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Published: Sunday, 4/21/2013

Business Notebook: 4-21

ACHIEVEMENTS

■ Robert Pyle of Maumee-based Dana Holding Corp. has been named among the “Top Ten Automotive Managerial Talents” by Gasgoo International, China’s leading online site for the auto industry. Mr. Pyle is president of Dana’s Asia Pacific division.

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

■ The Northwest Ohio RV Dealers’ spring show is scheduled for April 26-28 at Bass Pro, 10000 Bass Pro Blvd., Rossford. Show hours are 10 a.m.-7 p.m. on April 26 and 27, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on April 28. Admission is free.

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:

■ Tuesday-April 30: Air National Guard, Quality Inn Airport, 30, regional.

■ Friday-Sunday: The Forty Frame Game Bowling Tournament, Ramada Inn Westgate, 150, regional.

■ Friday-Sunday: Shammy Burt Annual Handicap Bowling Tournament, Holiday Inn Express Oregon, 400, regional.

■ Friday-Sunday: Ohio State USBC Women's Bowling Tournament, Holiday Inn French Quarter, 400, state.


AREA PATENTS

The following U.S, patents were granted to Lucas, Fulton, and Wood County, Ohio, inventors in February, 2013, 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.

#8,370,964 Protective garment and associated accessories; Terry J. Kaper, Delta, Ohio; no assignment.

#8,368,303 Gas-discharge device with electrical conductive bonding material; Daniel K. Wedding, Toledo; Oliver M. Stribik, III, Holland, and Carol Ann Wedding, Toledo; assignors to Imaging Systems Technology Inc.

#8,367,420 Method and system for detecting sulfur in soil from reflected light; B.B. Maruthi Sridhar, Bowling Green and Robert K. Vincent, Bowling Green; assignors to Bowling Green State University.

#8,367,369 Method and apparatus for detecting phycocyanin-pigmented algae and bacteria from reflected light; Robert Vincent, Bowling Green; assignor to Bowling Green State University.

#8,366,798 Filter and method of making; Philip P. Treier, Bloomdale, Ohio; Christopher R. Reamsnyder, Perrysburg, and Michael S. Lynch, Fostoria, Ohio; assignors to Fram Group IP LLC, Lake Forest, Ill.

#8,365,979 Tamper evident label; Michael J. Messmer, Toledo and Michael W. Manahan, Bowling Green; assignors to Novavision Inc., Bowling Green.

#8,382,901 System and method for depositing a material on a substrate; Ricky Charles Powell, Ann Arbor; Andrew Kelly Gray, Perrysburg, and Todd Alden Coleman, Wayne, Ohio; assignors to First Solar Inc., Perrysburg.

#8,382,015 Hand-held coating dispenser device; Kevin L. Alexander, Brownsburg, Ind.; Gene P. Altenburger, Maumee, and Michael C. Rodgers, Montpelier, Ohio; assignors to Graco Inc. Minneapolis.

#8,376,683 Low center of gravity carrier; David Jaeger, Oregon and Ronald B. Nespor, Greenville, Pa.; assignors to Miller Industrial Towing Equipment Inc, Ooltewah, Tenn.

#8,371,854 Method for in-situ simultaneous shaping of adjacent matrix bands and tools; Adnan Ahmed, Perrysburg; no assignment.

#8,371,798 Low center of gravity carrier ; David Jaeger, Oregon and Ronald B. Nespor, Greenville, Pa.; assignors to Miller Industries Towing Equipment Inc., Ooltewah, Tenn.

#8,366,798 Filter and method of making; Philip P. Treier, Bloomdale, Ohio; Christopher R. Reamsnyder, Perrysburg, and Michael S. Lynch, Fostoria, Ohio; assignors to Fram Group IP LLC, Lake Forest, Ill.

#8,366,188 Release system for furniture member leg rest assemblies; Chad E. Adams, Perrysburg; Larry P. LaPointe, Temperance; Eric B. Harwood, Toledo; Richard E. Marshall, Monroe, and Michael R. Mero, Jr., Monroe; assignors to La-Z-Boy Inc., Monroe.

The following U.S. patents were granted to Monroe and Lenawee counties, Michigan, inventors in January, 2013:

#D674,284 Container; Ivan Harris, Ypsilanti, Mich.; Bradley S. Philip, Tecumseh, Mich., and Bradley Caszatt, Manchester, Mich.; assignors to Amcor Ltd., Hawthorn, Australia.

#D674,246 Thermally insulated food container; Emmon Scott, Bloomfield Township, Mich.; Julie A. Becker, Tecumseh, Mich.; Sharon A. Hoffman, St. Clair Shores, Mich., and Michael R. Hofstetter, Bloomfield Hills, Mich.; assignors to Shen Manufacturing Co. Inc., West Conshohocken, Pa.



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