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Applicant(s) 


• 

Notice of Allowability 




MAGHRIBI ET AL 


Examiner 


Art Unit 






Tammie Heller 


3766 





The MAILING DATE of this communication appears on the cover sheet with the correspondence address^' 
All claims being allowable, PROSECUTION ON THE MERITS IS (OR REMAINS) CLOSED in this application. If not included 
herewith (or previously mailed), a Notice of Allowance (PTOL-85) or other appropriate communication will be mailed in due course. THIS 
NOTICE OF ALLOWABILITY IS NOT A GRANT OF PATENT RIGHTS. This application is subject to withdrawal from issue at the initiative 
of the Office or upon petition by the applicant. See 37 CFR 1 .31 3 and MPEP 1 308. 

1 . [3 This communication Is responsive to the amendment filed on July 3. 2007 , 

2. 13 The allowed claim(s) is/are 1-51. 10.11. 18.20-24.26.29,30.35.37.50 and 58 . 

3. □ Acknowledgment is made of a claim for foreign priority under 35 U.S.C. § 1 19(a)-(d) or (0. 

a) □ All b) □ Some* c) □ None of the: 

1. □ Certified copies of the priority documents have been received. 

2. □ Certified copies of the priority documents have been received in Application No. . 

3. □ Copies of the certified copies of the priority documents have been received in this national stage application from the 

International Bureau (PCT Rule 17.2(a)). 
* Certified copies not received: . 

Applicant has THREE MONTHS FROM THE "MAILING DATE" of this communication to file a reply complying with the requirements 
noted below. Failure to timely comply will result in ABANDONMENT of this application. 
THIS THREE-MONTH PERIOD IS NOT EXTENDABLE. 

4. □ A SUBSTITUTE OATH OR DECLARATION must be submitted. Note the attached EXAMINER'S AMENDMENT or NOTICE OF 

INFORMAL PATENT APPLICATION (PTO-152) which gives reason(s) why the oath or declaration is deficient. 

5. □ CORRECTED DRAWINGS ( as "replacement sheets") must be submitted. 

(a) □ including changes required by the Notice of Draftsperson's Patent Drawing Review ( PTO-948) attached 

1) □ hereto or 2) □ to Paper No./Mail Date . 

(b) □ Including changes required by the attached Examiner's Amendment / Comment or in the Office action of 

Paper No./Mail Date . 

Identifying Indicia such as the application number (see 37 CFR 1.84(c)) should be written on the drawings in the front (not the bacl() of 
each sheet. Replacement sheet(8) should be labeled as such In the header according to 37 CFR 1.121(d). 

6. □ DEPOSIT OF and/or INFORMATION about the deposit of BIOLOGICAL MATERIAL must be submitted. Note the 

attached Examiner's comment regarding REQUIREMENT FOR THE DEPOSIT OF BIOLOGICAL MATERIAL. 



Attachment(s) 

1. □ Notice of References Cited (PTO-892) 

2. □ Notice of Draftperson's Patent Drawing Review (PTO-948) 

3. □ Information Disclosure Statements (PTO/SB/08), 

Paper No./Mail Date 

4. □ Examiner's Comment Regarding Requirement for Deposit 

of Biological Material 



5. □ Notice of Informal Patent Application 

6. □ Interview Summary (PTO-413), 

Paper No./Mail Date . 

7. S Examiner's Amendment/Comment 

8. □ Examiner's Statement of Reasons for Allowance 

9. □ Other . 



U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 
PTOL-37 (Rev. 08-06) 



Notice of Allowability 



Part of Paper No./Mail Date 20070927 



Application/Control Number: 10/825,787 Page 2 

Art Unit: 3766 

DETAILED ACTION 

1. Claims 1, 5, 10, 11, 18, 20, 24, 29, 30, 35, 37, and 50 are allowable. The 
restriction requirement among the species, as set forth in the Office action mailed on 
April 1 1 , 2006, has been reconsidered in view of the allowability of claims to the elected 
invention pursuant to MPEP § 821.04(a). The restriction requirement is hereby 
withdrawn as to any claim that requires all the limitations of an allowable claim. 
Claims 2-4, 6-9, 12-17, 19, 21-23, 25-28, 31-34, 36, and 38-49, directed to the subject 
matter of the claimed species being rejoined are no longer withdrawn from 
consideration because the claim(s) require all the limitations of an allowable claim. 

