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Friday, May 29, 2009

REVERSED

1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
Ex Parte McCray et al SCHEINER 103(a) FULBRIGHT & JAWORSKI L.L.P.
polynucleotide preparation for producing a "pseudotyped viral composition"

1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
Ex Parte Wiseman DELMENDO 103(a) ZIOLKOWSKI PATENT SOLUTIONS GROUP, SC
crystal growing apparatus
Haldeman 5,461,215 Oct. 24, 1995
Von Ammon2 6,117,230 Sep. 12, 2000

Ex Parte Kim KIMLIN 102(e) MCKENNA LONG & ALDRIDGE, LLP
method for controlling a washing machine
Kim et al (Kim) 6,842,929 B2 Jan. 18, 2005

3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
Ex Parte Brockman et al LORIN 103(a) NIXON & VANDERHYE, PC
computer-assisted processes for supporting delivery of time-sensitive goods
Wojcik US 5,666,493 Sep. 9, 1997
Kambe US 5,797,113 Aug. 18, 1998
Gaspard US 6,411,897 B1 Jun. 25, 2002
TimothyUS 2003/0114206 A1 Jun. 19, 2003

Ex Parte Abel GRIMES 102(b)/103(a) DAVID R. MCKINNEY, P.C.
a sport fishing net with a length measuring scale incorporated into the net
Chat, FR 2,582,190, Nov. 28, 1986
Bryant et al., US 5,501,026, Mar. 26, 1996

Ex Parte Perlov et al HORNER 112(1)/103(a) DUGAN & DUGAN, PC
apparatus for storing and moving substrate cassettes
Fosnight US 5,980,183 Nov. 9, 1999
Bonora US 6,579,052 B1 Jun. 17, 2003
Iwasaki JP 64-67932 A Mar. 14, 1989

Ex Parte Cesaroni SONG 103(a) ARENT FOX LLP
claims a projectile (e.g., a bullet) and a method of forming the same
Bélanger 5,237,930 Aug. 24, 1993
Beal US 6,371,029 B1 Apr. 16, 2002

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Designs

Ex Parte BOSCH LEE 102(b)/103(a) Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
particulate filter located in the exhaust gas area of an internal combustion engine
Nishiguchi 3,828,552 Aug. 13, 1974
Abe 6,021,639 Feb. 8, 2000
van Nieuwstadt 6,988,361 B2 Jan. 24, 2006
Okugawa 2004/0226288 A1 Nov. 18, 2004

Ex Parte Mannheimer et al WALSH 112(1) NELLCOR PURITAN BENNETT LLC
oximeter sensor

Ex Parte Krenn et al PRATS 102(e)/103(a) MARK A. LITMAN & ASSOCIATES, P.A
device for shuffling cards
Fineman US 3,944,230 Mar. 16, 1976
Johnson US 6,676,127 B2 Jan. 13, 2001


REVERSED - 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b)

1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
Ex Parte Hosoya et al HANLON 103(a) RADAR FISHMAN & GRANER PLLC
cathode active material for use in a secondary battery
JP 11-162466 published June 18, 1999
JP 2001-85006 published March 30, 2001

2100 Computer Architecture and Software
Ex Parte Kallas et al BARRETT 103(a) McGINN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW GROUP, PLLC
method, apparatus, and signal-bearing medium "tangibly embodying" a program for modeling the timing of production and consumption of data
Schreiber US 6,507,947 B1 Jan. 14, 2003 (filed Aug. 20, 1999)
Okunev US 6,516,462 B1 Feb. 04, 2003 (filed Feb. 17, 2000)
Wong US 6,988,183 B1 Jan. 17, 2006 (filed Jun. 25, 1999)

BILSKI - REVERSED; 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b)

2100 Computer Architecture and Software
Ex Parte Dom et al MARTIN 102(b) Gibb Intellectual Property Law Firm, LLC
use of databases to detect and qualify relationships between people
Robertson US 6,269,369 B1 Jul. 31, 2001

Ex Parte Babu et al SAADAT 103(a) CATERPILLAR INC
system and method for establishing a reliability characteristic associated with a part
Gullo US 2002/0078403 A1 Jun. 20, 2002
Hoffberg US 2002/0151992 A1 Oct. 17, 2002
Nicholson US 6,557,120 B1 Apr. 29, 2003 (filed Mar. 31, 2000)
Dragomir-Daescu US 2004/0123179 A1 Jun. 24, 2004 (filed Dec. 19, 2002)


AFFIRMED-IN-PART

1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
Ex Parte Vyas et al COLAIANNI 112(1)/102(e)/103(a) GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
method for enhancing the corrosion resistance of a bipolar plate
Batawi US 6,228,522 B1 May 8, 2001
Chellappa US 2004/0197593 A1 Oct. 7, 2004
Van Steenkiste US 2005/0025897 A1 Feb. 3, 2005
Kurz US 2005/0017055 A1 Jan. 27, 2005

Ex Parte van Driesten COLAIANNI 103(a) RENNER, OTTO, BOISSELLE & SKLAR, LLP method for making a plurality of products, which may be containers
Miller US 3,272,422 Sep. 13, 1966
Schrenk US 3,764,430 Oct. 9, 1973
Ito US 3,890,448 Jun. 17, 1975
Corbic US 4,287,702 Sep. 8, 1981
Copland US 4,684,025 Aug. 4, 1987
Aiken US 4,786,534 Nov. 22, 1988
Hustad US 4,945,710 Aug. 7, 1990
Wyslotsky US 6,135,304 Oct. 24, 2000
Lamothe US 6,736,350 B2 May 18, 2004
Razavi US 7,037,580 B2 May 2, 2006

