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Published: Sunday, 5/6/2012

Business Notebook: 5-06

ACHIEVEMENTS

Allshred Services has hired Jarret Silagyi as director of corporate development. He has spent 17 years in the secure shredding industry.

Brandywine Country Club has named Constantino Morelli catering director. He was formerly general manager of Cousino's Restaurant Group. Brandywine also named Dawn Ulrey membership director. She will oversee membership marketing and tournament sales.

Fountain View of Monroe in Monroe, a skilled nursing community managed by Ciena Healthcare, will receive the "Facility Leadership Award" at the American College of Health Care Administrators national meeting this week.

Dr. Anita Leininger recently received a three-year appointment as Cancer Liaison Physician for the cancer program at the University of Toledo Medical Center, formerly the Medical College of Ohio. Cancer Liaison physicians are responsible for evaluating, interpreting, and reporting their facility's performance data and facilitating quality improvement initiatives based on the data.

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

CALENDAR

BGSU Levis Commons will begin a monthly professional development series this month. The topic for May 23 is "Finance for nonfinancial people: Managing your business with numbers." The workshops will run from 9 a.m.-noon, with networking starting at 8:30 a.m. Information: cee.bgsu.edu/levisseries or 419-372-2672.

The Real Estate Investors Association meets at 6:15 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month at the Knights of Columbus, 4256 Secor Rd., Toledo.

Notice of business meetings must be received by The Blade 10 days before the event. Send items by email 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:

May 8-10: Heritage Ohio Preservation Conference, Grand Plaza Hotel, 200.

May 11-13: Forty Frame Game regional bowling tournament, Ramada Inn Westgate, 150.

May 11-13: Shammy Burt regional handicap bowling tournament, Holiday Inn Express Oregon, 400.

May 11-13: USBC men's bowling state tournament, Holiday Inn French Quarter, 300.

TRANSITIONS

The jdi group, Inc., an architectural and engineering firm, is moving from Holland to 360 W. Dussel Dr. in Maumee.

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

PATENTS

The following U.S, patents were granted to Lucas, Fulton, and Wood County, Ohio, inventors in March, 2012, and published in the Official Gazette of the Patent and Trademark Office. For more information, call the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library's business technology department at (419) 259-5209.

#8,132,684 Child-resistant closure, package and method of making; Maurice R. Gnepper, Fremont; John M. Shingle, Perrysburg; assignors to Rexam Prescription Products Inc., Perrysburg.

#8,145,538 Quote-to-order validation system for housing components; Francis G. Willett, Adrian, Mich.; Heather S. Price, Morenci, Mich.; Steven L. Hester, Toledo; assignors to Masco Corporation, Taylor, Mich.

#8,143,828 System for detecting nanoparticles using modulated surface plasmon resonance; Rosa A. Lukaszew, Williamsburg, Va.; Xuefei Huang, Sylvania; assignors to the University of Toledo.

#8,141,683 Expandable platform; Steven P. Wurth, Sylvania; Terry Rodebaugh, Whitehouse; Jeffrey A. Wagenhauser, Lambertville, Mich.; assignors to Wurtec Elevator Products & Services, Toledo.

#8,140,204 Charge depleting energy management strategy for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles; Shunsuke Okubo, Belleville, Mich.; Ming Lang Kuang, Canton, Mich.; David Richens Brigham, Ann Arbor; Michael Alan Tamor, Toledo; assignors to Ford Global Technologies LLC, Dearborn, Mich

#8,138,673 Radiation shielding; Carol Ann Wedding, Toledo; assignor to Imaging Systems Technology, Toledo.

#8,138,041 In-situ silicon cap for metal gate electrode; Michael P. Chudzik, Danbury, Conn.; Troy Graves-Abe, Wappingers Falls, N.Y.; Rashmi Jha, Toledo; Renee T. Mo, Briarcliff Manor, N.Y.; Keith Kwong Hon Wong, Wappingers Falls, N.Y.; assignors to International Business Machines Corp., Armonk, N.Y.

#8,136,343 System for an engine having a particulate matter sensor; Garry Anthony Zawacki, Livonia, Mich.; Robert F. Novak, Farmington Hills, Mich.; Roberto Teran, Jr., Livonia, Mich.; Dave Charles Weber, Toledo; Michiel J. Van Nieuwstadt, Ann Arbor, Mich.; Michael Hopka, Dearborn Heights, Mich.; William Charles Ruona, Farmington Hills, Mich.; assignors to Ford Global Technologies LLC, Dearborn, Mich.

#8,133,491 Compositions and methods for treatment of hyperplastic disorders; Steven H. Selman, Toledo; Channing L. Hinman, Toledo; assignors to the University of Toledo.

#8,132,367 Container for growing plants; Richard A. Cottier, Toledo; assignor to Waldo & Associates Inc., Perrysburg.




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