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10/535594 
JC14R#PCT/PT0 19 MAY 2005 


IN THE UNITED STATES PATENT & TRADEMARK OFFICE 


Appln. Ser. No.: 

Filed: 

Inventor(s): 

Atty Dkt: 

n/a (US national 

herewith 

A. May 

105MC-025 

phase of 




GB/004147) 





Title: Hand held cleaning utensil 


Examiner: n/a 


Art Unit: n/a 


Comm'r for Patents 
P.O. Box 1450 
Alexandria, VA 22313-1450 


INFORMATION DISCLOSURE STATEMENT 


Dear Sir: 

Pursuant to 37 CFR § 1 .56, submitted herewith under § 1 .97(b)(1 ) is 
information submitted withing three months of the filing of the application 
identified in the caption above. The information is listed on the attached SB/08A 
and SB/08B forms, and copies are enclosed. The relevance of the information 
not in the English language is based on the enclosed and listed EPO search 
report made in respect of the above-noted PCT application. 


Respectfully submitted, 

Bradley N. Ru6en, Reg. No. 32,058 
Bradley N. Ruben, PC 
463 First St., Suite 5A 
Hoboken, NJ 07030-1859 
201-239-0707 (fax -0734) 
mall@rubenpatent.com 
19 May 2005 


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Substitute for form 1449/PTO 


\ Sheet n 


INFORMATION DISCLOSURE 
STATEMENT BY APPLICANT 

(Use as many sheets as necessary) 


Application Number 


Filing Date 


Complete if Known 


First Named Inventor 


Art Unit 


Examiner Name 


Attorney Docket Number 


A May 


105MC-025 


U. S. PATENT DOCUMENTS 

Examiner 
Initials* 

Cite 
No.^ 

Document Number 

Publication Date 
MM-DD-YYYY 

Name of Patentee or 
Applicant of Cited Document 

Pages. Columns, Lines, Where 
Relevant Passages or Relevant 
Figures Appear 

Number-Kind Code^ 



US- /I Rl 1 QAR 

H,o \ 1 ,y'fo 

09-16-1986 

Diego 




US' A ooo oan 

4,000,009 


Leatherman 




US- fi DRft flfifl 

07-18-2000 

Cerveny 




US- ocft QOQ 

07-10-2001 

Hatch et al 

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FOREIGN PATENT DOCUMENTS 


Examiner 
Initials* 

Cite 
No.^ 

Foreign Patent Document 

Publication 
Date 
MM-DD-YYYY 

Name of Patentee or 
Applicant of Cited Document 

Pages, Columns, Lines. 
Where Relevant Passages 
Or Relevant Figures Appear 


Country Code' 'Number* "Kind Code^ {if known) 



CH 344036 

01-31-1960 

Scriber 





DE 899 335 

12-10-1953 

Delere 





FR 656,139 

04-27-1929 

Juniski 




FR 2 224 376 

04-11-1975 

Bourgault 




FR 2 540 208 

08-03-1984 

Laphi-Moules 





FR2 611 566 

09-09-1988 

Reverger Marc. 


LI 

^ Examiner 
Signature 

Considered 


considered, include copy of this form with next communication to applicant. 'Applicant's unique citation designation number (optional). See Kinds Codes of 
USPTO Patent Documents at www.usDto.Gov or MPEP 901.04. ^ Enter Office that issued the document, by the two-letter code (WlPO Standard ST.3). For 
Japanese patent documents, the indication of the year of the reign of the Emperor must precede the serial number of the patent document. Ki"^ of document by 
the appropriate symbols as indicated on the document under WlPO StandartI ST.16 if possible. ® Applicant is to place a check mark here if English language 

Translation is attached. . ^ ^ .... j.- u • * t^^M k.. 

This collection of information is required by 37 CFR 1 .97 and 1 .98. The information is required to obtain or retain a benefit by the public which is to file (and by the 
USPTO to process) an application. Confidentiality is governed by 35 U.S.C. 122 and 37 CFR 1.14. This collection is estimated to take 2 hours to complete, 
including gathering, preparing, and submitting the completed application fonn to the USPTO. Time will vary depending upon the individual case. Any comments 
on the amount of time you require to complete this form and/or suggestions for reducing this burden, should be sent to the Chief Information Officer, U.S. Patent 
and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450. Alexandria. VA 22313-1450. DO NOT SEND FEES OR COMPLETED FORMS TO THIS ADDRESS. SEND 
TO: Commissioner for Patents, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria. VA 22313-1450. 

if you need assistance in completing the form, call 1'800-PTO-9199 (1-800-786-9199) and select option 2. 


PTO/SB/08A (08-03) 
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U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. no persons are required to respond to a collection of information unless it contains a valid 0MB control numbe r. 