Ex Parte Chamandy 103(a) AVERY DENNISON CORPORATION
webs of record members
St. Aubin (US 4,309,468, issued Jan. 5, 1982)
Korondi, Jr. (US 5,702,127, issued Dec. 30, 1997)

2100 Computer Architecture and Software
Ex Parte Sharma HUGHES 102(e)/112(2) Hewlett-Packard Company
system and method for controlling the flow of ordered pipelined instructions
Uehara US 2002/0040414 A1 Apr. 4, 2002 (Filed Jul. 3, 2001)

2400 Networking, Mulitplexing, Cable, and Security
Ex Parte Pedlow FISCHETTI 102(b) FITCH EVEN TABIN AND FLANNERY
apparatus for television systems
Payton US 5,790,935 Aug. 4, 1998

2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
Ex Parte Drubel et al HAHN 102(b) CERMAK KENEALY VAIDYA & NAKAJIMA LLP
electrical machine contained in a housing
Baader US 6,069,426 May 30, 2000

3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
Ex Parte Lutzke HORNER 112(1)/112(2)/103(a) THEODORE W. OLDS
retention clip to secure a tube within a housing
Wiethorn US 5,395,140 Mar. 7, 1995

Ex Parte Henley MOHANTY, FISCHETTI, dissenting-in-part 103(a) NIXON & VANDERHYE, PC
online auctioning process for negotiating a price for the performance of personal professional services
DiRienzo US 6,006,191 Dec. 21, 1999
Newman US 6,035,276 Mar. 7, 2000
Kenna US 6,108,641 Aug. 22, 2000
Feinberg US 6,366,891 B1 Apr. 2, 2002
Rackson US 6,415,270 B1 Jul. 2, 2002
Ilsen US 6,757,898 B1 Jun. 29, 2004

Ex Parte Shaw BARRETT 103(a) LAW OFFICE OF MICHAEL R. NICHOLS
apparatus and method for framing a work
Anthony US 4,391,053 July 5, 1983
Ristuccia US 4,849,056 July 18, 1989
Plumly US 5,524,373 June 11, 1996


Ex Parte Roop et al BAHR 102(b)/103(a) BAKER BOTTS L.L.P.
freight transportationsystem

Säufferer (US 3,934,183, issued Jan. 20, 1976)
Forbes (US 6,584,912 B2, issued Jul. 1, 2003)
Ortwein (US 6,293,473 B1, issued Sep. 25, 2001)

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Designs
Ex Parte Goodson LEBOVITZ 103(a) MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC.
bifurcated endoluminal prosthetic assembly
Goicoechea et al. (U.S. Pat. No. 6,051,020, Apr. 18, 2000)
Borghi (U.S. Pat. No. 6,033,434, Mar. 7, 2000)
Frid (U.S. Pat. No. 6,149,682, Nov. 21, 2000)


BILSKI - AFFIRMED-IN-PART; 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b)

2100 Computer Architecture and Software
Ex Parte Altman et al STEPHENS 101/102(e)/103(a) MCGINN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW GROUP, PLLC
method for emulating the instruction set of one processor using the instruction set of another processor
Richter US 5,440,710 Aug. 8, 1995
Onodera US 5,574,878 Nov. 12, 1996
Bodin US 5,675,762 Oct. 07, 1997
Bugnion US 6,075,938 Jun. 13, 2000
Noel US 6,381,682 B2 Apr. 30, 2002
Egolf US 6,480,845 B1 Nov. 12, 2002 (filed Jun. 14, 2000)

Thursday, May 28, 2009

REVERSED

1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
Ex Parte Wang et al WALSH 103(a) MOORE & VAN ALLEN PLLC
antiviral agents

1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
Ex Parte Ford et al WARREN 102(e)/103(a) PHAN LAW GROUP PLLC
copolymer of ethylene and 1-hexene
Bamberger 6,136,930 Oct. 24, 2000

Ex Parte Tetsuka et al ROBERTSON 103(a) ANTONELLI, TERRY, STOUT & KRAUS, LLP
plasma processing apparatus
Kawasaki 4,795,529 Jan. 3, 1989
Kadomura US 6,391,437 B1 May 21, 2002

Ex Parte Lang et al NAGUMO 102(b)/103(a) OBLON, SPIVAK, MCCLELLAND MAIER & NEUSTADT, P.C.
process of surface compacting a poly(meth)acrylimide foam
Horst Greb et al., U.S. Patent Application Publication US 2004/0247152 (2004)

Ex Parte Gaitonde GARRIS 112(1)/112(2)/102(b)/103(a) NIXON & VANDERHYE, PC
structural component for an aircraft
Browne 5,914,163 Jun. 22, 1999

2400 Networking, Mulitplexing, Cable, and Security
Ex Parte Nakagawa et al DANG 103(a) BAKER BOTTS L.L.P.
managing shared memory resources in a high-speed switching environment
Kadambi US 6,707,818 B1 Mar. 16, 2004
Hayter US 6,766,389 B2 Jul. 20, 2004
Bloch US 6,922,408 B2 Jul. 26, 2005
Shah US 6,941,407 B2 Sep. 6, 2005

2600 Communications
Ex Parte Kutka HOFF 102(b) EDWARDS ANGELL PALMER & DODGE LLP
method and device for picture compression
Zaccarin US 5,210,605 May 11, 1993

Ex Parte Heutschi HAIRSTON 103(a) OLIFF & BERRIDGE, PLC
telecommunication method for logging a subscriber communication terminal into a visited partner communication network
Sawyer US 5,920,814 Jul. 6, 1999
Stadelmann US 6,738,622 B1 May 18, 2004
(filed Oct. 28, 1999)

