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Published: Sunday, 4/17/2011

Business Notebook: 04-17

BLADE STAFF

ACHIVEMENTS

Three regional companies, Jones-Hamilton Co. of Walbridge; Perry Corp. of Lima, and Mosser Group of Fremont, were among 41 firms honored by the Employee Stock Ownership Plan Association. Each received the Silver Award recognizing them for sustaining their employee-ownership model for 25 years or more.

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

BUSINESS CALENDAR

Keith Fournier of Meyer Hill Lynch Corp. will discuss the top five technological mistakes during a speech to the Construction Financial Management Association Northwest Ohio Chapter at 7:45 a.m. Thursday in Brandywine Country Club. Registration by tomorrow, 419-724-2923.

The Northwest Ohio Brand Council will present the results of its local branding initiative at an 11:30 a.m. meeting Thursday for the Toledo Area Small Business Association. The event is in the Hilton Hotel, Glendale Ave. Cost: $25 for Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce members, $30 for non-members. Registration via www.toledochamber.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.

CONVENTIONS

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

■Tomorrow-Wednesday -- General Merchandise Service, Park Inn Toledo/SeaGate Convention Centre, 800, regional.

■Thursday-Sunday -- National Amateur Baseball Federation 9 & Under and 10 and Under Classic, Fairfield Inn North, 1,200, regional.

■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.

PATENTS

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

#7,910,713 RNA complexes, methods of their production; Neocles Leontis, Bowling Green; assignor to Bowling Green State University.

#7,910,166 System and method for depositing a material on a substrate; Ricky Charles Powell, Ann Arbor, Mich.; Andrew Kelly Gray, Perrysburg; and Todd Alden Coleman, Wayne, Ohio; assignors to First Solar Inc., Perrysburg.

#7,909,036 Adjustable head holder for use with CT scanner; Michael Thomas Kusner, Jr., Perrysburg; James A. Bertolina, Portage, Mich.; William C. Van Kampen, Saline, Mich.; Joseph Webster Stayman, Ann Arbor, Mich.; and Jonathan Alspaugh, Ann Arbor, Mich.; assignors to Xoran Technologies Inc., Ann Arbor, Mich.

#7,900,789 Nonremovable finish and closure system; Richard R. Johnston, Toledo; Joseph P. Labadie, Perrysburg; Lance J. Novotny, Gibsonburg; Chris Danks, Waukesha, Wis.; and John Wisniewski, Wanwatosa, Wis.; assignors to Graham Packaging Co. LP, York, Pa.

#7,897,097 Vacuum-infused fiberglass-reinforced fenestration framing member and method of manufacture; Philip T. Sironko, Perrysburg; assignor to Milgard Manufacturing Inc., Tacoma, Wash.

#7,912,655 Meter having multilevel user interface; Barry D. Power, Elkhart, Ind., and Jeffrey A Culver, Sylvania; assignors to Bayer HealthCare LLC, Tarrytown, N.Y.

#7,911,733 Tamper evident tape with integrated EMI shielding; John S. Deeken, Toledo; assignor to Seagate Technology LLC, Scotts Valley, Calif.

#7,911,414 Method for addressing a plasma display panel; Carol Ann Wedding, Toledo, and Jeffrey W. Guy, Toledo; assignors to Imaging Systems Technology, Toledo.

#7,910,166 System and method for depositing a material on a substrate; Ricky Charles Powell, Ann Arbor, Mich; Andrew Kelly Gray, Perrysburg; and Todd Alden Coleman, Wayne, Ohio; assignors to First Solar Inc., Perrysburg.

#7,902,516 Plasma panel-based radiation detector; Peter S. Friedman, Toledo; assignor to Integrated Sensors, LLP, Toledo.

#7,900,789 Nonremovable finish and closure system; Richard R. Johnston, Toledo; Joseph P. Labadie, Perrysburg; Lance J. Novotny, Gibsonburg; Chris Danks, Waukesha, Wis.; and John Wisniewski, Wanwatosa, Wis.; assignors to Graham Packaging Co. LP, York, Pa.

#7,918,409 Multiple charging electrode; John F. Schaupp, Sylvania, and Austin A. Saylor, Sylvania; assignors to Illinois Tool Works Inc., Glenview, Ill.

#7,918,369 Two-component spray gun with solvent flush/blend; Michael J. Kosmyna, Toledo, and Ralph Wisniewski, Toledo; assignors to Illinois Tool Works Inc., Glenview, Ill.

#D634,708 Charging docking station for photo thermal therapy device; David M. Cowan, Brooklyn, N.Y.; Ronald S. Shapiro, Toledo; David B. Sutton, Monroe; and Pepin S. Gelardi, Brooklyn, N.Y.; assignors to Physician's Technology LLC, Monroe.

#D635,191 Card holder; Craig Cheetwood, Maumee.

#D633,347 Popcorn sieve; Deborah A. Boris, Rossford.

#D633,778 Modular stage leg bracing connector; Steven J. Wyse, Archbold.



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