■Kathy Kuyoth, a broker/co-owner of Re/Max Preferred Associates, was named “Realtor/Citizen of the Year” by the Toledo Board of Realtors. She was selected by a jury of previous winners. Ms. Kuyoth’s community service includes her annual event to support the Children’s Miracle Network and Susan B. Komen for the Cure; providing for a family every holiday season, and serving in a variety of roles at her church. She also serves on the Better Business Bureau’s board of directors and on the executive committee of the Toledo Board of Realtors.
■Christopher Cargill of Toledo was recently named Chrysler/ASE Master Collision Repair & Refinish Technician of the Year. He was honored at the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence’s fall meeting in Newport Beach, Calif. Mr. Cargill works for Yark Automotive Group and has been a technician for 40 years.
■Pamela K.M. Beall has been named senior vice president for corporate planning and government and public affairs at Findlay-based Marathon Petroleum Corp., effective Jan. 1. She began her career with Marathon Oil Co. in 1978.
■Timothy T. Griffith, vice president and treasurer at Marathon Petroleum Corp., will assume responsibility for investor relations.
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■ The Northwest Ohio Manufacturing Extension Partnership will host the Northwest Ohio Manufacturing Forum on Feb. 7, at the Holiday Inn French Quarter in Perrysburg. The half-day program will begin at 8:30 a.m. Featured speakers include Dr. James West of Boeing and Rich Spivey of Honda of America. Information and registration: www.nored.org or 419-480-9656.
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■Friday through Dec. 31: U.S./Midwest Tennis Association Winter Championships, Hampton Inn & Suites/Maumee, 300, regional
The following U.S. patents were granted to inventors in Monroe and Lenawee counties, Michigan, in October, 2013, and published in the Official Gazette of the Patent and Trademark Office.
#8,556,097 Container having vacuum panel with balanced vacuum and pressure response; Mast, Luke A., Brooklyn, Mich.; Philip, Bradley S., Tecumseh, Mich.; Kumar, Pankaj, Dexter, Mich., and Downing, David, Manchester, Mich.; assigned to Amcor Ltd., Hawthorn, Australia.
#8,568,244 Tripod constant velocity joint; Kim, Tae Hong, Suwon-si, Korea; Lee, Hun Hee, Seoul; Ryu, Il Hun, Farmington Hills, Mich., and Da Silva, Jose, Toledo; assigned to Hyundai Wia Corp., Korea.
#8,546,470 Cellulosic inclusion thermoplastic composition and molding thereof; Joyce, Robert C., Lambertville; Hopkins, Andrew, Sylvania, and Karian, Harutun George, Brighton, Mich.; assigned to Innovative Plastics and Molding, Lambertville; RheTech Inc., Whitmore Lake, Mich.
Patents granted to inventors in Fulton, Lucas, and Wood counties in Ohio and for Lenawee and Monroe counties in Michigan for November, 2013.
#8,584,410, Fixed frame window or door system: assigned to Milgard Manufacturing Incorporated Tacoma, Wash.; David Furgerson, Sammamish, Wash.; Julian Giggs, Hillsdale, Mich.; James Potthast, Tecumseh, Mich.; Geraint Krumpe, Chicago, and Wayne Philip Baker, Warwickshire, Great Britain.
#8,573,675, Reverse pedestal seat: assigned to Ford Global Technologies, LLC Dearborn, Mich.; Johnathan A. Line, Northville, Mich.; Kendrick Alden Harper, Temperance; John W. Jaranson, Dearborn, Mich.; Harry Zhong, Canton, Mich.; Daniel Ferretti, Commerce Township, Ky.; Khaled Ayyash, Ann Arbor, and ; Robert J. Sack, Commerce Township, Mich.
#8,580,280, Adjuvant compositions: assigned to Zoetis LLC Florham Park, N.J.; Paul J. Dominowski, Kalamazoo, Mich.; Ramasamy M. Mannan, Deerfield, Ill.; Richard L. Krebs, Ashland, NE; James R. Thompson, Portage, Mich.; Tedd A. Childers, Portage, Mich.; Mary K. Olsen, Kalamazoo, Mich.; Robert J. Yancey Jr, Portage, Mich.; Risini Weeratna, Ottawa, Canada; Shucheng Zhang, Kalamazoo, Mich.; Cedo M. Bagi, Branford, Conn.