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09/773,351 



January 31, 2001 



MAES, et al. 



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JIANG, Shaojia A. 



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JP1 1-005742 (Abstract) 


01-12-1999 


ShiseidoCo. Ltd. 










US 6,589,945 B1 - 


07-08-2003 


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11-23-1999 


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USPTO Patent Documents at www.uspto.go_v or MPEP 901.04. Enter Office that issued the document, by the two-letter code (WIPO Standard ST.3). For 
Japanese patent documents, the indication of the year of the reign of the Emperor must precede the serial number of the patent document. Kind of document by 
the appropriate symbols as indicated on the document under WIPO Standard ST. 16 if possible. "Applicant is to place a check mark here if English language 
Translation is attached. 

This collection of information is required by 37 CFR 1.97 and 1.98. The information is required to obtain or retain a benefit by the public which is to file (and by the 
USPTO to process) an application. Confidentiality is governed by 35 U.S.C. 122 and 37 CFR 1.14. This collection is estimated to take 2 hours to complete, 
including gathering, preparing, and submitting the completed application form to the USPTO. Time will vary depending upon the individual case. Any comments 
on the amount of time you require to complete this form and/or suggestions for reducing this burden, should be sent to the Chief Information Officer. U.S. Patent 
and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313-1450. DO NOT SEND FEES OR COMPLETED FORMS TO THIS ADDRESS. SEND 
TO: Commissioner for Patents, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313-1450. 

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Application Number 



Filing Date 



January 31, 2001 



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Examiner Name 



09/773,351 



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'EXAMINER: Initial tfl^fe^eng^tonsidered. whether or not citation is in conformance with MPEP 609. Draw line through citation if noWl c^fdfmance and not 
considered. Include copy of this form with next communication to applicant 1 Applicant's unique citation designation number (optional). 2 See Kind9 Codes of 
USPTO Patent Documents at www.uspto.gov or MPEP 901.04. 3 Enter Office that issued the document by the two-letter code (WIPO Standard ST.3). * For 
Japanese patent documents, the indication of the year of the reign of the Emperor must precede the serial number of the patent document 5 Kind of document by 
the appropriate symbols as indicated on the document under WIPO Standard ST. 16 if possible. 6 Applicant is to place a check mark here if English language 
Translation is attached. 

This collection of information is required by 37 CFR 1.97 and 1.98. The information is required to obtain or retain a benefit by the public which is to file (and by the 
USPTO to process) an application. Confidentiality is governed by 35 U.S.C. 122 and 37 CFR 1.14. This collection is estimated to take 2 hours to complete, 
including gathering, preparing, and submitting the completed application form to the USPTO. Time will vary depending upon the individual case. Any comments 
on the amount of time you require to complete this form and/or suggestions for reducing this burden, should be sent to the Chief Information Officer, U.S. Patent 
and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450. Alexandria. VA 22313-1450. DO NOT SEND FEES OR COMPLETED FORMS TO THIS ADDRESS. SEND 
TO: Commissioner for Patents, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313-1450. 

If you need assistance in completing the form, call 1-800-PTO-9199 (1-800-786-9199) and select option 2.