United States Patent and Trademark Office OG Notices: 26 March 2002
Adverse Decisions in Interference In the designated interferences involving the following patents, final decisions have been rendered that the respective patentees are not entitled to patents containing the claims listed. Patent No. 5,389,098, Minoru Tsuruta; Shiro Bito; Shuichi Kimura; Akito Mukaizawa; Seiji Kuramoto; Tsuyoshi Tsukagoshi; Akio Nakata; Akihiro Taguchi; Kazuhiko Oozeki, Hitoshi Mizno; Shuichi Takayama; Yoshinao Oaki; Keisuke Saito, Toshihiko Suzuta, SURGICAL DEVICE FOR STAPLING AND/OR FASTENING BODY TISSUES, Interference No. 103,950, final judgment adverse to the patentees rendered August 17, 2001, as to claims 1 and 3. Patent No. 5,429,630, Chantelle M. Beal, Valerie V. Finch, Paul J. Serbiak, ABSORBENT ARTICLE AND A METHOD OF REMOVING SAID ARTICLE FROM AN UNDERGARMENT, Interference No. 103,951, final judgment adverse to the patentees rendered September 28, 2001, as to claims 1-27. Patent No. 5,416,110, Horst Wingert, Hubert Sauter, Eberhard Ammermann, Gisela Lorenz, BENZYL DERVIATIVES AND PESTICIDES CONTAINING THEM, Interference No. 103,746, final judgment adverse to the patentees rendered February 12, 2002, as to claims 1-6, 8-23 and 30. Patent No. 5,401,267, Laurie Couture-Dorschner, David R. King, Ann M. Nichols, Thomas H. Gilman, Valerie V. Finch, ABSORBENT ARTICLE HAVING ENHANCED WICKING CAPACITY, Interference No. 104,222, final judgment adverse to the patentees rendered September 28, 2001, as to claim 37. Patent No. 5,499,733, Herbert E. Litvak, OPTICAL TECHNIQUES OF MEASURING ENDPOINT DURING THE PROCESSING OF MATERIAL LAYERS IN AN OPTICALLY HOSTILE ENVIRONMENT, Interference No. 103,751, final judgment adverse to the patentee rendered February 25, 2002, as to claims 5-7, 8(5), 8(6), 9(6), 13 and 19. Patent No. 5,766,605, Ira Sanders, Christopher M. Shaari, TREATMENT OF AUTONOMIC NERVE DYSFUNCTION WITH BOTULINUM TOXIN, Interference No. 104,688, final judgment adverse to the patentees rendered February 26, 2002, as to claims 1 and 13-18.