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Advisory Action 

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08/479,810 


BEDN0R2ETAL. 




Examiner 
Mark Kopec 


Art Unit 
1796 





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THE REPLY FILED 04/19/08 (4th A R FAILS TO PLACE THIS APPUCATION IN CONDITION FOR ALLOWANCE. 

1 . □ The reply was filed after a final rejection, but prior to or on the same day as filing a Notice of Appeal. To avoid abandonment of 

this application, applicant must timely file one of the following replies: (1) an amendment, affidavit, or other evidence, which 
places the application in condition for allowance; (2) a Notice of Appeal (with appeal fee) in compliance with 37 CFR 41 .31 ; or (3) 
a Request for Continued Examination (RCE) in compliance with 37 CFR 1 .1 14. The reply must be filed within one of the following 
time periods: 

a) □ The period for reply expires ___momhsftom the m^8ng date of the final reiection. 

b) □ The period for reply expires on: (1 ) the mailing date of this Advisory Action, dr (2) the date set forth In the final rejection, whichever is later. In 

no event however, will the statutory period for reply expire later than SIX MONTHS from the maOing date of the final rejection. 

Examiner Note: If box 1 is checked, check either box (a) or (b). ONLY CHECK BOX (b) WHEN THE FIRST REPLY WAS FILED WITHIN 

TWO MONTHS OF THE FINAL REJECTION. See MPEP 706.07(f). 
Extensions of time may be obtained under 37 CFR 1.136(a). The date on which the petition under 37 CFR 1 .1 36(a) and the appropriate extension foe 
have been filed is the date for purposes of determining the period of extension ami the corresponding amount of the fee. The appropriate extension fee 
under 37 CFR 1.17(a) Is calculated from: (1) the expiration date of the shortened statutory period for reply originally set in the firm! Office action; or (2) as 
set forth in (b) above, if checked. Any reply received by the Office later than three rrwmths after the nraiHng date of the final rejection, even if timely filed, 
may reduce any earned patent term adjustment See 37 CFR 1 .704(b). 
NQTIQ5 OF APPEAR 

2. □ The Notice of Appeal was filed on . A brief in compliance with 37 CFR 41 .37 must be filed within two months of the date of 

filing the Notice of Appeal (37 CFR 41 .37(a)), or any extension thereof (37 CFR 41 .37(e)), to avoid dismissal of the appeal. Since 
a Notice of Appeal has been filed, any reply must be filed within the time period set forth in 37 CFR 41 .37(a). 
AMENPM5NT3 

3. □ The proposed amendments) filed after a final refection, but prior to the date of fling a brief, will og£ be entered because 

(a) □ They raise new issues that would require further consideration and/or search (see NOTE below); 

(b) D They raise the issue of new matter (see NOTE below); 

(c) □ They are not deemed to place the application in better form for appeal by materially reducing or simplifying the issues for 

appeal; and/or 

(d) □ They present additional claims without canceling a corresponding number of finally rejected claims. 

NOTE: . (See 37 CFR 1.1 16 and 41.33(a)). 

4. □ The amendments are not in compliance with 37 CFR 1.121. See attached Notice of Non-Compliant Amendment (PTOL-324). 

5. □ Applicant" s reply has overcome the following rejections): 

6. □ Newly proposed or amended claim(s) would be allowable if submitted in a separate, timely filed amendment canceling the 

non-allowable ciaim(s). 

7-I3 For purposes of appeal, the proposed amendments): a) □ wiD not be entered, orb) IS wQI be entered and an explanation of 
how the new or amended claims would be rejected is provided below or appended. .«» 
The status of the ciaim(s) is (or will be) as follows: 
Claim(s) allowed: see Status Paper . 
Claim(s) objected to: 

Claim(s) rejected: see Status Paper. s 
Claim(s) withdrawn from consideration: 73-76.8Z83.377 and 378. N 
AFFIPAVIT Off QTH£R EVIDENCE 

8. □ The affidavit or other evidence filed after a final action, but before or on the date of filing a Notice of Appeal will noj be entered 

because applicant failed to provide a showing of good and sufficient reasons why the affidavit or other evidence is necessary and 
was not earlier presented. See 37 CFR 1 .1 16(e). 

9. □ The affidavit or other evidence filed after the date of filing a Notice of Appeal, but prior to the date of filing a brief, wiling be 

entered because the affidavit or other evidence failed to overcome ag rejections under appeal and/or appellant foils to provide a 
showing a good and sufficient reasons why it is necessary and was not earlier presented. See 37 CFR 41 .33(d)(1). 

10. □ The affidavit or other evidence is entered. An explanation of the status of the claims after entry is below or attached. 
REQUEST FOR RECONSIDERATION/OTHER 

1 1 . □ The request for reconsideration has been considered but does NOT place the application In condition for allowance because: 

12. □ Note the attached Information Disclosure Statements). (PTO/SB/08) Paper No(s). 

13. E Other gee examiner npte in Status pgper. 




/Mark Kopec/ 
Primary Examiner 
Art Unit 1796 



U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 
PTOL-303 (Rev. 08-06) 



Advisory Action Before the Filing of an Appeal Brief 



Part of Paper No. 20071 112 





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Advisory Action 


08/479,810 


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Examiner 


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Mark Kopec 


17% 





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THE REPLY FILED 09/13/06 (7th AR FAILS TO PLACE THIS APPLICATION IN CONDITION FOR ALLOWANCE 

1. □ The reply was filed after a final rejection, but prior to or on the same day as filing a Notice of Appeal. To avoid abandonment of 

this application, applicant must timely file one of the following replies: (1) an amendment, affidavit, or other evidence, which 
places the application in condition for allowance; (2) a Notice of Appeal (with appeal fee) in compliance with 37 CFR 41.31; or (3) 
a Request for Continued Examination (RCE) in compliance with 37 CFR 1.114. The reply must be filed within one of the following 
time periods: 

a) Q The period for reply expires nrcmtte from the maiBngda^ 

b) Q The period for reply expires on: (1 ) the mailing date of this Advisory Action, or (2) the date set forth in the final rejection, whichever is later. In 

no event, however, will the statutory period for reply expire later than SIX MONTHS from the mailing dale of the final rejection. 

