The following U.S. patents were granted to Lucas, Fulton, and Wood County inventors in December, 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.
#6979759 Soybean Variety 93B09; Debra Kay Steiger, Wauseon, and Paul Alan Stephens, Princeton, Ill.; assignors to Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc., Johnston, Iowa.
#6979207 Electrical connector; David M. Harman, Delta, Ohio; and Jeffrey P. Wenger, Wauseon, Ohio; assignors to E&J Demark Inc., Wauseon.
#D513181 Closure shell; Kenneth S. Bloom, Bloomdale, Ohio, and Wendell D. Willingham, Perrysburg; assignors to Owens Illinois Closure Inc., Toledo.
#6977104 Container preform assembly and method of manufacture; Jeffrey D. DiPasquale, Maumee; Brian A. Lynch, Merrimack, N.H.; and Thomas E. Nahill, Amherst, N.H.; assignors to Graham Packaging PET Technologies Inc., York, Pa.
#6976922 Precision thrust bearing joint; Johnny N. Smith, Toledo; assignor to Torque-Traction Technologies Inc., Maumee.
#6976603 Dual-chamber container, and method and apparatus for its manufacture; Richard R. Johnston, Toledo; and Michael Hsieh, Perrysburg; assignors to Graham Packaging Co. LP, York, Pa.
#6976426 Image replication element and method and system for producing the same; Douglas C. Neckeres, Perrysburg; Peter Serguievski, Perrysburg; Michael E. McLean, Etowah, N.C.; and Brett Scherrman, Huntersville, N.C.; assignors to Day International Inc., Dayton.
#6975410 Measuring device; Dennis T. Sturgill, Perrrysburg.
#6973211 Color management and solution distribution system and method; Cynthia J. Frank, Toledo; Stephen F. Shufeldt, Toledo; and Craig J. McClanahan, Bowling Green; assignors to BASF Corp., Southfield, Mich.
#6971477 Walkboard ledger for scaffolding; Steven J. Wyse, Archbold, Ohio.
#D512270 Drinking container; Allen Hutton, Toledo; Charles Summers, Toledo; Jacqueline Volles, Blacklick, Ohio; Joe Mefferd, Perrysburg; and John Marcus Harris, Powder Springs, Ga.; assignors to Coca-Cola Co., Atlanta.
The following U.S. patents were granted to Monroe and Lenawee County, Michigan inventors in December, 2005.
#6974318 Online bakeout of regenerative oxidizers; Sunjung Ahn, Ann Arbor; Donald I. McAnespie, Tecumseh, Mich.; and Jason T. Schroeder, New Hudson, Mich.; assignors to Durr Environmental Inc., Plymouth, Mich.
#6971214 Work cell; David W. Ringel, Monroe; assignor to Hollingsworth Logistics Group, Dearborn, Mich.
#D512327 Bottle portion; David Deemer, Adrian; Hassan Mourad, Canton, Mich.; Charles A. Curtiss, Norwalk, Conn.; Machelle D. Stockwell, Bradenton, Fla.; Stuart Leslie, Larchmont, N.Y.; and Tomohito Asano, New York; assignors to Stokely-Van Camp Inc., Chicago, Ill.
#D512326 Bottle portion; David Deemer, Adrian; Hassan Mourad, Canton, Mich.; Charles A. Curtiss, Norwalk, Conn.; Machelle D. Stockwell, Bradenton, Fla.; Stuart Leslie, Larchmont, N.Y.; and Tomohito Asano, New York; assignors to Stokely-Van Camp Inc., Chicago.35.61408 -81.21371 The following U.S. patents were granted to area inventors in December.