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International application No. Applicant's or agent's file reference
PCT/IB2019/060355 T0143-0001WO
International filing date (day/month/year) (Earliest) Priority Date (day/month/year)
02 December 2019 30 November 2018
TONG Yui Lung
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.

An inter-battery-group connector for forming a battery assembly(100,1100) compr-

ising a plurality of batteries(102), comprising a plurality of first contact terminals, a plurality of second contact terminals and an inter-terminal link interconnecting the plurality of first contact terminals and the plurality of second contact terminals. The inter-terminal link is configured as a metal grating and the inter-battery-group con-

nector is configured to form a thermal transfer network for transferring heat between battery terminals and outside of the battery assembly(100,1100).

6. Drawings
The figure of the drawings to be published with the abstract is Figure No.     3A    
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.


     H01M; 2/20(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):
WPI, EPODOC, CNPAT, CNKI: battery, contact, terminal, tab, pin, intermediate, conductive, thermal, heat, grating, electric


Category* Citation of document, with indication, where appropriate, of the relevant passages Relevant to claim No.
CN 201556786 U (FUGANG ELECTRONIC DONGGUAN CO., LTD. ET AL.) 18 August 2010 (2010-08-18)
description, paragraphs [0024]-[0029], figures 1-4
CN 102024976 A (BEIJING INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY) 20 April 2011 (2011-04-20)
the whole document
CN 103855352 A (YUANRUI BATTERY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.) 11 June 2014 (2014-06-11)
the whole document
US 2014234668 A1 (FASTER FASTER, INC.) 21 August 2014 (2014-08-21)
the whole document
US 2016260949 A1 (SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD.) 08 September 2016 (2016-09-08)
the whole document
US 2016133908 A1 (TYCO ELECTRONICS CORPORATION) 12 May 2016 (2016-05-12)
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
CN 201556786 U
18 August 2010
CN 102024976 A
20 April 2011
CN 102024976 B
04 June 2014
CN 103855352 A
11 June 2014
CN 103855352 B
18 May 2016
US 2014234668 A1
21 August 2014
JP 2016514345 A
KR 20150121039 A
US 2014234686 A1
US 2014234683 A1
WO 2014130260 A1
CN 104995758 A
19 May 2016
28 October 2015
21 August 2014
21 August 2014
28 August 2014
21 October 2015
US 2016260949 A1
08 September 2016
US 10283750 B2
KR 20160106846 A
07 May 2019
13 September 2016
US 2016133908 A1
12 May 2016
CN 107004815 A
US 10396405 B2
JP 6405474 B2
WO 2016077266 A1
JP 2017531304 A
KR 20170083088 A
KR 101975976 B1
DE 112015005087 T5
CN 107004815 B
01 August 2017
27 August 2019
17 October 2018
19 May 2016
19 October 2017
17 July 2017
09 May 2019
07 September 2017
25 October 2019
Name and mailing address of the ISA/:
National Intellectual Property Administration, PRC
6, Xitucheng Rd., Jimen Bridge, Haidian District, Beijing 100088
Facsimile No. (86-10)62019451
Date of the actual completion of the international search:
03 April 2020
Date of mailing of the international search report:
15 April 2020
Authorized officer:
Telephone No. 86-(10)-53961244
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