Last updated on May 13th, 2019 at 02:41 pm

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

A.O. Smith Corporation, Milwaukee

-? spoke permanent magnet rotors for electrical machines and methods of manufacturing same, 7,148,598;
-? brushless permanent magnet machine with axial modules of rotor magnetization skew and method of producing the same, 7,143,503;

AB Korkor Medical Inc., Hartland

-? catheter introducer having an expandable tip, 7,144,386;

Actuant Corporation, Glendale

-? vehicle, in particular camper, with a hydraulically actuated roof part, 7,144,069;
-? cable tensioning system and method of operation, 7,147,210;

Astronautics Corporation of America, Milwaukee

– permanent magnet assembly, 7,148,777;

Badger Meter Inc., Milwaukee

– meter housing assembly and method of assembly, 7,143,645;

Briggs and Stratton Corporation, Wauwatosa

– mower suspension system and method, 7,152,389;
– method of and system for starting engine-driven power equipment, 7,148,580;
– automatic choke for an engine, 7,144,000;

Broan-NuTone LLC, Hartford

– fan light cover, D534,301;
– fan light cover, D533,956;

Buell Motorcycle Company, East Troy

– protective device for a motorcycle, 7,144,030;

CNH America LLC, Racine

– hydraulic boom stabilization device, 7,152,811;
– toggle action lever, 7,148,438;
– combine harvesters, 7,146,790;
– soil conditioning rotary reel for secondary tillage operations, 7,143,837;
– soil conditioning rotary reel for primary tillage operations, 7,143,836;
– recessed disc opener and mounting assembly method and apparatus, 7,143,704;

CNH Canada Limited, Racine

– minimum till seeding knife, 7,146,917;
– holder assembly, 7,143,839;

Curwood Inc., Oshkosh

– heat-shrinkable packaging films with improved sealing properties and articles made thereof, 7,147,930;

Douglas Dynamics LLC, Milwaukee

– ballast assembly for vehicles, 7,152,883;

Empire Level Manufacturing Corp., Mukwonago

– structure and method for holding and protecting vials in levels, 7,150,107;

Gateway Plastics Inc., Mequon

– closure for a container, D533,452;

GE Medical Systems Information Technologies Inc., Milwaukee

– method and apparatus for managing memory in a workstation, 7,155,457;
– wireless LAN architecture for integrated time-critical and non-time-critical services within medical facilities, 7,153,263;
– method and apparatus for identifying a patient, 7,151,435;

GE Medical Systems Global Technology Company LLC, Waukesha

– method and apparatus for correcting the contrast density of a radiography image, 7,155,045;
– method for controlling static magnetic field and MRI apparatus, 7,154,272;
– universal attachment mechanism for attaching a surgical tracking device to an instrument, 7,153,308;
– universal attachment mechanism for attaching a tracking device to an instrument, 7,153,297;
– patient-centric data acquisition protocol selection and identification tags therefor, 7,152,785;
– correction coefficient calculating method for X-ray CT systems, beam hardening post-processing method therefor, and X-ray CT system, 7,149,277;
– systems and methods for generating a pulse sequence for mitigating a limitation on spatial selectivity, 7,148,686;
– light irradiator, lamp assembly, and X-ray apparatus, 7,147,370;
– X-ray CT system, information processing method, and storage medium, 7,145,984;
– reduced complexity interconnect for two dimensional multislice detectors, 7,145,151;
– transesophageal ultrasound probe having a rotating endoscope shaft, 7,144,371;

Harley-Davidson Motor Company Group Inc., Milwaukee

– compensator assembly for a motorcycle engine, 7,143,734;

Hydro-Thermal Corporation, Waukesha

– steam injection heater with dual-sealing assembly, 7,152,851;

IDSC Holdings LLC, Kenosha

– system, method and computer program product for remote vehicle diagnostics, monitoring, configuring and reprogramming, 7,155,321;

JohnsonDiversey Inc., Sturtevant

– diverter valve, 7,152,626;
– device for monitoring a wash process, 7,150,284;
– cleaning cart, D533,705;
– cleaning system for a filling machine, 7,143,793;

Kohler Co., Kohler

– spout, D534,251; D533,924; D533,258;
– escutcheon for plumbing fitting, D534,250;
– wall mountable accessory, D534,023;
– faucet, D533,637;
– hand shower, D533,627;
– wall mountable support, D533,385;
– wall mountable accessory, D533,383;

Marvel Manufacturing Co. Inc., Oshkosh

– vise carriage and support mechanism, 7,143,676;

Master Lock Company, Oak Creek

– lock shackle, D533,764; – lock, D533,435;
– hitchball rack, D533,002;

Matthew Tarasewicz, Dousman

– secure equipment rack door assembly, 7,152,936;

MRD Holdings LLC, Oconomowoc

– system and method for providing electronic vouchers, 7,149,706;

National Graphics Inc., Brookfield

– systematic lenticular lens selection in a digital printing environment, 7,153,047;
– digitally imaged lenticular products incorporating customized elements, 7,149,035;

Oetlinger Tool Engineering Co. Inc., Grafton

– connection device for interconnecting a grid element to lower frame assembly of a blanking tool, 7,143,916;

Orbis Corporation, Oconomowoc

– palletized tray system, 7,152,738;

Regal-Beloit Corporation, Beloit

– spline lubrication apparatus for lubricating a spline, 7,152,711;

Rite-Hite Holding Corporation, Milwaukee

– door with a safety antenna, 7,151,450;
– weather shield for underneath a dock leveler, 7,146,673;

S.C. Johnson & Son Inc., Racine

– decorative candle holder, D534,283;
– decorative candle holder, D533,952;
– decorative candle holder, D533,951;
– decorative candle votive-pebble, D534,282;
– trigger actuator for aerosol cans, D534,077;
– methods and personal protection devices for repelling insects, 7,152,809;
– melting plate with rose petal pattern, D533,953;

Snap-on Inc., Kenosha

– power tool with air seal and vibration dampener, 7,152,695;
– dead blow hammer, D533,759;
– fuse saving tester for fused circuit, 7,148,698;
– alignment system with locking turntables and skid plates, 7,143,519;

Sno-Way International Inc., Hartford

– snow plow quick connect/disconnect hitch mechanism and method, 7,146,754;
Triton Corporation, Hartford
– slide mechanism, 7,147,417.

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