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PETITION TO ACCEPT UNINTENTIONALLY DELAYED PAYMENT OF 
MAINTENANCE FEE IN AN EXPIRED PATENT (37 CFR 1.378(o)) 



Docket Number (Optional) 
901030-1003 



Mail to: Mail Stop Petition 

Commissioner for Patents 
P.O. Box 1450 
Alexandria, VA 22313-1450 
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Application Number 
Filing Date 



I0/29/97 



Patent No. „ 

Issue Date , 

CAUTION; Maintenance fee (and surcharge, if any) payment must correctly identify: (1) the patent 
number (or reissue patent number, if a reissue) and (2) the application number of the 
actual U.S. application (or reissue application) leading to issuance of that patent to 
ensure the fee(s) is/are associated with the correct patent. 37 CFR 1.366(c) a 



Also complete the following information, If applicable 



The above-identified patent: 

| | is a reissue of original Patent No. 

original application number 

original filing date „ 



MAR 1120)5 
OFFICE OF PETTTfOWS 

, original issue date 



| — I resulted from the entry into the U.S. under 35 U,S.C. 371 of international 
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CERTIFICATE OF MAILING (37 CFR 18(a)) 

I hereby certify thai this paper (along with any paper referred to as being attached or enclosed) is 
being deposited with the United States Postal Service on the date shown below with sufficient 
postage as firs! class mail in an envelope addressed to Mail Stop Petition, Commissioner for 
Patents, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313-1450. 



Date 



Signature 
Valeria Carey 



Typed or printed name of person signing Certificate 



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Tills collection of information is required by 37 CFR 1.376(c). The information la required to obtain .or retain a benfit by toe public which fs to file (and by the 
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including gathering, propping, and submitting the completed application form to me USPTO. Timg wilt vary depending upon the individual case. Any comments 
on the amount of time you require to complete this form and/or suggestions far reducing this burdon, ohould be sent to the Chief Information Officer, U.S. Patent 
and Trademark Office, U.S. Department of Commerce, P.O. Sox 14S0, Alexandria. VA 22313-1450. DO NOT SEND FE£S OR COMPLETED FORMS TO THIS 
ADDRESS. SEND TO: Mail Stop Potrtlon, Commissioner for Patents, P.O. Box* 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313-1450. 

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1. SMALL ENTITY 

IS Patentee claims, or has previously claimed, small entity status. See 37 CFR 1.27. 



2. LOSS OF ENTITLEMENT TO SMALL ENTITY STATUS 

I | Patentee is no longer entitled to small entity status. See 37 CFR 127(g). 

3. MAINTENANCE FEE (37 CFR 1,20(eMg)) 

The appropriate maintenance fee must be submitted with this petition, unless it was paid earlier. 



NOT Small Entity 

Amount Fee (Code) 


Small Entity 

Amount Fee (Code) 


1 1 $ 3 1/2 vr fee (1551) 
| — | $ 7 1/2 yr fee (1552) 
| — | S 11 1/2 yr fee (1553) 


m S 470 3 1/2 yr fee (255 1> 
I — | $ 7 1/2 yr fee (2552) 
I — | $ _ 11 1/2 yr fee (2553) 



MAINTENANCE FEE BEING SUBMITTED $ 470 



4, SURCHARGE 

The surcharge required by 37 CFR 1.20(i)(2) of $ 1640 (Fee Code 1558) must be paid as a condition 
of accepting unintentionally delayed payment of the maintenance fee, 

SURCHARGE BEING SUBMITTED S 1^0 



50-0856 



the sum of $ 2110 



A duplicate 



5. MANNER OF PAYMENT 

I I Enclosed is a check for the sum of $ _ 

ft7| Please charge Deposit Account No. 

copy of this authorization is attached, 

| | Payment by credit card. Form PTO-2038 is attached. 

6. AUTHORIZATION TO CHARGE ANY FEE DEFICIENCY 

rrx The Director is hereby authorized to charge any maintenance fee, surcharge or petition 

^ deficiency to Deposit Account No. A duplicate copy of this authorization is attached. 



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7. OVERPAYMENT 

As to any overpayment made please 

iXi Credit to Deposit Account No. 50-085* . 

OR — 

[ | Send refund check. 

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be included on this form. Provide credit card information and authorization on PTO-2038. 



3. STATEMENT 

The delay in payment of the maintenance fee to this patent was unintentional. 

9. PETITIONER(S) REQUEST THAT THE DELAYED PAYMENT OF THE MAINTENANCE FEE BE 
ACCEPTED AND THE PATENT REINSTATED. 

Signature^) of Petitioner(s) Date 



Michael A. O'Neii 23,007 

Typed or printed name(s) Registration Number, if applicable 

214-739-0QS8 

Telephone Number 

5949 Sherry Lnne, Suite 820 

Address 

Da11ns 3 TX 75225 

Address 

37 CFR 1.378(d) states: "Any petition under this section must be signed by an attorney or agent 
registered to practice before the Patent and Trademark Office, or by the patentee, the assignee, 
or other party in interest," 

ENCLOSURES: 

Maintenance Fee payment 

Surcharge under 37 CFR 1.20(i)(2) (fee for filing the maintenance fee petition) 

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