2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
Ex Parte Ichikawa et al SMITH 103(a) OLIFF & BERRIDGE, PLC
method for measurement of thermal conductivity of a honeycomb structure
Kishimoto, U.S. Patent No. 5,693,685, issued December 2, 1997
Amer, U.S. Patent No. 6,331,075 B1, issued December 18, 2001
Kirino, U.S. Patent No. 6,730,421 B1, issued May 4, 2004

Ex Parte Hanlon et al HOFF 102(b)/103(a) HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
fault-tolerant system and method for monitoring and controlling an active magnetic bearing system
Yamada US 5,650,706 Jul. 22, 1997
Schob US 6,249,067 Jun. 19, 2001
Schob US 6,351,048 Feb. 26, 2002

3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
Ex Parte Zeller SONG 102(e)/103(a) SNELL & WILMER L.L.P.
frame for separating excavated material
Wall US 1,005,907 Oct. 17, 1911
Nierop US 2004/0020830 A1 Feb. 5, 2004 (filed Jul. 31, 2002)

Ex Parte Lucky SCHEINER 103(a) GRAY ROBINSON, P.A.
fishing rod holder
McEwen US 5,131,179 Jul. 21, 1992
Galante US Des. 328,775 Aug. 18, 1992
Fiedor US 5,971,333 Oct. 26, 1999

Ex Parte Mankoff LORIN 102(e) BAKER & MCKENZIE LLP
method of distributing promotional offers
Meyer US 6,915,271 B1 Jul. 5, 2005

Ex Parte Bottura STAICOVICI 102(b)/103(a) FITZPATRICK CELLA HARPER & SCINTO
sealing system for connecting a pipe to a user device
Bawa US 3,747,960 Jul. 24, 1973
Walker US 4,150,836 Apr. 24, 1979
Narkon US 4,280,721 Jul. 28, 1981
Ortloff US 4,688,832 Aug. 25, 1987
Chelette US 4,705,307 Nov. 10, 1987
Giovanni US 5,441,314 Aug. 15, 1995
Sharify US 6,325,389 B1 Dec. 4, 2001

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Designs
Ex Parte Wist et al PRATS 102(e)/103(a) RENNER, OTTO, BOISSELLE & SKLAR, LLP
method for assigning digital image information to the navigational data of a medical navigation system
Rahn et al. US 6,895,268 B1 May 17, 2005

REVERSED - 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b)

2100 Computer Architecture and Software
Ex Parte Wu BARRETT 103(a) BIRCH STEWART KOLASCH & BIRCH
system, method, and program on a medium for automatically analyzing a video source to produce a book document
Myers US 2002/0037104 A1 Mar. 28, 2002

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Designs
Ex Parte Gandras LANE 102(b)/103(a) Eric John Gandras
catheter
U.S. Patent 6,030,369, which issued February 29, 2000 (“Engelson”)

BILSKI - AFFIRMED-IN-PART

3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
Ex Parte Busche FETTING 101/112(1)/103(a) Duke Yee
way of predicting customer behavior based on data network geography
Menon US 5,537,488 Jul. 16, 1996
17 Wu US 6,741,967 B1 May 25, 2004


AFFIRMED-IN-PART

1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
Ex Parte Warburton WARREN 112(1)/102(b)/103(a) WORKMAN NYDEGGER/VARIAN
component suitable for use in an x-ray device
McManus US 3,400,882 Sep. 10, 1968
Tormey US 5,725,808 Mar. 10, 1998
Bliesner US 6,329,098 B1 Dec. 11, 2001

3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
Ex Parte Williams et al FISCHETTI 112(1)/103(a) KHORSANDI PATENT LAW GROUP, A.L.C.
system and method for using computer systems for shipping management
Kara US 6,233,568 B1 May 15, 2001
Gendreau US 2001/0034608 A1 Oct. 25, 2001
Stefik US 2003/0115144 A1 Jun. 19, 2003

Ex Parte Wilson BAHR 102(b)/103(a) NIRMEL & ASSOCIATES
apparatus and method for enabling a trained dog to open a hinged door
Clark (US 842,081, issued Jan. 22, 1907)

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Designs
Ex Parte Miller et al McCARTHY 103(a) TOWNSEND AND TOWNSEND AND CREW, LLP
catheter
Steen (US 6,213,995 B1, issued Apr. 10, 2001)
Mische (US 5,052,105, issued Oct. 1, 1991)
Samson (US 6,186,978 B1, issued Feb. 13, 2001)

Ex Parte Mate et al GRIMES 102(e)/103(a) CALYPSO MEDICAL / PERKINS COIE, LLP
locating and tracking the actual position of a target within a body in preparation for and during radiation therapy
Cosman, U.S. Patent 6,405,072 B1, issued June 11, 2002.
Krag, US 2005/0059884 A1, published March 17, 2005
Zampini et al., U.S. Patent 6,307,473 B1, issued Oct. 23, 2001
Dumoulin et al., U.S. Patent 5,377,678, issued Jan. 3, 1995

Ex Parte Peterson GRIMES 112(1)/112(2)/102(b)/103(a) ARMSTRONG TEASDALE LLP
absorbent garment
Gillies et al., WO 98/29074, published July 9, 1998

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

REVERSED

1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering

Ex Parte Varatharajan et al DELMENDO 102(b)/103(a) GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
hybrid power plants with integrated fuel cells
Domeracki
5,413,879 May 9, 1995
Rosen
6,213,234 B1 Apr. 10, 2001

