The following U.S. patents were granted to Lucas, Fulton, and Wood County inventors in November, 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.
#6825606 Flat plasma display panel with independent trigger and controlled sustaining electrodes; Jerry D. Schmerhorn, Perrysburg, and Oleksander Shvydky, Toledo; assignors to LG Electronics, Seoul, South Korea.
#6825576 Method and apparatus for preventing stall in a starter/alternator equipped internal combustion engine system; Eric Keith Manning, Toledo; assignor to Dana Corp., Toledo.
#6825311 Method for cooling post reactor polyethylene terephthalate flakes; Dennis C. Balduff, Whitehouse, and Henry A. Schworm, Swanton; assignors to Phoenix Technologies LP, Bowling Green.
#6823965 Locking and securing device; Matthew D. Stringer, Archbold, Ohio; assignor to Bil-jax Inc., Archbold.
#6822970 Glassware forming system with star network communication configuration; Matthew D. Redd, Toledo, Wayne D. Leidy, Perrysburg, and Jay E. Werner, Toledo; assignors to Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc., Toledo.
#6821355 Automatic eyewear cleaner; John S. Efroymson, Sylvania; assignor to Sharper Image Corp., San Francisco.
#6821096 Multiple component metering and dispensing system; Michael J. Kosmyna, Toledo, and Ralph Wisniewski, Toledo; assignors to Illinois Tool Works Inc., Glenview, Ill.
#6820677 Method of making a spray formed article; Grigoriy Grinberg, Sylvania; assignor to Ford Motor Co., Dearborn, Mich.
#6818806 Maize lls1 promoter; John Gray, Toledo; assignor to Curators of the University of Missouri, Columbia, Mo.
#6817276 Apparatus for forming bridges in tamper-indicating closures; Timothy B. Kowal, Maumee; assignor to Owens-Illinois Closure Inc., Toledo.
#6817110 Measuring tape system; Andrew C. Bohnengel, Sylvania; assignor to Perfect Measuring Tape Co., Toledo.
#6816250 Method and apparatus for measuring irregularities on an outer surface of a rotatable cylindrical shaft; Mark Shuster, Toledo, and Dana M. Combs, Maumee; assignor to Dana Corp., Toledo.
#6813661 Portable audio system; Bing Li, Toledo.
#6812593 Junction device with logic; Philip H. Fisher, Toledo; assignor to SAS Automation Ltd., Xenia, Ohio.
#6811845 Container preform assembly and method of manufacture; Bruce W. Larson, Holland, Ohio; assignor to Continental Pet Technologies Inc., Toledo.
#6811633 Method for balancing a vehicle driveshaft; Gerald L. Myers; assignor to Torque-Traction Technologies Inc., Maumee.
#6810953 Shock absorber for oil well pumping unit; Jack W. Adoline, Toledo; assignor to Barnes Group Inc., Bristol, Conn.
#D497972 Filter element; Donald J. Gembolis, Toledo, and Daniel W. Miller, Luckey, Ohio; assignor to Parker-Hannifin Corp., Cleveland, Ohio.
The following U.S. patents were granted to Monroe and Lenawee County, Michigan inventors in November, 2004.
#6826455 Booster-powered valve system; Jeffery J. Lott, Monroe; assignor to Masco Corp., Taylor, Mich.
#6824185 Modular overhead console assembly; James R. Mestemaker, Lambertville; assignor to Lear Corp., Southfield, Mich.
#6820934 Chair having flexible back support; Duane R. Ware, Temperance; assignor to Michigan Tube Swagers & Fabricators Inc., Temperance.
#6820917 Vehicle convertible roof; Todd Grubbs, Adrian; assignor to ASC Inc., Southgate, Mich.
#6820890 Vehicle hitch receiver tube reinforcement ring, vehicle hitch including the reinforcement ring; David L. Westdale, Monroe; assignor to Midway Products Group Inc., Monroe.
#D498603 Chair; Phillip P. Swy, Temperance, and Duane R. Ware, Temperance; assignors to Michigan Tube Swagers and Fabricators Inc., Temperance.
#6817438 Apparatus and a method for adjusting fluid movement in a variable displacement pump; Shawn Patrick Casper, Monroe; assignor to Visteon Global Technologies Inc., Dearborn, Mich.
#6813973 Drive shaft balancing; Daniel C. Perry, Temperance; assignor to Torque-Traction Technologies Inc., Maumee.
#6810681 Method of draining and recharging hermetic compressor oil; Sukru Erisgen, Tecumseh; assignor to Tecumseh Products Co., Tecumseh, Mich.
#D497729 Chair; Timothy V. Peitz, Petersburg, Mich.; assignor to MTS Burgess, Temperance.