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[December 03, 2012]

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Ohio (Dec. 3)

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Targeted News Service Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 3 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Ohio.

*** American Greetings Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 3 -- American Greetings, Cleveland, Ohio, has been assigned a patent (8,316,565) developed by five co-inventors for a "sound generating pull-out greeting cards with removable panels." The co-inventors are Eva Jin, Shanghai, China, Tiger Qiao, Shanghai, China, Johnathan Talbot, Bay Village, Ohio, David Mayer, Bay Village, Ohio, and Allison Marsh, Ravenna, Ohio.


The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An interactive sound generating greeting card having two separate and distinct components, one being an outer greeting card which serves as a pocket or cavity with a slot located thereon providing access to the pocket or cavity and the other being an inner greeting card which is sized to partially fit into the cavity in the outer greeting card. A sound module is contained and concealed within the outer greeting card cavity, including a switch mechanism. The inner greeting card and switch mechanism work in combination to control the playback of a digital audio file stored on the sound module such that when the inner greeting card is contained within the cavity of the outer greeting card, playback of the digital audio file is deactivated and when the inner greeting card is removed from the cavity of the outer greeting card, playback of the digital audio file is activated." The patent application was filed on July 5, 2011 (13/176,103). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,316,565&OS=8,316,565&RS=8,316,565 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** CVG Management Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 3 -- CVG Management, New Albany, Ohio., has been assigned a patent (8,316,520) developed by Scott Bedoe, McHenry, Ill., and Frederick Allan Buck, New Albany, Ohio., for a "system of forming a protective covering for a wire harness." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A motion-powered liquid sprayer that can increase the number of rotations of the pump relative to each rotation of the wheel or axle is provided. The sprayer can include a gearing assembly that employs gears to increase the number of pump revolutions as a function of the wheel or axle rotation. The sprayer can also include a gear pump that employs an over-capacity or enhanced gullet together with blow-by spacing to control consistent liquid flow relative to variable motional velocities. Further, the sprayer can include a vertically adjustable nozzle as well as a free reverse rotation wheel hub." The patent application was filed on Feb. 7, 2011 (13/022,198). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,316,520&OS=8,316,520&RS=8,316,520 Written by Neha Bharti; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Fischer Special Tooling Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 3 -- Fischer Special Tooling, Mentor, Ohio, has been assigned a patent (8,316,743) developed by James R. Carson, Concord, Ohio, for a "quick change tool holder." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A quick change tool holder having a base member, a body, a quick change head member, and a cutting tool cartridge. The base member includes an upper surface, bottom surface, and mating surface and is adapted to removably mount to an associated cutting machine carriage. The body includes an end wall and an inner surface, where the end wall includes a dovetail portion. The body is adapted to engage the base member in an interlocking fashion. The quick change head includes a top surface, a bottom surface, an interface wall having a channel disposed therein, and an outer wall having a plurality of longitudinal grooves, wherein said channel is adapted to receive said dovetail portion. The cutting tool cartridge is adapted to engage the longitudinal grooves of the quick change head." The patent application was filed on Nov. 3, 2009 (12/611,370). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=83,16,743.PN.&OS=PN/83,16,743&RS=PN/83,16,743 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Honeywell International Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 3 -- Honeywell International, Morristown, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,316,850) developed by four co-inventors for a "breathing apparatus with sensor." The co-inventors are William L. Grilliot, West Milton, Ohio, Mary I. Grilliot, West Milton, Ohio, Allen Fritts, Durham, Conn., and Richard A. Bauer, Killingworth, Conn.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A self-contained breathing apparatus or a respirator can be equipped with a sensor of ambient airborne conditions. A display unit can be carried by a face mask for the apparatus or respirator. Responsive to output signals from the sensor, the display unit can present an air quality indicator, or a breathability indicator to a user of the apparatus or respirator." The patent application was filed on Sept. 30, 2008 (12/242,262). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=83,16,850.PN.&OS=PN/83,16,850&RS=PN/83,16,850 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Honeywell International Assigned Patent for Force Sensor ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 3 -- Honeywell International, Morristown, N.J., has been assigned a patent (8,316,725) developed by Richard Wade, Worthington, Ohio, for a force sensor.