2100 Computer Architecture and Software


Ex Parte Connor THOMAS 103(a) KENYON & KENYON LLP
command-response bus protocol
Habusha
6,205,498 B1 Mar. 20, 2001
Elzur
2004/0034725 A1 Feb. 19, 2004 (filed Aug. 14, 2003)

2400 Networking, Mulitplexing, Cable, and Security


Ex Parte Yamade COURTENAY 103(a) Morrison & Foerster LLP
data transmission device
Ramaley
6,687,741 B1 Feb. 3, 2004
Kakimoto
6,775,688 B1 Aug. 10, 2004

Ex Parte Baratakke et al DANG 102(e) IBM CORP
data processing system
Kalkunte
6,567,417 B2 May 20, 2003

3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review


Ex Parte Fitz BAHR 103(a) WENDEROTH, LIND & PONACK, L.L.P.
extension guide fitting for drawers
Julius Blum GmbH AT 004518 U1, published Aug. 27, 2001
Fleisch
5,895,102 Apr. 20, 1999

Ex Parte Menefee BAHR 102(b) ATK c/o Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A.
shotgun shell
Bilsbury
4,479,438 Oct. 30, 1984

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Designs


Ex Parte Axe et al HORNER 102(b) MACMILLAN SOBANSKI & TODD, LLC
air cycle air conditioning system
Sauterleute et al.
6,505,474 B2 Jan. 14, 2003

REVERSED, new ground of rejection (BILSKI) under 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b)

3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review

Ex Parte Delta et al HORNER 112(2)/101/103(a) PAULY, DEVRIES SMITH & DEFFNER, L.L.C.
extended hours trade filtering
Sposito
2001/0042033 A1 Nov. 15, 2001
Kirwin
2002/0029180 A1 Mar. 7, 2002
Vogel
6,944,599 B1 Sep. 13, 2005

AFFIRMED-IN-PART

1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering

Ex Parte Tiner et al GAUDETTE 103(a) PATTERSON & SHERIDAN, LLP
(LCD) improved method for transferring a large area substrate onto a substrate support
Matsumura
5,823,736 Oct. 20, 1998
Ushikawa
6,140,256 Oct. 31, 2000
Schaper
6,313,441 B1 Nov. 06, 2001
Shang
6,676,761 B2 Jan. 13, 2004

2400 Networking, Mulitplexing, Cable, and Security


Ex Parte Terribile THOMAS 103(a) HARNESS, DICKEY & PIERCE, P.L.C.
apparatus, method, and computer readable medium for building a table to select most frequently used Internet site names
Peercy
5,960,429 Sep. 28, 1999
Swildens
2001/0034792 A1 Oct. 25, 2001 (Filed Feb. 7, 2001)
Doyle
2002/0099807 A1 Jul. 25, 2002 (Filed Jan 22, 2001)
Chauvel
6,826,652 B1 Nov. 30, 2004 (Filed Jun. 9, 2000)

2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components


Ex Parte Zver et al JEFFERY 103(a) Siemens Corporation
power supply that provides alternate sources of power
Edevold
6,292,379 B1 Sep. 18, 2001
Rossow
6,923,285 B1 Aug. 2, 2005 (filed Feb. 1, 2000)

Monday, May 25, 2009

REVERSED

1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
Ex Parte Wang et al GAUDETTE 103(a) PATTERSON & SHERIDAN, LLP
method of processing a substrate
Sahbari
6,455,479 B1 Sep. 24, 2002
Lee
6,508,952 B1 Jan. 21, 2003
Luo
6,524,168 B2 Feb. 25, 2003
Sinha
6,551,935 B1 Apr. 22, 2003
Sato
2003/0104762 A1 Jun. 5, 2003

2400 Networking, Mulitplexing, Cable, and Security
Ex Parte HAUPT et al DIXON 103(a) PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS
changer apparatus with a smaller overall depth
Umesaki EP0391424A2 Oct. 10, 1990
Nakamichi
5,864,532 Jan. 26, 1999

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Designs
Ex Parte Morris et al GREEN 103(a) BAKER & DANIELS LLP
implantable medical device
Hannam
5,649,959 Jul. 22, 1997
Carr, Jr.
5,733,337 Mar. 31, 1998
Badylak
6,099,567 Aug. 8, 2000

REVERSED new grounds under 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b)

1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
Ex Parte Baciu et al DELMENDO 103(a) KIRTON AND MCCONKIE
composite sheet material
Dunaway
4,898,761 Feb. 6, 1990
Gessner
5,503,907 Apr. 2, 1996
Lubker, II
6,550,212 B2 Apr. 22, 2003


AFFIRMED-IN-PART

1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
Ex Parte Shuford OWENS 112(1)/103(a) KARL M. STEINS
method for baking a cake
Pillsbury’s Bake Off Cake Cook Book 99 (Pillsbury Publications 1969)

Ex Parte Munshi ROBERTSON 112(2)/102(b)/103(a) CONLEY ROSE, P.C.
lithium ion battery
Beard
5,147,739 Sep. 15, 1992
Alamgir
5,536,599 Jul. 16, 1996
Fujita
6,884,546 Apr. 26, 20053
Fujita WO 01/22519 Mar. 29, 2001

2100 Computer Architecture and Software
Ex Parte Van Oostenbrugge et al BARRETT 102(e)/103(a) PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS
method and apparatus for applying and changing a graphical user interface "skin."
Monteiro
5,778,187 Jul. 07, 1998
Dobronsky
6,784,900 B1 Aug. 31, 2004 (filed Aug. 13, 1999)

Friday, May 22, 2009

AFFIRMED-IN-PART; new rejection under 37 C.F.R. § 41.50(b)