Examiner Note: If box 1 is ch^ed, check either to 

TWO MONTHS OF THE FINAL REJECTION. See MPEP 706.07(f). 
Extensions of time may be obtained under 37 CFR 1.136(a). The date on which the petition under 37 CFR 1.136(a) and the appropriate extension fee 
have been filed is the date for purposes of determining the period of extension and the corresponding amount of the fee. The appropriate extension fee 
under 37 CFR 1.17(a) is calculated from: (1) the eaqpiratkm date of the shortened statutory period for reply originaOy set in the final Office action; or (2) as 
set forth in (b) above, if checked. Any reply received by the Office later than three months after the rnafling date of the final rejection, even if timely fBed, 
may reduce any earned patent term adjustment See 37 CFR 1.704(b). 
NOTICE QF APPEAL 

2. QThe Notice of Appeal was filed on . A brief in compliance with 37 CFR 41.37 must be filed within two months of the date of 

filing the Notice of Appeal (37 CFR 41.37(a)), or any extension thereof (37 CFR 41.37(e)). to avoid dismissal of the appeal. Since 
a Notice of Appeal has been filed, any reply must be filed within the time period set forth in 37 CFR 41.37(a). 
AMENPMENT3 

3. □ The proposed amendments) filed after a final rejection, but prior to the date of fifing a brief, will not be entered because 

(a) □ They raise new issues that would require further consideration and/or search (see NOTE below); 

(b) D They raise the issue of new matter (see NOTE below); 

(c) □ They are not deemed to place the application in better form for appeal by materially reducing or simplifying the issues for 

appeal; and/or 

(d) Q They present additional claims without canceling a corresponding number of finally rejected claims. 

NOTE: . (See 37 CFR 1.116 and 41.33(a)). 

4. □ The amendments are not in compliance with 37 CFR 1 .121. See attached Notice of Non-Compliant Amendment (PTOL-324). 

5. □ Applicant's reply has overcome the following rejections): . 

8. □ Newly proposed or amended claim(s) would be allowable if submitted in a separate, timely filed amendment canceling the 

non-allowable daim(s). 

7. El For purposes of appeal, the proposed amendments): a) □ wtfl not be entered, or b) SI will be entered and an explanation of 

how the new or amended claims would be rejected is provided below or appended. * — - 

The status of the ciaim(s) is (or will be) as follows: 
Claim(s) allowed: see Status Paper 

Claim(s) objected to: 

Claim(s) rejected: see Status Paper, 

Claim(s) withdrawn from consideration: 73-76.82.83.377 and 378 . 
AFFIDAVIT OR OTHER EVIDENCE 

8. □ The affidavit or other evidence filed after a final action, but before or on the date of filing a Notice of Appeal will not be entered 

because applicant tarred to provide a showing of good and sufficient reasons why the affidavit or other evidence is necessary and 
was not earlier presented. See 37 CFR 1 .1 16(e). 

9. □ The affidavit or other evidence filed after the date of filing a Notice of Appeal, but prior to the date of filing a brief, will not, be 

entered because the affidavit or other evidence failed to overcome ag rejections under appeal and/or appellant foils to provide a 
showing a good and sufficient reasons why it is necessary and was not earlier presented. See 37 CFR 41 .33(d)(1). 

10. □ The affidavit or other evidence is entered. An explanation of the status of the claims after entry is below or attached. 

REQUEST RgCONSIDERAnowOTHER 

11. □ The request for reconsideration has been considered but does NOT place the application in condition for allowance because: 



12. □ Note the attached information Disclosure Statements). (PTO/SB/08) Paper No(s). 

13. El Other See examiner note in Status paper. 



1M 



/Mark Kopec/ 
Primary Examiner 
Art Unit 1796 



U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 
PTOL-303 (Rev. 08-06) 



Advisory Action Before the Filing of an Appeal Brief 



Part of Paper No. 20071 112 



Advisory Action 
Before the Filing of an Appeal Brief 



Application no. 


Applicants) 


03/479.810 


BEDNORZ ET AL 


Examiner 


Art Unit 




Mark Kopec 


1796 





THE REPLY FILED Q9/19/QP (8ft AF) FAILS TO PLACE THIS APPUCATION IN CONDITION FOR ALLOWANCE. 

1 . □ The reply was filed after a final rejection, but prior to or on the same day as filing a Notice of Appeal. To avoid abandonment of 
this application, applicant must timely file one of the following replies: (1) an amendment, affidavit, or other evidence, which 
places the application in condition for allowance; (2) a Notice of Appeal (with appeal fee) in compliance with 37 CFR 41 .31 ; or (3) 
a Request for Continued Examination (RCE) in compliance with 37 CFR 1.114. The reply must be filed within one of the following 
time periods: 9 

a) □ The period for reply expires montrra from the mailing date of tte 

b) □ The pertod for reply expires on: (1) the ma^ 

no event, however, will the statutory period tor mpty expire later than SIX r^m rejection. 

Examiner Note: If box 1 1s checked, check efther box (a) or (b). ONLY CHECK BOX <b) WHEN THE FIRST REPLY WAS FILED WITHIN 

TWO MONTHS OF THE FINAL REJECTION. See MPEP 706.07(f). 
Extensions of time may be obtained under 37 CFR 1.136(a). The date on which the petition under 37 CFR 1 . 1 36(a) and the appropriate extension fee 
have been filed is the date for purposes of determining the pertod of extort The appropriate extension fee 

^ r 2 7 5™ 117(a)feca,cufa ^ f ^ : 0) the expiration date of the shortened statutory pertt or (2) as 

set forth ln(b) above, if checked. Any reply received by the Office laterthan three months after the rnaffing date of the final rejection, even if timely filed, 
may reduce any earned patent term adjustment See 37 CFR 1.704(b). 
NOTICE OF APPEAL 



2. □ The Notice of Appeal was filed on . A brief in compliance with 37 CFR 41 .37 must be filed within two months of the date of 

filing the Notice of Appeal (37 CFR 41.37(a)), or any extension thereof (37 CFR 41.37(e)), to avoid dismissal of the appeal. Since 
a Notice of Appeal has been filed, any reply must be filed within the time period set forth in 37 CFR 41.37(a). 

3. □ Theproposed amendment^) filed after a final rejection, but prior to the date of fiGng a brief, will not be entered because 

(a) U They raise new issues that would require further consideration and/or search (see NOTE below); 

(b) D They raise the issue of new matter (see NOTE below); 

(c) Q They are not deemed to place the application in better form for appeal by materially reducing or simplifying the issues for 

appeal; and/or 

(d) □ They present additional claims without canceling a corresponding number of finally rejected claims. 

