Business Notebook: 9-4


■ Anthony Lombardi has been hired as arch information officer during The Andersons Inc., a Maumee agribusiness. He many recently was clamp boss of tellurian business services and arch information officer during Armstrong World Industries in Lancaster, Pa.

■ William Vaughan Co., a Maumee accounting firm, was named among a tip 50 firms by Inside Public Accounting publication’s annual Best of a Best lists.

Business Achievements, with news of government promotions, corporate house appointments, and awards, runs any week. Send announcements by email to or by fax to 419-724-6147. Write “Business Achievements” in a summary field.


■ The Wood County Safety Council will horde a monthly assembly 7:30 to 9 a.m. Tuesday during a Bachman-Keil assembly bedrooms during Wood County Hospital, 950 W. Wooster St., Bowling Green. Speakers: Sue Clanton and Jamie Brubaker of United Way of Wood County, on a subject of “Where do we send my employees if they need help?” Open to a public. Cost: giveaway for members, $15 for non-members. RSVP by Monday by job 419-353-7945 or email Sandy Kerr during

■ The Toledo Club Toastmasters will accommodate during 7 a.m. Friday on a fifth building of a Toledo Club during 235 14th St. during Madison Avenue nearby downtown. Cost: free. For information, go online to

■ The Monroe County Farm Bureau will reason a annual business assembly during 5:30 p.m. Sept. 15 during a Old Mill Banquet Hall in Dundee. Reservations are requested a week ahead, by Thursday. Call 734-269-3275 or email

Notice of business meetings contingency be perceived by The Blade 10 days before a event. Email equipment to or fax to 419-724-6147. Write “Business Calendar” in a summary field.


Listings embody organizations, headquarters, and series of attendees approaching as estimated by Destination Toledo:

■ —Friday-Sunday  Special Olympics of Ohio State Softball Tournament, several properties/​Clay High School, 700, state.

■ —Friday-Sunday  Grugelfest Jazz Festival, Park Inn by Radisson, 500, national.

■ Friday-Sunday — Midoricon Anime Convention, Maumee Bay Lodge, 450, regional.


■ A Battery Wholesale store during 1240 N. Main St., Bowling Green, binds a grand opening during 11:30 a.m. Friday.

Business Transitions, that embody business moves and openings, should be sent by email to or by fax to 419-724-6147. Write “Business Transitions” in a summary field.


The following U.S. Patents were postulated to inventors in Lucas, Fulton, Wood, Lenawee, and Monroe counties in July, 2016, and published in a Official Gazette of a Patent and Trademark Office. 

#9,370,672: Unfiltered deviation therapy. Assigned to: University of Toledo Toledo. E. Ishmael Parsai, Ottawa Hills; John J. Feldmeier, Monroe.

#9,370,892: Bottle neck with inner embossments and process of manufacture. Assigned to: Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc., Perrysburg. Michael J. Lonsway, Toledo, and Bruce A. Becker and Vincent J. Bailey, Perrysburg.

#9,370,974: Assembly for a tire-inflation system. Assigned to: Dana Heavy Vehicle Systems Group LLC, Maumee. Brian V. Knapke, Toledo; Lloyd G. Racine, Center, N.D.; Blake T. Garretson, Liberty Center, Ohio, and Scott V. Anderson, Paw Paw, Mich.

#9,371,683: Method and apparatus for creation opening insulated potion VIG window section including pump-out tube. Assigned to: Guardian Industries Corp., Auburn Hills, Mich. Timothy A. Dennis, Bloomdale, Ohio and Andrew W. Pantke, Belleville, Mich.

#9,372,004: Filter units, filtration methods, and filtration systems. Assigned to: Blissfield Manufacturing Co., Blissfield. Daniel W. Sikkenga,  Antonio R. Galvan, and Patrick D. Farver, Adrian; Christopher L. Schultz, Onsted, Mich.; Thomas A. Parott, Richard L. Ricker, and Brian A. Ford, Blissfield, Mich. and Bruce A. Eppink, Sylvania.

#9,374,273: Dynamic HTTP bucket balancing. Assigned to: International Business Machines Corp., Armonk, N.Y. Roberto DeLima, Apex, N.C.; Craig A. Lanzen, Lambertville.

#9,376,261: Expandable element inciter with augers. Assigned to: Not assigned. Patrick A. Miller, Luckey, Ohio.

#D758,531: Fluid applicator. Assigned to: Designetics Inc., Holland. Craig A. Williams, Maumee.

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