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Published: Monday, 10/19/2009

Area patents

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

#7,594,460 Method of controlling biasing force before and during chopping; Randall Bascom, Wauseon; Douglas Kempski, Holland; and John Dembowski, Athens, Tenn.; assignors to Johns Manville, Denver.

#7,594,362 Highly ventilated soffit with obscured ventilation openings; John Sigmund, Holland, and Thomas Gilbert, Clarklake, Mich.; assignors to CertainTeed Corp., Valley Forge, Pa.

#7,589,434 Auto anti-theft device; Brian Bronson, Bradner, Ohio.

#7,588,714 Elastomeric dispensing valve manufacture; Paul Graham, Holland; assignor to Rexam Closure Systems Inc., Perrysburg.

#7,588,691 Additive dispersing filter and method of making; Weston Gerwin, Perrysburg; Michael Lynch, Fostoria; Nageswara Cheekala, Perrysburg; Zafar Hussain, Perrysburg; Ronald Rohrbach, Flemington, N.J.; Daniel Bause, Flanders, N.J.; and Peter Unger, Morristown, N.J.; assignors to Honeywell International Inc., Morristown, N.J.

#7,582,132 Nonwoven fibrous mat for MERV filter and method; Alan Jaffee, Bowling Green; assignor to Johns Manville, Denver.

#7,595,870 Optical inspection of container walls; James Ringlien, Maumee; assignor to Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc., Perrysburg.

#7,594,589 Dual-container package and a dispensing closure for such package; Craig L. Potts, Monclova Township; Edward Grant, Northwood; and Leonora Brozell, Maumee; assignors to Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc., Perrysburg.

#7,591,394 Child-resistant package, closure and container; John Shingle, Perrysburg; assignor to Rexam Prescription Products Inc., Perrysburg.

#7,588,797 Field repairable high temperature smooth wear coating; Andrew Skoog, West Chester, Ohio; Jane Murphy, Franklin, Ohio; William Stowell, Rising Sun, Ohio; and David Caldwell, West Chester, Ohio; assignors to General Electric Co., Schenectady, N.Y.

#7,582,239 Method of agglomerating wet chopped fiber; Darryl Thomason, Maumee; assignor to Johns Manville, Denver.

#7,581,948 Burner apparatus and methods for making inorganic fibers; Harley Borders, Highlands Ranch, Col.; Michael Nijakowski, Whitehouse; William Thome, Maumee; and Raymond McKenzie, Swanton; assignors to Johns Manville, Denver.

#7,581,656 One-piece box-shaped container with large label wrap surface; Maurice Gnepper, Fremont, and John Shingle, Perrysburg; assignors to Rexam Prescription Products Inc., Perrysburg.

#7,581,652 Tamper-indicating package, and a closure and container for such a package; Frank Flak, Jr. Ada, Ohio; James Gregory, Maumee; Ramsey Haylett, Perrysburg; and Thomas Kozlowski, Perrysburg; assignors to Rexam Closure Systems Inc., Perrysburg.

#7,595,774 Simultaneous address and sustain of plasma-shell display; Carol Wedding, Toledo, and Jeffrey Guy, Toledo; assignors to Imaging Systems Technology, Toledo.

#7,594,857 Double Cardan joint; Philip Mazziotti, Toledo.

#7,592,422 Modified plasminogen activator inhibitor type-1 and methods based thereon; Rafal Swiercz, Bastrop, Texas; Steven Selman, Toledo; Jerzy Jankun, Sylvania; Joanna Chorostowska-Wynimko, Warsaw, Poland; Ewa Skrzypczak-Jankun, Sylvania; assignors to Medical College of Ohio, Toledo.

#7,589,697 Addressing of AC plasma display; Jeffrey Guy, Toledo; Bala Velayudhan, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; and Carol Wedding, Toledo; assignors to Imaging Systems Technology, Toledo.

#7,588,810 Container having foam layer; Frank Semersky, Toledo; assignor to Plastic Technologies Inc. Holland.

#7,587,875 Fire resistance rating system; William Kish, Wadsworth, Ohio, and Kenneth Rusk, Toledo; assignors to No-Burn Investments LLC, Wadsworth, Ohio.

