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New Requests for Ex Parte Reexaminations in Official Gazette of November 9, 2010

November 10th, 2010

This week the Official Gazette noticed 13 ex partes reexamination requests. Morningware filed a request against Hearthware Home Products’ patent on counter-top electric cooker. CompactGTL PLC filed a request against Velocys’ patent on Fischer-Tropsch synthesis using microchannel technology and novel catalyst and microchannel reactor. CompactGTL PLC filed a request against Battelle Memorial Institute’s patent on catalyst structure and method of Fischer-Tropsch synthesis. Multisorb Technologies filed a request against Pactiv Corporation’s patent on system and method of making a modified atmosphere package comprising an activated oxygen scavenger for packaging meat. Newmatic Sound Systems filed a request against Wayne Lederer’s patent on noise attenuating headset. Anonymous third parties filed requests against patents assigned to Renesas Technology Corporation, Volterra Semiconductor Corporation, Vegas Amusement, University of Massachusetts, Nuance Communications, and Bradford Company.

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: 90/009,775

Patent Number: 6,201,217
Technology Area: Electric heating
Patent Owner: Hearthware Home Products, Inc., Wheeling, IL
Requester: Morningware, Inc.
Firm Requesting: Bishop & Diehl, LTD., Schaumburg, IL
Date Requested: 7/22/2010
Invention Title: COUNTER-TOP ELECTRIC COOKER

Control Number: 90/009,800

Patent Number: 5,448,520
Technology Area: Static information storage and retrieval
Patent Owner: Renesas Technology Corporation, Japan
Firm Requesting: Fellers Snider Blankenship Bailey & Tippens, Tulsa, OK
Date Requested: 8/16/2010
Invention Title: SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY

Control Number: 90/011,089

Patent Number: 7,084,180
Technology Area: Chemistry: fischer-tropsch processes; or purification or recovery of products
Patent Owner: Velocys, Inc., Plain City, OH
Requester: CompactGTL PLC
Firm Requesting: McDermott Will & Emery, Washington, DC
Date Requested: 7/23/2010
Invention Title: FISCHER-TROPSCH SYNTHESIS USING MICROCHANNEL TECHNOLOGY AND NOVEL CATALYST AND MICROCHANNEL REACTOR

Control Number: 90/011,091

Patent Number: 7,045,486
Technology Area: Catalyst, solid sorbent, or support therefor: product or process of making
Patent Owner: Battelle Memorial Institute, Richland, WA
Requester: CompactGTL PLC
Firm Requesting: McDermott Will & Emery, Washington, DC
Date Requested: 7/23/2010
Invention Title: CATALYST STRUCTURE AND METHOD OF FISCHER-TROPSCH SYNTHESIS

Control Number: 90/011,103

Patent Number: 6,400,126
Technology Area: Apparel apparatus
Patent Owner: Volterra Semiconductor Corporation, Fremont, CA
Firm Requesting: McKenna Long and Aldridge, LLP., Washington, DC
Date Requested: 7/19/2010
Invention Title: SWITCHING REGULATOR WITH MULTIPLE POWER TRANSISTOR DRIVING VOLTAGES

Control Number: 90/011,122

Patent Number: 7,201,661
Technology Area: Amusement devices: games
Patent Owner: Vegas Amusement, Inc., Central, SC
Firm Requesting: Winston & Strawn, LLP., New York, NY
Date Requested: 7/30/2010
Invention Title: VIDEO GAMING DEVICE AND COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM

Control Number: 90/011,125

Patent Number: 7,459,547
Technology Area: Organic compounds — part of the class 532-570 series
Patent Owner: University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA
Firm Requesting: Law Offices of Karen E. Flick, El Granada, CA
Date Requested: 7/30/2010
Invention Title: METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR CONTROLLING EFFICACY OF RNA SILENCING

Control Number: 90/011,126

Patent Number: 6,766,295
Technology Area: Data processing: speech signal processing, linguistics, language translation,
Patent Owner: Nuance Communications, Inc., (Delaware Corp.), Menlo Park, CA
Firm Requesting: Gilman Clark, LLC., Boston, MA
Date Requested: 7/30/2010
Invention Title: ADAPTATION OF A SPEECH RECOGNITION SYSTEM ACROSS MULTIPLE REMOTE SESSIONS WITH A SPEAKER

Control Number: 90/011,129

Patent Number: 7,732,593
Technology Area: Organic compounds — part of the class 532-570 series
Patent Owner: University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA
Firm Requesting: Law Offices of Karen E. Flick, El Granada, CA
Date Requested: 8/2/2010
Invention Title: METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR CONTROLLING EFFICACY OF RNA SILENCING

Control Number: 90/011,132

Patent Number: 6,231,905
Technology Area: Food or edible material: processes, compositions, and products
Patent Owner: Pactiv Corporation, Lake Forest, IL
Requester: Multisorb Technologies, Inc
Firm Requesting: Harter Secrest & Emery, LLP., Rochester, NY
Date Requested: 8/3/2010
Invention Title: SYSTEM AND METHOD OF MAKING A MODIFIED ATMOSPHERE PACKAGE COMPRISING AN ACTIVATED OXYGEN SCAVENGER FOR PACKAGING MEAT

Control Number: 90/011,133

Patent Number: 7,609,844
Technology Area: Electrical audio signal processing systems and devices
Patent Owner: Wayne Lederer, Atlantic Beach, NY
Requester: Newmatic Sound Systems, Inc
Firm Requesting: Stainbrook & Stainbrook, LLP., Santa Rosa, CA
Date Requested: 8/3/2010
Invention Title: NOISE ATTENUATING HEADSET

Control Number: 90/011,141

Patent Number: 6,230,916
Technology Area: Receptacles
Patent Owner: Bradford Company, Holland, MI
Firm Requesting: Harness Dickey & Pierce, PLC., Bloomfield Hills, MI
Date Requested: 8/5/2010
Invention Title: COLLAPSIBLE CONTAINER WITH INTEGRALLY SUPPORTED DUNNAGE

Control Number: 90/011,142

Patent Number: 6,540,096
Technology Area: Receptacles
Patent Owner: Bradford Company, Holland, MI
Firm Requesting: Harness Dickey & Pierce, PLC., Bloomfield Hills, MI
Date Requested: 8/5/2010
Invention Title: COLLAPSIBLE CONTAINER WITH INTEGRALLY SUPPORTED DUNNAGE AND SIDE ENTRY