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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
United States Patent and Trademark Office 

Address: COMMISSIONER FOR PATENTS 
P.O. Box 1450 

Alexandria, Virginia 22313-1450 
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APPLICATION NO. 


FILING DATE 


FIRST NAMED INVENTOR 


ATTORNEY DOCKET NO. 


CONFIRMATION NO. 


09/998,152 


11/30/2001 


Donald P. Coleman 


010520 


5007 



26285 7590 06/04/2007 

KIRKPATRICK & LOCKHART PRESTON GATES ELLIS LLP 
535 SMITHFIELD STREET 
PITTSBURGH, PA 15222 



EXAMINER 



ROBINSON, GRETA LEE 



ART UNIT 



2168 



PAPER NUMBER 



MAIL DATE 



DELIVERY MODE 



06/04/2007 PAPER 

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

The time period for reply, if any, is set in the attached communication. 



PTOL-90A (Rev. 04/07) 




UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 

Address: COMMISSIONER FOR PATENTS 
P.O. Box 1450 

Alexandria, Virginia 22313-1450 



APPLICATION NO./ 


FILING DATE 


FIRST NAMED INVENTOR/ 


ATTORNEY DOCKET NO. 


CONTROL NO. 




PATENT IN REEXAMINATION 




09998152 


11/30/2001 


COLEMAN, DONALD P. 


010520 



EXAMINER 



KIRKPATRICK & LOCKHART PRESTON GATES ELLIS LLP 
535 SMITHFIELD STREET 
PITTSBURGH, PA 15222 



Greta L.. Robinson 



ART UNIT 



PAPER 



2168 



20070522 



DATE MAILED: 



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



Commissioner for Patents 

The reply filed on March 15, 2007 for application serial no. 09/998152 is not fully responsive to the prior Office Action because of 
the following omission(s) or matter(s): Applicant omits a copy of cited portion from The American Heritage Dictionary in support of 
definition of term used in the disclosure, note page 20 of response filed. Also, the status of claim 36 is improper. Claim 36 has status 
identifier "Previously Presented", however it should read "Currently Amended" because it includes amended limitation. Note 37 CFR 
1.121 See 37 CFR 1.111. Since the above-mentioned reply appears to be bona fide, applicant is given ONE (1) MONTH or THIRTY 
(30) DAYS from the mailing date of this notice, whichever is longer, within which to supply the omission or correction in order to 
avoid abandonment. EXTENSIONS OF THIS TIME PERIOD MAY BE GRANTED UNDER 37 CFR 1 .136(a). 

Any inquiry concerning this communication or earlier communications from the examiner should be directed to Greta L. Robinson 
whose telephone number is (571)272-41 18. The examiner can normally be reached on M-F 9:30AM-6:00PM. 
If attempts to reach the examiner by telephone are unsuccessful, the examiner's supervisor, Tim T. Vo can be reached on (571)272- 
3642. The fax phone number for the organization where this application or proceeding is assigned is 571-273-8300. 
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Greta Robinson 
Primary Examiner 
May 23, 2007 



PTO-90C (Rev.04-03)