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U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Michigan (Sept. 1)

September 1, 2014



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ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 1 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Michigan.

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Verizon Patent & Licensing Assigned Patent for Automated Software Installation with Interview

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 1 -- Verizon Patent & Licensing, Basking Ridge, New Jersey, has been assigned a patent (8,819,670) developed by Matthew R. Braun, Northville, Michigan, and Edmund J. Gurney III, Canton, Michigan, for the "automated software installation with interview."

The patent application was filed on March 31, 2010 (12/751,149). 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=8,819,670.PN.&OS=PN/8,819,670&RS=PN/8,819,670

Written by Deviprasad Jena; edited by Jaya Anand.

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Bayer Healthcare Assigned Patent

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 1 -- Bayer Healthcare, Whippany, New Jersey, has been assigned a patent (8,815,607) developed by Roger Fleming, Niles, Michigan, for a self-contained test sensor.

The patent application was filed on Dec. 4, 2013 (14/096,849). 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=8,815,607.PN.&OS=PN/8,815,607&RS=PN/8,815,607

Written by Sudarshan Harpal; edited by Jaya Anand.

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Spring Meadow Nursery Assigned Patent for Hydrangea Plant Named MAK20

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 1 -- Spring Meadow Nursery, Grand Haven, Michigan, has been assigned a patent (PP24,820) developed by Timothy D. Wood, Spring Lake, Michigan, for a "hydrangea plant named 'MAK20'."

The patent application was filed on Oct. 8, 2012 (13/573,841). 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=PP24,820.PN.&OS=PN/PP24,820&RS=PN/PP24,820

Written by Eloisa Asedillo; edited by Vessie Ann Abalos.

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Berry Blue Assigned Patent for Blueberry Plant Named BB05-274MI-139

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 1 -- Berry Blue, Grand Junction, Michigan, has been assigned a patent (PP24,809) developed by two co-inventors for a "Blueberry plant named `BB05-274MI-139`." The co-inventors are James F. Hancock, East Lansing, Michigan, and Edmund J. Wheeler, Holland, Michigan.

The patent application was filed on Oct. 16, 2012 (13/653,209). 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=PP24,809.PN.&OS=PN/PP24,809&RS=PN/PP24,809

Written by Eloisa Asedillo; edited by Vessie Ann Abalos.

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Berry Blue Assigned Patent for Blueberry Plant Named BB05-58GA-1

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 1 -- Berry Blue, Grand Junction, Michigan, has been assigned a patent (PP24,808) developed by two co-inventors for a "Blueberry plant named `BB05-58GA-1`." The co-inventors are James F. Hancock, East Lansing, Michigan, and Edmund J. Wheeler, Holland, Michigan.

The patent application was filed on Oct. 12, 2012 (13/651,216). 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=PP24,808.PN.&OS=PN/PP24,808&RS=PN/PP24,808

Written by Eloisa Asedillo; edited by Vessie Ann Abalos.

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G.M. Global Technology Operations Assigned Patent for Controlling Data Communication

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 1 -- G.M. Global Technology Operations, Detroit, has been assigned a patent (8,818,719) developed by three co-inventors for a method "of controlling data communication between a vehicle and heterogeneous wireless networks." The co-inventors are Timothy J. Talty, Beverly Hills, Michigan, Lakshmi Thanayankizil, Rochester Hills, Michigan, and Massimo Osella, Troy, Michigan.

The patent application was filed on Feb. 22, 2013 (13/773,988). 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=8818719.PN.&OS=PN/8818719&RS=PN/8818719

Written by Eloisa Asedillo; edited by Vessie Ann Abalos.

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Berry Blue Assigned Patent for Blueberry Plant Named BB05-251MI-14

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 1 -- Berry Blue, Grand Junction, Michigan, has been assigned a patent (PP24,807) developed by two co-inventors for a "Blueberry plant named `BB05-251MI-14`." The co-inventors are James F. Hancock, East Lansing, Michigan, and Edmund J. Wheeler, Holland, Michigan.

The patent application was filed on Oct. 16, 2012 (13/653,272). 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=PP24,807.PN.&OS=PN/PP24,807&RS=PN/PP24,807

Written by Eloisa Asedillo; edited by Vessie Ann Abalos.

