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Published: Sunday, 6/29/2014 - Updated: 1 month ago

Business notebook: 6/29

ACHIEVEMENTS

■ Martin E. Mohler will begin his term as president of the Ohio State Bar Association on Tuesday. He is a partner in the Toledo firm of Shindler, Neff, Holmes, Worline and Mohler LLP. He is a 1973 graduate of the University of Toledo College of Law.

■ Joseph Tafelski will be installed Monday as the 2014-15 president of the Rotary Club of Toledo. Mr. Tafelski, an attorney, has been executive director of Advocates for Basic Legal Equality Inc., or ABLE, a nonprofit law firm providing free legal services to low-income people since 1980.

■ Geoffrey G. Meyers has been appointed to the board of directors of Health Care REIT. From 1998 until his retirement in 2006, Mr. Meyers was chief financial officer for HCR Manor Care Inc., where he was also executive vice president and treasurer. Before that, he was chief financial officer of the health-care division of Owens-Illinois Inc.

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

CALENDAR

■ A Smart Social Security workshop will be held at 6:30 on July 15 and July 17 at the Better Business Bureau, 7668 Kings Point Rd., Toledo. The educational workshops are free, and nothing will be sold. To RSVP, call David Macino at 419-842-0550.

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

CONVENTIONS

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

■ Friday-July 7: Sylvania Mavericks — 4th of July Invitational Baseball Tournament, various properties, 4,000, regional.

■ Friday-Sunday: Pet Raffa Memorial Soccer Tournament, various properties, 1,000, state.

■ Saturday-July 11: Starquest Dance — World Finals, Grand Plaza/​Radisson at UTMC, 1,000, national.

PATENTS

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

#8,691,947: Materials related to sodium/​potassium adenosine triphosphatase and Src, assigned to the University of Toledo. Zi-Jian Xie, Saline, Mich., and Qiqi Ye and Zhichuan Li, Toledo.

#8,696,844: Method of adhesive bonding and vehicle glazing created thereby, assigned to Pilkington Group Limited St. Helens, Great Britain; Julia B. MacLachlan, Toledo.

#8,702,173: Furniture member powered headrest rotation and release system, assigned to La-Z-Boy Inc., Monroe; Chad E. Adams, Perrysburg; Larry P. LaPointe, Temperance; Richard E. Marshall, Monroe; Eric B. Harwood, Toledo; Eugene O. Cole II, Maumee.

#8,702,176: Seat structure — chamfered mounting of compensating floor latches, assigned to Johnson Controls Technology Co., Holland, Mich. Andrea Blackburn, Livonia, Mich.; Frederick Wilkinson, Fowlerville, Mich.; Benjamin Tong and Steven White, Farmington Hills, Mich.; Yannis Poulos, Sylvania; Shivaprasad Ramchandra, Westland, Mich., and Frederic Winters, South Lyon, Mich.

#8,704,409: High-speed solid-state relay with controller, assigned to Chen Zhiwei and Jason Owens, Toledo.

#8,707,678: System for an engine having a particulate matter sensor, assigned to Ford Global Technologies LLC, Dearborn, Mich.; Garry Anthony Zawacki and Roberto Teran, Livonia, Mich.; Robert F. Novak and William Charles Ruona, Farmington Hills, Mich.; Dave Charles Weber, Toledo; Michiel J. Van Nieuwstadt, Ann Arbor, and Michael Hopka, Dearborn Heights, Mich.

#8,707,935: Exhaust-gas recirculation system with a NO.sub.x sensor, assigned to Ford Global Technologies LLC, Dearborn, Mich.; Dave Charles Weber, Toledo; Michiel J. Van Nieuwstadt, Ann Arbor; Daniel Joseph Styles, Canton, Mich., and Daniel Joseph Rinkevich, Commerce, Mich.

#8,708,165: Apparatus configured to store media cases and boxes; John M. Weiher, Toledo.



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