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Published: Sunday, 4/24/2011

Business Notebook: 04-24

BLADE STAFF

ACHIEVEMENTS

Kevin Gebhart has been named the general manager of Genoa Chevrolet and Ron Schinharl has been named the dealership's parts manager.

Tyson Fankhauser has been named manager of Roemer Insurance's investment and wealth planning division.

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.

CALENDAR

The University of Toledo's college of engineering has scheduled its annual Senior Design Exposition, featuring projects by graduating seniors from a number of engineering disciplines, as part of the Technical Society of Toledo's First Friday luncheon on April 29 in Nitschke Auditorium. Cost: $20. Reservations by Wednesday via Lisa Aller at tst@eng.utoledo.edu.

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 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.

■ Saturday-Sunday -- Junior Tournament Bowlers Association, Glass Bowl Open, Hilton Toledo, 500, regional.

AREA PATENTS

The following U.S. patents were granted to Monroe and Lenawee County, Michigan, inventors in March and were 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.

#7,916,643 Limiting extreme loads at session servers; Gary John DeVal, Raleigh; Curtis E. Hrischuk, Holly Springs, N.C.; Mark Johnson, Cincinnati; Craig Andrew Lanzen, Lambertville; James Winston Lawwill, Jr., Winchester, Ky.; Timothy Paul Pickett, Rochester, Minn.; and Brian Pulito, Lexington, Ky.; assignors to International Business Machines Corp., Armonk, N.Y.

#7,909,726 Multispeed transmission; Andrew W. Phillips, Saline, Mich.; Jeffrey Kenneth Baran, West Bloomfield, Mich.; Clinton E. Carey, Monroe; Scott H. Wittkopp, Ypsilanti, Mich.; and James M. Hart, Belleville, Mich.; assignors to GM Global Technology Operations LLC, Detroit.

#7,914,414 Multispeed transmission; Andrew W. Phillips, Rochester, Mich.; James M. Hart, Belleville, Mich.; Clinton E. Carey, Monroe; and Scott H. Wittkopp, Ypsilanti, Mich.; assignors to GM Global Technology Operations LLC, Detroit.

#7,905,810 Multispeed transmission; Gregory Hukill, Clinton, Mich.; Andrew W. Phillips, Saline, Mich.; Scott H. Wittkopp, Ypsilanti, Mich.; James M. Hart, Belleville, Mich.; Clinton E. Carey, Monroe; assignors to GM Global Technology Operations LLC, Detroit.

#7,896,774 Multispeed transmission; Andrew W. Phillips, Saline, Mich.; Scott H. Wittkopp, Ypsilanti, Mich.; James M. Hart, Belle-ville, Mich.; and Clinton E. Carey, Monroe; assignors to GM Global Technology Operations LLC, Detroit.

#7,896,773 Multispeed transmission; Clinton E. Carey, Monroe; Andrew W. Phillips, Saline, Mich.; Scott H. Wittkopp, Ypsilanti, Mich.; James M. Hart, Belleville, Mich.; assignors to GM Global Technology Operations LLC, Detroit.

#7,896,772 Multispeed transmission with external drive gear sets; Scott H. Wittkopp, Ypsilanti, Mich.; Andrew W. Phillips, Saline, Mich.; Clinton E. Carey, Monroe; and James M. Hart, Belleville, Mich.; assignors to GM Global Technology Operations LLC, Detroit.

#7,913,727 Stump cutting tool for use with a stump cutting apparatus; Kevin J. Green, Blissfield.

#7,909,024 Hydrocarbon fuel vapor filter system; Natale Rea, Woodbridge, Calif.; David A. Eby, Dundee; David J. Gabbey, Pinckney, Mich.; Scott Rier, Pinckney, Mich.; and Danny Infusino, Kleinburg, Calif.; assignors to Martinrea International Inc., Vaughan, Ont..

#7,896,419 Side-mounted tailgate step; Adrian Nicholas Alexander Elliott, Dearborn, Mich.; Jason Falenski, Berkley, Mich.; and William Boberg, Monroe; assignors to Ford Global Technologies LLC, Dearborn, Mich., and Midway Products Group Inc., Monroe.

#7,914,072 Moon roof frame module for reinforcement of automotive roof; Lawrence A. Queener, Pinckney, Mich.; Hikmat F. Mahmood, Bloomfield Hills, Mich.; Ramakrishna P. Koganti, Canton, Mich.; Jason S. Balzer, Commerce, Mich.; and James W. Lowe, Temperance; assignors to Ford Global Technologies LLC, Dearborn, Mich.

#7,909,731 Vehicle shift module assembly; Wayne M. Avers, Northville, Mich.; Steven Waldie, Brighton, Mich.; Gregory A. Scout, Temperance; Daniel McCluskey, Harrison Township, Michigan; Jeffrey Adelmann, Livonia, Mich.; and Joe Carano, South Lyon, Mich.; assignors to Admiral Tool & Manufacturing of Michigan, Livonia, Mich.

#7,900,354 Method of making a refrigeration system having a heat exchanger; Dan M. Manole, Tecumseh, Mich., and Donald L. Coffey, Ann Arbor; assignors to Tecumseh Products Co., Ann Arbor.

#7,897,260 Coated article with low-E coating including tin oxide interlayer; Jose Nunez-Regueiro, Fairport, N.Y.; Anton Dietrich, Fontnas, Switzerland; Philip J. Lingle, Temperance; Scott V. Thomsen, Milford, Mich.; Hong Wang, Belleville, Mich.; Jean-Marc Lemmer, Luxembourg, Luxembourg; Nancy Bassett, Macedon, N.Y.; and Bryce Corsner, Seneca Falls, N.Y.; assignors to Guardian Industries Corp., Auburn Hills, Mich., and Centre Luxembourgeois de Recherches pour le Verre et la Ceramique SA, Luxembourg.

#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.

#D633,391 Container body portion; Christopher T. Caldwell, Monroe; Richard A. Lovelace, Jr., Munroe Falls, Ohio; William C. Young, Ypsilanti, Mich.; and James J. Miller, Barberton, Ohio; assignors to Plastipak Packaging Inc., Plymouth, Mich.



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