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Business Notebook: 11/18


■ Jacqueline Dedo, chief strategy officer of Maumee-based Dana Holding Corp., has been elected chair of the board of directors of the Original Equipment Suppliers Association for the 2012-2013 term. Ms. Dedo has been on the OESA board for more than six years, most recently as vice chairman. She joined Dana in 2008.

■ The University of Toledo Medical Center, formerly the Medical College of Ohio Hospital, was named one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics. The study used data from 2010, 2011, and 2012.

■ Owens Corning announced that it received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2013 Corporate Equality Index published by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, a civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. Owens Corning has achieved a 100-percent CEI rating every year since 2004. The 2013 CEI rated companies on 40 specific policies and practices.

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 New Hazard Communication Requirements” will be the topic of the Safety Council of Northwest Ohio’s monthly breakfast at 7:30 Wednesday at Central Park West Banquet Facility. Cost: Members $25, nonmembers $35. Registration:

■ The Safety Council of Northwest Ohio will join with other organizations to present a discussion on “Flu Prevention” at 7:45 a.m. on Nov. 27. Cost: Free. Register:

■ A business networking event will be held from 8-9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Westfield Franklin Park food court, 5001 Monroe St., sponsored by Spengler Nathanson PLL and the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce. Cost: Free. Register:

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:

■ Thursday-Saturday: U.S. Tennis/Midwest Tennis Association National Open Tournament, Hampton Inn South/Maumee, 150, national.

■ Friday-Sunday: Greater Toledo Aquatic Club Turkey Swim Meet, Ramada Hotel & Conference Center, 900, regional.

■ Friday-Sunday: Order of Alhambra Region V Conference, Maumee Bay Lodge, 120, regional.


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

#D666,496 Bottle; Ralph T. Coley, Jr. Cohasset, Mass.; Robert Kleinrath, Lakeville-Middleboro, Mass.; Daniel L. Witham, Holland; Tracy Momany, Sylvania; David Ryan, Toledo; Masaaki Sasaki, Matsudo, Japan; Takao Iizuka, Koto-ku, Japan; Michael T. Lane, Brooklyn, Mich.; assignors to Ocean Spray Cranberries Inc., Lakeville-Middleboro, Mass.

#8,256,036 Lockable assembly for urinal flush valves; Jeffrey A. Culver, Sylvania; assignor to Betco Corp., Toledo.

#D666,838 Chair; Gerald P. Schoenhals, Archbold, Ohio; Joel Alberda, Leo, Ind.; no assignment.

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

#8,272,168 Sliding window assembly having improved sealing; David W. Lahnala, Adrian, Mich.; assignor to AGC Automotive Americas Co. Hebron, Ky.

#8,274,203 Electrode material for a spark plug; Shuwei Ma, Ann Arbor; James D. Lykowski, Temperance; assignors to Federal-Mogul Ignition Company, Southfield, Mich.

#8,263,227 Coated article with low-E coating including zirconium oxide and/or zirconium silicon oxynitride and methods of making same; Bernd Disteldorf, Mettlach, Germany; Philip J. Lingle, Temperance; Jingyu Lao, Saline, Mich.; Brent Boyce, Novi, Mich.; assignors to Centre Luxembourgeois de Recherches pour le Verre et la Ceramique S.A. (C.R.V.C.) Luxembourg; and Guardian Industries Corp. Auburn Hills, Mich.

#8,256,037 Lockable assembly for urinal flush valve; Jeffrey A. Culver, Sylvania; John E. Mitchell, Temperance; assignor to Betco Corp., Toledo.

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