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Published: Monday, 5/3/2004

Area patents

The following U.S. patents were granted to Lucas, Fulton, and Wood County inventors in March, 2004, and published in the Official Gazette of the Patent & Trademark Office. For more information call the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, Business-Technology Department at 419-259-5209.

#6714924 Computer-implemented neural network color matching formulation system; Craig J. McClanahan, Bowling Green; assignor to BASF Corp., Southfield, Mich.

#6712292 Adjustable adapter for gravity-feed paint sprayer; Anatoly Gosis, Palatine, Ill., Mark D. Bauer, Mount Prosepct, Ill., Marvin D. Burns, Millbury, Ohio, Mark E. Charpie, Lambertville, Robert G. Kobetsky, Chicago, Michael J. Kosmyna, Toledo, Jan Toczycki, Chicago, and G. Michael Velan, Mount Prospect, Ill.; assignors to Illinois Tool Works Inc., Glenview, Ill.

#6711031 Wire management system; Conrad A. H. Jelinger, Toledo; assignor to Unitrend, Inc., Toledo.

#6708912 Roll retainer and fiber chopper; Randall C. Bascom, Wauseon, Jeffrey James Fryant, Maumee, Gary Lee Dachenhaus, Liberty Center, Ohio, Archie Mead, Delta, Ohio, Mark J. Scott, Maumee, and Randy C. Hyter, Toledo; assignors to Johns Manville International Inc., Denver.

#6708592 Fiber chopper apparatus and method; Randall Clark Bascom, Wauseon, Harold Miles, Delta, Ohio, Russell Donovan Arterburn, Athens, Tenn., Carlos Gilberto Santizo, Mansfield, Texas, and Emery Sidney Barber, Joshua, Texas; assignors to Johns Manville International Inc., Denver.

#6706231 Method for compression molding plastic closures; Keith W. Ingram, Holland, Ohio; assignor to Owens-Illinois Closure, Toledo.

#6706023 Device for irrigation of a blind orifice; James J. Huttner, Sylvania, David I. Kinsel, Sylvania, and Josh A. Noble, Oak Harbor, Ohio; assignors to Bionix Development Corp., Toledo.

#6705495 Liquid dispensing package and method of manufacture; William W. Brecheisen, Findlay, and John W. Safian, Maumee; assignors to Owens-Brockway Plastic Products Inc., Toledo.

#6705122 Method and apparatus for controlling temperature of cooling air for glass manufacturing machine; Douglas K. Mace, Perrysburg; assignor to Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc., Toledo.

#6705118 Method of boosting a glass melting furnace using a roof mounted oxygen-fuel burner; Neil George Simpson, Sylvania, Greg Floyd Prusia, Holland, Ohio, Stephen McDonald Carney, Maumee, Thomas G. Clayton, Toledo, Andrew Peter Richardson, Clinton, N.J., and John R. LeBlanc, Perrysburg; assignors to BOC Group Inc., Murray Hill, N.J.

#6705117 Method of heating a glass melting furnace using a roof mounted, staged combustion oxygen-fuel burner; Neil George Simpson, Sylvania, Greg Floyd Prusia, Holland, Ohio, Thomas G. Clayton, Toledo, Andrew Peter Richardson, Clinton, N.J., and John R. LeBlanc, Perrysburg; assignors to BOC Group Inc., Murray Hill, N.J.

#6703808 Active power limiting for starter/alternator in the generation mode; Scott Blackburn, Temperance, and John Hickey, Toledo; assignors to Dana Corp., Ottawa Lake, Mich.

#6703594 Method of magnetic pulse welding an end fitting to a driveshaft tube of a vehicular driveshaft; Boris A. Yablochnikov, Toledo; assignor to Torque-Traction Technologies Inc., Holland, Ohio.

#6702097 Method of and apparatus for transferring articles from a fixed position to a moving conveyor; D. Wayne Leidy, Perrysburg, and Frank J. DiFrank, Toledo; assignors to Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc., Toledo.

#6701835 Method for placing indicia on substrates; Travis W. Thompson, Perrysburg, and Geoffrey D. Charles, Gibsonburg, Ohio.

#6701748 Glassware machine; Terry E. Hartman, Northwood, John R. Mechel, Maumee, Richard A. Miller, Temperance, and Craig A. Hanneman, Toledo; assignors to Libbey Glass Inc. Toledo.

The following U.S. patents were granted to Monroe and Lenawee County, Michigan inventors in March, 2004.

#6713586 Addition-crosslinkable epoxy-functional organopolysiloxane polymer and coating composition; James D. Greene, Adrian; assignor to Wacker Silicones Corp., Adrian.

#6713028 Rotating process chamber with integral pump and energy recovery turbine; Eli Oklejas, Jr., Monroe; assignor to Fluid Equipment Development Co. LLC, Monroe.

#6710096 Polyether polyol for foam applications; Raymond A. Neff, Northville, Mich., and Duane A. Heyman, Monroe; assignors to BASF Corp., MT Olive, N.J.

#6707227 High-power alternator field coil; Michael T. York, Chelsea, Mich., Jeffrey Brabant, Britton, Mich., and Anthony Militello, Ypsilanti, Mich.; assignors to Visteon Global Technologies Inc., Dearborn, Mich.

#6705617 Hydrodynamic seal and method of making the same; Edward W. Mellet, Royal Oak, Mich., David M. Toth, Brighton, Mich., and Carole L. Straub, Ida, Mich.; assignors to Federal-Mogul World Wide, Inc., Southfield, Mich.

#6705286 Method and system for minimizing torque intervention of an electronic throttle controlled engine; Dennis A. Light, Monroe, Jeffrey Allen, Canton, Mich., Michael John Cullen, Northville, Mich., and Tobias John Pallett, Point Cook, Australia; assignors to Ford Global Technologies, Dearborn.

#6703808 Active power limiting for starter/alternator in the generation mode; Scott Blackburn, Temperance, and John Hickey, Toledo; assignors to Dana Corp., Ottawa Lake, Mich.

#6701943 System for cleaning perforated panels; Randall B. Martolock, Tecumseh, Mich, and Alan L. Schafer, Onstead, Mich.; assignors to Midwest Waterblasting Corp., Clinton, Mich.

#6701739 Modular refrigeration system for refrigeration appliance; Robert L. Morse, Adrian; assignor to Tecumseh Products Co., Tecumseh., Mich.

#6701617 Spin-forming method for making catalytic converter; Houliang Li, Novi, Mich., Joseph Michael Lanzesira, Monroe, and Earl T. Nelson, Livonia, Mich.; assignors to Visteon Global Technologies Inc., Dearborn, Mich.

#6698345 Method and apparatus for printing on a curved substrate; Thomas V. Cutcher, Petersburg, Mich.; assignor to LLC Exatec, Wixom, Mich. and Thomas V. Cutcher, Petersburg, Mich.

#PP14642 Argyranthemum plant named `Vanilla`; Tom Smith, Carleton, Mich., Michael R. Heulitt, Carleton, Mich., Sandra Metzer, LaSalle, Mich., and Debbie Avery, Newport, Mich.; assignors to Four Star Greenhouse, Carlton, Mich.



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