent's file reference
PCT/US2017/054420 P117908PCT
International filing date (day/month/year) (Earliest) Priority Date (day/month/year)
29 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.     3    
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 1/32 (2006.01)i; G08B 21/18 (2006.01)i; G05B 23/02 (2006.01)i; G05B 1/03 (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: power monitoring circuitry, power control circuit, counter, warning threshold value, critical threshold value


Category* Citation of document, with indication, where appropriate, of the relevant passages Relevant to claim No.
US 2016-0041608 A1 (APPLE INC.) 11 February 2016 See paragraphs [0054]-[0073]; and figures 4-8.
US 2013-0159575 A1 (THOMAS M. GOODING et al.) 20 June 2013 See paragraph [0068]; and figure 5.
US 2013-0124885 A1 (JOHN D. DAVIS et al.) 16 May 2013 See paragraphs [0066]-[0087]; and figures 6-7.
US 2012-0159198 A1 (SAMUEL D. NAFFZIGER et al.) 21 June 2012 See paragraphs [0016]-[0020]; and figures 2-4.
US 2008-0168287 A1 (ROBERT WALTER BERRY et al.) 10 July 2008 See paragraphs [0015]-[0032]; and figures 1-2.
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 2016-0041608 A1
11 February 2016
TW 201508480 A
TW I522801 B
US 2014-0380072 A1
US 9195291 B2
US 9817469 B2
WO 2014-204572 A1
01 March 2015
21 February 2016
25 December 2014
24 November 2015
14 November 2017
24 December 2014
US 2013-0159575 A1
20 June 2013
US 2013-0159744 A1
US 8799694 B2
US 8799696 B2
20 June 2013
05 August 2014
05 August 2014
US 2013-0124885 A1
16 May 2013
US 8904209 B2
02 December 2014
US 2012-0159198 A1
21 June 2012
US 8756442 B2
17 June 2014
US 2008-0168287 A1
10 July 2008
CA 2667422 A1
CA 2667422 C
CN 101578565 A
CN 101578565 B
JP 5437077 B2
JP 2010-515984 A
KR 10-2009-0077952 A
KR 10-1159403 B1
TW I399639 B
TW 200839497 A
US 7793125 B2
WO 2008-083906 A2
WO 2008-083906 A3
17 July 2008
29 March 2016
11 November 2009
23 May 2012
12 March 2014
13 May 2010
16 July 2009
28 June 2012
21 June 2013
01 October 2008
07 September 2010
17 July 2008
26 February 2009
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:
26 June 2018
Date of mailing of the international search report:
26 June 2018
Authorized officer:
KANG, Hee Gok
Telephone No. +82-42-481-8264
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