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UTILITY 
PATENT APPLICATION 
TRANSMITTAL 

^(pnly for new nonprovisional applications under 37 CFR 1.53(b)) 


Attorney Docket No. 


First Inventor 


476-1981 


Paul Kirkby 


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Title 


Traffic Flow IManagement in a Communications Network 


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Express Mail Label No. 


EL 700 384 429 US 


APPLICATION ELEMENTS 

See MPEP chapter 600 concerning utility patent application contents. 


ADDRESS TO: 


Assistant Commissioner for Patents 
Box Patent Application 
Washington, D.C. 20231 


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-a 

3.[Z] 


Fee Transmittal Form (e.g., PTO/SB/17) 
(Submit an original, and a duplicate for fee processing) 

Applicant claims small entity status. 
See 37 CFR 1.27. 


Specification [Total Pages 

(preferred arrangennent set forth below) 

- Descriptive title of the invention 

- Cross Reference to Related Applications 

- Statement Regarding Fed sponsored R&D 

- Reference to sequence listing, a table, 
or a computer program listing appendix 

- Background of the Invention 

- Brief Summary of the Invention 

- Brief Description of the Drawings (if filed) 

- Detailed Description 

- Claim(s) 

- Abstract of the Disclosure 


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7. I I CD-ROM or CD-R in duplicate, large table or 
' ' Computer Program (Appendix) 

8. Nucleotide and/or Amino Acid Sequence Submission 
(if applicable, all necessary) 

a. I I Computer Readable Form (CRF) 

b. Specification Sequence Listing on: 

i. □ CD-ROM or CD-R (2 copies); or 

ii. Q paper 

c. I I Statements verifying identity of above copies 


Drawing(s) (35 U.S.C. 113) [Total Sheets 


Oath or Decia ration [Total Pages 

a. I I Newly executed (original or copy) 


□ 


□ 


Copy from a prior application (37 CFR 1 .63(d)) 
(for continuation/divisional with Box 18 completed) 

DELETION OF INVENTORfS) 

Signed statement attached deleting inventor(s) 
named in the prior application, see 37 CFR 
1.63(d)(2) and 1.33(b). 

Application Data Sheet. See 37 CFR 1.76 


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ACCOMPANYING APPLICATION PARTS 

9** ^^ ^ssignment Papers (cover sheet & document(s)) 

I I 37 CFR 3.73(b) Statement I I d„,„^, ah„,„^„ 
° l \ (when there is an assignee) I | Power of Attorney 

1. I [ English Translation Document ^/fapp//caWe) 

« I I Information Disclosure 
LJ statement (IDS)/PTO-1 449 

I I Preliminary Amendment 

Return Receipt Postcard (MPEP 503) 
(Should be specifically itemized) 
Certified Copy of Priority Document(s) 
(if foreign priority is claimed) 
Request and Certification under 35 U.S.C. 122 
(b)(2)(B)(i). Applicant must attach form PTO/SB/35 
or its equivalent. 


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□ 


□ Copies of IDS 
Citations 


□ 


Other: 


18. If a CONTINUING APPLICATION, check appropriate box. and supply the requisite information below and in a preliminary amendment, 
or in an Application Data Sheet under 37 CFR 1. 76: 

[^Continuation [^Divisional [^ Continuation-in-part (CIP) of prior application No.: / 


Prior application in formation: Examin er _ 


Group /Art Unit . 


For CONTINUATION OR DIVISIONAL APPS only: The entire disclosure of the prior application, from which an oath or declaration is supplied 
under Box 5b, is considered a part of the disclosure of the accompanying continuation or divisional application and is hereby incorporated by 
reference. The incorporation can only be relied upon when a portion has been inadvertently omitted from the submitted application parts. 


19. CORRESPONDENCE ADDRESS 


I I Customer Number or Bar Code Label i 


I or IXI Correspondence address below 


(JnsertJ^ustomer_No._or Attach baj code ldbel_here)_ i 


Name 


William M. Lee, Jr. 


LEE, MANN, SMITH, MCWILLIAMS, SWEENEY & OHLSON 


Address 


P.O. Box 2786 


City 


Chicago 


State 


Illinois 


Zip Code 


60690-2786 


Country 


U.S.A. 


Telephone (3 1 2 )368- 1 300 


Fax 


(312)368-0034 


Name (Print/Type) 


Signature 


Jeffrey R. Gray 



[ Registration No. (Attorney/Agent) 


1 


Date 


33, 391 


December 28, 2000 


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Burden Hour Statement: This^fc/Vi^estimated to take 0^ hours to complete. Time will van/ depending upon the needs of the individual case. Any 
comments on the amount of time you 3re required to complete this form should be sent to the Chief Information Officer. U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 
Washington. DC 20231. DO NOT SEND FEES OR COMPLETED FORMS TO THIS ADDRESS. SEND TO; Assistant Commissioner for Patents. Box 
Patent Application. Washington, DC 20231. 


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TRANSMITTAL 
for FY 2001 

Patent fees are subject to annual revision. 


Complete if Known 


Application Number 


Filing Date 


First Manned Inventor 


Examiner Name 


Paul Kirkby 


TOTAL AMOUNT OF PAYMENT 


$790.00 


Group Art Unit 


Attorney Docket No. 


