What is the current status of the patent application number US 13/346,940?

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This patent received a final rejection on January 24, 2014 and was listed as abandoned on August 6, 2014.

The examiner cited:

Claim 1 is rejected under 35 U.S.C. 103(a) as being unpatentable over Marley US Pat. No. 2,586,547 in view of Cosmopulos US Pat. No. 4,157,828.


Claim 1 is rejected under 35 U.S.C. 112(a) or 35 U.S.C. 112 (pre-AIA), first paragraph, as failing to comply with the written description requirement.

This is a good example of what can happen when a patent application is filed pro se without a proper understanding of the patent code.

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