NOTE: . (See 37 CFR 1.116 and 41.33(a)). 

4. □ The amendments are not in compliance with 37 CFR 1.121. See attached Notice of Non-Compliant Amendment (FTOL-324). 

5. □ Applicant's reply has overcome the following rejection(s): . 

6. □ Newly proposed or amended claim(s) would be allowable if submitted in a separate, firmly filed amendment canceling the 

non-allowable ctaim(s). 

7. 13 For purposes of appeal, the proposed amendments): a) g| wiOrjwtjb entered, orb) □ wOI be entered and an explanation of 
how the new or amended claims would be rejected is provided below or appended. 
The status of the claim(s) is (or will be) as follows: 
Claim(s) allowed: see Status Paper. 
Claim(s) objected to: . . 
Claim(s) rejected: see Status Paper. 

Claim(s) withdrawn from consideration: 73-76.82.83.377 end 378 . 
AFFIDAVIT OR OTHER EVIDENCE 



8. □ The affidavit or other evidence filed after a final action, but before or on the date of filing a Notice of Appeal will ngt be entered 

because applicant failed to provide a showing of good and sufficient reasons why the affidavit or other evidence is necessary and 
was not earlier presented. See 37 CFR 1.116(e). 

9. QThe affidavit or other evidence filed after the date of filing a Notice of Appeal, but prior to the date of filing a brief, wffl not be 

entered because the affidavit or other evidence tailed to overcome M rejections under appeal and/or appellant fails to provide a 
showing a good and sufficient reasons why it is necessary and was not earlier presented. See 37 CFR 41 .33(d)(1). 

1 0. □ The affidavit or other evidence is entered. An explanation of the status of the claims after entry Is below or attached. 
REQUEST FOR RECONSIDERATION/OTHER 



1 1. □ The request for reconsideration has been considered but does NOT place the application in condition for allowance because: 



12. □ Note the attached Information Disclosure Statements). (PTQ/SB/08) Paper No(s). 

13. H Other Remark? npt timfttv filed. 



/Mark Kopec/ 
Primary Examiner 
Art Unit: 1796 



U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 
PTOL-303 (Rev. 08-06) 



Advisory Action Before the Filing of an Appeal Brief 



Part of Paper No. 20071112 



0m78,810 



Mark Kopec 



BEDNORZETAL 



1783 



THE REPLY FILED 11flBtt8<BftAn FAILS TO PLACE THIS APPLICATION IN CONDITION FOR ALLOWANCE 

1 . □ The reply was filled ate a final rejection, but prior to or on the sarne day as fiBng a Note off Appeal. To avoid abandonment of 

this application, appSicafflt rnust finneSy fite one off tfo© fofltowing msplfes: (1) am amendment affidavit, or other evidence, whfcch 
places the application In oondittiioro for ataano®; (2) a Notitae off Appeall (ts^ffih appeal fes) in compQianoe with 37 CFR 41.31; or (3) 
a Request for Continued Examination (RCE) in corrcptatce wfflh 37 CFR 1.114. "Rue rep&y must toe fKed wStJhtn one of the fclWsng 
time periods: 

a) Q The period for reslveraifoag m onths from ttea maffl^i di^^^anniigi^aritfnn 

b) □ Th© parted for repiy SHpfros on: (1 ) the msiBng dste of thfe Adyfecjy Action, or (2) Era <Ma $s* forth in tta> ^nal nsjsc&fon, utfttehsvar la teter. in 

no event, hoa^svor t x^U tto statuSovy psir£od for rop^f <smp!?3 te^sr than SDt E^OS^TlHiS filnom tBto nrtsffing <^Si3 o7ttt^ final rajoc&ioa. 
E>®mfoiBrWote:IKFte»t1 dtsc^ cSt^ eto tot (a) OK8LV CHECK (b) WHEW THE FIRST REPLY WAS FILED WTTH1W 
TWO MONTHS OF THE FIMAL REJECTION. See G&PEP 7C3.07(Q. 
EKtensfonsoftSmQmsyttoogrt^^ The <^ <ot rchfch tfca psato imd^ 

have basn fited is the date for puiposes of (Msnnmmg the parted of extension and the comspwK&ng smeunt off the fee. The appropriate extension fee 
under 37 CFR 117(a) is cstattsd from: (1)th3©s$piraitfond^o? 

s©t forth in (b) above, if checked. Any ns^fy irecsfosd fi>y th3 Offies fete than thr&s months stor ifca maEng dai© of ths final rts^octton, even if fcimeGy fited, 
may reduoa any ©amsd paHsnt term adjustment See 37 CFR 1.704(b). 
NOTICE OF APPEAL 

2. QThe Notice of Appeal was filed on . A brief in ccmp&anoe with 37 CFR 41.37 must be filed within two months of the date of 

filing the Notice of Appeal (37 CFR 41 .37(a)), or any erilensten thereof (37 CFR 41 .37(e)), to avoid dosmtesa! of the appeal. Since 
a Notice of Appeal has been filed, any rsply must be Sited wKMn the throe period set forth in 37 CFR 41.37(a). 
AMENDMENTS 

3. Q The proposed amendments) filed after a final r^eeffion, but prior to the date of fiEng a brief, wiH flgi be entered because 

(a) C They raise new issues that wmsldreq^^ 

(b) 0 They raise the issue of new matter (see NOTE bellow); 

(c) □ They are not deemed to place the appBcatfon Irs better form for appeal by materially reducing or simplifying the issues for 

appeal; and/or 

They present additional cSaims without canoebg a coroespondiing number off finaEIy injected daims. 
NOTE: . (See 37 CFR 1.1 18 and 41.33(a)). 

4. □ The amendments are not in compliance with 37 CFR 1.121. See attached Notice off NorvCompliant Amendment (PTOL-324). 

5. D Applicant's rep&y has overcome the fotewtg rejjecffion(s): . 

6. Q Newly proposed or amended ctaim(s) woukil be altowabSe if submitted in a separate, timely filed amendment canceling the 

non-aftowabie cDaim(s). ^rs. 

7. E9 For purposes off appeal, the proposed amendments): a) S t ^^ ^e entered, orb) □ win be entered and an explanation of 

how the new or amended claims would be (rejected Ss provided ESaSwcr appended. 
The status of the ciasm(s) is (or will be) as follows: 
Cleim(s) allowed: see Status Paper. 

Claim(s) objected to: . 

Claim(s) rejected: see States Pm&r . 

