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Receipt date: 05/19/2005 


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) 
mail@rubenpatent.com 
19 May 2005 


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Publication Date 
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Name of Patentee or 
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Pages, Columns, Lines. Where 
Relevant Passages or Relevant 
Figures Appear 

Number-Kind Code""""""' 



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09-16-1986 

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4,888,869 

12-26-1989 

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07-1 8-2000 

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Foreign Patent Document 

Publication 
Date 
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Name of Patentee or 
Applicant of Cited Document 

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


Country Code'"Number'"Klnd Code' (# (mown) 



CH 344036 

01-31-1960 

Scriber 





DE 899 335 

12-10-1953 

Del ere 





FR 656,139 

04-27-1929 

Juniski 




FR 2 224 376 

04-11-1975 

Bourqault 





FR 2 540 208 

08-03-1984 

Laphi-Moules 




FR2 611 566 

09-09-1988 

Reverger Marc. 




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/Dung Van Nguyen/ 


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considered. Include copy of this foim vwth next communicatton to appiicani. Appiicani s un 
USPTO Patent Documents at www.uspto.aov or MPEP 901.04. ' Enter Oflice that issued 
Japanese patent documents, the indication of the year of the reign of the Emperor^ 
the appropriate symbols as " ' 

Translation is attached. ^ ^ . , . ^ u ... 

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 
USPTO to process) an application. Confidentiality is governed by 35 U.S.C. 122 and 37 CFR 1.14. This collection 
including gathering, preparing, and submitting the completed application form to the USPTO. Time will vary depending upon 


(optional). ^See Kinds Codes of 


document, by the two-letter code (WlPO Standard ST.3). ' For 

.„= u.= .»,a — ■, r -he serial number of the patent document. ^Kind of document by 

document under WlPO Standard ST.16 if possible. ^Applicant is to place a check mark here if English language 


lich is to file (and by the 
e 2 hours to complete, 

fjictjaiiiiy ciliu suuiiimiiia — " -' — ' ■ 6 individual case. Any comments 

le 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 1-800-PTO-9199 (1-800-786-9199) and select option 2. 


ALL REFERENCES CONSIDERED EXCEPT WHERE LINED THROUGH. /DVN/ 


Receipt date: 05/19/2005 


10535594 -GAU: 3723 

:5 iS MAY 2001 


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INFORMATION DISCLOSURE 
STATEMENT BY APPLICANT 

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Filing Date 


First Named Inventor 

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Art Unit 


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FOREIGN PATENT DOCL 

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Publication 
MM-DD-YYYY 

Name of Patentee or 
Applicant of Cited Document 

Pages, Columns, Lines, 
Where Relevant Passages 
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Country Codo'-Number'-Kind Codo'(ffto)own) 



GB 616.235 

01-18-1949 

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./Dung Van Nguyen./ 


Considered 


•EXAMINER: Initial if reference considered, whether or not citation Is in confomiance with MPEP 609. Draw line through citation if net 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.usplo.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 Empereir 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 infomiation 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 redudrtg this burden, should be sent to the Chief Infomiation Officer, U 
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. 


3. Patent 


ALL REFERENCES CONSiDERED EXCEPT WHERE LiNED THROUGH. /DVN./ 


Receipt date: 05/19/2005 


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Approved for use through 07/31/2006. 0MB 0651-0031 
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office: U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
Under the PapenworK Reduction Ad of 1995. no persons are required to respond to a collection of information unless it contains a valid OMB control numbe r. 


forfonn 1449/PTO 


INFORMATION DISCLOSURE 
STATEMENT BY APPLICANT 


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Application Number 


Complete if Known ^ 


First Named inventor 


Examiner Name 


Attorney Docket Number 


A. May 


NON PATENT LITERATURE DOCUMENTS 

Examiner 
Initials* 

Cite 

Include name of the author (in CAPITAL LETTERS), title of the article (when appropriate), title of 
the item (book, magazine, journal, serial, symposium, catalog, etc.), date, page(s), volume-issue 
number(s), publisher, city and/or country where published. 




EUROPEAN PATENT OFFICE, International Search Report in respect of PCT/ 
GB03/04147, 01-16-2004 (published with WO 04/048047 on 06-10-2004) 







































Examiner 
Signature 

Dung Van Nguyen/ 

Date 

Considered 

09/07/2008 


•EXAMINER: Initial if reference considered, whether or not citation is In confonnance with MPEP 609. Draw line through citation if not in i 
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 completing the form, call 1-800-PTO-9199 (1-800-786-9199) and select option 2. 


