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Business Notebook: 8-12


Enos Farnsworth of Perrysburg has been named president-North America of Alabama-based High Performance Subfloors Inc.

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


Kevin J. Sauder, president and CEO of Sauder Woodworking Co., will discuss "The Sauder Story" at the Advertising Club of Toledo's luncheon at 11:45 Wednesday at The Pinnacle, 1772 Indian Wood Circle, Maumee. Cost: Members $20, nonmembers $25, students $15. Reservations: 419-866-4199 or by Monday at 10 a.m.

"Transitional Work Programs" will be the topic of the Safety Council of Northwest Ohio's monthly Breakfast with the Experts at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday at Central Park West Banquet Facility. Cost: $25 members, $35 nonmembers. Register at .

Rob Krain of the Black Swamp Conservancy will discuss ways to slow down the loss of farmland at the Northwest Ohio Ag-Business breakfast forum, Thursday from 7:30-9 at the Center for Innovative Food Technology's Agricultural Incubator Foundation, 13737 Middleton Pike, Bowling Green. Cost: $10, includes breakfast. Reservations:

The Safety Council of Northwest Ohio will sponsor the annual leadership camp for school safety patrol/crossing guards Sept. 5-7 at Storer Camp in Jackson, Mich. Register at

Monroe County Community College's Industrial Technology Division is offering a day-long bus trip to the International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago on Sept. 14. Cost: $50. Information: Registration: 734-384-4112 or

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.


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

  • Tuesday-Saturday: Trinity Central West Church of the Living God annual convention, Ramada Inn & Conference Center, 240, regional.
  • Friday-Sunday: Order of the Eastern Stars Grand Family Reunion, Holiday Inn Express Perrysburg, 25, state.


The following U.S. patents were granted to Lucas, Fulton, and Wood County inventors in June, 2012, 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.

#8,192,195 Burner apparatus and methods for making inorganic fibers; Harley Allen Borders, Highlands Ranch, Colo.; Michael R. Nijakowski, Whitehouse; William J. Thome, Maumee; Raymond L. McKenzie, Swanton; assignors to Johns Manville, Denver.

#8,191,387 System and method for controlling temperature in a forehearth; Philip D. Perry, Perrysburg; Dale A. Gaerke, Perrysburg; C. Oscar Sung, Sylvania; assignors to Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc., Perrysburg.

#8,209,110 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; assignors to Ford Global Technologies, LLC, Dearborn, Mich.

#8,201,463 Lift truck clamp test system; Andrew Suhy, Toledo; Chad Truckor, Swanton; assignors to Total Fleet Solutions, Holland.

#8,198,812 Gas-filled detector shell with dipole antenna; Robert P. Wenzlaff, Toledo; Edwin F. Peters, Toledo; Carol Ann Wedding, Toledo; assignors to Imaging Systems Technology, Toledo.

#8,198,811 Plasma-Disc PDP; Daniel K. Wedding, Toledo; Carol Ann Wedding, Toledo; Oliver M. Strbik III, Holland; assignors to Imaging Systems Technology, Toledo.

#8,198,529 Transparent conductive materials including cadmium stannate; Dale Roberts, Temperance; John German, Prairie du Sac, Wis.; Keith J. Burrows, Mineral Point, Wis.; Benyamin Buller, Sylvania; Boil Pashmakov, Troy, Mich.; assignors to First Solar Inc., Perrysburg.

#8,198,519 Soybean variety XB29AF10; Debra K. Steiger, Wauseon; assignor to Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc., Johnston, Iowa.

#8,197,516 Lateral fixation assembly for spinal column; Ashok Biyani, Sylvania; assignor to the University of Toledo.

#8,195,267 Microelectrode with laterally extending platform for reduction of tissue encapsulation; John P. Seymour, Toledo; Daryl R. Kipke, Dexter, Mich.; no assignment.

#8,194,924 Camera-based sensing in handheld, mobile, gaming, or other devices; Timothy R. Pryor, Sylvania; no assignment.

#8,192,812 Overmolded containers and methods of manufacture and use thereof; Yu Shi, Branchburg, New Jersey; Daniel J. Durham, Toledo; Robert L. Readdy, Hopatocong, New Jersey; assignors to the Coca-Cola Company, Atlanta; Colgate-Palmolive Company, New York.

#8,191,833 Aircraft and missile afterbody flow control device and method of controlling flow; Jack DiCocco, Granger Township, Ohio; Troy Prince, Cleveland; Mehul Patel, Streetsboro, Ohio; Tsun Ming Terry Ng, Sylvania; assignors to Orbital Research Inc., Cleveland.

#D662,419 Container; Craig L. Potts, Maumee; assignor to Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc., Perrysburg.

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