Clafm(s) withdrawn from conskteFEtfon: 73-76.82.83.377 and 378 . 
AFFIDAVIT OR OTHER EVIDENCE 

8. □ The affidavit or other evidence filled afier a final acBon.!^ 

because applicant foiled to provide a showing off good ami sufficient treasons why the affidavit or other evidence is necessary and 
was not earlier presented. See 37 CFR 1.116(e). 

9. □ The affidavit or other evidence fiSed after the date off filling a NoBtoe off Appeal, but prior to the date of filling a brief, will not be 

entered because the affidavit or ollherev^ 

showing a good and sufficient reasons why it is necessary and was not eariier presented. See 37 CFR 41 .33(d)(1). 

1 0. □ The affidavit or other evidence is entered. An explanation off the statu® of the dates alter entry ss below or attached. 
REQUEST FOR RECONSIDERATION/OTHER 

1 1 . □ The request for reconsideration has been considered but does NOT place the application in condition for allowance because: 



12. □ Note the attached Information Disclosure Statements). (PTO/SB/Q8) Paper No(s). 

13. S3 Other Remarks not timeto filed. 



/Mark Kopec/ 
Primary Examiner 
Art Unit 1798 



U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 
PTOL-303 (Rev. 08-03) 



Advisory Action ©©for© ah® FlOing of an Appeal Bri®f 



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THE REPLY FILED 11/13/0Sf1QthAB FAILS TO PLACE THIS APPLICATION IN CONDITION FOR ALLOWANCE. 

1 . □ The raply was fifed after a final rejection, but prior to or on the same day as filling a Notice of Appeal. To avoid abandonment of 

this application, applicant must timely fis&s on® erf the foltajfotg maples: (1) an amsndinrc^ affidavit, or other evidence, which 
plaoss the application in common for allowance; (2) a Noffioe of Appeal (with appeal! te) In compliance with 37 CFR 41.31; or (3) 
a Request for Continued Examination (RCE) in compliance wMto 37 CFR 1.114. The reply must be fifed within on® of the foBogkig 
to© periods: 

a) □ The parted for repjy oapfres months from to maiSng dsta of t&ts final rejscfton. 

b) □ Ths period for repfyeiqpir^ on: W In 

Examiner e^: If box 1 is chec^,<£^ 
TWO ftTiOMTHS OF THE FISCAL REJECTION. See MPEP 7CS.07(fl). 
Extensions of tfms may ba obtained urtdsr 37 CFR 1.1 3S(©). Tho <^ on ^ft^ to psffikm 

heva bssn flted fe the dete for purposes of dotermining the parted of <&tfsnsicn srtd the corresponding ©mount of ths fee. The appropriate extension fea 
under 37 CFR 1 .17(a) is calculated ton: (1) tfita ettptoiSion ds^ of tfi® eltosraan®^ sftaSutmy pstrEod ITbsr inspfiy m^ins% fin tto %ial CKTIoq action; or (2) £is 
sat forth In (b) above, If dieted. Arry reply recs^ by tfcQ 0^1^^ 
may raduos any earned pstent term adjustment See 37 CFR 1.704(b). 
MPTICEQF APPEAR 

2. □ The Notice of Appeal was fited on . A brief in compSanoe with 37 CFR 41 .37 must be ffled wKhin two months of the date of 

filing the Notice of Appeal (37 CFR 41 .37(a)), or any extenston thereof (37 CFR 41.37(e)), to avo$d dismissal of the appeal S&toe 
a Notice of Appeal has been filed, any reply must be filed within the time period set forth in 37 CFR 41.37(a). 
AMENDMENTS 

3. □ The proposed amendments) filed after a final rejection, but prior to the date of filing a brief, wfilt not be entered because 

(a) □ They raise new issues that would require fosilher oonsMmfflon andtar search (se® NOTE below); 

(b) □ They raise the issue of new matter (see NOTE be tow); 

(c) Q They are not deemed to place the application in beta* form for appeafl by materially reducing or simplifying the issues for 

appeal; and/or 

(d) Q They present additional dams wtfhout canoeing a corresponding number of finally rejected cSasms. 

NOTE: . (See 37 CFR 1 .1 16 and 41 .33(a)). 

4. □ The amendments are not in compliance wSih 37 CFR 1 .121 . See attached Notice of Non-Compliant Amendment (PTOL-324). 

5. Q Applicant's reply has overcome the foltowing rejectees): . 

6. □ Newiy proposed or amended daim(s) would be altowablle 5f submit in a separate, timety 

non-allowable cSaim(s). 

7. M For purposes of appeal, the proposed amendments): a) □ win not be entered, or b) 69 wail be entered and an explanation of 

how the new or amended claims would be rejected is provided bellow or appended. - ~ 

The status of the dacm(s) is (or will be) as follows: 
Claim(s) allowed: see Status Paper . 

Claim(s) objected to: . 

Clalm(s) rejected: sse Status Pas&r. 

Cleim(s) withdrawn from consideration: 73-76.8Z83.377 and 378. 
AFFIDAVIT QR OTHER EMDEMCE 

8. □ The affidavit or other evidence filed eSter a final action, but before or on the date of filing a Notice of Appeal will not be entered 

because epptont Med to prov^ 

was not eariier presented. See 37 CFR 1 .1 13(e). 

9. □ The affidavit or other evidence ffled after the (Me of fOing a NoBee of Appeal, but prior to the date of filing a brief, will rug be 

entered because the affidavit or cither evidence feied to overcome ai rejections under appeal and/or appellant fails to prov&de a 
showing a good and sufficient reasons why it is necessary and was not eariier presented. See 37 CFR 41 .33(d)(1). 

1 0. □ The affidavit or other evidence is entered. An explanation of the status of the claims aUter entry is below or attached. 
PEQME9T FpR RECQN9|DERAHQtWTHER 

1 1 . □ The request for reconsideration has been considered but does NOT place the appBcaffion in condition for allowance because: 



12. □ Note the attached Information Disclosure Statements). (PTO/SB/08) Paper No(s). 

13. 0 Other St^Sft^. 



J.$. Patent and Trademark Office 

PTOL-303 (Rev. 08-08) Advioory Action ©gforo tho Filing ol? an Appeal Briof Part of Paper No. 20071 1 12 



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Primary Examiner 
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THE REPLY FILED 11/14/03 fHftAR FAILS TO PLACE THIS APPLICATION JN CONDITION FOR ALLOWANCE. 