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A force sensor is disclosed. In one illustrative embodiment, the force sensor may include a sensing die mounted to a substrate and an actuation assembly for transmitting an external force to the sensing die. The sensing die may include a diaphragm and one or more sensing elements (e.g. piezoresistive elements) positioned on the diaphragm. The actuation assembly may include a spherical member or object (e.g. ball bearing) in contact with the diaphragm, a pin member having a first end coupled to the spherical object and a second end coupled to a button member. The actuator assembly may transmit a force applied to the button member to the diaphragm via the pin member and spherical member. In some cases, the front side of the sensing die may be mounted to the substrate with an adhesive, such as a pattern of conductive adhesive and nonconductive adhesive to electrically connect one or more bond pads of the sensing die to one or more bond pads of the substrate without the need for wire bonds. The force sensor may also include signal conditioning circuitry." The patent application was filed on Dec. 15, 2010 (12/969,426). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=83,16,725.PN.&OS=PN/83,16,725&RS=PN/83,16,725 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Goodyear Tire & Rubber Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 3 -- Goodyear Tire & Rubber, Akron, Ohio, has been assigned a patent (8,316,903) developed by Ramendra Nath Majumdar, Hudson, Ohio, and Aaron Scott Puhala, Kent, Ohio, for a "pneumatic tire having built-in sealant layer and preparation thereof." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention is directed to a pneumatic tire having a built-in sealant layer and its preparation. In one embodiment, the pneumatic tire includes an outer circumferential rubber tread and a supporting carcass. An optional rubber inner liner is disposed inwardly from the supporting carcass. A built-in sealant layer is disposed inwardly from the rubber inner liner. The built-in sealant layer provides self-sealing properties to the pneumatic tire. A gas permeable layer is situated adjacent an innermost rubber inner liner and the built-in sealant layer. The innermost rubber inner liner has a plurality of spaced apart openings extending therethrough, which are covered by the gas permeable layer. The tire, with its innermost inner liner with holes and the gas permeable layer, allows for elimination or reduction in blister formation in the tire by permitting gas from the built-in sealant layer to escape." The patent application was filed on Oct. 1, 2007 (11/865,167). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=83,16,903.PN.&OS=PN/83,16,903&RS=PN/83,16,903 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Procter & Gamble Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 3 -- Procter & Gamble, Cincinnati, has been assigned a patent (8,318,073) developed by Uwe Schneider, Wyoming, Ohio, for a non-slip activation members.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A mechanical activation system has a first activation member, a second activation member, an activation zone, and a non-slip zone. The first activation member has a first plurality of teeth, and the second activation member has a second plurality of teeth. The first plurality of teeth is capable of intermeshing with the second plurality of teeth. The activation zone includes a first portion of the first plurality of teeth and a first portion of the second plurality of teeth. The first portion of the first plurality of teeth and the first portion of the second plurality of teeth include teeth having continuous tips. The first non-slip zone includes a second portion of the first plurality of teeth or a second portion of the second plurality of teeth. The second portion includes a tooth having a discontinuous tip." The patent application was filed on Nov. 22, 2010 (12/951,563). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,318,073.PN.&OS=PN/8,318,073&RS=PN/8,318,073 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Provia Door Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 3 -- Provia Door, Sugarcreek, Ohio, has been assigned a patent (8,316,620) developed by Mihai Cotlet, Dover, Ohio, Christopher Nolt, Dalton, Ohio, and Chad Badger, Fredericksburg, Ohio, for an "interlocking door assembly and method of manufacturing thereof." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An interlocking door includes a first skin with at least one protrusion and at least one mounting slot and a second skin with at least one protrusion. An end cap is slidingly engaged with the first skin and secured with an adhesive. The first and second skins are secured to one another upon sliding engagement of the first skin at least one mounting slot and the second skin at least one protrusion. The skins are fixedly secured with an adhesive." The patent application was filed on July 7, 2008 (12/168,452). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=83,16,620.PN.&OS=PN/83,16,620&RS=PN/83,16,620 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Diebold Self-Service Systems Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 3 -- Diebold Self-Service Systems, North Canton, Ohio, has been assigned a patent (8,317,092) developed by five co-inventors for an "automated banking machine that outputs interference signals that jam reading ability of unauthorized card readers." The co-inventors are Natarajan Ramachandran, Uniontown, Ohio, Jeffery M. Enright, Akron, Ohio, Dale H. Blackson, Canton, Ohio, Edward L. Laskowski, Seven Hills, Ohio, and Carole Laskowski legal representative, Seven Hills, Ohio.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A cash dispensing automated banking machine includes a card reader associated with a card slot. An anti-fraud sensing device is able to sense ambient light or generated radiation that passes to the sensing device through the card reader slot. The installation of an unauthorized card reading device on the machine changes at least one property sensed by the sensing device. A controller in the machine receives signals from the sensing device, and determines if an unauthorized card reading device has been installed." The patent application was filed on May 24, 2012 (13/479,713). