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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
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APPLICATION NO. 



FILING DATE 



FIRST NAMED INVENTOR 



ATTORNEY DOCKET NO. 



CONFIRMATION NO. 



08/479,810 



06/07/1995 



JOHANNES G. BEDNORZ 



YOR919870074US5 



8594 



48062 7590 11/15/2007 

RYAN, MASON & LEWIS, LLP 
1300 POST ROAD 
SUITE 205 

FAIRFIELD, CT 06824 



EXAMINER 



ART UNIT 



PAPER NUMBER 



DATE MAILED: 11/15/2007 



Please find below and/or attached an Office communication concerning this application or proceeding. 



PTO-90C (Rev. 10/03) 



Notification of Non-Compliant Appeal Brief 

mm m^ m mm fc 

(37 CFR 41.37) 


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 Appeal Brief filed on 01 December 2006 is defective for failure to comply with one or more provisions of 37 CFR 
41.37. 

To avoid dismissal of the appeal, applicant must file anamended brief or other appropriate correction (see MPEP 
1205.03) within ONE MONTH or THIRTY DAYS from the mailing date of this Notification, whichever is longer. 
EXTENSIONS OF THIS TIME PERIOD MAY BE GRANTED UNDER 37 CFR 1.136. 



1 . m The brief does not contain the items required under 37 CFR 41 .37(c), or the items are not under the proper 

heading or in the proper order. 

2. The brief does not contain a statement of the status of all claims, (e.g., rejected, allowed, withdrawn, objected to, 
canceled), or does not identify the appealed claims (37 CFR 41.37(c)(1)(iii)). 

3. ^ At least one amendment has been filed subsequent to the final rejection, and the brief does not contain a 

statement of the status of each such amendment (37 CFR 41 .37(c)(1 )(iv)). 

4. (a) The brief does not contain a concise explanation of the subject matter defined in each of the independent 
claims involved in the appeal, referring to the specification by page and line number and to the drawings, if any, 
by reference characters; and/or (b) the brief fails to: (1) identify, for each independent claim involved in the 
appeal and for each dependent claim argued separately, every means plus function and step plus function under 
35 U.S.C. 112, sixth paragraph, and/or (2) set forth the structure, material, or acts described in the specification 
as corresponding to each claimed function with reference to the specification by page and line number, and to 
the drawings, if any, by reference characters (37 CFR 41.37(c)(1)(v)). 

5. □ The brief does not contain a concise statement of each ground of rejection presented for review (37 CFR 

41.37(c)(1)(vi)) 

6. □ The brief does not present an argument under a separate heading for each ground of rejection on appeal (37 CFR 

41.37(c)(1)(vii)). 

7. The brief does not contain a correct copy of the appealed claims as an appendix thereto (37 CFR 
41.37(c)(1)(viii)). 

8. The brief does not contain copies of the evidence submitted under 37 CFR 1.130, 1.131, or 1.132 or of any 
other evidence entered by the examiner and relied upon by appellant in the appeal, along with a 
statement setting forth where in the record that evidence was entered by the examiner, as an appendix 
thereto (37 CFR 41.37(c)(1)(ix)). 

9. □ The brief does not contain copies of the decisions rendered by a court or the Board in the proceeding 

identified in the Related Appeals and Interferences section of the brief as an appendix thereto (37 CFR 
41.37(c)(1)(x)). 

10. ^ Other (including any explanation in support of the above items): 



New Status of Claims, Status of Amendments, Summary of Claimed Subject Matter, Claims Appen dix. Evidence 
Appendix required in view of Entry/Denial of After-Final Amendments (15). See accompanying STATUS of 
AMENDMENTS and ADVISORY ACTIONS mailed with this action.. 




3REG0RY MILLS 
QUALITY ASSURANCE SPECIALIST 



/Mark Kopec/ 
Primary Examiner 
Art Unit: 1796 



U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 
PTOL-462 (Rev. 7-05) 



Notification of Non-Compliant Appeal Brief (37 CFR 41.37) 



Part of Paper No. 20071113 



Application/Control Number: 08/479,810 
Art Unit: 1796 



Page 2 



Status of Amendments 

Below is a proper listing of the After-Final Amendments 

including amendment date, entry status (Advisory Action) , and 
status of pending claims: 

1) Amendment filed 12/06/05 (1st after-final amendment): 
ENTERED (Advisory Action mailed 12/28/05) . Examiner Note: 
Rejection over admitted prior art (claims 438-440 and 453) is 
withdrawn. 