Substitute for form 144gt/PTO 


V Sheet 12 


INFORMATION DISCLOSURE 
STATEMENT BY APPLICANT 

(Use as many sheets as necessary) 

I flf I? 


Application Number 


Filing Date 


Complete if Known 


First Named Inventor 


Art Unit 


Examiner Name 


A. May 


Attorney Docket Number 1 05 MC-025 


U. S. PATENT DOCUMENTS 

Examiner 

Initials* 

Cite 

No.' 

Document Number 

Publication Date 
MM-DD-YYYY 

Name of Patentee or 

Applicant of Cited Document 

Pages, Columns, Unes, Where 
Relevant Passages or Relevant 
Figures Appear 

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FOREIGN PATENT DOCUIVIENTS 

Examiner 
Initials* 

Cite 
No.' 

Foreign Patent Document 

Publication 
Date 
MM-DD-YYYY 

Name of Patentee or 
Applicant of Cited Document 

Pages, Columns, Lines, 
Where Relevant Passages 
Or Relevant Figures Appear 


Country Code' 'Number* "Kind Code'(tf fcnown) 



GB 616,235 

01-18-1949 

Rayment et al. 





































' Examiner 


Date 


Signature 


Considered 



considered. Indude copy of this form with next communication to applicant. 'Applicant's unique citation designation number (optional). ^See Kinds Codes of 
USPTO Patent Documents at wvw.uspto.qov or MPEP 901.04. ^ Enter Office that issued the document, by the two-letter code (WlPO Standard ST.3). * For 
Japanese patent documents, the indication of the year of the reign of the Emperor must precede the serial number of the patent document. ^Kind of document by 
the appropriate symbols as indicated on the document under WlPO Standard ST.16 if possible. ^Applicant is to place a check mark here if English language 
Translation is attached. 

This collection of information is required by 37 CFR 1.97 and 1.98. The information Is required to obtain or retain a benefit by the public which is to file (and by the 
USPTO to process) an application. Confidentiality is governed by 35 U.S.C. 122 and 37 CFR 1.14. This collection is estimated to take 2 hours to complete, 
including gathering, preparing, and submitting the completed application form to the USPTO. Time will vary depending upon the individual case. Any comments 
on the amount of time you require to complete this form and/or suggestions for reducing this burden, should be sent to the Chief Infomnation Officer, U.S. Patent 
and Trademark Office. P.O. Box 1450. Alexandria, VA 22313-1450. DO NOT SEND FEES OR COMPLETED FORMS TO THIS ADDRESS. SEND 
TO: Commissioner for Patents, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313-1450. 

if you need assistance in completing the form, call l-SOO-PTO-SISQ (1 '800-786-91 99) and seiect option 2. 


JC14Rec^CT;PT0 19 MY ZOOS 


PTO/SB/08B (08-03) 
Approved for use through 07/31/2006. 0MB 0651-0031 
U.S. Patent and Tradennark Office; U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. no persons are required to respond to a collection of information unless it contains a valid OMB control number 


Substitute for form 1449/PTO 


INFORMATION DISCLOSURE 
STATEMENT BY APPLICANT 

(Use as many sheets as necessary) 


Complete if Known 


Application Number 


Filing Date 


First Named Inventor 


Art Unit 


Examiner Name 


A. May 


.Sheet 


of 


Attomey Docket Number 


105MC-025 


NON PATENT LITERATURE DOCUMENTS 

Examiner 
Initials* 

Cite 
No.^ 

include name ot ine autnor ^in UMri i al Lt i i tKo}, iitie ot ine anicie (wnen appropnaie;, iiiie ot 
the item (book, magazine, journal, serial, symposium, catalog, etc.), date, page(s), volume-issue 
number(s), publisher, city and/or country where published. 




EUROPEAN PA 1 EN 1 OrrlUE, International bearcn Keport in respect ot pu i / 
GB03/04147, 01-16-2004 (published with WO 04/048047 on 06-10-2004) 







































Examiner 


Date 


Signature 


. Considered 



considered. Include copy of this form with next communication to applicant, 

1 Applicant's unique citation designation number (optional). 2 Applicant is to place a check mark here if English language translation is attached. 
This collection of information is required by 37 CFR 1.98. The information Is required to obtain or retain a benefit by the public which is to file (and by the USPTO 
to process) an application. Confidentiality is governed by 35 U.S.C. 122 and 37 CFR 1,14. This collection is estimated to take 2 hours to complete, Including 
gathering, preparing, and submitting the completed application form to the USPTO. Time will vary depending upon the individual case. Any comments on the 
amount of time you require to complete this form and/or suggestions for reducing this burden, should be sent to the Chief Information Officer, U.S. Patent and 
Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313-1450. DO NOT SEND FEES OR COMPLETED FORMS TO THIS ADDRESS. SEND TO: 
Commissioner for Patents, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313-1450. 


