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Business Notebook: 12-11


The Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce is hosting a health-care reform Working off the timeline … What do you need to do from 8 to 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday in the Bachman/Keil meeting room of the Wood County Hospital, 950 Wooster St., Bowling Green. Cost: free. Reservations: 419-353-7945 or

The Insurance Women of Toledo group will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at Claddagh's Pub, 5001 Monroe St. Cost: Free. Information:

Toledo Mayor Mike Bell is to discuss 2011 and his administration's accomplishments at the Toledo Area Small Business Association's luncheon series on Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at the Hilton Hotel, 3100 Glendale Ave. Cost: $25 for Toledo Chamber of Commerce members, $30 for nonmembers. Registration at or 419-243-8191.

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



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

#8,039,058 Methods of forming gypsum facers and gypsum boards incorporating gypsum facers; Dale A. Grove, Holland, Ohio, and David R. Hartman, Granville, Ohio.

#8,038,660 Reusable breast shield; Tina Bruce, Macon, Ga., and Charles Pawloski, Holland, Ohio; assignors to MMK Group LLC, Macon, Ga.

#8,037,738 Particulate matter sensor; Jeffrey Boehler, Holland, Ohio; Matthew B. Below, Findlay; Palani Thanigachalam, Bangalore Karnataka, Ind.; Ashutosh Kumar Pandey, Bangalore Karnataka, Ind.; Jim Cook, Freeport, Ill; Tim Erickson, Mukwonago, Wisc; Steven Magee, Lena, Ill.; and Mike Rhodes, Richfield, Minn.; assignors to Fram Group IP LLC, Danbury, Conn.

#8,035,303 Electrode configurations for gas discharge device; Oliver M. Strbik III, Holland, Ohio; Oliver M. Wedding, Toledo; and Carol Ann Wedding, Toledo, Ohio; assignors to Imaging Systems Technology, Toledo.

#8,030,830 Iridium alloy for spark plug electrodes; Eric P. Passman, Piscataway, N.J.; Jeffrey T. Boehler, Holland, Ohio; and Edgar A. Leone, Randolph, N.J.; assignors to FRAM Group IP LLC, Danbury, Conn.

#8,030,615 Method and apparatus for detecting organic materials and objects from multispectral reflected light; Robert K. Vincent, Bowling Green, and B. B. Maruthi Sridhar, Bowling Green; assignors to Bowling Green State University.

#8,029,592 Diesel particulate filter assembly; Eric J. Schramm, Port Clinton, and Philip P. Treier, Bloomdale, Ohio; Bradley R. Postage, Findlay; Donald W. Baldwin, Perrysburg; and Timothy L. Memmer, Bowling Green; assignors to Fram Group IP LLC, Danbury, Conn.

#8,028,475 Highly ventilated soffit with obscured ventilation openings; John L. Sigmund, Holland, Ohio, and Thomas C. Gilbert, Clarklake, Mich.; assignors to Certainteed Corp., Valley Forge, Pa.

#8,042,639 Motorcycle axle assembly; James Winston Platt, New Haven, Ind.; David Charles Johnson, Lapeer, Mich.; Chane E. Myers, Maumee; Harold Wayne Seeds, Irapuato, Mexico; Andrew P. Maguire, West Bloomfield, Mich.; and Manoj Venkatesh Bhandiwad, White Lake, Mich.; assignors to American Axle & Manufacturing Inc., Detroit.

#8,037,641 Gutter guard; Ronald L. Gerig, Pettisville, Ohio; assignor to Grater Gutter Guard LLC, Pettisville, Ohio.

#8,031,072 RFID reader enclosure and man-o-war RFID reader system; Travis A. Phillips, Madison, WI; Kenneth Andrew Tinnell, Loveland, Ohio; Adam Salvo, Oregon, Wisc.; and Robert Joseph Doeden, Sun Prairie, Wisc.I; assignors to Promega Corp., Madison, Wisc.

