IN THE UNITED STATES COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF DELAWARE

INVENTIO AG, Plaintiff, v. THYSSENKRUPP ELEVATOR CORPORATION, Defendant. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) )

C.A. No. 08-874-RGA

CLAIM CONSTRUCTION ORDER
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the disputed claim language of U.S. Patent No. 6,892,861 (the '"861 patent") and U.S. Patent No. 6,835,465 (the "'465 patent") is construed as follows:

The phrase: "the elevator installation having at least one elevator and at least one elevator control for controlling the elevator in response to call reports generated by hall call transmitters and car call transmitters" "car call transmitter" "destination call report(s)"

This phrase refers to the state of the elevator prior to modernization

"a device with an input located in an elevator car that permits entry of a destination floor." "a data signal providing passenger conveying information that identifies the boarding floor and the destination floor." "a more or less complete exchange of components in an elevator installation." "an electrical circuit that interfaces between a computing unit and an elevator control." "the device is used while an elevator installation is undergoing a more or less complete exchange of components, and is removed when the modernization process is complete." "a system used in connection with an elevator installation undergoing a more or less complete exchange of components." "a method used in connection with an elevator installation undergoing a more or less complete exchange of components." "a group of elevators that convey passengers in a building, where each elevator is controlled by an elevator control." "an existing device that controls the operation of an elevator before modernization, and is reused (with or without modifications) during modernization." "a signal providing passenger conveying information used to control the elevator control." "a device for allowing a user to provide a destination floor or an identification code." "[A], [B], or [A] and [B]."

"modernized"/"modernizing" "modernizing device" "a device for temporarily operating an elevator installation during modernization" "a system for modernizing an elevator installation" "a method for modernizing an elevator installation" "elevator installation"

"elevator control"

"call report" "floor terminal" "at least one of [A] and [B]"

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"floor terminal . . . for at least one of the input of destination call reports and for recognition of identification codes of users;" "floor terminal. .. operative for at least one of input of destination call reports and recognition of identification codes of passengers" "computing unit ... for at least one of evaluating the destination call reports and association of destination floors with recognized ones of the identification codes" "identification code"

"a floor terminal for the input of destination call reports, the recognition of identification codes of users, or the input of destination call reports and the recognition of identification codes of users." "a floor terminal operative for the input of destination call reports, the recognition of identification codes of passengers, or the input of destination call reports and the recognition of identification codes of passengers." "computing unit for evaluating the destination call reports, or for the association of destination floors with recognized ones of the identification codes, or for evaluating the destination call reports and the association of destination floors with recognized ones ofthe identification codes." "a code that identifies each individual passenger and is associated with that passenger's destination floor." "the passenger identification codes are associated with each individual passenger's identity as well as that passenger's destination floor." "a computer" "a data signal providing passenger conveying information that identifies the boarding floor and/or the destination floor." "causing the elevator control to operate based on input from the modernizing device instead of based on input from the car call transmitter." "causing the elevator control to operate based on input from the modernizing device instead of based on input from the car call transmitter." "the elevator control ceases operating based on input from the car call transmitters of the elevator installation." "an electrical line that connected the floor call transmitter to the elevator control prior to modernization."
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"recognition of identification codes of passengers" "computing unit" "destination signal"

"interrupting at least one existing electrical floor call transmitter line between at least one floor call transmitter and the elevator control" "interrupting at least one existing car call transmitter line between at least one car call transmitter and the elevator control" "the elevator control being disconnected from the hall call transmitters and the car call transmitters of the elevator installation" "existing electrical floor call transmitter line"

"existing car call transmitter line"

"an electrical line that prior to modernization connected a car call transmitter to the elevator control. This existing line is interrupted and reconnected to the modernizing device during modernization." "an input to the elevator control that formerly was connected to a floor call transmitter line, but is now connected to an output from the modernizing device." "an input to the elevator control that formerly connected a car call transmitter to an input of the elevator control." "a device with an input located at a floor which permits a user to request an elevator." "the steps (a) through (c) of claim 1 are performed one after the other such that each elevator is completely modernized before modernization of the next elevator commences. Accordingly, this language requires installation of the floor terminal (step (a)), followed by installation of the computing unit (step (b)), followed by installation ofthe modernizing device (step (c))." "receiv[ing]or get[ ting]." "used in connection with the elevator installation during modernization, and removed after modernization is complete."

"floor call transmitter line input"

"car call transmitter line input"

"hall call transmitter" "performing said steps a. through c. [of claim 1] for each elevator car and associated elevator control of an elevator installation in succession whereby the elevator installation is modernized in a modular manner"

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