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Published: Monday, 4/21/2003

Area patents

The following U.S. patents were granted to Lucas, Fulton, and Wood County inventors in February and March, 2003, 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.

#6537908 Method for dual-damascence patterning of low-k interconnects using spin-on distributed hardmask; Ann Rhea-Helene Fornof, Toledo, Stephanie McConnell Gates, Ossining, N.Y., Jeffery Curtis Hedrick, Montvale, N.J., Satyanarayana V. Nitta, Poughquag, N.Y., Sampath Purushothaman, Yorktown Heights, N.Y., and Christy Sensenich Tyberg, Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y.; assignors to International Business Machines Corp., Armonk, N.Y.

#6537511 Modified platinum NOX trap for automotive emission reduction; Mohinder Singh Chattha, Northville, Mich., Jun (John) Li, Canton, Mich., William Lewis Henderson Watkins, Toledo, and Amy Berris, Berkley, Mich.; assignors to Ford Global Technologies Inc., Dearborn, Mich.

#6537402 Membrane welding apparatus including a visual seam marker; Harold T. Pate, Perrysburg, and Dave Scott, Grove City, Ohio; assignors to Omnova Solutions Inc., Fairlawn, Ohio.

#6536779 Sleeved dust cover; Garth Maughan, Delta, Ohio, and Greg Fleniken, Toledo; assignors to Dana Corp., Toledo.

#6536686 Hand activated dispensing pump having sprayer/foamer selector wheel; Stephen A. Dukes, North Baltimore, Ohio, and Martin S. Laffey, Sylvania; assignors to Owens-Illinois Closure Inc., Toledo.

#6536356 Computer desk; Douglas P. Krieger, Archbold, Ohio, Michael D. Lambright, Archbold, Ohio, Daniel G. Koyar, Lyons, Ohio, Gregory D. Fleming, West Unity, Ohio, Scott R. Davidson, Lakewood, N.Y., and Donald R. Pangborn, Jamestown, N.Y.; assignors to Sauder Woodworking Co., Archbold, Ohio.

#6536258 Blast load simulation system; Nasar Mostaghel, Toledo; assignor to the University of Toledo.

#6534121 Method of coating bare, untreated metal substrates; David L. Newton, Toledo, and William H. Plassmann, Waterville; assignors to BASF Corp., Southfield, Mich.

#6533629 Spark plug including a wear-resistant electrode tip made from a co-extruded composite material, and method of making same; Jeffery T. Boehler, Holland, Ohio, and Gary B. Zulauf, Findlay; assignors to AlliedSignal Inc. Morristown, N.J.

#6533136 Sealing closure for extrusion blow molded containers; Wendell D. Willingham, Perrysburg; assignor to Owens-Illinois Closure Inc., Toledo.

#6531688 Method of magnetic pulse welding an end fitting to a driveshaft tube of a vehicular driveshaft; Boris A. Yablochnikoy, Toledo; assignor to Torque-Traction Technologies Inc., Toledo.

#6530301 Method of and apparatus for handling tandem containers; Michael D. Seitz, Toledo, and James D. Gerdeman, Sylvania; assignors to Owens-Brockway Plastic Products Inc., Toledo.

#6528277 Indicator systems for determination of sterilization; Judy K. Hendricks Albuquerque, N.M., Shaundrea L. Rechsteiner, Lambertville, Joel R. Gorski, Marietta, Ohio, Adam Lee, Toledo, and Roger Fiske, Findlay; assignors to 3M Innovative Properties Co., St. Paul, Minn.

#6528125 Corrosion resistant powder coated metal tube and process for making the same; Timothy E. Jackson, Lake Orion, Mich., Tao Nie, Rochester Hills, Mich., Steve Obbish, Findlay, John F. Schloemp II, North Baltimore, William Robert Church, Findlay, Michael W. Boles, Orion, Mich., Gary O. Klinger, Rochester Hills, Mich., and Christopher R. Terry, Leonard, Mich.; assignors to ITT Manufacturing Enterprises Inc., Wilmington, Del.

#6526781 Method for roll forming glass sheets; Thomas J. Zalesak, Rossford, and Eustace Harold Mumford, Ottawa Lake, Mich.; assignors to Glasstech Inc., Perrysburg.

