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Published: Saturday, 11/13/2010

Business Notebook: 11-14

ACHIEVEMENTS

Tyson Stuckey has been promoted to principal from manager by Shultz Huber & Associates Inc., a Defiance accounting firm.

Insulspan, a maker of structural insulating panels in Blissfield, received first place for green building last month during the Building Systems Councils' Excellence in Marketing and Home Design Awards program in Florida.

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. of Findlay has received a Global Media Award for a new tire, Discoverer S/MAXX, from the Specialty Equipment Market Association.

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

CALENDAR

Getting started in business is the topic of a seminar to be held by the Women's Entrepreneurship Network at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Davis College's Heritage Hall, 4747 Monroe St., Toledo. Cost: members free, guests $25. Registration: www.wen-usa.com or 419-276-0664.

Jim Poure, founder and chief executive of GAC Chemical Corp., is to speak at the Toledo Area Small Business Association meeting at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Hilton Hotel, 3100 Glendale Ave. Cost: $25 members, $30 guests. Registration at www.toledochamber.com.

Notice of business meetings must be received by The Blade 10 days before the event. Send items by e-mail to business@theblade.com or by fax to 419-724-6147. Write “Business Calendar” in the message field.

CONVENTION

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

Thursday-Saturday — Mid-American Conference Women's Volleyball Championship, Park Inn Toledo, regional, 1,500.

AREA PATENTS

The following U.S. patents were granted to Monroe and Lenawee County, Michigan, inventors in September, 2010, 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.

#7,803,084 Eight-speed transmission; Andrew W. Phillips, Saline, Mich.; James M. Hart, Belleville, Mich.; Scott H. Wittkopp, Ypsilanti, Mich.; and Clinton E. Carey, Monroe; assignors to GM Global Technology Operations Inc., Detroit.

#7,798,936 Eight-speed transmission; Clinton E. Carey, Monroe; James M. Hart, Belleville, Mich.; Andrew W. Phillips, Saline, Mich.; Scott H. Wittkopp, Ypsilanti, Mich.; and Madhusudan Raghavan, West Bloomfield, Mich.; assignors to GM Global Technology Operations Inc., Detroit.

#7,789,791 Eight-speed automatic transmission; Andrew W. Phillips, Saline, Mich.; James M. Hart, Belleville, Mich.; Scott H. Wittkopp, Ypsilanti, Mich.; Clinton E. Carey, Monroe; and Madhusudan Raghavan, West Bloomfield, Mich.; assignors to GM Global Technology Operations Inc., Detroit.

#7,803,083 Multispeed transmission; Clinton E. Carey, Monroe; James M. Hart, Belleville, Mich.; Andrew W. Phillips, Saline, Mich.; and Scott H. Wittkopp, Ypsilanti, Mich.; assignors to GM Global Technology Operations Inc., Detroit.

#7,798,935 Multispeed transmission; Scott H. Wittkopp, Ypsilanti, Mich.; Andrew W. Phillips, Saline, Mich.; Clinton E. Carey, Monroe; and James M. Hart, Belleville, Mich.; assignors to GM Global Technology Operations Inc., Detroit.

#7,798,932 Multispeed transmission; Scott H. Wittkopp, Ypsilanti, Mich.; Andrew W. Phillips, Saline, Mich.; James M. Hart, Belleville, Mich.; and Clinton E. Carey, Monroe; assignors to GM Global Technology Operations Inc., Detroit.

#7,794,351 Multispeed transmission; Scott H. Wittkopp, Ypsilanti, Mich.; James M. Hart, Belleville, Mich.; Andrew W. Phillips, Saline, Mich.; and Clinton E. Carey, Monroe; assignors to GM Global Technology Operations Inc., Detroit.

#7,794,352 Multispeed transmission; James M. Hart, Belleville, Mich.; Andrew W. Phillips, Saline, Mich.; Clinton E. Carey, Monroe; and Scott H. Wittkopp, Ypsilanti, Mich.; assignors to GM Global Technology Operations Inc., Detroit.

#7,794,353 Multispeed transmission; Scott H. Wittkopp, Ypsilanti; James M. Hart, Belleville, Mich.; Andrew W. Phillips, Saline, Mich.; Clinton E. Carey, Monroe; assignors to GM Global Technology Operations Inc., Detroit.

#7,793,968 Integrated support structure for either a fifth-wheel hitch or a gooseneck trailer hitch; Sean Withers, Monroe; assignor to Ford Global Technologies LLC, Dearborn, Mich.

#7,793,894 Retaining system; Robert F. Olsen, Monroe, and James A. Papke, Temperance; assignor to Toledo Molding & Die Inc., Toledo.

#7,793,528 Key-operated mechanical lock; Stephen S. Maples, Adrian.

#7,794,003 Modular storage system; Bryan Patrick Crandall, Tecumseh, Mich.; assignor to Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America Inc., Erlanger, Ky.

#7,793,894 Retaining system; Robert F. Olsen, Monroe, and James A. Papke, Temperance; assignors to Toledo Molding & Die Inc., Toledo.

#7,792,625 Traction control system and method for a vehicle; Davor Hrovat, Ann Arbor; Michael Fodor, Dearborn, Mich.; and Mitch McConnell, Temperance; assignors to Ford Global Technologies LLC, Dearborn, Mich.

#D624,422 Container body portion; Christopher T. Caldwell, Monroe; Richard A. Lovelace, Jr., Munroe Falls, Ohio; William C. Young, Ypsilanti, Mich.; and James J. Miller, Barberton, Ohio; assignors to Plastipak Packaging Inc., Plymouth, Mich.



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