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1. WO2020112370 - METHOD OF SELECTING WIDEBAND MULITMODE FIBER


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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/US2019/061425
International filing date (day/month/year) (Earliest) Priority Date (day/month/year)
14 November 2019 30 November 2018
Applicant
CORNING INCORPORATED
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:
METHOD OF SELECTING WIDEBAND MULITMODE FIBER

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.     4    
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

     H04B 10/079 (2013.01)i; G01M 11/00 (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):
     G01M; G01N; H04B
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)
A
WO 2017103639 A1 (DRAKA COMTEQ BV [NL]) 22 June 2017 (2017-06-22)
1-33
page 3, line 15 - page 8, line 8; figures 1,2,4
(2)
A
US 2010315620 A1 (PIMPINELLA R; PIMPINELLA R J; TUDURY G; TUDURY G E) 16 December 2010 (2010-12-16)
1-33
paragraphs [0019] - [0027]; figures 2,5
(3)
A
US 6400450 B1 (GOLOWICH STEVEN EUGENE [US] ET AL) 04 June 2002 (2002-06-04)
1-33
cited in the application
column 2, lines 17-67; figures 2,3,4
column 7, line 4 - column 8, line 38
(4)
A
US 2014368809 A1 (CHEN XIN [US] ET AL) 18 December 2014 (2014-12-18)
1-33
columns 6-8,24-3; figures 1,4A
*
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)
WO 2017103639 A1
22 June 2017
CN 108369154 A
EP 3391008 A1
US 2019011633 A1
WO 2017103639 A1
03 August 2018
24 October 2018
10 January 2019
22 June 2017
US 2010315620 A1
16 December 2010
CN 102804647 A
EP 2443771 A1
JP 5728474 B2
JP 2012530459 A
KR 20120037452 A
US 2010315620 A1
US 2013070237 A1
WO 2010147841 A1
28 November 2012
25 April 2012
03 June 2015
29 November 2012
19 April 2012
16 December 2010
21 March 2013
23 December 2010
US 6400450 B1
04 June 2002
NONE
US 2014368809 A1
18 December 2014
NONE
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:
05 February 2020
Date of mailing of the international search report:
27 February 2020
Authorized officer:
De Vries, Jane
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