Reconsideration is respectfully requested in view of any changes to the claims and the remarks
herein. Please contact the undersigned to conduct a telephone interview in accordance with
MPEP 713.01 to resolve any remaining requirements and/or issues prior to sending another
Office Action. Relevant portions of MPEP 713.01 are included on the signature page of this
Typographical errors have been corrected in claims 27, 47, 49, 50 - 53, 65, 66, 87 - 90, 109, 118,
122, 145 and 189.
Support for added claims 322-360 can be found throughout the specification. In particular, many
of the specific examples described are prepared in bulk. The paragraph bridging pages 8 and 9
The methods by which these superconductive compositions can be made can use known
principles of ceramic fabrication, including the mixing of powders containing the rare earth
or rare earth-like, alkaline earth and transition metal elements, coprecipitation of these
materials, and heating steps in oxygen or air.
In view of the changes to the claims and the remarks herein, the Examiner is respectfully
requested to reconsider the above-identified application. If the Examiner wishes to discuss the
application further, or if additional information would be required, the undersigned will cooperate
fully to assist in the prosecution of this application.
Please charge any fee necessary to enter this paper and any previous paper to deposit account
If the above-identified Examiner's Action is a final Action, and if the above-identified application
will be abandoned without further action by applicants, applicants file a Notice of Appeal to the
Board of Appeals and Interferences appealing the final rejection of the claims in the
above-identified Examiner's Action. Please charge deposit account 09-0468 any fee necessary
to enter such Notice of Appeal.
In the event that this amendment does not result in allowance of all such claims, the undersigned
attorney respectfully requests a telephone interview at the Examiner's earliest convenience.
MPEP 713.01 states in part as follows:
Serial No. 08/479,810
Page 86 of 87
Docket No. YO987-074BZ
DEC 11""* 03 14:26 FR OO-IBh YORKTOUIN
914 945 4073 TO 88942431
Where the response to a first complete action includes a request for an interview or a
telephone consultation to be initiated by the examiner, ... the examiner, as soon as he or
she has considered the effect of the response, should grant such request if it appears that
the interview or consultation would result in expediting the case to a final action.
Reg. No. 32,053
Phone No. (914) 945-3217
Intellectual Property Law Dept.
P. O. Box 218
Yorktown Heights, New York 1 0598
Serial No. 08/479.81 0 Page 87 of 87 Docket No. YO987-074BZ
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