3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
Ex Parte Brinkman McCARTHY 102(b)/103(a) SCHWEGMAN, LUNDBERG & WOESSNER, P.A.
dowels for joining and reinforcing concrete slabs
Geyer
2,095,060 Oct. 5, 1937
Müller
6,471,441 B1 Oct. 29, 2002
Carter
2,508,443 May 23, 1950
Cruce
2003/0186035 A1 Oct. 2, 2003
Shaw
5,934,821 Aug. 10, 1999

Thursday, May 21, 2009

REVERSED

1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
Ex Parte Van Trump GARRIS 103(a) INVISTA NORTH AMERICA S.A.R.L.
process for preparing polyester bicomponent fibers
Chang
2002/0025433 Feb. 28, 2002
Koyanagi
2003/0052436 A1 Mar. 20, 2003
Ochi EP 1 059 372 A2 Dec. 13, 2000

Ex Parte Ajayan et al GAUDETTE 103(a) FOLEY AND LARDNER LLP
method for continuously growing macroscopic carbon fiber
Smalley
6,749,827 B2 Jun. 15, 2004

2100 Computer Architecture and Software
Ex Parte Guesnon et al JEFFERY 102(b) ANTONELLI, TERRY, STOUT & KRAUS, LLP
method of dimensioning an offshore drilling riser assembly
Guesnon
5,330,294 Jul. 19, 1994

Ex Parte Nightingale JEFFERY 102(e) NIXON & VANDERHYE, PC
Apparatus for simulating data processing operations
Rajsuman
6,678,645 B1 Jan. 13, 2004 (filed Oct. 28, 1999)

2400 Networking, Mulitplexing, Cable, and Security
Ex Parte Kruegel LUCAS 103(a) MOTOROLA, INC.
method for managing a group of user devices used for communication
Bright
5,404,403 Apr. 4, 1995
Rosauer
5,832,086 Nov. 3, 1998
Ozden
5,964,829 Oct. 12, 1999

2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
Ex Parte Hoelen et al KRATZ 102(b)/103(a) PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS
illumination system
Qiao
5,485,291 Jan. 16, 1996
Egawa
6,286,970 B1 Sep. 11, 2001
Greiner
6,547,408 B1 Apr. 15, 2003
Farah
6,563,998 B1 May 13, 2003

3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
Ex Parte Langan SONG, concurrence PATE, III 102(b) Pietragallo, Bosick & Gordon
integrallystiffened extruded metal panel assembly
Tsuruda et al.
5,267,515 Dec. 7, 1993

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Designs
Ex Parte Hada et al MEDLEY 102(b)/103(a)/obviousness-type double patenting KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
through-air dryer roll
Nelson
1,925,702 Sep. 5, 1933
Sisson
3,303,576 Feb. 14, 1967
Hemsath et al.
4,693,015 Sep. 15, 1987
Bakalar
6,560,893 May 13, 2003
Hermans et al.
6,953,516 Oct. 11, 2005

BILSKI - AFFIRMED

2600 Communications
Ex Parte Holmstead et al JEFFERY 101/103(a) HEWLETT PACKARD COMPANY
printer system for managing printable assets
Suzuki
5,923,013 Jul. 13, 1999
Chang
2002/0055984 A1 May 9, 2002

AFFIRMED-IN-PART

1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
Ex Parte Gates et al ROBERTSON 103(a) JOHN J. PRIZZI, KENNAMETAL INC.
coated cutting tool
Nakai
5,037,704 Aug. 6, 1991
Thysell
6,090,476 Jul. 18, 2000

3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
Ex Parte Holcomb et al McCARTHY 102(b)/103(a) QUARLES & BRADY LLP
seat cushion for a wheelchair
Stulik
5,370,444 Dec. 6, 1994
Jay 5,149,173 Sep. 22, 1992

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

REVERSED

1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
Ex Parte Bennett et al MOORE 103(a) BAKER & MCKENZIE LLP
10-31-2003
method for assembling polymerase chain reaction (“PCR”) fragments of DNA
Elledge
5,851,808 Dec. 22, 1998

2100 Computer Architecture and Software
Ex Parte Meirovitz et al MARTIN 103(a) MG-IP Law, PLLC
string matching and in particular to searching for a plurality of patterns on-line
10-11-2002

2600 Communications
Ex Parte De With et al NAPPI 103(a) PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS
encoding circuitused to transform a picture signal
02-07-2003
Borgers US
4,849,812 Jul. 18, 1989
Lee US
5,107,345 Apr. 21, 1992

2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
Ex Parte Fong HOFF 102(b)/103(a) TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
decoder based repair cache system
09-20-2005
Bosshart US
6,055,204 Apr. 25, 2000
Keeth US
6,807,114 B2 Oct. 19, 2004
Miyakawa US
2005/0232035 A1 Oct. 20, 2005

3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
Ex Parte Noguchi et al BAHR 102(e) MCDERMOTT WILL & EMERY LLP
method of manufacturing a light emitting apparatus
03-05-2003
Yamagata (US
6,528,824 B2, issued Mar. 4, 2003)


AFFIRMED-IN-PART

1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
Ex Parte Bowles et al OWENS 102(b)/103(a) NIXON & VANDERHYE, PC
a pouch battery and a method for making it
02-26-2004
Aamodt
2003/0194604 A1 Oct. 16, 2003

Ex Parte Zebuhr GAUDETTE 103(a) FOLEY HOAG, LLP
an improvement in the type of distillation system that uses a counterflow heat exchanger
01-20-2005
Wilson
3,637,465 Jan. 25, 1972
Saari
4,348,261 Sep. 07, 1982

