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INTERNATIONAL SEARCH REPORT (ISR)
Part 1:  1  2  3  4  5  6          Part 2:  A  B  C  D  E 
International application No. Applicant's or agent's file reference
PCT/US2019/057754 HI18-131
International filing date (day/month/year) (Earliest) Priority Date (day/month/year)
24 October 2019 28 November 2018
Applicant
CORNING RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
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.     11    
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

     G02B 6/38 (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):
     G02B; H01R; H02G
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):
EPO-Internal, WPI Data

C. DOCUMENTS CONSIDERED TO BE RELEVANT

Category* Citation of document, with indication, where appropriate, of the relevant passages Relevant to claim No.
(1)
X
US 2017322379 A1 (DE JONG MICHAEL [US] ET AL) 09 November 2017 (2017-11-09)
1-48
paragraphs [0083] - [0101]
figures 19,20,31
(2)
A
DE 202005022029 U1 (MAUSS GERT [DE]; NAUDITT WOLFGANG [DE]) 05 July 2012 (2012-07-05)
1-48
paragraphs [0023] - [0043]
figures 1,2,7-9
(3)
A
JP 2001313113 A (AUTO NETWORK GIJUTSU KENKYUSHO; SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS ET AL.) 09 November 2001 (2001-11-09)
1-48
paragraphs [0032] - [0044]
figures 1-3
(4)
A
US 2018241139 A1 (CABANERO ALBERT [PH]) 23 August 2018 (2018-08-23)
1-48
paragraphs [0013] - [0014]
figures 1, 2
*
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 2017322379 A1
09 November 2017
AU 2017207375 A1
BR 112018014273 A2
CA 3011222 A1
CN 108780195 A
EP 3403123 A1
US 2017322379 A1
US 2019113690 A1
WO 2017123738 A1
02 August 2018
18 December 2018
20 July 2017
09 November 2018
21 November 2018
09 November 2017
18 April 2019
20 July 2017
DE 202005022029 U1
05 July 2012
NONE
JP 2001313113 A
09 November 2001
NONE
US 2018241139 A1
23 August 2018
CN 108471014 A
DE 102018202732 A1
US 2018241139 A1
31 August 2018
23 August 2018
23 August 2018
Name and mailing address of the ISA/:
European Patent Office
P.B. 5818, Patentlaan 2, 2280 HV Rijswijk,
Netherlands
Telephone No. (+31-70)340-2040
Facsimile No. (+31-70)340-3016
Date of the actual completion of the international search:
20 January 2020
Date of mailing of the international search report:
28 January 2020
Authorized officer:
Hohmann, Leander
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