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Effective October 1997 



DECLARATION AND POWER OF ATTORNEY FOR U.S. PATENT APPLICATION 



\ <X) Original ( ) Supplemental ( ) Substitute ( ) PCT ( ) Design 

As a below named inventor, I hereby declare that: my residence, post office address and citizenship are as stated below next 
to my name; that I verily believe that I am the original, first and sole inventor (if only one name is listed below) or an original first and 
joint inventor (if plural inventors are named below) of the subject matter which is claimed and for which a patent is sought on the'invention 
entitled: 

Title: DISK ARRAY DEVICE 



of which is described and claimed in: 
(X ) the attached specification, or 

( ) the specification in the application Serial No. filed . 

and with amendments through (if applicable), or 

( ) the specification in International Application No. PCT/ , filed , an d as amended 

on : (if applicable) . 

I hereby state that I have reviewed and understand the content of the above-identified specification, including the claims as amended 
by any amendment(s) referred to above. 

I acknowledge my duty to disclose to the Patent and Trademark Office all information known to me to be material to patentability as 
defined in Title 37, Code of Federal Regulations, §1.56. 

I hereby claim priority benefits under Title 35, United States Code, §119 (and §172 if this application is for a Design) of any application(s) 
for patent or inventor's certificate listed below and have also identified below any application for patent or inventor's certificate having 
a filing date before that of the application on which priority is claimed: 



COUNTRY 


APPLICATION NO. 


DATE OF FILING 


PRIORITY 
CLAIMED 


Japan 


345294/1998 


December 4, 1998 


Yes 


Japan 


42340/1999 


February 19, 1999 


Yes 


Japan 


211320/1999 


July 26, 1999 


Yes 



























I hereby claim the benefit under Title 35, United States Code, §120 of any United States appkcation(s) listed below and, insofar as the 
. subject matter of each of the claims of this application is not dislcosed in the prior United States application in the manner provided by 
the first paragraph of Title 35, United States Code, §112, 1 acknowledge the duty to disclose information material to patentability as defin- 
ed in Tide 37, Code of Federal Regulations, §1.56 which occurred between the filing date of the prior application and the national or 
PCT international filing date of this application. 



APPLICATION SERIAL NO. 


U.S. FILING DATE 


STATUS: PATENTED, PENDING, 
ABANDONED 





















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And I hereby appoint John T. Miller, Reg. No. 21,120; Michael R. Davis, Reg. No. 25,134; Matthew M. Jacob, Reg. No. 25,154; 
Jeffrey Nolton, Reg. No. 25,408; Warren M. Cheek, Jr., Reg. No. 33,367; Nils E. Pedersen, Reg. No. 33,145 and Charles R. Watts, 
Reg. No. 33,142, who together constitute the firm of WEND E ROTH, LIND & PONACK, L.L.P., attorneys to prosecute this application 
and to. transact all business in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office connected therewith. 

I hereby authorize the U.S. attorneys named herein to accept and follow instructions from 09 asawara Patent Office 
as to any action to be taken in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 



regarding this application without direct communication between the U.S. attorneys and myself. In the event of a change in the persons 
from whom instructions may be taken, the U.S. attorneys named herein will be so notified by me. 



Send Correspondence to 

WENDEROTH, LIND & PONACK, L.L.P. 
2033 K Street, N.W., Suite 800 
Washington, DC 20006 



Direct Telephone Calls to: 

