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EXPRESS MAIL LABEL NO.: EV627^00930S 
DATE: November 14, 2005 



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



ATTORNEY'S DOCKET NUMBER 
TRAUMA 3.3-437 



U.S. APPLICATION NO. (if known, see 37 CFR 1.5) 
10/532,180 



INTERNATIONAL APPLICATION NO. 
PCT/CH2003/000718 



INTERNATIONAL FILING DATE 
3 November 2003 



PRIORITY DATE CLAIMED 

4 November 2002 



TITLE OF INVENTION 

ORTHOPAEDIC RATCHETING FORCEPS 



APPLICANT(S) FOR DO/EO/US 

Roland Kebel, Christoph Rusch, and Urs Bronimann 



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

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

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

3. | | This is an express request to begin national examination procedures (35 U.S.C. 371(0). The submission must 

include items (5), (6), (9) and (21) indicated below. 

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

5. | | A copy of the International Application as filed (35 U.S.C. 371 (c)(2)) 

a. | | is attached hereto (required only if not communicated by the International Bureau). 

b. | | has been communicated by the International Bureau. 

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

6. [ [ An English language translation of the Internationa! Application as filed (35 U.S.C. 371(c)(2)). 

a. | | is attached hereto. 

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

7. | | Amendments to the claims of the International Application under PCT Article 19 (35 U.S.C. 371(c)(3)) 

a. | | are attached hereto (required only if not communicated by the International Bureau). 

b. | | have been communicated by the International Bureau. 

c. | | have not been made; however, the time limit for making such amendments has NOT expired. 

d. | | 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. | x | An oath or declaration of the inventor(s) (35 U.S.C. 371(c)(4)). (Executed) 

10. | | An English language translation of the annexes of the International Preliminary Examination Report under PCT 

Article 36 (35 U.S.C. 371(c)(5)). 

Items 11 to 20 below concern document(s) or information included: 

11. | | An Information Disclosure Statement under 37 CFR 1.97 and 1.98. 

12. | | An assignment document for recording. A separate cover sheet in compliance with 37 CFR 3.28 and 3.31 is included. 

1 3. | | A preliminary amendment. 

14. | | An Application Data Sheet under 37 CFR 1.76. 

1 5. | | A substitute specification. 

16. | | A power of attorney and/or change of address letter. 

17. | | A computer-readable form of the sequence listing in accordance with PCT Rule 13ter.2 and 37 CFR 1.821 - 1.825. 

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

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



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U.S. APPLICATION NO. (if known, see 37 CFR 1 .5) INTERNATIONAL APPLICATION NO. 

1 0/532. 1 80 PCT/CH2003/0007 1 8 


ATTORNEY'S DOCKET NUMBER 

TRAUMA 3.3-437 


20. [~x] Other items or information: Copy of Notification Of Missing Requirements Under 35 U.S.C. 371 In The United 

States Designated/Elected Office (DO/EO/US), Return Receipt Postcard 


The following fees have been submitted 


CALCULATIONS 


PTO USEONLY 


$ 




22. Examination fee (37 CFR 1 .492(c)) 

If the written opinion prepared by ISA/US or the international preliminary examination report 

prepared by IPEA/US indicates all claims satisfy provisions of PCT Article 33(1 )-(4) $0 

All other situations $200 


$ 




23. Search fee (37 CFR 1 .492(b)) 

If the written opinion of the ISA/US or the international preliminary examination report prepared by 
Search fee (37 CFR 1.445(aX2)) has been paid on the international application to the USPTO as an 
International Search Report prepared by an ISA other than the US and provided to the Office or 
All other situations $500 


$ 




TOTAL OF 21,22 and 23 = 


$ 0.00 




I Additional fee for specification and drawings filed in paper over 100 sheets (excluding 

' sequence listing in compliance with 37 CFR 1 .821 (c) or (e) or computer program listing in an 

electronic medium) (37 CFR 1.492(j)). 

The fee is $250 for each additional 50 sheets of paper or fraction thereof. 


$ 




Total Sheets 


Extra Sheets 


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


RATE 


-100 = 


/50 = 




x $250.00 


Surcharge of $130 for furnishing any of the search fee, examination fee, or the oath or declaration 
after the date of commencement of the national stage (37 CFR 1 492(h)). 


$ 130.00 




CLAIMS 


NUMBER FILED 


NUMBER EXTRA 


RATE 




Total claims 


-20 = 




X 






Independent claims 


-3 = 




X 






MULTIPLE DEPENDENT CLAIM(S) (if applicable) 


+ 






TOTAL OF ABOVE CALCULATIONS = 


$ 130.00 




] Applicant claims small entity status. See 37 CFR 1 .27. Fees above are reduced by J4. 