1. Q The reply was fitedaftor a final r^^ 

this application, applicant must timeSy file cms of fie foStefrce trapSes: (1) m wmtdmmt affidavit, or other evidence, which 
places the application in condition tor allowance; (2) a Notfoe 0? Appeal (with appeal fee) hi compiltance with 37 CFR 41.31; or (3) 
a Request for Continued Elimination (RCE) In compliance wath 37 CFR 1.114. Hie reply must be filled within one of the fofltowSng 
time periods: 

a) Q The period for repfyexptres months from the malng date ctftfta final rejection. 

b) O Ths psrfod for reply ©spires on: (1 ) ths> mailing dste of th& Advisory Action, or (2) ths dete set forth in tfta final rsjactton, ttfitehavsr b Ister. In 

no event, hc&ever, rata the statutory psrtod for rspty expire later than SIX BOOTHS ton the maSng date off the final rejection. 

Examiner Wote: Iff boa 1 is chsc^,cfc^ 

TWO MONTHS OF THE HmL REJECTION. Ses MPEP 7C3.07®. 
Extensions of ten© may be obtained under 37 CFR 1.133(a). Ttoe dato on wMch the pstftfon undsr37 CFR 1.133(a) and the appropriate extension fea 
havo bson tefl te the <2s2q for purp^os of d5te??ninlrtg ihe pertod of o^snsto and the conesporcllfog amount of the fea. The sppropriste extension fes 
und$r37CFR 1.17(a) is cataattied ffro^ 

set forth In (b) above, iff checked. Any repSy rec2{vsd by the Off&cs later than tfrnse months sto the maBfag dat© of the final rejection, even if tfmsfy ffisd, 
may reduce any ©arnsd patent term edjustmsnt See 37 CFR 1 .704(b). 
NOTICE OF APPEAL 

2. □ The Notice of Appeal was filed on . A brief in ©OTpfeitoe w58h 37 CFR 41 .37 must be filled wRhin two months of the date of 

filing the Notice of Appeal (37 CFR 41 .37(a)), or any extension ffitemof (37 CFR 41 .37(e)). to avoid dismissal of the appeal. Sirtos 
a Notice of Appeal has been filed, any reply must be filed within the tea period set forth in 37 CFR 41.37(a). 
AMENDMENTS 

3.0 The proposed amendments) filed after a final refraction, bant prior to the date of fifing a brief, will not be entered because 

(a) C They raise new issues that would require farther consideration and/or search (see NOTE below); 

(b) 0 They raise the issue of new matter (see NOTE below); 

(c) G They are not deemed to place the application in better form for appeal by material reduting cr simplifying the issues for 

appeal; and/or 

(d) O TbW present additional cSaims without cancelling a corresponding number of finaJGy injected claims. 

NOTE: . (See 37 CFR 1.1 16 and 41.33(a)). 

4. Q The amendments are not in compliance with 37 CFR 1.121. See attached Notice of Non-Compliant Amendment (PTOL-324). 

5. □ Applicant's reply has overcome the following rejectDon(s): . 

6. □ Newly proposed or amended cteom(s) would be altoweble if submitted In a separate, timely filled amendment canceling the 

non-allowable claim(s). 

7. S3 For purposes off appeal, the proposed amendments): a) □ w3ll not be entered, or b) §j w ill be e ntered and an explanation of 

how the new or amended claims would be rejected is provided Mow or appended. — 
The status of the claam(s) is (or vdll be) as follows: 
Claim(s) allowed: $w$foty$Pmr. 

Clsim(s) objec&ed to: 

Claim(s) rejected: flfa^ pa^er. 

Claim(s) withdrawn from consideration: 73-76.8Z83.377 bmS 378 . 
AFFIDAVIT OR OTHER EVIDENCE 

8. fl The affidavit or other evidence filed after a final action, but faefora or on the date of filing a Notice of A&seal wiO not be entered 

because applicant Med to provide a shotting of good and sufficient reasons why the affidavit or other evidence is necessary and 
was not earlier presented. See 37 CFR 1.116(e). 

9. □ The affidavit or other evidence filed after the date off filing a Notice of Appeal, but prior to the date of filing a brief, will rjfii be 

entered because the affidavit or other e^s^ 

showing a good and sufficient reasons why it is necessary and was not earffier presented. See 37 CFR 41 .33(d)(1). 

1 0. □ The affidavit or other evidence 0$ entered. An explanation of the status of the dalms after entry is beSow or attached. 
REQUEST FOR RECONSIDERATIOWOTHER 

1 1 . □ The request tor reconsideration has been considered but does NOT place the application in condition tor allowance because: 

12. □ Note the attached Information Disclosure Statements). (PTO/SB/08) Paper No(s) 

13. gj Other See claim Status Sheet. 



/Marie Kopsc/ 
Primary Examiner 
Art Unit 1798 



U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 
PTOL-303 (Rev. 08-06) 



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THE REPLY FILED 11/21/03 (12th AF) FAILS TO PLACE THIS APPUCATION IN CONDITION FOR ALLOWANCE. 

1 . Q Th® reply was fflled ate a final! irejjecta. butt p;tor to or on the same day as fflfotg a NoHoe of Appeal. To avoid abandonment of 

this application, appficant must tiimeSy orce of th® ifdlcyukg repifes: (1 ) an amendment, affidavit, or other evidence, which 
places the application in condition tor allowance; (2) a Note of Appeal (with gppeal fed) in compliance with 37 CFR 41.31; or (3) 
a Request for Continued Euamimiaion (RGB) in compliance w$h 37 CFR 1.114. The repSy must be fffied 41) one of the fbltow&tg 
time periods: 

a) Q The ported for repfy®iptas$____manttisftom 

b) Q The parted for rapSy oupim on: (1) fhs maS&tg (te£3 of ftfok Advfecry Aetert, or (2) the dc2® sat forth in the ftnsl refection, whfchevar tetor. in 

no ©vent, hoisfsver, ^ the statute rejection. 