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G.E. Aviation Systems Assigned Patent

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 1 -- G.E. Aviation Systems, Grand Rapids, Michigan, has been assigned a patent (8,818,696) developed by three co-inventors for a method and system "for aerial vehicle trajectory management." The co-inventors are Joel Kenneth Klooster, Grand Rapids, Michigan, Joachim Karl Ulf Hochwarth, Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Liling Ren, Rexford, New York.

The patent application was filed on March 23, 2011 (13/069,866). 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=8818696.PN.&OS=PN/8818696&RS=PN/8818696

Written by Eloisa Asedillo; edited by Vessie Ann Abalos.

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Spring Meadow Nursery Assigned Patent for Barberry Plant Named `Helen`

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 1 -- Spring Meadow Nursery, Grand Haven, Michigan, has been assigned a patent (PP24,819) developed by Timothy D. Wood, Spring Lake, Michigan, for a "barberry plant named 'Helen'."

The patent application was filed on July 27, 2012 (13/507,788). 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=PP24,819.PN.&OS=PN/PP24,819&RS=PN/PP24,819

Written by Eloisa Asedillo; edited by Vessie Ann Abalos.

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Spring Meadow Nursery Assigned Patent for Barberry Plant Named `Koren`

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 1 -- Spring Meadow Nursery, Grand Haven, Michigan, has been assigned a patent (PP24,818) developed by Timothy D. Wood, Spring Lake, Michigan, for a "Barberry plant named 'Koren'."

The patent application was filed on July 27, 2012 (13/507,792). 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=PP24,818.PN.&OS=PN/PP24,818&RS=PN/PP24,818

Written by Eloisa Asedillo; edited by Vessie Ann Abalos.

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Lakeside Software Assigned Patent

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 1 -- Lakeside Software, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, has been assigned a patent (8,819,639) developed by Michael K. Schumacher, Orchard Lake, Michigan, for a system "for selectively blocking execution of applications on a computer system."

The patent application was filed on Sept. 15, 2004 (10/941,725). 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=8819639.PN.&OS=PN/8819639&RS=PN/8819639

Written by Eloisa Asedillo; edited by Vessie Ann Abalos.

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G.M. Global Technology Operations Assigned Patent for Tracking Objects

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 1 -- G.M. Global Technology Operations, Detroit, has been assigned a patent (8,818,702) developed by two co-inventors for a system and method "for tracking objects." The co-inventors are Yuanhong Li, La Mirada, California, and Shuqing Zeng, Sterling Heights, Michigan.

The patent application was filed on Nov. 9, 2010 (12/942,456). 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=8818702.PN.&OS=PN/8818702&RS=PN/8818702

Written by Eloisa Asedillo; edited by Vessie Ann Abalos.

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G.M. Global Technology Operations Assigned Patent for Preventing Activation of Resume Function

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 1 -- G.M. Global Technology Operations, Detroit, has been assigned a patent (8,818,678) developed by three co-inventors for a method "for preventing activation of resume function in a cruise control system." The co-inventors are William G. Herbert, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, James N. Nickolaou, Clarkston, Michigan, and Jeremy A. Salinger, Southfield, Michigan.

The patent application was filed on Aug. 24, 2010 (12/862,750). 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=8818678.PN.&OS=PN/8818678&RS=PN/8818678

Written by Eloisa Asedillo; edited by Vessie Ann Abalos.

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G.M. Global Technology Operations Assigned Patent for Selecting Engine Operating State

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 1 -- G.M. Global Technology Operations, Detroit, has been assigned a patent (8,818,664) developed by two co-inventors for a method and apparatus "for selecting an engine operating state for a multi-mode powertrain system." The co-inventors are Anthony H. Heap, Ann Arbor, Michigan, and Samantha Victoria Lado, Pittsfield Township, Michigan.

The patent application was filed on Aug. 8, 2012 (13/570,175). 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=8818664.PN.&OS=PN/8818664&RS=PN/8818664

Written by Eloisa Asedillo; edited by Vessie Ann Abalos.

