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New Requests for Ex Parte Reexamination in Official Gazette of March 16, 2010

March 16th, 2010

This week the Official Gazette noticed fifteen ex parte reexamination requests. DexCom, Inc. filed a request against TheraSense’s patent on an analyte monitoring device and methods of use. Facebook filed two requests against Tele-Publishing’s patent on a method and apparatus for providing a personal page. PAETEC filed a request against C2 Communications Technologies’ patent on method and apparatus for implementing a computer network/internet telephone system. Advanced Micro Devices filed a request against California Institute of Technology’s patent on an optically intraconnected computer employing dynamically reconfigurable holographic optical element. Anonymous third parties filed requests against patents assigned to Apple, Centurion Medical Products, Fountainhead, FNA IP Holdings, Kornit Digital, Motorola, RLS Group, Selex Communications, and Chi Mei Optoelectronics.

Requests for reexamination were noticed in the USPTO Official Gazette, captioned below. Notice of Filing of Request for Reexamination means that a request for reexamination has been filed, accorded a filing date, and published in the Official Gazette (MPEP 2215).

Control Number: 90/009,626

Patent Number: 7,320,669
Technology Area:
Surgery: splint, brace, or bandage
Patent Owner:
Fountainhead, LLC., Shepherd, MT
Firm Requesting:
Ronald A. Christaldi, Tampa, FL
Date Requested:
12/8/2009
Invention Title:
BIOFIDELIC SHOULDER BRACE

Control Number: 90/009,629

Patent Number: 6,134,092
Technology Area:
Illumination
Patent Owner:
Chi Mei Optoelectronics Corporation, Taiwan
Firm Requesting:
McKenna Long and Aldridge, LLP., Washington, DC
Date Requested:
12/10/2009
Invention Title:
ILLUMINATION DEVICE FOR NON-EMISSIVE DISPLAYS

Control Number: 90/010,783

Patent Number: 5,115,497
Technology Area:
Electrical computers and digital processing systems: processing architectures
Patent Owner:
California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA
Requester:
Advanced Micro Devices, Sunnyvale, CA
Firm Requesting:
Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox, PLLC., Washington, DC
Date Requested:
12/18/2009
Invention Title:
OPTICALLY INTRACONNECTED COMPUTER EMPLOYING DYNAMICALLY RECONFIGURABLE HOLOGRAPHIC OPTICAL ELEMENT

Control Number: 90/009,637

Patent Number: 6,243,373
Technology Area:
Multiplex communications
Patent Owner:
C2 Communications Technologies, Inc., Toronto, Canada
Requester:
PAETEC Corp., Fairport, NY
Firm Requesting:
Proskauer Rose, LLP., Boston, MA
Date Requested:
12/29/2009
Invention Title:
METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IMPLEMENTING A COMPUTER NETWORK/INTERNET TELEPHONE SYSTEM

Control Number: 90/009,638

Patent Number: 7,351,248
Technology Area:
Surgery
Patent Owner:
Centurion Medical Products Corporation, Williamston, MI
Firm Requesting:
Bacon & Thomas, PLLC., Alexandria, VA
Date Requested:
12/16/2009
Invention Title:
SURGICAL INSTRUMENT WITH SNAG FREE BOX HINGE

Control Number: 90/009,643

Patent Number: 7,479,949
Technology Area:
Computer graphics processing and selective visual display systems
Patent Owner:
Apple, Inc., Cupertino, CA
Firm Requesting:
Kelly Drye & Warren, LLP., Stamford, CT
Date Requested:
1/12/2010
Invention Title:
TOUCH SCREEN DEVICE, METHOD, AND GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE FOR DETERMINING COMMANDS BY APPLYING HEURISTICS

Control Number: 90/009,645

Patent Number: D. 526,418
Technology Area:
Building units and construction elements
Patent Owner:
Masonite Corporation, Tampa, FL
Requester:
Owner
Firm Requesting:
Owner
Date Requested:
1/6/2010
Invention Title:
DOOR FACING

Control Number: 90/009,646

Patent Number: 7,134,749
Technology Area:
Incremental printing of symbolic information
Patent Owner:
Kornit Digital LTD., Israel
Firm Requesting:
Day Pitney, LLP., New York, NY
Date Requested:
12/24/2009
Invention Title:
METHOD FOR IMAGE PRINTING ON A DARK TEXTILE PIECE

Control Number: 90/010,786

Patent Number: 7,222,644
Technology Area:
Pipes and tubular conduits
Patent Owner:
FNA IP Holdings, Inc., Elk Grove Village, IL
Firm Requesting:
Sutherland Asbill & Brennan, LLP., Atlanta, GA
Date Requested:
12/22/2009
Invention Title:
HIGH-PRESSURE HOSE AND PRESSURE WASHER

Control Number: 90/010,791

Patent Number: 6,990,366
Technology Area:
Surgery
Patent Owner:
TheraSense, Inc., Alameda, CA
Requester:
DexCom, Inc.
Firm Requesting:
Morrison & Foerster, LLP., San Diego, CA
Date Requested:
12/22/2009
Invention Title:
ANALYTE MONITORING DEVICE AND METHODS OF USE

Control Number: 90/010,792

Patent Number: 6,253,216
Technology Area:
Data processing: presentation processing of document, operator interface
Patent Owner:
Tele-Publishing, Inc., Boston, MA
Requester:
Facebook, Inc.
Firm Requesting:
Cooley Godward Kronish, LLP., Washington, DC
Date Requested:
12/22/2009
Invention Title:
METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING A PERSONAL PAGE

Control Number: 90/010,793

Patent Number: 6,253,216
Technology Area:
Data processing: database and file management or data structures
Patent Owner:
Tele-Publishing, Inc., Boston, MA
Requester:
Facebook, Inc.
Firm Requesting:
Cooley Godward Kronish, LLP., Washington, DC
Date Requested:
12/22/2009
Invention Title:
METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING A PERSONAL PAGE

Control Number: 90/010,795

Patent Number: 6,308,070
Technology Area:
Telecommunications
Patent Owner:
Selex Communications, LLC., Atlanta, GA
Firm Requesting:
Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox, PLLC., Washington, DC
Date Requested:
12/22/2009
Invention Title:
METHOD AND APPARATUS OF MINIMIZING INCURRED CHARGES BY THE REMOTE ORIGINATION OF TELEPHONE CALLS

Control Number: 90/010,798

Patent Number: 6,807,317
Technology Area:
Image analysis
Patent Owner:
Motorola, Inc., Schaumburg, IL
Firm Requesting:
Wilmer Cutler Pickering and Dorr, LLP., New York, NY
Date Requested:
12/23/2009
Invention Title:
METHOD AND DECODER SYSTEM FOR REDUCING QUANTIZATION EFFECTS OF A DECODED IMAGE

Control Number: 90/010,799

Patent Number: 6,447,027
Technology Area:
Pipe joints or couplings
Patent Owner:
RLS Group, Inc., White Lake, MI
Firm Requesting:
Dickinson Wright, PLLC., Bloomfield Hills, MI
Date Requested:
12/23/2009
Invention Title:
QUICK CONNECT HYDRANT NOZZLE FOR CONNECTING A FIRE HOSE TO A FIRE HYDRANT