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  • 1. USPTO – Reexamination Update January 18th to January 24th, 2012Sl. Patent Control Requested Requester Type Title Abstract Assignee(s) Inventor(s) Primary Other ClassNo. number Number date Class A state changeable memory alloy and device employing same. The memory alloy is capable of changing from a first state to a second state in response to the input of energy, Strand, Dorothy P. Congruent such as projected David A. 148/304, Whalen, Fish state optical beam Energy (West 148/403, & changeable energy, electrical Conversion Bloomfield, Dec. 16, Ex 365/113,1 5,128,099 90/012,055 Richardson, optical energy or thermal Devices, MI); 420/579 2011 Parte G9B/7.022, PC., memory energy. The alloy Inc. (Troy, Ovshinsky, G9B/7.139, Minneapolis, material and has a first MI) Stanford R. G9B/7.142 MN device detectable (Bloomfield characteristic when Hills, MI) in the first state and a second detectable characteristic when in the second state. It is further characterized in that the first state comprises a single phase, and the Patent Support Services - www.invntree.com contact@invntree.com
  • 2. Sl. Patent Control Requested Requester Type Title Abstract Assignee(s) Inventor(s) Primary Other ClassNo. number Number date Class second state comprises either: (1) a single phase having the same composition as the first phase or (2) a plurality of phases which have substantially similar crystallization temperatures and kinetics. A system for Bernzott, recognition of Philip characters on a (Oakland, medium. The CA); system includes a Dilworth, Joseph E. scanner for John Palys, scanning a medium (Oakland, Finnegan Optical such as a page of CA); Caere Henderson character printed text and George, Dec. 13, Ex Corporation 382/209,2 5,381,489 90/012,046 Farabow recognition graphics and David 382/176 2011 Parte (Los Gatos, 382/229 Garrett & method and producing a bit- (Oakland, CA) Dunner, apparatus mapped CA); LLP., Reston, representation of Higgins, VA the page. The bit- Bryan mapped (Berkeley, representation of CA); the page is then Knight, stored in a memory Jeremy means such as the (Berkeley, Patent Support Services - www.invntree.com contact@invntree.com
  • 3. Sl. Patent Control Requested Requester Type Title Abstract Assignee(s) Inventor(s) Primary Other ClassNo. number Number date Class memory of a CA) computer system. A processor processes the bit-mapped image to produce an output comprising coded character representations of the text on the page. The present invention discloses parsing a page to allow for production of the output characters in a logical sequence, a combination of feature detection methods and template matching methods for recognition of characters and a number of methods for feature detection such as use of statistical data and polygon fitting. David M. Telephonic- A system D Ronald A. Katz, 379/91.02, Dec. 9, Ex 379/88.13 5,815,551 90/012,036 Longo, interface interfaces with a Katz Ronald A. 379/127.01, 2011 Parte 9 Finnegan statistical multiplicity of Technology (Los 379/189, Patent Support Services - www.invntree.com contact@invntree.com
  • 4. Sl. Patent Control Requested Requester Type Title Abstract Assignee(s) Inventor(s) Primary Other ClassNo. number Number date Class Henderson analysis individual terminals Licensing, Angeles, 379/198, Farabow system T1-Tn of a LP (Los CA) 379/207.13, Garrett & telephone network Angeles, 379/207.14, Dunner, facility C, at the CA) 379/265.02 LLP., Reston, terminals callers are VA prompted by voice- generated instructions to provide digital data that is identified for positive association with a caller and is stored for processing. The callers identification data is confirmed using various techniques and callers may be ranked and accounted for on the basis of entitlement, sequence or demographics. Callers are assigned random designations that are stored along with statistical and identification data. Patent Support Services - www.invntree.com contact@invntree.com
