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Business notebook: 8/24


■ Andria Beehler-Evans, a senior accounting major at Ohio Northern University, was part of a four-person team that took top honors in the “Project Run With It” competition at the 2014 Beta Alpha Psi conference in Atlanta. Beta Alpha Psi is an honor organization for financial information students and professionals.

■ Three attorneys in the Toledo office of Roetzel have been named to the list of Best Lawyers in America for 2015. They are Patricia Brown Fugée, Denise M. Hasbrook, and Thomas S. Zaremba.

■ Nelson Shaffer, market president with Citizens National Bank in Toledo, has graduated from the 25-month graduate school of banking course at University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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.


■ “Ask a Patent/​Copyright/​Trademark Attorney” will be held on the first Tuesday of each month from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library in downtown Toledo. At the free event, which begins Sept. 2, attorneys will provide an overview of intellectual property, explain the differences of patents, trademarks, and copyright, and answer questions.

Notice of business meetings must be received by The Blade 10 days before the event. Email items to or 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: Ohio Community Theater Association, Holiday Inn French Quarter, 600, state.


The following U.S. Patents were granted to inventors in Lucas, Fulton, Wood, Lenawee, and Monroe counties in May, 2014, and June, 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.

#D703,296: Valve handle. Scott T. Conway, Sylvania.

#D703,538: Bottle, assigned to Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc., Perrysburg: Raul M. Paredes and Douglas Laib, Perrysburg, and Mindy Paige, Wauseon.

#D704,063, #D704,064, and #D704,560: Container necks, assigned to Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc., Perrysburg: Michael J. Lonsway, Toledo, and Bruce A. Becker and Vincent J. Bailey, Perrysburg.

#D705,078: 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.

#D705,644: Hook for chair, assigned to Michigan Tube Swagers & Fabricators Inc., Temperance: Joshua Paul Swy, Lambertville.

#D705,893 and #D705,894: Fluid applicators, assigned to Designetics Inc., Holland. Craig A. Williams and Bradley Alan Spraw, Maumee.

#8,739,696: Dough-preparing machine, assigned to InSitu Foods Inc., Toledo: Rick Anderson, Waterville; John Michael and Dan Roman, Toledo, and Tim Hancock, Malinta, Ohio.

#8,740,113: Pressure-swirl flow injector with reduced flow variability and return flow, assigned to Tenneco Automotive Operating Co. Inc. Lake Forest, Ill.: Matthew L. Roessle and Thomas P. Mallin, Temperance; Rick La Simpson, LaSalle, Mich.; Stephen Thomas, Laingsburg, Mich.; Keith Olivier, Jackson, Mich., and John Lowry, Brooklyn, Mich.

#8,740,609: CSD cooling and pressurization to keep CO2 in solution during forming, assigned to Amcor LTD, Hawthorn, Australia.: David Andison, Oakville, Calif.; Kirk Edward Maki, Tecumseh, Mich.; G. David Lisch, Jackson, Mich., and Reinhard C. J. Luchies, Ann Arbor.

#8,741,140: Surface-modified filtration media, assigned to Parker-Hannifin Corp., Cleveland.: Bruce E. Shane, Delta, Ohio.

#8,741,687: Photovoltaic device with crystalline layer, assigned to First Solar Inc. Perrysburg.: Zhibo Zhao, Novi, Mich.; Dale Roberts, Temperance, and Yu Yang and Douglas Dauson, Perrysburg.

#8,742,220: Soybean variety XB31N12, assigned to Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc., Johnston, Iowa.: Debra K. Steiger, Wauseon, Ohio.

#8,742,221: Soybean variety XB31AX12, assigned to Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc., Johnston, Iowa. Debra K. Steiger, Wauseon, Ohio, and Leon G. Streit, Johnston, Iowa.

#8,742,610: Wind turbine system and method of operating a wind turbine system, assigned to Wind Energy Corporation Elizabethtown, Ky. Sean Patrick Brown, Holland.

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