#6524647 Method of forming niobium doped tin oxide coatings on glass and coated glass formed thereby; Srikanth Varanasi, Toledo, David A. Strickler, Toledo, and Kevin Sanderson, Wigan, Great Britain; assignors to Pilkington PLC, Great Britain.

#6524602 Polymer delivery system in treatments for parasitic skin diseases; Craig G. Burkhart, Toledo, and Craig N. Burkhart, Toledo.

#6523407 Apparatus and method for balancing a vehicular driveshaft; Douglas E. Breese, Northwood; assignor to Torque-Traction Technologies Inc., Toledo.

#6522039 Remote power source for electrostatic paint applicator; James P. Baltz, Waterville, Gene P. Altenburger, Maumee, Brian E. Gorrell, Angola, Ind., Varce E. Howe, Zionsville, Ind., and Richard P. Bolger, Schaumburg, Ill.; assignors to Illinois Tool Works Inc., Glenview, Ill.

#6521295 Chemical vapor deposition of antimony-doped metal oxide and the coated article made thereby; Michael P. Remington Jr., Perrysburg; assignor to Pilkington North America Inc., Toledo.

#6520859 Universal joint bearing insert formed from ceramic or composite materials; Daniel E. Beitzel, Perrysburg, and Scott A. Dunn, Toledo; assignors to Spicer Driveshaft Inc., Holland, Ohio.

#6520678 Vehicle center bearing assembly including piezo-based device for vibration damping; Albert Aiken, Toledo, and James A. Duggan, Temperance; assignors to Spicer Driveshaft Inc., Holland, Ohio.

#6520408 Method for operating automated banking machine; Matthew Force, Uniontown, Ohio; H. Thomas Graef, Bolivar, Ohio, Robert Bowser, North Canton, Ohio, Jeffery Eastman, North Canton, Michael Harty, North Canton, Andrew Junkins, Maumee, Michael E. Lindroos, Norton, Ohio, Mark Owens, Louisville, Ohio, Alan Looney, Canton, Ohio, Mike Ryan, Canton, Ohio, Alan Looney, Chagrin Falls, Ohio, and Roy Shirah, North Canton, Ohio; assignors to Diebold Inc., North Canton, Ohio.

#6520378 Dual-outlet dispensing closure; Michael K. Goettner, Sylvania, Eugene F. Haffner, Waterville, Jon B. Oglive, Perrysburg, and Gregory A. Geisinger, Toledo; assignors to Owens-Illinois Closure Inc., Toledo.

#6520259 Method and apparatus for fluid entrainment; Jeremy Mathew Rasmussen, Lapeer, Mich., James R. Burns, Haslett, Mich., David Lawrence Schroder, Sylvania, and Daniel William Oberle, Sylvania.

#6518338 Fast drying alkyd basecoat refinish composition, Emerson Keith Colyer, Waterville, and Henry J. Stateczny, Whitehouse; assignors to BASF Corp., Southfield, Mich.

#6514306 Anti-microbial fibrous media; Ronald P. Rohrbach, Flemington, N.J., Peter D. Unger, Morristown, N.J., and Gordon William Jones, Toledo; assignors to Honeywell International Inc., Morristown, N.J.

#6514022 Load restraining device having securement apparatus; Roger J. Tucker, Swanton, and Gary A. Beale, Toledo; assignors to The Andersons Agriservices Inc., Champaign, Ill.

#6513955 Light modifier; Thomas A. Waltz, Sylvania; assignor to F. J. Westcott Co., Toledo.

#6513348 Quench station and method for quenching formed glass sheets; Donivan M. Shetterly, Rudolph, Ohio, Terry A. Bennett, Northwood, Daniel G. Common, Oregon; assignors to Glasstech Inc., Perrysburg.

#D472286 Segmented, threaded joint, hockey stick; Michael R. King, Toledo.

#D472138 Closure and container package; Leonora M. Brozell, Maumee, and Jeffery J. Baltzell, Fremont; assignors to Owens-Illinois Closure Inc., Toledo.

#D472137 Closure and container package; Leonora Brozell, Maumee, and Jeffery J. Baltzell, Fremont; assignors to Owens-Illinois Closure Inc., Toledo.

#D471939 Segmented, hook joint, hockey stick; Michael R. King, Toledo.

#D471759 Handle for a mug; Gary G. Mareck, Holland, Ohio; assignor to G. G. Marck & Associates Inc., Toledo.