SUBTOTAL = 


$ 130.00 




Processing fee of $130.00 for furnishing the English translation later than 30 months from the earliest 
claimed priority date (37 CFR 1.492(i)). 


$ 


TOTAL NATIONAL FEE = 


$ 130.00 


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 = 


$ 130.00 




Amount to be 
refunded: 


$ 




Amount to be 
charged 


$ 


1 00000093 1E1095 10532180 
130.00 Bft 



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a l | A check in the amount of $ to cover the above fees is enclosed. 

b- 1 X | Please charge my Deposit Account No. 12-1095 in the amount of $ 130.00 to cover the above fees. 

A duplicate copy of this sheet is enclosed. 

c - 1 x | 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. | | 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 card information and authorization on PTO-2038 

NOTE: Where an appropriate time limit under 37 CFR 1.495 has not been met, a petition to revive (37 CFR 1.137(a) or (b)) must be 
filed an granted to restore the International Application to pending status. 



SEND ALL CORRESPONDENCE TO: 




Raymond W. Augustin 

NAME 



CUSTOMER NUMBER: 000530 

28,588 

REGISTRATION NUMBER 



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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
United States Patent and Trademark Office 

k COMMISSIONER FOR PATENTS 
P.O. Box 1450 

i 22313-1450 



U.S. APPLICATION NUMBER NO. 



FIRST NAMED APPLICANT 



ATTY. DOCKET NO. 



10/532,180 



000530 

LERNER, DAVID, LITTENBERG, 
KRUMHOLZ & MENTLIK 
600 SOUTH AVENUE WEST 
WESTFIELD, NJ 07090 



Roland Kebel 



TRAUMA 3.3-437 



INTERNATIONAL APPLICATION NO. 



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PCT/CH03 /00718 

| PRIORITY DATe""| 



I.A. FILING DATE 



11/03/2003 



1 1/04/2002 



CONFIRMATION NO. 6181 
371 FORMALITIES LETTER 

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Date Mailed: 10/31/2005 



NOTIFICATION OF MISSING REQUIREMENTS UNDER 35 U.S.C. 371 IN THE UNITED 
STATES DESIGNATED/ELECTED OFFICE (DO/EO/US) 

The following items have been submitted by the applicant or the IB to the United States Patent and Trademark 
Office as a Designated / Elected Office (37 CFR 1 .495). 



Copy of the International Application filed on 04/21/2005 
Copy of the International Search Report filed on 04/21/2005 
Preliminary Amendments filed on 04/21/2005 
Information Disclosure Statements filed on 04/21/2005 
Copy of references cited in ISR filed on 04/21/2005 
U.S. Basic National Fees filed on 04/21/2005 
Substitute Specification filed on 04/21/2005 
Priority Documents filed on 04/21/2005 
Power of Attorney filed on 04/21/2005 



The applicant needs to satisfy supplemental fees problems indicated below. 



LDLKM 

NOV 0 3 2U05 

RECEIVED 



The following items MUST be furnished within the period set forth below in order to complete the requirements for 
acceptance under 35 U.S.C. 371: 



• Oath or declaration of the inventors, in compliance with 37 CFR 1 .497(a) and (b), identifying the application 
by the International application number and international filing date. 

• To avoid abandonment, a surcharge (for late submission of filing fee, search fee, examination fee or oath 
or declaration) as set forth in 37 CFR 1 .492(h) of $130 for a non-small entity, must be submitted with the 

. missing items identified in this letter, 

SUMMARY OF FEES DUE: 

Total additional fees required for this application is $130 for a Large Entity: 




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• $130 Surcharge. 

ALL OF THE ITEMS SET FORTH ABOVE MUST BE SUBMITTED WITHIN TWO (2) MONTHS FROM THE 
DATE OF THIS NOTICE OR BY 32 MONTHS FROM THE PRIORITY DATE FOR THE APPLICATION, 
WHICHEVER IS LATER. FAILURE TO PROPERLY RESPOND WILL RESULT IN ABANDONMENT. 

The time period set above may be extended by filing a petition and fee for extension of time under the provisions 
of37CFR 1.136(a). 

t 

Applicant is reminded that any communications to the United States Patent and Trademark Office must be mailed 
to the address given in the heading and include the U.S. application no. shown above (37 CFR 1.5) 

A copy of this notice MUST be returned with the response. 



DEBORAH D WILLIAMS 



Telephone: (703) 308-9140 EXT 205 
PART 1 - ATTORNEY/APPLICANT COPY 





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FORM PCT/DO/EO/905 (371 Formalities Notice)