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Area patents

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

#6,941,707 Vented soffit panel; John L. Sigmund, Holland, Ohio; assignor to Certain Teed Corp., Valley Forge, Calif.

#6,949,925 Proximity sensor device; Stephen M. Graff, Maumee; and Richard R. Johnson, Ann Arbor; assignors to Syron Engineering & Manufacturing LLC, Saline, Mich.

#6,945,429 Disposable paint cup attachment system; Michael J. Kosmyna, Toledo; Marvin D. Burns, Millbury, Ohio; Mark E. Charpie, Lambertville; Anatoly Gosis, Palatine, Ill.; Mark D. Bauer, Mount Prospect, Ill.; Robert G. Kobetsky, Chicago; Jan Toczycki, Chicago; and G. Michael Velan, Mount Prospect, Ill.; assignors to Illinois Tool Works Inc., Glenview, Ill.

#D510,027 Bottle portion; Tracy M. Momany, Sylvania; Robert J. Groll, Oregon, Ohio; and Gerald Zboch, Barrington, Ill.; assignors to Stokely-Van Camp Inc., Chicago.

#D509,409 Drinking container; Joe Mefferd, Perrysburg; Allen Hutton, Toledo; Charles Summers, Toledo; Jacqueline Volles, Blacklick, Ohio; and John Marcus Harris, Powder Springs, Ga.; assignors to Cocoa-Cola Co., Atlanta.

#D509,993 Wine glass; Lori Evans, Sylvania; Michael L. Lambert, Eugene, Ore.; K. Robia Baggett, San Luis Obispo, Calif.; Robert K. Schiebelhut, San Luis Obispo, Calif.; James I. Efird, Arroyo Grande, Calif.; and William Turrentine, Fairfax, Calif.; assignors to Snapdragon, San Luis Obispo, Calif.

#6,948,725 Child-seat liners; Jennifer M. Sampson, Toledo, and Steven M. Sampson, Toledo; assignors to Bilby Products LLC, Sylvania.

#6,944,913 Hinge assembly; Charles Turney, Toledo; Jack V. Henderson, West Bloomfield, Mich.; Joel Dawson, Taylor, Mich.; Ken Wardell, Monroe; and Gregory A. Brower, Fenton, Mich.; assignors to Decoma International Inc., Concord, Calif.

#D509,860 Toy character; George Carruth, Whitehouse, Ohio.

The following U.S. patents were granted to Monroe and Lenawee County, Michigan inventors in September, 2005.

#D509,368 Display frame; Ruth Louise Tishler, Monroe.

#D509,074 Recliner; David J. Westendorf, Monroe; Kevin J. Knowles, Monroe; and Paula M. Hoyas, Monroe; assignors to La-Z-Boy Inc., Monroe.

#6,939,076 Oil-less rivet system; Larry P. LaPointe, Temperance; assignor to La-Z-Boy Inc., Monroe.

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