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Business notebook: 6/1


■ Lynn Eicher has joined Huntington Bank in Toledo as regional marketing communications manager. She was formerly a vice president for commercial treasury management for Fifth Third Bank.

Business Achievements, with news of management promotions, corporate board appointments, and awards runs each week. Send announcements by email to or by fax to 419-724-6147. Write "Business Achievements" in the message field.


■ The Safety Council of Northwest Ohio will present its “Safety Leadership Certificate Program” on Friday and June 13 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The public is invited and attendance is recommended for any employee involved in a safety program. Participants can receive four BWC rebate attendance credits plus 16 contact hours. Cost is $495.00 for SCNWO members and $595.00 for nonmembers. Register at

■ The Maumee Valley Unit of the National Association of Parliamentarians will meet at 7 p.m. June 9 at the Maumee branch of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, 501 River Rd., Maumee. The education will be on bylaws. Guests are welcome. For more information, contact Arlene at

■ Vistage International will hold a free breakfast for CEOs, presidents, business owners, and other senior leaders of organizations in northwest Ohio on July 22 from 8–11 a.m. at the Toledo Club, 235 14th St. Jim Alampi, nationally recognized author and speaker, will present “The Execution Tune Up,” which will explain the professional and personal results Vistage peer advisory membership provides. RSVP to Matt Lauth at 419-348-8046,

Notice of business meetings must be received by The Blade 10 days before the event. Send items by email to or by fax to 419-724-6147. Write “Business Calendar” in the message field.


Listings include organizations, headquarters, and number of attendees expected as estimated by Destination Toledo:

■ Friday-Sunday: The Forty Frame Game Bowling Tournament, Ramada Hotel & Conference Center, 150, regional.

■ Friday-Sunday: Wolves Tournaments - Glass City Classic Baseball Tournament, various properties, 400, regional.

■ Friday-Sunday: Fast Pitch Softball Preseason Classic, various properties, 800, regional.


The following U.S. Patents were granted to inventors in Lucas, Fulton, and Wood counties in March and April, 2014, and published in the Official Gazette of the Patent and Trademark Office.

# 8,677,479: Vacuum patient positioning cushion with integrated rigid or semirigid positioning element; assigned to Bionix Development Corporation, Toledo; James J. Huttner, Sylvania and Edward Markewitz, Twinsburg, Ohio.

# 8,673,378: Tomato peeling process; assigned to Hirzel Canning Co., Northwood and William J. Hirzel, Walbridge.

# 8,673,683: Graphene field-effect transistor; assigned to International Business Machines Corp., Armonk, N.Y.; James W. Adkisson, Jericho, Vt.; Thomas J. Dunbar, Burlington, Vt.; Jeffrey P. Gambino, Westford, Vt.; Molly J. Leitch, Rocky River Ohio, and Edward J. Nowak, Essex Junction, Vt.

# 8,673,882: Inhibitors of autotaxin; assigned to University of Tennessee Research Foundation, Knoxville, Tenn.; Renuka Gupte, Sylvania; Renukadevi Patil and Gabor Tigyi, Memphis, and Duane D. Miller, Germantown, Tenn.

# 8,678,353: Fluid inlet and distribution system for volatile organic compound removal device; Bryan D. Spicer, Monroe.

# 8,687,345: System and method for measuring photovoltaic module thickness; assigned to First Solar Inc., Perrysburg; Pat Buehler, Pemberville, Ohio and David Kahle, Monclova.

# D700,729: Solar powered light; Steven N. Skutch, Ottawa Hills.

#8,683,917: Stencil assembly for depositing food product and related sandwiching machine, assigned to Illinois Tool Works Inc., Glenview, Ill.: Ankush B. Mittal, Bowling Green.

#8,684,202: Elliptical bottle neck, assigned to Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc., Perrysburg: Karl A. Reisig, Maumee.

#8,684,293: Apparatus for starting moving items into a processing machine, assigned to Johns Manville, Denver: Michael David Folk, Oregon; Brian Samuel Hamby, Athens, Tenn.; Jerry Eugene Skelton, Old Fort, Tenn., and Randall Clark Bascom, Wauseon.

#8,684,723: Blow nozzle to control liquid flow with prestretch rod assembly and metal seat seal pin, assigned to Amcor Ltd., Hawthorn, Australia: G. David Lisch and Frederick C. Beurle, Jackson, Mich., and Kirk Edward Maki, Tecumseh, Mich.

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