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UTILITY 
PATENT APPLICATION 
TRANSMITTAL 


isional applications ur 


Attorney Docket No. 


First Inventor 


Traffic Flow Management in a Communications Network 


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Express Mail Label No. 


EL 700 384 429 US 


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APPLICATION ELEMENTS 

See MPEP chapter 600 concerning utility patent application contents 


ADDRESS TO: 


[Total Pages I J5 1; 
forth below) I 1 


3. [y/ I Specification 

(preferred arrangement 

- 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 

4. [s/ I Drawing(s) fSS U.S.C. r-/3J [Total Sheets \ 4 | J 

5. Oath or Decl aration [Total Pages \ \ ] 

a I [ Newly executed (original or copy) 

I 1 Copy from a prior application (37 CFR 1 , 63(d)) 

^ I I (for continuation/divisional with Box 18 completed) 

DELETION OF INVENTOR(S) 


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


I [ Computer Readable Form (CRF) 
Specification Sequence Listing on: 

i. □ CD-ROM or CD-R (2 copies); or 

li. □ paper 
I I Statements verifying identity of above copies 


□ 


Signed statement at 


1 63(d)(2) and 1 33(b). 
[ I Application Data Sheet. See 37 CFR 1 76 


ACCOMPANYING APPLICATION PARTS 


Assignment Papers (cover sheet & document(s)) 
37 CFR 3.73(b) Statement 


□ 


(when there is an assignee) 
English Translation Document (if applicable) 
information Disclosure | | Copies of IDS 


:o.n 

- I I information Disclosure I 1 

L_J statement (IDS)/PTO-1449 I I Citations 

3. [ I Preliminary Amendment 
. rri Return Receipt Postcard (MPEP 503) 
■ I ^ I (Should be specifically itemized) 
Certified Copy of Priority C 

(if foreign priority is claimed) 


. I I Other 


Power of Attorney 


If a CONTINUING APPLICATION, check appropn. 
an Application Data Sheet under 37 CFR 1.76 
Q Continuation [^Divisional Continuation-in-part (CIP) of prior application 

Prior application information Examiner _ 


and supply the requisite information below and in a preliminary amendment 


For CONTINUATION OR DIVISIONAL APRS 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 


dH Customer Number or Bar Code Label i 


I (Jnsert Customer No or Attach bar code label here) 


I Correspondence at. 


William iM. Lee, Jr. 


LEE, MANN, SMITH, MCWILLIAMS, SWEENEY & OHLSON 


Zip Code 60690-2786 


Telephone (312)368-1300 


Fax I (312)368-0034 


Nanne (Pnnt/Type) Jeffrey R. Gray 


[ Registration No. (Attomey/Agent) j 3 " 


Date ' December 28, 2000 


3 


Burden Hour Statement Th\sMcfff i^estimated to take D^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, 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 


Und er the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, no persons are required to r espond to 

'fee transmittal 

for FY 2001 


Patent fees are subject to 


TOTAL AMOUNT OF PAYMENT 


Complete if Known 


Application Number 


First Named Inventor 


Examiner Name 


Attorney Docket No 


METHOD OF PAYMENT 


FEE CALCULATION (continued) 


Deposit I 
Account 

Number | 

Acc'ount j 


3. ADDITIONAL FEES 

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

130 205 65 Surcharge 


Lee, Mann, Smith, McWilliams,.. 


I See 37 CFR § 1 27 


2. ^ Payment Enclosed. 

^ Check □ Credit card □ o°de7 □other 


FEE CALCULATION 


1. BASIC FILING FEE 

Large Entity Small Entity 

Fee Fee Fee Fee Fee Description 

Code ($) Code ($) 

101 710 201 355 Utility filing fee 

106 320 206 160 Design filing fee 

107 490 207 245 Plant filing fee 

108 710 208 355 Reissue filing fee 
150 214 75 Provisional filing fee 


SUBTOTAL (1) I S710.00 [ 


2. EXTRA CLAIM FEES 

Extra Claims 

Total Claims | 20 I -20"= I 0 I X I 18.00 


Large Entity Small Entity 
Fee Fee Fee Fee Fee Description 

Code ($) Code ($) 

103 IS 203 9 Claims in excess of 20 
102 80 202 40 Independent clams in ex 

104 270 204 135 Multiple dependent claim 


Fee Description 

filing fee or oath 


27 


50 227 


39 130 139 130 Non - English specification 

47 2,520 147 2,520 For filing a request for ex parte 

12 920* 112 920* Requesting publication Of SIR prior to Examiner ^ 

1 3 1 ,840* 1 1 3 1 ,840* Requesting publication of SIR after Examiner f 


15 110 215 55 Extension for reply within first month 

16 390 216 195 Extension for reply within second month 

17 890 217 445 Extension for reply within third month 

18 1,390 218 695 Extension for reply within fourth month 
28 1,890 228 945 Extension for reply Within fifth month 

19 310 219 155 Notice of Appeal 

20 310 220 155 Filing a bnef in support of an appeal 

21 270 221 135 Request for oral hearing 
38 1,510 138 1,510 Petition to institute a public use proceedi 

40 110 240 55 Petition to rev 

41 1,240 241 620 Petition to rev 

42 1,240 242 620 Utility issue fee (or reissue) r~ 

43 440 243 220 Design issue fee 

44 600 244 300 Plant issue fee 

22 130 122 130 Petitions to the Commissioner j~ 

23 50 123 50 Processing fee under 37 CFR § 1 17(q) 

26 180 126 180 Submission of Information Disclosure I 

Statement [_ 

i81 40 581 40 Recording each patent assignment per property I 

(times number of properties) i 

46 710 245 355 Filing a submission after final rejection r~ 

(37 CFR § 1 129(a)) L. 

49 710 249 355 For each additional invention to be examined I 

(37 CFR § 1 129(b)) L 

355 Request for Continued Examination (RCE) Q 


79 710 279 


Other fee (specify) _ 


ornumber previously paid, if greater, I 


•Reduced by Basic Filing Fee Paid 


L(3) 


Complete (if applicable) 


Name (Pnnt/Type) 


December 2S, 2000 


WARNING: information on this form may become public. Credit card information siiould 
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 


WJR/hv CASE NO. 476-1981 

Please acknowledge 
receipt of the 
enclosed 

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. 

1 5 pages of specifications 

4. 

4 sheets of drawings 

5. 

Check No. H% <^V 7 for $ 790.00 

6. 

Certificate of Express Mail 

7. 

Return Postcard 


DUE DATE (If Any). N/A 

DATE SENT: December 28. 2000 


"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