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Published: Monday, 8/2/2004

Area patents

The following U.S. patents were granted to Lucas, Fulton and Wood County inventors in May, 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.

#6,738,273 Charge pump drive signal recovery circuit; William Brandes Shearon, Findlay; assignor to Intersil Americas Inc., Milpitis, Calif.

#6,729,160 Apparatus and method for forming heated glass sheets; David B. Nitchke, Perrysburg, Eustace Harold Mumford, Ottawa Lake, Mich., and Dean M. Nitschke, Maumee; assignors to Glasstech Inc., Perrysburg.

#6,729,506 Dual dispenser supply unit and method; Douglas S. Brown, Toledo, David F. Scherger, Toledo, George C. Heilman, Northwood, and Robert B. Brown, Toledo; assignors to Fresh Products Inc., Toledo.

#6,736,182 Crimper assembly for sealing overlapping portions of a sheet of packaging material; Larry E. Smith, Perrysburg, and Louis M. Montano, Oak Harbor; assignors to Lako Tool & Manufacturing Inc., Perrysburg.

#6,740,890 Time-resolved light decay measurements without using a gated detector; Chen-Yu Tai, Toledo.

#6,740,753 Davies Olanzapine crystal modification; Julian Davies, Sylvania, James Edward Gano, Fort Collins, Colo.; assignors to Geneva Pharmeceuticals Inc., Broomfield, Colo.

#6,737,070 Methods of increasing the efficacy of peroxides; Craig Burkhart, Toledo.

#6,736,404 Shaft for use with annular seal assembly and method of manufacturing same; Mark Shuster, Toledo; assignor to Dana Corp., Toledo.

#6,733,889 Reflective, solar control coated glass article; Srikanth K. Varanasi, Toledo, Michael P. Remington Jr., Toledo, and David Strickler, Southport, Great Britain; assignors to Pilkington North America Inc., Toledo.

#6,732,429 Method for measuring pressure on the substrate of spin formed catalytic converter; Li Housling, Novi, Mich., Doug Seifert, Toledo, Joseph Lanzesira, Monroe, Mich., and Paul Plenzler, Sylvania; assignors to Visteon Global Technologies, Inc., Dearborn, Mich.

#6,731,388 Method of measuring surface plasmon resonance using interference structure of reflected beam profile; Henry J. Simon, Sylvania, Robert T. Deck, Toledo, and Richard V. Andaloro, Toledo; assignors to the University of Toledo.

#6,730,257 Shuttle-type blow molding method and apparatus; Thomas J. Krall, Toledo, and Gregory A. Geisinger, Toledo; assignors to Owens-Brockway Plastic Products Inc., Toledo.

#6,729,506 Dual dispenser, supply unit, and method; Douglas S. Brown, Toledo, David F. Scherger, Toledo, George C. Heilman, Northwood, and Robert B. Brown, Toledo; assignors to Fresh Products Inc., Toledo.

#H2,101 Container with retaining member; Michael Faughey, Harleysville, Penn., Daniel A. Backich, Churchville, Penn., Simon M. Freed, Belle Mead, N.J., Brian J. Brozell, Toledo, and Ronald E. Mengel, Ambler, Penn.; assignors to McNeil-PPC Inc., Skillman, N.J.

#D489,259 Dose cup; Mark Douglas Gerhart, Westminster, Md., Robert Charles Blanc, College Point, N.Y., Edward John Giblin, Hopatcong, N.J., Eugene Francis Haffner, Waterville, and Carlton Roy Mousseau, Sylvania; assignors to Unilever Home & Personal Care USA, division of Conopco Inc., Greenwich, Conn.

#6,734,234 Process for preparing value-added RPET-containing polymer blend component; Robert L. Deardurff, Waterville; assignor to Phoenix Technologies LP, Bowling Green.

#6,729,207 Rigid drive axle assembly for motor vehicles; Timothy Bernard Allmandinger, Roanoke, Ind., Sean Karl Hoefer, Wabash, Ind., Gregory James Maser, Ft. Wayne, Ind., Edward Eugene Stuart, Payne, Ohio, Earl James Irwin, Fort Wayne, Ind., and Parvinder Singh Nanua, Fort Wayne, Ind.; assignors to Torque-Traction Technologies Inc., Maumee.

