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REMARKS 

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 
amendment. 

Typographical errors have been corrected in claims 27, 47, 49, 50 - 53, 65, 66, 87 - 90 s 1Q9, 1 18, 
122, 145 and 189. 

Support for added claims 322-360 can be found throughout the specification. In particular, many 
cf :he specific examples described are prepared in bulk. The paragraph bridging pages.8 and 9 
teaches: 

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 
jested to reconsider the above-identified application. If the Examiner wishes to discuss the ; 
application farther, or if additional information would be required, the undersigned will cooperate ' 
fully to assist in the prosecution of this application, V 

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 
wiU 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. 

ir. the oveni that this amendment does not result in allowance of all such claims, the undersigned 
atfcrrioy respectfully requests a telephone interview at the Examiner's earliest convenienpe. 

MPEP 713.01 states in part as follows; 



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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 
ihe interview or consultation would result in expediting the case to a final action., 



Respectfully submitted, 




Reg. No. 32,053 

Phone No. (914)945-3217 

IBM Corporation 

Entellectual Property Law Dept. 

P. 0.3ox218 p 
Ya>rktown Heights, New York 1 0598 



Serial No. 08/479,81 0 Page 87 of 87 Docket No. Y0987-Q74BZ . ; 

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