■ Two area companies were honored at the recent Ohio Association of Meat Processors convention in Columbus. Hasselbach Meats of Fremont was first place for boneless hams, grand champion for summer sausage, reserve champion for whole-muscle jerky, first place for skin-on slab bacon, and grand champion for semiboneless ham. Tanks Meats of Elmore was reserve champion for bone-in hams, grand champion for skin-off slab bacon, reserve champion for spicy dinner sausage, reserve champion for wieners, and grand champion for whole muscle jerky and restructured jerky.
■ The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services have listed two area Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Choices communities among the nation’s “Best Nursing Homes.” Those chosen are the Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Communities in Pemberville and Lakeside-Marblehead.
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■ The Toledo Club Toastmasters will meet Friday at 7 a.m. on the fifth floor of the Toledo Club, 235 14th St. Guests are welcome to attend free. Questions: Germano Bressan at 419-249-6309.
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■ Friday-Sunday: The Forty Frame Game Bowling Tournament, Ramada Inn Westgate, 150, regional.
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.
#8,586,280: Composition, process of preparation, and method of application and exposure for light imaging paper, 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.
#8,586,835: Soybean variety XB25Y11, assigned to Pioneer Hi Bred International Inc., Johnston, Iowa; Donald Kyle, Princeton, Ill.; Debra K. Steiger, Wauseon, and Paul A. Stephens, Urbandale, Iowa.
#8,590,678: Nested check high-speed valve, assigned to Tenneco Automotive Operating Co. Inc., Lake Forest, Ill.; Timothy Bombrys, Bowling Green; Darrell Breese, Ypsilanti, Mich.; Gary Grove and Ben Schaller, Toledo, and Karl Kazmirski, Daniel Keil, Matthew Schelosky, and Matthew Roessle, Temperance.
#8,590,817: Sealed electrical source for air-powered electrostatic atomizing and dispensing device, assigned to Illinois Tool Works Inc. Glenview, Ill.; James P. Baltz, Waterville.
#8,591,559: Fixation assembly having an expandable insert, assigned to the University of Toledo; Mohammad Elahinia and Majid Tabesh, Toledo, and Vijay K. Goel, Holland.
#8,591,580: Folded ligament graft, assigned to DePuy Mitek, LLC, Raynham, Mass.; Daniel J. McKernan, Sylvania, and; Gregory R. Whittaker, Stoneham, Mass.
#8,591,632: Bottle neck with internal embossments and method of manufacture, assigned to Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc. Perrysburg; Michael J. Lonsway, Toledo, and Bruce A. Becker and Vincent J. Bailey, Perrysburg.
#8,591,928: Pesticide delivery granule, assigned to The Andersons Inc., Maumee; Timothy D. Birthisel, Perrysburg; James R. Lynch, Toledo, and Matthew G. Johnston, Centennial, Colo.
#8,592,059: Plasma display panel including EMI filter, and/or method of making the same, assigned to Guardian Industries Corp. Auburn Hills, Mich.; Philip J. Lingle, Temperance, and Boer Willem Den, Brighton, Mich.
#D692,654: Backpack, assigned to Impact Products LLC, Toledo; John T. Irwin and Jeffrey C. Gayer, Sylvania, and Stephen A. Dukes, North Baltimore, Ohio.
#D692,728: Beverage taster’s tablet; Nicholas A. Kubiak, Toledo.
#D692,746: Bridging clip, assigned to Clarkwestern Dietrich Building Systems LLC, West Chester, Ohio; Thomas Jay Lawson, West Chester, Ohio; Gregg Allan Stahl, Fort Wayne, Ind.; John J. Collins, Jr., Lebanon, Ohio; Thomas Joseph Atkinson, McDonough, Ga., and Gregory S. Ralph, Springboro, Ohio.
#D693,949: LED headlamp, assigned to Truck-Lite Co. LLC, Falconer, N.Y.; Larry Merryfield, Rochester Hills, Mich.; Nick Kenyon, Sherman, N.Y., and Mike Marley, Erie, Pa.
#D694,140: Hose and sensor assembly; James Dean Betsinger, Waterville.