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Business Notebook: 9/23


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

Monday-Wednesday: 5 Lakes Global International Economic Forum, Park Inn by Radisson, 400, international.

Thursday-Saturday: Ladies Oriental Shrine - Great Lakes Unit Meet, Hilton Garden Inn, 500, regional.

Thursday-Saturday: UT College of Health - National Conference on Human Trafficking, Ramada, 100, national.

Friday-Sunday: ECHL Officials Training Camp, Park Inn by Radisson, 30, regional.



LIVV Interior Designs has opened a new studio at 7640 Bancroft Street in Toledo. Through its parent company Decorating Den Interiors, LIVV Interior Designs has been in the interior design and home furnishings business for more than 40 years.

Triangular Processing, a nonprofit agency providing employment opportunities to Fulton County residents with disabilities, is moving to a new location. The business, which specializes in recycling, packaging, assembly, and document destruction, will move to 550 W. Linfoot St., Wauseon.



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

#8,219,474 Method and system for distributing and activating a nonpersonalized purchase card; David B. Sutton, Monroe; Douglas B. Blasiman, Bowling Green; assignors to Privacash Inc. Monroe.

#8,215,063 Guard rail lock assembly; Einstein B. Francis, Archbold, Ohio; assignor to BilJax, inc. Archbold, Ohio

#8,215,007 Method of assembling a heated insulating glass panel with a fitting; Peter F. Gerhardinger, Maumee; Dillon R. Ashton, Luckey, Ohio; assignors to Engineered Glass Products, LLC, Chicago.

#8,227,373 Exhaust gas purification catalysts and methods of making the same; Abdul-Majeed Azad, Perrysburg; Desikan Sundararajan, Toledo; assignors to The University of Toledo.

#8,225,496 Automated integrated solar cell production line composed of a plurality of automated modules and tools including an autoclave for curing solar devices that have been laminated; Robert Z. Bachrach, Burlingame, Calif; Yong-Kee Chae, Pleasanton, Calif.; Soo Young Choi, Fremont, Calif; Nicholas G. J. De Vries, Alameda, Calif; Yacov Elgar, Sunnyvale, Calif; Eric A. Englhardt, Palo Alto, Calif.; Michel R. Frei, Palo Alto, Calif.; Charles Gay, Westlake Village, Calif.; Parris Hawkins, Los Altos, Calif.; Gene Ho, Sunnyvale, Calif.; James Craig Hunter, Los Gatos, Calif.; Penchala N. Kankanala, Santa Clara, Calif.; Liwei Li, Sunnyvale, Calif.; Hendrick Wing Hoo Lo, San Francisco, CA; Danny Cam Toan Lu, San Francisco, CA; Fang Mei, Foster City, CA; Stephen P. Murphy, Perrysburg, Ohio; Srujal (Steve) Calif.A; Jeffrey S. Sullivan, Castro Valley, Calif.; David Tanner, San Jose, Calif.; Teresa Trowbridge, Los Altos, Calif.; Bric Walker, Bautista, Calif.; John M. White, Hayward, Calif.; Tae K. Won, San Jose, Calif.; assignors to Applied Materials, Inc. Santa Clara, Calif.

#8,216,461 Method of adding fuel additive to diesel fuel; Scott J. Tabb, Huntersville, N.C.; Ronald P. Rohrbach, Flemington, N.J.; Gary B. Zulauf, Findlay; Peter D. Unger, Convent Station, N.J.; Weston H. Gerwin, Perrysburg; Daniel E. Bause, Flanders, N.J.; Gerard W. Bilski, Perrysburg; assignors to Farm Group IP LLC, New Zealand.

#8,215,543 Methods for filling prescriptions to fulfill a customer order; Bradley Carson, Maumee; Michael J. Szesko, Freehold, N.J.; assignors to Omnicare Inc. Covington, Ky.