Claims withdrawn: 73-76, 82, 83, 377, 378. 

Claims allowed: 113, 114, 123-125, 135-138, 140, 151, 157, 
167-169, 172-174, 177-179, 185, 186, 189-191, 196, 197, 213-216, 
220, 221, 224-226, 231, 258-260, 264, 265, 269, 270, 276, 277, 
280-282, 287, 288, 296-301, 304-307, 311, 312, 315-317, 502-507, 
511-515. 

Claims rejected: 1-72, 77-81, 84-112, 115-122, 126-134, 
139, 141-150, 152-156, 158-166, 170, 171, 175, 176, 180-184, 
187, 188, 192-195, 198-212, 217-219, 222, 223, 227-230, 232-257, 
261-263, 266-268, 271-275, 278, 279, 283-286, 289-295, 302, 303, 
308-310, 313, 314, 318-376, 379-501, 508-510 , and 516-543 . 

**Note the underlined claims (above) were inadvertently 
omitted from the claim status in the Advisory Action mailed 



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12/06/05. These claims were rejected under 112, first 
paragraph, in the Final Rejection (mailed 10/20/05) . 

2) Amendment filed 04/12/06 (2nd after-final amendment) : 
ENTERED (Advisory Action mailed 05/19/06). Examiner Note: 
entry of 1.132 Declarations of Bednorz and Dennis Newns . 

Claims withdrawn: 73-76, 82, 83, 377, 378. 

Claims allowed: 113, 114, 123-125, 135-138, 140, 151, 157, 
167-169, 172-174, 177-179, 185, 186, 189-191, 196, 197, 213-216, 
220, 221, 224-226, 231, 258-260, 264, 265, 269, 270, 276, 277, 
280-282, 287, 288, 296-301, 304-307, 311, 312, 315-317, 502-507, 
511-515. 

Claims rejected: 1-72, 77-81, 84-112, 115-122, 126-134, 
139, 141-150, 152-156, 158-166, 170, 171, 175, 176, 180-184, 
187, 188, 192-195, 198-212, 217-219, 222, 223, 227-230, 232-257, 
261-263, 266-268, 271-275, 278, 279, 283-286, 289-295, 302, 303, 
308-310, 313, 314, 318-376, 379-501, 508-510, and 516-543. 

3) Amendment filed 04/19/06 (3rd after-final amendment) : 
ENTERED (Advisory Action attached herewith) . Examiner Note: 
Amend corrects status of claims 438 and 439. As stated in 
Advisory Action mailed 12/28/05, the rejection over admitted 
prior art (claims 438-440 and 453) is withdrawn. 



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Art Unit: 1796 

Claims withdrawn: 73-76, 82, 83, 377, 378. 

Claims allowed: 113, 114, 123-125, 135-138, 140, 151, 157, 
167-169, 172-174, 177-179, 185, 186, 189-191, 196, 197, 213-216, 
220, 221, 224-226, 231, 258-260, 264, 265, 269, 270, 276, 277, 
280-282, 287, 288, 296-301, 304-307, 311, 312, 315-317, 502-507, 
511-515. 

Claims rejected: 1-72, 77-81, 84-112, 115-122, 126-134, 
139, 141-150, 152-156, 158-166, 170, 171, 175, 176, 180-184, 
187, 188, 192-195, 198-212, 217-219, 222, 223, 227-230, 232-257, 
261-263, 266-268, 271-275,' 278, 279, 283-286, 289-295, 302, 303, 
308-310, 313, 314, 318-376, 379-501, 508-510, and 516-543. 

4) Amendment filed 07/06/06 (4th after-final amendment) : 
ENTERED (Advisory Action mailed 08/14/06) . Examiner Note: 
Creation of Artifact sheet for books submitted in copending 
08/303, 561. 

Claims withdrawn: 73-76, 82, 83, 377, 378. 

Claims allowed: 113, 114, 123-125, 135-138, 140, 151, 157, 
167-169, 172-174, 177-179, 185, 186, 189-191, 196, 197, 213-216, 
220, 221, 224-226, 231, 258-260, 264, 265, 269, 270, 276, 277, 
280-282, 287, 288, 296-301, 304-307, 311, 312, 315-317, 502-507, 
511-515. 



