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PTO/SB/05 (03-01) 
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U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 



UTILITY 
PATENT APPLICATION 
TRANSMITTAL 

(Only for new nonprovisional applications under 37 CFR 1.53(b)) 



Attorney Docket No. 



First Inventor 



Title 



010520 



D. P. Coleman 



METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR 



Express Mail Label No. 



ST793309927US 



APPLICATION ELEMENTS 

See MPEP chapter 600 concerning utility patent application contents. 



ADDRESS TO: 



Assistant Commissioner for Patents 
Box Patent Application 
Washington, DC 20231 



□ 



39 



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 arrangement 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 



7. | | CD-ROM or CD-R in duplicate, large table or 

Computer Program (Appendix) ° 

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

a | | Computer Readable Form (CRF) 

b. Specification Sequence Listing on: 

i. □ CD-ROM or CD-R (2 copies); or 
i i. O paper 

c. | | Statements verifying identity of above copies ' 



[Total Sheets I 23 
[ Total Pages 



4. fx] Drawing(s) (35 U.S.C. 113) 

5. Oath or De claration 
a. m Newly executed (original or copy) 

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

i. | | DELETION OF INVENTORY 

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

6. EH Application Data Sheet. See 37 CFR 1.76 



ACCOMPANYING APPLICATION PARTS 



9-D 

2. a 

3-D 



Assignment Papers (cover sheet & documents)) 
37 CFR 3.73(b) Statement I I Power of 
(when there is an assignee) ' — I Attorney 
English Translation Document (if applicable) 

Information Disclosure f^l Co P ies of IDS 

Statement (IDS)/PTO-1 449 1 — 'Citations 
Preliminary Amendment 

Return Receipt Postcard (MPEP 503) 
(Should be specifically itemized) 

Certified Copy of Priority Documents) 
(if foreign pnorityis claimed) 

Nonpublication Request under 35 U.S.C. 122 
(b)(2)(B)(i). Applicant must attach form PTO/SB/35 
or its equivalent. 
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 I I Continuation-in-part (CIP) of prior application No.: / 



Prior application information: 



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. 

Th e incorporation can only be relied upon when a portion has been inadvertently omitted from the submitted application parts. 

19. CORRESPONDENCE ADDRESS 



Customer Number or Bar Code Label 



(Insert CusK 



Name 



Address 




label hem) 



□ 



Correspondence address below 



-262S5. 



PATENT TRADEMARK OFFICE 



City 



State 



Zip Code 



Country 



Telephone 



Fax 



Name (Print/Type) 



Michael D. Lazzara 



Signature 



Registration No. (Attorney/Agent) 



Date 



41,142 



Il/So/Ol 



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, 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. 



PTO/SB/17 (11-01) 
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FEE TRANSMITTAL 
for FY 2002 

Patent fees are subject to annual revision. 



Q Applicant claims small entity status. See 37 CFR 1 .27 



TOTAL AMOUNT OF PAYMENT 



($) 1,292.00 



Complete if Known 



Application Number 



Filing Date 



First Named Inventor 



Examiner Name 



Group Art Unit 



Attorney Docket No. 



D. P. Coleman 



010520 



METHOD OF PAYMENT (check all that apply) 



FEE CALCULATION (continued) 



£3 Check □ Credit card □ Money Q other Q None 
| | Deposit Account: 



3. ADDITIONAL FEES 



Large Entity 



Deposit 
Account 
Number 
Deposit 
Account 
Name 



11-1110 



Kirkpatrick & Lockhart LIP 



The Commissioner is authorized to: (check all thai apply) 
LZ] Charge fee(s) indicated below Credit any overpayments 

[^Charge any additional fee(s) during the pendency of this application 
(^Charge fee(s) indicated below, except for the filing fee 
to the ahove-identified deposit account. 



FEE CALCULATION 



1. BASIC FILING FEE 



Larai 


; Entitv 


Small Entity 




Fee 


Fee 


Fee Fee 


Fee Description. 


Code ($) 


Code ($) 




101 


740 


201 370 


Utility filing fee 


106 


330 


206 165 


Design filing fee 


107 


510 


207 255 


Plant filing fee 


108 


740 


208 370 


Reissue filing fee 


114 


160 


214 80 


Provisional filing fee 



Fee Paid 



740. 



