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UTILITY 
PATENT APPLICATION 
TRANSMITTAL 



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



Attorney Docket No. : 2004_0593 



First Named inventor : Masaaki TAMAI et al. 



Title: DISK ARRAY DEVICE 



Express Mail Label No: 



APPLICATION ELEMENTS 

See MPEP chapter 600 concerning utility patent application contents. 



ADDRESS TO: 



Commissioner for Patents 
P.O. Box 1450 
Alexandria, VA 22313-1450 



1 . [X] Fee Transmittal Form 

(Submit an original, and a duplicate for fee processing) 

2. Q Small Entity Status is hereby asserted. 



3. [X] Specification 

(preferred arrangement set forth below) 

- Descriptive title of the Invention 

- Cross References to Related Applications 

- Statement Regarding Fed sponsored R&D 

- Reference to Sequence Listing, a table, or a computer 
program listing appendix. 

- Background of the Invention 

- Brief Summary of the Invention 

- Brief Description of the Drawings (if filed) 

- Detailed Description 

- Claim(s) 

- Abstract of the Disclosure 



[Total Pages: 232] 



7. Q CD-ROM or CD-R in duplicate, large table or computer ■ 
program (Appendix) 

8. □ Nucleotide and/or Amino Acid Sequence Submission 

(if applicable, all necessary) 

a. [] Computer Readable Form 

b. Specification Sequence Listing on: 

i. [] CD-ROM or CD-R (2 copies); or 

ii. [] Paper 

c. [] The paper and computer readable copies are identical 




ACCOMPANYING APPLICATION PARTS 



4. [X] Drawing(s) (35 USC 113) 



5. [X] Oath or Declaration 

a.1. Q Newly executed (original or copy) 

a. 2. [] Unexecuted 

b. [X] Copy from a prior application^ cfr 1.63(d)) 

(for continuation/divisional with Box 18 completed) 



i. n DELETION OF INVENTOR(S) 

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

6. Q Application Data Sheet (see 37 CFR 1 .76) 



[Total Sheets: 
[Total Pages 



69] 

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9. [] Assignment Papers (cover sheet & document(s)) 

10. [] 37 CFR 3.73(b) Statement {when there is an assignee) 

[] Power of Attorney 

11. [] English Translation Document (if applicable) 

12. [X] Information Disclosure Statement (IDS)/PTO-1 449 

[] Copies of IDS Citations 

13. [X] Preliminary Amendment 

14. [X] Return Receipt Postcard (MPEP 503)(Should be specifically itemizec 

15. [] Certified Copy of Priority Document(s) 

(if foreign priority is claimed) 

16. D Request and Certification under 35 U.S.C. 122 (b)(2)(B)(i). 
Applicant must attach form PTO/SB/35 or its equivalent. 

17. [X] Other Teiffim^QffR^ 

1^ On^rtGt /-\Ny DEFICIENCY IM TWP 
FEES FOR THIS PAPER TO DEPOST 
ACCOUNT NO. 23-0975 



18. If a CONTINUING APPLICATION, check appropriate box, and supply the requisite information below, and in a preliminary amendment, or 
in an Application Data Sheet : 

[X] Continuation [] Divisional [] Continuation-in-part (CIP) of prior application No. 09/453,216 



Prior Application Information Examiner M. Maskulinski 



Group Art Unit 2184 



For CONTINUATION OR DIVISIONAL APPS only: The entire disclosure of the prior application, from which an oath or declaration is supplied under Box qp, 
is considered a part of the disclosure of the accompanying continuation or divisional application and is hereby incorporated by reference therein. The 
incorporation can only be relied upon when a portion has been inadvertently omitted from the submitted application parts. 



19. CORRESPONDENCE ADDRESS 



CUSTOMER NO. 

000513 




By: i 



WENDEROTH, LIND & PONACK, LL.P. 
2033 "K" Street, N.W., Suite 800 
Washington, D.C. 20006-1021 
Phone:(202) 721-8200 
Fax:(202) 721-8250 



April 15, 2004 




IN THE UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE 



f° In re application of 
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0 Masaaki TAMAI et al. 



Serial No. NEW 



Attn: APPLICATION BRANCH 



Filed April 15,2004 



Attorney Docket No. 2004_0593 



DISK ARRAY DEVICE 
(Rule 1.53(b) Continuation 



of Serial No. 09/453,216, 
Filed December 3, 1999) 



PATENT OFFICE FEE TRANSMITTAL FORM 



Commissioner for Patents 
P.O. Box 1450 

Alexandria, VA 22313-1450 




FEES FOn THIS PAPER I 
ACCOUNT NO. 23-0975 



Attached hereto is a check in the amount of $770.00 to cover Patent Office fees relating to filing 
the following attached papers: 



A duplicate copy of this paper is being submitted for use in the Accounting Division, Office of 
Finance. 

The Commissioner is authorized to charge any deficiency or to credit any overpayment 
associated with this communication to Deposit Account No. 23-0975, with the EXCEPTION of 
deficiencies in fees for multiple dependent claims in new applications. 



Rule 53(b) application 



$ 770.00 



Respectfully submitted, 




David M. Ovedovitp 
Registration No. 45,336 
Attorney for Applicants 



DMO/jmj 

WENDEROTH, LIND & PONACK, L.L.P. 
2033 K St., N.W., Suite 800 
Washington, D.C. 20006-1021 
Telephone (202) 721-8200 
April 15, 2004 




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