SAWADA et al. V. JIN et al. - Page 11

          Interference No. 103,141                                                    

          Sawada was senior party by one day.  The original count in                  
          interference reads as follows:                                              
          Count 1                                                                     
                    Method of producing an elongate superconductive                   
          body, characterized in that the method comprises                            
                    (a)  forming an intermediate body comprising a                    
          normal metal cladding surrounding a quantity of oxide powder                
          and in contact therewith;                                                   
                    (b)  forming an elongate body from the intermediate               
          body by means of one or more cross-section-reducing                         

                    (c)  forming at least one orifice through said metal              
          cladding; and                                                               
                    (d)  heat treating the elongate body such that sub-               
          stantial sintering of the oxide powder occurs, with the oxide               
          powder being in contact with an oxygen containing atmosphere                
          by passing oxygen through said at least one orifice; with the               
          oxygen concentration in the atmosphere such that the thus                   
          produced body manifests superconductivity, with T  of 41 K or               
          above, wherein at least the portion of the cladding that is in              
          contact with the oxide powder consists essentially of normal                
          metal that is substantially insert with respect to oxygen and               
          with respect    to the oxide powder under the treating                      
                    The order declaring the interference established                  
          time periods for filing preliminary statements and preliminary              
          motions.  Sawada did not file a preliminary statement.  The                 


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