476-1981 


METHOD OF PAYMENT 


FEE CALCULATION (continued) 


^ g| The Commissioner is hereby authorized to charge 


Deposit 
Account 
Number 

Deposit 
Account 
Name 


indicated fees and credit any overpayments to: 


12-0913 


3. ADDITIONAL FEES 

Large Entity Small Entity 


Lee, Mann, Smith, McWilliams,... 


r^l Charge Any Additional Fee Required 
^ Under 37 CFR §§ 1.16 and 1.17 

□ Applicant claims small entity status. 
See 37 CFR § 1.27 


2. Payment Enclosed: 

^ Check □ Credit card Q ^f^^^ Q Other 


FEE CALCULATION 


1. BASIC FILING FEE 

Large Entity Small Entity 

Fee Fee Fee Fee Fee Description 

Code ($) Code ($) 

101 710 201 355 

106 320 206 160 

107 490 207 245 

108 710 208 355 
114 150 214 75 


Fee Paid 


Utility filing fee 
Design filing fee 
Plant filing fee 
Reissue filing fee 
Provisional filing fee 
SUBTOTAL (1) 


710.00 


$710.00 


2. EXTRA CLAIM FEES 

Extra Claims 


Fee from 
below 


Fee Paid 


80.00 1 


Total Claims | 20 ! -20** = ! 0 I X I 18.00 j = ( 0.00 I 
gl^ependent | Tl - 3** = I 1 I X I 80.001 
Multiple Dependent 

Large Entity Small Entity 
Fee Fee Fee Fee 
Code ($) Code ($) 

103 18 
102 80 

104 270 
109 80 


Fee Description 


110 18 


203 

9 

Claims in excess of 20 

202 

40 

Independent claims in excess of 3 

204 

135 

Multiple dependent claim, if not paid 

209 

40 

** Reissue independent claims 
over original patent 

210 

9 

** Reissue claims in excess of 20 


and over original patent 
SUBTOTAL (2) 


Fee 
Code 
105 

Fee 
($) 

130 

Fee 
Code 

205 

Fee 
($) 

65 

127 

50 

227 

25 

139 

130 

139 

130 

147 

2.520 

147 

2.520 

112 

920* 

112 

920* 

113 1,840* 

113 1,840* 

115 

110 

215 

55 

116 

390 

216 

195 

117 

890 

217 

445 

118 

1,390 

218 

695 

128 

1,890 

228 

945 

119 

310 

219 

156 

120 

310 

220 

155 

121 

270 

221 

135 

138 

1.510 

138 

1,510 

140 

110 

240 

55 

141 

1.240 

241 

620 

142 

1,240 

242 

620 

143 

440 

243 

220 

144 

600 

244 

300 

122 

130 

122 

130 

123 

50 

123 

50 

126 

180 

126 

180 

581 

40 

581 

40 

146 

710 

246 

355 

149 

710 

249 

355 

179 

710 

279 

355 

169 

900 

169 

900 

Other fee (specify) 



Fee Description 


Fee Paid 


sheet 


Requesting publication of SIR prior to Examiner 
action 

Requesting publication of SIR after Examiner 
action 


138 1 ,510 Petition to institute a public use proceeding 
[ion to revive - unavoidable 
lion to revive - unintentional 


Statement 

Recording each patent assign 
(times number of properties) 
Filing a submission after final 
(37 CFR § 1.129(a)) 

For each additional invention 
(37 CFR § 1.129(b)) 

Request for Continued Exami 

Request for expedited examir 
of a design application 


$80.00 


*or number previously paid, if greater; For Reissues, see above 


*Reduced by Basic Filing Fee Paid 


SUBTOTAL (3) 


I Name (Prim 
\signature 


Comglet^tfaggffcaWeJ 


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Name (Print/Type) 


Jeffrey R. Gray 



I Registration No. 
(Attorney/Agent) 


33, 391 


Telephone 


(312)368-1300 


Date 


December 28, 2000 


WARNINtB:^nforniation on this form may become public. Credit card information should 
not be Included on this form. Provide credit card information and authorization on 

Burden Hour Statement: This form is estimated to take 0.2 hours to complete. Time will vary depending upon the needs of the individual case Any comments on 
the amount of time you are required to complete this form should be sent to the Chief Information Officer, Patent and Trademark Office Washington DC 20231. 
DO NOT SEND FEES OR COMPLETED FORMS TO THIS ADDRESS. SEND TO: Assistant Commissioner for Patents. Washington. DC 20231 ' 


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CASE NO. 


476-1981 


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Paul Kirkby 

Serial No. Not yet assigned 
Filed: 

Title: Traffic Flow Management in a 
Communications Network 

1 . Utility Patent Application Transmittal 

2. Fee Transmittal (in duplicate) 

3. 15 pages of specifications 

4. 4 sheets of drawings 

5. Check No. ^^//Tfor $ 790.00 

6. Certificate of Express Mail 

7. Return Postcard 


"Express Mail" mailing label number 

EL 700 384 429 US 

Date of deposit: December 28, 2000 

I hereby certify that this paper or fee is being deposited with the United 
States Postal Service "Express Mail Post Office to Addressee" service 
under 37 CFR 1 . 10 on the date indicated above and is addressed to the 
Commissioner of Patents and Trademarks, Washington, D.C. 20231. 

Jorge Galvan ^ 


DUE DATE (If Any): - N/A 


DATE SENT: 


December 28, 2000 


(Typed or printe^name of person mailing papeM$riee)