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,317,092.PN.&OS=PN/8,317,092&RS=PN/8,317,092 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Ethicon Endo-Surgery Assigned Patent for Surgical Stapling Devices that Produce Formed Staples having Different Lengths ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 3 -- Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Cincinnati, has been assigned a patent (8,317,070) developed by Joseph C. Hueil, Loveland, Ohio, Jeffrey S. Swayze, Hamilton, Ohio, and Frederick E. Shelton IV, New Vienna, Ohio, for a "surgical stapling devices that produce formed staples having different lengths." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A surgical stapling device that comprises an end effector. According to various embodiments, the end effector comprises a circular anvil having a staple forming surface and a plurality of staples facing the staple forming surface of the anvil. The end effector also comprises a staple driver assembly comprising a plurality of staple drivers. Each staple driver supports one of the plurality of staples and is configured such that, when the staple driver assembly is actuated, each staple driver drives the staple into the staple forming surface of the anvil. A first quantity of the plurality of staple drivers has a first height and a second quantity of the plurality of staple drivers has a second height, wherein the first height is less than the second height." The patent application was filed on Feb. 28, 2007 (11/711,979). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,317,070.PN.&OS=PN/8,317,070&RS=PN/8,317,070 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Erdie End Caps Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 3 -- Erdie End Caps, Lorain, Ohio, has been assigned a patent (8,317,123) developed by Jason S. Erdie, Richfield, Ohio, for a sheet rolling device.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A sheet rolling device includes a mandrel that selectively retains the sheet stock between a sidewall of the mandrel and a gripper blade of the mandrel. The sheet rolling device also includes a sensor that detects a presence and an absence of the sheet stock near the mandrel, a controller operably associated with the mandrel so as to cause a motor to rotate the mandrel to wind the sheet stock around the mandrel, and an expansion leaf operably associated with the controller and situated along at least a portion of an exterior of the sidewall of the mandrel. Extension of the expansion leaf away from the sidewall increases an effective perimeter of the mandrel about which the sheet stock may be wound and retraction of the expansion leaf toward the sidewall decreases the effective perimeter of the mandrel about which the sheet stock may be wound." The patent application was filed on July 23, 2010 (12/842,123). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,317,123.PN.&OS=PN/8,317,123&RS=PN/8,317,123 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Assigned Patent for Screw Cap Package for Contact Lens ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 3 -- Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Jacksonville, Fla., has been assigned a patent (8,317,016) developed by seven co-inventors for a "screw cap package for contact lens." The co-inventors are Michael Tokarski, Ponte Vedra, Fla., James Peck, Maple Grove, Minn., Edward Dzwill, Flemington, N.J., George Brock, Saint Augustine, Fla., Michael D. Schulte, Montgomery, Ohio, Ronald K. Coleman, Columbus, Ohio, and James R. Davis, Pickerington, Ohio.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A contact lens package includes a holder having a receptacle for holding a contact lens and a cap having a seal for sealing a contact lens within the receptacle. The cap is attached to the holder and is movable from an end of the holder where the receptacle is formed toward an opposite end of the holder. As the cap moves toward the opposite end of the holder, the end of the holder where the receptacle is formed ruptures the seal such that the contact lens can be removed from the package." The patent application was filed on June 11, 2009 (12/483,141). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,317,016.PN.&OS=PN/8,317,016&RS=PN/8,317,016 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Eastman Kodak Assigned Patent for Color Consistency for a Multi-printhead System ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 3 -- Eastman Kodak, Rochester, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,317,293) developed by four co-inventors for a "color consistency for a multi-printhead system." The co-inventors are Joseph E. Lill, Waynesville, Ohio, Terry A. Wozniak, Springfield, Ohio, Joseph P. Mangan, Dayton, Ohio, and Robert J. Simon, Bellbrook, Ohio.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A printing system using multiple printheads maintains color consistency between the printheads by printing a first color patch (102) with a first color with a plurality of printheads (30) at a first pressure and with a first pixel fill coverage. A second color patch (104) is printed with the first color with the plurality of printheads at a second pressure with the first pixel fill coverage. The print density of the first patch and the second patch is measured for each of the plurality of printheads and the print density for each of the plurality of printheads is compared. A pressure for each of the plurality of printheads is adjusted to compensate for differences in density between the first patch and the second patch for each of the printheads." The patent application was filed on June 9, 2010 (12/796,729). