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1. WO2020115615 - IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICE SYSTEM WITH MULTI-BAND ANTENNA ARRANGEMENT


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INTERNATIONAL SEARCH REPORT (ISR)
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International application No. Applicant's or agent's file reference
PCT/IB2019/060243 3065-0413i
International filing date (day/month/year) (Earliest) Priority Date (day/month/year)
27 November 2019 03 December 2018
Applicant
COCHLEAR LIMITED
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 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
a.
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.
b.
none of the figures is to be published with the abstract.

A. CLASSIFICATION OF SUBJECT MATTER

     A61N 1/372 (2006.01)i; A61N 1/36 (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):
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):
eKOMPASS(KIPO internal) & Keywords: implant device, multi-band antenna, coil driver, isolation circuit, near-field signal, far-field signal

C. DOCUMENTS CONSIDERED TO BE RELEVANT

Category* Citation of document, with indication, where appropriate, of the relevant passages Relevant to claim No.
(1)
Y
US 2013-0018440 A1 (ERIC Y. CHOW et al.) 17 January 2013 paragraphs [0022]-[0069]
21,22
A
1-20,23-27
(2)
Y
US 2016-0374124 A1 (BIOTRONIK SE & CO. KG) 22 December 2016 paragraph [0066] and claims 9-15
21,22
(3)
A
US 2014-0257432 A1 (BOSTON SCIENTIFIC NEUROMODULATION CORPORATION) 11 September 2014 claims 1-14
1-27
(4)
A
US 2018-0132745 A1 (MEDTRONIC, INC.) 17 May 2018 claims 1-10
1-27
(5)
A
KR 10-2014-0099209 A (IUCF-HYU (INDUSTRY-UNIVERSITY COOPERATION FOUNDATION HANYANG UNIVERSITY)) 11 August 2014 claims 1-7
1-27
*
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 2013-0018440 A1
17 January 2013
AU 2012-283159 B2
AU 2012-283159 A1
CA 2841406 A1
CA 2841406 C
EP 3002040 B1
EP 3002040 A1
EP 2988822 B1
EP 2988822 A1
EP 2866889 B1
EP 2866889 A1
EP 2731673 A1
EP 2731673 B1
ES 2703528 T3
JP 5840774 B2
JP 2014-521403 A
US 8989867 B2
US 9402994 B2
US 9492656 B2
US 9492678 B2
US 9522282 B2
US 9675809 B2
US 10220217 B2
US 2013-0018438 A1
US 2013-0018439 A1
US 2013-0253612 A1
US 2013-0261703 A1
US 2015-0174398 A1
US 2016-0331982 A1
WO 2014-176432 A1
WO 2013-009371 A1
WO 2014-004316 A1
14 May 2015
30 January 2014
17 January 2013
06 February 2018
24 May 2017
06 April 2016
21 November 2018
02 March 2016
24 July 2019
06 May 2015
21 May 2014
13 January 2016
11 March 2019
06 January 2016
28 August 2014
24 March 2015
02 August 2016
15 November 2016
15 November 2016
20 December 2016
13 June 2017
05 March 2019
17 January 2013
17 January 2013
26 September 2013
03 October 2013
25 June 2015
17 November 2016
30 October 2014
17 January 2013
03 January 2014
US 2016-0374124 A1
22 December 2016
EP 3106203 A1
21 December 2016
US 2014-0257432 A1
11 September 2014
US 9067072 B2
30 June 2015
US 2018-0132745 A1
17 May 2018
EP 3285857 A1
WO 2016-170379 A1
28 February 2018
27 October 2016
KR 10-2014-0099209 A
11 August 2014
None
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:
18 March 2020
Date of mailing of the international search report:
19 March 2020
Authorized officer:
HAN, Inho
Telephone No. +82-42-481-3362
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