3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
Ex Parte Ferguson et al GRIMES 102(b) 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
microreplicated surface with outwardly projecting elastomeric elements
11-09-2001
Scholz et al., US
2002/0114920 A1, Aug. 22, 2002

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

REVERSED

1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
Ex Parte Narayanan et al HASTINGS 112(1)/103(a) LAW OFFICES OF DANIEL L. DAWES
monopolar fuel cell stack assembled from a plurality of sealed unit cells
Filed 04-09-2003
Hockaday US 6,194,095 Dec 15, 1998
Eaton US 3,589,941 Feb 24, 1969

2100 Computer Architecture and Software
Ex Parte Farmer et al THOMAS 112(2)/101/102(e)/103(a) TUROCY & WATSON, LLP
framework to facilitate interoperability and interactions with a plurality of line-of-business (LOB) applications
Filed 07-30-2004
Worden 2003/0149934 A1 Aug. 7, 2003
Couchot
2004/0243717 A1 Dec. 2, 2004 (filed May 30, 2003)

2600 Communications
Ex Parte BuAbbud WHITEHEAD, JR. 103(a) HAMILTON, BROOK, SMITH & REYNOLDS, P.C.
method and apparatus to conduct simultaneous communications over a single optical fiber
Filed 08-17-2001
Beveridge US 5,615,246 Mar. 25, 1997
Feldman US
6,577,414 B1 Jun. 10, 2003 (filed Feb. 19, 1999)

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Designs
Ex Parte Mitchell HORNER 103(a) JOSEPH B. TAPHORN
feminine hygiene short
Filed 09-17-2002
Johnson US 6,120,489 Sep. 19, 2000
Wada US
6,626,883 B2 Sep. 30, 2003

BILSKI - AFFIRMED

3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
Ex Parte Salinkas 01-08-2002 TURNER 101/103(a) LEE & HAYES, PLLC
method of launching a knowledge network within an organization by a service provider
Filed 01-08-2002

AFFIRMED-IN-PART

1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
Ex Parte Buechler et al MILLS 103(a) Inverness Medical Innovations / WSGR
stabilization of fluorescent conjugates, in particular to stabilization of biological reagents
Filed 01-07-2003
Todd, Jr. US
5,230,836 Jul. 27, 1993
Ikeda et al. US
5,434,088 Jul. 18, 1995
Buechler et al. WO 95/08772 Mar. 30, 1995

Monday, May 18, 2009

REVERSED

2400 Networking, Mulitplexing, Cable, and Security
Ex Parte Vlodavsky et al HOMERE 103(a) TROP, PRUNER & HU, P.C. (Intel)
method and system for distributing tasks in a data communications network
Kravitz 2002/0107804 A1 Aug. 8, 2002
Webber 6,857,030 B2 Feb. 15, 2005

Ben Nun 6,928,482 B1 Aug. 9, 2005

AFFIRMED-IN-PART

2600 Communications
Ex Parte VanEpps et al HOFF 102(b)/103(a) MYERS, BIGEL, SIBLEY & SAJOVEC, P. A.
electronic device that receives a noise signal and generates a sound metric for the noise signal
Corkum US 6,134,455 Oct. 17, 2000
Cuddy US 6,246,761 B1 Jun. 12, 2001

Boillot US 2005/0278165 A1 Dec. 15, 2005

Friday, May 15, 2009

DENIED

3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
Ex Parte Koh et al BAHR 102(b)/103(a) Fellers, Sniders, Blankenship, Bailey & Tippens, P
probemat handler

REVERSED

2100 Computer Architecture and Software
Ex Parte Hind et al BARRETT 102(e)/103(a) CAREY, RODRIGUEZ, GREENBERG & PAUL, LLP
monitoring the operation of an application in a virtual machine

2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
Ex Parte Shirley et al BAUMEISTER, JEFFERY Concurring-in-Part and Dissenting-in-Part
102(b)/103(a) FLETCHER YODER (MICRON TECHNOLOGY, INC.)
fabrication of integrated circuits on a semiconductor wafer

3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
Ex Parte Kurimoto et al KERINS 102(b)/103(a) KANESAKA BERNER AND PARTNERS LLP
airbag system

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Designs
Ex Parte Bean et al McCARTHY 103(a) BLACK & DECKER INC.
chop saw


AFFIRMED-IN-PART

1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
Ex Parte Ballantine et al HANLON 112(1)/103(a) TROP PRUNER & HU, PC
fuel cell system

2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
Ex Parte Wozniak NAPPI 102(a)/102(b)/103(a) HEWLETT PACKARD COMPANY
battery pack with a protection circuit


3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
Ex Parte Hayman TIERNEY 102(b)/103(a) Christie Parker & Hale LLP
combination dispenser and protective pad

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Designs
Ex Parte Crank PRATS 103(a) CROMPTON, SEAGER & TUFTE, LLC
intra-lumenal medical devices

Thursday, May 14, 2009

REVERSED

1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
Ex Parte Wang et al MILLS 103(a) ERIC P. MIRABEL
method of producing a solid microparticle having nucleic acid molecules attached

1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
Ex Parte Bush et al OWENS 103(a) NIXON & VANDERHYE, PC
method for forming a coated glass mat

Ex Parte Fryer et al GRIMES, FREDMAN dissenting 102(b)/103(a) K & L GATES LLP
sterilization system

2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
Ex Parte Birman et al TIMM 102(e)/103(a) CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS, P.C.
instrument panel for a vehicle
Ex Parte Kaushal KIMLIN 102(b)/103(a) NIXON & VANDERHYE, PC
projector device for illuminating objects having a different temperature
Ex Parte Hikita et al GARRIS 112(1) RABIN & BERDO, P.C.
semi-conductor chip

