■ Hospice of Northwest Ohio has received the 2014 employer of the year award from the National Board for Certification of Hospice and Palliative Nurses. The award recognizes the work of an employer that has provided exemplary, sustained support of certification programs for hospice and palliative caregivers.
■ Four northwest Ohio facilities were among the 26 companies honored by the Ohio Chemistry Technology Council with its annual Awards for Excellence. The honored companies have shown commitment to the protection of people and the environment, safety at its facilities, effective communications with the public, and exceptional performance in at least one of the award’s four performance areas. The local facilities are BASF Corp. of Whitehouse, Dow Chemical Co. of Findlay, Jones-Hamilton Co. of Walbridge, and PotashCorp of Lima, Ohio.
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■ The Safety Council of Northwest Ohio’s Professional Safety Academy has set an Accident Investigation Training program for Tuesday from 8 a.m. until noon. Cost: $150 for SCNWO members; $250 for nonmembers. Visit scnwo.org for more information and registration.
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Listings include organizations, headquarters, and number of attendees expected as estimated by Destination Toledo:
■ Thursday-Sunday: Weak Signals Radio Control Expo, Park Inn/SeaGate Centre, 8,000, international.
■ Friday-Sunday: The Forty Frame Game Bowling Tournament, Ramada Hotel & Conference Center, 150, regional.
■ Friday-Saturday: Society for Industrial & Applied Mathematics Great Lakes Conference, various properties, 250, regional.
■ Friday-Sunday: Histology Society of Ohio, Hilton Garden Inn, 75, state.
These U.S. Patents were granted to inventors in the Ohio counties of Lucas, Fulton, and Wood and the Michigan county of Monroe in December, 2013, and published in the Official Gazette of the Patent and Trademark Office. For more information call the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library’s business technology department at 419-259-5209.
#8,579,603: Centrifugal pump, assigned to Energy Recovery Inc., San Leandro, Calif.; Robert A. Oklejas and Kevin V. Terrasi, Monroe, and Michael P. Oklejas, Ann Arbor.
#8,583,199: Telematics systems and methods with multiple antennas, assigned to General Motors LLC, Detroit; Mark A Wisnewski, Stockbridge, Mich.; Steven P. Schwinke, Plymouth, Mich.; Sethu K. Madhavan, Erie, Pa.; Ki Hak Yi, Ontario, Calif.; Eray Yasan, Canton, Mich.
#8,583,497: System for eliminating coins from cash transactions; Robert A. Karrick, Jr., Toledo.
#8,583,585: Trust-management system for decision fusion in networks and method for decision fusion, assigned to BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Inc., Nashua, N.H.; Reza Ghanadan, Berkeley Heights, N.J.; Kyle Guan, Wayne, N.J., and Sintayehu Dehnie, Bexley, Ohio.
#8,584,341: Method of securing a shaft to a constant velocity joint, assigned to Dana Automotive Systems Group LLC Maumee; Donald W. Dine, Whitehouse, and Boris A. Yablochnikov, Toledo.
#8,584,410: Fixed frame window or door system, assigned to Milgard Manufacturing Inc., Tacoma, Wash.; David Furgerson, Sammamish, Wash.; Julian Giggs, Hillsdale, Mich.; James Potthast, Tecumseh, Mich.; Geraint Krumpe, Chicago, and Wayne Philip Baker, Warwickshire, Great Britain.
#8,584,566: Automatic core cleaning apparatus, assigned to Automatic Handling Intl. Erie, Mich, and Daniel J. Pienta and David M. Pienta, Lambertville.
#8,585,066: Electric vehicle construction methods for frontal impact, assigned to Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing North America Inc. Erlanger, Ky.; Jonathan Richard Young, Dundee, Mich.; Taichi Yamashita, Northville, Mich.; Jesse Thomas Buehler, Ypsilanti, Mich.; Naipaul Deo Ramoutar, Ann Arbor, and Gerritt Benjamin Meyers, Yspilanti, Mich.
#8,586,279: Imaging particulates, paper, and process, and imaging of paper using dual wavelength light, assigned to International Paper Co., Memphis; Richard C. Williams, Loveland, Ohio; Richard D. Faber, Memphis; Oleg Grinevich, Holland; John Malpert, Maumee; Alexandre Mejiritski, Bowling Green, and Douglas C. Neckers, Perrysburg.