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,317,293.PN.&OS=PN/8,317,293&RS=PN/8,317,293 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** M-I Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 3 -- M-I, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,317,030) developed by Joseph Leonard Smith, Cincinnati, for a "flanged perforated metal plate for separation of pellets and particles." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A perforated plate for a vibratory sifter, the perforated plate including a base plate comprising a plurality of openings formed therethrough, and a flange integrally formed with the base plate. A method of forming a screen assembly for a vibratory sifter, the method including forming a base plate, forming a plurality of openings extending from a top surface to a bottom surface of the base plate, and forming an integral flange on the base plate." The patent application was filed on Nov. 22, 2010 (12/951,763). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,317,030.PN.&OS=PN/8,317,030&RS=PN/8,317,030 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Ethicon Endo-Surgery Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 3 -- Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Cincinnati, has been assigned a patent (8,317,074) developed by four co-inventors for an "electroactive polymer-based articulation mechanism for circular stapler." The co-inventors are Mark Ortiz, Milford, Ohio, Frederick Shelton IV, Hillsboro, Ohio, Joseph Hueil, Loveland, Ohio, and Jeffrey Swayze, Hamilton, Ohio The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods and devices are provided for actuating and/or articulating a circular stapler. In one exemplary embodiment, a circular stapler is provided having an elongate shaft with a stapling apparatus coupled thereto. An electrically expandable and contractible actuator, such as an electroactive polymer actuator, can be used to pivotally or angularly adjust a position of the stapling apparatus relative to the elongate shaft by delivering energy to the electroactive polymer actuator. In another embodiment, an electroactive polymer actuator can be used to actuate the stapling apparatus, thereby driving one or more staples, preferably in a substantially curved pattern, into tissue. The actuator can alternatively or additionally drive a blade distally to cut tissue being stapled." The patent application was filed on Sept. 30, 2005 (11/162,989). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,317,074.PN.&OS=PN/8,317,074&RS=PN/8,317,074 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Mallinckrodt Assigned Patent for Systems and Methods for Managing Information Relating to Medical Fluids and Containers therefor ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 3 -- Mallinckrodt, Hazelwood, Mo., has been assigned a patent (8,317,099) developed by Jeffrey A. Perkins, Maineville, Ohio, and James R. Small, Beavercreek, Ohio, for "systems and methods for managing information relating to medical fluids and containers therefor." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "The present invention relates to management of information relating to medical fluids, containers therefore, and medical fluid administration devices for administering such medical fluids to patients. Data tags (e.g., RFID tags) are generally associated with containers of the invention and may be electromagnetically read from and/or written to using an electromagnetic device, for example, that may be associated with a medical fluid administration device of the invention." The patent application was filed on Dec. 29, 2006 (11/618,298). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,317,099.PN.&OS=PN/8,317,099&RS=PN/8,317,099 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** NCR Assigned Patent for Item having a Data Tag ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 3 -- NCR, Duluth, Ga., has been assigned a patent (8,317,098) developed by Joseph D. Roth, Springboro, Ohio, and John B. Holz, Natick, Mass., for an "item having a data tag." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A method of enabling subsequent validation of an item having a data tag. Data may be read from a tag using an electronic reader. A readable marker, such as a barcode, may be selected from a plurality of different readable markers and applied in proximity to the tag. An association request can be created and communicated to a database, where the association request comprises data from the tag and data relating to the selected readable marker, so that the database may use data from the association request for subsequent validation of the tag. An authentication database for recording an association between a data tag and a readable marker applied to an item carrying that data tag are also described." The patent application was filed on Dec. 1, 2006 (11/607,704). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,317,098.PN.&OS=PN/8,317,098&RS=PN/8,317,098 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** Garland Industries Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 3 -- Garland Industries, Cleveland, has been assigned a patent (8,316,593) developed by four co-inventors for a solar roofing system. The co-inventors are Jason Smith, Strongsville, Ohio, Melissa Rus, Kirtland, Ohio, Brian Lambert, Strongsville, Ohio, and Joseph W. Mellott II, Stow, Ohio.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An apparatus and method for connecting solar panels to a roof system surface. The solar panels can be formed flexible or non-flexible solar panels that are at least partially attached to a roofing surface by use of a fastener." The patent application was filed on Feb. 23, 2010 (12/710,613). