The following U.S. patents were granted to Lucas, Fulton, and Wood County Ohio inventors in May, 2008, 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.
#7,370,673 Self-contained isolated port; Michael Trumbower, Cromwell, Ind.; Jeffrey Grau, Fort Wayne, Ind.; Nazih Khatib, Ann Arbor; and Michael Wells, Bowling Green; assignors to Parker-Hannifin Corp., Cleveland.
#7,368,164 Smooth outer coating for combustor components and coating method therefor; William Stowell, Rising Sun, Ohio; Daniel Ivkovich, Fairfield, Ohio; Timothy Manning, Cincinnati; Tara McGovern, Simpsonville, S.C.; Jane Murphy, Franklin, Ohio; Walter Rentz, Cincinnati; Mathew Roling, Simpsonville, S.C.; Raymond Rowe, Niskayuna, N.Y.; and Andrew Skoog, West Chester, Ohio; assignors to General Electric Co., Schenectady, N.Y.
#7,367,609 Automotive glazing system with deployable wind excitation suppressor; Gregory Grudzinski, Perrysburg, and Greg Ehlert, Northville, Mich.; assignors to Ford Global Technologies LLC., Dearborn, Mich.
#7,375,342 Plasma-shell radiation detector; Carol Wedding, Toledo; assignor to Imaging Systems Technology, Toledo.
#7,370,550 Power take-off unit; Thomas Bowen, Rochester Hills, Mich.; Ned Wright, Toledo; Dan Stefan, Windsor, Calif.; and Marius Enache, LaSalle, Calif.; assignors to Dymos Co. Ltd., Farmington Hills, Mich.
#D570,068 Hand truck; Stephen Dukes, North Baltimore, Ohio; assignor to Impact Products LLC, Toledo.
#D569,569 Bag holder; Stephen Dukes, North Baltimore, Ohio; assignor to Impact Products LLC, Toledo.
#D569,750 Hand held torque meter; Frank Semersky, Holland; Jonathan McGurk, Toledo; Aaron Teitlebaum, Toledo; and Daniel Witham, Holland; assignors to Plastic Technologies Inc., Holland.
The following U.S. patents were granted to Monroe and Lenawee County, Michigan inventors in May, 2008.
#7,378,051 Method and apparatus for slitting steel slabs; Barry Alexin, Monroe; assignor to Edw. C. Levy Co. Dearborn, Mich.
#7,377,399 Inverting vacuum panels for a plastic container; Michael Lane, Brooklyn, Mich.; Richard Steih, Britton, Mich.; Daniel Gamber, Lakeland, Tenn.; Randall Brown, Kennesaw, Ga.; Rohit Joshi, Ann Arbor; assignors to AMCOR Ltd., Abbotsford, Victoria, Australia.
#7,376,258 Image quality assurance system and methodologies in a post-image capture document processing environment; Robert Klein, Farmington Hills, Mich.; Craig Lapan, Brighton, Mich.; and George Reasoner, Jr., Tecumseh; assignors to Unisys Corp., Blue Bell, Pa.