Status of Claims
Claim 15 has been canceled without prejudice or disclaimer. Claim 14 has been amended.
Claims 2-14 are in the case.
Rejections Under 35 USC §112
The Action rejects claim 2-14 as being indefinite for failing to particularly point out the
subject matter which Applicants regard as the invention.
Applicants have amended claim 14 to more clearly express the subject matter that
Applicants regard as the invention without altering the scope of the claim. Applicants
respectfully request withdrawal of the rejection of claims 2-14 based on the amendment.
The only other rejection of record is a rejection of claim 15. As claim 15 has been
canceled, that rejection is moot.
The claims are now believed to be in condition for allowance and such favorable action is
respectfully requested. If the Examiner has any questions or comments that might expedite
allowance of the claims, a telephone call to the undersigned at 512.542.8446 is welcomed.
First City Tower
1001 Fannin, Suite 2300
Houston, Texas 77002-6760
Date: December 19, 2007
Timothy S. Corder
Reg. No. 38,414
Agent for Applicant
Vinson & Elkins L.L.P.
Austin 796675v. 1