Last updated on May 13th, 2019 at 02:43 pm

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


Actuant Corp., Glendale

– hydraulic actuating device for a convertible top assembly of a vehicle, 7,204,083;

– pivot out room for vehicle, 7,204,536;

Brady Worldwide Inc., Milwaukee

– printer cartridge, 7,201,522;

– valve lockout assembly, 7,207,198;

Briggs & Stratton Corp., Wauwatosa

– air cleaner cover, D541,303; D540,929; D540,928;

– air cleaner housing, D540,819;

– blade slippage apparatus, 7,200,982;

– cover for an engine, D541,300;

Broan-NuTone LLC, Hartford

– ventilating and heating apparatus with heater shielded by tapered discharge duct, 7,203,416;

BRP US Inc., Sturtevant

– low speed combustion air bypass tube, 7,198,027;

Buell Motorcycle Co., East Troy

– translucent body panel for a motorcycle, 7,198,128;

CNH America LLC, Racine

– collapsible grain chute, 7,201,109;

Curwood Inc., Oshkosh

– packaging films containing coextruded polyester and nylon layers, 7,201,966;

Dairyland Seed Co. Inc., West Bend

– soybean, 7,199,287;

DRS Power & Control Technologies Inc., Milwaukee

– high speed rotor, 7,205,695;

Dorner Manufacturing Corp., Hartland

– conveyor belt drive sprocket locking assembly, 7,207,435;

European Touch Holdings Inc., Milwaukee

–  spa, D541,060;

Gateway Plastics Inc., Mequon

– integrally-formed closure for a container, D541,152;

GE Medical Systems Global Technology Company LLC, Waukesha

– buck/boost power converter, 7,208,920;

– collimator, X-ray irradiator, and X-ray apparatus, 7,206,383;

– computationally efficient noise reduction filter, 7,206,101;

– magnet system and MRI system, 7,205,766;

– method for glass separation for flat panel displays, 7,204,400;

– MR image production method and MRI apparatus, 7,199,583;

– X-ray CT system and X-ray apparatus, 7,203,268;

GE Medical Systems Information Technologies Inc., Milwaukee

– computer-equipped mobility device for connecting to a network, 7,200,427;

Generac Power Systems Inc., Waukesha

– power strip transfer mechanism, 7,208,850;

Graff Faucets, Milwaukee

– faucet, D541,393; D540,915;

Harley-Davidson Motor Company Group Inc., Milwaukee

– engine mounting system for a motorcycle, 7,201,246;

HellermannTyton Corp., Milwaukee

– element of a cable tie strap, D541,142;

HUSCO International Inc., Waukesha

– electronic controller and hydraulic valve block assembly, D540,347;

JohnsonDiversey Inc., Sturtevant

– flow restriction device, 7,201,292;

Johnson Outdoors Inc., Racine

– pixel display method and apparatus, 7,203,131;

Kohler Co., Kohler

– knob, D540,142; D540,141;

– lavatory, D540,443; D540,442; D540,441;

– pull, D540,146; D540,145; D540,144;

– releasable toilet seat hinge assembly, 7,203,975;

– remote, D540,749;

– showerhead, D540,424;

– spout, D540,910;

– support, D541,057;

– support bar, D540,087; D540,086;

– tank for a water closet, D539,881;

Lake Country Manufacturing Inc., Hartland

– buffing ball made of foam material, 7,203,989;

Laning Custom Design Inc., Racine

– shelf, D541,093; D540,092;

MCW Research Foundation Inc., Milwaukee

– method of making, and the use of cytotoxic agents containing elemental selenium, 7,205,002;

Master Lock Co., Oak Creek

– dead locking deadbolt, 7,207,199;

– display package, D540,160;

– key, D540,653;

– lock, D541,135;

– lockbox, D539,633;

– lockout device, 7,197,904;

Oshkosh Truck Corp., Oshkosh

– universal mounting system, 7,207,582;

– V-drive motor arrangement, 7,198,130;

Rexnord Industriess LLC, Milwaukee

– meter box locking bar assembly, 7,197,905;

Rite-Hite Holding Corp., Milwaukee

– retractable safety barrier, 7,207,370;

Russell Corp., Sussex

– height indicator, D540,206;

Ruud Lighting Inc., Racine

– linear fluorescent high-bay, 7,207,690;

S. C. Johnson & Son Inc., Racine

– decorative candle holder, D541,443;

– dispenser assemblies and systems including a heat storage unit, 7,208,707;

– melting plate with engraved rose petal pattern, D539,942;

– melting plate with engraved spiral pattern, D540,962;

– volatizer with integrated thermal cutoff, 7,206,505;

S.C. Johnson Home Storage Inc., Racine

– disposable cutting sheet, 7,208,216;

– pouch production apparatus and method, 7,207,794;

Sellars Absorbent Materials Inc., Milwaukee

– spray bottle packaging, D540,183;

Snap-on Inc., Kenosha

– distributed expert diagnostic service and system, 7,209,860;

– active tester for vehicle circuit evaluation, 7,209,850;

– test procedures using pictures, 7,209,815;

Softsplit Technology Inc., Menomonee Falls

– wall face, D539,930;

The Vollrath Company LLC, Sheboygan

– bowl, D540,623;

– double walled metallic bowl, D540,122; D539,611;

– food pan, D541,110; D540,624;

YKM Technologies LLC, Elm Grove

– load and speed sensitive motor starting circuit and method, 7,202,627;

ZMZ Imports LLC, Milwaukee

– underbody car wash for home-use, 7,208,051.


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