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G.M. Global Technology Operations, Chrysler Group, Daimler A.G., Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft Assigned Patent

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 1 -- G.M. Global Technology Operations, Detroit, Chrysler Group, Auburn Hills, Michigan, Daimler A.G., Stuttgart, Germany, and Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft, Munich, have been assigned a patent (8,818,660) developed by four co-inventors for a method "for managing lash in a driveline." The co-inventors are Seamus T. McGrath, Rohnert Park, California, Anthony H. Heap, Ann Arbor, Michigan, Robert L. Morris, Milford, Michigan, and Jason J. McConnell, Ypsilanti, Michigan.

The patent application was filed on Oct. 22, 2008 (12/255,800). 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=8818660.PN.&OS=PN/8818660&RS=PN/8818660

Written by Eloisa Asedillo; edited by Vessie Ann Abalos.

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Spring Meadow Nursery Assigned Patent for Barberry Plant Named Kasia

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 1 -- Spring Meadow Nursery, Grand Haven, Michigan, has been assigned a patent (PP24,817) developed by Timothy D. Wood, Spring Lake, Michigan, for a "Barberry plant named 'Kasia'."

The patent application was filed on July 27, 2012 (13/507,787). 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=PP24,817.PN.&OS=PN/PP24,817&RS=PN/PP24,817

Written by Eloisa Asedillo; edited by Vessie Ann Abalos.

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G.M. Global Technology Operations Assigned Patent for Determining Oncoming Clutch Pressure

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 1 -- G.M. Global Technology Operations, Detroit, has been assigned a patent (8,818,663) developed by two co-inventors for "determining oncoming clutch pressure in a transmission." The co-inventors are Todd J. Thor, Byron, Michigan, and Brian M. Porto, Waterford, Michigan.

The patent application was filed on July 25, 2012 (13/557,788). 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=8818663.PN.&OS=PN/8818663&RS=PN/8818663

Written by Eloisa Asedillo; edited by Vessie Ann Abalos.

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G.M. Global Technology Operations Assigned Patent for Optimum Full Windshield Display

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 1 -- G.M. Global Technology Operations, Detroit, has been assigned a patent (8,818,708) developed by four co-inventors for an "optimum driving path on full windshield display." The co-inventors are Joseph F. Szczerba, Grand Blanc, Michigan, Thomas A. Seder, Northville, Michigan, Dehua Cui, Northville, Michigan, and Roy J. Mathieu, Rochester Hills, Michigan.

The patent application was filed on Dec. 2, 2011 (13/309,691). 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=8818708.PN.&OS=PN/8818708&RS=PN/8818708

Written by Eloisa Asedillo; edited by Vessie Ann Abalos.

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G.M. Global Technology Operations Assigned Patent for Controlling Exhaust Temperature

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 1 -- G.M. Global Technology Operations, Detroit, has been assigned a patent (8,818,691) developed by four co-inventors for an "exhaust system and method for controlling temperature of exhaust gas in an exhaust system." The co-inventors are Patrick Barasa, Ann Arbor, Michigan, Jason Daniel Mullins, Brighton, Michigan, Scot A. Douglas, Howell, Michigan, and Michael J. Paratore Jr., Howell, Michigan.

The patent application was filed on March 13, 2012 (13/419,221). 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=8818691.PN.&OS=PN/8818691&RS=PN/8818691

Written by Eloisa Asedillo; edited by Vessie Ann Abalos.

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University of Michigan, AT&T Intellectual Property I Assigned Patent

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 1 -- University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, and AT&T Intellectual Property I, Atlanta, have been assigned a patent (8,817,653) developed by six co-inventors for "detecting irregular retransmissions." The co-inventors are Zhuoqing Mao, Ann Arbor, Michigan, Feng Qian, Ann Arbor, Michigan, Alexandre Gerber, Madison, New Jersey, Walter Willinger, Madison, New Jersey, Subhabrata Sen, New Providence, New Jersey, and Oliver Spatscheck, Randolph, New Jersey.

The patent application was filed on Oct. 30, 2009 (12/609,713). 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=8817653.PN.&OS=PN/8817653&RS=PN/8817653

Written by Eloisa Asedillo; edited by Vessie Ann Abalos.

