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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
United States Patent and Trademark Office 

Address: COMMISSIONER OF PATENTS AND TRADEMARKS 
Washington, D.C. 20231 
www.uspto.gov 



APPLICATION NO. 



FILING DATE 



FIRST NAMED INVENTOR 



ATTORNEY DOCKET NO. 



CONFIRMATION NO. 



09/864,621 



05/23/2001 



H. Ralph Snodgrass 



441472000110 



3487 



25226 7590 11/01/2002 

MORRISON & FOERSTER LLP 

755 PAGE MILL RD 

PALO ALTO, CA 94304-1018 



EXAMINER 



TON, THAIAN N 



ART UNIT 



PAPER NUMBER 



1632 

DATE MAILED: 11/01/2002 



Please find below and/or attached an Office communication concerning this application or proceeding. 



PTO-90C (Rev. 07-01) 



UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
Patent and Trademark Office 

COMMISSIONER OF PATENTS AND TRADEMARKS 
Washington, D.C. 20231 



SERIAL NUMBER 


FILING DATE 


FIRST NAMED 


ATTORNEY DOCKET NO. 






APPLICANT 




09/864,621 


5/23/01 


Snodgrass, H. 


441472000110 



EXAMINER 



Thaian N. Ton 



ART UNIT PAPER NUMBER 



1632 



DATE MAILED: 



Please find below a communication from the EXAMINER in charge of this application 



The Restriction Requirement, mailed 10/02/02, Paper No. 7 is vacated. No response to the 
Restriction Requirement from Applicant is required. 

Any inquiry concerning this communication or earlier communications from the examiner 
should be directed to Thaian N. Ton whose telephone number is (703) 305-1019. The examiner can 
normally be reached on Monday through Friday from 8^00 to 5^00 (Eastern Standard Time), with 
alternating Fridays off. Should the examiner be unavailable, inquiries should be directed to Deborah 
Reynolds, Supervisory Primary Examiner of Art Unit 1632, at (703) 305*4051. Any administrative or 
procedural questions should be directed to Patsy Zimmerman, Patent Analyst, at (703) 305*2758. Papers 
related to this application may be submitted to Group 1600 by facsimile transmission. Papers should be 
faxed to Group 1600 via the PTO Fax Center located in Crystal Mall 1. The faxing of such papers must 
conform with the notice published in the Official Gazette, 1096 OG 30 (November 15, 1989). The CM1 
Fax Center number is (703) 308*8724. 

DEB0RAH CROUCH 

PRIMARY EXAMINER 
GROUPjSOp^ 



Thaian N. Ton 
Patent Examiner 
Group 1632