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Art Unit: 1796 

Claims rejected: 1-72, 77-81, 84-112, 115-122, 126-134, 
139, 141-150, 152-156, 158-166, 170, 171, 175, 176, 180-184, 
187, 188, 192-195, 198-212, 217-219, 222, 223, 227-230, 232-257, 
261-263, 266-268, 271-275, 278, 279, 283-286, 289-295, 302, 303, 
308-310, 313, 314, 318-376, 379-501, 508-510, and 516-543. 

5-6) Amendments filed 07/11/06 and 07/25/06 (5 th and 6th 
after-final amendments) : ENTERED (Advisory Action mailed 
08/29/06) . Examiner Note: Withdrawal of 112, second paragraph 
rejection (s) . In view of the withdrawn rejection, previously 
rejected claims 65, 77-81, 86, 87, 97-99, 103-108, 144, 145, 
150, 152, 156, 158-161, 170, 171, 175, 176, 180, 181, 235, 236, 
241-243, 247-252, 261-263, 266, 267, 271, 272, 335, 336, 346, 
358, 375, 381, 384, 385, 386-388, 390-393, 396-401, 403-406, 
409-413, 420, and 425 are now allowed. 

Claims withdrawn: 73-76, 82, 83, 377, 378. 

Claims allowed: 65, 77-81, 86, 87, 97-99, 103-108, 113, 
114, 123-125, 135-138, 140, 144, 145, 150-152, 156-161, 167-181, 
185, 186, 189-191, 196, 197, 213-216, 220, 221, 224-226, 231, 
235, 236, 241-243, 247-252, 258-267, 269-272, 276, 277, 280-282, 
287, 288, 296-301, 304-307, 311, 312, 315-317, 335, 336, 346, 
358, 375, 381, 384-388, 390-393, 396-401, 403-406, 409-413, 420, 
425, 502-507, and 511-515. 



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Art Unit: 1796 

Claims rejected: 1-64, 66-72, 84, 85, 88-96, 100-102, 109- 
112, 115-122, 126-134, 139, 141-143, 146-149, 153-155, 162-166, 
182-184, 187, 188, 192-195, 198-212, 217-219, 222, 223, 227-230, 
232-234, 237-240, 244-246, 253-257, 268, 273-275, 278, 279, 283- 

286, 289-295, 302, 303, 308-310, 313, 314, 318-334, 337-345, 
347-357, 359-374, 376, 379, 380, 382, 383, 389, 394, 395, 402, 
407, 408, 414-419, 421-424, 426-501, 508-510, 516-543. 

7) Amendment filed 09/13/06 (7th after-final amendment): 
ENTERED (Advisory Action attached herewith) . Examiner Note: No 
claim amendment, only correction of status of claims (after 
withdrawal of 112 second para rejection in Advisory Action 
mailed 08/29/06) . See claim status below. 

Claims withdrawn: 73-76, 82, 83, 377, 378. 

Claims allowed: 65, 77-81, 86, 87, 97-99, 103-108, 113, 
114, 123-125, 135-138, 140, 144, 145, 150-152, 156-161, 167-181, 
185, 186, 189-191, 196, 197, 213-216, 220, 221, 224-226, 231, 
235, 236, 241-243, 247-252, 258-267, 269-272, 276, 277, 280-282, 

287, 288, 296-301, 304-307, 311, 312, 315-317, 330, 335, 336, 
346, 358, 375, 381, 384-388, 390-393, 396-401, 403-406, 409-413, 
420, 425, 502-507, and 511-515. 

Claims rejected: 1-64, 66-72, 84, 85, 88-96, 100-102, 109- 
112, 115-122, 126-134, 139, 141-143, 146-149, '153-155, 162-166, 



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182-184, 187, 188, 192-195, 198-212, 217-219, 222, 223, 227-230, 
232-234, 237-240, 244-246, 253-257, 268, 273-275, 278, 279, 283- 

286, 289-295, 302, 303, 308-310, 313, 314, 318-329, 331-334, 
337-345, 347-357, 359-374, 376, 379, 380, 382, 383, 389, 394, 
395, 402, 407, 408, 414-419, 421-424, 426-501, 508-510, 516-543. 

8) Amendment filed 09/18/06 (8th after-final amendment): 
Not ENTERED (Advisory Action attached herewith) . Examiner Note: 
Remarks have not been considered as such were not timely filed 
See 37 C.F.R. §41.33 and MPEP 1206.. See claim status below. 

Claims withdrawn: 73-76, 82, 83, 377, 378. 

