Reexamination Request Against Honeywell’s HFC Patent Among Those Filed Week of October 4th

Scott Daniels | October 13, 2010

Honeywell has obtained a number of patents in recent years for hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) patents.  HFCs are environmentally friendly alternatives to the hydrochlorofluorocarbons for use in aerosols and refrigerants.  Inter partes Request No. 2 below challenges Honeywell’s patent.

A request was also filed against Medicis’ patent (Ex parte Request No. 9) for foaming pad containing benzoyl peroxide, used to treat acne.  The ‘355 patent is the subject of a contentious case in Arizona, filed earlier this year.

The following inter partes requests were filed:

(1)   95/001,463 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,023,969 owned by InfoNXX, Inc. and entitled COMMUNICATION ASSISTANCE SYSTEM AND METHOD.  Filed October 7, 2010.

(2)   95/000,574 (paper filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,524,805 owned by Honeywell International Inc. and entitled AZEOTROPE-LIKE COMPOSITIONS OF TETRAFLUOROPROPENE & HYDROFLUOROCARBONS.  Filed October 5, 2010.

And the following ex parte requests were filed:

(1)   90/011,261 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,510,299 owned by Altair Engineering, Inc. and entitled LED LIGHTING DEVICE FOR REPLACING FLUORESCENT TUBES.  Filed October 4, 2010.  The ‘299 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled Altair Engineering, Incorporated v. LEDs America, Inc. (E.D. Mich., Case No. 5:10-cv-13424-JCO-MJH, filed Aug. 26, 2010.

(2)   90/011,262 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,547,114 owned by YLX Corporation and entitled MULTICOLOR ILLUMINATION DEVICE USING MOVING PLATE WITH WAVELENGTH CONVERSION MATERIALS.  Filed October 4, 2010 by the patent owner.

(3)   90/011,263 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 5,416,602 owned by Automated Medical Access Corp. and entitled MEDICAL IMAGE SYSTEM WITH PROGRESSIVE RESOLUTION.  Filed October 5, 2010.

(4)   90/011,264 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 5,388,101 owned by EON Corp. IP Holdings, LLC and entitled INTERACTIVE NATIONWIDE DATA SERVICE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM FOR STATIONARY AND MOBILE BATTERY OPERATED SUBSCRIBER UNITS.  Filed October 6, 2010 by Sensus USA Inc.  The ‘101 patent (along with the ‘546 patent – see below) is currently the subject of a litigation styled EON Corp. IP Holdings, LLC v. Sensus USA Inc. (E.D. Tex., Case No. 6:09-cv-00116-LED-JDL, filed Mar. 13, 2009).

(5)   90/011,265 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 5,481,546 owned by EON Corp. IP Holdings, LLC and entitled INTERACTIVE NATIONWIDE DATA SERVICE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM FOR STATIONARY AND MOBILE BATTERY OPERATED SUBSCRIBER UNITS.  Filed October 6, 2010 by Sensus USA Inc.  The ‘546 patent (along with the ‘101 patent – see above) is currently the subject of a litigation styled EON Corp. IP Holdings, LLC v. Sensus USA Inc. (E.D. Tex., Case No. 6:09-cv-00116-LED-JDL, filed Mar. 13, 2009).

(6)   90/011,266 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 5,946,546 owned by General Electric Co. and entitled CHIP BURN-IN AND TEST STRUCTURE AND METHOD.  Filed October 6, 2010.

(7)   90/011,267 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,195,662 owned by JuxtaComm Technologies Inc. and entitled SYSTEM FOR TRANSFORMING AND EXCHANGING DATA BETWEEN DISTRIBUTED HETEROGENEOUS COMPUTER SYSTEMS.  Filed October 6, 2010 by SAS Institute Inc.  The ‘662 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled JuxtaComm-Texas Software, LLC v. Axway, Inc. et al. (E.D. Tex., Case No. 6:10-cv-00011-LED, filed Jan. 21, 2010).

