The following U.S. patents were granted to Lucas, Fulton, and Wood County inventors in March, 2005, 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.
#6,871,415 Container plug gauge and method of use; Noel D. Wendt, Toledo, Gregory A. Ritz, Berkey, Ohio, William R. Martin, Slippery Rock, Pa., and James S. Barnes, Maumee; assignors to Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc., Toledo.
#6,868,617 Gear checker apparatus; Karen M. Winn, Berkey, Ohio; assignor to General Motors Corp., Detroit.
#6,863,155 Mobile scaffolding brake; Steven J. Wyse, Archbold, Ohio and James L. Wyse, Middlebury, Ind.
#6,869,341 Single-sided finishing apparatus; Mark Opfer, Pemberville, Ohio, Brad Borosky, Perrysburg, and John Harkness, Bowling Green; assignors to Glassline Corp., Perrysburg.
#6,866,732 Method for seaming wide panels of EPDM membrane to form a composite EPDM roofing membrane; Michael J. Hubbard, Holland, Ohio, Walter J. Kelly, Wadsworth, Ohio, Anthony Verrocchi, Akron, Raymond J. Weinert, Akron, and Raymond J. Weinert, Macedonia, Ohio; assignors to Omnova Solutions Inc., Fairlawn, Ohio.
#6,868,230 Vacuum insulated quartz tube heater assembly; Peter F. Gerhardinger, Maumee; assignor to Engineered Glass Products LLC, Chicago.
#6,863,636 Pinion carrier for planetary gear train and method of making same; David P. Huber, Millbury, Ohio, and Timothy J. Cripsey, Rochester, Mich.; assignors to Metal Forming & Coining Corp., Maumee.
#6,860,025 Measurement of container wall thickness; Shaun P. McMackin, Maumee, and James H. Jaquillard, Pemberville, Ohio; assignors to Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc., Toledo.
#6,872,353 Method of molding using compact molding apparatus; John H. Gillen, Ottawa Lake, Mich., Charles E. Ash, Perrysburg, and John M. Clark, Osseo, Mich.; assignors to Libbey-Owens-Ford Co, Toledo, and Roll-Tech Inc., Reading, Mich.
#6,860,142 Method and apparatus for measuring a variable in a lubricant/coolant system; Stanley W. Seevers, Perrysburg, Guy R. Hughes, Lawrenceburg, Ind., and Frank A. Robinson, Sylvania Township; assignors to Master Chemical Corp., Perrysburg.
#6,871,719 Drive train member having convex splines; Douglas E. Breese, Walbridge, Ohio, and Mark S. Williams, Swanton; assignors to Torque-Traction Technologies Inc., Maumee.
#6,865,087 Wire management system; Conrad A. H. Jelinger, Toledo; assignor to Unitrend Inc., Toledo.
#6,863,613 Sealed axially displaceable slip joint; Robert N. Jackson Jr., Florence, Ky., and Philip A. Eversole, Toledo; assignors to Torque Traction Technologies Inc., Maumee.
#6,862,966 Device to cut and deburr metal and method of use thereof; James Knapp, Toledo; assignor to Toledo Metal Spinning Co., Toledo.
#6,860,520 Hose coupling assembly; Christopher L. Schwab, Toledo; assignor to Eaton Corp., Cleveland.
#6,860,398 Low permeation fittings, low permeation containers utilizing same, and methods for forming same; James Fuller Potter, Livonia, Mich., Duane Allen Fish, Fenton, Mich., Erich James Vorenkamp, Pinckney, Mich., John E. Thorn, Sylvania, and Link E. Vaughn, Canton, Mich.; assignors to Visteon Global Technologies Inc., Van Buren Township, Mich.
#6,864,631 Gas discharge display device; Donald K. Wedding, Toledo; assignor to Imaging Systems Technology, Toledo.
#6,863,634 Tandem axle power divider assembly with inboard slip driveshaft connection; James L. Holman, Wauseon, and George A. Willford, Waterville; assignors to Dana Corp., Toledo.
#D502,331 Chair; David J. Socha, Jr., Toledo, and Phillip P. Swy, Temperance; assignors to Michigan Tube Swagers & Fabricators Inc., Temperance.
The following U.S. patents were granted to Monroe and Lenawee County, Michigan inventors in March, 2005.
#6,870,098 Conduit-ready terminal cover; Elizabeth A. Robbins, Adrian; assignor to Tecumseh Products Co., Tecumseh.
#6,863,326 Lateral track movement system; John M. Tiesler, Harrison, Twp., Mich., Jim Mestemaker, Lambertville, and Michael C. Dykman, Lake Orion, Mich.; assignors to Lear Corp., Southfield, Mich.
#6,871,661 Combination fitting; Timothy Stanton, Ypsilanti, Shawn P. Capser, Monroe, and Kevin S. Bockstanz, Dearborn, Mich.
#6,860,705 Auto-lock tool mounting system; Steven L. Dietrich, Jackson, Mich., and James R. Kalb, Petersburg, Mich.; assignors to Syron Engineering & Manufacturing LLC, Saline, Mich.
#6,862,777 Oil-less rivet system for a reclining chair mechanism; Larry P. LaPointe, Temperance; assignor to La-Z-Boy Inc., Monroe.
#6,860,144 Oxygen sensor monitoring arrangement; Wei Wang, Troy, Mich., Douglas M. Stander, Grosse Pt. Woods, Mich., David J. Carlson, Williamston, Mich., Chris J. Booms, Milford, Mich., Thomas W. Stephens, Dearborn, Mich., William E. Leisenring, Tecumseh, Richard K. Moote, Ann Arbor, Danny K. Schuelke, Grass Lake, Mich., Mark J. Poublon, Shelby Twp., Mich., Craig A. Northville, Mich., and Jason E. Wielenga, Jackson, Mich.; assignors to DaimlerChrysler Corp., Auborn, Hills, Mich.
#D502,877 Bottle portion; Machelle D. Stockwell, Bradenton, Fla., Stuart Leslie, Larchmont, N.Y., Charles A. Curtiss, Norwalk, Conn., Tomohito, Asano, New York, N.Y., David Deemer, Adrian, and Hassan Mourad, Canton, Mich.; assignors to Stokely-Van Camp Inc., Chicago.