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New Requests for Ex Parte Reexamination in Official Gazette of January 25, 2011

January 28th, 2011

This week the Official Gazette noticed  19 ex partes reexamination requests. Apple filed a request against Otis Elevator Company’s and S3 Graphics’s patents on fixed-rate block-based image compression with inferred pixel values. GL Trade Americas filed a request against Trading Technologies International’s patent on click based training with intuitive grid display of market depth. Schindler Elevator Corporation filed a request against Otis Elevator Company’s patent on tension member for an elevator. Liberty Mutual filed a request against Progressive Casualty Insurance’s patent on motor vehicle monitoring system for determining a cost of insurance. Lanard Toys Limited filed a request against Toybox Corporation’s patent on disc discharging toys. Smith & Nephew filed a request against Molnlycke Health Care’s patent on method and an arrangement for manufacturing wound dressings, and a would dressing manufactured in accordance with the method. MicroStrategy Incorporation filed a request against Automated Medical Access Corporation’s patent on automated high definition/resolution image storage, retrieval and transmission system. Sensus USA filed a request against EON Corporation’s patent on interactive nationwide data service communication system for stationary and mobile battery operated subscriber units. Anonymous third parties filed requests against patents assigned to Novo Nordisk A/S, Affinity Labs of Texas, LMI Technologies, Columbia Insurance Company, Altair Engineering, General Electric Company, Progressive Casualty Insurance, and Nuance Communications.

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: 90/009,846

Patent Number: 6,683,978
Technology Area: Image analysis
Patent Owner: Otis Elevator Company, Farmington, CT
Requester: Apple, Inc
Firm Requesting: Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP., Menlo Park, CA
Date Requested: 11/5/2010
Invention Title: FIXED-RATE BLOCK-BASED IMAGE COMPRESSION WITH INFERRED PIXEL VALUES

Control Number: 90/009,847

Patent Number: 6,658,146
Technology Area: Image analysis
Patent Owner: S3 Graphics, Co., LTD., Cayman Islands
Requester: Apple, Inc.
Firm Requesting: Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP., Menlo Park, CA
Date Requested: 11/5/2010
Invention Title: FIXED-RATE BLOCK-BASED IMAGE COMPRESSION WITH INFERRED PIXEL VALUES

Control Number: 90/009,848

Patent Number: 6,680,091
Technology Area: Prosthesis (i.e., artificial body members), parts thereof, or aids and
Patent Owner: Novo Nordisk A/S, Denmark
Date Requested: 11/12/2010
Invention Title: MEDICAMENT CONTAINER OF POLYMER OF CYCLIC HYDROCARBON FOR STORING A LIQUID MEDICAMENT

Control Number: 90/011,250

Patent Number: 6,772,132
Technology Area: Data processing: financial, business practice, management, or cost/price
Patent Owner: Trading Technologies International, Inc., Evanston, IL
Requester: GL Trade Americas, Inc.
Firm Requesting: Alston & Bird, LLP., Charlotte, NC
Date Requested: 9/22/2010
Invention Title: CLICK BASED TRADING WITH INTUITIVE GRID DISPLAY OF MARKET DEPTH

Control Number: 90/011,251

Patent Number: 6,739,433
Technology Area: Elevator, industrial lift truck, or stationary lift for vehicle
Patent Owner: Otis Elevator Company, Farmington, CT
Requester: Schindler Elevator Corporation
Firm Requesting: Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, LLP., New York, NY
Date Requested: 9/22/2010
Invention Title: TENSION MEMBER FOR AN ELEVATOR

Control Number: 90/011,252

Patent Number: 6,064,970
Technology Area: Data processing: financial, business practice, management, or cost/price
Patent Owner: Progressive Casualty Insurance Company, Mayfield Village, OH
Requester: Liberty Mutual Insurance, Co.
Firm Requesting: Ropes & Gray, LLP., Boston, MA
Date Requested: 9/22/2010
Invention Title: MOTOR VEHICLE MONITORING SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING A COST OF INSURANCE

Control Number: 90/011,253

Patent Number: 5,471,967
Technology Area: Mechanical guns and projectors
Patent Owner: Toybox Corporation, Japan
Requester: Lanard Toys Limited
Firm Requesting: Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik, LLP., Westfield, NJ
Date Requested: 9/22/2010
Invention Title: DISC DISCHARGING TOY

Control Number: 90/011,254

Patent Number: 7,187,947
Technology Area: Chemistry: molecular biology and microbiology
Patent Owner: Affinity Labs of Texas, LLC., Austin, TX
Firm Requesting: Novak Druce & Quigg, LLP., Houston, TX
Date Requested: 9/23/2010
Invention Title: SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COMMUNICATING SELECTED INFORMATION TO AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Control Number: 90/011,255

