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Business Notebook: 9/30


Mark A. Staples has been named vice president and chief information officer of Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston. Mr. Staples has degrees from the University of Toledo and the University of FIndlay. He most recently worked at Northeastern University.

Toledo native Robert H. McMahon, a retired major general in the U.S. Air Force, has been named to the board of directors of NORDAM, a Tulsa-based aerospace firm. 

Rober Veitch has been awarded the Timothy I. Murphy Excellence in Government Award, designed to recognize people who have shown a high degree of integrity, innovation, and exceptional governmental leadership. The award is presented by the Ohio Government Finance Officers Association, in association with the Ohio Office of Budget and Management. Mr. Veitch is the business manager and deputy fiscal officer for the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library.

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 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.

#8,225,968 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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