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Published: 11/28/2010

Business Notebook: 11-28

TRANSITIONS

Local Artists' Holiday Boutique, a temporary retail store that specializes in crafts, jewelry, artwork, and other unique items by area artists, has opened at 1215 West State St. in Fremont.

Sylvania Sports World, offering tumbling, cheerleading, dance, and martial arts classes, has opened a 12,800-square-foot gym in the Starlite Plaza shopping center at 5700 Monroe St., Sylvania.

Business Transitions, which include business moves and openings, should be sent by e-mail to business@theblade.com or by fax to 419-724-6147. Write “Business Transitions” in the message field.

AREA PATENTS

The following U.S, patents were granted to Lucas, Fulton, and Wood County, Ohio, inventors in October, 2010, 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.

#7,811,462 Additive-dispersing filter and method of making; Derek Eilers, Denver; Daniel J. Auxter, Perrysburg; Michael S. Lynch, Fostoria; Gerard W. Bilski, Perrysburg; and Gary B. Zulauf, Findlay; assignors to Honeywell International Inc., Morristown, N.J.

#7,808,178 Method of manufacture and operation; Daniel K. Wedding, Toledo; Oliver M. Strbik III, Holland; and Carol Ann Wedding, Toledo; assignors to Imaging Systems Technology, Toledo.

#7,805,896 Heated insulating glass panel with a fitting; Peter F. Gerhardinger, Maumee, and Dillon R. Ashton, Luckey; assignors to Engineered Glass Products LLC, Chicago.

#7,820,511 Normally-off integrated JFET power switches in wide bandgap semiconductors and methods of making; Igor Sankin, Perrysburg, and Joseph Neil Merrett, Starkville, Miss.; assignors to SemiSouth Laboratories Inc., Starkville, Miss.

#7,819,264 Child-resistant closure, container, and package; Brian J. Brozell, Maumee, and Stephen A. Eilertson, Perrysburg; assignors to Rexam Closure Systems Inc., Perrysburg.

#7,819,265 Child-resistant closure and container package; Brian J. Brozell, Maumee; assignor to Rexam Closure Systems Inc., Perrysburg.

#7,815,837 Method for compression-molding plastic articles; Scott W. Steele, Perrysburg; assignor to Graham Packaging Co. LP, York, Pa.

#7,815,063 Closure and package with user-selectable child-resistant and nonchild-resistant modes of operation; John M. Shingle, Perrysburg; assignor to Rexam Prescription Products Inc., Perrysburg.

#7,811,539 Device and method for filtering contaminants; John S. Deeken, Perrysburg, and Paul Stasiewicz, Oregon City, Ore.; assignors to Seagate Technology LLC, Scotts Valley, Calif.

#7,820,237 System for manufacturing a granule-covered roofing shingle having a national shingle color; Edward R. Harrington, Jr., Toledo; assignor to Owens Corning Intellectual Capital LLC, Toledo.

#7,816,845 Ceramic electrode and ignition device therewith; William J. Walker, Jr., Toledo; assignor to Federal Mogul Ignition Co., Southfield, Mich.

#7,815,132 Method for preventing voltage from escaping fluid interface for water-base gravity-feed applicators; James P. Baltz, Waterville; assignor to Illinois Tool Works Inc., Glenview, Ill.

#7,813,877 Relevancy check for vehicle safety messages using a path history; Lorenzo Caminiti, Ann Arbor; Derek S. Caveney, Ann Arbor; Kenneth P. Laberteaux, Ann Arbor; and Michael E. Samples, Toledo; assignors to Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America Inc., Erlanger, Ken.

#7,808,165 Spark plug with fine wire ground electrode; Kevin J. Kowalski, Toledo; assignor to Federal-Mogul World Wide Inc., Southfield, Mich.

