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International application No. Applicant's or agent's file reference
PCT/IB2020/052773 104298-0552
International filing date (day/month/year) (Earliest) Priority Date (day/month/year)
24 March 2020 28 March 2019
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.     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.


     H01R 13/703 (2006.01)i; H01R 13/516 (2006.01)i; H01R 13/24 (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):
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: connector, contact, curve, short, wall


Category* Citation of document, with indication, where appropriate, of the relevant passages Relevant to claim No.
US 2018-0166838 A1 (AVX CORPORATION) 14 June 2018 paragraphs [0025-[0037] and figures 1a-4a
US 2011-0117770 A1 (MARC LINDKAMP) 19 May 2011 paragraph [0041] and figure 1a
US 2013-0157519 A1 (YOSHIHITO OHKUMA) 20 June 2013 paragraph [0054] and figure 15
US 2017-0033480 A1 (IRISO ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.) 02 February 2017 paragraph [0063] and figure 7
US 9293845 B2 (TYCO ELECTRONICS CORPORATION) 22 March 2016 column 4, lines 31-51 and figure 3
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 2018-0166838 A1
14 June 2018
CN 110326169 A
DE 112017006230 T5
US 10348045 B2
US 9876323 B1
WO 2018-111771 A1
11 October 2019
05 September 2019
09 July 2019
23 January 2018
21 June 2018
US 2011-0117770 A1
19 May 2011
CN 102074843 A
CN 102074843 B
DE 102009053364 B3
DK 2323228 T3
EP 2323228 A2
EP 2323228 A3
EP 2323228 B1
ES 2432154 T3
PL 2323228 T3
US 8262406 B2
25 May 2011
01 May 2013
05 January 2011
02 December 2013
18 May 2011
23 January 2013
11 September 2013
02 December 2013
28 February 2014
11 September 2012
US 2013-0157519 A1
20 June 2013
CN 103098306 A
CN 103098306 B
EP 2610971 A1
EP 2610971 A4
JP 4719305 B1
JP 2012-049002 A
KR 10-2012-0020033 A
TW 201210148 A
US 9105997 B2
WO 2012-026153 A1
08 May 2013
15 July 2015
03 July 2013
07 May 2014
08 April 2011
08 March 2012
07 March 2012
01 March 2012
11 August 2015
01 March 2012
US 2017-0033480 A1
02 February 2017
DE 112015001539 T5
US 9941614 B2
WO 2015-199071 A1
22 December 2016
10 April 2018
30 December 2015
US 9293845 B2
22 March 2016
CN 105098426 A
CN 105098426 B
US 2015-0303600 A1
WO 2015-164189 A1
25 November 2015
26 March 2019
22 October 2015
29 October 2015
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:
03 July 2020
Date of mailing of the international search report:
03 July 2020
Authorized officer:
Telephone No. +82-42-481-8131
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