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1. WO2020116967 - ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND A METHOD FOR GENERATING AN IMAGE THROUGH SYNTHESIS OF DATE ACQUIRED USING A PLURALITY OF PIXELS HAVING DIFFERENT LIGHT-RECEIVING TIME DURATIONS


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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/KR2019/017118 2019OPSE2793
International filing date (day/month/year) (Earliest) Priority Date (day/month/year)
05 December 2019 07 December 2018
Applicant
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
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.     2    
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

     H04N 5/355 (2011.01)i; H04N 9/69 (2006.01)i; H04N 9/73 (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:
한국등록실용신안공보 및 한국공개실용신안공보: 조사된 최소문헌란에 기재된 IPC
일본등록실용신안공보 및 일본공개실용신안공보: 조사된 최소문헌란에 기재된 IPC
Electronic data base consulted during the international search (name of data base and, where practicable, search terms used):
eKOMPASS(KIPO internal) & keywords: image sensor, light-receiving time, long pixel, short pixel, HDR (high dynamic range), raw data, average, gamma correcting, combine

C. DOCUMENTS CONSIDERED TO BE RELEVANT

Category* Citation of document, with indication, where appropriate, of the relevant passages Relevant to claim No.
(1)
A
US 2015-0244923 A1 (SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.) 27 August 2015 claims 11-12
1-15
(2)
A
US 2017-0251188 A1 (SONY CORPORATION) 31 August 2017 claim 5
1-15
(3)
A
US 2016-0037043 A1 (OMNIVISION TECHNOLOGIES, INC.) 04 February 2016 paragraphs [0018]-[0024]; and figures 1-4
1-15
(4)
A
US 2015-0029358 A1 (SONY CORPORATION) 29 January 2015 paragraphs [0116]-[0152]; and figures 4-9
1-15
(5)
A
KR 10-2018-0074368 A (SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.) 03 July 2018 claims 1-5
1-15
*
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 2015-0244923 A1
27 August 2015
KR 10-2015-0099263 A
US 9794529 B2
31 August 2015
17 October 2017
US 2017-0251188 A1
31 August 2017
AU 2014-374649 A1
CN 104170376 B
CN 104170376 A
EP 2833635 B1
EP 2833635 A1
JP 5935876 B2
RU 2014138087 A
US 2015-0029358 A1
US 9699429 B2
US 10200664 B2
WO 2013-145487 A1
11 September 2014
19 October 2016
26 November 2014
07 November 2018
04 February 2015
15 June 2016
10 April 2016
29 January 2015
04 July 2017
05 February 2019
03 October 2013
US 2016-0037043 A1
04 February 2016
CN 105323498 A
HK 1215983 A1
TW 201611613 A
TW I561084 B
10 February 2016
30 September 2016
16 March 2016
01 December 2016
US 2015-0029358 A1
29 January 2015
AU 2014-374649 A1
CN 104170376 B
CN 104170376 A
EP 2833635 B1
EP 2833635 A1
JP 5935876 B2
RU 2014138087 A
US 2017-0251188 A1
US 9699429 B2
US 10200664 B2
WO 2013-145487 A1
11 September 2014
19 October 2016
26 November 2014
07 November 2018
04 February 2015
15 June 2016
10 April 2016
31 August 2017
04 July 2017
05 February 2019
03 October 2013
KR 10-2018-0074368 A
03 July 2018
US 2019-0364186 A1
WO 2018-117681 A1
28 November 2019
28 June 2018
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:
30 March 2020
Date of mailing of the international search report:
01 April 2020
Authorized officer:
KIM, Sung Hoon
Telephone No. +82-42-481-8710
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