WENDEROTH, LIND & PONACK, L.L.P. 
Area Code (202) 721-8200 

Direct Facsimile Messages to: 
Area Code (202) 721-8250 



Full Name of 
First Inventor 


FAMILY NAME 

TAMAI 




FIRST GIVEN NAME 

Masaaki 


SECOND GIVEN NAME 


Residence & 
Citizenship 


CITY , 

Sakurai 




STATE OR COUNTRY 

japan 


COUNTRY OF CITIZENSHIP 

japan 


Post Office 
Address 


ADDRESS 

430 Miwa, Sakurai- 


-shi 


CITY 

, Nara-ken, Japan 


STATE OR COUNTRY ZIP CODE 

633-0001 


Full Name of 
Second Inventor 


FAMILY NAME 

KOKADO 




FIRST GIVEN NAME 

Takeshi 


SECOND GIVEN NAME 


Residence & 
Citizenship 


CITY 

Katano 




STATE OR COUNTRY 

Japan 


COUNTRY OF CITIZENSHIP i 

Japan 


Post Office 
Address 


ADDRESS 

6-1-103, Myokenzaka, 


CITY 

Katano- shi, Osaka-fu, 


STATE OR COUNTRY ZIP CODE 

Japan 576-0021 


Full Name of 
Third Inventor 


FAMILY NAME 

ITO 




FIRST GIVEN NAME 

Yukiko 


SECOND GIVEN NAME 


Residence & 
Citizenship 


CITY 

Moriguchi 




STATE OR COUNTRY 

Japan 


COUNTRY OF CITIZENSHIP 

Japan 


Post Office 
Address 


ADDRESS 

2-320, 6ban-nishi 


CITY STATE OR COUNTRY ZIP CODE 

, Sotojima-cho, Moriguchi-shi, Osaka-fu, Japan 570- 

0096 


Full Name of 
Fourth Inventor 


FAMILY NAME 
YOKOTA 




FIRST GIVEN NAME 

Hiroshi 


SECOND GIVEN NAME 


Residence & 
Citizenship 


CITY 

Suita 




STATE OR COUNTRY 

Japan 


COUNTRY OF CITIZENSHIP 

Japan 


Post Office 
Address 


ADDRESS CITY STATE OR COUNTRY ZIP CODE 

10-72-507, Higashiotabi-cho,, Suita-shi, Osaka-fu, Japan 564- 



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Full Name of 
Fifth Inventor 


FAMILY NAME 


FDCST GIVEN NAME 


SECOND GIVEN NAM K 


Residence & 
Citizenship 


CITY 


STATE OR COUNTRY 


COUNTRY OF CITIZENSHIP 


Post Office 
Address • 


ADDRESS 


CITY 


STATE OR COUNTRY ZIP CODE 


Full Name of 
Sixth Inventor 


FAMILY NAME 


FIRST GIVEN NAME 


SECOND GIVEN NAME 


Residence & 
Citizenship 


CITY 


STATE OR COUNTRY 


COUNTRY OF CITIZENSHIP 


Post Office 
Address 


ADDRESS 


CITY 


STATE OR COUNTRY ZIP CODE 


Full Name of 
Seventh Inventor 


FAMILY NAME 


FIRST GIVEN NAME 


SECOND GIVEN NAME 


Residence & 
Citizenship 


CITY 


STATE OR COUNTRY 


COUNTRY OF CITIZENSHIP 


Post Office 
Address 


ADDRESS 


CITY 


STATE OR COUNTRY ZD? CODE 



I further declare that all statements made herein of my own knowledge are true, and that all statements on information and belief are 
believed to be true; and further that these statements were made with the knowledge that willful false statements and the like so made are 
punishable by fine or imprisonment, or both, under Section 1001 of Title 18 of the United States Code, and that such willful false 
statements may jeopardize the 'validity of the application or any patent issuing thereon. 



1st Inventor . 
2nd Inventor . 



Masaaki TAMAI 



Date 



Takeshi KQKA] 

3rd Inventor 'Uxiu^o $£0 

/ Ynkiko TTCi 



)KADO 



Date 



November 25, 1999 
November 25 , 1999 



4th Inventor 
5th Inventor 
6th Inventor 
7th Inventor 



Yukiko ITO 



Hiroshi Y< 



Date November 25, 1999 
Date November 25 1 1999 

Date , 

Date 

Date 



The above application may be more particularly identified as follows: 
U.S. Application Serial No. Filing Date 



Applicant Reference Number ^-0474 



. Atty Docket No. 



Title of Invention DISK ARRAY DEVICE 



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