If you need assistance in compieting the form, call 1-800-PTO'9199 (1-800-786-9199) and select option 2. 


JC1 4 Rec'd PCT/PT0 1 9 MAY 2fl05 


PTO/SB/08A (08-03) 
Approved for use through 07/31/2006. 0MB 0651-0031 
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
Under the Paoerwofk Reduction Act of 1995. no persons are requiied to respond to a collection of information unless it contains a valid 0MB control number. 


Substitute for fomi 1449/PTO 

INFORMATION DISCLOSURE 
STATEMENT BY APPLICANT 

(Us0 as many sheets as necessary) 


Complete if Known 


Application Number 


Filing Date 


First Named Inventor 


Art Unit 


Examiner Name 


A May 


V Sheet n 


Attorney Docket Number 1 05MC-025 


U.S. PATENT DOCUMENTS 

Examiner 
Initials* 

Cite 
No.' 

Document Number 

PuUicatlon Date 
MM-D[>YYYY 

Name of Patentee or 

Applicant of Cited Document 

Pages. Columns, Lines. Where 
Keievant rassages or rceievani 
Figures Appear 




us-4 fiii Q45 

09-16-1986 

Diego 




*f, 000,0057 

12-26-1989 

Leatherman 




6 088 868 

07-18-2000 

Cerveny 




us- c oce QOQ 

07-10-2001 

IHatch et al. 




US- 






US- 






us- 






us- 






us- 






us- 






us- 






us- 






us- 






US- 






US- 






US- 






US- 






US- 






US- 





FOREIGN PATENT DOCUMENTS 

Examiner 
Initials* 

Cite 
No.^ 

Foreign Patent Document 

Publication 
Date 
MM-DD-YYYY 

Name of Patentee or 
Applicant of Cited Document 

Pages. Columns, Lines. 
Where Relevant Passages 
Or Relevant Figures Appear 

T« 

Country Code' "Numtwr* "Kind Co69* (if known) 



CH 344036 

01-31-1960 

Scriber 





DE 899 335 

12-10-1953 

Delere 





FR 656.139 

04-27-1929 

Juntski 





FR 2 224 376 

04-11-1975 

Bourgauit 





FR 2 540 208 

08-03-1984 

Laphi-Moules 





FR2 611 566 

09-09-1988 

Reverger Marc. 




' Examiner 


Date 


Signature 


Considered 



considered. Include copy of this form with next communication to applicant. ^ Applicant's unique citation designation numt^r (optional). ^ See Kinds Codes of 
USPTO Patent Documents at www.usDto.QOv or MPEP 901.04. ^ Enter Office that issued the document, by the two-letter code (WlPO Standard ST.3). For 
Japanese patent documents, the indication of the year of the reign of the Emperor must precede the serial number of the patent document. 'Kind of document by 
the appropriate symbols as indicated on the document under WlPO Standard ST.16 if possible. 'Applicant is to place a check nnark here if English language 
Translation is attached. 

This collection of information is required by 37 CFR 1.97 and 1.98. The information is required to obtain or retain a benefit by the public which is to file (and by the 
USPTO to process) an application. Confidentiality is governed by 35 U.S.C. 122 and 37 CFR 1.14. This collection is estimated to take 2 hours to complete, 
including gathering, preparing, and submitting the completed application fomi to the USPTO. Time will vary depending upon the individual case. Any comments 
on the amount of time you require to complete this fomi and/or suggestions for reducing this burden, should be sent to the Chief Information Officer, U.S. Patent 
and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria. VA 22313-1450. DO NOT SEND FEES OR COMPLETED FORMS TO THIS ADDRESS. SEND 
TO: Commissioner for Patents, P.O. Box 1450. Alexandria, VA 22313-1450. 

If you need assistance in completing the form, call UBOO-PTO-BIOQ (1-800-766-9199) and select option 2. 


JC14Rec^CT/PrO 19 MAY 2005 


Under the Paperwork 


PTO/SB/08A (08-03) 
Approved for use through 07/31/2006. 0MB 0651-0031 
U.S. Patent and Trademailt Office; U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
Reduction Act of 1995. no persons are required to respond to a collection of infonmation unless H contains a valid 0MB control number. 


Substitute for form 1449/PTO 


INFORMATION DISCLOSURE 
STATEMENT BY APPLICANT 

^Use as many sheets as necessary^ 


Application Number 


Complete if Known 


Filing Date 


First Named Inventor 


Art Unit 


Examiner Name 
Attorney Docket Number 1 1 05MC-025" 


^ xjy CP~ 


A. May 


4 


U. S. PATENT DOCUMENTS 

Examiner 
initials 

Cite 

IVO. 