#8,215,540 Automated label verify systems and methods for dispensing pharmaceuticals; Michael J. Szesko, Freehold, N.J.; Bradley Carson, Maumee; Derek C. Campbell, Cambridge, Calif.; Richard A. Lees, Cambridge, Calif.; assignors Omnicare, Inc. Covington, Ky.

#8,210,612 Tension fabric lumbar support system; Chad E. Adams, Perrysburg; Larry P. LaPointe, Temperance; Mark D. McClung, Grandview, Tenn.; assignors to La-Z-Boy Incorporated, Monroe.

#8,232,725 Plasma-tube gas discharge device; Carol Ann Wedding, Toledo; assignor to Imaging Systems Technology, Toledo.

#8,230,628 Apparatus and method for attaching signs to concrete road barriers; Michael J. Recker, Lithia, Fla.; Raymond R. Sullivan, Cincinnati; Bernard J. Roman, Toledo; assignors to Meadow Burke, LLC, Tampa, Fla.

#8,227,669 Soybean variety XBP30003; Leon G. Streit, Johnston, Iowa; Debra K. Steiger, Wauseon; assignors to Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. Johnston, Iowa.

#8,226,716 Method and apparatus for fixing a graft in a bone tunnel; A method and apparatus for fixing a ligament in a bone tunnel by cross-pinning the ligament in the bone tunnel; Daniel J. Mckernan, Sylvania; Gregory R. Whittaker, Stoneham, Mass.; assignors to DePuy Mitek, Inc. Raynham, Mass.

#8,225,968 Seal system for gear pumps; John F. Schaupp, Sylvania; Martin J. Selmek, Temperance; assignors to Illinois Tool Works Inc. Glenview, Ill.

#8,222,494 Soybean variety XB30J10; Debra K. Steiger, Wauseon; Paul A. Stephens, Princeton, Ill.; assignors to Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. Johnston, Iowa.

#8,220,377 Ammunition feed system for firearm; Thomas E. Quetschke, Toledo; Andrea J. Lasichak, Gregory, Mich.; assignors to Meninas Inc. Gregory, Mich.

#8,217,234 Soybean variety XB30V10; Debra K Steiger, Wauseon; Catlynn G.Salois, Swanton; Steven R. Schnebly, Scranton, Iowa; assignors to Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. Johnston, Iowa.

#8,216,349 Evaporative emissions filter; Gary B. Zulauf, Findlay; Daniel E. Bause, Flanders, N.Y.; Robert L. Smith, Rudolph, Ohio; Ronald P. Rohrbach, Flemington, N.J.; Richard J. Berkey, Toledo; Bryon W. Stremler, Mississauga, Calif.; Peter D. Unger, Convenet Station, N.J.; assignors to Fram Group IP, LLC, NZ.

#8,212,226 Plastic container and method of manufacture having molded-in-security features; Brian John Chisholm, Sylvania; assignor to Rexam Healthcare Packaging Inc. Perrysburg.

#8,211,858 Modified plasminogen activator inhibitor type-1 molecule and methods based thereon; Jerzy Jankun, Sylvania; Ewa Skrzypczak-Jankun, Sylvania; Steven H. Selman, Toledo; assignors to The University of Toledo, Toledo.

#8,211,193 Ultrapure colloidal silica for use in chemical mechanical polishing applications; Deepak Mahulikar, Madison, Conn.; Yuhu Wang, Santa Rosa, Calif.; Ken A. Delbridge, Chandler, Ariz.; Gert R. M. Moyaerts, Phoenix; Saeed H. Mohseni, Sylvania; Nichole R. Koontz, Mesa, Ariz.; Bin Hu, Chandler, Ariz.; Liqing Wen, Mesa, Ariz.; assignors to Fujifilm Planar Solutions LLC Adrian, Mich.

#8,210,376 Child-resistant package having a plastic container with a blow-molded neck finish, and a container and closure for such a package; Philip J. Robinson, Sylvania; assignor to Berry Plastics Corporation, Evansville, Ind.

