Rudolph Libbe workers build a factory addition onto the Betco plant Tuesday, April 10, 2018, in Bowling Green.
A 21,000-square-foot addition is under construction for Betco Corp.’s EnviroZyme division at 400 Van Camp Rd., Bowling Green. It is a $7 million project by EnviroZyme, which manufactures live bacterial cultures for use in cleaning products. The work is expected to be completed in June. Rudolph Libbe Group of Walbridge is the general contractor.
■ Tom Ulmer has been hired as vice president-sales by GEM Energy, a unit of Rudolph Libbe Group of Walbridge.
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■ The monthly Waterville Chamber of Commerce’s lunch is 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Browning Masonic Community, 8883 Browning Dr., Waterville. Speaker: Lucas County Auditor Anita Lopez. For information call 419-878-5188 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
■ A Norfolk Southern manager will talk about rail transport of agriculture goods at the Northwest Ohio Ag-Business Breakfast Forum at 8 a.m. Thursday at the Agricultural Incubator Foundation, 13737 Middleton Pike (State Rt. 582), Middleton Township. Speaker: Sandy Santangelo, a senior account manager for industrial products. Cost: $10 in advance, $12 at the door. For reservations and information, go online to ciftinnovation.org.
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Listings include organizations, headquarters, and number of attendees expected as estimated by Destination Toledo:
■ Friday-Sunday — Forty Frame Game Bowling Tournament, various properties/Bowlero Lanes, 150, regional.
■ Saturday-Sunday — Glass City Marathon, various properties/University of Toledo, 4,000, national.
■ Saturday-Sunday — U.S./Midwest Tennis Association — USTA National Tournament, Courtyard by Marriott/Twos Athletic Club, 200, national.
The following U.S. Patents were granted to inventors in Lucas, Fulton, Wood, Lenawee, and Monroe counties and published in the Official Gazette of the Patent and Trademark Office during February, 2018. For more information call the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, Business Technology Department at 419-259-5209. The library offers Ask An Attorney program, where entrepreneurs and inventors can sit down with an intellectual property attorney and talk about patents, copyrights, and trademarks the first Thursday of the month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Main Library, 325 N. Michigan.
#D808,023: Movement-assistance device — hip component. Assigned to: Park-Hannifin Corp., Cleveland. Ryan Farris, Hartville, Ohio; Mike Clausen, Turlock, Calif., and Edgar Wilson, Toledo.
#D807,517: Movement-assistance device — foot-orthotic component. Assigned to: Park-Hannifin Corp., Cleveland. Ryan Farris, Hartville, Ohio; Mike Clausen, Turlock, Calif., and Edgar Wilson, Toledo.
#9,884,278: Fluid flow controller and filter assembly with fluid flow controller. Assigned to: Farm Group IP LLC, Lake Forest, Ill. Gerard W. Bilski, Perrysburg, and Timothy L. Memmer, Bowling Green.
#9,884,514: Floor brake assembly for an article of furniture. Assigned to: Sauder Manufacturing Co., Archbold, Ohio. Timothy J. Johnson and Anthony J. Warncke, Archbold, Ohio; Steven Stieglitz, Harlan, Ind., and Martin J. Krause, Jr., Fort Wayne, Ind.
#9,884,533: Autonomous control damper. Assigned to: Tenneco Automotive Operating Co. Inc., Lake Forest, Ill. David R. Blankenship, Canton, Mich.; Scott S. Dunaway, Carleton, Mich.; Karl C. Kazmirski, Temperance, and Mayur Rathan, Troy, Mich.
#9,884,703: Container, handle for a container, and handle and container assembly. Assigned to: Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc., Perrysburg. Douglas Laib, Perrysburg; Karl A. Reisig, Maumee, and Sorcha Sayers, Fairfield, Ohio.
#9,886,872: Hydraulic training system and method. Assigned to: Eaton Corp., Cleveland. Thomas Evans Blansett, Temperance, and Rodney Bruce Erickson, Savage, Minn.
#9,887,721: Integrated circuit with electromagnetic energy anomaly detection and processing. Assigned to: Nokomis Inc., Charleroi, Pa. Walter J Keller III, Bridgeville, Pa., and Bogdan A. Pathak, Toledo.
#9,889,084: Compositions of cosmetic, personal care and skin care products derived from lipid feedstocks and methods to produce the same. Assigned to: Valicor Inc., Dexter, Mich. James Robert Bleyer, Maumee; Jennifer L. Aurandt, Brighton, Mich., and Raymond Paul Roach, Midland, Mich.
#9,889,730: Water management for vehicles with tonneau covers. Assigned to: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America Inc., Erlanger, Ken. James J. Chung, Milan, Mich.; Keith O’Brien, Highland, Mich.; Myron D. Bowers, Perrysburg; Scott L. Frederick, Brighton, Mich., and Matthew A. Jansma, Saline, Mich.
#9,902,536: Surge tank and cap. Assigned to: Toledo Molding & Die Inc., Toledo. Timothy W. Ramus, Warren, Mich., and Robert F. Olsen, Monroe.
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