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Designs
Ex Parte Bean et al McCARTHY 103(a) BLACK & DECKER INC.
chop saw
Ex Parte Smith et al SILVERBERG 102(a)/102(e) CANTOR COLBURN, LLP
recirculation system for circulating distillate during gas fuel operation
Ex Parte Cheney GREEN 102(b)/103(a) RADAR, FISHMAN & GRAUER PLLC
vehicle storage box
Ex Parte Utterberg SCHEINER 102(b) SEYFARTH SHAW LLP
medical device for containing fluids

BILSKI -AFFIRMED-IN-PART

2100 Computer Architecture and Software
Ex Parte Myka et al BARRY 101/102(e)/103(a) ALSTON & BIRD LLP
bonding 'slave' devices, such as media capture devices

AFFIRMED-IN-PART

1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
Ex Parte Berg et al TIMM 102(a)/103(a) BASF CORPORATION
pigmented powder slurries

3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
Ex Parte O'KEEFFE GRIMES 102(b)/103(a) ROBERT PLATT BELL
tackle box

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

REVERSED

1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
Ex Parte Palomba et al FREDMAN 112(1)/103(a) LARSON & ANDERSON, LLC
a method for stimulating an immune response

1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
Ex Parte Garcia Vizcarra et al GARRIS 103(a) KATTEN MUCHIN ROSENMAN LLP
cellulose casing

AFFIRMED-IN-PART

1600 Biotechnology and Organic Chemistry
Ex Parte Varadhachary et al WALSH 103(a)/obvious-type double patenting FULBRIGHT & JAWORSKI, LLP
methods of treating bacteremia, sepsis, septic shock or related conditions

2400 Networking, Mulitplexing, Cable, and Security
Ex Parte Poletto et al BARRY 102(a)/103(a) Park, Vaughan & Fleming LLP
monitoring device for thwarting denial of service ("DoS") attacks

BILSKI - AFFIRMED

2100 Computer Architecture and Software
Ex Parte Snyder THOMAS 101/102(e) LAW OFFICE OF DALE B. HALLING
system and method for providing a text to XML transformer

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

REVERSED

2600 Communications
Ex Parte Griss et al MANTIS MERCADER 102(b) HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY
viewing system

2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
Ex Parte Knop et al KRIVAK 102(b)/103(a) ROHM AND HAAS ELECTRONIC MATERIALS, L.L.C.
improved plating method

3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
Ex Parte Thomson FETTING 102(e)/103(a) SHERIDAN ROSS P.C.
method for addressing a consumer’s needs

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Designs
Ex Parte Matsuno et al GRIMES 103(a) GREENBLUM & BERNSTEIN, P.L.C.
products and methods for switching between characters in a video game

AFFIRMED-IN-PART

2400 Networking, Mulitplexing, Cable, and Security
Ex Parte Valdevit et al HOMERE 103(a) CONLEY ROSE, P.C.
method and system for synchronizing topology databases

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Designs
Ex Parte Warner HORNER 112(2)/102(b)/103(a) FSP LLC
manually-operated corkscrew

Monday, May 11, 2009

REVERSED

1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
Ex Parte Fly et al DELMENDO 102(e)/103(a) HARNESS, DICKEY & PIERCE, P.L.C.
fuel cell system having an improved bipolar plate assembly

3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
Ex Parte Stone et al BAHR 102(b)/103(a) QUARLES & BRADY LLP
pallet positioner device
Ex Parte Nah HORNER 103(a) GREENBLUM & BERNSTEIN, P.L.C.
safety device for the shooting mechanism of semi-automatic striker pistols
Ex Parte Fagundes de Campos TIERNEY 102(b)/103(a) BACHMAN & LAPOINTE, P.C.
insert-nut for use with a car carrier

AFFIRMED-IN-PART

2400 Networking, Mulitplexing, Cable, and Security
Ex Parte Baldus et al HOFF 102(e)/103(a) Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
transponder having firmware

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Designs
Ex Parte Apps SPIEGEL 112(2)/103(a) REHRIG PACIFIC
stackable, collapsible containers
Ex Parte Ohba et al FREDMAN 102(b)/103(a) THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY
sanitary napkin

Friday, May 8, 2009

REVERSED

3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review
Ex Parte Stone et al BAHR 102(b)/103(a) QUARLES & BRADY LLP
pallet positioner device

BILSKI - AFFIRMED

2400 Networking, Mulitplexing, Cable, and Security
Ex Parte Gennaro STEPHENS 101/112(1)/112(2)/102(b)/103(a) MARCIA L. DOUBET LAW FIRM
structure and method for efficiently generating pseudo-random bits

AFFIRMED-IN-PART

1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
Ex Parte Kapplein et al TIMM 102(b) HODGSON RUSS LLP
automatic handling and/or processing (e.g., staining) of slides containing histological and/or cytological specimens

Thursday, May 7, 2009

REVERSED

1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering
Ex Parte Debe HASTINGS 102(b)/103(a) 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
apparatus for delivering gas at a controlled rate

2100 Computer Architecture and Software
Ex Parte Anderson BARRY 103(a) ALSTON & BIRD LLP
parallel processing in any computer program

2600 Communications
Ex Parte Luo et al JEFFERY 103(a) Eastman Kodak Company
processing a digital image

3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Designs
Ex Parte Lin et al GRIMES 112(1)/103(a) Wilson Sporting Goods Co.
badminton shuttlecocks

BILSKI - AFFIRMED

2400 Networking, Mulitplexing, Cable, and Security
Ex Parte Labadie et al 101/102(b) IBM Corporation
framework for managing data that provides correlation information

