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REMARKS 



Reconsideration is respectfully requested in view of any changes to the claims, 
the Board's Decision 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 71 3.01 are included on the signature page of this amendment. 

Applicants acknowledge the following domestic claim of priority: 

This application is a Continuation of 08/303,561 09-09-1994 
is a continuation of 08/060,470 05-1 1 -1 993 Abandoned 
is a continuation of 07/875,003 04-24-1 992 Abandoned 
is a Division of 07/053,307 05-22-1 987 Abandoned 

Applicants acknowledge the foreign claim of priority under 35 USC Section 119 
to an application filed on 23 January 1987 on their behalf in the European Patent Office 
as European patent application Serial No. 87100961.9 (European '961 patent). 
Submitted in the parent application (Application Serial No. 07/053,307 filed 05/22/1987) ^ 
of the present application were (1 ) a certified copy of the European '961 patent 
application upon which the claim to priority is based; and (2) a supplemental Declaration 
and Power of Attorney for the application duly executed by the Applicants, Drs. Bednorz 
and Mueller on 4 February 1992 and 28 February 1992, respectively, in which a claim of 
priority under 35 USC Section 1 19 to the European '961 patent application is made. 

Applicants respectfully request rejoinder of "Withdrawn Claims" 73-76, 82, 83, 
377, 378 and any other withdrawn claims. 

All claims finally rejected for which the rejection thereof were not reversed by the 
Board's Decision have been amended to be consistent with what the Boards' Decision 
stated are enabled at the top of page 7 under the heading Summary of Decision and in 
Subsection II at page 17 thereof. As indicated below the Board's Decision did not 
reverse the final rejection of a number of claims for which the final rejection thereof 
should have been reversed since those claims contain limitations consistent with what 
the Board's Decision states is enabled. These claims are not amended since they are 
consistent with the Board's Decision. 



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For the reasons given below independent claims 126, 127, 130, 131, 162, 182, 
21 1 , 273, 302, 361 , 394, 407 and 500 and the following dependent claims which 
depend from one of the listed independent claims: 

• 217 which depends from independent claim 1 82; 

• 308 which depends from independent claim 308; 

• 362, 363, 364, 365 and 366 which depend directly or indirectly from 
independent claim 361 

have not been amended since they are in a form which is consistent with what the 
Board's Decision has indicated are enabled. Thus all claims in the present application 
in the form they are presented in this amendment should be allowable for the reasons 
given herein. 

In review of the claims for Appeal the following typographical errors have been 
identified and corrected; 

• The term "transistor" in claims 21 8, 222; 229, 309, 31 3 and 320 has been 
changed to "transition". 

• The term "T c m 26aK" have been changed to greater than or equal to 26°K in 
claims 466, 476, 517 and 522. 

• The term "26afC has been changed in claims 467, 477, 518 and 523 to 26°K. 

• The term "A apparatus" has been changed in claims 42, 420, 423, 425, and 427 
to "An apparatus". 

• The term "superconducting" has been changed in claims 473, 474, and 475 to 
"superconductive". 



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In the claims listed below 

• the terms "means for passing an electrical superconducting current," 
"current means" and "electrical means for passing an electrical 
superconducting current" have been changed to "a current source" and 

• the term "means for cooling" has been changed to "a temperature 
controller". 

The terms "a current source" and "a temperature controller" are found in allowed claims, 
e.g. 167 to 174. The claims in which these amendments have been made are: 

1; 12, 24, 27, 34, 36, 40, 42, 46, 55, 57, 58, 59, 64, 69, 77, 84, 86, 71, 91, 93, 
96, 103, 109, 123, 130, 135, 137, 139, 140, 361, 373, 374, 379, 383, 386, 438, 
496,497,535,543. 
To avoid confusion with "means plus function " language claim terms such as 
"current source for passing a current" and "temperature controller for maintaining a 
material at a temperature" (and related claim terminology) have been changed to 
terminology of the type "current source capable of passing a current" and "temperature . 
controller capable of maintaining a material at a temperature." Current sources and 
temperature controllers were well know as of Applicants earliest priority date and many 
years earlier and are well know today. 

Claim 51 0 has been amended to add after the last word of the claim, "and" the 
element "(c) a source capable of providing an electric current to flow in the 
superconductor element." This is the last element of claim 51 1 . 

