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On the Record / April 2, 2016

Hires/Honors/Promotions

ERA Real Estate named Larry Magguilli of Hunt Real Estate ERA its No. 1 sales associate for total units sold in 2015. Magguilli ranked first for the entire ERA network, which includes 33,000 brokers and sales associates in the United States and 34 countries and territories. Magguilli sold 366 units in 2015, an average of one property per day.

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North Forest Office Space named Eric Eisenried Buffalo general manager. Eisenried served as corporate real estate regional manager at M&T Bank for three years. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University at Buffalo.

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M&T Bank promoted Philip B. Battaglia to administrative vice president. Battaglia has been with the bank for three years, serving most recently as vice president. He received a bachelor’s degree from Medaille College.

Company Connections

The Erie County Medical Center has received the 2016 Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s best hospitals for patient safety. Hospitals that have earned this award have had a low incidence of problems arising from surgical errors and infections.

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Home Helpers and Direct Link, a franchise specializing in comprehensive home care for seniors, new mothers and individuals needing recuperative and continuing assistance, was recently launched to serve Buffalo and Cattaraugus County. The new business is located at 300 Gleed Ave. in East Aurora and owned by Scott Rimbey. Direct Link is its proprietary line of 24/7 medical alert systems, including a fall sensor and an automated medication dispenser.

Contributing

The Meals on Wheels Foundation of WNY received a $1,500 grant from Meals on Wheels America for its participation in Subaru of America’s eighth annual Share the Love Event. During the event held from Nov. 22, 2015 through Jan. 2, Subaru of America donated $250 for every new Subaru vehicle purchased or leased to the customer’s choice of participating charities, including Meals on Wheels America.

Patents

Title: Conceptual world representation natural language understanding system and method

No.: 9,292,494

Inventors: Ceusters, Werner (Buffalo); O’Donnell, Mick (Tres Cantos, Spain); Montyne, Frank (Sint-Martens-Latem, Belgium); Coppens, Frederik (Kerksken, Belgium); Van Mol, Maarten (Holsbeek, Belgium)

Assignee: 
Nuance Communications (Burlington, Mass.)

Date issued: March 22, 2016

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Title: Multi-channel heat exchanger with improved uniformity of refrigerant fluid distribution

No.: 9,291,407

Inventors: Huang, Lin-Jie (East Amherst); Huazhao, Liu (Zhejiang, China); Jianlong, Jiang (Zhejiang, China)

Assignee: Sanhua (Hangzhou) Micro Channel Heat Exchanger Co. (Zhejiang Province, China); Danfoss A/S (Nordborg, Denmark)

Date issued: March 22, 2016