Patent Number: 7,490,576
Technology Area: Animal husbandry
Patent Owner: LMI Technologies, LTD., Dublin, Ireland
Firm Requesting: Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner, LLP., Washington, DC
Date Requested: 9/24/2010
Invention Title: TIME OF FLIGHT TEAT LOCATION SYSTEM

Control Number: 90/011,256

Patent Number: 6,952,247
Technology Area: Liquid crystal cells, elements and systems
Patent Owner: Samsung Electronics, Co., LTD., Korea
Requester: Samsung Electronics, Co., LTD., Korea
Date Requested: 9/24/2010
Invention Title: MULTI DOMAIN LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY

Control Number: 90/011,257

Patent Number: 7,754,801
Technology Area: Synthetic resins or natural rubbers — part of the class 520 series
Patent Owner: Columbia Insurance Company, Omaha, NE
Firm Requesting: Law Office of John K. Pike, PLLC., Alexandria, VA
Date Requested: 9/24/2010
Invention Title: TRANSLUCENT COATING COMPOSITIONS PROVIDING IMPROVED UV DEGRADATION RESISTANCE

Control Number: 90/011,259

Patent Number: 5,635,201
Technology Area: Drug, bio-affecting and body treating compositions
Patent Owner: Molnlycke Health Care AB, Sweden
Requester: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
Firm Requesting: Hunton & Williams, LLP., Washington, DC
Date Requested: 9/30/2010
Invention Title: METHOD AND AN ARRANGEMENT FOR MANUFACTURING WOUND DRESSINGS, AND A WOUND DRESSING MANUFACTURED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE METHOD

Control Number: 90/011,260

Patent Number: 5,321,520
Technology Area: Facsimile and static presentation processing
Patent Owner: Automated Medical Access Corporation, Tampa, FL
Requester: MicroStrategy Incorporation
Firm Requesting: Fish & Richardson, PC, Minneapolis, MN
Date Requested: 9/30/2010
Invention Title: AUTOMATED HIGH DEFINITION/RESOLUTION IMAGE STORAGE, RETRIEVAL AND TRANSMISSION SYSTEM

Control Number: 90/011,261

Patent Number: 7,510,299
Technology Area: Electronic digital logic circuitry
Patent Owner: Altair Engineering, Inc., Troy, MI
Date Requested: 10/4/2010
Invention Title: LED LIGHTING DEVICE FOR REPLACING FLUORESCENT TUBES

Control Number: 90/011,264

Patent Number: 5,388,101
Technology Area: Multiplex communications
Patent Owner: EON Corporation, Herndon, VA
Requester: Sensus USA Inc.
Firm Requesting: Jones Day, Cleveland, OH
Date Requested: 10/6/2010
Invention Title: INTERACTIVE NATIONWIDE DATA SERVICE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM FOR STATIONARY AND MOBILE BATTERY OPERATED SUBSCRIBER UNITS

Control Number: 90/011,265

Patent Number: 5,481,546
Technology Area: Multiplex communications
Patent Owner: EON Corporation, Herndon, VA
Requester: Sensus USA Inc.
Firm Requesting: Jones Day, Cleveland, OH
Date Requested: 10/6/2010
Invention Title: INTERACTIVE NATIONWIDE DATA SERVICE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM FOR STATIONARY AND MOBILE BATTERY OPERATED SUBSCRIBER UNITS

Control Number: 90/011,266

Patent Number: 5,946,546
Technology Area: Semiconductor device manufacturing: process
Patent Owner: General Electric Company, Schenectady, NY
Firm Requesting: Fish & Richardson, PC., Boston, MA
Date Requested: 10/6/2010
Invention Title: CHIP BURN-IN AND TEST STRUCTURE

Control Number: 90/011,268

Patent Number: 7,706,250
Technology Area: Multiplex communications
Patent Owner: Progressive Casualty Insurance Company, Mayfield Village, OH
Firm Requesting: Kirton & McConkie, Salt Lake City, UT
Date Requested: 10/6/2010
Invention Title: APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SIMULTANEOUS TESTING OF MULTIPLE ORTHOGONAL FREQUENCY DIVISION MULTIPLEXED TRANSMITTERS WITH SINGLE VECTOR SIGNAL ANALYZER

Control Number: 90/011,271

Patent Number: 6,871,179
Technology Area: Data processing: speech signal processing, linguistics, language translation,
Patent Owner: Nuance Communications, Inc., Burlington, MA
Firm Requesting: Gilman Clark, LLC., Boston, MA
Date Requested: 10/8/2010
Invention Title: METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR EXECUTING VOICE COMMANDS HAVING DICTATION AS A PARAMETER