Claim terms that may be interpretable as method elements, such as "flowing", 
cooling" etc, in a structure, device, apparatus, combination type claim have been 
changed to terminology such as "capable of flowing", "capable of cooling", etc. to avoid 
any possible indefinites of the claims because of having mixed structure, device, 
apparatus, combination type claim elements and method elements. 

A colon has been added to the end of the preamble transition word 
"comprising", "comprised", etc. where it was missing. 



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The Board in its decision did not reverse the Examiner's rejection of: 

• the following independent claims: 

126, 127, 130, 131, 162, 182, 211, 273, 302, 361, 394, 407 and 500. 

and 

• the following dependent claims which depend from one of the listed independent 
claims: 

• 217 which depends from independent claim 182; 

• 308 which depends from independent claim 308; 

• 362, 363, 364, 365 and 366 which depend directly or indirectly from 
independent claim 361. 

These claims will be referred to herein as the "Rejected Claims Which Should Be 
Allowed." The rejections of these claims were not reversed by the Board's Decision, 
but Applicants believe, consistent with the Board's Decision, the final rejection of these 
claims should have been reversed. 

Each of the listed independent claims of the Rejected Claims Which Should 
Be Allowed recite limitations that come within the scope of what the Board in its 
Decision stated was enabled, in particular see the summary of the Boards Decision at 
the top of page 7 thereof. Applicants respectfully request the Examiner to review these 
independent and the dependent claims in the list above in view of the Board's Decision, 
in particular the summary of the Boards Decision at the top of page 7 and Subsection II 
at page 17 thereof. Applicants submit that the Examiner will recognize that the Board 
not reversing the Examiner's rejection of these claims for not being enabled is 
inconsistent with the Board's Decision and with the Board's reversal of the Examiner's 
rejection of the claims for which the Board's Decision did in fact reverse the Examiner's 
rejection thereof. 



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The top of page 7 of the Board's Decision states: 

Summary of Decision 
The record of this appeal establishes that Appellants' Specification 
provides enabling support for the rejected claims which define the material 
exhibiting a superconductive state at a temperature greater than or equal to 
26°K as comprising: (1) a transition metal oxide in combination with (2) a 
rare earth element or a rare earth-like element or a group III B element, 
and/or (3) an alkaline earth element or a group II A element/ 

Claims 163,164 and 183 are representative examples of claims rejected in the Final 
Action of which the Board's Decision reversed the final rejection thereof. The texts of 
these claims are reproduced here: 

CLAIM 1 63 An apparatus comprising: 

a composition comprising copper, oxygen and any element selected from the 
group consisting of a Group II A element, a rare earth element and a Group III B 
element, where said composition is a mixed copper oxide having a non~ 
stoichiometric amount of oxygen therein and exhibiting a superconducting state 
at a temperature greater than or equal to 26°K; 

CLAIM 164 An apparatus comprising: 

a composition exhibiting a superconductive state at a temperature greater than or 
equal to 26°K; 



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a temperature controller maintaining said composition at a temperature greater 
than or equal to 26°K at which temperature said composition exhibits said 
superconductive state; 

a current source passing an electrical current through said composition while 
said composition is in said superconductive state; and 

said composition including a copper oxide and an element selected from the 
group consisting of Group II A element, a rare earth element and a Group III B 
element. 

CLAIM 283 An apparatus comprising a source of a superconducting electrical 
current in a composition of matter comprising a Tc greater than or equal to 26°K, 
said composition comprising at least one each of a rare earth, and copper oxide 
and a temperature controller for maintaining said composition of matter at a 
temperature less than said Tc . 



Applicants believe that the Board's Decision inadvertently did not reverse the 
rejection of the Rejected Claims Which Should Be Allowed through inadvertent error. 
For the reasons given below the limitations of these claims, i.e. the Rejected Claims 
Which Should Be Allowed, are consistent with what the Board's Decision states is 
enabled as summarized at the top of page 7 of the Board's Decision and with those 
claims finally rejected which the Boards' Decision did in fact reverse the Examiner's 
rejection thereof. 

The Board's Decision (as stated in the Summary of the Board's Decision at the 
top of page 7 thereof) found enabled by Applicants' Specification a superconductive 
element comprising; 

• a material comprising a T c greater than or equal to 26°K carrying a 
superconducting current wherein the material: 

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• comprises a transition metal, oxygen and at least one element selected from the 
group consisting of a first element group, a second element group and 
combinations thereof; 

♦ the first element group comprises rare earth elements, rare earth-like 
elements and Group II IB elements, and 

♦ the second element group comprises alkaline earth elements and Group IIA 
elements. 