#7,587,167 Integrated digital radio module; Philip Bator, Farmington, Mich.; Jack King, Howell, Mich.; Richard Zerod, Chelsea, Mich.; Timothy Mitchell, Sylvania; and Neil Tidmarsh, Novi, Mich.; assignors to Visteon Global Technologies Inc., Van Buren Township, Mich.

#7,586,417 RFID insert with disable feature and container that includes such an insert; Brian Chisholm, Sylvania; assignor to Rexam Healthcare Packaging Inc., Perrysburg.

#7,583,368 Method of enhancing measurement of stress in glass; Jeffrey Simpson, Wayne, Neb.; Mark Imbrock, Sylvania; and Nathan Strimpel, Carleton, Mich.; assignors to Electronic Design To Market Inc., Toledo.

#7,581,948 Burner apparatus and methods for making inorganic fibers; Harley Borders, Highlands Ranch, Col.; Michael Nijakowski, Whitehouse; William Thome, Maumee; and Raymond McKenzie, Swanton; assignors to Johns Manville, Denver.

#7,581,355 Gutter level device; Randy Smith, Wauseon.

#D600,167 Carrier housing; Andrew Maguire, West Bloomfield, Mich.; Chane Myers, Maumee; Harold Seeds, Waterford, Mich.; and Manoj Bhandiwad, White Lake, Mich.; assignors to American Axle & Manufacturing Inc., Detroit.

The following U.S. patents were granted to Monroe and Lenawee County, Michigan, inventors in September, 2009.

#7,594,511 Device and method for preventing unwanted oral activity; Thomas Haddix, Monroe, and Christine Francis, Flat Rock, Mich.

#7,585,018 Wall proximity reclining chair with in-line linkage mechanism; Larry LaPointe, Temperance; Richard Marshall, Monroe; Brian Fredricks, Monroe; David Collins, Ida, Mich.; Richard Hartford, Maybee, Mich.; Gerald Stotz, Ida, Mich.; and Michael Gaines, Temperance; assignors to La-Z-Boy Inc., Monroe.

#7,591,164 Method of manufacturing a splined member for use in a driveshaft assembly; James Duggan, Temperance, and Thomas Keller, Bristol, Va.; assignors to Dana Automotive Systems Group LLC, Toledo.

#7,589,460 Small diameter/long reach spark plug with rimmed hemispherical sparking tip; James Lykowski, Temperance; assignor to Federal-Mogul World Wide Inc., Southfield, Mich.

#7,588,021 Spark plug circuit; James Lykowski, Temperance; assignor to Federal-Mogul Worldwide Inc., Southfield, Mich.

#7,586,377 Real time clock; Phillip Chapin, Vienna, Austria; John Costello, Rochester Hills, Mich.; Tejas Desai, Troy, Mich.; Brian Farrell, Troy, Mich.; Douglas King, Lapeer, Mich.; and Thomas Schaffer, Shelby Township, Mich.; assignors to Continental Automotive Systems US Inc., Auburn Hills, Mich.

#7,585,018 Wall proximity reclining chair with in-line linkage mechanism; Larry LaPointe, Temperance; Richard Marshall, Monroe; Brian Fredricks, Monroe; David Collins, Ida, Mich.; Richard Hartford, Maybee, Mich.; Gerald Stotz, Ida, Mich.; Michael Gaines, Temperance; assignors to La-Z-Boy Inc., Monroe.

#7,581,304 Method of forming a spark plug with multi-layer firing tip; James Lykowski, Temperance; assignor to Federal-Mogul World Wide Inc., Southfield, Mich.

#D600,122 Container; Walter Strasser, Cement City, Mich.; Richard Steih, Britton, Mich.; Christopher LaBombarbe, Ypsilanti, Mich.; Dwayne Gannon, Tecumseh, Mich.; David Downing, Ann Arbor, Mich.; assignors to Amcor Ltd., Abbotsford, Victoria, Australia.

#D599,210 Container body portion; Christopher Caldwell, Monroe; assignor to Plastipak Packaging Inc., Plymouth, Mich.



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