The following U.S, patents were granted to Lucas, Fulton, and Wood County, Ohio, inventors in May, 2009, and published in the Official Gazette of the Patent and Trademark Office. For more information call the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, Business Technology Department at 419-259-5209.
#7,536,231 Method for determining acceptability of proposed color solution using an artificial intelligence model; Craig McClanahan, Bowling Green, and James Soss, Toledo; assignors to BASF Corp., Southfield, Mich.
#7,535,175 Electrode configurations for plasma-dome PDP; Oliver M. Strbik, III, Holland; Daniel Wedding, Toledo; and Carol Ann Wedding, Toledo; assignors to Imaging Systems Technology, Toledo.
#7,533,908 Coupling assembly and retainer for use with same; Todd Vogel, Waterville, and Michael Wells, Bowling Green; assignors to Eaton Corp., Cleveland.
#7,534,378 Plastic forming process monitoring and control; Roger Smith, Perrysburg; assignor to Rexam Prescription Products Inc., Perrysburg.
#7,527,930 Compositions and methods of use of standardized mixtures for determining an amount of a nucleic acid; James Willey, Toledo; Brad Austermiller, Defiance; Erin Crawford, Rossford; Charles Knight, Toledo; Terry Osborn, Lake Bluff, Ill.; and Robert Zahorchak, Madison, Ala.; assignors to Gene Express Inc. Toledo, and Medical University of Ohio, Toledo.
#7,527,160 Closure having user-modifiable functionality; John Shingle, Perrysburg; assignor to Rexam Prescription Products Inc., Perrysburg.
#7,527,159 Threaded child-resistant package having linerless closure; Brian Brozell, Maumee; assignor to Rexam Closure Systems Inc., Perrysburg.
#7,537,447 Atmospheric gas burner made of biosoluble and gel-cast ceramic fibers; Timothy Teague, Sylvania; assignor to Thermic Investments SA, Luxembourg.
#7,537,141 Dispensing closure and package; Philip Robinson, Sylvania; assignor to Rexam Closure Systems Inc., Perrysburg.
#7,534,048 Center bearing assembly for rotatably supporting a shaft at varying angles relative to a support surface; James Holman, Wauseon; assignor to Dana Automotive Systems Group LLC, Toledo.
#D592,899 Soap dispenser; Stephen Dukes, North Baltimore, Ohio; assignor to Impact Products LLC, Toledo.
The following U.S. patents were granted to Monroe and Lenawee County, Michigan, inventors in May, 2009.
#7,537,538 Limited slip differential; Craig Ross, Ypsilanti, Mich., and Clinton Carey, Monroe; assignors to GM Global Technology Operations Inc., Detroit.
#7,537,286 Seat with adjustable support system; Brock Walker, Okemos, Mich., and James A. O'Brien, Deerfield, Mich.
#7,537,255 Adjustable gripper pads; Timothy Key, Onsted, Mich.; Scott Carroll, Tecumseh; and Michael Filipiak, Ann Arbor; assignors to Syron Engineering & Manufacturing LLC, Saline, Mich.
#D592,963 Plastic container; James Dorn, Norton, Ohio, and Christopher Caldwell, Monroe; assignors to Plastipak Packaging Inc., Plymouth, Mich.
#D592,962 Plastic container; James Dorn, Norton, Ohio, and Christopher Caldwell, Monroe; assignors to Plastipak Packaging Inc., Plymouth, Mich.
#D592,959 Container body portion; Christopher Thompson Caldwell, Monroe; assignor to Plastipak Packaging, Inc., Plymouth, Mich.