Appl. No. XX/YYY,YYY
Amdt. dated Jan. 15, 2004
Reply to Office action of Oct. 16, 2003
In the specification, the paragraphs  and  have been amended to
correct minor editorial problems. The new paragraph [0075. 1] added after paragraph
 discusses in general terms the features taken from Example 4.
In amended Figure 2, the previously omitted element numeral 13 has been added.
Claims 6-10 and 12-13 remain in this application. Claims 1-5 and 1 1 have been
canceled. Claims 7 and 8 have been withdrawn.
The examiner has acknowledged that claims 6 and 9-10 are directed to allowable
subject matter. Claim 7-8 have been withdrawn as the result of an earlier restriction
requirement. Claim 13 adds an additional feature from Example 2 in the specification.
In view of the examiner's earlier restriction requirement, applicant retains the
right to present claims 7-8 in a divisional application
Applicant respectfully requests that a timely Notice of Allowance be
issued in this case.
SMITH, JONES & BROWN
By J>/ 4 /*e J
Martin J. Gallagher
Reg. No. 99,999
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