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New Requests for Ex Parte Reexamination in Official Gazette of April 20, 2010

April 20th, 2010

This week the Official Gazette noticed ten ex parte reexamination requests. Jacuzzi, Inc. filed a request against CEG Holdings’ patent on a method and apparatus for purging water from a whirlpool system. Stamps.Com filed a request against Kara Technology’s patent on verifying the authenticity of printed documents on universally available paper stock. K/S HIMPP filed a request against AT&T IPM’s patent on an adaptive microphone array. Nautilus filed a request against Mad Dogg Athletics’ patent on a stationary exercise bicycle. Anonymous third parties filed requests against patents assigned to Murata Manufacturing, Synchrome Technology, Worldwide Innovations & Technologies, Nordic Naturals, and Ricon Corporation.

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: 90/009,658

Patent Number: 6,043,741
Technology Area:
Communications: electrical
Patent Owner:
Ricon Corporation, Panorama City, CA
Firm Requesting:
Ratner Prestia, Valley Forge, PA
Date Requested:
2/16/2010
Invention Title:
THRESHOLD WARNING SYSTEM FOR WHEELCHAIR LIFTS

Control Number: 90/009,681

Patent Number: 6,357,060
Technology Area:
Baths, closets, sinks, and spittoons
Patent Owner:
CEG Holdings, LLC., Oak Lawn, IL
Requester:
Jacuzzi, Inc., Chino Hills, CA
Firm Requesting:
The Webb Law Firm, PC., Pittsburgh, PA
Date Requested:
2/5/2010
Invention Title:
METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PURGING WATER FROM A WHIRLPOOL SYSTEM

Control Number: 90/009,682

Patent Number: 6,505,179
Technology Area:
Data processing: financial, business practice, management, or cost/price
Patent Owner:
Kara Technology Incorporated, Houston, TX
Requester:
Stamps.Com, Los Angeles, CA
Firm Requesting:
Christie Parker & Hale, LLP., Pasadena, CA
Date Requested:
2/8/2010
Invention Title:
VERIFYING THE AUTHENTICITY OF PRINTED DOCUMENTS ON UNIVERSALLY AVAILABLE PAPER STOCK

Control Number: 90/010,734

Patent Number: 6,652,879
Technology Area:
Drug, bio-affecting and body treating compositions
Patent Owner:
Nordic Naturals, Watsonville, CA
Firm Requesting:
McDermott Will & Emery, LLP., Irvine, CA
Date Requested:
2/3/2010
Invention Title:
FLAVORED GELATIN CAPSULE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE

Control Number: 90/010,808

Patent Number: 7,211,814
Technology Area:
Radiant energy
Patent Owner:
Worldwide Innovations & Technologies, Inc., Overland Park, KS
Firm Requesting:
Hooker & Habib, PC., Harrisburg, PA
Date Requested:
1/29/2010
Invention Title:
STANDOFF RADIATION ATTENUATION SYSTEM

Control Number: 90/010,809

Patent Number: 7,473,919
Technology Area:
Radiant energy
Patent Owner:
Worldwide Innovations & Technologies, Inc., Overland Park, KS
Firm Requesting:
Hooker & Habib, PC., Harrisburg, PA
Date Requested:
1/29/2010
Invention Title:
STANDOFF RADIATION ATTENUATION SYSTEM

Control Number: 90/010,818

Patent Number: 6,304,925
Technology Area:
Electrical computers and digital data processing systems: input/output
Patent Owner:
Synchrome Technology, Inc., Las Vegas, NV
Firm Requesting:
Thomas Kayden Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP., Atlanta, GA
Date Requested:
1/29/2010
Invention Title:
METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ALLOWING COMMUNICATION BETWEEN A HOST COMPUTER AND AT LEAST TWO STORAGE DEVICES OVER A SINGLE INTERFACE

Control Number: 90/010,824

Patent Number: 5,473,701
Technology Area:
Electrical audio signal processing systems and devices
Patent Owner:
AT&T IPM Corp., Coral Gables, FL
Requester:
K/S HIMPP
Firm Requesting:
Sughrue Mion, PLLC., Washington, DC
Date Requested:
1/13/2010
Invention Title:
ADAPTIVE MICROPHONE ARRAY

Control Number: 90/010,829

Patent Number: 6,468,185
Technology Area:
Exercise devices
Patent Owner:
Mad Dogg Athletics, Inc., Venice, CA
Requester:
Nautilus, Inc.
Firm Requesting:
Klarquist Sparkman, LLP., Portland, OR
Date Requested:
1/15/2010
Invention Title:
STATIONARY EXERCISE BICYCLE

Control Number: 90/010,836

Patent Number: 6,243,254
Technology Area:
Electricity: electrical systems and devices
Patent Owner:
Murata Manufacturing Co., LTD., Japan
Firm Requesting:
O’Melveny & Myers, LLP., Los Angeles, CA
Date Requested:
1/29/2010
Invention Title:
DIELECTRIC CERAMIC COMPOSITION AND LAMINATED CERAMIC CAPACITOR USING THE SAME