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Advisory Action 
Before the Filing of an Appeal Brief 


Application No. 

08/479,810 


Applicant(s) 

BEDNORZ ET AL 


Examiner 

Mark Kopec 


Art Unit 

1796 





-The MAILING DATE of this communication appears on the cover sheet with the correspondence address - 



THE REPLY FILED 04/19/06 (4th 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) C3 The period for reply expires months from the mailing date of the final rejection. 

b) O 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 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 .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 expiration date of the shortened statutory period for reply originally 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 mailing 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). 
AMENDMENTS 

3. CU The proposed amendment(s) filed after a final rejection, but prior to the date of filing a brief, will not be entered because 

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

(b) IZI 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) 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 rejection(s): . 

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

non-allowable claim(s). 

7. £<] For purposes of appeal, the proposed amendment(s): a) □ will not be entered, or b) |3 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 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 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 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. □ 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 al} 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). 

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 Statement(s). (PTO/SB/08) Paper No(s) 

13. Other: See examiner note in Status paper . 




/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 1 12 



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Application No. 

08/479,810 


Applicant(s) 

BEDNORZ ETAL 


Examiner 

Mark Kopec 


Art Unit 

1796 





-The MAILING DATE of this communication appears on the cover sheet with the correspondence address - 



THE REPLY FILED 09/18/06 (8th 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) O The period for reply expires months from the mailing date of the final rejection. 

b) CD 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 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 1.136(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 expiration date of the shortened statutory period for reply originally 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 mailing 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). 
AMENDMENTS 

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

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

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

(c) D 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. Q Applicant's reply has overcome the following rejection(s): . 

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

non-allowable claim(s). 

7. £3 For purposes of appeal, the proposed amendment(s): a) [3 will(fTotJfe entered, or b) □ 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 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 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 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, will not be 

entered because the affidavit or other evidence failed to overcome all 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). 

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 Statement(s). (PTO/SB/08) Paper No(s) 

13. £3 Other: Remarks not timely 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. 20071 112 



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BEDNORZ ET AL 


Examiner 

Mark Kopec 


Art Unit 

1796 





-The MAILING DATE of this communication appears on the cover sheet with the correspondence address 



THE REPLY FILED 11/14/06 (11th 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) dl The period for reply expires months from the mailing date of the final rejection. 

b) CI 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 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 .1 36(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 expiration date of the shortened statutory period for reply originally 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 mailing 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). 
AMENDMENTS 

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

(a) D 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) IZI 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 rejection(s): . 

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

non-allowable claim(s). 

7. ^ For purposes of appeal, the proposed amendment(s): a) □ will not be entered, or b) ^ 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 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 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 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, will not be 

entered because the affidavit or other evidence failed to overcome aH 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). 

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 Statement(s). (PTO/SB/08) Paper No(s) 

13. ^ Other: See claim Status Sheet . 



/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 1 1 2 



Advisory Action 
Before the Filing of an Appeal Brief 


Application No. 

08/479,810 


Applicant(s) 

BEDNORZ ET AL. 


Examiner 

Mark Kopec 


Art Unit 

1796 





-The MAILING DATE of this communication appears on the cover sheet with the correspondence address 



THE REPLY FILED 11/25/06 (13th 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) CU The period for reply expires months from the mailing date of the final rejection. 

b) [Zl 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 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 1.136(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 expiration date of the shortened statutory period for reply originally 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 mailing 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). 
AMENDMENTS 

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

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

(b) □ 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) [3 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 . 1 21 . See attached Notice of Non-Compliant Amendment (PTOL-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, timely filed amendment canceling the 

non-allowable claim(s). 

7. |3 For purposes of appeal, the proposed amendment(s): a) [3 willmotjje entered, or b) □ 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 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 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 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. □ 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 aN 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). 

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 

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 Statement(s). (PTO/SB/08) Paper No(s) 

13. M Other: Not timely 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