The following U.S. patents were granted to Lucas, Fulton, and Wood county inventors in February, 2010, and published in the Official Gazette of the Patent and Trademark Offi ce. For information, call the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, business technology department at 419-259-5209.
#7,667,863 Method for modifi cation of publication covers; John H. Eldred, Holland, and Jeffery M. Jankowski, Monclova Township; no assignment.
#7,666,399 Pesticidal fertilizer; Timothy D. Birthisel, Perrysburg; Mark Weispape, Brenham, Texas, and Robin Smith, Austin, Texas; assignors to The Andersons Inc., Maumee.
#7,662,285 Filter diaper and method; Gerard W. Bilski, Perrysburg; assignor to Honeywell International Inc., Morristown, N.J.
#7,662,174 Spinal plate with screw locks and cam locks; Robert L. Doubler, Ida, Mich., and John E. Hammill, Rossford; assignors to Spinal LLC, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
#7,658,948 Foaming granule and method for making same; James R. Lynch, Toledo; Timothy D. Birthisel, Perrysburg, and Jeffrey J. Fesko, Maumee; assignors to The Andersons, Inc., Maumee.
#7,658,582 Precise linear fastener system and method for use; Robert L. Doubler, Ida, Mich., and John E. Hammill, Sr., Rossford; assignors to Ortho Innovations LLC, Toledo.
#7,667,438 Energy storage system with ultracapacitor and switched battery; Cyrus N. Ashtiani, West Bloomfi eld, Mich., and Thomas A. Stuart, Toledo; assignors to Chrysler Group LLC, Auburn Hills, Mich., and University of Toledo.
#7,665,672 Antistatic paint cup; Michael J. Kosmyna, Toledo; Ralph A. Wisniewski, Toledo, and Mark E. Charpie, Lambertville; assignors to Illinois Tool Works Inc., Glenview, Ill.
#7,665,261 Shingle with a rendered shadow design; Bert W. Elliott, Toledo, and John D. Phillips, Lexington, Ohio; assignors to Owens Corning Intellectual Capital LLC, Germany.
#7,658,937 Anthraquinones and process for the preparation and method of use thereof; Muraleedharan G. Nair, Okemos, Mich.; Mugunthu R. Dhananjeyan, Toledo; Michael A. Kron, Okemos, Mich., and Youli P. Milev, DeWitt, Mich.; assignors to Board of Trustees of Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mich.
#7,658,447 Vehicle seat with auto-fold leg; Milton S. Soditch, Brighton, Mich.; Sean A. Riley, South Lyon, Mich.; Vladimir Nastevski, Royal Oak, Mich.; Douglas A. Siewert, Ann Arbor, Mich.; Brian Holder, Livonia, Mich.; Robert A. Wilson, Toledo; assignors to Johnson Controls Technology Co,, Holland, Mich.
#7,655,274 Combustion deposition using aqueous precursor solutions to deposit titanium dioxide coatings; Michael P. Remington, Toledo; assignor to Guardian Industries Corp., Auburn Hills, Mich.
#7,654,059 Truss connector; Thomas L. Hejnicki, Toledo; no assignment.
#D610,720 Shingle; Bert W. Elliott, Toledo; assignor to Owens Corning Intellectual Capital LLC, Germany.
#RE41,101 Method for securing a yoke to a tube using magnetic pulse welding techniques; Boris A. Yablochnikov, Toledo; assignor to Dana Automotive Systems Group LLC, Toledo.
The following U.S. patents were granted to Monroe and Lenawee County, Michigan, inventors in February, 2010.
#7,661,442 Compact hydraulic accumulator; James A. O'Brien II, LaSalle, Mich.; Gerald Roston, Saline, Mich., and Ralph Hubbs, Brooklyn, Mich.; assignors to Limo-Reid Inc. Deerfi eld, Mich.
#7,654,607 Automotive body structure with spin welded hardware mounts; Dragan Stojkovic, Southgate, Mich.; Larry Dupuis, Grosse Ile, Mich., and James Lowe, Temperance; assignors to Ford Global Technologies LLC, Dearborn, Mich.
#D609,108 Bottle; Patrick T. George, Plano, Texas; Nicholas J. Caporin, Little Elm, Texas, and Christopher Thompson Caldwell, Monroe; assignors to Snapple Beverage Corp., Rye Brook, N.Y.