  • 5. Sl. Patent Control Requested Requester Type Title Abstract Assignee(s) Inventor(s) Primary Other ClassNo. number Number date Class A break-off control circuit may terminate the computer interface aborting to a terminal for direct communication with an operator. Real-time operation processing is an alternative to stored data. The accumulation of stored data (statistical, calling order sequence, etc.) is variously processed and correlated as with developed or established data to isolate a select group or subset of callers who can be readily identified and reliably confirmed. Different program formats variously control the processing of Patent Support Services - www.invntree.com contact@invntree.com
  • 6. Sl. Patent Control Requested Requester Type Title Abstract Assignee(s) Inventor(s) Primary Other ClassNo. number Number date Class statistical data as for auction sales, contests, lotteries, polls, commercials and so on. A vehicle location display for a navigation or route guidance system is disclosed. The vehicle location display provides information to a user regarding the Volkswagen current location of Group of Street the vehicle on a America, Millington, identification map even when the Magellan, 340/990, Inc., Jeffrey Dec. 13, Ex for a map scale of the map is DIS, Inc. 340/995.15,4 6,178,380 90/012,047 Clifford A. Alan 701/212 2011 Parte zoom of a large. In a preferred (Rochester 701/208, Ulrich, (Rochester navigation embodiment, the Hills, MI) 701/211 Kenyon & Hills, MI) system map includes a Kenyon, New current location York, NY field that displays a road segment name associated with the current road segment that the vehicle is located on. In an alternative embodiment, the vehicle location Patent Support Services - www.invntree.com contact@invntree.com
  • 7. Sl. Patent Control Requested Requester Type Title Abstract Assignee(s) Inventor(s) Primary Other ClassNo. number Number date Class display displays a large scale map wherein the current road segment is highlighted by displaying it in a color and the name of the current road segment is displayed in a current location field on the map. A telephonic- interface lottery system D interfaces with a multiplicity of individual terminals T1-Tn of a telephone network Ronald A. Jeffrey A. facility C to enable Katz Katz, Cooper, Telephonic- lottery players to Technology Ronald A. Dec. 9, Alston & Ex 379/93.15 6,424,703 90/012,037 interface call and play for at Licensing, (Los 2011 Bird, LLP., Parte 3 lottery system least one additional L.P. (Los Angeles, Charlotte, chance to possibly Angeles, CA) NC win by dialing a CA) pay-to-dial telephone number indicated on a †œscratch- off†• or online game lottery ticket Patent Support Services - www.invntree.com contact@invntree.com
  • 8. Sl. Patent Control Requested Requester Type Title Abstract Assignee(s) Inventor(s) Primary Other ClassNo. number Number date Class for use in the system. At the terminals, callers are prompted by voice-generated instructions to provide digital data, such as their telephone number, age, social security number, and/or drivers license number. In addition, the sequence number of the caller as well as the date and time of the call is recorded for positive association with a caller and is stored for processing. The callers identification data is confirmed using various techniques and callers may be ranked and accounted for on the basis of entitlement-and Patent Support Services - www.invntree.com contact@invntree.com
  • 9. Sl. Patent Control Requested Requester Type Title Abstract Assignee(s) Inventor(s) Primary Other ClassNo. number Number date Class sequence. In accordance with one format, an instant winner is selected online by utilizing techniques such as determining a random winning sequence number or a winning lottery number generated by a number generator. As an adjunct or alternative, the identification data is processed at a later time to determine a grand prize drawing winner by using various processing techniques for determining winners. FlashCo Apparatus A pipe boot having Mayle, Manufacturin and method a vertical portion Steven 52/58, Dec. 2, g, Inc., Craig Ex for sealing a adapted to surround Robert 52/96,6 6,691,473 90/012,033 52/198 2011 M. Parte vertical a predetermined (Fremont, 285/42, Stainbrook, protrusion on portion of the pipe OH); 285/424 Stainbrook & a roof to be covered, the Mayle, Patent Support Services - www.invntree.com contact@invntree.com