ALL REFERENCES CONSIDERED EXCEPT WHERE LINED THROUGH. /DVN/ 


Receipt date: 05/19/2005 


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SubstHute for form 1449/PTO 

INFORMATION DISCLOSURE 
STATEMENT BY APPLICANT 

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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 
I a oolleclion of infonnation unless a contains a valid 0MB control numbe r. 


Complete If Known 


First Named Inventor 


Exanriiner Name 


Attorney Docket Number |l05MC-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 
Figures Appear 

Number Kind Code= '""^ 



•^^4,611,945 

09-16-1986 

Diego 




us- A ooo oeq 
000,0057 

12-26-1989 

Leatherman 




us- 6,088,868 

07-18-2000 

Cerveny 




us- Q 256,829 

07-10-2001 

Hatch et al. 




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FOREIGN 

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Publication 
Date 
MM-DO-YYYY 

Name of Patentee or 
Applicant of Cited Document 

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

T^ 

Country Code' "Number* "Kind Code'tffeiewn) 



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. 




I Signature 
'ExAMINgfe! Initial re 


Considered 

d, whetlier or not otation is In confonmance with MPEP 609. Draw line thnjugh citation if not in conformance ai 

i. Include copy of this (brnn with next communication to applicant. 'Applicant's unique otation designation number (optional). 'See Kinds Codes of 
USPTO Patent Documents at www.uscto 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 file (and by the 
USPTO to process) an application. Confidentiality is governed by 35 U.S.C. 122 and 37 CFR 1.14. This cdlecUon is estimated to take 2 hours to complete, 
including gathering, preparing, and submitting the completed application fonn to the USPTO. Time win vary depending upon the individual case. Any comments 
on the amount of time you require to complete this fonn and/or suggestions for reducing this burden, should be sent to the Chief Infonnation 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. 

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


Receipt date: 05/19/2005 


10535594 -GAU: 3723 

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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 
re required to respond to a collecHon of infonnation unless a contains a valid 0MB control numbe r 


Substitute for form 1449/PTO 


INFORMATION DISCLOSURE 
STATEMENT BY APPLICANT 

(Use as many sheets as neeessan^ 


of I? 


Complete if Known 


First Named Inventor 


Examiner Name 


Attorney Docltet Number 


A. May 


U. S. PATENT DOCUMENTS 

Examiner 
initials- 

Cite 

(Document Number 

PublicaUon Date 
MM-DD-YYYY 

Name Of Patentee or 
Applicant of Cited Document 

Pages, Columns. Unes. Where 
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FOREIGN PATENT DOCli 

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Examiner 
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Cite 
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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'-Numlior'"Klnd Code' (» Known) 



GB 616,235 

01-18-1949 

Rayment et al. 






































'EXAMINER: Initial if reference considered, whether or not a'tation 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 Ivro-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 infonnation 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. Confidentidity is governed by 3S 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 Infonnation 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^TO-9199 (1-800-786-9199) and select option 2. 


Receipt date: 05/19/2005 


10535594 -GAU: 3723 

W:Q IS MAY m 


Substitute forform 1449/PTO 


INFORMATION DISCLOSURE 
STATEMENT BY APPLICANT 


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 
inless it contains a valid 0MB control number. 


■ .h, P««n>ortt ReducUon Ad of 1995 no n««cns are regujred to respond to a colledion ^^^^^"^ ^^l^T'"^ ^ 


First Named Inventor 


Examiner Name 


Attorney Docket Number 1 05MC-025 


A. May 


NON PATENT LITERATURE DOCUMENTS 


Examiner 
Initials* 

Cite 

Include name of the author (in CAPITAL LE 1 1 ERS), title of the article (when appropriate), title of 
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 OFFICE, International Search Report in respect of POT/ 
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 dlation is in conformance with MPEP 609. Draw line through citation if not in confonnance and nc 
considered. Include copy of this forni 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 olitain 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 individucd 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 Infonnation Officer, U.S. Patent and 
Trademark Office. P.O. Box 1450. Alexandria, VA 22313-1450. DO NOT SEND FEES OR COMPl^TED FORMS TO THIS ADDRESS. SEND TO: 
Commissioner for Patents. P.O. Box 1450, Aiexandria, VA 22313-1450. 


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