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On the Record / April 22, 2016

Hires/Honors/Promotions

The Mental Health Association of Erie County’s executive director Ken Houseknecht was elected to serve on the Court Appointed Special Advocates of New York State’s (CASANYS) board of directors. CASANYS is the State Association of a network of affiliate programs whose trained volunteers are appointed by Family Court Judges to advocate for the best interest of the children in cases of abuse and neglect. In Erie County and three other counties in New York State, CASA programs are affiliated with the MHA.

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Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman partner Amy Habib Rittling was named the recipient of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s 2016 ATHENA Leadership Award. The award is dedicated to promoting and honoring the valuable contributions being made to advance the status of women in the Buffalo Niagara region.

Company Connections

The Mahony, a new restaurant in the Fairmont Creamery building at 199 Scott St. in Buffalo, has opened under the direction of owner and chef Brian Mahony. The 190-seat restaurant is open for dining in or take out 11 a.m.- 10 p.m. weekdays, and 4 p.m. - 11 p.m. Saturdays.

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U-Haul Company of New York and Vermont signed Eco Mart, located 2355 Elmwood Ave. in Kenmore, as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer to serve the Kenmore community. Eco Mart partners are Dipan Shah and Palak Lotwala. Eco Mart will offer U-Haul trucks, towing equipment, support rental items and in-store pick-up for boxes. Hours of operation for U-Haul rentals are 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday. After-hours drop-off is available for customer convenience.

Patents

Title: Ultrasonic welding of lithium onto a current collector

No.: 9,300,007

Inventors: Dai, Xiangyang (East Amherst); Roy, Mark J. (Buffalo)

Assignee: Greatbatch Ltd. (Clarence)

Date issued: March 29, 2016

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Title: Method for manufacture of multi-layer-multi-turn high efficiency inductors

No.: 9,300,046

Inventors: Frysz, Christine A. (Orchard Park); Singh, Vinit (Austin, Texas); Babcock, Jacob (Chicago, Ill.)

Assignee: NuCurrent Inc. (Chicago, Ill.)

Date issued: March 29, 2016

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