Exammo? Nate: AT bo* 1 is checked, check eSfcerbOK (s) cr (b). C3£LY CHECK BOX (b) WHB*! THEE FIRST REPLY WAS FILED WiTKJN 

TWO MOWTOS OF THE FINAL REJECTION. See MPEP 703.07(f). 
Extensions of firm may be cbtsted urafor 37 CFR 1.133(a). The dste on ttffofch the psfiKcn usrater 37 cm 1.133(a) ar^thsappn^riabsQxtsn^on^ 
have been fited is thedats for purposes of dsSGmitoircg th© parted The appropriate ertenslon &e 

under 37 CFR 1 .1 7(a) is caCcuteted ton: (1 ]i the ©Kpfestton date ©J the sbotated statutory period for reply e%Sns% set In the final Office action; or (2) ss 
set forth in (b) above, if checked. Any reply nacsiusd by the Office te&sr tea thoee months fflto the maSfcug date of the final rejection, even if timely fed, 
may reduce ©ny earned paten! term c^usfimertt. See 37 CFR 1.703(b). 

MOTIQE OF APPEAL 

2. □ The Notice of Appeal was filled on . A brief in oompfenoe with 37 CFR 41 .37 roust be fifed within tero months of the date off 

filing the Notice of Appeal (37 CFR 41.37(a)), or any extension thereof (37 CFR 41.37(e)), to avoid dismissal of the appeal. Since 
a Notice of Appeal has been fifed, any re^ 

3. □ The proposed amendments) fM 

(a) O They raise new issues that would require ftflrtte consideration and/ox search (see NOTE below); 

(b) □ They raise the issue of new matter (see NOTE Mow); 

(c) 0 They are not deemed to place the appKcatfomi in better form for appeal by materially (reducing or simplifying the issues for 

appeal; and/or 

(d) fH! TTtey present additional claims without canoeing a corresponding number of finally rejected daims. 

NOTE: (See 37 CFR 1 .1 16 and 41.33(a)). 

4. □ The amendments are not in compliance with 37 CFR 1 .121 . See attached Notice of Non-CompSiant Amendment (PTOL-324). 

5. Q Applicant's reply has overcome the foltowing rajeCHbn(8): . 

6. 0 Newly proposed or amended ctaim(s) would be allowable if submitted in a separate, timely filed amendment canceling the 

non-allowable daim(s). ,^ 

7. ^ For purposes of apical, the pmposed amendment(s): a) ^mim entered, orb) □ wilSbe entered and an explanation of 

how the new or amended cHaims wouSd be rejected is provided lra$s&3or appended. 
The status of the claim(s) is (or w3i be) as follows: 
Claim(s) aUowed: see Stegus Ptoer. 

Claim(s) objected to: 

Claim(s) rejected: s^gM^P^pef- 

Claim(s) withdrawn torn consideration: 73-76.8Z83.S77 mmS 378. 
AFFIDAVIT OR OTHER EVIDENCE 

8. D The affidavit or other evidence filed after a final atiffion, but before or on the date of filing a Notice of Appeal wBI flfi£ be entered 

because applicant Med to provide a.shomtg off good and sufficient reasons why the afflSdawt or other evidence is necessary and 

was not earlier presented. See 37 CFR 1.1 16(e). 
8. □ The affidavit otr ottier evidence ffited after the date of filing a Motto of Appeal, but prior to the date of filing a brief, wiling be 

entered because the affcdavS or other evidence failed to overcome all rejsctas under appeal and/or appellant fails to provide a 

showing a good and sufficient reasons why it is necessary and was not eariier presented. See 37 CFR 41 .33(d)(1). 
: 10. □ The affidavit or other evidence is einfiered. An ejqjtem 
REQUEST FOR RECONSIDERATION/OTHER 

1 1 . □ The request for reconsideration has been considered but doss NOT place the application in condition for allowance because: 

12. □ Note the attached Information Disclosure Statements). (PTQ/SB/Q8) Paper No(s). 
13. 0 Other See claim Status Sheet 

17, fit. 



Martt Kopec/ 
Primary Examiner 
Art Unit: 17S8 



U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 
PTOL-303 (Rev. 08-06) 



Advisory Action fS&faro the Filing of an Appeal Sri©? 



Part of Paper No. 20071112 







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THE REPLY FILED 11/2&P8 (13th AR FAILS TO PLACE THIS APPUCATIOW BN CONDITION FOR ALLOWANCE 

1 . □ Ths reply was W&6 after a final rejetflon, but prior to or on the same day as iJsOng a Notice of Appeal. To avoid abandonment of 

this application, applicant nniust timely He on® of this following mpEss: (1) an amendimient. affidavit, or other evidence, which 
p&aoes the application in condition tor aStawartce; (2) a Notice of Appeal (tafffflii ©ppeaB fee) in compliance with 37 CFR 4131; or (3) 
a Request for Continued E»amsna@on (RCE) in compliance waflh 37 CFR 1.114. The reply must to fBed within on® of the foJtewtg 
time periods: 

©) □ The g&riodffrrc^ empires months f^ the malng date c? the ftaii rcgectfDn. 

b) Q The parted to reply oaptfos on: (1) tfra roaOfog d^ o?thfe/^S$2^ Actarc, or (2) the dsfo est forth in the teJ rejection, whcchsvar ts Isftsr. to 
no event hottfewer, will the statutory period tor repay ©itptr® later than SIX MOOTWS from the nrtaOmg date of the final rejection. 
E«iOTinerM(^:8ffltaKl ischsc^c^ 
TWO ftSONTMS OF THE F5MAL REJECTOR See &3PEP 703.07®. 
Extensa of time be obtained The date on wh^ the pet^ 

have been fited the data for purposes of dstermlntog She period of eateasfon ©nd tftQ COTSsptmd&tgi amount of the fisa. The appropriate extension fes 
under 37 CFR 1 .17(a) fe cateutoted ton: (1) the e^piritfon date ©J to shotereed stsautoay period for r©pjy osfgjtaSy set in the final Ofto action; cr (2) oo 
set forth in (b) above, if checked. Any reply receivsd by the OKice Jeter than thus© months ator the msBc/tgi date of the final rejection, even IftimeSy f&d, 
may reduca any earned patent term adjustment See 37 CFR 1.704(h). 
NOTICE OF APPEAL 

2. □ The Notice of Appeal was filed on . A brief in oosnpfflamoe with 37 CFR 41 .37 must be filed within two months of the date of 

fifing the Notice of Appeal (37 CFR 41 .37(a)), or any extension thereof (37 CFR 41 -37(e)), to avoid dismissal of the appeal. Sine® 
a Notice of Appeal has been filed, any reply must be filed wfflMn the time period set forth in 37 CFR 41.37(a). 
AMENDMENTS 

3. D The proposed amendmentfs) filed after a final refection, but prior to the .date of Wm a brief, will not be entered because 

(a) Q They raise new issues that would require further consideration and/or search (see NOTE betow); 

(b) Q They raise the issue of vv&w mater (see NOTE bsto); 

(c) 52 They are not deemed to place the application in better fosnrn for appeal by materially reducing or simplifying the issues for 

appeal; and/or 

(d) IS They present additional c9aims without canoeing a coraesponding number of finaBSy rejected cfetas. 

