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{ \< Docket Number: 023349-00283 

CONTINUING APPLICATION TRANSMITTAL UNDER RULE 1.53(b) q 

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Sir: 

Transmitted herewith for filing under 37 C.F.R. §1 .53(b) is a Divisional application of prior pending 
Application No. 09/897,984 , filed July 5, 2001 , 

For (Title): CHEMICAL MODIFICATION OF THE SURFACE OF NATURAL FIBERS 

By (Inventors): Mariastella SCANDOLA, Sergio SANDRI, Massimo BAIARDO, and 

Giovanna FRISONI 

1 . A Declaration and Power of Attorney is attached. The attached Declaration and Power of 
Attorney is: 

[>3 a. A copy of the Declaration and Power of Attorney from the parent application. (Used with 
the same or fewer inventors and (a) a copy of the prior application or (b) a revised, 
reformatted or edited version of the prior application that does not contain new matter.) 

□ b. A new Declaration and Power of Attorney. (Used with the same, fewer or additional 
inventors and (a) a copy of the prior application, (b) a revised, reformatted or edited 
version of the prior application that does not contain new matter, or (c) a new 
specification.) 

2. £3 The filing fee based on entry of the concurrently filed Preliminary Amendment is calculated 
below: 



CLAIMS IN THE APPLICATION AFTER ENTRY OF 

ANY PRELIMINARY AMENDMENT NOTED BELOW OTH ER T HAN A 

SMALL ENTITY SMALL ENTITY 



FOR: 


NO. FILED 


NO. EXTRA 




RATE 


FEE 


OR 


RATE 


FEE 


BASIC FEE 


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$385 


OR 




$770 


TOTAL CLAIMS 


5 -20 


= 0 




x9 = 


$ 18 


OR 


x 18 


$ 


INDEP CLAIMS 


5 -3 


= 2 




x43= 


$ 


OR 


x86 


$ 


□ MULTIPLE DEPENDENT CLAIMS PRESENTED 




+145 = 


$ 


OR 


+290 


$ 


* If the difference is less than zero, enter "0". 


TOTAL 


$403 


OR 


TOTAL 


$ 



3. IS A Check in the amount of $403 to cover the filing fee is attached. 

4. S The Commissioner is hereby authorized to charge any other fees that may be required to 

complete this filing, or to credit any overpayment, to Deposit Account No. 01-2300. 

5. Kl Cancel claims 1-11. 13. 16 and 18 of the application before calculating the filing fee. At 

least one independent claim is retained for filing purposes. 

6. £3 Amend the specification by inserting before the first line the sentence: 

-This is a Divisional of Application No. 09/897.984 filed July 5. 2001 . The disclosure of the 
prior application(s) is hereby incorporated by reference herein in its entirety.- 

7. £3 Formal drawings (Figs. 1A-2B ) are attached. 

8. |3 Priority of foreign application No. 00830474.3 filed July 5. 2000 in European Patent Office is 

claimed under 35 U.S.C. §119 and/or §365(b). 

9. [El The certified copy was filed in prior Application No. 09/897,984 on July 5, 2001 . 



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<( Rule 1 .53{b) Continuing Application 

of U S. Application No. 09/897,984 
Filed July 5, 2001 



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The prior application is assigned of record to Universita] Onq li Stndi Pi Bologna recorded at 
Reel 011968 , Frame 0505 on July 5, 2001. 

An information Disclosure Statement is attached along with Form PTO-1449. 
Preliminary Amendment 
Small entity status: 

H A small entity statement was filed in the parent application and such status is still proper 
and desired. 

[g] The Power of Attorney in the application is to: 



Anderson, Lynne D., Reg. No. 46,412 
Barton, Rhonda U Reg. No. 47,271 
Berman, Richard J., Reg. No. 39,107 
Carlan, Janine, Reg. No. 42,387 
Carpenter, Robert K., Reg. No. 34,794 
Chesser, Wilburn, Reg. No. 41,668 
Crosby, Hans J., Reg. No. 44,634 
Hill, Rustan J., Reg. No. 37,351 
Ho, Raymond J., Reg. No. 41,838 
Hsu, John, Reg. No. 45,563 



Huang, Sam, Reg. No. 48,430 
Jenkins, Marylee, Reg. No. 37,645 
Loughlin, Leo, Reg. No. 42,811 
Marmelstein, Charles M., Reg. No. 25,895 
Murphy, Christopher, Reg. No. 39,786 
Oram, George, E., Jr., Reg. No. 27,931 
Ozgu, Murat, Reg. No. 44,275 
Stahnke, Sarah, Reg. No. 54,854 
Sundararajan, Bala, Reg. No. 50,900 
Wong, King, Reg. No. 37,500 



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