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International application No. Applicant's or agent's file reference
PCT/KR2020/005571 KG-61540-PCT
International filing date (day/month/year) (Earliest) Priority Date (day/month/year)
28 April 2020 30 April 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.     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.


     A24F 40/50 (2020.01)i; A24F 40/51 (2020.01)i; A24F 40/57 (2020.01)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:
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: aerosol, heater, battery, sensor, controller, puff, time interval, power profile


Category* Citation of document, with indication, where appropriate, of the relevant passages Relevant to claim No.
WO 2012-109371 A2 (CAPUANO, SAMMY) 16 August 2012 See paragraphs [0026], [0027], [0029], [0030]; and claims 1, 2.
JP 2017-509339 A (RAI STRATEGIC HOLDINGS INC.) 06 April 2017 See paragraphs [0009], [0052]-[0057]; and claims 6, 7.
KR 10-2015-0130458 A (R. J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY) 23 November 2015 See the whole document.
KR 10-2016-0058132 A (NICOVENTURES HOLDINGS LIMITED) 24 May 2016 See the whole document.
KR 10-2016-0098212 A (PHILIP MORRIS PRODUCTS S.A.) 18 August 2016 See the whole document.
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
WO 2012-109371 A2
16 August 2012
BR 112013020366 A2
CN 103415222 A
EP 2672848 A2
JP 2014-504886 A
KR 10-2014-0063506 A
US 2019-216136 A1
WO 2012-109371 A3
21 March 2017
27 November 2013
18 December 2013
27 February 2014
27 May 2014
18 July 2019
08 November 2012
JP 2017-509339 A
06 April 2017
CN 106455716 A
EP 3116334 A1
ES 2747804 T3
HU E045349 T2
JP 2019-193648 A
PL 3116334 T3
TR 201911184 T4
US 2015-0257445 A1
WO 2015-138589 A1
22 February 2017
18 January 2017
11 March 2020
30 December 2019
07 November 2019
31 December 2019
21 August 2019
17 September 2015
17 September 2015
KR 10-2015-0130458 A
23 November 2015
CN 105208884 A
EP 2967140 A1
ES 2636950 T3
HK 1220094 A1
JP 2016-517270 A
RU 2015139369 A
US 2014-0270727 A1
WO 2014-150247 A1
30 December 2015
20 January 2016
10 October 2017
28 April 2017
16 June 2016
24 April 2017
18 September 2014
25 September 2014
KR 10-2016-0058132 A
24 May 2016
AU 2014-333571 A1
BR 112016007245 A2
CA 2922280 A1
CN 105611847 A
EP 3054798 A2
ES 2732111 T3
GB 2519101 A
HK 1226259 A1
JP 2016-533712 A
KR 10-2018-0059576 A
PH 12016500628 A1
PL 3054798 T3
RU 2016113551 A
US 2019-0133192 A1
WO 2015-052513 A2
10 March 2016
01 August 2017
16 April 2015
25 May 2016
17 August 2016
20 November 2019
15 April 2015
29 September 2017
04 November 2016
04 June 2018
23 May 2016
31 October 2019
12 October 2017
09 May 2019
16 April 2015
KR 10-2016-0098212 A
18 August 2016
AU 2014-365123 A1
CA 2928346 A1
CN 105792688 A
EP 3082484 A1
HK 1225584 A1
IL 245053 A
JP 2017-500848 A
MX 2016007859 A
PH 12016500636 A1
PL 3082484 T3
RU 2016127680 A
SG 11201605012 A
UA 121026 C2
US 2016-0309784 A1
WO 2015-091258 A1
ZA 201602365 B
05 May 2016
25 June 2015
20 July 2016
26 October 2016
15 September 2017
30 June 2016
12 January 2017
19 September 2016
23 May 2016
18 May 2020
24 January 2018
28 July 2016
25 March 2020
27 October 2016
25 June 2015
26 July 2017
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 September 2020
Date of mailing of the international search report:
03 September 2020
Authorized officer:
MIN, In Gyou
Telephone No. +82-42-481-3326
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