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Atty. Docket No. 010520 

Serial No. 09/998,152 

Response Dated June 12, 2007 

Reply to Office Communication Dated June 4, 2007 

REMARKS 

Claims 2-7, 9-31, 33 and 35-37 are standing in this application. Claims 2, 6, 21, 25, 
30, 31, 33, and 36 were amended in the amendment and response after Final Office Action 
accompanying Request for Continued Examination filed on March 15, 2007 ("response of 
March 15, 2007"). Applicant submits that the pending claims are in condition for allowance. 
Therefore, favorable reconsideration and allowance of the standing claims are respectfully 
requested. 

The Office Communication mailed June 4, 2007 states that the response of March 15, 
2007 for the above-identified patent application was not fully responsive to the prior Office 
Action because Applicant omitted a copy of cited portion from The American Heritage 
Dictionary in support of the definition of terms used in the disclosure. In addition, the status 
of claim 36 was improper because claim 36 was submitted with the status identifier 
"Previously Presented" instead of "Currently Amended" because claim 36 contains an 
amended limitation. 

Accordingly, in response to the Office Communication, Applicant submits herewith a 
copy of the cited portion from The American Heritage Dictionary in support of definition of 
terms used in the disclosure. Specifically, Applicant submits herewith in the enclosed 
Supplemental Information Disclosure Statement a copy of The American Heritage® 
Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. Retrieved June 12, 2007, from 
Dictionary.com website in support of the definition of the term "inventorying" used in the 
disclosure. 

In addition, Applicant submits herewith a listing of the claims as amended in the 
response of March 15, 2007. The listing of claims includes the correct status identifier for 



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Atty. Docket No. 010520 

Serial No. 09/998,152 

Response Dated June 12, 2007 

Reply to Office Communication Dated June 4, 2007 

claim 36 as "Currently Amended" as opposed to "Previously Amended" to reflect status of 
claim 36 as amended when submitted in the response of March 15, 2007. 

Accordingly, Applicant respectfully requests that the response of March 15, 2007 is 
now fully responsive and respectfully requests a timely notice of allowance. 

The Examiner is invited to contact the undersigned representative by telephone to 
discuss any outstanding issues with this application. 

The Office is hereby authorized to charge any underpayment of fees, or credit any 
overpayments, to Deposit Account No. 11-1110. 



Respectfully submitted, 




Attorney for Applicant 

KIRKPATRICK & LOCKHART PRESTON GATES ELLIS LLP 

Henry W. Oliver Building 

535 Smithfield Street 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222-2312 

Telephone: (412)355-6423 
Fax: (412) 355-6501 

E-Mail : roberto . capriotti@klgates . com 

Customer No. 26285 



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