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International application No. Applicant's or agent's file reference
PCT/US2018/052850 17-709-WO
International filing date (day/month/year) (Earliest) Priority Date (day/month/year)
26 September 2018 26 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
This international search report has not been established in respect of certain claims under Article 17(2)(a) for the following reasons:
Claims Nos.:
because they relate to subject matter not required to be searched by this Authority, namely:
Claims Nos.: 17,20
because they relate to parts of the international application that do not comply with the prescribed requirements to such an extent that no meaningful international search can be carried out, specifically:
Claims 17 and 20 are unclear, because these claims refer to multiple dependent claims which do not comply with PCT Rule 6.4(a).
Claims Nos.: 4-16,18-19
because they are dependent claims and are not drafted in accordance with the second and third sentences of Rule 6.4(a).
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.


     B32B 5/02 (2006.01)i; B32B 3/12 (2006.01)i; B32B 3/14 (2006.01)i; B32B 3/04 (2006.01)i; B32B 17/02 (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: insulation, retaining, sheet, air, mesh, membrane, vapor, laminate


Category* Citation of document, with indication, where appropriate, of the relevant passages Relevant to claim No.
EP 2431168 A1 (BEKAERT TEXTILES N.V.) 21 March 2012 See paragraphs [0019]-[0038].
US 9005334 B2 (FURUYAMA et al.) 14 April 2015 See columns 4, 5 and figure 2.
US 2008-0196826 A1 (POLEGATO MORETTI) 21 August 2008 See the whole document.
US 2005-0260904 A1 (SHEPHERD et al.) 24 November 2005 See the whole document.
JP 07-072317 A (HEISEI POLYMER CO., LTD.) 17 March 1995 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
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 2431168 A1
21 March 2012
DK 2431168 T3
EP 2431168 B1
WO 2012-038451 A1
22 July 2013
01 May 2013
29 March 2012
US 9005334 B2
14 April 2015
CN 102985153 A
CN 102985153 B
EP 2583733 A1
JP 2012-020279 A
JP 2015-164728 A
JP 5734042 B2
JP 5898800 B2
KR 10-2013-0024950 A
KR 10-2017-0120211 A
US 2013-0074691 A1
US 2015-0174517 A1
US 9636616 B2
WO 2011-158408 A1
20 March 2013
11 February 2015
24 April 2013
02 February 2012
17 September 2015
10 June 2015
06 April 2016
08 March 2013
30 October 2017
28 March 2013
25 June 2015
02 May 2017
22 December 2011
US 2008-0196826 A1
21 August 2008
AT 311778 T
AU 2002-237278 B2
BG 107153 A
BG 64579 B1
BR 0203826 A
BR 0203826 B1
CA 2404113 A1
CA 2404113 C
CN 1455648 A
CZ 20023524 A3
CZ 303204 B6
DE 60207814 T2
DK 1353576 T3
EE 04656 B1
EE 200200548 A
EP 1353576 A1
EP 1353576 B1
ES 2250614 T3
HK 1061335 A1
HR P20020841 A2
HR P20020841 B1
HU 0300275 A2
HU 229324 B1
IL 151834 A
IL 151834 D0
IS 2189 B
IS 6550 A
IT PD20010016 A1
JP 2004-517230 A
JP 4137638 B2
KR 10-0888000 B1
KR 10-2003-0001386 A
MA 26046 A1
MX PA02009400 A
NO 20024549 A
NO 320111 B1
NZ 522640 A
PL 206986 B1
PL 356717 A1
RS 49769 B
RU 2002128633 A
RU 2275158 C2
SI 1353576 T1
SI EP1353576 T1
SK 15252002 A3
SK 285996 B6
TN SN02080 A1
US 2003-0104734 A1
US 7378141 B2
US 7713370 B2
WO 02-058494 A1
15 December 2005
08 March 2007
30 May 2003
31 August 2005
03 June 2003
04 October 2011
01 August 2002
23 March 2010
12 November 2003
14 May 2003
23 May 2012
22 June 2006
27 December 2005
15 August 2006
16 February 2004
22 October 2003
07 December 2005
16 April 2006
11 August 2006
31 December 2004
31 July 2012
28 August 2007
28 November 2013
05 June 2008
10 April 2003
15 January 2007
17 September 2002
24 July 2002
10 June 2004
20 August 2008
09 March 2009
06 January 2003
01 April 2004
17 May 2004
23 September 2002
24 October 2005
29 October 2004
29 October 2010
28 June 2004
05 June 2008
27 February 2004
27 April 2006
30 April 2006
30 April 2006
01 April 2003
07 January 2008
05 March 2004
05 June 2003
27 May 2008
11 May 2010
01 August 2002
US 2005-0260904 A1
24 November 2005
JP 07-072317 A
17 March 1995
JP 2803993 B2
24 September 1998
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:
17 January 2019
Date of mailing of the international search report:
17 January 2019
Authorized officer:
LEE, Ki Cheul
Telephone No. +82-42-481-3353
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