  • 10. Sl. Patent Control Requested Requester Type Title Abstract Assignee(s) Inventor(s) Primary Other ClassNo. number Number date Class Stainbrook, vertical portion Robert L. LLP., Santa having a top end (Fremont, Rosa, CA and a bottom end, OH) wherein the top end has a top opening and wherein the bottom end has a bottom opening; a base portion, wherein the base portion is connected to a bottom edge of the vertical portion and wherein the vertical portion extends substantially in the vertical direction when the base portion resides on the roof. It is also preferred that the bottom opening of the boot be adapted to accept a pipe to be covered. The pipe boot may also be open to allow installation on existing pipes. In the preferred Patent Support Services - www.invntree.com contact@invntree.com
  • 11. Sl. Patent Control Requested Requester Type Title Abstract Assignee(s) Inventor(s) Primary Other ClassNo. number Number date Class embodiment, the top end of the vertical portion has a slit, the slit running vertically down a predetermined distance of the vertical portion of the boot and wherein the slit allows the top opening of the vertical portion to be adjusted in size to fit around the pipe to be covered. The boot is installed by: placing the bottom opening of the vertical portion over a protrusion to be covered; placing the base portion flat over the roof; pulling a top portion of a side edge of the vertical portion around the pipe so that the top opening of the Patent Support Services - www.invntree.com contact@invntree.com
  • 12. Sl. Patent Control Requested Requester Type Title Abstract Assignee(s) Inventor(s) Primary Other ClassNo. number Number date Class vertical portion is adjusted to fit the pipe; and sealing the top opening of the vertical portion around the pipe. A method and system for battery charging. In some Meyer, aspects, an Gary D. electrical (Waukesha, combination WI, US); comprises a first Rosenbecke battery having a r, Jay J. Lithium-based (Menomone Paul chemistry, the first e Falls, WI, Method and Milwaukee Devinsky, battery having a US); system of Electric McDermott first nominal Glasgow, Dec. 9, Ex charging Tool7 7,176,654 90/012,040 Will & voltage in a Kevin L. 320/110 2011 Parte multi-cell Corporation Emery, LLP., nominal voltage (Lomira, lithium-based (Brookfield, Washington, range, a second WI, US); batteries WI, US) DC battery having a Johnson, Lithium-based Todd W. chemistry, the (Wauwatos second battery a, WI, US); having a second Scheucher, nominal voltage, Karl F. the second nominal (Waite Hill, voltage being OH, US) different than the first nominal Patent Support Services - www.invntree.com contact@invntree.com
  • 13. Sl. Patent Control Requested Requester Type Title Abstract Assignee(s) Inventor(s) Primary Other ClassNo. number Number date Class voltage and being outside of the nominal voltage range, and a battery charger operable to charge the first battery and the second battery. In some aspects, a method of charging a battery, a first battery having a Lithium-based chemistry, the first battery having a first nominal voltage in a first nominal voltage range, a second battery having a Lithium-based chemistry, the second battery having a second nominal voltage in a second nominal voltage range, the second nominal voltage being different than the first nominal Patent Support Services - www.invntree.com contact@invntree.com
  • 14. Sl. Patent Control Requested Requester Type Title Abstract Assignee(s) Inventor(s) Primary Other ClassNo. number Number date Class voltage, the second nominal voltage range being different than the first nominal voltage range, a battery charger being operable to charge the first battery and the second battery, includes the acts of electrically connecting the battery charger and the first battery, charging the first battery, electrically connecting the battery charger and the second battery, and charging the second battery. Thomas L. A file transfer Haff, 707/741, Irving, system includes Maurice W. 707/812, Hyperspace Finnegan peer devices, (Easton, 707/826, Communica Dec. 12, Henderson Ex File transfer including an index MD, US); 707/922,8 7,263,528 90/012,043 tions, Inc. 707/622 2011 Farabow Parte system creating device and Clarke, 707/999.101 (Easton, Garrett & at least one Christopher , MD, US) Dunner, requesting peer D. 707/999.102 LLP., device. The index (Annapolis, , Patent Support Services - www.invntree.com contact@invntree.com
