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EXPRESS MAIL LABEL NO.: EV627258302US 
DATE: April 21. 2005 



JCIORec'dPCT/PTO 21 APR 2005 



TRANSMITTAL LETTER TO THE UNITED STATES 
DESIGNATED/ELECTED OFFICE (DO/EO/US) 
CONCERNING A SUBMISSION UNDER 35 U.S.C. 371 



INTERNATIONAL APPLICATION NO. 
PCT/CH2003/000718 



INTERNATIONAL FILING DATE 

3 November 2003. 



ATTORNEY'S DOCKET NUMBER 

TRAUMA 3.3-437 



U.S. APPLICATION NO. (If known, ^eeJi? G£R 1 .5) 
PRIORTTY DATE CLAIMED 



4 November 2002 



TITLE OF INVENTION ORTHOPAEDIC RATCHETING FORCEPS 



APPLICANT(S) FOR DO/EO/US Roland Kebel, Chrlstoph Rusch. and Urs Bronimann 



a. 
b. 

0. 

d. 



Applicant herewith submits to the United States Designated/Elected Office (DO/EO/US) the following Items and other Information: 

1 . 1 X I This is a FIRST submission of items concerning a submission under 35 U.S.C. 371 . 

2. 1 I This is a SECOND or SUBSEQUENT submission of items concerning a submission under 35 U.S.C. 371. 

3 I I This is an express request to begin national examination procedures (35 U.S.C. 371 (f)). The submission must 
* I 1 include items (5), (6), (9) and (21) indicated below. 

4. The US has been elected (Article 31). 

5. [x^ A copy of the International Application as filed (35 U.S.C. 371 (c)(2)) 
is attached hereto (required only if not communicated by the International Bureau), 
has been communicated by the Intemational Bureau. 

is not required, as the application was filed in the United States Receiving Office (RO/US). 

6. An English language translation of the International Application as filed (35 U.S.C. 371 (c)(2)). 
is attached hereto. 

has been previously submitted under 35 U.S.C. 154(d)(4). 

7. [x^ Amendments to the claims of the Intemational Application under PCT Article 19 (35 U.S.C. 371 (c)(3)) 
are attached hereto (required only if not communicated by the International Bureau), 
have been communicated by the International Bureau. 

have not been made; however, the time limit for making such amendments has NOT expired, 
have not been made and will not be made. 

8. An English language translation of the amendments to the claims under PCT Article 19 (35 U.S.C. 371 (c)(3)). 

9. An oath or declaration of the inventor(s) (35 U.S.C. 371 (c)(4)). 

0 I I An English language translation of the annexes of the International Preliminary Examination Report under PCT 

' ' — ' Article 36 (35 U.S.C. 371 (c)(5)), 
:ems 11 to 20 below concern document(s) or information included: • 

1. [x] An Information Disclosure Statement under 37 CFR 1.97 and 1.98. W/SB-08, 12 references (7 end.) 

2. An assignment document for recording. A separate cover sheet in compliance with 37 CFR 3.28 and 3.31 is included. 
3. 1 X I A preliminary amendment 

4. [T] An Application Data Sheet under 37 CFR 1.76. 
5. 1 X I A substitute specification. 

6. 1 I A power of attorney and/or change of address letter. 

7. A computer-readable form of the sequence listing in accordance with PCT Rule 13/er.2 and 37 CFR 1.821 - 1.825. 

8. [T] A second copy of the published International Application under 35 U.S.C. 154(d)(4). 

9. A second copy of the English language translation of the international application under 35 U.S.C. 154(d)(4). 

20. 1 X I Other items or information: Substitute Abstract, Marked-up specification & abstract. Six (6) Sheets of Formal 

Drawings, Return Receipt Postcard 



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U.S. APPLICATJ 



INTERNATIONAL APPLICATION NO. 

PCT/CH2003/000718 



ATTORNEY'S DOCKET NUMBER 

TRAUMA 3.3-437 



The following fees have been submitted 
21 . I X I Basic national fee 



CALCULATIONS 



.$300 



300.00 



PTO USE ONLY 



22. I X I Examination fee 



If International preliminary examination report prepared by USPTO and all claims satisfy 

provisions of PCT Article 33(1 )-(4) $1 00 

All other situations $200 



200.00 



23. [x] Search fee 



Search fee (37 CFR 1.445(a)(2)) has been paid on the international application to the 

USPTO as an International Searching Authority $100 

International Search Report prepared and provided to the Office $400 

All other situations $500 



400.00 



TOTAL OF 21,22 and 23- 



900.00 



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Additional fee for specification and drawings filed in paper over 100 sheets (excluding 
sequence listing or computer program listing filed in an electronic medium). The fee is 
$250 for each additional 50 sheets of paper or fraction thereof. 



Total Sheets 



19 -100 = 



Extra sheets 



/50 = 



Number of each additional 50 or fraction 
thereof (round up to a whole number 



RATE 



X $250.00 



Surcharge of $130.00 for furnishing the oath or declaration later than 30 months 
from the earliest claimed priority date (37 CFR 1 .492 (e)). 



CLAIMS 



NUMBER FILED NUMBER EXTRA 



RATE 



Total claims 



14-20 



0.00 



Independent claims 



2-3 



0.00 



MULTIPLE DEPENDENT CLAIM(s) (if applicable) 



TOTAL OF ABOVE CALCULATIONS = 



900.00 



I I Applicant claims small entity status. See 37 CFR 1.27. Fees above are reduced by Yi. 



SUBTOTAL s 



900.00 



Processing fee of $130.00 for furnishing the English translation later than 30 months 
from the earliest claimed priority date (37 CFR 1 .492 (Q). 



TOTAL NATIONAL FEE = 



900.00 



Fee for recording the enclosed assignment (37 CFR 1.21 (h)). The assignment must be 
accompanied by an appropriate cover sheet (37 CFR 3.28, 3.31 ). $40.00 per property 



TOTAL FEES ENCLOSED s 



900.00 



Amount to be 
refunded: 



Amount to be 
charged: 



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A check In the amount of $ 



to cover the above fees is enclosed. 



12-1095 



in the amount of $ 



900.00 



b. I X I Please charge my Deposit Account No. 

to cover the above fees. A duplicate copy of this sheet is enclosed. 

C. I X I The Commissioner Is hereby authorized to charge any additional fees which may be required, or credit any 
overpayment to Deposit Account No. 12-1095 A duplicate copy of this sheet is enclosed. 

d. I I Fees are to be charged to a credit card. WARNING: Information on this form may become public. Credit card 

information should not be included on this form. Provide credit car^^formation and authorization on PTO-2038. 

NOTE: Where an appropriate time limit under 37 CFR 1.495 has not been met^peti^n tp revi^/^f37 CFR 1.137 (a) or (b)) 
must be filed and granted to restore the International Application to pendji<^tati 

SEND ALL CORRESPONDENCE TO: 



CUSTOMER NUMBER: 000530 




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I hereby certify that the following correspondence: 

Transmittal to the United States Designed/Elected Office (DO/EOAJS) Concerning a Filing Under 35 U.S.C. 371 and 
all related documents. 

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is being deposited with the United States Postal Service "Express Mail Post Office to Addressee" service under 37 
CFR 1.10 in an envelope addressed to: Commissioner for Patents, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313-1450 on 

15 March 2005 

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