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On the Record / Feb. 21, 2012

>Hires/Promotions/Honors

Timothy E. Kupinski has been named an associate design architect at Kideney Architects. Kupinski is an experienced project manager and architect with a specialized focus on K-12 and higher education. He earned his master's in architecture from the University at Buffalo. He is a registered architect in New York Sate.

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>Company items

Ellicott Small Animal Hospital earned accreditation following a thorough evaluation by the American Animal Hospital Association that included a quality assessment review of the hospital's practice protocols, medical equipment, facility and client service. Only 15 percent of all small-animal hospitals in the U.S. have been accredited by the association. Ellicott Small Animal Hospital, 517 Ellicott St., has been accredited by the association since 2011.

360 Professional Services Group of Amherst launched new websites for Aird Dorrance, a division of VP Supply Corp, www.airddorrance.com; Accounting Advantage, www.accountingadvantage.com; and the Western New York Association of College Career Centers, www.wnyaccc.org.

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>Contributing

The John R. Oishei Foundation awarded a $60,000 grant to Crisis Services to help support the clinical AfterHours Program in 2012.

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>Patents

Title: "Azeotrope-like composition of 2,3-dichloro-3,3-difluoropropene (HCFO-1232xf) and hydrogen fluoride (HF)"

No.: 8,114,308

Inventors: Merkel, Daniel C. (Orchard Park); Pham, Hang T. (Amherst); Hulse, Ryan (Getzville); Singh, Rajiv R. (Getzville); Pokrovski, Konstantin A. (Orchard Park); Tung, Hsueh S. (Getzville)

Assignee: Honeywell International (Morristown)

Date issued: Feb. 14, 2012

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Title: "Diptube apparatus and delivery method"

No.: 8,114,479

Inventors: Spohn, Ronald F. (Getzville); Peters, David Walter (Kingsland)

Assignee: Praxair Technology (Danbury, Conn.)

Date issued: Feb. 14, 2012