In view of the above noted withdrawal of the restriction requirement, applicant is 
advised that if any claim presented in a continuation or divisional application is 
anticipated by, or includes all the limitations of, a claim that is allowable in the present 
application, such claim may be subject to provisional statutory and/or nonstatutory 
double patenting rejections over the claims of the instant application. 

Once a restriction requirement is withdrawn, the provisions of 35 U.S.C. 121 are 
no longer applicable. See In re Ziegler, 443 F.2d 1211, 1215, 170 USPQ 129. 131-32 
(CCPA 1971). See also MPEP § 804.01. 

EXAMINER'S AMENDMENT 

2. An examiner's amendment to the record appears below. Should the changes 
and/or additions be unacceptable to applicant, an amendment may be filed as provided 



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Art Unit: 3766 

by 37 CFR 1.312. To ensure consideration of such an amendment, it MUST be 
submitted no later than the payment of the issue fee. 

Authorization for this examiner's amendment was given in a telephone interview 
with Attorney Eddie E. Scott on September 27, 2007. 

The application has been amended as follows: 

Please cancel claims 6, 8, 9, 12-17, 19, 25, 27. 28, 31-34, 36, 38-47, and 51. 

In claim 2, line 1. immediately after "...stretchable electronic", "apparatus" was 
deleted, and -circuit- was inserted. 

In claim 2, line 2, immediately after "...wherein said", "at least one" was deleted. 

In claim 3, line 1, immediately after "...stretchable electronic", "apparatus" was 
deleted, and -circuit- was inserted. 

In claim 3, line 2, immediately after "...wherein said", "at least one" was deleted. 

In claim 4, line 1, immediately after "...stretchable electronic", "apparatus" was 
deleted, and -circuit- was inserted. 

In claim 4, line 2, immediately after "...wherein said", "at least one" was deleted. 

In claim 5, line 2, immediately after "...wherein said", "at least one" was deleted. 

In claim 7, line 1, immediately after "...stretchable electronic", "apparatus" was 
deleted, and -circuit^- was inserted. 

In claim 7, line 2, immediately after "...wherein said", "at least one" was deleted. 

In claim 20, line 18, immediately after "...microchannel and said", "an" was 
deleted. 

Please amend claim 48 to read as follows: 



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Claim 48 (currently amended): The method of claim 35 wherein said steps of 
providing at least one microchannel in said solid stretchable polymer body and filling 
said at least one microchannel with an electrical conductive media comprises using a 
stamp to place a conductive ink in a desired pattern on said stretchable polymer body. 

Please amend claim 49 to read as follows: 

Claim 49 (currently amended): The method of claim 35 wherein said steps of . 
providing at least one microchannel in said solid stretchable polymer body and filling 
said at least one microchannel with an electrical conductive media comprises using 
photolithography. 

Allowable Subject Matter 

3. Claims 1-5.7,10,11,18, 20-24, 26, 29, 30, 35. 37, and 48-50 are allowed. 

Any inquiry concerning this communication or earlier communications from the 
examiner should be directed to Tammie Heller whose telephone number is 571-272- 
1986. The examiner can normally be reached on Monday through Friday from 7am until 
3:30 pm. 

If attempts to reach the examiner by telephone are unsuccessful, the examiner's 
supervisor, Angela Sykes can be reached on 571-272-4955. The fax phone number for 
the organization where this application or proceeding is assigned is 571-273-8300. 



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Tammie K Heller 
Patent Examiner 
Art Unit 3766 



CARLLAYNO 
PRIMARY EXAMINER