AFFIRMED-IN-PART

2100 Computer Architecture and Software
Ex Parte Williams COURTENAY, HOMERE (con.+dis. - in part) 103(a) Rogitz & Associates
computer systems that employ disk drives

2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components
Ex Parte Chen et al HAIRSTON 103(a) TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
a CMOS transistor

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

REVERSED
1700 Chemical & Materials Engineering

Ex Parte Marchand et al OWENS 102(e)/103(a) GATE & COOPER LLP
a semiconductor film


2400 Networking, Mulitplexing, Cable, and Security

Ex Parte Bawa SIU 103(a) MARKS & CLERK
network management and service provisioning


Ex Parte Fink et al MARTIN 103(a) BURNS & LEVINSON, LLP
networked client system creation and maintenance


3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Designs

Ex Parte Chambers et al BARRETT 102(b)/103(a) MANELLI DENISON & SELTER
cooling jets used in turbine engines

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
2800 Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components

Ex Parte Bertolotti EASTHOM 103(a) CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS, P.C.
wind power energy system

3600 Transportation, Construction, Electronic Commerce, Agriculture, National Security, and License & Review

Ex Parte Hill SILVERBERG 102(b)/103(A) MCANDREWS HELD & MALLOY, LTD
a modular underfloor distribution system


3700 Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, and Products & Designs

Ex Parte Tichler et al SILVERBERG 112(1)/112(2)/103(a) GREENBLUM & BERNSTEIN, P.L.C.
starting material for the production of a saw band


Ex Parte Kuen et al PRATS 103(a) ARMSTROND TEASDALE LLP
disposable absorbent pants

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

REVERSED
2100
Ex Parte Moore SIU 103(a) FINNEGAN, HENDERSON, FARABOW, GARRETT & DUNNER, LLP
2400
Ex Parte Wu et al DICKSON 103(a) FISH & RICHARDSON P.C.
Ex Parte Watson et al HOMERE 103(a) PVF -- Brocade Communications Systems Inc.
2800
Ex Parte Seyyedy et al JEFFERY 103(a) DICKSTEIN SHAPIRO LLP
3600
Ex Parte Dorfstatter et al HORNER 102(b)/103(a) GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
2600
Ex Parte Habetha EASTHOM 103(a) PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS
2800
Ex Parte Emmert et al GARRIS 112(1)/102(b) BRINKS HOFER GILSON & LIONE/MARVELL

Saturday, May 2, 2009

REVERSED
1700
Ex Parte Ikeda et al SMITH 103(a) OBLON, SPIVAK, MCCLELLAND, MAIER & NEUSTANT, P.C.
Ex Parte Tung et al KRATZ 102(b)/103(a) EDWIN A. SISSON
Ex Parte Burgaud et al SMITH 103(a) FINNEGAN, HENDERSON, FARABOW, GARRETT & DUNNER LLP
2100
Ex Parte Lindquist et al BARRETT 103(a) CAREY, RODRIGUEZ, GREENBERG & PAUL, LLP
2400
Ex Parte Parry COURTENAY 102(e) HEWLETT PACKARD COMPANY
Ex Parte Stienhans DANG 102(e) FINNEGAN, HENDERSON, FARABOW, GARRETT & DUNNER, LLP
2600
Ex Parte Fanshawe BARRETT 102(b)/103(a) PHILIPS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & STANDARDS
2800
Ex Parte Anderson et al HAIRSTON 103(a) BROOKS KUSHMAN P.C./FGTL
Ex Parte Boren JEFFERY 102(b)/103(a) Michael M. Rickin, Esq. AAB Inc.
Ex Parte Snyder et al SNYDER 102(b) OLIFF & BERRIDGE, PLC.
3600
Ex Parte 6681652 et al SONG 102(b) Lisa J. Serdynski, Esq. / James A. Deland, Esq.
Ex Parte Giles et al PATE, III 102(b)/103(a) MACMILLAN, SOBANSKI & TODD, LLC
Ex Parte Kobayashi et al STAICOVICI 102(b)/103(a) RADER FISHMAN & GRAUER PLLC
3700
Ex Parte Cohen et al LEBOVITZ 103(a) Christopher M. Goff (27839) ARMSTRONG TEASDALE LLP
Ex Parte Johann et al HORNER 102(b)/103(a) BAKER & HOSTETLER LLP
Ex Parte Jialanella et al KERINS 103(a) THE DOW CHEMICAL COMPANY

BILSKI - AFFIRMED
2600
Ex Parte Mau et al JEFFERY 101/102(b)/103(a) WESTMAN CHAMPLIN (MICROSOFT CORPORATION)

AFFIRMED-IN-PART
1600
Ex Parte Kite et al MILLS 103(a) BUCHANAN, INGERSOLL & ROONEY PC
1700
Ex Parte Kabalnov COLAIANNI 103(a) HEWLETT PACKARD COMPANY
Ex Parte Reuter et al GARRIS 103(a) HARNESS, DICKEY & PIERCE, PLC
2400
Ex Parte Lawman et al BARRETT 103(a) HEWLETT PACKARD COMPANY
Ex Parte Anttila et al BARRETT 103(a) SQUIRE, SANDERS & DEMPSEY L.L.P.
3600
Ex Parte Maass et al HORNER 103(a) CARLSON, GASKEY & OLDS, P.C.
3700
Ex Parte Constant WALSH 102(b)/103(a) BACON & THOMAS, PLLC
Ex Parte Alferness et al SCHEINER 102(e)/103(a) SHAY GLENN LLP
3900
Ex Parte 7029349 et al SONG 103(a) Raymond Sun, Esq. / Clement Cheng