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International application No. Applicant's or agent's file reference
PCT/US2019/061300 32045/53091/PC
International filing date (day/month/year) (Earliest) Priority Date (day/month/year)
13 November 2019 27 November 2018
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.     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.


     B64D 11/00 (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):
     B64D; H04N; H04L; H04W; G01C
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


Category* Citation of document, with indication, where appropriate, of the relevant passages Relevant to claim No.
US 9380428 B1 (DAME STEPHEN GREGORY [US] ET AL) 28 June 2016 (2016-06-28)
the whole document
US 2014309924 A1 (VAROGLU DEVRIM [US] ET AL) 16 October 2014 (2014-10-16)
abstract; figure 4
paragraphs [0063], [0070], [0078] - [0086], [0100] - [0102]
WO 2018164710 A1 (ZODIAC SEATS US LLC [US]) 13 September 2018 (2018-09-13)
the whole document
US 2012253658 A1 (KAPPELER MARKUS [CH] ET AL) 04 October 2012 (2012-10-04)
abstract; figures 4-7
paragraphs [0004], [0005], [0026], [0031], [0032]
WO 2008043877 A1 (KONE CORP [FI]; PUSKALA AAPO [FI] ET AL.) 17 April 2008 (2008-04-17)
abstract; figure 2
page 9, line 33 - page 10, line 19
page 11, line 32 - page 12, line 6
RALF GOD ET AL, "Drahtlose Kommunikation in der Flugzeugkabine f?r effiziente Arbeitsabl?ufe und Passagierdienstleistungen", MKWI 2010 MULTIKONFERENZ WIRTSCHAFTSINFORMATIK, G?TTINGEN, FEBRUARY 23-25, 2010,Vol. 0, 25 February 2010 (2010-02-25), page 2361-2374,
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
US 9380428 B1
28 June 2016
CA 2928514 A1
CN 106331053 A
EP 3113456 A1
JP 2017015688 A
US 9380428 B1
US 9491581 B1
02 January 2017
11 January 2017
04 January 2017
19 January 2017
28 June 2016
08 November 2016
US 2014309924 A1
16 October 2014
US 2014309924 A1
US 2018283878 A1
16 October 2014
04 October 2018
WO 2018164710 A1
13 September 2018
CN 110392655 A
EP 3592646 A1
WO 2018164710 A1
29 October 2019
15 January 2020
13 September 2018
US 2012253658 A1
04 October 2012
AU 2012234409 A1
CA 2820442 A1
CN 103476694 A
EP 2691331 A1
ES 2534217 T3
HK 1191921 A1
KR 20140042773 A
MY 162239 A
PL 2691331 T3
SG 193227 A1
US 2012253658 A1
US 2014231184 A1
WO 2012130729 A1
ZA 201305113 B
20 June 2013
04 October 2012
25 December 2013
05 February 2014
20 April 2015
04 August 2017
07 April 2014
31 May 2017
30 June 2015
30 October 2013
04 October 2012
21 August 2014
04 October 2012
25 September 2014
WO 2008043877 A1
17 April 2008
FI 20060905 A
WO 2008043877 A1
13 April 2008
17 April 2008
Name and mailing address of the ISA/:
European Patent Office
P.B. 5818, Patentlaan 2, 2280 HV Rijswijk,
Telephone No. (+31-70)340-2040
Facsimile No. (+31-70)340-3016
Date of the actual completion of the international search:
05 March 2020
Date of mailing of the international search report:
13 March 2020
Authorized officer:
Cesaro, Ennio
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