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Published: 1/6/2013

Business Notebook: 1/6

CALENDAR

■ Kurt Darrow, the president and CEO of La-Z-Boy Inc., will be the keynote speaker at the annual meeting of the the Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments, which will be held from 1:30 p.m.-6 p.m. on Jan. 29 at the Holiday Inn French Quarter in Perrysburg. The theme will be “Local Commitment, Global Reach: How companies choose to Invest in their regions.” Cost: Members $15, nonmembers $30. Registration: tmacog.org by Jan. 25.

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

CONVENTIONS

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

Friday-Sunday: The 40 Frame Game bowling tournament, Ramada Hotel, 150, regional.

Friday-Sunday: Ohio USBC Women's Bowling Queens Tournament, Courtyard by Marriott/Rossford, 125, state.

AREA PATENTS

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

#8,277,354 Multispeed transmission; Andrew W. Phillips, Saline, Mich.; Gregory Hukill, Clinton, Mich.; James M. Hart, Belleville, Mich.; Clinton E. Carey, Monroe, and Scott H. Wittkopp, Ypsilanti, Mich.; assignors to GM Global Technology Operations LLC, Detroit.

#8,298,678 EMI filter for plasma display panel; Philip J. Lingle, Temperance; Anton Dietrich, Fontnas, Switzerland; Yiwei Lu, Ann Arbor; Willem Den Boer, Brighton, Mich.; John A. Vanderploeg, Zeeland, Mich., and Yei-Ping (Mimi) H. Wang, Troy, Mich.; assignors to Guardian Industries Corp. Auburn Hills, Mich., and Centre Luxembourgeois de Recherches pour le Verre Et la Ceramique S.A. (C.R.V.C.), Luxembourg.

#8,297,418 Nested check high-speed valve; Timothy Bombrys, Bowling Green; Darrell Breese, Ypsilanti, Mich.; Gary Groves, Toledo; Karl Kazmirski, Temperance; Daniel Keil, Temperance; Matthew Roessle, Temperance; Ben Schaller, Toledo; Matthew Schelosky, Temperance, and Jim Szymusiak, Dearborn Heights, Mich.; assignors to Tenneco Automotive Operating Co. Inc., Lake Forest, Ill.

#8,288,927 Spark plug including electrodes with low swelling rate and high corrosion resistance; Shuwei Ma, Ann Arbor and James D. Lykowski, Temperance; assignors to Federal-Mogul Ignition Co., Southfield, Mich.

#8,278,808 Metallic insulator coating for high capacity spark plug and James D. Lykowski, Temperance; assignor to Federal-Mogul Worldwide Inc., Southfield, Mich.

#D669,358 Container; Ricardo Sandoval, Manchester, Mich.; Luke A. Mast, Brooklyn, Mich.; Bradley S. Philip; Tecumseh, Mich., and Pankaj Kumar, Dexter, Mich.; assignors to Amcor Limited, Hawthorn, Australia.

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

#8,312,742 Settle blow air baffle assembly; Terence K.G. Howse, Toledo and D. Wayne Leidy, Perrysburg; assignors to Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc., Perrysburg.

#8,312,608 System and method for toilet unit installation and removal; John Head, Rossford; no assignment.

#8,308,004 Dispensing package having nonremovable and nonrotatable dispensing closure; Wing-Kwong Keung, Perrysburg; assignor to Rexam Healthcare Packaging Inc., Perrysburg.

#8,304,192 Methods and compositions for assessing nucleic acids and alleles; James C. Willey, Toledo; Erin L. Crawford, Rossford, and David A. Weaver, Perrysburg; assignors to University of Toledo.

#8,316,670 Glassware mold cooling air supply; Daniel L. Newsom, Oak Harbor, Ohio, and Richard H. Garnes, Toledo; assignors to Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc., Perrysburg.

#8,314,300 Soybean variety XBP32002; Debra K. Steiger, Wauseon, Ohio and Leon G. Streit, Johnston, Iowa; assignors to Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc., Johnston, Iowa.

#8,312,896 Air valve for spray guns; James P. Baltz, Waterville; assignor to Illinois Tool Works Inc., Glenview, Ill.

#8,309,807 Soybean variety XB33B10; Debra K. Steiger, Wauseon, Ohio; assignor to Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc., Johnston, Iowa

#8,305,301 Gamma correction; Carol Ann Wedding, Toledo; Jeffrey W. Guy, Toledo; assignors to Imaging Systems Technology, Toledo.

#8,304,626 Soybean variety XB36F11; Debra K. Steiger, Wauseon, Ohio and Leon G. Streit, Johnston, Iowa; assignor to Pioneer Hi Bred International Inc., Johnston, Iowa.

#8,304,192 Methods and compositions for assessing nucleic acids and alleles; James C. Willey, Toledo; Erin L. Crawford, Rossford, and David A. Weaver, Perrysburg; assignors to University of Toledo.

#8,303,806 Fluid processing; Saeed H. Mohseni, Sylvania, and Deepak Mahulikar, Madison, Conn.; assignors to Planar Solutions LLC, Adrian.



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