The following U.S. patents were granted to Lucas, Fulton, and Wood County inventors in January, 2006, 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.
#6993512 System and method for converting a color formula using an artificial intelligence based conversion model; Craig J. McClanahan, Bowling Green; assignor to BASF Corp., Southfield, Mich.
#6991687 Vacuum carburizing with napthene hydrocarbons; Ralph Paul Poor, Toledo; Garry W. Barbee, Rossford; Stephen Harry Verhoff, Monclova; and James Edward Brug, Toledo; assignors to Surface Combustion Inc., Maumee.
#D513935 Plate; Jay K. Achenbach, Toledo; assignor to Syracuse China Co., Syracuse, N.Y.
#6989474 Soybean variety 93B68; Debra Kay Steiger, Wauseon; assignor to Pioneer Hi-Bred Inc., Johnston, Iowa.
#6989104 Fuel filter with restriction indicator, and method of using same; Christopher R. Reamsnyder, Perrysburg, and Darryl V. Logan, Toledo; assignors to Honeywell International Inc., Morristown, N.J.
#6988628 Closet storage system; Douglas P. Krieger, Archbold, and Douglas B. Gerig, Archbold; assignors to Sauder Woodworking Co., Archbold.
#6986299 Controlled cutting of multiple webs to produce roofing shingles; James Franklin White, Sylvania, and David Russell Rodenbaugh, Baltimore, Ohio; assignors to Owens Corning Fiberglass Technology Inc., Summit, Ill.
#6985221 Method and apparatus for measuring wall thickness of plastic container; Frank E. Semersky, Toledo, and Dennis T. Sturgill, Perrysburg; assignors to Petwall LLC., Holland, Ohio.
#6985125 Addressing of AC plasma display; Carol A. Wedding, Toledo; Jeffrey W. Guy, Toledo; and Bala K. Velayudhan, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; assignors to Imaging Systems Technology Inc., Toledo.
#6984342 Electrically conductive polymeric mixture, method of molding conductive articles using same, and electrically conductive articles formed there from; Timothy L. Memmer, Perrysburg; assignor to Honeywell International Inc., Morristown, N.J.
#6984119 Dual-chamber container, and method and apparatus for its manufacture; Daniel G. Weiss, Bowling Green, and Randall A. Hickman, Graytown, Ohio; assignors to Owens-Illinois Health Care Packaging Inc., Toledo.
#6981512 Tubular flow conduit with in-line integrated check valve and method of making same; David L. Meyer, Archbold; assignor to Dana Corp., Toledo.
#6981302 Use of driveshaft wall thickness variation to balance a driveshaft assembly; Jeffrey D. Periat, Toledo; Douglas E. Breese, Walbridge, and James A. Duggan, Temperance; assignors to Torque-Traction Technologies Inc., Holland, Ohio.
The following U.S. patents were granted to Monroe and Lenawee County, Michigan inventors in January, 2006.
#6988769 Spring toggle furniture mechanism; Larry P. LaPointe, Temperance; assignor to La-Z-Boy Inc., Monroe.
#6985907 Computer-implemented method and system for attributing applicable condition codes to field claims; Paul Joseph Asburn II; Temperance; Donald James Zambo, Dearborn, Mich.; Joseph Edward Schramek, Dearborn Heights, Mich.; Paul Hurley, Huntington Woods, Mich.; and Robert Stephen Kirka, Brighton, Mich.; assignors to Ford Motor Co., Dearborn, Mich.