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

#6,732,029 Verification engine controller software; Colleen M. Donahue, Manchester, Mich., Yi Cheng, Ypsilanti, Mich., Gary L. Seitz, Chelsea, Mich., David A. Barkman, Chelsea, Mich., Robert T. Forgiel, Tecumseh, Mich., David P. Ploucha, Ann Arbor, Mich., Richard K. Moote, Ann Arbor, Mich., Zhong Li, Ann Arbor Mich., Howard W. Krausman, Dexter, Mich., and Ronald A. Yannone, Jr., Clinton, Mich.; assignors to DaimlerChrysler Corp., Auburn Hills, Mich.

The following U.S. patents were granted to Lucas, Fulton, and Wood County inventors in June, 2004.

#6,745,890 Method and apparatus for inspecting articles of glassware; George A. Nickey, Maumee, Stephen M. Gerber, Petersburg, Mich., Noel D. Wendt, Toledo, Ronald E. Gast, Genoa, Gregory A. Ritz, Berkey, Ohio, James Scott Barnes, Maumee, William R. Martin, Slippery Rock, Penn.; assignors to Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc., Toledo.

#6,754,943 Method of manufacturing an axially collapsible driveshaft assembly; Daniel C. Perry, Temperance, and Christopher C. Cheney, Bowling Green; assignors to Torque-Traction Technologies Inc., Holland, Ohio.

#6,749,138 Granulator; Thomas S. Hart, and Jack L. Ritchie, both of Bowling Green; assignors to Phoenix Technologies LP, Bowling Green.

# 6,756,713 Insulated stator core with attachment features; Kris D. Diehl, Berlin Center, Ohio, William E. Anstine, North Canton, Ohio, and Mark K. Dwyer, Burlington, N.C.; assignors to Ametek Inc., Kent, Ohio.

#6,749,488 Chemical mechanical polishing slurry composition for polishing conductive and non-conductive layers on semiconductor wafers; Anthony Mark Pasqualoni, Hamden Conn., Deepak Mahulikar, Madison, Conn., Larry A. LaFollette, Maumee, and Richard J. Jenkins, Dundee, Mich.; assignors to Planar Solutions LLC, Adrian.

#6,745,890 Method and apparatus for inspecting articles of glassware; George A. Nickey, Maumee, Stephen M. Gerber, Petersburg, Mich., Noel D. Wendt, Toledo, Ronald E. Gast, Genoa, Gregory A. Ritz, Berkey, James Scott Barnes, Maumee, and William R. Martin, Slippery Rock, Penn.; assignor to Owens Brockway Glass Container Inc., Toledo.

#6,742,361 Apparatus for producing a cooling or lubricating spray; George A. Nickey, Maumee, and John M. Slifco, Toledo; assignors to Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc., Toledo.

#6,743,998 Method and apparatus for inspection of hot glass containers; Mathias P. Welker, Toledo, D. Wayne Leidy, Perrysburg, and Matthew D. Redd, Toledo; assignors to Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc., Toledo.

#6,743,491 Flint/amber laminated glass container and method of manufacture; Ronald A. Cirincione, Sylvania, W. Alan Poolos, Waterville, and Ronald T. Myers, Whitehouse; assignors to Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc., Toledo.

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

#6,755,457 Vehicle convertible roof; Todd A. Grubbs, Adrian; assignor to ASC Inc., Southgate, Mich.

#6,755,456 Mounting assembly for a truck bed cover; Simon T. Addicott, Adrian.

#D491,812 Container waist; Theodore Eberle, Ann Arbor, Mich., Kerry W. Silvers, Chelsea, Mich., and Richard J. Steih, Britton, Mich.; assignors to Amcor Ltd., Abbotsford, Australia.

#D491,809 Container; Kerry W. Silvers, Chelsea, Mich., and Richard J. Steih, Britton, Mich.; assignors to Amcor Ltd., Abbotsford, Australia.

