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Business Notebook: 11-24


● Todd Warner of Toledo has been elected to a four-year term on the Gleaner Life Insurance Society’s board of directors. Mr. Warner is chief financial officer of Mercy Medical Partners. Gleaner, which has headquarters in Adrian, is a not-for-profit Christian organization that assists its members in achieving their financial goals through a range of life insurance and annuity solutions.

● Spengler Nathanson PLL has been listed as among the “Best Law Firms” in the nation by the U.S. News Media Group. The Toledo firm received the ranking for personal injury defense litigation, civil rights defense litigation, and construction litigation. The rankings are based on peer reviews and client evaluations.

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.


●The Toledo-Lucas County Public Library presents “Ask a Patent/​Copyright/​Trademark Attorney” on the first Tuesday of each month through June 3, 2014. Attorneys will provide an overview of intellectual property, explain the differences between patents, trademarks, and copyright, and answer questions. Cost: Free. Parking: Free in the library's underground garage, off Adams Street. Information: 419-259-5209.

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:

Friday-Sunday: Greater Toledo Aquatic Club Annual Turkey Swim Meet, Ramada Hotel & Conference Center, regional, 150.


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

#8,571,077 System and method for laser modulation; Baker, Christopher, Maumee; Jinasundera, Sudirukkuge Tharanga, Perrysburg; L, Weixin, Waterville; assigned to First Solar Inc.

#8,569,940 Spark plug having ground electrode tip attached to free end surface of ground electrode; Keller, Richard L., Whitehouse; Kowalski, Kevin J., Perrysburg; assigned to Federal-Mogul Ignition Co.

#8,569,585 Soybean variety XB32J11; Steiger, Debra K, Wauseon; Corbin, Thomas C., Monticello, Ill.; assigned to Pioneer Hi Bred International Inc., Johnston, Iowa.

#8,568,774 Homogeneous gas-evolving composition; Lynch, James R., Toledo; Birthise, Timothy D., Perrysburg; Fesko, Jeffrey J., Maumee; assigned to The Andersons Inc., Maumee.

#8,568,563 Methods of making a nonwoven fire barrier mat; Bennett, Glenda Beth, Toledo; assigned to Johns Manville, Denver.

#8,567,624 Lightweight, high-strength bottle; Coley, Jr., Ralph T., Cohasset, Mass.; Kleinrath, Robert, Lakeville-Middleboro, Mass.; Witham, Daniel L., Holland; Momany, Tracy, Sylvania; Ryan, David, Toledo; Sasak, Masaaki, Matsudo, Japan; Iizuka, Takao, Koto-ku, Japan; Lane, Michael T., Brooklyn, Mich.; assigned to Ocean Spray Cranberries Inc., Lakeville-Middleboro, Mass..

#8,563,818 Soybean variety XBP32006; Steiger, Debra K, Wauseon; assigned to Pioneer Hi Bred International Inc., Johnston, Iowa.

#8,563,815 Soybean variety XBP33003; Streit, Leon G., Johnston, Iowa; Steiger, Debra K, Wauseon; Thompson, Jeffrey A., Edwardsville, Ill.; assigned to Pioneer Hi Bred International Inc., Johnston, Iowa.

#8,563,599 Methods for synthesizing glycinols, glyceollins I and II, compositions of selected intermediates, and therapeutic uses thereof; Erhard, Paul W., Khupse, Rahul, and Sarver, Jefferey G., Toledo; Cleveland, Thomas E., Boue, Stephen M., Wiese, Thomas E., Burow, Matthew E., and McLachlan, John A., New Orleans; assigned to The United States of America, represented by the Secretary of Agriculture; Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans; University of Toledo.

#8,563,243 Methods for affecting homology-directed DNA double-stranded break repair; Pittman, Douglas L., Irmo, SC; Yard, Brian D., Toledo; assigned to University of South Carolina.

#8,563,238 Method for quantitative measurement of gene expression for identifying individuals at risk for bronchogenic carcinoma; Willey, James C., Toledo; Weaver, David A., Perrysburg; Crawford, Erin L., Rossford; assigned to University of Toledo.

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