Claims allowed: 65, 77-81, 86, 87, 97-99, 103-108, 113, 
114, 123-125, 135-138, 140, 144, 145, 150-152, 156-161, 167-181, 
185, 186, 189-191, 196, 197, 213-216, 220, 221, 224-226, 231, 
235, 236, 241-243, 247-252, 258-267, 269-272, 276, 277, 280-282, 

287, 288, 296-301, 304-307, 311, 312/ 315-317, 330, 335, 336, 
346, 358, 375, 381, 384-388, 390-393, 396-401, 403-406, 409-413, 
420, 425, 502-507, and 511-5i5. 

Claims rejected: 1-64, 66-72, 84, 85, 88-96, 100-102, 109- 
112, 115-122, 126-134, 139, 141-143, 146-149, 153-155, 162-166, 
182-184, 187, 188, 192-195, 198-212, 217-219, 222, 223, 227-230, 
232-234, 237-240, 244-246, 253-257, 268, 273-275, 278, 279, 283- 
286, 289-295, 302, 303, 308-310, 313, 314, 318-329, 331-334, 



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Art Unit: 1796 

337-345, 347-357, 359-374, 376, 379, 380, 382, 383, 389, 394, 

395, 402, 407, 408, 414-419, 421-424, 426-501, 508-510, 516-543. 

9) Amendment filed 11/06/06 (9th after-final amendment) : 
NOT ENTERED (Advisory Action attached herewith) . Examiner Note: 
Remarks/exhibit have not been considered as such were not timely 
filed See 37 C.F.R. §41.33 and MPEP 1206.. See claim status 
below. 

Claims withdrawn: 73-76, 82, 83, 377, 378. 

Claims allowed: 65, 77-81, 86, 87, 97-99, 103-108 , . 113 , 
114, 123-125, 135-138, 140, 144, 145, 150-152, 156-161, 167-181, 
185, 186, 189-191, 196, 197, 213-216, 220, 221, 224-226, 231, 
235, 236, 241-243, 247-252, 258-267, 269-272, 276, 277, 280-282, 
287, 288, 296-301, 304-307, 311, 312, 315-317, 330, 335, 336, 
346, 358, 375, 381, 384-388, 390-393, 396-401, 403-406, 409-413, 
420, 425, 502-507, and 511-515. 

Claims rejected: 1-64, 66-72, 84, 85, 88-96, 100-102, 109- 
112, 115-122, 126-134, 139, 141-143, 146-149, 153-155, 162-166, 
182-184, 187, 188, 192-195, 198-212, 217-219, 222, 223, 227-230, 
232-234, 237-240, 244-246, 253-257, 268, 273-275, 278, 279, 283- 
286, 289-295, 302, 303, 308-310, 313, 314, 318-329, 331-334, 
337-345, 347-357, 359-374, 376, 379, 380, 382, 383, 389, 394, 
395, 402, 407, 408, 414-419, 421-424, 426-501, 508-510, 516-543. 



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10) Amendment filed 11/13/06 (10th after-final amendment): 
ENTERED (Advisory Action attached herewith) . Examiner Note: 
Interview Summary/Status of claims after withdrawal of 112 
rejection. See claim status below. 

Claims withdrawn: 73-76, 82, 83, 377, 378. 

Claims allowed: 65, 77-81, 86, 87, 97-99, 103-108, 113, 
114, 123-125, 135-138, 140, 144, 145, 150-152, 156-161, 167-181, 
185, 186, 189-191, 196, 197, 213-216, 220, 221, 224-226, 231, 
235, 236, 241-243, 247-252, 258-267, 269-272, 276, 277, 280-282, 
287, 288, 296-301, 304-307, 311, 312, 315-317, 330, 335, 336, 
346, 358, 375, 381, 384-388, 390-393, 396-401, 403-406, 409-413, 
420, 425, 502-507, and 511-515. 

Claims rejected: 1-64, 66-72, 84, 85, 88-96, 100-102, 109- 
112, 115-122, 126-134, 139, 141-143, 146-149, 153-155, 162-166, 
182-184, 187, 188, 192-195, 198-212, 217-219, 222, 223, 227-230, 
232-234, 237-240, 244-246, 253-257, 268, 273-275, 278, 279, 283- 
286, 289-295, 302, 303, 308-310, 313, 314, 318-329, 331-334, 
337-345, 347-357, 359-374, 376, 379, 380, 382, 383, 389, 394, 
395, 402, 407, 408, 414-419, 421-424, 426-501, 508-510, 516-543. 