NOTE: . (See 37 CFR 1.118 and 41.33(a)). 

4. □ The amendments are not in compliance wfth 37 CFR 1.121. See attached Notice of Non-CompBant Amendment (PTOL-324). 

5. Q Applicant's repty has overeome the fota*iig rejectors): . 

6. D Newly proposed or amended daSm(s) v^JdbealtoOTtoifs^^ 

non-allowable daim(s) 

For purposes of appeal. 



7. 




how the new or amended daims would be rejected is provided* 
The status off the claim($) is (or wall be) as follows: 
Claim(s) allowed: s$9 fffofos P$p®r. 
Ciaim(s) objected to: 



enters, orb) □ will be entered and an explanation of 
or appended. 



Claim(s) rejected: ^ fffaj^ flBffffrr. 
Cteim(s) withdrawn from consideration: 73-7&8Z83.377 and 378 . 

AFFIDAVIT OR QTHER Eyipp3CE 

8. QTlhe affidavit or other ewSrieircaa flBari affitear a inall acfen. tot fcstoa or on the date of filing a Notice of Appeal wilt not be entered 

because appfficant foiled to provide a showmg of good and sufficient reasons why the affidavit or other evidence is necessary and 
was not earlier presented. See 37 CFR 1J 16(e). 

9. □ The affidavit or ofther evidence ffi^ 

entered because the affidavit or other evidence tailed to overcome ffi rejections under appeal and/or appellant fells to provide a 
showing a good and sufficient reasons why it is necessary and was not eartlier presented. See 37 CFR 41 .33(d)(1). 

10. □ The affidavit or other evidence Us entered. An explanation of the status of the daims after entry is betow or attached. 

nmvm for reco^sideratbqwotmer 

1 1 . □ The request for reconsideration has been considered but does NOT pSace the application in condition for allowance because: 



12. □ Note the attached Information Disclosure Statements). (PTQ&B/Q8) Paper No(s). 

13. S Other NeSJmsbLSM. 



/Mark Kopec/ 
Primary Examiner 
Art Unit: 1728 



U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 
PTOL-303 (Rev. 08-06) 



Advisory Acfflon before the Filing of an Appeal ©rieff 



Part of Paper No. 20071112 







08/479,810 


BEDWORZETAL. 


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THE REPLY FILED 11/25/P3 mthAR FAILS TO PLACE THIS APPLICATION M CONDITION FOR ALLOWANCE. 

1. □ The reply was fSted after a final inqeeSon, but prior to or on the same day as teg a Note of Appeal To ©vocd abandonment of 

this application, appBcamt rciiust tSteslljf to c?te of the fotowfatg tnspHfos: (1) am amendment, affidavit, or other evidence, which 
places the appfcatfon In condition for ate 

a Request for Continued Examination (RCE) in compliance t2$h 37 CFR 1.114. ma repSy must be filed within one of the foltaita 
time periods: 

a) IZl The period for rapfiy expires mon^ ftem tte m®$^ 

b) Q The period for reply expires cn: (1) the maiGrtg d&te ©7 this Asftfecjy Acfton, (2) the date sot forth in the fin&) nsjsc&on, whtehevar is teter. toi 

no event ho»33ver t wi0 the stai^^ 

Examiner Mote: If box 1 & checked, ctafc efcfcer box (a) or (to). ONLY (KECK BOX (b) WHEN THE RRST REPLY WAS RLEO WITHIN 
TWO R0OWTHS OF THE RMAL REI«niO& See 7Q&O70). 
Extensions of time may be obtained urator 37 CFR U3S(si). TIta{^cnt^fcht!teps8^urato-37CFR 

hsitebeonfi&dtethectofofpurpo^cfdsas^^ The appropriate extension fee 

under 37 CFR 1 .17(a) is caEcuteteil tan: (1 ) the expirsltai dsfta of the sfccJtsfftsd stetfutey parted to repfly ci^naEy sst m the final Ofiftca acSbn; or (2) os 
^ forth in (b) above, if checked. Any nspty reosfe^ by tha (Moa later th^ tose months after ttta msffirtg dst© of ttta final ^©cfton, evon If tonoiy fcd. 
may reduce any earned patentterm adjustment Ss® 37 CFR 1.704(b). 
NOTICE OF APPEAL 

2. □ The Notice of Appeal was filed on . A briefs compteioe with 37 CFR 41.37 must be filed within two months of the date of 

filing the Notice of Appeal (37 CFR 41 .37(a)), or any extension thereof (37 CFR 41 .37(e)), to avoid dismissal of the appeal. Since 
a Notice of Appeal has been fed), any repJy must lb® fifed within the time period set forth in 37 CFR 41 .37(a). 



3. □ The proposed amendments) filed after a final inspection, but prior to (the date of Stag a brief, wiB rgjj be entered because 

(a) E3 Th©y raise mew issues that! wourtd reqizfr© tatter oons!d2ira$cn arcd/or search (see NOTE below); 

(b) Q They raise the issue of new matter (see NOTE betarcy); 

(c) £3 They are not deemed to place the appfatton in better form for appeal by rnateriaBy redncdrcg or simplifying the issues for 



(d) □ They present additional claims without cancelling a cojirespondiing number of finally fleeted dams. 

NOTE: . (See 37 CFR 1J1S and 41.33(a)). 

4. □ The amendments are not in compliance wRh 37 CFR 1.121. See attached Notice of Non-Compliant Amendment (PTOL-324). 
5. 0 Applicant's reply has overcome She fotafiing rajec3fon(s): . 

6. □ Newly proposed or amended c9aim(s) would be aUtowable if %ybmitted in a separate, timely filed amendment cancelling the 

non-allowable c!atm(s). ^ir\ 

7. j§j For purposes of appeal, the prnj^osed amendments): a) S rffrat to iWmd, or b) □ will be entered and an explanation of 

how the new or amended daims would be rejected is pmMMk$few4fr appended. 
The status of the c8a$m(s) is (or wiH be) as follows: 
Cleim(s) allowed: see Status Peis&r. 

