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Exyess Mail Label No. JER 60l lO^ U S 



_ UTILITY PATENT APPLICATION TRANSMITTAL 

(Small Entity) 

(Only for new nonprovisional applications under 37 CFR 1.53(b)) 



CO 



Docket No. 



Total Pages in this Submission 



I >^ TO THE COMMISSIONER FOR PATENfS 

i ^ Mail Stop Pat nt Application 

Q P.O. Box 1450 

Alexandria, VA 22313-1450 

Transmitted herewith for filing under 35 U.S.C. Ill (a) and 37 C.F.R. 1 .53(b) is a new utility patent application for an 
invention entitled: 



LIQUID DISPENSING DEVICE 




and invented by: 



John Hoffman, John A. Adams, Brian L. Ganz, David W. Jewell, John Andrew Moulds 



If a CONTINUATION APPLICATION, check appropriate box and supply the requisite information: 

□ bontinuatlon □ Divisional □ Continuation-in-part (CIP) of prior application No.: 
Which is a: 

□ Continuation □ Divisional □ Continuation-in-part (CIP) of prior application No.: 
Which is a: 

□ Continuation □ Divisional □ Continuation-in-part (CIP) of prior application No.: 
Enclosed are: 

Application Elements 

1 . IS Filing fee as calculated and transmitted as described below 

2. IS Specification having 23 pages and including the following: 



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b. 


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c. 


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d. 


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Background of the Invention 

Brief Summary of the Invention 

Brief Description of the Drawings (if filed) 



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P01USML/RBA)6 



UTILITY PATENT APPLICATION TRANSMITTAL 

(Small Entity) 

(Only for new nonprovisional applications under 37 CFR 1.53(b)) 



Docket No. 



Total Pages in this Submission 



Application Elements (C ntinu d) 

3. S Drawing(s) (when necessary as prescribed by 35 USC 1 13) 

a. a Formal Number of Sheets 21 

b. □ Informal Number of Sheets 



4. la Oath or Declaration 

a. □ Newly executed fong/A7a/ or copyj IS Unexecuted 

b. □ Copy from a prior application (37 CFR 1 .63(d)) (for continuation/divisional application only) 

c. g| With Power of Attorney □ Without Power of Attorney 

d. □ DELETION OF INVENTOR(S) 

Signed statement attached deleting inventor(s) named in the prior application, 
see 37 C.F.R. 1.63(d)(2) and 1.33(b). 

5. □ Incorporation By Reference (usable if Box 4b is checked) 

The entire disclosure of the prior application, from which a copy of the oath or declaration is supplied under 
Box 4b, is considered as being part of the disclosure of the accompanying application and is hereby 
incorporated by reference therein. 

6. □ CD ROM or CD-R in duplicate, large table or Computer Program (Appendix) 

' 7. □ Application Data Sheet (See 37 CFR 1.76) 

8. □ Nucleotide and/or Amino Acid Sequence Submission (if applicable, all must be included) 

a. □ Computer Readable Form (CFR) 

b. □ Specification Sequence Listing on: 

i. □ CD-ROM or CD-R (2 copies); or 

ii. □ Paper 

c. □ Statement(s) Verifying Identical Paper and Computer Readable Copy 

Accompanying Application Parts 

9. □ Assignment Papers (cover sheet & document(s)) 

10. □ 37 CFR 3.73(B) Statement (when there is an assignee) 

11. □ English Translation Document (if applicable) 

12. □ Information Disclosure Statement/PTO-1 449 □ Copies of IDS Citations 

1 3. □ Preliminary Amendment 

14. iS Retum Receipt Postcard (MPEP 503) (Should be specifically itemized) 

15. □ Certified Copy of Priority Document(s) (if foreign priority is claimed) 

16. (S Certificate of Mailing 

□ First Class B Express Mail fSpec/fy Latoe/ A/o./- ^^9^^03/0^ C/S 



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POIUSMlJREVOe 



UTILITY PATENT APPLICATION TRANSMITTAL 

(Small Entity) 

(Only for new nonprovisional applications under 37 CFR 1, 53(b)) 



Docket No. 



Total Pages in this Submission 



Accompanying Application Parts (Continu d) 

17. IS Applicant claims small entity status. See 37 CFR 1 .27. 

□ (Optional) Small Entity Statement(s) - Specify Number of Statements Submitted: 



1 8. g| Additional Enclosures (please identify below): 



Petition to Make Special 



Request That Application Not Be Published Pursuant To 35 U.S.C. 122(b)(2) 

•19. □ Pursuant to 35 U.S.C. 122(b)(2), Applicant hereby requests that this patent application not be 
published pursuant to 35 U.S.C. 122(b)(1). Applicant hereby certifies that the invention disclosed in 
this application has not and will not be the subject of an application filed in another country, or 
under a multilateral international agreement, that requires publication of applications 18 months 
after filing of the application. 



Warning 



An applicant who makes a request not to publish, but who subsequently files in a foreign 
country or under a multilateral international agreement specified in 35 U.S.C. 122(b)(2)(B)(i), 
must notify the Director of such filing not later than 45 days after the date of the filing of 
such foreign or international application. A failure of the applicant to provide such notice 
within the prescribed period shall result in the application being regarded as abandoned, 
unless it is shown to the satisfaction of the Director that the delay in submitting the notice 
was unintentional. 



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P01USML/RB/06 




UTILITY PATENT APPLICATION TRANSMITTAL 

(Small Entity) 

(Only for new nonprovisional applications under 37 CFR 1.53(b)) 



Docket No. 



Total Pages in this Submission 



Fee Calculation and Transmittal 



CLAIMS AS FILED 



. For 


#Fiied 


#Allowed #Extra 


Rate 


Fee 


Total Claims 


48 


-20 = 


28 


X $9.00 


$252.00 


Indep. Claims 


4 


- 3 = 


1 


X $43.00 


$43.00 


Multiple Dependent Claims (check if applicable) □ 


$0.00 










BASIC FEE 


$385.00 


OTHER FEE (specify purpose) 


Petition to Make Special fee 


$130.00 


TOTAL FILING FEE 


$810.00 



S A checic in the amount of $810.00 to cover the filing fee is enclosed. 
IS The Director is hereby authorized to charge and credit Deposit Account No. 200678 
as described below. 

□ Charge the amount of as filing fee. 
la Credit any overpayment. 

S Charge any additional filing fees required under 37 C. F. R. 1 . 1 6 and 1.17. 

□ Charge the issue fee set in 37 C.F.R. 1 .18 at the mailing of the Notice of Allowance, 
pursuant to 37 C.F.R. 1.311(b). 

Dated: 01/23/2004 



Regis. No. 43060 
Ross Patent LawOffice 
P.O. Box 2138 
Del Mar, CA 92014 
858-755-3122 

cc: FAX: 858-755-3122 




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AppI icant(s) : Hoffman 


Docket No. 


Serial No. 


Filing Date 


Examiner 




Group Art Unit 


Invention: LIQUID DISPENSING DEVICE 



hereby certify that the following correspondence: 



above-entitled patent application 



(Identify type of correspondence) 

Is being deposited with the United States Postal Service "Express Mail Post Office to Addressee" service under 37 
CFR 1.10 in an envelope addressed to: Commissioner for Patents, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313-1450 on 

(Date) 

John R, Ross, IH 



(Typed or Printed Name of Person Mailing Correspondence) 




(Sigtmture of Person Mailing Correspondence) 
(''Express Mail" Mailing Label Number) 



Note: Each paper must have its own certificate of mailing. 



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