#8,028,930 Ultrasonic fuel injector; Thomas David Ehlert, Neenah, Wisc.; Patrick Sean McNichols, Hortonville, Wisc.; Timothy R. Zuehlke, Oregon, Ohio; Andrew Enis Meyer, Harpers Ferry, W.V.; and George Bromfield, Salt Lake City; assignors to Kimberly-Clark Worldwide Inc., Neenah, Wisc.

#8,028,346 Patient gown; Linda A. Hamilton, Walbridge; Rita K. Nye, Maumee; and Charlotte S. Steinman, Toledo; assignors to Patient Gowns By Design LLC, Walbridge.

#8,044,941 Method for providing human input to a computer; Timothy R. Pryor, Sylvania.

#8,044,565 Composite ceramic electrode and ignition device therewith; William J. Walker, Jr. Toledo, and James D. Lykowski, Temperance; assignors to Federal-Mogul Ignition Co., Southfield, Mich.

#8,042,309 Panelized veneer with backer-to-backer locators; David H. Wolf, Newark, Ohio; Harold C. Attebery, II, Granville, Ohio; Jeffrey E. Klotz, Newark, Ohio; James J. Dottavio, Granville, Ohio; David C. Hines, Swanton; Joy M. Stickel, Columbus; Joshua Broehl, Worthington, Ohio; and Jamison Float, Westerville, Ohio; assignors to Boral Stone Products LLC, Roswell, Ga.

#8,036,814 Calibration scheme for an exhaust gas sensor; Dave Charles Weber, Toledo; David John Kubinski, Canton, Mich.; Chuan He, Northville, Mich.; Michiel J. Van Nieuwstadt, Ann Arbor, Mich.; assignors to Ford Global Technologies LLC, Dearborn, Mich.

#8,030,552 Soybean variety RJS35005; Debra K. Steiger, Wauseon, and Thomas C. Corbin, St. Joseph, Ill.; assignors to Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc., Johnston, Iowa.

#8,030,120 Hybrid window layer for photovoltaic cells; Xunming Deng, Syvania; Xianbo Liao, Toledo; and Wenhui Du, Toledo; assignors to University of Toledo.

#8,030,030 Biomass pretreatment; Sasidhar Varanasi, Toledo; Constance Ann Schall, Sylvania; Anantharam Prasad Dadi, Toledo; Jared Anderson, Toledo; Kripa Rao, Toledo; Guneet Kumar, Ellicot City, Md.; Praveen Paripati, Reston, Va.; assignors to University of Toledo and Suganit Systems Inc. Reston, Va.

#8,028,849 Reusable container; Russell G. Hall, Sylvania; assignor to Packaging Engineering LLC, Toledo.

#8,028,848 Non-removable closure/finish system; Darin M. Pugne, Holland, and ; Scott Calmes, Toledo; assignors to Rexam Closure Systems Inc., Perrysburg.

#RE42,867 Bone fixation system with low profile fastener; John E. Hammill, Sr., Rossford, and Robert Doubler, Monroe; assignors to Spinal LLC, Toledo.

#D647,406 Bottle; Ralph T. Coley, Jr. Cohasset, Mass.; Robert Kleinrath, Lakeville-Middleboro, Mass.; Daniel L. Witham, Holland; Tracy Momany, Sylvania; David Ryan, Toledo; Masaaki Sasaki, Matsudo, Japan; Takao Iizuka, Koto-ku, Japan; and Michael T. Lane, Brooklyn, Mich.; assignors to Ocean Spray Cranberries Inc., Lakeville-Middleboro, Mass.

#D646,097 Chair back; Kay L. Langbord, Marina Del Rey, Calif., and Terry J. McElmurry, Sylvania; assignors to Michigan Tube Swagers & Fabricators Inc., Temperance.

#D646,096 Chair back; Kay L. Langbord, Marina Del Rey, Calif., and Terry J. McElmurry, Sylvania; assignors to Michigan Tube Swagers & Fabricators Inc., Temperance.

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