Clsim(s) objected to: 

Oaim(s) rejected: ss® Status Paper. 

Claim(s) withdrawn from consideration: 73-76.82.83.377 and 378. 

wwmr on emm expense; 

8. □ The affidavit or oflter ev&dence filed after a final action, but befome or on the date of fing a Nottoe of Appeal will no5 be enisred 

because applicant feW to provto a showk^ of good and sufficient reasons why the affidavit or other evedene® is necessary srtri 
was not earlier presented. See 37 CFR 1.118(®). 

9. □ The affidavit or other evidence filed after the d&3e off flng.a Notice of Appeal, but prior to the date of filing a brief, will qq} be 

entered because the affidavit or other evidence faiOed to overcome §| n^ecfos under appeal and/or app^lfant fails to provide a 
showing a good and suffident reasons why st is necessary and was not eairfSer presented. See 37 CFR 41 .33(d)(1). 

10. □ The affidavit or other evidence Ss entered. An explanation of the status of the daims after entry is beGow or attached. 
REQUEST FOR RECONSIDERATION/OTHER 

1 1 . □ The request for reconsideration has been considered but does NOT p3aoe the application in condition for allowance because: 

* 

12. □ Note the attached Information Disclosure Statements). (PTO/SB/08) Paper No(s). 

13. gj Other. Not timely filed . 



Primary Examiner 
Art Unit 1788 



U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 
PTOL-303 (Rev. 08-06) 



Advisory Aetton IS&fore the Filing of an Appeal Brief 



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THE REPLY FILED 1 1J27/03 fISfihAR FAILS TO PLACE THIS APPUGATTON IN CONDITION FOR ALLOWANCE 

1 . □ The reply was filled after a final rejection, but prior to or on the same d&y as ttug a Note of Appeal. To avoid abandonment* of 

this application, applicant must timely fine one of the MtoOTtg inspSes: (1) an amemflmenll, ©ndsivi, or other evcdenoe, which 
places the application in condition fox aStowairtce; (2) a Note of Appeal (wJth appeal fee) fin compliance A 37 CFR 41.31; or (3) 
a Request for Contained Examination (RCE) in ooroipSianc© wfth 37 CFR 1.114. Tito repfly must be filed within one of the fc5lov^ig 
time periods: 
a) □ The parted for rep8yeKpte___n^ 
M D Thepsirfodforrep^GKptoorc(1)titefi^^ 

m> ©vent, however,^ the sta^^ rejection. 
Examiner Note Iff bo* lis checked 

TWO RSONTWS OF THE FINAL REJECTION See COTEP 703.07®. 
Extensions of time may obtained under 37 CFR 1 .13S{©). The date on gftSch the psffifon umfSsr 37 CFR 1 .1 36(a) and the appropriate extension fee 
have been fited is the date for purposes of determintag the period of ggitegfrm and fthe corresponding amount of the fee. The appropriate extension fos 
under 37 CFR 1 . 1 7(a) its cstaiteded tan: (1)ttheoj^3ttond*o?to 
set forth in (b) stave, if checked. Anyreptyrecei^bytfceOTosI^^ 
may reduce eny earned patent te?m E^usamont See 37 CFR 1.704(h). 
NOTICE OF APPEAL 

2. □ The Notice of Appeal was filed on . A brief in comptetoe rcffih 37 CFR 41 .37 must be fifed within teuo months of the date of 

filing the Notice of Appeal (37 CFR 41 .37(a)), or any eartenscon thereof (37 CFR 41 .37(e)), to avoW disrnfesal of the appeal. Ssnoe 
a Notice of Appeal has been filed, any reply must be filed wMn the tame period set forth in 37 CFR 41.37(a). 
AMENDMENTS 

3. □ The proposed amendments) filled affler a ffiiroaS vxs^c&x^on. prior to 0i@ cites® of IMig a IbTfaf. ^ effitorecfl b^ause 

(a) O They raise new issues that would require fMter consideration and/or search (see NOTE betow); 

(b) Q They raise the issue off new matter (see NOTE bete;); 

(c) £Sj They arts not deemed to place the application in bete form for appea!) by materiality insducSng or simplifying the issues for 

appeal; and/or 

(d) Q They present additional cSalms without cancelling a corresponding number of Anally rejected claims. 

NOTE: . (See 37 CFR 1.118 and 41.33(a)). 

4. □ The amendments are not in compliance wfih 37 CFR 1.121. See attached Notice of Non-Compliant Amendment (PTOL-324). 

5. D Applicant's reply has overcome the ffitrilG^ing ffts^scOcimfs): . 

6. D Newiy proposed or amended c3som(s) would be ©5toato!!e if submitted \n a separate, timely filed amendment canceling the 

non-allowable claim(s). 

7. IS For purposes of appeal, the proposed amendments): a) Kj fe^OTt©md f or b) □ wl be entered and an explanation of 

how the new or amended ciaims \m\M be rejected is provided ISetow or appended. 
The status of the ctaim(s) is (or w8l be) as follows: 
Claim(s) allowed: $eg Sfcfos Pfrffpr. 

Claim(s) objected to: . 

Claim(s) rejected: see Sftsto Paper . 

Claim(s) withdraw firom consideration: 73-76.8Z83.377 and 378. 
AFFtPAVIT OF< QTHgR gVtpEfrSCE 

8. □ The affidavit or other eviiden^ 

because applicant felled to provide a showing of good and sufficient reasons why the affidavit or other evidence is necessary and 
was not earlier presented. See 37 CFR 1.110(e). 

9. □ The affidavit or other evidence filled after the date off fffing a Notice off Appeal, but prior to the date of filing a brief, will not be 

entered because the affidavit or other ev&denee feted to oveincome ®S rejections under appeal and/or appelant foils to provode a 
showing a good and sufficient reasons why it lis necessary and was not earffier presented. See 37 CFR 41 .33(d)(1). 

10. □ The affidavit or other evidence Ss entered. An explanation of the stete of the claims after entry is beSow or attached. 
REQUEST FOR pEQONSlDE^TiQjWQ-mgR 

1 1 . □ The request for reconsideration has been considered but does NOT pSace the application in condition for allowance because: 



12. □ Note the attached Information Disclosure Statements). (PTQSSB&8) Paper No(s). . 

13. BOthen flgt»Nyfflpd. 



/SiVJartt CCopec/ 
Primary Examiner 
Art Unit 1788 



U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 

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