Business notebook: 4/13



■ LIMA — PERRY proTECH was honored as the Perfect Image Award dealer of the year by imageSource Magazine. The awards are for excellence in office technology and document solutions.

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 Advertising Club of Toledo, now AAF Toledo, will hold its monthly luncheon meeting at 11:45 Wednesday at Brandywine Country Club, 6904 Salisbury Road, Maumee. The speaker will be Thaddeus Rex, on “Sell It Like A Rock Star.” Cost: $20 members and guests; $25 nonmembers; $15 students. RSVP by noon Monday to executive director Patty Schoepf at 419-866-4199 or

■ Ian Blount, Sr., vice president and chief operating officer of Coalescence LLC, will speak on agribusiness entrepreneurship at the Northwest Ohio Ag-Business Breakfast Forum, from 8-9:30 a.m. Thursday. Walk-ins are welcome, but guests are encouraged to reserve a seat by emailing Site: Agricultural Incubator Foundation, 13737 Middleton Pike, Bowling Green. Cost: $10, includes breakfast.

■ Jim Wyse, regional business development manager for the Bureau of Workers Compensation, will be the guest speaker at the Waterville Area Chamber of Commerce Third Thursday Lunch-networking event, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday at Waterville Branch Library, 800 Michigan Ave. Cost: $12 for members, $17 for guests. Registration: Questions: 419-878-5188 or

■ CPR-AED-BBP and First-Aid classes are being offered to the public on Thursday at the Safety Council of Northwest Ohio in Northwood. Cost: $40 per person, per session for members, $50 per person per session for nonmembers. Please register at

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:

■ Friday-Sunday: The Forty Frame Game Bowling Tournament, Ramada Inn Westgate, 150, regional.


The following U.S. Patents were granted to inventors in Lucas, Fulton, and Wood counties in January, 2014, 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.

#8,630,792: Vehicle fuel cost-per-time display: David B. Smith, Monroe.

#8,630,659: Systems and methods of delivering content to an occupant in a vehicle; assigned to Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America Inc., Erlanger, Ky.: Derek Lane Lewis, Ida, Mich.

#8,638,540: Corona igniter including ignition coil with improved isolation; assigned to Federal-Mogul Ignition Company, Southfield, Mich.; John Antony Burrows, Northwich, Great Britain, and James D. Lykowski, Temperance.

#8,632,287: Fastener retainer; assigned to GM Global Technology Operations LLC, Detroit; Larry A. Walton, Milan, Mich.; Baden Michael Powell, Tecumseh, Calif.; Gurdeep Singh, Canton, Mich., and Mohammad A. Khorrami, Ypsilanti, Mich.

#8,637,271: Polymeric indicators for detecting the presence of metabolic byproducts from microorganisms; assigned to Indicator Systems International Inc., Newport Beach, Calif.; Jon Booher, Advance, N.C., and Joel R. Gorski, Perrysburg.

#8,628,061: Motorcycle lean angle jack; E. Bruce Bibbee, Fostoria.

#D698,202: Serving bowl and holder; assigned to Arrow Plastic Manufacturing Co., Elk Grove, Ill.); David Maas, Wheaton, Ill.; Robert St. Kleckauskas, Charles, Ill.; John P. Coursey, Chicago; Bruce Ronner, Glencoe, Ill.; Rita Sifuentes, Melrose Park, Ill.; Valorie Boldrey Langille, Glen Ellyn, Ill., A. Brewer and Charles A. Fish, St. Charles, Ill., and M. Jeffrey, Perrysburg.

#8,633,406: Moisture-resistant cord plate for a photovoltaic module; assigned to First Solar Inc., Perrysburg; George Bukovinszky, Waterville; Brian E. Cohen, Perrysburg; Raymond Domsic, Grosse Ile, Mich., and James J. Poddany, Northwood.