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New Requests for Ex Parte Reexamination in Official Gazette of April 27, 2010

April 27th, 2010

This week the Official Gazette noticed twelve ex parte reexamination requests. Onoffline dba Adventoneline filed a request against Direct Route’s patent on a method and apparatus for routing of network addresses. Fortinet filed requests against Enhanced Security Research’s patent on an intelligent network security device and method and Trend Micro’s patent on a method and apparatus for detecting malicious content in protected archives. Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America filed a request against Glotek’s patent on a method and apparatus for bowling in minimal ambient light. Waters Technologies filed a request against Perkinelmer Health Science’s patent on a multipole ion guide ion trap mass spectrometry with MS/MS.sup.N analysis. Integris Rentals filed a request against Robert P. Fanguy’s patent on a portable well head work platform. Anonymous third parties filed requests against patents assigned to FlashPoint Technology, Kaneka Corporation, Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Norman IP Holdings, Petroleum Containment, and WABCO Holdings.

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: 90/009,664

Patent Number: 6,681,894
Technology Area:
Fire escape, ladder, or scaffold
Patent Owner:
Robert P. Fanguy, Broussard, LA
Requester:
Integris Rentals, LLC
Firm Requesting:
Garvey Smith Nehrbass & North, LLC., Metairie, LA
Date Requested:
2/24/2010
Invention Title:
PORTABLE WELL HEAD WORK PLATFORM

Control Number: 90/009,667

Patent Number: 5,711,449
Technology Area:
Receptacles
Patent Owner:
Petroleum Containment, Inc., Jacksonville, FL
Firm Requesting:
Schneck & Schneck, San Jose, CA
Date Requested:
3/8/2010
Invention Title:
ENTRY ASSEMBLY

Control Number: 90/010,767

Patent Number: 5,846,138
Technology Area:
Games using tangible projectile
Patent Owner:
Glotek, LLC., Fairlawn, OH
Requester:
Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America, Arlington, TX
Firm Requesting:
Michael Best & Friedrich, LLP., Milwaukee, WI
Date Requested:
3/12/2010
Invention Title:
METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR BOWLING IN MINIMAL AMBIENT LIGHT

Control Number: 90/010,785

Patent Number: 5,503,537
Technology Area:
Pumps
Patent Owner:
WABCO Holdings, Inc., Piscataway, NJ
Firm Requesting:
Crowell & Moring, LLP., Washington, DC
Date Requested:
2/12/2010
Invention Title:
GAS COMPRESSOR

Control Number: 90/010,828

Patent Number: 5,496,298
Technology Area:
Surgery
Patent Owner:
Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc., Neenah, WI
Firm Requesting:
Studebaker & Brackett, PC., Reston, VA
Date Requested:
2/25/2010
Invention Title:
ELASTOMERIC EARS FOR DISPOSABLE ABSORBENT ARTICLE

Control Number: 90/010,833

Patent Number: 6,278,447
Technology Area:
Computer graphics processing and selective visual display systems
Patent Owner:
FlashPoint Technology, Inc., San Jose, CA
Firm Requesting:
Howrey, LLP., Falls Church, VA
Date Requested:
2/17/2010
Invention Title:
METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ACCELERATING A USER INTERFACE OF AN IMAGE CAPTURE UNIT DURING PLAY MODE

Control Number: 90/010,838

Patent Number: 6,011,259
Technology Area:
Radiant energy
Patent Owner:
Perkinelmer Health Science, Inc., Waltham, MA
Requester:
Waters Technologies, Milford, MA
Firm Requesting:
Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge, LLP., Boston, MA
Date Requested:
2/1/2010
Invention Title:
MULTIPOLE ION GUIDE ION TRAP MASS SPECTROMETRY WITH MS/MSN ANALYSIS

Control Number: 90/010,839

Patent Number: 7,501,177
Technology Area:
Stock material or miscellaneous articles
Patent Owner:
Kaneka Corporation, Japan
Firm Requesting:
Day Pitney, LLP., New York, NY
Date Requested:
1/29/2010
Invention Title:
ARTIFICIAL HAIR FIBER BUNDLE AND HAIR DECORATIVE PRODUCT USING THE SAME

Control Number: 90/010,849

Patent Number: 6,119,236
Technology Area:
Electrical computers and digital processing systems: support
Patent Owner:
Enhanced Security Research, LLC., Berkeley, CA
Requester:
Fortinet, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA
Firm Requesting:
Hamilton DeSanctis & Cha, LLP., Lakewood, CO
Date Requested:
2/2/2010
Invention Title:
INTELLIGENT NETWORK SECURITY DEVICE AND METHOD

Control Number: 90/010,850

Patent Number: 5,235,635
Technology Area:
Telephonic communications
Patent Owner:
Norman IP Holdings, LLC., Tyler, TX
Firm Requesting:
Novak Druce & Quigg, LLP., Houston, TX
Date Requested:
2/4/2010
Invention Title:
KEYPAD MONITOR WITH KEYPAD ACTIVITY-BASED ACTIVATION

Control Number: 90/010,851

Patent Number: 7,467,229
Technology Area:
Electrical computers and digital processing systems: multicomputer data
Patent Owner:
Direct Route, LLC., Seattle, WA
Requester:
Onoffline, Inc., dba Adventoneline, Seattle, WA
Firm Requesting:
Stoel Rives, LLP., Portland, OR
Date Requested:
2/8/2010
Invention Title:
METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ROUTING OF NETWORK ADDRESSES

Control Number: 90/010,863

Patent Number: 7,448,085
Technology Area:
Information security
Patent Owner:
Trend Micro Incorporated, Tokyo, Japan
Requester:
Fortinet, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA
Firm Requesting:
Hamilton DeSanctis & Cha, Lakewood, CO
Date Requested:
2/13/2010
Invention Title:
METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETECTING MALICIOUS CONTENT IN PROTECTED ARCHIVES