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

A. O. Smith Corp., Milwaukee

– electric motor having a stator, 7,247,967;

– electrical machine with magnetized rotor, 7,247,964;

Ad-Tech Medical Instrument Corp., Racine

– method for intracranial catheter treatment of brain tissue, 7,241,283;

Adaptor Inc., West Allis

– gate valve sealing structure, D546,924;

Bend Industries Inc., West Bend

– method for installing paving blocks, 7,244,076;

Bradley Fixtures Corp., Menomonee Falls

– eyewash system, 7,244,246;

Briggs & Stratton Corp., Wauwatosa

– billboard for a pressure washer, D546,509;

Buell Motorcycle Comp., East Troy

– windscreen attachment for a motorcycle, 7,237,819;

CNH America LLC, Racine

– tandem gauge wheel assembly for planting unit, 7,240,626; 7,240,625;

– vehicle drive access and storage device, 7,237,636;

– modular planter hydraulic system and method, 7,237,496;

CNH Canada Limited, Racine

– minimum till seeding knife, 7,237,494;

Dorner Mfg. Corp., Hartford

– washdown conveyor corner section with removable wear strips, 7,246,697;

Everbrite LLC, Greenfield

– LED open sign with a neon appearance, D545,909;

GE Medical Systems Global Technology Company LLC, Waukesha

– three-dimensional labeling apparatus and method, 7,251,355;

– shielded dome resonator for MR scanning of a cerebrum, 7,250,764;

– complex system serviceability design evaluation method and apparatus, 7,249,284;

– method and apparatus for signal-to-noise ratio dependent image processing, 7,248,749;

– method and apparatus for displaying images of an object, 7,248,727;

– method and apparatus for natural voice control of an ultrasound machine, 7,247,139;

– ultrasound color characteristic mapping, 7,245,746;

– radiation tomographic imaging apparatus and imaging method using it, 7,245,691;

– method and apparatus for volume scoring calcification concentrations of a CT scan, 7,239,730;

GE Medical Systems Information Technologies Inc., Milwaukee

– antenna selection system and method, 7,248,843;

– rachet locking brake for medical devices, 7,243,761;

Graff Faucets, Milwaukee

-faucet, D546,421;

Granite Microsystems Inc., Mequon

– organization chart, D546,888;

Harley-Davidson Motor Company Group Inc., Milwaukee

– fender bracket, D547,255;

HellermannTyton Corp., Milwaukee

– pneumatic tensioning and cutoff tool, D547,626;

IGC Medical Advances Inc., Milwaukee

– motion sensing MRI local coil, 7,251,521;

Kohler Co., Kohler

– plumbing fixture, D547,832; D547,845;

– sink, D547,833;

– pedestal, D547,425;

– storage closure, D547,424;

– wall mountable support, D546,606;

– shower enclosure, D546,425;

– spout, D546,424;

K.W. Muth Comp., Sheboygan

– signaling assembly, 7,241,037;

Master Lock Co., Oak Creek

– lock shackle, D547,162;

– lock, D547,161;

– receiver pin, D546,663;

Magnasphere Corp., Waukesha

– alarm switch, RE39,731;

Miller Products Co. Inc., Milwaukee

-bottle, D546,686;

Modine Manufacturing Co., Racine

– flat tube exhaust heat exchanger with bypass, 7,243,707;

– condenser/separator and method, 7,237,406;

National Graphics Inc., Brookfield,

– corresponding lenticular imaging, 7,239,420;

Nova Technology International LLC, Menomonee Falls

– driveway truck restraint, 7,249,926;

Oldenburg Group Inc., Glendale

– lighting fixture, D547,897;

Quad/Graphics Inc., Sussex

-method and apparatus for assembling personalized electronic media into printed products, 7,246,798;

Rexnord Industries LLC, Milwaukee

– modular conveying assembly having roller cradles, 7,246,700;

RF Technologies Inc., Brookfield

– wetness monitoring system, 7,250,547;

Rite-Hite Holding Corp., Milwaukee

– heat shielded dock pad, 7,246,467;

– retractable safety barrier, 7,237,591;

S. C. Johnson & Son Inc., Racine

– decorative container, D547,850;

– melting plate candles, 7,247,017;

– LED light bulb with active ingredient emission, 7,246,919;

– decorative shell, D546,992;

– diffuser, D546,931;

– device for dispensing a volatile liquid using a wick in an ambient air stream, 7,244,398;

– apparatus for and method of positioning a slider on mating zipper elements, 7,244,222;

– decorative candle holder, D546,481;

– cap, D546,179;

– flexible supply tube with weighting mechanism for use in spray bottles, 7,240,810;

– volatile dispenser, D545,956;

– threaded storage container lid, D545,618;

Sellars Absorbent Materials Inc., Mequon

– product display packaging, D546,703;

Snap-on Inc., Kenosha

– diagnostic display unit including replaceable display protector, 7,251,552;

The Vollrath Company LLC, Sheboygan

– double walled metallic bowl, D547,615; D547,125;

– food pan cover, D545,617;

– pan, D545,612.

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