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On the Record / Dec. 27, 2014

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Ecology and Environment Engineering was awarded the American Council of Engineering Companies’ Platinum Award in the Studies, Research and Consulting Engineering Services category. The prestigious award recognizes E&E’s pioneering study evaluating the influence of open-lake placement of dredged material on harmful algal blooms in the Western Lake Erie Basin. ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards honor the work of ACEC New York member engineering firms for exceptional projects, both within New York State and around the world.


Calspan Corp., Buffalo, was awarded a $15,548,549 federal contract for variable stability aircraft service by the U.S. Air Force Test Center, Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.


Title: Panelboard enclosure with improved external power cutoff switch

No.: 8,902,570

Inventors: Amoroso, Alan (Buffalo); King, Aron J. (Alden); Cosley, Michael R. (Crystal Lake, Ill.)

Assignee: Diversified Control (Orchard Park)

Date issued: Dec. 2, 2014


Title: Implantable lead bandstop filter employing an inductive coil with parasitic capacitance to enhance MRI compatibility of active medical devices

No.: 8,903,505

Inventors: Dabney, Warren S. (Orchard Park); Kondabatni, Kishore Kumar (Williamsville); Frysz, Christine A. (Orchard Park); Johnson, Robert Shawn (North Tonawanda); Moschiano, Holly Noelle (Lancaster); Muffoletto, Barry C. (Alden); Stevenson, Robert A. (Canyon Country, Calif.); Halperin, Henry R. (Pikesville, Md.); Lardo, Albert C. (Baldwin, Md.),

Assignee: Greatbatch Ltd. (Clarence)

Date issued: Dec. 2, 2014


Title: Tire

No.: D718,702

Inventors: Winkelman, Ronald Joseph (North Tonawanda); Bell, Shawn Thomas (Lancaster); Jackson, Michael (East Amherst); Rampton, Neill (East Aurora); Roscetti Sr., Joseph John (Niagara Falls); Conicelli, Richard Edward (Madison, Ala.)

Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. (Akron, Ohio)

Date issued: Dec. 2, 2014