Those claims for which the Board's decision did reverse the Examiner's rejection 
will be referred to as the Claims found Allowable by the Board's Decision. Under a 
separate heading it is shown below why each of the independent claims of the Rejected 
Claims Which Should Be Allowed should be found allowable by the Examiner. They 
should be found allowable for the same reasons for why the Board reversed the 
rejection of the Claims found Allowable by the Board's Decision. The dependent claims 
of the Rejected Claims Which Should Be Allowed should be found allowable since the 
claims from which they depend should be found allowable. 

The text of each independent claim of the Rejected Claims Which Should Be 
Allowed is quoted below with selected elements in bold underlined text with comments 
thereafter. The comments point out that each of these claims recite claim elements that 
includes with in its scope a transition metal, oxygen and an element form the first 
element group and/or the second element group. 

Claim 126 

Claim 126 recites: 

CLAIM 126 A device comprising a composition of matter having a T c 
greater than or equal to 26°K carrying a superconducting current, said 



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composition comprising at least one each of a rare earth , and copper 
oxide . 

"Copper" is a transition metal An "oxide" contains oxygen. A "rare earth" is a member 
of the First Element Group. Thus claim 126 should be allowed. The superconductive 
element of this claim comes with in the scope of what the Board's Decision found 
enabled and thereby allowable. 

Claim 127 

Claim 127 recites: 

CLAIM 127 A device comprising a composition of matter having a T c 
greater than or equal to 26°K carrying a superconducting current, said 
composition comprising at least one each of a 1MB element , and copper 
oxide , 

"Copper" is a transition metal An "oxide" contains oxygen. A "IIIB element" is a 
member of the First Element Group. Thus claim 127 should be allowed. The 
superconductive element of this claim comes with in the scope of what the Board's 
Decision found enabled and thereby allowable. 

Claim 130 

Claim 130 recites: 

CLAIM 130 A superconductive apparatus comprising a composition having a 
transition temperature greater than or equal to 26°K, the composition 
including a rare earth or Group 111 B element a transition metal element 
capable of exhibiting multivalent states and oxygen , including at least one 
phase that exhibits superconductivity at temperature greater than or equal to 
26°K, a means for maintaining said composition at said temperature to exhibit 
said superconductivity and means for passing an electrical superconducting 
current through said composition which exhibiting said superconductivity. 



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Claim 130 recites a "transition metal 1 and "oxygen." A rare earth or Group III B element* 
is a member of the First Element Group. Thus claim 130 should be allowed. The 
superconductive element of this claim comes with in the scope of what the Board's 
Decision found enabled and thereby allowable. 

Claim 131 As Amended 

Claim 131 as amended recites: 

CLAIM 131 (Currently amended) Th e comb i n a t i on of c l a i m 15 , 

A superconducting combination, comprising a superconductive oxide 
having a transition temperature greater than or equal to 26°K ) 

a current source for passing a superconducting electrical current through 
said composition while said composition is at a temperature greater than 
or equal to 26°K and less than said transition temperature, and 

a temperature controller for cooling said composition to a 
superconducting state at a temperature greater than or equal to 26°K; 

where said superconductive composition includes a multivalent 
transition metal, oxygen , and at least one additional element; 

where said additional element is a rare earth or Group III B element . 

Claim 131 recites a "transition metal' and "oxygen." A rare earth or Group III B element' 
is a member of the First Element Group. Thus claim 131 should be allowed. The 
superconductive element of this claim comes with in the scope of what the Board's 
Decision found enabled and thereby allowable. 



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Claim 162 recites: 



Claim 162 



CLAIM 162 An apparatus comprising copper oxide having a phase 
therein which exhibits a superconducting state at a critical temperature 
greater than or equal to 26°K; 

a temperature controller maintaining the temperature of said material at a 
temperature less than said critical temperature to produce said 
superconducting state in said phase; 

a current source passing an electrical supercurrent through said copper 
oxide while it is in said superconducting state; 

said copper oxide includes at least one element selected from the 
group consisting of a Group II A element a rare earth element and a 
Group HI B element . 