Document Number 

Pubdcation Date 
MM-DD-YYYY 

Name of Patentee or 
Applicant of Cited Document 

Pages. Columns, unes. Where 
Relevant Passages or Relevant 
Figures Appear 

Number-Kind Code*''*^ 



US- 






US- 






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FOREIGN PATENT DOCU 

MENTS 

Examiner 
Initials* 

Cite 
No.' 

Foreign Patent Document 

Publication 
Date 
MM-DD-YYYY 

Name of Patentee or 
Applicant of Cited Document 

Pages, Columns. Lines. 
Where Relevant Passages 
Or Relevant Figures Appear 


Country Code*-Number*"Klnd Code'(y*nowi) 



GB 616.235 

01-18-1949 

Rayment et al. 







































Examiner 
Signature 


Date 

Considered 


'EXAMINER: Initial if reference considered, whether or not citation is in conformance with MPEP 609. Draw line through citation if not In conformance and not 
considered. Include copy of this form with next communication to applicant. ^ Applicant's unique citation designation number (optional). ^ See Kinds Codes of 
USPTO Patent Documents at www.usoto.aov or MPEP 901.04. ^ Enter Office that issued the document, by the two-letter code (WlPO Standard ST.3). ' For 
Japanese patent documents, the indication of the year of the reign of the Emperor must precede the serial number of the patent document. ^Kind of document by 
the appropriate symbols as indicated on the document under WlPO Standard ST.16 if possible. 'Applicant is to place a check mark here if English language 
Translation is attached. 

This collection of information Is required by 37 CFR 1.97 and 1.98. The information is required to obtain or retain a benefit by the public which is to Hie (and by the 
USPTO to process) an application. Confidentiality is governed by 35 U.S.C. 122 and 37 CFR 1.14. This collection is estimated to take 2 hours to complete, 
including gathering, preparing, and submitting the completed application form to the USPTO. Time will vary depending upon the individual case. Any comments 
on the amount of time you require to complete this fbrm and/or suggestions for reducing this burden, should be sent to the Chief Infomnation Officer. U.S. Patent 
and Trademark Office. P.O. Box 1450. Alexandria. VA 22313-1450. DO NOT SEND FEES OR COMPLETED FORMS TO THIS ADDRESS. SEND 
TO: Commissioner for Patents, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria. VA 22313-1450. 

If you need assistance in completing the fbrm, call l-BOO-PTO-QIQQ (l-QOO-Tee-QIBQ) and select option 2. 


Under the PaoefWOfK Reduction Act of 1995. no persons 


PTO/SB/08B (08-03) 
Approved for use through 07/31/2006. 0MB 0651-0031 
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
are required to tespond to a collectton of information unless it contains a valid 0MB control number. 


Substitute for fomi 1449/PTO 

INFORMATION DISCLOSURE 
STATEMENT BY APPLICANT 

(Use as many sheets as necessary) 


Complete if Known 


Application Number 


Fiiing Date 


First Named Inventor 


Art Unit 


Examiner Name 


.Sheet 


of 


Attomey Dodcet Number 


A. May 


105MC-025 


NON PATENT LITERATURE DOCUMENTS 

Examiner 
Initials* 

Cite 
No.' 

Include name of the author (in UAri i al Lt i i cko;, uue ot me amcie ^wnen dpprupiiaie;, uuc ui 
the item (book, magazine, journal, serial, symposium, catalog, etc.), date, page(s), volume-issue 
number(s). publisher, city and/or country where published. 

T^ 



EUROPEAN PATENT OrrlCt, international oearcn Kepori in respeci ot ro i / 
GB03/04147, 01-16-2004 (published with WO 04/048047 on 06-10-2004) 







































Examiner 


Date 


Signature 


Considered 



'EXAMINER: Initial if reference considered, whether or not citation is In conformance with MPEP 609. Draw tine through citation if not in confonmance and not 
considered. Include copy of this form with next communication to applicant. 

1 Applicant's unique citation designation number (optional). 2 Applicant is to place a check mark here if English language translation Is attached. 
This collection of infomnation is required by 37 CFR 1.98. The information is required to obtain or retain a benefit by the public which is to file (and by the USPTO 
to process) an application. Confidentiality is governed by 35 U.S.C. 122 and 37 CFR 1.14. This collection Is estimated to take 2 hours to complete, Including 
gathering, preparing, and submitting the oompteted application fbmi to the USPTO. Time will vary depending upon the individud case. Any comments on the 
amount of time you require to complete this form and/or suggestions for reducing this burden, should be sent to the Chief Infomnation Officer. U.S. Patent and 
Trademark Office. P.O. Box 1450. Alexandria. VA 22313-1450. DO NOT SEND FEES OR COMPLETED FORMS TO THIS ADDRESS. SEND TO: 
Commissioner for Patents. P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313-1450. 


If you need essistance in completing the form, call 1-800^X0-9199 (1'800'786'9199) and select option 2.