#8,209,865 Method of manufacturing aircraft using temporary fasteners; James A. Kelley, Benbrook, Texas; Rick A. Luepke, Fort Worth, Texas; Lisa M. Vestal, Fort Worth, Texas; Elizabeth J. Kush, Fort Worth, Texas; Michael Loren Hestness, Fort Worth, Texas; Eric C. Patty, Wauseon; Jeff Langevin, Fort Worth, Texas; assignors to Lockheed Martin Corporation, Bethesda, Md.

D664,317 Top plate for a filter bag; Dale A. Krausnick, Perrysburg; Mark N. Rupp, Delaware, Ohio; assignors to NSS Enterprises Inc. Toledo.

D663,209 Bottle; David Maas, Wheaton, Ill.; Robert Kleckauskas, St. Charles, Ill.; John P. Coursey, Chicago; Bruce Ronner, Glencoe, Ill.; Rita Sifuentes, Melrose Park, Ill.; Valorie Boldrey Langille, Glen Ellyn, Ill.; Charles A. Brewer, St. Charles, Ill.; Jeffrey M. Fish, Perrysburg; assignors to Arrow Plastic Manufacturing Co. Elk Grove, Ill.

The following U.S. patents were granted to Monroe and Lenawee County Michigan inventors in July 2012.

#8,226,803 Heat treatable coated article with zinc oxide inclusive contact layer(s); George Neuman, Ann Arbor; Philip J. Lingle, Temperance; Ronald E. Laird, Dexter, Mich.; Thomas A. Seder, Northville, Mich.; Grzegorz Stachowiak, Ann Arbor; assignors to Guardian Industries Corp. Auburn Hills, Mich.

#8,225,968 Seal system for gear pumps; John F. Schaupp, Sylvania; Martin J. Selmek, Temperance; assignors to Illinois Tool Works Inc. Glenview, Ill.

#8,210,612 Tension fabric lumbar support system; Chad E. Adams, Perrysburg; Larry P. LaPointe, Temperance; Mark D. McClung, Grandview, Tenn.; assignors to La-Z-Boy Incorporated, Monroe.

#8,231,180 Fabricated vehicle wheel and method for producing same; Alan Coleman, Southgate, Mich.; Joseph Wolf, Canton, Mich.; Thomas E. Heck, Monroe; Todd Duffield, Westland, Mich.; John Holm, Superior Township, Michigan; Robert J. Wendt, White Lake, Mich.; Christopher A. Putz, Canton, Mich.; assignors to Hayes Lemmerz International Inc. Northville, Mich.

#8,226,521 Eight speed automatic transmission; Scott H. Wittkopp, Ypsilanti, Mich.; James M. Hart, Belleville, Mich.; Andrew W. Phillips, Saline, Mich.; Clinton E. Carey, Monroe; assignors to GM Global Technology Operations LLC, Detroit.

#8,219,474 Method and system for distributing and activating a nonpersonalized purchase card; David B. Sutton, Monroe; Douglas B. Blasiman, Bowling Green; assignors to Privacash Inc. Monroe.

#8,211,024 Medical ultrasound pressure gradient measurement; Helene C. Houle, Sunnyvale, Calif.; Liexiang Fan, Issaquah, Wash.; Matthew Holladay, Britton, Mich.; King Yuen Wong, Issaquah, Wash.; Wayne J. Gueck, Issaquah, Wash.; assignors to Siemens Medical Solutions USA Inc. Malvern, Penn.

#D664,009 Thermal insulating food container; Emmon Scott, Bloomfield Township, Michigan; Sharon Ann Hoffman, St. Clair Shores, Mich.; Julie Anne Becker, Tecumseh, Mich.; Michael Ray Hofstetter, Bloomfield Hills, Mich.; assignors to Shen Manufacturing Company Incorporated, West Conshohocken, Penn.

#D664,055 Street sign with letters having holes therein; Stephen Call, Petersburg, Mich.; no assignment.

#D663,974 Chair base; Philip Swy, Lambertville; assignor to Michigan Tube Swagers & Fabricators, Inc. Temperance.

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