"Copper" is a transition metal. An "oxide" contains oxygen, A "rare earth" and "Group 
NIB element" is a member of the First Element Group. A "Group II A element" is a 
member of the Second Element Group. Thus claim 1 62 should be allowed. The 
superconductive element of this claim comes with in the scope of what the Board's 
Decision found enabled and thereby allowable. 

Claim 182 

Claim 1 82 recites: 

CLAIM 182 An apparatus comprising a composition having a transition 
temperature greater than or equal to 26°K, the composition including a rare 
earth or alkaline earth element a transition metal element capable of 
exhibiting multivalent states and oxygen , including at least one phase that 
exhibits superconductivity at temperature greater than or equal to 26°K, a 



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temperature controller maintaining said composition at said temperature to 
exhibit said superconductivity and a current source passing an electrical 
superconducting current through said composition with said phrase 
exhibiting said superconductivity. 

Claim 182 recites a "transition metal' and "oxygen." A "rare earth element" is a member 
of the First Element Group. An" alkaline earth element" is a member of the Second 
Element Group. Thus claim 182 should be allowed. The superconductive element of 
this claim comes with in the scope of what the Board's Decision found enabled and 
thereby allowable. 

Claim 211 

Claim 21 1 recites: 

e 

CLAIM 21 1 A superconductive apparatus for causing electric-current flow 
in a superconductive state at a temperature greater than or equal to 26°K, 
comprising: 

(a) a superconductor element made of a superconductive composition, the 
superconductive composition consisting essentially of a copper-oxide 
compound having a substantially layered perovskite crystal structure, the 
composition having a superconductive transition temperature T c of greater 
than or equal to 26°K, said superconductive composition includes at least 
one element selected from the group consisting of a Group II A 
element a rare earth element: and a Group 111 B element : 

(b) a temperature controller maintaining the superconductor element at a 
temperature greater than or equal to 26°K and below the superconductor 
transition temperature T c of the superconductive composition; and 

(c) a current source causing an electric current to flow in the 
superconductor element. 



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"Copper" is a transition metal. An "oxide" contains oxygen. In regards to the recitation 
"at least one element selected from the group consisting of a Group II A element, a rare 
earth element; and a Group III B element." A "rare earth" and "Group 1MB element" is a 
member of the First Element Group. A "Group II A element" is a member of the Second 
Element Group. Thus claim 21 1 should be allowed. The superconductive element of 
this claim comes with in the scope of what the Board's Decision found enabled and 
thereby allowable. 

Claim 273 

Claim 273 recites: 

CLAIM 273 An apparatus comprising a composition comprising a transition 
temperature greater than or equal to 26°K. the composition including a rare 
earth or alkaline earth element , a transition metal element capable of 
exhibiting multivalent states and oxygen , including at least one phase that 
exhibits superconductivity at temperature greater than or equal to 26°K, a 
temperature controller for maintaining said composition at said temperature 
to exhibit said superconductivity and a source of an electrical 
superconducting current through said composition with said phrase 
exhibiting said superconductivity. 

Claim 273 recites a "transition metal' and "oxygen." A "rare earth element" is a member 
of the First Element Group. An" alkaline earth element" is a member of the Second 
Element Group. Thus claim 182 should be allowed. The superconductive element of 
this claim comes with in the scope of what the Board's Decision found enabled and 
thereby allowable. 

Claim 302 

Claim 302 recites: 



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CLAIM 302 An apparatus for causing electric-current flow in a 
superconductive state at a temperature greater than or equal to 26°K ( 
comprising: 

(a) a superconductor element made of a superconductive composition, the 
superconductive composition consisting essentially of a copper-oxide 
compound comprising a substantially layered perovskite crystal structure, 
the composition comprising a superconductive transition temperature T c of 
greater than or equal to 26°K, said superconductive composition includes at, 
least one element selected from the group consisting of a Group 11 A 
element a rare earth element; and a Group III B element; 

(b) a temperature controller for maintaining the superconductor element at a 
temperature greater than or equal to 26°K and below the superconductor 
transition temperature T c of the superconductive composition; and 

(c) a source of an electric current to flow in the superconductor element. 

"Copper" is a transition metal. An "oxide" contains oxygen. In regards to the recitation 
"at least one element selected from the group consisting of a Group II A element, a rare 
earth element; and a Group III B element." A "rare earth" and "Group 1MB element" is a 
member of the First Element Group. A "Group II A element" is a member of the Second 
Element Group. Thus claim 302 should be allowed. The superconductive element of 
this claim comes with in the scope of what the Board's Decision found enabled and 
thereby allowable. 