  • 15. Sl. Patent Control Requested Requester Type Title Abstract Assignee(s) Inventor(s) Primary Other ClassNo. number Number date Class Washington, creating device MD, US) 707/999.104 DC creates an index of stored files that can be requested by peer devices. The index creating device evaluates communications requests from the peer devices and accepts communications requests in accordance with user defined criteria. The index creating device communicates with a requesting peer device when the communications request from the requesting peer device has been accepted, and also stores the index, which is linked to an identification. The requesting peer device requests files that are listed in the Patent Support Services - www.invntree.com contact@invntree.com
  • 16. Sl. Patent Control Requested Requester Type Title Abstract Assignee(s) Inventor(s) Primary Other ClassNo. number Number date Class index linked to the identification. The requesting peer device also creates the file request, which includes a list of the selected files and the identification, transmits the file request to the index creating device, and receives the requested files listed in the index. The manufacture of Bateman, solar cells is Nicholas simplified and cost (Burlington reduced through by 257/617, , MA, US); performing Varian 257/E21.346 Gupta, Atul Kevin L. successive ion Semiconduc , (Beverly, Pontius, Use of implants, without tor 257/E21.568 MA, US); Dec. 9, Waters and Ex chained an intervening Equipment ,9 7,727,866 90/012,002 Sullivan, 438/514 2011 Associates, Parte implants in thermal cycle. In Associates, 257/E31.032 Paul PLC., Grand solar cells addition to reducing Inc. , 438/57, (Wenham, Rapids, MI process time, the (Gloucester, 438/73, MA, US); use of chained ion MA, US) 438/455, Murphy, implantations may 438/458 Paul also improve the (Reading, performance of the MA, US) solar cell. In Patent Support Services - www.invntree.com contact@invntree.com
  • 17. Sl. Patent Control Requested Requester Type Title Abstract Assignee(s) Inventor(s) Primary Other ClassNo. number Number date Class another embodiment, two different species are successively implanted without breaking vacuum. In another embodiment, the substrate is implanted, then flipped such that it can be and implanted on both sides before being annealed. In yet another embodiment, one or more different masks are applied and successive implantations are performed without breaking the vacuum condition, thereby reducing the process time. Third Party System and A system protects a Finjan Touboul, Requester: method for client from hostile 709/223, Nov. 29, Inter Software, Shlomo10 6,480,962 95/001,836 Symantec protecting a Downloadables. 726/22 709/224, 2011 Partes Ltd. (Kefar- (Kefar- Corporation; client during The system 726/24 Haim, IL) Haim, IL) (Atty Is: runtime from includes security Patent Support Services - www.invntree.com contact@invntree.com
  • 18. Sl. Patent Control Requested Requester Type Title Abstract Assignee(s) Inventor(s) Primary Other ClassNo. number Number date Class Thomas E. hostile rules defining Anderson, downloadable suspicious actions WilmerHale, s and security Washington, policies defining DC), the appropriate Real Party in responsive actions Interest: to rule violations. Same As The system Third Party includes an Requester interface for receiving incoming Downloadable and requests made by the Downloadable. The system still further includes a comparator coupled to the interface for examining the Downloadable, requests made by the Downloadable and runtime events to determine whether a security policy has been violated, and a response engine coupled to the comparator for performing a Patent Support Services - www.invntree.com contact@invntree.com