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=83,16,593.PN.&OS=PN/83,16,593&RS=PN/83,16,593 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Owens-Brockway Glass Container Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 3 -- Owens-Brockway Glass Container, Perrysburg, Ohio, has been assigned a patent (8,316,670) developed by Daniel L. Newsom, Oak Harbor, Ohio, and Richard H. Garnes, Toledo, Ohio, for a "glassware mold cooling air supply." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A glassware forming machine includes a machine section box having a cooling air outlet opening, at least one mold-carrying arm disposed above the section box and movable between mold-open and mold-closed positions, and means for delivering cooling air from the outlet opening to the mold arms. The machine in accordance with this aspect of the disclosure is characterized in that the means for delivering cooling air includes a valve plate mounted on the section box to pivot around an axis and having a valve plate opening that registers with the outlet opening in the section box. A pressure plate is mounted on the mold-carrying arm overlying the valve plate and has a pressure plate opening that registers with the valve plate opening. A coupling between the valve plate and the pressure plate pivots the valve plate on the section box as a function of motion of the mold-carrying arm between the mold-open and mold-closed positions such that cooling air is continuously fed to the mold-carrying arm through the valve plate and the pressure plate. The coupling preferably is a lost motion coupling such that motion of the mold arm is not imparted to the valve plate during initial motion in either the opening or the closing direction." The patent application was filed on April 21, 2010 (12/764,572). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=83,16,670.PN.&OS=PN/83,16,670&RS=PN/83,16,670 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Procter and Gamble Assigned Patent for Package for Consumer Product ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 3 -- Procter and Gamble, Cincinnati, has been assigned a patent (8,317,023) developed by William Mercer Benson, Harrison, Ohio, Peter Michael Searles, Mason, Ohio, and Linda Marie Bumpass, Crestview Hills, Ky., for a "package for consumer product." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A package comprising an externally visible face. The externally visible face comprises embossed indicia, said indicia being in the shape of a droplet and having disposed thereon a relatively glossy or shiny coating. The externally visible face comprises an additional coating surrounding the indicia, the additional coating being relatively non-glossy. Or, the externally visible face comprises embossed indicia, the indicia having disposed thereon a relatively non-glossy coating. The externally visible face comprises an additional coating surrounding the indicia, the additional coating being relatively glossy or shiny." The patent application was filed on June 27, 2011 (13/169,908). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,317,023.PN.&OS=PN/8,317,023&RS=PN/8,317,023 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

*** OurPet's Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 3 -- OurPet's, Fairport Harbor, Ohio, has been assigned a patent (8,316,801) developed by five co-inventors for a "waste disposal system for canines." The co-inventors are John R. Nottingham, Cleveland, John W. Nottingham, Cleveland, John W. Spirk, Cleveland, Michael O'Toole, Cleveland, and Steven Tsengas, Cleveland.

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An automatic pet training pad having a training pad area, an absorbent pad bin and a waste collection bin. A roll of absorbent pad material extends from the absorbent pad bin, across the training pad area and into the waste collection bin. After a pet uses the training pad, a sensor activates a disposal cycle. The used absorbent pad material is withdrawn into the waste collection bin, rolled into a disposable waste pouch, and severed off from the clean absorbent pad material. The absorbent pad comprises an upper, fluid-absorbent layer and a lower, fluid-impervious layer bonded together in a continuous sheet. The absorbent pad material is further impregnated with an odor suppressing substance to control pet waste odor." The patent application was filed on Feb. 18, 2009 (12/388,229). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=83,16,801.PN.&OS=PN/83,16,801&RS=PN/83,16,801 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

*** Diebold Self-Service Systems Assigned Patent for Automated Banking System Controlled Responsive to Data Bearing Records ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 3 -- Diebold Self-Service Systems, North Canton, Ohio, has been assigned a patent (8,317,087) developed by Tim Crews, Alliance, Ohio, and Natarajan Ramachandran, Uniontown, Ohio, for an "automated banking system controlled responsive to data bearing records." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "An automatic banking machine includes a card reader for reading user cards, and a cash dispenser. The automated banking machine carries out banking transactions related to user accounts based on information read from cards. The automated banking machine provides a printed receipt for transactions conducted. The machine carries out transactions when operatively connected to a source of AC power and a transaction network. The machine also carries out certain exception instructions when disconnected from its power source and/or network connection." The patent application was filed on March 11, 2008 (12/075,460). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,317,087.PN.&OS=PN/8,317,087&RS=PN/8,317,087 Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.

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