Claim 302 

Claim 302 recites: 

CLAIM 361 A superconducting apparatus comprising a composition 
having a transition temperature greater than or equal to 26°K, the 
composition including a rare earth or an element comprising a rare 
earth characteristic, a transition metal element capable of exhibiting 
multivalent states and oxygen, including at least one phase that exhibits 



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superconductivity at temperature greater than or equal to 26°K, a means 
for maintaining said composition at said temperature to exhibit said 
superconductivity and means for passing an electrical superconducting 
current through said composition while exhibiting said superconductivity. 

Claim 302 recites a "transition metal' and "oxygen." A "rare earth element or an element 
comprising a rare earth characteristic" is a member of the First Element Group. Thus 
claim 302 should be allowed. The superconductive element of this claim comes with in 
the scope of what the Board's Decision found enabled and thereby allowable. 

Claim 394 

Claim 394 recites: 

CLAIM 394 An apparatus for causing electric-current flow in a 
superconductive state at a temperature greater than or equal to 26°K, 
comprising: 

(a) a superconductor element made of a superconductive composition, 
the superconductive composition consisting essentially of a copper- 
oxide compound comprising a crystal structure comprising a layered 
characteristic and a perovskite characteristic, the composition having a 
superconductive transition temperature T c of greater than or equal to 
26°K, said superconductive composition includes at least one 
element selected from the group consisting of a Group II A 
element a rare earth element: and a Group 111 B element; 

(b) a temperature controller maintaining the superconductor element at 
a temperature greater than or equal to 26°K and below the 
superconductor transition temperature T c of the superconductive 
composition; and 



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(c) a current source causing an electric current to flow in the 
superconductor element. 

"Copper is a transition metal. An "oxide" contains oxygen. In regards to the recitation 
"at least one element selected from the group consisting of a Group II A element, a rare 
earth element; and a Group III 6 element." A "rare earth" and "Group II IB element" is a 
member of the First Element Group. A "Group II A element" is a member of the Second 
Element Group. Thus claim 394 should be allowed. The superconductive element of 
this claim comes with in the scope of what the Board's Decision found enabled and 
thereby allowable. 

Claim 500 

Claim 500 recites: 

CLAIM 500 An apparatus for causing electric-current flow in a 
superconductive state at a temperature greater than or equal to 26°K, 
comprising: 

(a) a superconductor element made of a superconductive composition, the 
superconductive composition consisting essentially of a copper-oxide 
compound comprising a crystal structure comprising a layered 
characteristic and a perovskite related structure, the composition having a 
superconductive transition temperature T c of greater than or equal to 
26°K, said superconductive composition includes at least one element 
selected from the group consisting of a Group 11 A element, a rare 
earth element; and a Group III B element: 

(b) a temperature controller maintaining the superconductor element at a 
temperature greater than or equal to 26°K and below the superconductor 
transition temperature T c of the superconductive composition; and 



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(c) a current source causing an electric current to flow in the 
superconductor element. 

"Copper' 1 is a transition metal. An "oxide" contains oxygen. In regards to the recitation 
"at least one element selected from the group consisting of a Group II A element, a rare 
earth element; and a Group III B element." A "rare earth" and "Group 11 IB element" is a 
member of the First Element Group. A "Group II A element" is a member of the Second 
Element Group. Thus claim 394 should be allowed. The superconductive element of 
this claim comes with in the scope of what the Board's Decision found enabled and 
thereby allowable. 

D 

The changes made to the amended claims do not raise new issues and do not 
require any additional searching. And, these changes place the claims in better 
condition for allowance since typographical errors are corrected and claims have been 
amended to use allowed claim terminology. These changes do not alter the meaning of 
the claims and do not surrender any equivalents. 

SUPPORT FOR ADDED CLAIMS 

Dependent claims 544 to 551 added in the Twelfth Supplementary Response 
were previously submitted as amendments after the final rejection but were not entered. 
These claims do not raise new issues and do not require any additional searching since 
these claims recite terminology allowed in claims: 330, 335, 336, 346 and 358. 