SUBTOTAL (1) ($) 



J40.00 



2. EXTRA CLAIM FEES FOR UTILITY AND REISSUE 

Fee from 

Ex tra Claim s below Fee Paid 
Total Claims I I -20" = M 7 I X 1 18 . I 

S e s ndent CO - 3 " = HO * 

Multiple Dependent | \ 



L2A&, 



Larqe Entitv 


Small Entitv 


Fee Fee 
Code ($) 


Fee Fee 
Code ($) 


103 18 


203 9 


102 84 


202 42 


104 280 


204 140 


109 84 


209 42 


110 18 


210 9 



Fee Description 

Claims in excess of 20 

Independent claims in excess of 3 

Multiple dependent claim, if not paid 

** Reissue independent claims 
over original patent 

** Reissue claims in excess of 20 
and over original patent 



Fee Fee 
Code ($) 

105 130 

127 50 

139 130 
147 2,520 

112 920* 

113 1,840* 

115 110 

116 400 

117 920 

118 1,440 

128 1,960 

119 320 

120 320 

121 280 
138 1,510 

140 110 

141 1,280 

142 1,280 

143 460 

144 620 

122 130 

123 50 
126 180 
581 40 

146 740 

149 740 

179 740 

169 900 



SUBTOTAL (2) 



($)552.00 



Small Entitv 



Fee Fee 
Code ($) 



Fee Description 

205 65 Surcharge - late filing fee or oath 



Fee Paid 



227 25 Surcharge - late provisional filing fee or 

cover sheet 

139 130 Non-English specification 
147 2,520 For filing a request for ex parte reexamination 

112 920* Requesting publication of SIR prior to 
Examiner action 

113 1,840* Requesting publication of SIR after 

Examiner action 

215 55 

216 200 

217 460 

218 720 

228 980 

219 160 



Extension for reply within first month 
Extension for reply within second month 
Extension for reply within third month 
Extension for reply within fourth month 

Extension for reply within fifth month 
Notice of Appeal 

220 160 Filing a brief in support of an appeal 

221 140 Request for oral hearing 

138 1,510 Petition to institute a public use proceeding 

240 55 Petition to revive - unavoidable 

241 640 Petition to revive - unintentional 

242 640 Utility issue fee (or reissue) 

243 230 Design issue fee 

244 310 Plant issue fee 

122 130 Petitions to the Commissioner 

123 50 Processing fee under 37 CFR 1.17(q) 
Submission of Information Disclosure Stmt 



126 180 
581 40 



Recording each patent assignment per 
property (times number of properties) 



246 370 Filing a submission after final rejection 
(37 CFR § 1.129(a)) 



249 370 



For each additional invention to be 
examined (37 CFR § 1.129(b)) 



279 370 Request for Continued Examination (RCE) 
169 900 



Request for expedited examination 
of a design application 



Other fee (specify) . 



"or number previously paid, if greater, For Reissues, see above 



•Reduced by Basic Filing Fee Paid 



SUBTOTAL (3) 



($) -Q- 



SUBMITTED BY 


Complete (if applicable) 


Name (Print/Type) 


Michael D. Lazzara 


1 Registration No. 1 / i 1 A 9 
1 (AttornevlAoent) V* 1 > 1 ^ z - 


Telephone ( 


412) 355-8994 


Signature 




Dafe 


///5o/o/ 



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

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, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Washington, DC 
20231 . DO NOT SEND FEES OR COMPLETED FORMS TO THIS ADDRESS. SEN D TO: Assistant Commissioner for Patents, Washington, DC 20231 . 



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( 

NONPUBLICATION REQUEST 
UNDER 

35 U.S.C. 122(b)(2)(B)(i) 


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First Named Inventor 


formation unless it displays a valid OMB control number 

D. P. Coleman ^ 


Title 


METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR AUTOMATED... 


Atty Docket Number 


010520 j 



I hereby certify that the invention disclosed in the attached application has not and will not 
be the subject of an application filed in another country, or under a multilateral agreement, 
that requires publication at eighteen months after filing. 

I hereby request that the attached application not be published under 35 U.S.C. 
122(b). 



November 30, 2001 

Date Signature 

Michael D. Lazzara 

Typed or printed name 

This request must be signed in compliance with 37 CFR 1.33(b) and submitted with the 
application upon filing. 

Applicant may rescind this nonpublication request at any time. If applicant rescinds a 
request that an application not be published under 35 U.S.C. 122(b), the application will be 
scheduled for publication at eighteen months from the earliest claimed filing date for which a 
benefit is claimed. 



If applicant subsequently files an application directed to the invention disclosed in the 
attached application in another country, or under a multilateral international agreement, that 
requires publication of applications eighteen months after filing, the applicant must notify the 
United States Patent and Trademark Office of such filing within forty-five (45) days after the 
date of the filing of such foreign or international application. Failure to do so will result in 
abandonment of this application (35 U.S.C. 122(b)(2)(B)(iii)). 



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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, Washington, DC 20231