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International application No. Applicant's or agent's file reference
PCT/US2019/062845 34300L0011PCT
International filing date (day/month/year) (Earliest) Priority Date (day/month/year)
22 November 2019 30 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 filed or furnished:
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.     5    
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.


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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:
Korean utility models and applications for utility models
Japanese utility models and applications for utility models
Electronic data base consulted during the international search (name of data base and, where practicable, search terms used):
eKOMPASS(KIPO internal) & keywords: memory, generator, logical unit number (LUN), cursor, sequence, assign


Category* Citation of document, with indication, where appropriate, of the relevant passages Relevant to claim No.
US 9747029 B2 (MICRON TECHNOLOGY, INC.) 29 August 2017 column 3, line 9 - column 5, line 25; claim 1; and figure 1
US 2015-0169230 A1 (AVALANCHE TECHNOLOGY, INC.) 18 June 2015 paragraphs [0080]-[0090]; and figures 9-12
WO 2015-038741 A1 (NETAPP, INC.) 19 March 2015 pages 21-22; and figure 11
WO 2017-091641 A1 (NETAPP, INC.) 01 June 2017 paragraphs [0050]-[0060]; and figure 3
US 9880750 B1 (VEXATA, INC.) 30 January 2018 claims 1-10
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 9747029 B2
29 August 2017
TW 201303590 A
TW I497291 B
US 2012-0311231 A1
US 2015-0317080 A1
US 9076528 B2
WO 2012-166535 A2
WO 2012-166535 A3
16 January 2013
21 August 2015
06 December 2012
05 November 2015
07 July 2015
06 December 2012
24 January 2013
US 2015-0169230 A1
18 June 2015
US 10037272 B2
US 10042758 B2
US 10101924 B2
US 2013-0080687 A1
US 2013-0339587 A1
US 2014-0047161 A1
US 2014-0047164 A1
US 2014-0047165 A1
US 2014-0047166 A1
US 2014-0281142 A1
US 2015-0089123 A1
US 2015-0095554 A1
US 2015-0095555 A1
US 2015-0143038 A1
US 2015-0169244 A1
US 2015-0212752 A1
US 2015-0220435 A1
US 2015-0248346 A1
US 2015-0248348 A1
US 2015-0248349 A1
US 2015-0253999 A1
US 2015-0378884 A1
US 2015-0378886 A1
US 8909855 B2
US 8954657 B1
US 8954658 B1
US 8966164 B1
US 9009396 B2
US 9009397 B1
US 9037786 B2
US 9037787 B2
US 9251059 B2
US 9727245 B2
US 9792047 B2
US 9792073 B2
31 July 2018
07 August 2018
16 October 2018
28 March 2013
19 December 2013
13 February 2014
13 February 2014
13 February 2014
13 February 2014
18 September 2014
26 March 2015
02 April 2015
02 April 2015
21 May 2015
18 June 2015
30 July 2015
06 August 2015
03 September 2015
03 September 2015
03 September 2015
10 September 2015
31 December 2015
31 December 2015
09 December 2014
10 February 2015
10 February 2015
24 February 2015
14 April 2015
14 April 2015
19 May 2015
19 May 2015
02 February 2016
08 August 2017
17 October 2017
17 October 2017
WO 2015-038741 A1
19 March 2015
CN 105612491 A
EP 3036616 A1
US 2015-0081966 A1
US 2016-0110392 A1
US 8892818 B1
US 9268502 B2
US 9563654 B2
25 May 2016
29 June 2016
19 March 2015
21 April 2016
18 November 2014
23 February 2016
07 February 2017
WO 2017-091641 A1
01 June 2017
CN 108496153 A
EP 3380924 A1
EP 3380924 B1
US 10019502 B2
US 10353921 B2
US 2017-0154093 A1
US 2018-0314748 A1
US 2019-0332609 A1
04 September 2018
03 October 2018
08 January 2020
10 July 2018
16 July 2019
01 June 2017
01 November 2018
31 October 2019
US 9880750 B1
30 January 2018
US 2019-0050155 A1
14 February 2019
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:
19 March 2020
Date of mailing of the international search report:
19 March 2020
Authorized officer:
BYUN, Sung Cheal
Telephone No. +82-42-481-8262
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