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Published: Sunday, 12/25/2011

Business Notebook: 12-25

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CONVENTIONS

Listings include organizations, headquarters, and number of attendees expected as estimated by Destination Toledo:

■ Monday-Thursday -- US/Midwest Tennis Association Winter Championships, Hampton Inn South, 300, regional.

 

AREA PATENTS

The following U.S, patents were granted to Lucas, Fulton, and Wood County Ohio inventors in November, 2011 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.

#8,058,785 Spark plug structure for improved ignitability; Jeffrey T. Boehler, Holland, and Matthew B. Below, Findlay; assignors to Fram Group IP LLC.

#8,058,617 Method and apparatus for detecting organic materials and objects from multispectral reflected light; Robert K. Vincent, Bowling Green, and B. B. Maruthi Sridhar, Bowling Green; assignors to Bowling Green State University.

#8,057,583 Filter media including silicone and/or wax additive(s); Dale Addison Grove, III, Holland; Alan Michael Jaffee, Bowling Green; Richard Thomas Giovannoni, Toledo; assignors to Johns Manville, Denver.

#8,053,965 Combination igniter and sensor for an internal combustion engine; Jeffrey T. Boehler, Holland; Matthew B. Below, Findlay; Edward A. VanDyne, Loveland, Colo.; assignors to Fram Group IP, LLC, Danbury, Conn.

#8,052,547 Sport item handle end cap; Christopher R. Nusbaum, Holland; John M. Joseph, Swanton; Chris M. Block, Toledo; Garett M. Gillen, Tecumseh; assignors to Nike, Inc. Beaverton, Ore.

#8,049,879 Method and apparatus for measuring transmitted optical distortion in glass sheets; Donivan M. Shetterly, Bowling Green; Jason C. Addington, Sylvania; Michael J. Vild, Toledo; assignors to Glasstech, Inc. Perrysburg

#8,066,573 Tubular member having multiple sized splines; Nelson Wagner, Gravatai, Brazil; Bradley S. Jones, Waterville; Eric M. Fischer, Maumee; Samuel K. Simons, Jonesboro, Ind.; assignors to Dana Automotive Systems Group, LLC, Maumee

#8,063,775 Energy management system; Thomas A. Reed, Toledo; Douglas A. Wittenmyer, Maumee; assignors to Bay Controls, LLC, Maumee

#8,057,900 Material with core-shell structure; Claudia Luhrs, Rio Rancho, NM; Monique N. Richard, Ann Arbor; Aaron Dehne, Maumee; Jonathan Phillips, Rio Rancho, N.M.; Kimber L. Stamm, Ann Arbor; Paul T. Fanson, Brighton, Mich.; assignors to Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. Erlanger, Ky.; Regents of the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

#8,056,983 Lumbar support and head rest adjustment mechanism; Chad Edward Adams, Perrysburg; Larry P. LaPointe, Temperance; assignors to La-Z-Boy Incorporated, Monroe

#8,056,742 Two-piece child-resistant closure and package; Brian J. Brozell, Maumee; Philip J. Robinson, Sylvania; assignors to Rexam Healthcare Packaging Inc. Perrysburg

#8,048,185 Diesel particulate filter assembly; Donald W. Baldwin, Jr. Perrysburg; Steve M. Butsch, Maumee; Bradley R. Postage, Findlay; assignors to Fram Group IP LLC, Danbury, Conn.

#8,048,163 Knee arthroplasty prosthesis; Thomas M. Coon, Redding, Calif.; Alfred J. Tria, Jr. Princeton, N.J.; Donald M. Smucker, Perrysburg; Richard R. Van Zile, Bryan, OH; assignors to Zimmer, Inc, Warsaw, Ind.

#8,068,100 Method for providing human input to a computer; Timothy R. Pryor, Sylvania; no assignment

#8,068,095 Interactive video based games using objects sensed by tv cameras; Timothy R. Pryor, Sylvania; assignor to Motion Games, LLC, Austin

#8,066,538 Jet boat with engine-balance system; Krzysztof A. Kostrzewski, Sylvania; no assignment

#8,056,749 Flip-lid dispensing closure and package; Philip J. Robinson, Sylvania; assignor to Rexam Closure Systems Inc, Perrysburg

The following U.S. patents were granted to Monroe and Lenawee County Michigan inventors in November, 2011.

