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International application No. Applicant's or agent's file reference
PCT/US2016/040862 3946-001PCT
International filing date (day/month/year) (Earliest) Priority Date (day/month/year)
01 July 2016 01 July 2015
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:
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.     4B    
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.


     H04W 64/00 (2009.01)i; H04W 88/06 (2009.01)i; H04W 88/18 (2009.01)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:
Korean utility models and applications for utility modelsJapanese 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: beacon, tag, location, tracking, MAC address, server, power


Category* Citation of document, with indication, where appropriate, of the relevant passages Relevant to claim No.
US 2014-0167956 A1 (KYO KOAN CHU) 19 June 2014 See paragraphs [0032]-[0042]; figure 4; and claim 3.
US 2015-0105099 A1 (QUALCOMM INCORPORATED) 16 April 2015 See paragraph [0067].
US 2011-0128124 A1 (CHANG JUN IM) 02 June 2011 See paragraphs [0029]-[0036]; and figure 2.
WO 2014-066091 A2 (MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.) 01 May 2014 See paragraphs [0040]-[0046]; and figure 3.
KR 10-2014-0113764 A (LSIS CO., LTD.) 25 September 2014 See paragraphs [0063]-[0077]; and figure 4.
Special categories of cited documents:
document defining the general state of the art which is not considered to be of particular relevance
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 2014-0167956 A1
19 June 2014
KR 10-1283896 B1
US 2014-0172354 A1
US 8878666 B2
US 2014-0167959 A1
16 July 2013
19 June 2014
04 November 2014
19 June 2014
US 2015-0105099 A1
16 April 2015
US 9119169 B2
25 August 2015
US 2011-0128124 A1
02 June 2011
CN 102156283 B
CN 102156283 A
KR 10-1349980 B1
KR 10-2011-0061767 A
US 8674828 B2
07 May 2014
17 August 2011
13 January 2014
10 June 2011
18 March 2014
WO 2014-066091 A2
01 May 2014
US 2014-0118113 A1
US 8922344 B2
WO 2014-066091 A4
WO 2014-066091 A3
01 May 2014
30 December 2014
31 July 2014
03 July 2014
KR 10-2014-0113764 A
25 September 2014
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:
12 October 2016
Date of mailing of the international search report:
12 October 2016
Authorized officer:
LEE, Seoung Young
Telephone No. +82-42-481-3535
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