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1. WO2020109969 - SOLAR CELL MODULE


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INTERNATIONAL SEARCH REPORT (ISR)
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International application No. Applicant's or agent's file reference
PCT/IB2019/060127 81248WO006
International filing date (day/month/year) (Earliest) Priority Date (day/month/year)
25 November 2019 30 November 2018
Applicant
3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
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)).
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)).
c.
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
a.
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.
b.
none of the figures is to be published with the abstract.

A. CLASSIFICATION OF SUBJECT MATTER

     H01L 31/05 (2006.01)i; H01L 31/02 (2006.01)i; H01L 31/048 (2006.01)i; H01L 31/0232 (2006.01)i
According to International Patent Classification (IPC) or to both national classification and IPC

B. FIELDS SEARCHED

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: solar, cell, module, redirecting, film, prism

C. DOCUMENTS CONSIDERED TO BE RELEVANT

Category* Citation of document, with indication, where appropriate, of the relevant passages Relevant to claim No.
(1)
Y
US 2004-0035460 A1 (RONALD C. GONSIORAWSKI) 26 February 2004 See paragraphs [0030]-[0040], [0049]; and figures 1-7.
1-21
(2)
Y
US 2013-0206210 A1 (DAISUKE NIINOBE et al.) 15 August 2013 See paragraph [0102]; and figures (3-1)-(3-2).
1-21
(3)
Y
US 2017-0104121 A1 (3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY) 13 April 2017 See paragraph [0056]; and figures 1A-1C.
12-14
(4)
A
US 2014-0116495 A1 (SUNPOWER CORPORATION) 01 May 2014 See paragraphs [0019]-[0035]; and figures 1-7.
1-21
(5)
A
JP 2012-204460 A (TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.) 22 October 2012 See paragraphs [0023]-[0072]; and figures 1-14.
1-21
*
Special categories of cited documents:
"A"
document defining the general state of the art which is not considered to be of particular relevance
"D"
document cited by the applicant in the international application
"E"
earlier application or patent but published on or after the international filing date
"L"
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)
"O"
document referring to an oral disclosure, use, exhibition or other means
"P"
document published prior to the international filing date but later than the priority date claimed
"T"
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
"X"
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
"Y"
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

D. INFORMATION ON PATENT FAMILY MEMBERS

Patent document cited in search report Publication date
(day/month/year)
Patent family member(s) Publication date
(day/month/year)
US 2004-0035460 A1
26 February 2004
AU 2003-228601 A1
AU 2003-243479 A1
US 2008-0000517 A1
US 2010-0330726 A1
US 6660930 B1
US 7238878 B2
WO 03-107438 A1
31 December 2003
31 December 2003
03 January 2008
30 December 2010
09 December 2003
03 July 2007
24 December 2003
US 2013-0206210 A1
15 August 2013
JP 5436691 B2
WO 2012-046319 A1
05 March 2014
12 April 2012
US 2017-0104121 A1
13 April 2017
CN 106571403 A
CN 106571403 B
CN 110176516 A
CN 206349378 U
EP 3362744 A1
EP 3362744 A4
TW 201729531 A
US 10205041 B2
US 10510913 B2
US 2019-0088810 A1
WO 2017-066146 A1
19 April 2017
05 July 2019
27 August 2019
21 July 2017
22 August 2018
12 June 2019
16 August 2017
12 February 2019
17 December 2019
21 March 2019
20 April 2017
US 2014-0116495 A1
01 May 2014
AR 093159 A1
AU 2013-334912 A1
AU 2013-334912 B2
CL 2015001015 A1
CN 104904023 A
CN 110246902 A
CN 110277457 A
JP 2015-533028 A
JP 2018-137465 A
JP 6321666 B2
MX 2015004891 A
MX 344461 B
US 10243087 B2
US 2018-0053860 A1
US 2019-0157468 A1
US 9812590 B2
UY 35102 A
WO 2014-066265 A1
20 May 2015
07 May 2015
13 July 2017
04 December 2015
09 September 2015
17 September 2019
24 September 2019
16 November 2015
30 August 2018
09 May 2018
09 December 2015
14 December 2016
26 March 2019
22 February 2018
23 May 2019
07 November 2017
30 April 2014
01 May 2014
JP 2012-204460 A
22 October 2012
None
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:
05 March 2020
Date of mailing of the international search report:
06 March 2020
Authorized officer:
KIM, Sung Hoon
Telephone No. +82-42-481-8710
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