#8,053,966 Ceramic spark plug insulator and method of making; William J. Walker, Jr. Toledo; assignor to Federal-Mogul Ignition Company, Southfield, Mich.

#D649,257 Photo thermal therapy device and charging docking station; David M. Cowan, Brooklyn, N.Y.; Ronald S. Shapiro, Toledo; David B. Sutton, Monroe; Pepin S. Gelardi, Brooklyn, N.Y.; assignors to Physician's Technology, LLC,

Monroe

#D648,161 Shelf system; Jeffrey A. Truckor, Toledo; no assignment

#D648,217 Ball-shaped bottle with secondary cavity; Lonnie Joseph Fahey, Belle Plaine, Minn.; William Paul Weber, Chanhassen, Minn.; Martin T. Geithmann, Maumee; assignors to Emergent Technologies, LLC, Chanhassen, Minn.

#8,066,612 Multi-speed transmission with external drive gearsets; Andrew W. Phillips, Saline, Mich.; Scott H. Wittkopp, Ypsilanti, Mich.; James M. Hart, Belleville, Mich.; Clinton E. Carey, Monroe; assignors to GM Global Technology Operations LLC, Detroit

#8,062,163 Gear and clutch arrangement for multi-speed transmission; Scott H. Wittkopp, Ypsilanti, Mich.; James M. Hart, Belleville, Mich.; Andrew W. Phillips, Saline, Mich.; Clinton E. Carey, Monroe; assignors to GM Global Technology Operations LLC, Detroit

#8,057,350 8-speed transmission; Andrew W. Phillips, Saline, Mich.; Clinton E. Carey, Monroe; James M. Hart, Belleville, Mich.; Scott H. Wittkopp, Ypsilanti, Mich.; Madhusudan Raghavan, West Bloomfield, Mich.; assignors to GM Global Technology Operations LLC, Detroit

#8,057,349 Multi-speed transmission; Andrew W. Phillips, Saline, Mich.; Scott H. Wittkopp, Ypsilanti, Mich.; Clinton E. Carey, Monroe; James M. Hart, Belleville, Mich.; assignors to GM Global Technology Operations LLC, Detroit

#8,057,202 Tip seal for a scroll compressor; David K. Haller, Adrian; assignor to Tecumseh Products Company, Ann Arbor

#8,056,864 Docking system; Anthony Beckman Hays, Jackson, Mich.; ; Greg Alan Ritter, Hamburg, Mich.; Peter Tchoryk, Jr. Ann Arbor; Jane Camile Pavlich, Ann Arbor; Gregory Joseph Wassick, Petersburg, Mich.; assignors to Michigan Aerospace Corporation, Ann Arbor

#8,052,565 Eight speed automatic transmission; Andrew W. Phillips, Saline, Mich.; Scott H. Wittkopp, Ypsilanti, Mich.; Clinton E. Carey, Monroe; James M. Hart, Belleville, Mich.; Madhusudan Raghavan, West Bloomfield, Mich.; assignors to GM Global Technology Operations LLC, Detroit

#8,050,487 Cabinet door finish replication system; Rick L. Kimmitt, Tipton, Mich.; John R. Kolin, Adrian; William B. Birkett, Plymouth, Mich.; assignors to Merillat Industries, LLC, Adrian

#8,047,957 Multi-speed transmission with external drive gearsets; Andrew W. Phillips, Saline, Mich.; Scott H. Wittkopp, Ypsilanti, Mich.; Clinton E. Carey, Monroe; James M. Hart, Belleville, Mich.; assignors to GM Global Technology Operations LLC, Detroit

#8,047,951 Ten-speed transmission; Scott H. Wittkopp, Ypsilanti, Mich.; Andrew W. Phillips, Rochester, Mich.; Clinton E. Carey, Monroe; James M. Hart, Belleville, Mich.; assignors to GM Global Technology Operations LLC, Detroit

#8,047,949 Multi-speed transmission; James M. Hart, Belleville, Mich.; Andrew W. Phillips, Saline, Mich.; Scott H. Wittkopp, Ypsilanti, Mich.; Clinton E. Carey, Monroe; assignors to GM Global Technology Operations LLC, Detroit

#8,047,948 Multi-speed transmission; Andrew W. Phillips, Saline, Mich.; Scott H. Wittkopp, Ypsilanti, Mich.; James M. Hart, Belleville, Mich.; Clinton E. Carey, Monroe; assignors to GM Global Technology Operations LLC, Detroit



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