#D471492 Tire tread; Mark David Slingluff, North Canton, Ohio, Adrian Thomas O'Neill, Maumee, and Charles Kenneth Schmalix, Canal Fulton, Ohio; assignors to Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Akron.

#D471466 Beverage container; Brent S. Nelson, Bradenton, Fla., and Rebecca R. Krouse, Perrysburg; assignors to Tropicana Products Inc., Bradenton, Fla.

#D471462 Container for salad dressing or the like; Glenn P. May, Livermore, Calif., Michael K. Goettner, Sylvania, Jamie W. Degroff, Perrysburg, and Cori Blomdahl, Mukwonago, Wis.; assignors to the Clorox Co., Oakland, Calif.

#D470443 Tire tread; Mark David Slingluff, North Canton, Ohio, Charles Kenneth Schmalix, Canal Fulton, Ohio, and Adrian Thomas O'Neill, Maumee; assignors to Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Akron.

#D470054 Container; Mark Douglas Gerhart, Westminster, Md., Harry Hamilton Haubert III., Sandy Hook, Conn., Robert Charles Blanc, College Point, N.Y., Edward John Giblin, Hopatcong, N.J., Gerald Ross Robinson, Perrysburg, Anthony Jason Scott, Findlay, James Earl Hiltner, Sylvania, Eugene Francis Haffner, Waterville, and George Richard Trepina, Holland, Ohio; assignors to Unilever Home & Personal Care USA, division of Conopco Inc. Greenwich, Conn.

#D470051 Container closure; Kenneth S. Bloom, Bloomdale, Ohio, Philip J. Robinson, Sylvania; assignors to Owens-Illinois Closure Inc., Toledo.

The following U.S. patents were granted to Monroe and Lenawee County, Michigan inventors in February and March, 2003.

#6537045 Rotating machine having lubricant-containing recesses on a bearing surface; Otto K. Riegger, Ann Arbor, Mich., Robert B. Weatherwax III., Ann Arbor, Mich., and John S. Kosco, Tecumseh, Mich.; assignors to Tecumseh Products Co., Tecumseh, Mich.

#6536619 Non-rocking, webbed container for carbonated beverages; Kevin D. Gaydosh, Adrian, Mich., and David A Deemer, Adrian; assignors to Schmalbach-Lubeca AG, Germany.

#6536255 Multivoid heat exchanger tubing with ultra small voids and method for making the tubing; Frank F. Kraft, Adrian; assignor to Brazeway Inc., Adrian.

#6533669 Sealing assembly for constant velocity joint; Jeffery M. Knodle, Ida, Mich., and James A Duggan, Temperance; assignors to GKN Automotive Inc., Auburn Hills, Mich.

#6527085 Lubricating system for compressor; Andrew W. Paczuski, Adrian; assignor to Tecumseh Products Co., Tecumseh.

#6526781 Method for roll forming glass sheets; Thomas J. Zalesak, Rossford, and Eustace Harold Mumford, Ottawa Lake, Mich.; assignors to Glasstech Inc., Perrysburg.

#6520678 Vehicle center bearing assembly including piezo-based device for vibration damping; Albert Aiken, Toledo, and James A. Duggan, Temperance; assignors to Spicer Driveshaft Inc., Holland, Ohio.

#6516778 Engine airflow control; Dennis Allen Light, Monroe, Michael John Cullen, Northville, Mich., Ralph Wayne Cunningham, Milan, Mich., and Thomas M. Luther, Brighton, Mich.; assignors to Ford Global Technologies Inc., Dearborn, Mich.

#6514620 Matchable low-E I G units and laminates and methods of making same; Philip J. Lingle, Temperance, Grzegorz Stachowiak, Ann Arbor, and Steven L. Larson, Elk Grove, Calif.; assignors to Guardian Industries Corp., Auburn Hills, Mich.

#6513545 Safety valve with adjustable maximum flow shut off mechanism; Evan M. Rhone, Southfield, Mich., John G. Elkins, Petersburg, Mich., and Reggie T. Dixon, Pontiac, Mich.

#D470063 Magnetic tip tape measure; Bruce E. Arnold, Adrian.

#D469697 Container; Jeffery B. Herrin, Ann Arbor, Richard J. Steih, Britton, Mich.; assignors to Schmalbach-Lubeca AG, Germany.



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