11) Amendment filed 11/14/06 (11th after-final amendment) : 
ENTERED (Advisory Action attached herewith). Examiner Note: 



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Claims 379 and 380 are allowed. See remarks by applicant. See 
claim status below. 

Claims withdrawn: 73-76, 82, 83, 377, 378. 

Claims allowed: 65, 77-81, 86, 87, 97-99, 103-108, 113, 
114, 123-125, 135-138, 140, 144, 145, 150-152, 156-161, 167-181, 
185, 186, 189-191, 196, 197, 213-216, 220, 221, 224-226, 231, 
235, 236, 241-243, 247-252, 258-267, 269-272, 276, 277, 280-282, 
287, 288, 296-301, 304-307, 311, 312, 315-317, 330, 335, 336, 
346, 358, 375, 379, 380, 381, 384-388, 390-393, 396-401, 403- 

406, 409-413, 420, 425, 502-507, and 511-515. 

Claims rejected: 1-64, 66-72, 84, 85, 88-96, 100-102, 109- 
112, 115-122, 126-134, 139, 141-143, 146-149, 153-155, 162-166, 
182-184, 187, 188, 192-195, 198-212, 217-219, 222, 223, 227-230, 
232-234, 237-240, 244-246, 253-257, 268, 273-275, 278, 279, 283- 
286, 289-295, 302, 303, 308-310, 313, 314, 318-329, 331-334, 
337-345, 347-357, 359-374, 376, 382, 383, 389, 394, 395, 402, 

407, 408, 414-419, 421-424, 426-501, 508-510, 516-543. 

12) Amendment filed 11/21/06 (12th after-final amendment) : 
NOT ENTERED (Advisory Action attached herewith) . Examiner Note: 
Proposed claim amend not entered. Does not simplify issues or 
place application in better form for appeal, does not cancel 



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corresponding number of finally rejected claims. Remarks have 
not been considered as such were not timely filed See 37 C.F.R. 
§41.33 and MPEP 1206.. See claim status below. 

Claims withdrawn: 73-76, 82, 83, 377, 378. 

Claims allowed: 65, 77-81, 86, 87, 97-99, 103-108, 113, 
114, 123-125, 135-138, 140, 144, 145, 150-152, 156-161, 167-181, 
185, 186, 189-191, 196, 197, 213-216, 220, 221, 224-226, 231, 
235, 236, 241-243, 247-252, 258-267, 269-272, 276, 277, 280-282, 
287, 288, 296-301, 304-307, 311, 312, 315-317, 330, 335, 336, 
346, 358, 375, 379, 380, 381, 384-388, 390-393, 396-401, 403- 

406, 409-413, 420, 425, 502-507, and 511-515. 

Claims rejected: 1-64, 66-72, 84, 85, 88-96, 100-102, 109- 
112, 115-122, 126-134, 139, 141-143, 146-149, 153-155, 162-166, 
182-184, 187, 188, 192-195, 198-212, 217-219, 222, 223, 227-230, 
232-234, 237-240, 244-246, 253-257, 268, 273-275, 278, 279, 283- 
286, 289-295, 302, 303, 308-310, 313, 314, 318-329, 331-334, 
337-345, 347-357, 359-374, 376, 382, 383, 389, 394, 395, 402, 

407, 408, 414-419, 421-424, 426-501, 508-510, 516-543. 

13) Amendment filed 11/25/06 (13th after-final amendment) : 
NOT ENTERED (Advisory Action attached herewith) . Examiner Note: 
Proposed claim amend not entered. Does not simplify issues or 
place application in better form for appeal, does not cancel 



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corresponding number of finally rejected claims. Also, further 
consideration. Remarks have not been considered as such were 
not timely filed See 37 C.F.R. §41.33 and MPEP 1206.. See claim 
status below. 

Claims withdrawn: 73-76, 82, 83, 377, 378. 

Claims allowed: 65, 77-81, 86, 87, 97-99, 103-108, 113, 
114, 123-125, 135-138, 140, 144, 145, 150-152, 156-161, 167-181, 
185, 186, 189-191, 196, 197, 213-216, 220, 221, 224-226, 231, 
235, 236, 241-243, 247-252, 258-267, 269-272, 276, 277, 280-282, 
287, 288, 296-301, 304-307, 311, 312, 315-317, 330, 335, 336, 
346, 358, 375, 379, 380, 381, 384-388, 390-393, 396-401, 403- 

406, 409-413, 420, 425, 502-507, and 511-515. 