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G.M. Global Technology Operations Assigned Patent for Engine Starting System Evaluation

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 1 -- G.M. Global Technology Operations, Detroit, has been assigned a patent (8,818,611) developed by two co-inventors for a method and apparatus "to evaluate a starting system for an internal combustion engine." The co-inventors are Kwang-Keun Shin, Rochester Hills, Michigan, and Mutasim A. Salman, Rochester Hills, Michigan.

The patent application was filed on Aug. 15, 2011 (13/209,595). 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=8818611.PN.&OS=PN/8818611&RS=PN/8818611

Written by Eloisa Asedillo; edited by Vessie Ann Abalos.

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G.M. Global Technology Operations Assigned Patent for Vehicle Lateral Control

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 1 -- G.M. Global Technology Operations, Detroit, has been assigned a patent (8,818,606) developed by two co-inventors for system and method "for vehicle lateral control." The co-inventors are Jin-Woo Lee, Rochester Hills, Michigan, and Bakhtiar Brian Litkouhi, Washington, Michigan.

The patent application was filed on April 16, 2012 (13/447,800). 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=8818606.PN.&OS=PN/8818606&RS=PN/8818606

Written by Eloisa Asedillo; edited by Vessie Ann Abalos.

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G.M. Global Technology Operations Assigned Patent for Vehicle Communications and Access

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 1 -- G.M. Global Technology Operations, Detroit, has been assigned a patent (8,818,569) developed by Jonathan L. Oakes, Sterling Heights, Michigan, for a "vehicle communications and access."

The patent application was filed on Nov. 18, 2011 (13/299,786). 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=8818569.PN.&OS=PN/8818569&RS=PN/8818569

Written by Eloisa Asedillo; edited by Vessie Ann Abalos.

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TRW Automotive U.S. Assigned Patent for Assembly with Printed Circuit Board

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 1 -- TRW Automotive U.S., Livonia, Michigan, has been assigned a patent (8,817,481) developed by Thomas E. Blake III, Novi, Michigan, for an "assembly with a printed circuit board."

The patent application was filed on Sept. 30, 2011 (13/249,498). 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=8817481.PN.&OS=PN/8817481&RS=PN/8817481

Written by Eloisa Asedillo; edited by Vessie Ann Abalos.

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TRW Automotive U.S. Assigned Patent for Determining Tire Condition Using Gas Law

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 1 -- TRW Automotive U.S., Livonia, Michigan, has been assigned a patent (8,818,619) developed by David L. Juzswik, Commerce Township, Michigan, for a method and apparatus "for determining tire condition using ideal gas law."

The patent application was filed on Aug. 2, 2012 (13/565,372). 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=8818619.PN.&OS=PN/8818619&RS=PN/8818619

Written by Eloisa Asedillo; edited by Vessie Ann Abalos.

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Bosch Automotive Service Solutions Assigned Patent for Programmable Wireless Function Key

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 1 -- Bosch Automotive Service Solutions, Warren, Michigan, has been assigned a patent (8,818,616) developed by three co-inventors for a "programmable function key on wireless OBDII interface." The co-inventors are Dan Sampson, Kalamazoo, Michigan, Tom Webster, Kalamazoo, Michigan, and Richard Mattox, Portage, Michigan.

The patent application was filed on Oct. 22, 2012 (13/657,166). 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=8818616.PN.&OS=PN/8818616&RS=PN/8818616

Written by Eloisa Asedillo; edited by Vessie Ann Abalos.

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Ford Global Technologies Assigned Patent for Adjusting Driveline Operation

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 1 -- Ford Global Technologies, Dearborn, Michigan, has been assigned a patent (8,818,600) developed by five co-inventors for methods and systems "for adjusting driveline operation during an accelerator tip-out." The co-inventors are Alex O'Connor Gibson, Ann Arbor, Michigan, Jeffrey Allen Doering, Canton, Michigan, Dennis Craig Reed, Dexter, Michigan, Seung-Hoon Lee, Northville, Michigan, and Adam Nathan Banker, Plymouth, Michigan.

