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REQUEST 
FOR 

JTINUED EXAMINATION (RCE) 
TRANSMITTAL 

Addres^d: 
^7f|yi|f^idp RCE 

commissioner for Patents 
P.O. Box 1450 
Alexandria, VA 22313-1450 




Application Number 



Filing Date 



First Named Inventor 



Art Unit 



Examiner Name 



09/773,351 



01/31/01 



Daniel H. Maes 



1617 



Jiang, Shaojia A. 



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a- □ Suspension of action on the above-identified application is requested under 37 CFR 1.103(c) for 

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Kl The Director is hereby authorized to charge the following fees, or credit any overpayments, to 
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H RCE fee required under 37 CFR 1 .1 7(e) E 01/08/2004 HAHHED1 00000081 051320 09773351 
S Extension of time fee (37 cfr 1.136 and 1.17) 01 FC'1801 770 00 Dft 
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\ Mtfrtey Docket No.: 00.22US 



re Application of: Maes, et al. 
sfiaJNo.: 09/773,351 



IN THE UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE 



Group Art Unit: 1617 



PATENT 



Filed: January 31, 2001 



Examiner: Jiang, Shaojia A. 



For: Cholesterol Sulfate and Amino Sugar Compositions for Enhancement of Stratum Corneum Function 



Assistant Commissioner of Patents and Trademarks 
Washington, D.C. 20231 
Dear Sir: 

The following Preliminary Amendment is submitted with a Request for Continued Examination and 
as a further response to the Final Office Action dated May 6, 2003 and the Advisory Action dated February 
26, 2001. Applicants filed on November 6, 2003 a Notice of Appeal. It is requested in the present 
submission that the following remarks be considered with respect to the subject matter of the claims and the 
amendments be entered. 



RESPONSE PURSUANT TO 37 CFR 1.114 



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