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On the Record / June 30, 2012

>Hires/Promotions/Honors

Buffalo-based professional services firm Algonquin Studios named Thomas Klonowski, Kenneth Goulding,

KaDontae Perry and Michael Belfatto associate developers on the company's software and Web development teams. Klonowski is currently attending the University at Buffalo. He has previous experience as a contract developer for Modern-Tec. Goulding recently graduated from Buffalo State College. Perry recently earned his bachelor's degree from Rochester Institute of Technology. Belfatto is currently working on the completion of his bachelor's degree from Canisius College's Digital Media Arts program.

The Niagara Frontier Chapter of the American Society for Training and Development named Cristina Masucci president of the 2012-13 board of directors. Other officers: president-elect, Steve Whitton; past president, Suanne McMullan; vice president of marketing, Kevin Crosby; vice president of finance, Kevin Ernst; vice president of programs, Patricia Graczyk; vice president of communications, Patrice Hannotte; vice president of chapter services, Kelli Hennessy; vice president of membership, Patricia McGee.

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>Company items

HeinOnline, a product of Williams S. Hein and Co., a Buffalo-based legal publishing company, recently released two new online collections: State Attorney General Reports and Opinions and U.S. International Trade Library: A Current and Historical Archive.

The Travelers Insurance Company presented Seaway Insurance of Gasport with the Insurance Agents of the Year Award. Agents are selected for this award as a result of high achievements in their respective lines of business.

Tompkins Insurance Agencies, an independent agency with locations across New York State, was named the exclusive group administrator to manage and service workers' compensation insurance programs for the New York Chapter of the Land Improvement Contractors Association's Safety Group 562.

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>Patents

Title: "Porphyrin-based compounds for tumor imaging and photodynamic therapy"

No.: 8,198,432

Inventors: Pandey, Ravindra K. (Williamsville); Sajjad, Munawwar (Clarence Center); Pandey, Suresh (Chelmsford, Mass.); Gryshuk, Amy (Livermore, Calif.); Oseroff, Allan (Buffalo); Pincus, legal representative, Stephanie (Buffalo); Nabi, Hani A. (Clarence)

Assignee: Health Research, (Buffalo); The Research Foundation of SUNY (Amherst)

Date issued: June 12, 2012

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Title: "Magnetic annealing tool heat exchange system and processes"

No.: 8,198,570

Inventors: Jibb, Richard John (Amherst); Billingham, John Fredric (Getzville); Duffy, Edward (Inchicore, Ireland); O'Shaughnessy, Noel (Castleknock, Ireland); McMahon, Kevin (Kilkee, Ireland); Ferris, Peter (Celbridge, Ireland)

Assignee: Praxair Technology (Danbury, Conn.)
Date issued: June 12, 2012