Independent claims 552 and 553 are added. These claims do not raise new 
issues and do not require any additional searching since claim 552 is identical to claim 
163 of which the Board's Decision dated 09/1 7/2009 reversed the Examiner's rejection, 
where "copper" in the second line of claim 163 is changed to "a transition metal." Claim 
553 is based on allowed claim 163 and the Board's Summary of Decision at page 7, line 
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Added dependent claims 554 to 556 recite that the transition metal is copper and 
that the transition metal oxide is copper oxide. 

Added independent claim 561 , 606 and 653 to 658 are based on the Board's 
Summary of its Decision at the top of page 7 of the Board's Decision on Appeal and 
those claims for which the Board's Decision revered the Examiner's rejection for lack of 
enablement. Added independent claims 561, 606 and 653 to 658 should be allowed 
since it is what the Board's Decision states is enabled. 

Added claims 562 to 604, 649 and 650 depend directly or indirectly on claim 561 
and are based on claims 1 to 560 and Applicants' Specification. Added claims 605 to 
648, 651 and 652 depend directly or indirectly on claim 605 and are based on claims 1 
to 560 and Applicants' Specification. These claims should be allowed for the same 
reasons for why claims 561 , 606 and 653 to 658 should be allowed. 

Added claims 587 to 589 and 631 to 633 are supported by the paragraph 
bridging pages 2 and 3 of Applicants' Specification. 

Added claims 590, 593, 595, 603, 634, 637 and 639 have support in the 
sentence bridging pages 6 and 7, the paragraph bridging pages 6 and 7 of Applicants' 
Specification and in Fig. 1. 

Fig. 1 is a schematic diagram showing aspects of the present invention wherein 
the circuit element between electrodes 12A and 12B has an input in contact with 
element 12A capable of receiving an input current and an output in contact with element 
12B capable of outputting an output current through substantially zero resistance in the 
material between the input and the output as described in Applicants 1 Specification. 



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FIG. 1 



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■ r x ■ ^ 128 



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The Specification has support for added claims 649 to 652. A zero resistance 
element can have a current flowing in it which does not need a current source or voltage 
source (or any source) to provide for the flowing current. Once a current is started in a 
coil with zero resistance the current continues to flow without attenuation without a 
source of current or a voltage driving it(or any other driving force) since there is 
substantially zero resistance in the element. Any resistance in such coil will cause the 
current to attenuate. This is an inherent property of zero resistance. This is supported 
by the paragraph bridging pages 6 and 7 of Applicants' Specification. Moreover, that 
this is an inherent property of a superconducting coil is shown by the book "Theory of 
Superconductivity" M. Von Laue, Academic Press, Inc., 1952 a copy of which is in Brief 
Attachment AT to Applicants Appeal Brief. This book describes persistent currents at 
pages 3, 10, 41, 49, 61, 68,70, 73, 74, 75, 91 and 132. Seethe index of this book. 
This book states at in the paragraph bridging pages 2 and 3 of Chapter 1 entitled 
"Fundamental Facts": 



[l]f one merely wished verify the complete disappearance of the 
resistance below the transition temperature T c , experiments with 
persistent currents, also due to Kamerlingh Ones 4 , are far more 
convincing and exact. 

(b) One possible procedure is to place a ring or short circuited coil in a 
magnetic field while its temperature is still above T c , cool it down until 
superconductivity appears, and then remove it from the field. The 
induced electromotive force produces a current in the superconductor 



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which will persist indefinitely unchanged in magnitude as long as 
superconductivity remains. 

Support for claim 659 is found in claims 1-560. 



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IN THE SPECIFICATION 



At page 1 of the Specification after the title add: 

This application is a Continuation of 08/303,561 09-09-1994, which is a 
continuation of US Application. Ser. No. 08/060,470 05-11-1993 Abandoned, 
whichc is a continuation of US Application. Ser. No. 07/875,003 04-24-1992 
Abandoned, which is a Division of US 07/053,30 Application. Ser. No. 7 05-22- 
1987 Abandoned. 

This Application claims priority under 35 USC Section 1 19 to the application filed 
on 23 January 1987 in the European Patent Office as European patent 
application Serial No. 87100961.9. 



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Please charge any fee necessary to enter this paper and any previous paper to 
deposit account 09-0468. 



Respectfully submitted, 



/Daniel P. Morris/ 
Dr. Daniel P. Morris, Esq. 
Lead Attorney 
Reg. No. 32,053 
(914) 945-3217 



IBM CORPORATION 
Intellectual Property Law Dept. 
P.O. Box 218 - 

Yorktown Heights, New York 1 0598 



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