(8)   90/011,268 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,706,250 owned by LitePoint Corp. and entitled APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SIMULTANEOUS TESTING OF MULTIPLE ORTHOGONAL FREQUENCY DIVISION MULTIPLEXED TRANSMITTERS WITH SINGLE VECTOR SIGNAL ANALYZER.  Filed October 6, 2010.

(9)   90/011,269 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,776,355 owned by Medicis Pharmaceutical Corporation and entitled DELIVERY SYSTEM FOR TOPICAL MEDICATIONS.  Filed October 7, 2010.  The ‘355 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled Medicis Pharmaceutical Corporation v. Acella Pharmaceuticals Inc. (D. Ariz., Case No. 2:10-cv-01780-JAT, filed Aug. 19, 2010).

(10)   90/011,270 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,330,593 owned by Gracenote, Inc. and entitled SYSTEM FOR COLLECTING USE DATA RELATED TO PLAYBACK OF RECORDINGS.  Filed October 7 2010.

(11)   90/011,271 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,871,179 owned by Nuance Communications, Inc. and entitled METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR EXECUTING VOICE COMMANDS HAVING DICTATION AS A PARAMETER.  Filed October 8, 2010.  The ‘179 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled Nuance Communications, Inc. v. Vlingo Corp. (D. Del., Case No. 1:09-cv-00585-LPS, filed Aug. 7, 2009).

(12)   90/011,272 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,425,617 owned by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and entitled ANTIBODIES TO THE CELL CYCLE REGULATORY PROTEIN P16.  Filed October 8, 2010.

(13)   90/011,273 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,876,642 owned by Delphi Technologies, Inc. and entitled IN-VEHICLE WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORK.  Filed October 8, 2010 by the patent owner.

(14)   90/011,274 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 4,965,825 owned by Personalized Media Communications, L.L.C. and entitled SIGNAL PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHODS.  Filed October 8, 2010.  The ‘825 patent is currently the subject of three litigations, styled: (1) Pegasus Development, et al. v. DIRECTV Inc., et al. (D. Del., Case No. 1:00-cv-01020-GMS, filed Dec. 4, 2000); (2) Personalized Media Communications, L.L.C. v. Scientific-Atlanta, et al. (N.D. Ga., Case No. 1:02-cv-00824-CAP, filed Mar. 28, 2002); and (3) Personalized Media Communications, L.L.C. v. Motorola, Inc. et al. (E.D. Tex., Case No. 2:08-cv-00070-CE, filed Feb. 19, 2008).

(15)   90/011,275 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,341,981 owned by Protectconnect and entitled SAFETY ELECTRICAL OUTLET AND SWITCH SYSTEM.  Filed October 8, 2010.  The ‘981 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled Protectconnect, Inc. v. Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc. et al. (S.D. Cal., Case No. 3:10-cv-00758-MMA-BGS, filed Apr. 12, 2010).

(16)   90/011,276 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,604,929 owned by Celsis In Vitro, Inc. and entitled NOVEL CELLULAR COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR THEIR PREPARATION.  Filed October 8, 2010 by the patent owner.  The ‘929 patent is currently the subject of a litigation styled Celsis In Vitro, Inc. v. CellzDirect, Inc. et al. (N.D. Ill., Case No. 1:10-cv-04053, filed June 29, 2010).

(17)   90/011,277 (electronically filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,803,906 owned by Smart Technologies, ULC and entitled PASSIVE TOUCH SYSTEM AND METHOD OF DETECTING USER INPUT.  Filed October 8, 2010.

(18)   90/009,828 (paper filed) – U.S. Patent No. 6,211,400 owned by L. Bruggemann KG and entitled SULPHINIC ACID DERIVATIVES, METHOD FOR PRODUCING THEM, AND THEIR USE.  Filed September 29, 2010.

(19)   90/009,833 (paper filed) – U.S. Patent No. 7,635,060 owned by Laitram, L.L.C. and entitled APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SENSING CONDITIONS LOCAL TO A MODULAR CONVEYOR BELT.  Filed September 30, 2010 by the patent owner.

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