How the Patent Office Handled Mr. Wolf's Patent Applications

To understand how the United States Patent & Trademark Office handled Mr. Wolf's application for these two patents, all you need to do is go to the USPTO website and check the "prosecution history" of the patents. To do so, follow these steps:
  1. Click on "public pair" - which is a public database of information regarding all patents issued by the patent office
  2. Click on "search by patent number"
  3. Search for the Wolf Patents. U.S. 6,985,875 or U.S. 7,047,214.
  4. Click on the tab for "image file wrapper"
The list you see contains everything the patent office did and all correspondence Mr. Wolf's attorneys have shared with the patent office. Pay particular attention to anything labeled "Notice of Allowance" because these documents will tell you exactly why the patent office ultimately issued the patents.