#6,752,412 Biased cable mechanism for trailer hitches; Jonathon R. Saul, Erie, Mich.; assignor to Shelby Industries LLC, Shelbyville, Kent.

#6,749,255 Blow molded multiple function assemblies for vehicle headliners; Mike Dykman, Lake Orion, Mich., Jim Mestemaker, Lambertville, and David M. Fox, Wixom, Mich.; assignors to Lear Corp., Southfield, Mich.

#D491,676 Building block; James M. Gendron, Plymouth, Mich., and Michael D. Coots, Monroe.

#6,743,516 Highly durable hydrophobic coatings and methods; Nestor P. Murphy, Monroe, and Rudolph H. Petrmichl, Ann Arbor, Mich.; assignors to Guardian Industries Corp., Auburn Hills, Mich.

#6,742,642 Torque-transmitting torque to thrust apply mechanism having amplified thrust; Paul D. Stevenson, Ann Arbor, Mich., and Clinton E. Carey, Monroe; assignors to General Motors Corp., Detroit.

#6,755,699 Reduced insertion force contact pin tip; Robert Duane Beers, Titusville, Penn., and Aaron Michael Krott, Temperance; assignors to Tyco Electronics Corp., Middletown, Penn.

#6,754,603 Virtual vehicle transmission test cell; Marlin R. Turbett, New Hudson, Mich., Robert M. Senseney, Tecumseh, Steven D. Nash, Lyons, Mich., Michael R. Rosati, Pinckney, Mich., David T. Stark, Superior Township, Mich., Alfonso G. Hysko, Belleville, Mich., David L. Joseph, Southfield, Mich., Paul A. Piorkowski, Bellville, Mich., Gary L. Stecklein, San Antonio, Texas, Matthew S. Castiglione, Rio Medina, Texas, Joe Steiber, San Antonio, Texas, Benjamin A. Treichel, Waterford, Mich., and Bapiraju Surampudi, San Antonio, Texas; assignors to General Motors Corp., Detroit.

#6,752,608 Compressor crankshaft with bearing sleeve and assembly method; Zer Kai Yap, Tecumseh; assignor to Tecumseh Products Co., Tecumseh.

#6,752,605 Horizontal two stage rotary compressor with a bearing-driven lubrication structure; Nelik I. Dreiman, Tipton, Mich., and Rick L. Bunch, Tecumseh; assignors to Tecumseh Products Co., Tecumseh.

#6,752,219 Turf cutting and handling system for golf green cup; Bruce A. Fridd, Tecumseh.

#6,751,973 Low profile condensing unit; Sukru Erisgen, Tecumseh; assignor to Tecumseh Products Co., Tecumseh.

#D491,808 Container waist; Michael T. Lane, Brooklyn, Mich, and Daniel W. Gamber, Tecumseh; assignors to Amcor Ltd., Abbotsford, Australia.

#6,749,941 Insulating glass window unit including heat treatable coating with silicon-rich silicon nitride layer; Philip J. Lingle, Temperance; assignor to Guardian Industries Corp., Auburn Hills, Mich.

#6,749,380 Mechanism to facilitate raising and lowering hinged end section of deck; Robert J. Recupido, Frankfort, Ill., Robert J. Cencer, Tecumseh, and Richard B. Shaddle, Sandwich, Ill.; assignors to Thrall Car Manufacturing Co., Chicago Heights, Ill.

#6,749,259 Ganging device for stackbar of stackable chair; Duane R. Ware, Temperance, and William F. Lohness, Jonesville, Mich.; assignors to Michigan Tube Swagers & Fabricators Inc., Temperance.

#D491,383 Chair; Philip P. Swy, Temperance, Duane R. Ware, Temperance, and William F. Lohness, Jonesville, Mich.; assignors to Michigan Tube Swagers & Fabricators Inc., Temperance.

#6,746,223 Orbiting rotary compressor; Dan M. Manole, Tecumseh; assignor to Tecumseh Products Co., Tecumseh.



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