The patent application was filed on Feb. 25, 2013 (13/776,304). 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=8818600.PN.&OS=PN/8818600&RS=PN/8818600

Written by Eloisa Asedillo; edited by Vessie Ann Abalos.

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Ford Global Technologies Assigned Patent for Controlling Vehicle

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 1 -- Ford Global Technologies, Dearborn, Michigan, has been assigned a patent (8,818,589) developed by two co-inventors for system and method "for controlling a vehicle." The co-inventors are Kenneth Frederick, Dearborn, Michigan, and Matthew D. Smith, Dearborn Heights, Michigan.

The patent application was filed on Jan. 28, 2011 (13/016,075). 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=8818589.PN.&OS=PN/8818589&RS=PN/8818589

Written by Eloisa Asedillo; edited by Vessie Ann Abalos.

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Whirlpool Assigned Patent

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 1 -- Whirlpool, Benton Harbor, Michigan, has been assigned a patent (8,816,828) developed by seven co-inventors for a "recipe wand and recipe book for use with a networked appliance." The co-inventors are Layne E. Heilman, Osceola, Indiana, Matthew P. Ebrom, Holland, Michigan, Wallace J. Elston III, Paw Paw, Michigan, Randy A. Voss, St. Joseph, Michigan, Anthony E. Jenkins, Stevensville, Michigan, Richard A. McCoy, Stevensville, Michigan, and James P. O'Shaughnessy, Mequon, Wisconsin.

The patent application was filed on Oct. 31, 2007 (11/932,876). 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=8816828.PN.&OS=PN/8816828&RS=PN/8816828

Written by Eloisa Asedillo; edited by Vessie Ann Abalos.

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Visteon Global Technologies Assigned Patent

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 1 -- Visteon Global Technologies, Van Buren Township, Michigan, has been assigned a patent (8,818,626) developed by four co-inventors for a "mobile device wireless camera integration with a vehicle." The co-inventors are Anthony J. Ciatti, Ann Arbor, Michigan, Upton B. Bowden, Canton, Michigan, Theodore C. Wingrove, Canton, Michigan, and Michael Eichbrecht, Farmington Hills, Michigan.

The patent application was filed on June 21, 2012 (13/529,730). 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=8818626.PN.&OS=PN/8818626&RS=PN/8818626

Written by Eloisa Asedillo; edited by Vessie Ann Abalos.

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Ford Motor Assigned Patent

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 1 -- Ford Motor, Dearborn, Michigan, has been assigned a patent (8,818,543) developed by four co-inventors for a "computerized method and system for selecting technology used in vehicle production." The co-inventors are Raj Shekar Sohmshetty, Canton, Michigan, Zhiyong Cedrick Xia, Canton, Michigan, Shawn Michael Morgans, Chelsea, Michigan, and Nicholas P. Warrick, Livonia, Michigan.

The patent application was filed on Jan. 14, 2010 (12/687,170). 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=8818543.PN.&OS=PN/8818543&RS=PN/8818543

Written by Eloisa Asedillo; edited by Vessie Ann Abalos.

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COMAU Assigned Patent

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 1 -- COMAU, Southfiled, Michigan, has been assigned a patent (8,818,531) developed by two co-inventors for a "distributed control system." The co-inventors are Velibor Kilibarda, Birmingham, Michigan, and David Wang, Northville, Michigan.

The patent application was filed on Jan. 12, 2011 (13/005,099). 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=8818531.PN.&OS=PN/8818531&RS=PN/8818531

Written by Eloisa Asedillo; edited by Vessie Ann Abalos.

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IMRA America Assigned Patent

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 1 -- IMRA America, Ann Arbor, Michigan, has been assigned a patent (8,818,154) developed by two co-inventors for "laser based frequency standards and their applications." The co-inventors are Ingmar Hartl, Ann Arbor, Michigan, and Martin Fermann, Dexter, Michigan.

The patent application was filed on April 30, 2013 (13/873,292). 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=8818154.PN.&OS=PN/8818154&RS=PN/8818154

Written by Eloisa Asedillo; edited by Vessie Ann Abalos.

