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Business notebook: 5/11

ACHIEVEMENTS

■ Kimberly Limes of Perrysburg has been named sales manager for Charter One’s Lending Solutions Midwest Division.

Business Achievements, with news of management promotions, corporate board appointments, and awards, runs each week. Send announcements by email to business@theblade.com or by fax to 419-724-6147. Write “Business Achievements” in the message field.

CALENDAR

■ The annual Toledo-area “Business to Business Expo” will be held from 3-7 p.m. Wednesday at the Pinnacle, 1772 Indian Wood Circle, Maumee. The B2B is designed to provide business owners an opportunity to meet directly with other business owners. Last year’s event featured 85 businesses that showcased their products and services to more than 600 attendees. Admission is free with submission of your business card at check-in. For sponsorship details and exhibitor information, contact Pat Markland at 419-343-0728.

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:

■ Wednesday-Sunday: The Girl Friends Inc., Annual Convention, Park Inn by Radisson/​SeaGate Centre, 400, national.

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

TRANSITIONS

■ Aldi will hold a grand reopening of its grocery store at 7101 Spring Meadows Dr. W. in Holland at 8:45 a.m. on May 19, with the store opening to the public at 9 a.m.

■ The Baskin-Robbins store at 4015 Secor Rd. in Toledo has reopened under franchisee Stephanie Smith.

Business Transitions, which include business moves and openings, should be sent by email to business@theblade.com or by fax to 419-724-6147. Write “Business Transitions” in the message field.

PATENTS

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

#8,646,215: Flush-glass assembly interfaces, assigned to Ford Global Technologies, LLC Dearborn, Mich.: Gregory James Grudzinski, Perrysburg, and Chester Stanislaus Walawender, Livonia, Mich.

#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.

#8,631,786: Method, systems and sensor for detecting humidity, assigned to Ford Global Technologies, Dearborn, Mich.: Michiel J. Van Nieuwstadt, Ann Arbor, and Dave Charles Weber, Toledo.

#8,631,609: Integral trim to seal off weatherstrip and remove need for foam pads, assigned to Cooper-Standard Automotive Inc., Novi, Mich.: Rodney Wichman, Weston, Ohio.

#8,628,050: Shelf bracket for a television wall mount: Jeffrey A. Truckor, Toledo.

#8,623,437: Combination breadsticks and pizza product, assigned to Little Caesar Enterprises, Detroit: Jon Frank Newsom, Sylvania.

#8,623,164: Shingle with reinforced nail zone and method of manufacturing, assigned to Owens Corning Intellectual Capital LLC, Toledo: James B. Belt, Utica, Ohio, and Bert W. Elliott, Toledo.

#8,622,860: Method and apparatus for transferring power between a flywheel and a vehicle, assigned to Spicer Off-Highway, Belgium: Mark R. J. Versteyhe, Oostkamp, Belgium, Steven J. Wesolowski, Waterville, Donald J. Remboski, Ann Arbor, and Timothy J. Morscheck, Portage, Mich.

#8,622,059: Face mask with absorbent element, assigned to Kimberly-Clark Worldwide Inc., Neenah, Wisc.: Angela M. Kleman, Toledo.

# 8,680,758: Spark plug having a plastic upper insulator and method of construction; assigned to Federal-Mogul Ignition Co., Southfield, Mich.; Kevin L. Miller, Ida, Mich.; James D. Lykowski, Temperance; Ma Shuwei, Ann Arbor; Richard L. Keller, Whitehouse; William J. Walker, Jr., Matthew C. Ware, and Mark S. McMurray Toledo; John W. Hoffman and Kevin J. Kowalski, Perrysburg; Brian A. Bolduc, Maumee; David Walker, Waukesha, Wisc.; Myron J. Schmenk, Lambertville; James L. May, Summerfield, Ohio.

# 8,662,708: Quick-connect fluid coupling; assigned to Eaton Corp., Cleveland; Gregory A. Haunhorst, Monclova.

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