#7,805,782 Side rail for a hospital bed; Reza Hakamiun, Charleston, S.C.; Thomas Uzzle, Mount Pleasant, S.C.; Mary Butler, Charleston, S.C.; Nicholas Stanfield, Toledo; Larry A. Richer, Wauseon; and Darrell Borgman, Batesville, Ind.; assignors to Hill-Rom Services Inc., Wilmington, Del.

#RE41,836 Mirror system with varying characteristics based on vehicle positioning; Rob Schnell, Sylvania; assignor to Magna Mirrors of America Inc., Kentwood, Mich.

#D625,600 Beverage container; Webb LeRon Hill, Toledo; assignor to OTB Packaging Inc., Toledo.

#D625,540 Urinal mat; Stephen A. 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 October, 2010.

#7,815,540 Gear and clutch arrangement for multispeed transmission; Andrew W. Phillips, Saline, Mich.; James M. Hart, Belleville, Mich.; Scott H. Wittkopp, Ypsilanti, Mich.; and Clinton E. Carey, Monroe; assignors to GM Global Technology Operations Inc., Detroit.

#7,815,541 Multispeed transmission; Andrew W. Phillips, Saline, Mich.; Scott H. Wittkopp, Ypsilanti, Mich.; James M. Hart, Belleville, Mich.; Clinton E. Carey, Monroe; and Madhusudan Raghavan, West Bloomfield, Mich.; assignors to GM Global Technology Operations Inc., Detroit.

#7,811,195 8-speed transmission; Andrew W. Phillips, Saline, Mich.; James M. Hart, Belleville, Mich.; Scott H. Wittkopp, Ypsilanti, Mich.; Clinton E. Carey, Monroe; and Madhusudan Raghavan, West Bloomfield, Mich.; assignors to GM Global Technology Operations Inc., Detroit.

#7,811,196 8-speed transmission with two fixed interconnections; James M. Hart, Belleville, Mich.; Scott H. Wittkopp, Ypsilanti, Mich.; Andrew W. Phillips, Saline, Mich.; Clinton E. Carey, Monroe; and Madhusudan Raghavan, West Bloomfield, Mich.; assignors to GM Global Technology Operations Inc., Detroit.

#7,811,197 8-speed transmission; Andrew W. Phillips, Saline, Mich.; James M. Hart, Belleville, Mich.; Scott H. Wittkopp, Ypsilanti, Mich.; Clinton E. Carey, Monroe; and Madhusudan Raghavan, West Bloomfield, Mich.; assignors to GM Global Technology Operations Inc., Detroit.

#7,811,198 8-speed transmission; Scott H. Wittkopp, Ypsilanti, Mich.; James M. Hart, Belleville, Mich.; Andrew W. Phillips, Saline, Mich.; Clinton E. Carey, Monroe; and Madhusudan Raghavan, West Bloomfield, Mich.; assignors to GM Global Technology Operations Inc., Detroit.

#7,810,882 Ganging device for chair; Kerstin Bartlmae, Santa Margherita, Liguria, Genoa, Italy, and Brian E. Williams, Ida, Mich.; assignors to Kerstin Bartlmae, Santa Margherita Liguria, Genoa, Italy.

#7,808,894 Managing bursts of traffic in such a manner as to improve the effective utilization of session servers; Gary John DeVal, Raleigh, N.C.; Curtis E. Hrischuk, Holly Springs, N.C.; Mark Johnson, Cincinnati; Craig Andrew Lanzen, Lambertville, Mich.; James Winston Lawwill Jr., Winchester, Ken.; Timothy Paul Pickett, Rochester, Minn.; and Brian Pulito, Lexington, Ky.; assignors to International Business Machines Corp., Armonk, N.Y.

#7,806,454 Integrated carrier assembly for a seat back of a motor vehicle; Vikas Bhatia, South Lyon, Mich.; Gregory Todd Donovan, Britton, Mich.; and John Fredrik Runske, Howell, Mich.; assignors to Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America Inc., Erlanger, Ky.



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