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On the Record / Jan. 22, 2011


The European Academy of the Sciences and Arts elected Dr. Julian L. Ambrus a member. He has completed his one year of presidency of the Catholic Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C. Ambrus was formerly professor of internal medicine at the University at Buffalo and is retired professor and chairman of the Department of Experimental Pathology at Roswell Park Cancer Institute's Division of UB Graduate School.

Watson Bennett Colligan and Schechter partner Joel B. Schechter will speak on emerging trends in trucking litigation at the American Conference Institute's program on trucking litigation in Chicago in April.

Goodyear Dunlop Tires North America appointed Timothy D. Frey production manager at its manufacturing facility in the Town of Tonawanda. Frey joined Goodyear in 1994 at the former Kelly-Springfield tire plant in Freeport, Ill. He joined the Tonawanda plant in 2004 as manager of the facility's consumer, motorcycle and ATV tire production areas and most recently managed the plant's stock prep business center, where rubber compounds and tire components are produced.


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Magic Marketing of Lockport was retained to provide publicity and public relations services for the annual Winterfest and Power Keg Festival in downtown Buffalo. This year's event is scheduled for Feb. 12 and 13, along Seneca Street and inside Coca-Cola Field.

Oxygen Generating Systems of North Tonawanda recently installed an oxygen generating system at the main general hospital in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. This OGSI hospital oxygen system produces 250 liters of oxygen per minute, and has the capacity to fill backup oxygen cylinders. The system installation was sponsored, as a charitable action, by a Christian Non-Government Organization. In addition, OGSI was selected to help design another oxygen system that has been commissioned by a nongovernmental organization to be installed in a new teaching hospital expected to open in June in Mirebalais. This 400-bed hospital will be equipped with an OGSI OG-1000 Oxygen Generating System that produces 500 liters per minute with backup cylinder filling capability.



The City of Batavia Youth Bureau was awarded a $5,000 Program/Project Support Grant from the USTA, the United States Tennis Association. The grant is one of 15 grants totaling $83,000 awarded by the USTA. The grants are designed to support community-based organizations that are seeking funding to support their general tennis programming, project and equipment needs.



Title: "Method and system for synchronous rectification"

No.: 7,869,972

Inventors: Besch, Stephen (Buffalo); Sachs, Frederick (Buffalo)

Assignee: The Research Foundation of State University of New York (Amherst)

Date issued: Jan. 11, 2011

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