Last updated on May 13th, 2019 at 02:45 pm

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted the following patents to southeastern Wisconsin companies during May:


Actuant Corp., Glendale

– hydraulic actuating device, 7,216,578;

– tool portion, D542,112;

Allen-Edmonds Shoe Corporation, Port Washington

– method and apparatus for applying a modular paneling assembly, 7,219,475;

Autologic, L.L.C, Sussex

– wireless communication for diagnostic instrument, 7,225,064;

Bemis Manufacturing Co, Sheboygan Falls

– flame-resistant-thermoset coating, 7,214,332;

Bradshaw Medical Inc, Kenosha

– rotatable tool handle, D543,433;

Brady Worldwide Inc., Milwaukee

– time indicator assembly, 7,215,604;

Briggs & Stratton Corporation, Wauwatosa

– remote electrical display module, D542,228;

– elongate barrier system for use with lawn mower decks, 7,213,388;

Broan-NuTone LLC, Hartford

– doorbell chime cover, D541,689;

CNH America LLC, Racine

– center pivot wing flotation method and apparatus, 7,210,538;

CNH Canada Limited, Racine

– minimum till seeding knife, 7,213,524;

– agricultural additive dispensing apparatus, 7,213,523;

Empire Level Manufacturing Corp., Mukwonago

– display rack for levels, 7,219,808;

4Front Engineered Solutions, Inc, Sussex

– vertically-storing dock leveler apparatus and method, 7,213,286;

GE Medical Systems, Inc, Pewaukee

– problem-solution resource system for medical diagnostic equipment, 7,225,406;

GE Medical Systems Global Technology Company LLC, Waukesha

– higher-order moment-based image projection method and image processing apparatus, 7,218,765;

– CT image production method and X-ray CT system, 7,215,735;

– hygienic input device for medical information systems, 7,212,109;

– systems and methods for creating reformatted computed tomography images, 7,211,046;

GE Medical Systems Information Technologies. Inc, Milwaukee

– image data navigation method and apparatus, 7,212,661;

GE Medical Technology Services, Inc, Pewaukee

– method and system to grant access to software options resident on a medical imaging device, 7,219,222;

Harley-Davidson Motor Company Group Inc., Milwaukee

– oil fill neck, D542,818;

Hatco Corp, Milwaukee

– food container, 7,220,946;

Husco International, Inc, Waukesha

– hydraulic system with multiple pressure relief levels, 7,222,484;

– hydraulic valve manifold block, D542,307;

– priority communication protocol for a distributed electrohydraulic system having multiple controllers, 7,210,291;

Islander Innovations LLC, Wales

– it, apparatus and method for use in cooking over an intense heat source, 7,219,663;

Johnson Outdoors Inc., Racine

– canopy tension adjuster, 7,219,681;

June Tailor, Inc, Richfield

– cornice system, 7,216,686;

Kohler Co., Kohler

– dryer, D542,974;

– water closet lid, D542,396;

– water closet, D542,390;

– water closet tank, D541,915;

– shower base, D541,913;

Lamplight Farms, Inc, Menomonee Falls

– oil lamp, D542,434;

Lepkowski; Gregory L, St. Francis

– flamingo planter, D542,567;

M-B-W Inc, Slinger

– gas link leak evacuation and monitoring system, 7,210,336;

M & G Partners, LLP, Milwaukee

– ring pendant, D542,690;

Master Lock Co., Oak Creek

– lock, D542,625; D541,630;

– lock shackle, D541,631;

MCW Research Foundation, Inc, Milwaukee

– 2-hydroxyethidium, methods of preparation and uses thereof, 7,223,864;

Metavante Corp., Milwaukee

– non-algorithmic vectored steganography, 7,222,365;

National Graphics, Inc, Brookfield

– continuous lenticular image label web, 7,212,346;

Nordco Inc, Oak Creek

– bulk loader for conveying articles, 7,216,590;

Quad/Graphics, Inc, Sussex

– hopper loader with lateral deblocking, 7,222,844;

Rapco, Inc, Hartland

– method and apparatus for measuring vane wear in a sliding vane rotary pump, 7,216,526;

Reliance Controls Corp, Racine

– circuit interrupter locator device, 7,221,283;

Rite-Hite Holding Corporation, Milwaukee

– constant radius dock leveler hinge, 7,216,391;

– pivotal and vertically translatable dock leveler lip, 7,213,285;

Russell Corp, Sussex

– rollable sports base, 7,219,865;

Ruud Lighting, Inc, Racine

– component tray for electrical fixture housing, 7,210,826;

Rytec Corp., Jackson

– reset mechanism for a panel guide and impact separation system for a sliding door, 7,222,457;

S. C. Johnson & Son Inc., Racine

– ribbed slider for reclosable bags, D542,651;

– diffuser, D542,400;

– chip that comprises an active agent and an integrated heating element, 7,215,878;

– volatile material dispensing system, 7,213,770;

– time delay and indicator actuator assembly for aerosol containers, 7,213,728;

– dispenser for volatile actives, D541,923;

– diffuser, D541,922;

– floor cleaning device with motorized vibratory head, 7,210,185;

Sack; Donald John, Racine

– garment caddy, D543,367;

Snap-on Inc., Kenosha

– tandom orbital sander, 7,222,679;

– screwdriver handle, D542,620;

– testing and display of electrical system impedance, 7,215,130;

– ratcheting tool, 7,213,491;

– refrigerant charging system and method with cartridges, 7,210,300;

SPX Dock Products, Inc, Sussex

– support leg system and method for supporting a dock leveler, 7,216,392;

Strattec Security Corp, Milwaukee

– latch apparatus and method, 7,219,935;

Thomas Industries, Inc, Sheboygan

– pump cylinder seal, 7,220,109;

The Vollrath Company LLC, Sheboygan

– double walled metallic bowl, D542,098; D542,097; D541,590;

– food pan, D541,591;

Wisconsin Electric Power Co., Milwaukee

– mercury removal from activated carbon and/or fly ash, 7,217,401;

Zellmer; Benjamin P, Milwaukee,

– athletic ball carrier, D542,526.


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