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Published: Sunday, 3/20/2011

Business Notebook: 3-20


The Toledo Area Chamber of Commerce is to be host to Aero 1010, a symposium for local manufacturers seeking new markets in the aerospace industry. It is to begin at 9 a.m. Tuesday on the 8th floor of the Toledo Edison Building, downtown. Cost: Free. Registration via toledochamber.com.

The Greater Toledo Area Chapter of the American Society for Training and Development is to be host for a roundtable discussion on the New Toledo Workforce: Preparing for Toledo's Future at 4 p.m. Wednesday in Brandywine Country Club. Speakers are to be Scott Armey of Pro-Pak Industries Michael Bankey of Owens Community College, and Pete Gerken, of the Lucas County Board of Commissioners. Cost: $15 for members, $25 for nonmembers, and $10 for students and retirees. Reservations by today via ToledoASTD@gmail.com.

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



An Aldi discount food store has opened at 3728 Navarre Ave., Oregon, replacing a store at 2676 Woodville Rd., Northwood.

Business Transitions, which include business moves and openings, should be sent by e-mail to business@theblade.com or by fax to 419-724-6147. Write "Business Transitions" in the message field.



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

■ Friday-Sunday -- Forty Frame Game Bowling Tournament, Ramada Inn Westgate, 150, regional.

■ Friday-Sunday -- Shammy Burt Annual Handicap Bowling Tournament, Holiday Inn Express Oregon, 400, regional.

■ Friday-Sunday -- Faith Lutheran Church Couples Retreat, Maumee Bay State Park Lodge, Oregon, 80, regional.

■ Friday-Sunday -- Ohio State Full Gospel Fellowship, Courtyard by Marriott, Holland, Hampton Inn, Maumee, 500, regional.

■ Saturday-Sunday -- Fraternal Order of Eagles Ladies Auxiliary Bowling Tournament, Hampton Inn Rossford, 175, state.



The following U.S. patents were granted to Lucas, Fulton, and Wood County, Ohio, inventors in February, 2011, 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.

#7,880,097 Fire-resistant and/or water-resistant enclosure for operable computer digital data storage device; Robby Jay Moore, Auburn, Calif.; Steven D. Goldsberry, Auburn, Calif.; and John Arthur Hendricks, Holland; assignors to ioSafe Inc., Auburn, Calif.

#7,891,697 Trailer having a folding and load-bearing platform; John G. Fahrbach, Northwood.

#7,884,068 Albumin-based colloid composition having at least one protected thiol region, methods of making, and methods of use; Ragheb A. Assaly, Sylvania; J. David Dignam, Perrysburg; and Joseph I. Shapiro, Toledo.

#7,883,097 Heavy truck sway bar assembly; Brent Johnston, Milan, Ohio, and Ronald McLaughlin, Maumee; assignors to Pullman Co., Milan, Ohio.

#7,893,268 Epithiolone analogues; Viranga Tillekeratne, Toledo; Richard D. Hudson, Toledo; and Mamoun Alhamadsheh, Toledo; assignors to University of Toledo.

#7,892,064 Portable multifunction interactive play/activity backpack house; George Carruth, Whitehouse.

#7,889,089 Auxiliary generator self-test verification device; Daniel L. Bollin, Sylvania.

#7,887,921 Anti-reflective, thermally insulated glazing articles; Srikanth Varanasi, Toledo, and David A. Strickler, Toledo; assignors to Pilkington North America Inc., Toledo.

#7,880,430 Power system and method; Allan Roy Gale, Livonia, Mich.; Michael W. Degner, Novi, Mich.; Michael Alan Tamor, Toledo; and Larry Dean Elie, Ypsilanti, Mich.; assignors to Ford Global Technologies LLC, Dearborn, Mich.

#7,880,125 Aircraft, missile, projectile, or underwater vehicle with reconfigurable control surfaces; Mehul Patel, Chandler, Ariz.; T. Terry Ng, Sylvania; Alan B. Cain, St. Louis; Zak Sowle, Cleveland; and Jack DiCocco, Medina, Ohio; assignors to Orbital Research Inc., Cleveland.

#7,879,644 Hybrid window layer for photovoltaic cells; Xunming Deng, Sylvania; Xianbo Liao, Toledo; and Wenhui Du, Toledo; assignors to University of Toledo.

#D632,209 Planter; Daniel E. Sheaffer, Findlay; Daniel McNinch, Fostoria; William P. Camp, Jr., Vanlue, Ohio; and Terry M. Birchler, New Albany, Ohio; assignors to Garden-Aire LLC, Findlay.

#D632,958 Closure shell; Timothy James Fuchs, Perrysburg; assignor to Rexam Closure Systems Inc., Perrysburg.

#D631,799 Carrier housing; Andrew P. Maguire, West Bloomfield, Mich.; Chane E. Myers, Maumee; Harold W. Seeds, Waterford, Mich.; and Manoj V. Bhandiwad, White Lake, Mich.; assignors to American Axle & Manufacturing Inc., Detroit.

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