Claims rejected: 1-64, 66-72, 84, 85, 88-96, 100-102, 109- 
112, 115-122, 126-134, 139, 141-143, 146-149, 153-155, 162-166, 
182-184, 187, 188, 192-195, 198-212, 217-219, 222, 223, 227-230, 
232-234, 237-240, 244-246, 253-257, 268, 273-275, 278, 279, 283- 
286, 289-295, 302, 303, 308-310, 313, 314, 318-329, 331-334, 
337-345, 347-357, 359-374, 376, 382, 383, 389, 394, 395, 402, 

407, 408, 414-419, 421-424, 426-501, 508-510, 516-543. 

14) Amendment filed 11/25/06 (14th after-final amendment) : 
NOT ENTERED (Advisory Action attached herewith) . Examiner Note: 
Remarks/exhibit have not been considered as such were not timely 



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filed See 37 C.F.R. §41.33 and MPEP 1206.. See claim status 
below. 

Claims withdrawn: 73-76, 82, 83, 377, 378. 

Claims allowed: 65, 77-81, 86, 87, 97-99, 103-108, 113, 
114, 123-125, 135-138, 140, 144, 145, 150-152, 156-161, 167-181, 
185, 186, 189-191, 196, 197, 213-216, 220, 221, 224-226, 231, 
235, 236, 241-243, 247-252, 258-267, 269-272, 276, 277, 280-282, 
287, 288, 296-301, 304-307, 311, 312, 315-317, 330, 335, 336, 
346, 358, 375, 379, 380, 381, 384-388, 390-393, 396-401, 403- 

406, 409-413, 420, 425, 502-507, and 511-515. 

Claims rejected: 1-64, 66-72, 84, 85, 88-96, 100-102, 109- 
112, 115-122, 126-134, 139, 141-143, 146-149, 153-155, 162-166, 
182-184, 187, 188, 192-195, 198-212, 217-219, 222, 223, 227-230, 
232-234, 237-240, 244-246, 253-257, 268, 273-275, 278, 279, 283- 
286, 289-295, 302, 303, 308-310, 313, 314, 318-329, 331-334, 
337-345, 347-357, 359-374, 376, 382, 383, 389, 394, 395, 402, 

407, 408, 414-419, 421-424, 426-501, 508-510, 516-543. 

15) Amendment filed 11/27/06 (15th after-final amendment) : 
NOT ENTERED (Advisory Action attached herewith) . Examiner Note: 
Proposed claim amend not entered. Does not simplify issues or 
place application in better form for appeal, does not cancel 



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corresponding number of finally rejected claims. Also, further 
consideration. Remarks have not been considered as such were 
not timely filed See 37 C.F.R. §41.33 and MPEP 1206.. See claim 
status below. 

Claims withdrawn: 73-76, 82, 83, 377, 378. 

Claims allowed: 65, 77-81, 86, 87, 97-99, 103-108, 113, 
114, 123-125, 135-138, 140, 144, 145, 150-152, 156-161, 167-181, 
185, 186, 189-191, 196, 197, 213-216, 220, 221, 224-226, 231, 
235, 236, 241-243, 247-252, 258-267, 269-272, 276, 277, 280-282, 
287, 288, 296-301, 304-307, 311, 312, 315-317, 330, 335, 336, 
346, 358, 375, 379, 380, 381, 384-388, 390-393, 396-401, 403- 

406, 409-413, 420, 425, 502-507, and 511-515. 

Claims rejected: 1-64, 66-72, 84, 85, 88-96, 100-102, 109- 
112, 115-122, 126-134, 139, 141-143, 146-149, 153-155, 162-166, 
182-184, 187, 188, 192-195, 198-212, 217-219, 222, 223, 227-230, 
232-234, 237-240, 244-246, 253-257, 268, 273-275, 278, 279, 283- 
286, 289-295, 302, 303, 308-310, 313, 314, 318-329, 331-334, 
337-345, 347-357, 359-374, 376, 382, 383, 389, 394, 395, 402, 

407, 408, 414-419, 421-424, 426-501, 508-510, 516-543. 

Any inquiry concerning this communication or earlier 
communications from the examiner should be directed to Mark 
Kopec whose telephone number is (571) 272-1319. The examiner 



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can normally be reached on Monday - Friday from 9:30 AM to 6:00 ; 
PM. 

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/Mark Kopec/ 
Primary Examiner 



Art Unit 1796 



MK 

November 13, 



2007