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Ford Global Technologies Assigned Patent for Clutch Engagement Active Damping

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 1 -- Ford Global Technologies, Dearborn, Michigan, has been assigned a patent (8,818,658) developed by five co-inventors for an "active damping during clutch engagement for engine start." The co-inventors are Qing Wang, Canton, Michigan, Mark Steven Yamazaki, Canton, Michigan, Ming Lang Kuang, Canton, Michigan, Wei Liang, Farmington Hills, Michigan, and Walter Joseph Ortmann, Saline, Michigan.

The patent application was filed on Sept. 6, 2013 (14/019,987). 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=8818658.PN.&OS=PN/8818658&RS=PN/8818658

Written by Eloisa Asedillo; edited by Vessie Ann Abalos.

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General Motors Assigned Patent

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 1 -- General Motors, Detroit, has been assigned a patent (8,818,613) developed by four co-inventors for an "application for a communications and processing device." The co-inventors are Kevin R. Krause, Plymouth, Michigan, Matthew C. Neely, Rochester, Michigan, Tyson Becker, Royal Oak, Michigan, and Nicholis S. Festa, Shaker Heights, Ohio.

The patent application was filed on Dec. 9, 2011 (13/315,796). 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=8818613.PN.&OS=PN/8818613&RS=PN/8818613

Written by Eloisa Asedillo; edited by Vessie Ann Abalos.

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Gentex Assigned Patent

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 1 -- Gentex, Zeeland, Michigan, has been assigned a patent (8,817,356) developed by two co-inventors for a "vehicular rearview mirror with increased field-of-view." The co-inventors are Robert E. Roush Jr., Holland, Michigan, and Nathaniel J. Gentry, Zeeland, Michigan.

The patent application was filed on Oct. 22, 2011 (13/279,256). 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=8817356.PN.&OS=PN/8817356&RS=PN/8817356

Written by Eloisa Asedillo; edited by Vessie Ann Abalos.

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Ford Global Technologies Assigned Patent for Emergency Call Placement

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 1 -- Ford Global Technologies, Dearborn, Michigan, has been assigned a patent (8,818,325) developed by David Anthony Hatton, Berkley, Michigan, for a method and system "for emergency call placement."

The patent application was filed on Feb. 28, 2011 (13/036,979). 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=8818325.PN.&OS=PN/8818325&RS=PN/8818325

Written by Eloisa Asedillo; edited by Vessie Ann Abalos.

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Magna Electronics Assigned Patent

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 1 -- Magna Electronics, Auburn Hills, Michigan, has been assigned a patent (8,818,042) developed by two co-inventors for a "driver assistance system for vehicle." The co-inventors are Kenneth Schofield, Holland, Michigan, and Niall R. Lynam, Holland, Michigan.

The patent application was filed on Nov. 18, 2013 (14/082,577). 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=8818042.PN.&OS=PN/8818042&RS=PN/8818042

Written by Eloisa Asedillo; edited by Vessie Ann Abalos.

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T.K. Holdings Assigned Patent

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 1 -- T.K. Holdings, Auburn Hills, Michigan, has been assigned a patent (8,818,637) developed by four co-inventors for an "occupant classification system." The co-inventors are Don McDonald, Howell, Michigan, James G. Stanley, Novi, Michigan, Phil Maguire, Royal Oak, Michigan, and George Theos, West Bloomfield, Michigan.

The patent application was filed on Jan. 26, 2007 (11/698,303). 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=8818637.PN.&OS=PN/8818637&RS=PN/8818637

Written by Eloisa Asedillo; edited by Vessie Ann Abalos.

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G.M. Global Technology Operations Assigned Patent

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 1 -- G.M. Global Technology Operations, Detroit, has been assigned a patent (8,817,090) developed by three co-inventors for "luminance uniformity compensation of vector projection display." The co-inventors are Joseph F. Szczerba, Grand Blanc, Michigan, Thomas A. Seder, Northville, Michigan, and Dehua Cui, Northville, Michigan.

The patent application was filed on March 18, 2010 (12/726,422). 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=8817090.PN.&OS=PN/8817090&RS=PN/8817090

Written by Eloisa Asedillo; edited by Vessie Ann Abalos.

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