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International application No. Applicant's or agent's file reference
PCT/US2020/038587 9833-4174-WO
International filing date (day/month/year) (Earliest) Priority Date (day/month/year)
19 June 2020 09 July 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:
2. Certain claims were found unsearchable
This international search report has not been established in respect of certain claims under Article 17(2)(a) for the following reasons:
Claims Nos.:
because they relate to subject matter not required to be searched by this Authority, namely:
Claims Nos.: 6, 8 , 17-18 , 36
because they relate to parts of the international application that do not comply with the prescribed requirements to such an extent that no meaningful international search can be carried out, specifically:
Claims 6, 8 , 17-18 , 36 are considered to be unclear in that they refer to one of the claims which do not comply with PCT Rule 6.4(a).
Claims Nos.: 4-5, 7, 9-12, 16, 19-35, 37-39
because they are dependent claims and are not drafted in accordance with the second and third sentences of Rule 6.4(a).
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.


     H02G 3/32 (2006.01)i; H02G 3/04 (2006.01)i; F16L 3/13 (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:
Korean utility models and applications for utility models
Japanese 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: shroud, cable, hanger, projection, locking, metal


Category* Citation of document, with indication, where appropriate, of the relevant passages Relevant to claim No.
US 2014-0086704 A1 (A. RAYMOND ET CIE) 27 March 2014 See paragraphs [0114]-[0115] and figures 21-22.
US 6161804 A (JAMIE M. PASKE et al.) 19 December 2000 See column 6, line 50 - column 7, line 7, claim 1, 14 and figure 3a.
JP 2010-288367 A (SUMITOMO WIRING SYST LTD.) 24 December 2010 See paragraphs [0017]-[0031] and figure 2.
WO 2017-149271 A1 (LINIAN SUPPLY CO., LTD.) 08 September 2017 See claim 1 and figure 1.
US 2009-0294602 A1 US 8011621 B2 (RICHARD KORCZAK) 06 September 2011 See claim 1 and figure 9.
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 2014-0086704 A1
27 March 2014
CN 103717378 A
CN 103717378 B
EP 2714375 A1
US 2017-0072629 A1
US 2017-0072630 A1
US 2017-0072634 A1
US 207460 B2
US 207461 B2
US 220575 B2
US 9511544 B2
WO 2012-166552 A1
09 April 2014
27 April 2016
09 April 2014
16 March 2017
16 March 2017
16 March 2017
19 February 2019
19 February 2019
05 March 2019
06 December 2016
06 December 2012
US 6161804 A
19 December 2000
AU 2002-307212 A8
CN 100539341 C
CN 1196882 C
CN 1260605 A
CN 1294432 A
CN 1520498 A
CN 1520498 C
EP 1020672 A1
EP 1096594 A2
EP 1096594 A3
EP 1096594 B1
KR 10-0445855 B1
KR 10-2001-0051299 A
US 2002-0005463 A1
US 2005-0109890 A1
US 6354543 B1
US 6899305 B2
WO 02-095956 A2
WO 02-095956 A3
03 December 2002
09 September 2009
13 April 2005
19 July 2000
09 May 2001
11 August 2004
03 January 2007
19 July 2000
02 May 2001
20 November 2002
12 January 2011
30 August 2004
25 June 2001
17 January 2002
26 May 2005
12 March 2002
31 May 2005
28 November 2002
18 September 2003
JP 2010-288367 A
24 December 2010
WO 2017-149271 A1
08 September 2017
EP 3423741 A1
US 2019-0072212 A1
09 January 2019
07 March 2019
US 2009-0294602 A1
03 December 2009
US 2011-0283515 A1
US 8011621 B2
US 8191836 B2
24 November 2011
06 September 2011
05 June 2012
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:
07 October 2020
Date of mailing of the international search report:
07 October 2020
Authorized officer:
JANG, Gijeong
Telephone No. +82-42-481-8364
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