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The law firm Lipsitz & Ponterio named John I. LaMancuso and Grace M. Gannon associates. A graduate of the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, LaMancuso received his J.D. from the University at Buffalo School of Law. Gannon is a graduate of the College of New Rochelle, and received her J.D. from UB School of Law.

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Mass Mutual Buffalo announced that John R. Ahrens, Christine N. Bigaj, Daniel S. Blake, D. Ryan Bushnell, F. James Ginnane, Alexei V. Heringer, Jonathan L. Hoffman, David A. Jacobs, Trish M. Powers-Scott, Peter M. Terlecky III, Thomas H. Waring Jr., Nichole M. Wilcox and Thomas R. Zugger qualified for the 2012 Leaders Club.

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Dr. Jeffrey Meilman, board-certified plastic surgeon and chairman of the board of the Hope for Tomorrow Foundation, was inducted as a member of the International Association of Plastic Surgeons. He has practiced plastic surgery in Amherst and Buffalo for 30 years.

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WCA Hospital in Jamestown, welcomed Dr. Galo A. Grijalva to its medical staff. Grijalva, a general surgeon, is a Transylvania University graduate who earned his medical degree from West Virginia University School of Medicine. He completed his general surgery internship at the University of Oklahoma in Tulsa and a general surgery residency from Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center.

Company Connections

Moog Inc. finalized the terms of a contract with Bell Helicopter for the design, qualification and manufacturing of the primary flight- control actuation on the new Bell 525 Relentless helicopter. The helicopter will be marketed to the offshore oil industry, search and rescue operators, corporate/executive transport and emergency medical operations.

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Dresser-Rand Co., Painted Post, was awarded a $103,230 federal contract for the repair of dehydrator units from the U.S. Naval Supply Systems Command, Mechanicsburg, Pa.

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U.S. Innovative Construction, Tonawanda, was awarded a $88,808 federal contract for building demolition from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Bath Medical Center, Bath.

Patents

Title: Clustering cookies for identifying unique mobile devices

No.: 8,396,822

Inventors: Thomas, Achint Oommen (Buffalo); Dasgupta, Anirban (Berkeley, Calif.); Zhang, Liang (Fremont, Calif.); Gurevich, Maxim (Cupertino, Calif.); Tseng, Belle (Cupertino, Calif.)

Assignee: Yahoo! Inc. (Sunnyvale, Calif.)

Date issued: March 12, 2013