The following U.S. patents were granted to Lucas, Fulton, and Wood County inventors in July, 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.
#6,766,926 Elchert Dispensing closure, package and method of manufacture; Rodney A. Elchert, Bowling Green; assignor to Owens-Illinois Closure Inc., Toledo.
#6,761,247 Utility scaffolding having safety features; Steven J. Wyse, Archbold, Ohio.
#6,758,358 Child-resistant container and overcap package; Kenneth S. Bloom, Bloomdale, Ohio; assignor to Owens-Illinois Closure Inc., Toledo.
#6,761,932 Method to improve adhesion of primers to substrates; Keith L. Salter, Delta, Ohio; assignor to BASF Corp., Southfield, Mich.
#D493,349 Handle; Joel Tetreault, Perrysburg, and Jacob B. King, Perrysburg; assignors to Calphalon Corp., Freeport, Ill.
#6,757,957 Dispenser package for fluent products and method of manufacture; Craig E. McClean, Kannapolis, N.C., and Robert E. Harmon, Perrysburg; assignors to Owens-Brockway Plastic Products Inc., Toledo.
#6,767,494 Method and apparatus for injection molding a threaded syringe plunger rod; Philip J. Robinson, Sylvania; assignor to Owens-Illinois Closure Inc., Toledo.
#6,763,836 Methods for electrosurgical tendon vascularization; James P. Tasto, San Diego, Calif., Jean Woloszko, Mountain View, Calif., Michael A. Baker, Woodside, Calif., James L. Pacek, Coto De Caza, Calif., Phillip E. Eggers, Dublin, Ohio, and Hira V. Thapliyal, Los Altos, Calif.; assignors to Arthrocare Corp., Sunnyvale, Calif.
#6,761,503 Splined member for use in a slip joint and method of manufacturing the same; Douglas E. Breese, Walbridge, Ohio; assignor to Torque-Traction Technologies Inc., Holland, Ohio.
#6,761,077 Dual mast system for simulation testing; Xuegeng Zhu, Toledo; assignor to Faurecia Exhaust Systems Inc., Toledo.
#6,758,066 Glassware forming mold and method of manufacture; David L. Lewis, Sylvania; assignor to Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc., Toledo.
#RE38,546 Convertible top; George A. Corder, Romulus, Mich., and Charles C. Turney, Toledo; assignors to ASC Inc., Southgate, Mich.
The following U.S. patents were granted to Monroe and Lenawee County, Michigan inventors in July, 2004.
#6,763,968 Base portion of a plastic container; Timothy J. Boyd, Ypsilanti, Mich., Dwayne G. Vailliencourt, Manchester, Mich., Kerry W. Silvers, Chelsea, Mich., Richard J. Steih, Britton, Mich., and David G. Lisch, Jr., Jackson, Mich.; assignors to Schmalbach-Lubeca AG, Germany.
#D492,500 Seat; Stan Nash, Chattanooga, Tenn., and Paula M. Zydko Hoyas, Monroe; assignors to La-Z-Boy Inc., Monroe.
#6,768,078 Servo spot welding control system and method of welding workpieces; Frank Garza, Rochester Hills, Mich., Jason Tsai, Bloomfield Hills, Mich., Hadi Akeel, Vienna, Va., and Brad Niederquell, Troy, Mich.; assignors to FANUC Robotics North America Inc., Rochester Hills, Mich.
#6,764,681 Method of prophylaxis or treatment of antigen presenting cell driven skin conditions using inhibitors of the CD2/LFA-3 interaction; Barbara P. Wallner, Weston, Mass., and Kevin D. Cooper, Ann Arbor; assignors to the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
#6,760,207 Compressor terminal fault interruption method and apparatus; Arnold G. Wyatt, Jackson, Mich., and Alex Alvey, Tecumseh, Mich.; assignors to Tecumseh Products Co., Tecumseh, Mich.