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IN THE UNITED STA TES PA TENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE 



In re application of: CHEUNG et a!. Attorney Docket No.: IPVBP001 

Application No.: 10/826,529 Examiner: 

Filed: April 15, 2004 Group: 2681 

Title: DIRECTIONAL WIRELESS 

COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS 



c ertificate: of mm ling 

I hereby certify that this correspondence is being deposited with the 
United States Postal Sol-vice af First Class Mail to: Commissioner for 
Patents, Washington, f 3^>Qp3l on January 1 8, 2005 

Signed: _ 



Maria Shih 

INFORMATION DISCLOSURE ST/A1EMENT 
37 CFR §§1.56 AND 1.97(jbj/ 
Commissioner for Patents 
Washington, DC 20231 

Dear Sir: 

The references listed in the attached PTO Form 1449, copies of non-US patent 
publications/applications are attached, may be material to examination of the above-identified 
patent application. Applicants submit these references in compliance with their duty of 
disclosure pursuant to 37 CFR §§1.56 and 1.97. The Examiner is requested to make these 
references of official record in this application. 

This Information Disclosure Statement is not to be construed as a representation that a 
search has been made, that additional information material to the examination of this application 
does not exist, or that these references indeed constitute prior art. 

This Information Disclosure Statement is: (i) filed within three (3) months of the filing 
date of the above-referenced application, (ii) believed to be filed before the mailing date of a first 
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Action after the filing of a Request for Continued Examination under §1.114. Accordingly, it is 
believed that no fees are due in connection with the filing of this Information Disclosure 
Statement. 

Respectfully submitted, 



C. Douglass Thomas 
Reg. No. 32, 947 



%rm 1449 (Modified) 

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Information Disclosure 
Statement By Applicant 

(Use Several Sheets if Necessary') 



Atty. Docket No. 
Application Xo.: 
Applicant 
Filing Date 
Group 



ipvbpoim 

10 826,529 
Cheung et al. 
April 15,2004 
2681 

Page 1 of 4 



U.S. Patent Documents 



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Patentee 


Class 


Sub- 
class 


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Jun-03 


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5. 


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Mar-03 


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6. 


6,584,205 Bl 


Jun-03 


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7. 


5,648,824 


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8. 


5,802,190 


Sep-98 


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9. 


2003/0092377 Al 


May-03 


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10. 


2002/0048382 Al 


Apr-02 


Hou 










11. 


2002/0183648 Al 


Dec-02 


Hou 










12. 


6,322,521 Bl 


Nov-01 


Hou 










13. 


5,835,732 


Nov-98 


Kikinis et al. 










14. 


2003/0035552 Al 


Feb-03 


Kolano et al. 










15. 


5,793,875 


Aug-98 


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16. 


5,313,663 


May-94 


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17. 


2001/0055397 A 1 


Dec-01 


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18. 


2003/0091200 A I 


May-03 


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19. 


6,086,541 


Jul-00 


Rho 










20. 


2002/0048385 Al 


Apr-02 


Rosenberg 










21. 


5,943,430 


Aug-99 


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22. 


6,011,855 


Jan-00 


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23. 


5,357,578 


Oct-94 


Taniishi 










24. 


6,650,755 B2 


Nov-03 


Vaudrey et al. 










25. 


6,477,258 Bl 


Nov-02 


Watson et al. 










26. 


6,496,205 Bl 


Dec-02 


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27. 


5,572,575 


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28. 


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May-02 


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29. 


6,453,045 Bl 


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Foreign Documents 


Examiner 


Date Considered 



Examiner: Initial citation considered. Draw line through citation if not in conformance and not 
considered. Include copy of this form with next communication to applicant. 



Form 1449 (Modified) 


Atty. Docket No. 


iPVBPaoi 




Application No.: 


* 10 826,529 


Information Disclosure 


Applicant 


Cheung et al. 


Statement By Applicant 


Filing Date 


" + April 15,2004 




Group 


2681 


(Use Several Sheets if Necessary) 




Page 2 of 4 



Init. 



Translation 



Document No. 



Date 



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Subclass 



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L 


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M 


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Q 


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R 


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S 


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T 


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U 


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V 


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Examiner 



Date Considered 



Examiner: Initial citation considered. Draw line through citation if not in conformance and not 
considered. Include copy of this form with next communication to applicant. 



Form 1449 (Modified) 


Atty. Docket No. 


ipvbpoo: 




Application No.: 


10 826,529 


Information Disclosure 


Applicant 


Cheung et al. 


Statement By Applicant 


Filing Date 


April 15,2004 




Group 


2681 


(Use Several Sheets if Necessary) 




Page 3 of 4 







1383-1391. 




W 


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X 


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Y 


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Z 


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AA 


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AB 


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AD 


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AE 


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AF 


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AG 


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AH 


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AI 


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AJ 


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AK 


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AL 


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AM 


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AN 


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AO 


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AP 


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AQ 


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AR 


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Examiner 



Date Considered 



Examiner: Initial citation considered. Draw line through citation if not in conformance and not 
considered. Include copy of this form with next communication to applicant. 



Form 1449 (Modified) 


Atty. Docket No. 
Application No.: 


■ IPVBP001 
+ 10 826,529 




Information Disclosure 


Applicant 


! Cheung et al. 


. . . 


Statement By Applicant 


Filing Date 


April 15, 2004 






Group 


2681 




(Use Several Sheets if Necessary) 




Page 4 of 4 







AS 


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pp. 685-701. 




AT 


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AU 


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Examiner 



Date Considered 



Examiner: Initial citation considered. Draw line through citation if not in conformance and not 
considered. Include copy of this form with next communication to applicant.