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Published: Sunday, 4/27/2014 - Updated: 4 months ago

Business notebook: 4/27

BLADE STAFF

ACHIEVEMENTS

■ The jdi group Inc. announced that Matthew Davis, Heather Judge, David Oz, and Frederick Quinn have been added as shareholders of the 80-employee architectural/​engineering firm based in Maumee and Ann Arbor.

■ The Toledo Community Foundation board of trustees elected new officers: Mary C. Werner, St. Ursula Academy, chairman; David F. Waterman, Shumaker Loop & Kendrick, vice chair; Scott A. Estes, Health Care REIT, treasurer, and Patricia J. Appold, Oliver House Development Co., secretary. New trustees are Eric S. Fankhauser, Toledo Metal Spinning Co.; L. Zac Issac, State Bank, and Susan Farrell Palmer, educational consultant.

Business Achievements, with news of management promotions, corporate board appointments, and awards, runs each week. Email announcements to business@theblade.com or fax to 419-724-6147. Write “Business Achievements” in the message field.

TRANSITIONS

■ There will be a ribbon-cutting at noon Thursday for a new State Farm insurance office, represented by Mike Buck, at 6455 Monroe St. in Sylvania.

Business Transitions, which include business moves and openings, should be emailed to business@theblade.com or faxed to 419-724-6147. Write “Business Transitions” in the message field.

PATENTS

These U.S. Patents were granted to inventors in Lucas, Fulton, and Wood counties in February, 2014, and published in the Official Gazette of the Patent and Trademark Office. For more information call the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, Business Technology Department at 419-259-5209.

#D699,576 and #D699,577: Bottle, assigned to Abbott Laboratories Abbott Park, Ill.: Shari Lee Morse, Temperance, Kristi L. Rogers, Sunbury, Ohio, Meghan Walter, Dublin, Ohio, and Jeremy McBroom, Columbus.

#8,651,307: Hot-fill container, assigned to Amcor Limited Hawthorn, Australia: David A. Deemer, Adrian, and Carlos E. Londono, Ann Arbor.

#8,655,601: Method and system for detecting phosphorus in soil from reflected light, assigned to Bowling Green State University Bowling Green: B. Maruthi Sridhar and Robert K. Vincent, Bowling Green.

#8,651,289 and #8,657,127: Gun and fishing rod holder, assigned to Chrysler Group LLC Auburn Hills, Mich.: Patrick T. Muldoon, Adrian, Brian A. Rogos, Rochester, Mich., James P. Sassorossi, Oakland, Mich., Timothy B. Sikes, Grass Lake, Mich., Andrew C. Mcginnis, Novi, Mich., Mich., Richard J. Galler, Ypsilanti, Mich., Thomas A. Daily, Walled Lake, Mich., and Fred M. Diaz, Jr., Oxford, Mich.

#8,657,375: Resilient rocking element for furniture member, assigned to La-Z-Boy Inc. Monroe: Larry P. LaPointe, Temperance, and Chad E. Adams, Perrysburg.

#8,652,280: Apparatus, system, and method for medical structure embellishments: Tracie Diane Wood, Adrian.

#D698,646: Container, assigned to Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc., Perrysburg: Raul M. Paredes, Perrysburg, Edward A. Grant, Northwood, and Donald P. Delagrange, Lambertville.

#D700,059: Container, assigned to Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc., Perrysburg: Douglas Laib and Raul M. Paredes, Perrysburg, Donald P. Delagrange, Lambertville, and Sara Maloney, Batavia, Ohio.

#8,646,790: Subframe intrusion control by ramping during frontal impact for electric vehicle battery protection, assigned to Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. Erlanger, Ky.: Jonathan Richard Young, Dundee, Mich., Taichi Yamashita, Northville, Mich., Naipaul Deo Ramoutar, Ann Arbor, and Gerritt Benjamin Meyers, Ypsilanti, Mich.

#8,646,791: Electric-vehicle construction methods for frontal impact utilizing deformation shape control, assigned to Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc., Erlanger, Ky.: Jonathan Richard Young, Dundee, Mich., Taichi Yamashita, Northville, Mich., Naipaul Deo Ramoutar, Ann Arbor, and Gerritt Benjamin Meyers, Ypsilanti, Mich.

#8,646,792: Subframe intrusion control by steering gear catcher, assigned to Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc., Erlanger, Ky.: Jonathan Richard Young, Dundee, Mich., Taichi Yamashita, Northville, Mich., Naipaul Deo Ramoutar, Ann Arbor, and Gerritt Benjamin Meyers, Ypsilanti, Mich.

#8,656,631: Fiber-optic shotgun sight, assigned to Trijicon, Inc., Wixom, Mich.: Paul D. Koesler, New Hudson, Mich., Robert W. Condra, New Hudson, Mich., Edward J. Haney, Gaines, Mich., and Jeremiah Mauricio, Tecumseh, Mich.

#8,641,467: Spark-ignition device and ground electrode therefor and methods of construction thereof, assigned to Federal-Mogul Ignition Co. Southfield, Mich.: Frederick J. Quitmeyer, Rochester Hills, Mich., Kevin J. Kowalski, Perrysburg, and Mark S. McMurray, Toledo.

#8,642,125: System and method for depositing a material on a substrate, assigned to First Solar, Inc., Perrysburg: Ricky Charles Powell, Ann Arbor, Andrew Kelly Gray, Perrysburg, and Todd Alden Coleman, Wayne, Ohio.

#8,643,262: Spark-ignition device and ground electrode therefor and methods of construction thereof, assigned to Federal-Mogul Ignition Co. Southfield, Mich.: Frederick J. Quitmeyer, Rochester Hills, Mich., Kevin J. Kowalski, Perrysburg, and Mark S. McMurray, Toledo.



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