United States Patent and Trademark Office OG Notices: 21 May 2002

                       37 CFR 1.47 Notice by Publication

   Notice is hereby given of the filing of an application with a
petition under 37 CFR 1.47 requesting acceptance of the application
without the signature of the inventor. The petition has been granted. A
notice has been sent to the last known address of the non-signing
inventor. The inventor whose signature is missing (Michael A. Szatmary)
may join in the application by promptly filing an appropriate oath or
declaration complying with 37 CFR 1.63. The international application
number is PCT/US99/15582 and was filed on 09 July 1999 in the name of
Michael A. Szatmary for the invention entitled RAPID TRANSFER PORT. The
national stage application number is 09/743,390 and has a 35 U.S.C. 371
date of 18 March 2002.