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Application 
Number 



10088784 



Filing 
Date 



2002-06-26 



Docket Number 
(if applicable) 



1400-1072PC1 



Art 
Unit 



2442 



First Named 
Inventor 



Barry J. Gilhuly 



Examiner 
Name 



John Moore Jain Macilwinen 



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Doc code: RCEX pto/sb/30efs (ob/08) 

Doc description: Request for Continued Examination (RCE) Approved for use through 08/31/2008. omb 0651-0031 

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Signature of Registered U.S. Patent Practitioner 


Signature 


/Shreen K Danamraj/ 


Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 


2009-02-17 


Name 


Shreen K. Danamraj 


Registration Number 


41696 



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