  • 19. Sl. Patent Control Requested Requester Type Title Abstract Assignee(s) Inventor(s) Primary Other ClassNo. number Number date Class violation-based responsive action. A plastic cutlery item, fabricated primarily from a Mithal, plastic material, Ashish K. such as polystyrene, (North having a metallic Chelmsford coating that imparts , MA, US); Third Party to this cutlery item Gordon, Requester: the appearance of David EMI Yoshi, metal cutlery or (Groton, Inc.; (Atty silverware. The MA, US); Is: Thomas J. plastic cutlery or Waddington Chan, Donovan, tableware items are North Raymond Barnes & Metallized molded using Nov. 22, Inter America, (Framingha 30/324,11 6,983,542 95/001,833 Thornburg, cutlery and traditional injection 30/322 2011 Partes Inc. m, MA, 30/340 LLP., tableware molding techniques, (Chelmsfor US); Chicago, IL), and subjected to a d, MA, US) Ellsworth, Real Party in vacuum metallizing Thomas E. Interest: process in an (Wilmingto Same As individualized non- n, MA, Third Party contiguous manner, US); Requester where a thin Gallop, metallic layer is William A. deposited on at least (Westminst one of their er, MA, surfaces. The US) resultant items simulate the appearance of solid Patent Support Services - www.invntree.com contact@invntree.com
  • 20. Sl. Patent Control Requested Requester Type Title Abstract Assignee(s) Inventor(s) Primary Other ClassNo. number Number date Class metal cutlery or tableware. In the most preferred embodiment of the invention the plastic cutlery or tableware items are molded from a light- transmitting grade of Polystyrene resin and are coated with a thin stainless steel layer through vacuum sputtering deposition on only one of the surfaces. Third Party The carton of this Requester: invention is capable The C.W. of carrying the Zumbiel plurality of Company; containers stacked Graphic (Atty Is: upon their ends in Dispensing Packaging Harrelson, Keith R. two tiers with a 221/305, Dec. 6, Inter system for Internationa Glen R.12 7,134,551 95/001,796 Haupt, Wood unique dispenser 206/427 229/122, 2011 Partes double stack l, Inc. (Gainesville Herron & that permits the 229/242 carton (Marietta, , GA, US) Evans, LLP., dispensing of GA, US) Cincinnati, containers on their OH), Real sides. The dispenser Party in is formed in a top Interest: side wall and Same As extends into the end Patent Support Services - www.invntree.com contact@invntree.com
  • 21. Sl. Patent Control Requested Requester Type Title Abstract Assignee(s) Inventor(s) Primary Other ClassNo. number Number date Class Third Party wall with most of Requester the end wall being torn open but leaving a portion near the bottom side wall to prevent the bottom layer of containers from rolling out. Angled projections in the dispensing end of the carton near the top panel and bottom panel prevent the top layer of containers from rolling out. A divider may be inserted between the two tiers of containers to facilitate loading the carton and preventing the containers from accidentally rolling out when the dispenser is open. Third A fishing reel Daiwa Miyazaki, Dec. 7, Inter13 7,191,969 95/000,642 Party Fishing reel includes: a reel Seiko, Inc. Takeo 242/283 242/282 2011 Partes Requester: body; a spool (Tokyo, JP) (Kiyose, Patent Support Services - www.invntree.com contact@invntree.com
  • 22. Sl. Patent Control Requested Requester Type Title Abstract Assignee(s) Inventor(s) Primary Other ClassNo. number Number date Class Pure Fishing, rotatably supported JP); Inc.; (Atty by the reel body; a Sekimoto, Is: Lance G. handle shaft Akio Johnson, rotatably supported (Iruma, JP) Roylance by the reel body; a Abrams handle arm Berdo & provided at a distal Goodman, end of the handle LLP., shaft; a Washington, transmission DC), Real mechanism that Party in transmits a rotation Interest: of the handle shaft Same As to the spool via a Third Party drag device capable Requester of adjusting braking force; and a braking force controlling element rotatably supported by the handle shaft, the braking force controlling element including an adjusting portion for adjusting the braking force applied to the drag device and an operation portion for the adjusting Patent Support Services - www.invntree.com contact@invntree.com
