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


ATTORNEY'S DOCICET NUMBER 
105MC-025 


U.S. 


) *TYDATE XLAIMED 


37 CFR 1.5) 


INTERNATIONAL APPLICATION NO. 
PCT/GB2003/004147 


INTERNATIONAL FILING DATE 

19 September 2003 


PRIORITY DATE CLAIMED 

28 November 2002 


TITLE OF INVENTION 


Hand Held Cleaning Utensil 


APPLICANT(S) FOR DO/EO/US 


Andy Robert MAY and Danial Neumann 


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

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

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

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

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

5. • H 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. [X] has been communicated by the International Bureau. 

c. □ is not required, as the application was filed in the United States Receiving Office (RO/US). 
An English language translation of the International Application as filed (35 U.S.C. 371(c)(2)). 
a. □ is attached hereto. 

has been previously submitted under 35 U.S.C. 154(d)(4). 
7. LJ Amendments to the claims of the International Application under PCT Article 1 9 (35 U.S.C. 371 (c)(3)) 
a. □ are attached hereto (required only if not communicated by the International Bureau). 

have been communicated by the International Bureau, 
c. □ have not been made; however, the time limit for making such amendments has NOT expired. 

have not been made and will not be made. 
An English language translation of the amendments to the claims under PCT Article 1 9 (35 U.S.C. 371 (c)(3)). 
An oath or declaration of the inventor(s) (35 U.S.C. 371(c)(4)). 


□ 


□ 


, □ 

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0- D 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: 

An Information Disclosure Statement under 37 CFR 1.97 and 1.98. 
fj?] An assignment document for recording. A separate cover sheet in compliance with 37 CFR 3.28 and 3.31 is included. 
A preliminary amendment. 
An Application Data Sheet under 37 CFR 1.76. 
A substitute specification. 

A power of attorney and/or change of address letter. 
I I A computer-readable form of the sequence listing in accordance with PCT Rule 13rer.2and 37 CFR 1.821- 1.825. 
8. □ A second copy of the published International Application under 35 U.S.C. 154(d)(4). 

A second copy of the English language translation of the international application under 35 U.S.C. 154(d)(4). 
20. H other items or information: Cert, of Mailing under §1.10; return receipt postcard; spec; and drawings; copy of ISR 


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his collection of information is required by 37 CFR 1.414 and 1.491-1.492. 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 1.11 and 1.14. This collection is estimated to take 15 minutes to complete, 
including gathering information, preparing, and submitting the completed 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, U.S. 
Department of Commerce, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313-1450. DO NOT SEND FEES OR COMPLETED FORMS TO THIS ADDRESS. SEND TO: Mail Stop PCT, 
Commissioner for Patents, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313-1450. t ers 

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JC14Rec'dPCT/PT0 19 MAY 2005 


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U.S. APPLICATION ^.jaknewa a) sea37 | pFR t.5) INTERNATIONAL APPLICATION NO. 

10/5 35 59 4 PCT/GB2003/004147 1 

ATTORNEY'S DOCKET NUMBER 
105MC-025 | 

The following fees have been submitted 


CALCULATIONS PTO USE ONLY 

$300 

$ 300 


22. Sfl Examination fee 

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

$ 200 


23. H Search fee 

Search fee (37 CFR 1.445(a)(2)) has been paid on the international application to the USPTO as an 
International Search Report prepared and provided to the Office $400 

$ 400 


TOTAL OF 21.22 and 23 = 

$ 900 


pi 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 

Extra Sheets 

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

RATE 

-100 = 

/50 = 


x$250 

Surcharge of $1C 
claimed priority c 

50.00 for furnishing 
late (37 CFR 1.4K 

the oath or declaration later than 30 months from the earliest 

my 



CLAIMS 

NUMBER FILED 

NUMBER EXTRA i 

RATE 

$ 


Total claims 

20 - 20 = 

0 I 

x $50 

$ 


Independent claims 

1 -3 = 

o ! 

x $200 

$ 


MULTIPI F DEPENDE 

NT CLAIM(S) (if applicable) 

+ $360 

$ 


TOTAL OF ABOVE CALCULATIONS = 

$ 900 


[g Applicant claims small entity status. See 37 CFR 1.27. Fees above are reduced by 1 / 2 . 

450 


SUBTOTAL = 

$ 450 


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 = 

$ 450 

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 + 

$ 40 

TOTAL FEES ENCLOSED = 

$ 490 



Amount to be 
refunded: 

$ 

Amount to be 
charged: 

$ 


a. O a check in the amount of $ ^ t0 the above fees is enclosed. 

b. CD Please charge my Deposit Account No. 502144 j n the amount of $ to cover the above fees. 

A duplicate copy of this sheet is enclosed. 

c. B The Commissioner is hereby authorized to charge any additional fees which may be required, or credit any overpayment to Deposit 

Account No. 502144 , a duplicate copy of this sheet is enclosed. 

d. CH 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 
and granted to restore the International Application to pending status. 

SEND ALL CORRESPONDENCE TO: 

Bradley N. Ruben, PC 
463 First St., Ste. 5A 
Hoboken, NJ 07030 
USA 


SIGNATURE 


Bradley N. Ruben 


NAME 
32,058 


REGISTRATION NUMBER 


FORM PTO-1390 (REV. 02-2005) 


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10/535594 

JC14Rec'dPCl7PT0 IS AMY 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 


CERTIFICATE OF MAILING Under 37 C.F.R. § 1.10 

I hereby certify that this paper and those identified below, including any attached 
thereto, have been deposited with the U.S. Postal Service as "Express Mail Post 
Office to Addressee" with the label number identified below and on the date 
identified below, and deposited with sufficient express mail postage addressed to: 
Commissioner for Patents, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313-1450. 


Date: 19 May 2005 Express Mail Label No.: EV467391128US 


Name: Bradley N. Ruben Signature: 



1 - Utility Patent Application 
specification - 9 pgs 
drawings - 3 sheets 

2- Application Data Sheet - 3 pgs 

3- Transmittal to DO/EO/US (PTO-1 390) - 2 pgs 

4- Return receipt postcard 

5- Check for $490 

6- Preliminary Amendment 

7- Assignment 

8- Assignment recordation sheet 

9- Declaration/power of attorney 

10- Information Disclosure Statement and references 

(including copy of ISR)