  • 23. Sl. Patent Control Requested Requester Type Title Abstract Assignee(s) Inventor(s) Primary Other ClassNo. number Number date Class portion. The operation portion radially extends from an axis center of the handle shaft, and includes a bent portion which is formed at an intermediate portion of the operation portion and bent toward the reel body side. A motorized bed includes a base Third Party frame, a linking Requester: frame movably ASCION, mounted on the LLC.; (Atty base frame, a first Is: support frame Edmund J. Motorized Ruoey Lung pivotally mounted Walsh, Wolf bed that is Enterprise Shih, Lung- Nov. 29, Inter on the linking14 7,448,100 95/000,652 Greenfield & movably Corp. tan (Lukang 5/600 5/617, 5/619 2011 Partes frame, two first Sacks, PC., closer to the (Changhua Town, TW) links each pivotally Boston, MA), wall Hsien, TW) mounted between Real Party in the base frame and Interest: the first support Same As frame, a second Third Party support frame Requester pivotally mounted on the linking Patent Support Services - www.invntree.com contact@invntree.com
  • 24. Sl. Patent Control Requested Requester Type Title Abstract Assignee(s) Inventor(s) Primary Other ClassNo. number Number date Class frame, a lift frame pivotally mounted on the second support frame, two second links each pivotally mounted between the linking frame and the lift frame, and a cushion mounted on the linking frame. Thus, when the motorized bed is folded, the front portion of the cushion is movable forward to get closer to the cabinet, so that a user can use the cabinet easily and conveniently, thereby facilitating the user taking items placed on the cabinet. Third Party Hardware- A wakeboard Motion Crumrine, Requester: less binding assembly Water Dec. 16, Inter Scott15 7,766,711 95/001,810 Square One wakeboard includes a binding Sports, Inc. 441/70 2011 Partes (Carlsbad, Distribution, binding base and an (Redmond, CA, US) Inc.; (Atty component outersole. The WA, US) Patent Support Services - www.invntree.com contact@invntree.com
  • 25. Sl. Patent Control Requested Requester Type Title Abstract Assignee(s) Inventor(s) Primary Other ClassNo. number Number date Class Is: Zachary and assembly binding base is W. Behler, and method adapted to attach Foster Swift of making both to the Collins & assembly wakeboard, and an Smith, PC., upper of the Lansing, MI), binding. The Real Party in outersole is Interest: designed to Same As surround the Third Party periphery of the Requester binding base and cover the area of attachment between the binding base and the binding upper. The attachment of the upper to the binding base eliminates the need to use hardware and fasteners for attachment of the upper to the wakeboard. Third Party Heat transfer tubes Jiangsu Lu, Requester: for evaporators in Cuilong Minghua Heat transfer 29/890.053, Dec. 7, Wolverine/W Inter air conditioning and Precision (Changshu,16 7,789,127 95/001,840 tubes for 165/133 165/181, 2011 ieland Heat Partes refrigeration Copper CN); evaporators 165/184 Transfer systems, each tube Tube Zhang, Technologies including: a tube Corporation Chunming Patent Support Services - www.invntree.com contact@invntree.com
  • 26. Sl. Patent Control Requested Requester Type Title Abstract Assignee(s) Inventor(s) Primary Other ClassNo. number Number date Class , LLC.; (Atty body (1); outer fins (Jiangsu (Chnagshu, Is: Martin R. (2) extending on an Province, CN); Cui, Geissler, outer wall surface CN); Xiaoyu Muncy of the tube body (1) University (Shanghai, Geissler and having outer fin of Shanghai CN); Luo, Olds & walls opposite to for Science Xing Lowe, the outer fin walls and (Shanghai, PLLC., of the adjacent Technology CN); Ma, Fairfax, VA), outer fins; channels (Shanghai, Hugen Real Party in (6) located between CN) (Shanghai, Interest: the adjacent fins (2) CN) Same As so as to constitute Third channel chambers; Party fin top platforms (3) Requester on respective tops of the outer fins (2), the fin top platforms (3) including fin top edges (3a) extending from both sides of the fin top platforms (3) so that the channel chambers form a cavity structure as a whole; channel chamber openings constituted by gaps between the adjacent fin top Patent Support Services - www.invntree.com contact@invntree.com
  • 27. Sl. Patent Control Requested Requester Type Title Abstract Assignee(s) Inventor(s) Primary Other ClassNo. number Number date Class edges (3a) of the fin top platforms (3) of the outer fins; and lateral fins (4) arranged on portions or substantially middle portions of the outer fin walls of the outer fins (2) in a height direction of the outer fins (2) and at intervals in an spreading direction of the outer fins (2), so that the cavity structure is formed into a double cavity structure. Patent Support Services - www.invntree.com contact@invntree.com